Monthly Archives: September 2017 - Page 2

RedBoot Ransomware

It appears to be RedBoot Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting program that, besides enciphering your data, can also damage the computer’s system or to be more precise a file called Master Boot Record, which is necessary in order to boot the PC’s operating system. Naturally, without the ability to load the operating system, the computer becomes of no use as you will not be able to perform any tasks with it. However, if you have your Windows boot CD, DVD, or recovery USB, there is a chance the Master Boot Record can be fixed. We will guide users through the fixing process with the instructions available below the article. Also, we would like to stress that if you succeed and the PC can boot again, you should get rid of RedBoot Ransomware immediately. It will not recover enciphered data, but there is no use in keeping it either. Plus, leaving the malicious program unattended could still be dangerous. Users can erase the infection manually while following the rest of our presented instructions or with a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

'.dian File Extension' Ransomware

'.dian File Extension' Ransomware

If you have found your files marked with .dian and could no longer open any of them, there is no doubt that '.dian File Extension' Ransomware, a nasty malicious application, has entered your computer and made modifications on it so that it could obtain money from you. This infection encrypts all popular formats of pictures, documents, and other files users usually consider the most valuable, so you will soon find out about the successful entrance of this ransomware infection if it ever shows up on your computer. Are you reading this article because you have already detected it on your system? If the answer to this question is “yes”, you should not worry about those encrypted files now because the first thing you must do is to delete the ransomware infection from your system as soon as possible. You cannot keep its components on your system because you might accidentally launch this infection again and get even more files encrypted. Theoretically, it might be possible to unlock those files with the special decryption tool cyber criminals claim to have, but, of course, this tool will not be given to you for free. Actually, you might not get it even if you transfer the required money to cyber criminals, which explains why we do not recommend sending money to malicious software developers. We cannot promise that you could unlock your files, but we are sure that it might be possible to restore them without the decryptor – we will tell you more about that in the paragraphs that follow. Read more »

According to our cyber security experts, is an unreliable search engine that comes from a developer known to make browser hijackers. However, this particular search engine is not a browser hijacker because it is not distributed as such. Still, we recommend that you remove it from your PC because you can get it accidentally if you are not paying attention. The bottom line is that it offers nothing of value as it redirects all entered search queries to Google. For more information, please read this whole article. Read more »

Although does not look like a menace to your virtual security, you need to be cautious about this search engine; especially if it takes over your web browser without authorization. Our malware analysts identify it as a browser hijacker, and the recommendation is that you remove it immediately. It should be very easy to make the decision if the hijacker took over your web browser in an illegal manner. On the other hand, if you agreed to have your homepage modified, you might still think that this search tool is harmless. First and foremost, does the search tool work? At the time of research, it did not, and regardless of which search keywords you would enter, no results would show up. That, of course, is a very important reason to delete, but it is not the only one, and even if the search engine works, and you can surf the web using it, there are reasons to get rid of it. Keep reading to learn all about that. Read more »

HeroesOftheStorm Ransomware

HeroesOftheStorm Ransomware is not a very harmful threat for sure because, unlike real ransomware infections created for money extortion, it encrypts files located in one folder only and does not even demand a ransom. Also, specialists have observed that it contains bugs and crashes quite often, so, according to them, it is very likely that this infection has been developed for testing purposes, or it is still in development. We cannot promise that a new version of this infection will not be developed. Yes, there is a slight possibility that cyber criminals will update HeroesOftheStorm Ransomware one day and then it will start encrypting files in all locations and demanding money from users; however, no matter what version of this infection slithers onto your computer, you must go to erase it as soon as possible if you have already detected it on your system. The version of this threat analyzed by specialists at is not very sophisticated, so its removal should not be very problematic either, we believe. Of course, it would be best that you take action only after you read this entire article. Read more »

1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal

1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal

1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal is the so-called TechSupport scam, so if you ever encounter it, do not believe a single word the borderless window you see contains. This nasty infection puts enormous efforts to convince users that a serious problem has occurred and, because of this, “Windows has been shutdown.” Following the successful infiltration, it immediately opens a blue screen imitating the blue screen of death (BSOD) shown by the Windows OS. Users are told that the problem has been detected and Windows cannot fix it automatically. We have to admit that this error is quite convincing because it cannot be closed/removed from the screen, but you should still ignore it and definitely not call the promoted number of the “Windows support.” What you should do instead is to remove the infection responsible for displaying the fake 1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal error as soon as possible. In some cases, it is enough to close the fake window and delete untrustworthy software responsible for its appearance on the screen from the system, but, unfortunately, it is not the case with the 1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal TechSupport scam because it locks the screen, drops its executable file on the affected computer, and creates a Value in the Run registry key (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) so that it could place the screen-locking window again after the computer is rebooted, i.e., so that it could continue working. Read more » is an adware server, and it is not a malicious computer infection. The server can be used by adware programs and other applications that promote commercial content. Getting exposed to this domain does not automatically mean that you will be infected with malware. However, you may encounter particular security issues that you should not overlook. Hence, you should take all the precaution measures to avoid the negative consequences that may occur when you get redirected to For more information on how to deal with these redirections, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Read more »

AtoZManuals Toolbar

AtoZManuals Toolbar

AtoZManuals Toolbar is a browser extension that, supposedly, offers you access to thousands of PDF manuals to various gadgets, and software. While it may provide you with the manuals, you should also know that it will replace your browser’s homepage with its promoted search engine. Furthermore, both this extension and that search engine will collect information about you and show commercial advertisements. While ads are not a problem by themselves, we are concerned that some of them can be malicious and potentially jeopardize your computer’s security. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this application from your PC/browser as soon as possible. Read more »

Yoga Search Extension

If Yoga Search Extension invades your operating system, it immediately wreaks havoc, all in the hopes of making you use a modified Google Chrome browser. If Google Chrome is the browser you use, you might think that something has hijacked it, but that is not the case. In reality, a shortcut to your Google Chrome browser is created, and the Target is modified to open the unreliable extension, which our research team classifies as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The only purpose behind this add-on is to expose you to unreliable search results that are shown after redirecting to{searchTerms}&xpubz=8z108mno&r=yy62f009mvb12&trk=b1v30 without authorization. Although Yahoo Search is known as a legitimate search engine, the PUP can modify the results shown via it, and, unfortunately, these results could be very misleading and malicious. That is why you should delete Yoga Search Extension right away. Our research team has created a guide that will help you better understand this threat and its elimination, so keep reading. Read more »

Cyber Villains Corrupted Ccleaner 5.33 Version

It is probably the worst thing that can happen to a security application developer that a release like Cyber Villains Corrupted Ccleaner 5.33 Version can hit the web right from its legitimate source. The software in question (CCleaner) was developed by Piriform and it is a widely used tool that has been installed by 2 billion users globally. Although statistics say that this application is downloaded by around 5 million users every week, official sources state that "only" 2.27 million users were affected by this horrible breach since it was only the 32-bit version of CCleaner 5.33 that was affected between August 15 and September 12, 2017. This corrupted version included a backdoor component that managed to stay undetected for four weeks. This breach could have caused serious and severe damage but, fortunately, the Command and Control (C&C) servers were taken down before the cyber criminals behind this attack could have moved to stage two of their attack. Our malware experts say that the only way for you to remove Cyber Villains Corrupted Ccleaner 5.33 Version from your system is to update your CCleaner software to a new version (it is 5.35 at the time of writing) even though other articles may suggest that you need to restore your system to a point before you installed the corrupted version. Read more »