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Trojan.Nitol.A

It is really difficult to fight an infection you cannot see. Trojan.Nitol.A is good at hiding itself and inflicting damage on the target system. This Trojan does not differ much from other Trojan infections, making it a rather generic threat. However, that does not mean you should not take Trojan.Nitol.A seriously. In fact, you should perform system scan periodically to make sure you remove Trojan.Nitol.A in the early stages of the infection. Read more »

Gendarmerie Nationale Virus

Gendarmerie Nationale Virus

Gendarmerie Nationale Virus is a French ransomware infection which is also a clone of the well-known Ukash virus that turns the victimized computer’s processing upside down, because the threat disables access to the desktops programs, does not allow the user to browser the Internet, and claims that these measures are taken because illegal activities have been carried on from the computer. Read more »

Police Virus

Police Virus

Police Virus is a type of ransomware that locks you out of your desktop and then demands a fine for a crime you haven't committed. Usually Police Virus gets into your system via spam email, bulk downloads or infected websites. What you have to know is that Police Virus is a part of a huge ransomware family under the name of Ukash Virus, that encompasses infections targeted at multinational users. Other infections similar to Police Virus include FBI Moneypak, Metropolitan Police Virus, Cuerpo National De Policia Virus, Read more »

Den Svenska Polisen It-sakerhet Ukash

Den Svenska Polisen It-sakerhet Ukash

If you are familiar with the term “ransomware”, you should beware of the latest ransomware infection Den Svenska Polisen It-sakerhet Ukash, which has targeted computers located in Sweden. Like its predecessors, this cunning application disables the computer’s screen in the hope that the user will get scared and pay a ransom fee. Typically, the fine is one hundred dollars, euros or pounds. In this case, 500 kronor is required to unlock the machine, which you should not do but delete Den Svenska Polisen It-sakerhet Ukash. Read more »

Great Antispy 2012

Great Antispy 2012

You may see Great Antispy 2012 antispyware running on your computer; however, that does not mean that you should trust this fictitious program with your system’s security or existing malware removal. The program does look like a legitimate tool, which is easy to navigate around and which seemingly could securely protect your personal computer and digital data within. Do not be fooled by this deceptive first impression, because the application is bogus and has no abilities to accomplish any of the declared tasks. Read more »

Adware.SweetIM

You may be told that Adware.SweetIM is “All About Fun”; however, if you install the SweetIM application to compliment your Windows Live Messenger, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browsers, you will need to start worrying about this ridiculous program’s removal and fun will be the last thing on your mind. The product supposedly can enhance messaging experiences and is meant to help you express yourself in the virtual space, and sweetim.com Read more »

Trojan.Phex.THAGen6

Trojan.Phex.THAGen6 is a cunning infection that will place your PC in a precarious situation, because this Trojan is able to take control over a computer that is not protected against infections properly. The threat disables current security tools of a computer so as not to be detected and removed, stops system processes, Read more »

Cookie XXXCounter

A tracking cookie, like the cookie XXXCounter, is an application that gets injected into your computer drives by the web sources that you visit. Nowadays, tracking cookies are dropped to your system by many websites, as they can help gather information about your browsing experience, what are your preferences, search results, etc. Ideally, this instrument is supposed to make your browsing and surfing experiences much better, as gathered information can show the host websites what are your interests and what information is preferred by you. Read more »

YouPorn

YouPorn is a tracking cookie that can be attached to your Internet browser when you visit the youporn.com pornography website. In general, tracking cookies are not critically dangerous and are known to follow any online sources that you visit, as they can gather certain information about your browsing sessions, how much time you spend on certain websites, etc. Read more »

Windows Genuine Advantage Trojan ransomware

Windows Genuine Advantage Trojan ransomware

If your system’s access seems to be blocked by a German Windows Genuine Advantage security notification, Windows Genuine Advantage Trojan ransomware has breached your personal computer’s privacy. Like most ransomware viruses that have been recorded throughout the past year, Read more »