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Search.autocompletepro.com

Search.autocompletepro.com is a potentially harmful browser plugin that is represented as a regular search engine that you can use to surf the web. From first sight, Search.autocompletepro.com will not raise any questions, especially since it offers you to browse Web, Videos, Images and Twitter just like any other reliable search system. This, however, is just a tricky exterior that can hide surreptitious cyber criminals’ scams. The malicious application may use drive-by downloads Read more »

Ireland's National Police Service Virus

Ireland's National Police Service Virus

There are many computer infections out there, but lately we've been plagued by ransomware. Ireland's National Police Service Virus is also a ransomware application. It means that it holds your computer "hostage" for something you haven't done and requires you to pay a "symbolic" ransom fee. It is symbolic, because Ireland's National Police Service Virus accuses you of committing a list of criminal offenses and then says you might be put into prison for that. But then the next moment it offers a way for a relatively small sum of money - 100 euro. Read more »

Polizia Di Stato Virus

Polizia Di Stato Virus

Polizia Di Stato Virus is a ransomware infection popular in Italy, and targeted at unsuspecting computer users. The mission of the virus is to deceive the user and make him/her pay money for unlocking the computer, which is frozen as soon as the infection gets into the system. In order to obtain one’s money, a misleading pop-up message saying that the computer is locked down because of illegal activities carried out by the user, is displayed. Read more »

Win 7 Security 2013

Win 7 Security 2013 is a rogue antispyware application that looks and behaves like a real antivirus program. Unfortunately, it is a dangerous computer infection. Win 7 Security 2013 is a chameleon rogue that can change its name according to your operating system. These rogues usually come in packs and so there's the same version of this computer threat for each operating system - XP Security 2013, Vista Security 2013 and Win 7 Security 2013. Naturally, you get infected with Win 7 Security 2013 if you run on Windows 7. Read more »

XP Security 2013

XP Security 2013 is a computer infection which is typically unnoticed by anti-virus programs. This infection is a fake security program displaying misleading information which is expected to result in the activation of the program. It is highly advisable to ignore the information that is provided by the infection; otherwise financial loss is highly possible. Read more »

Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus

Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus

If you thought that Ukash Virus had no new ideas left, then better think again, because here comes Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus ready to rip you off to the very last cent. It is a new variant of FBI Moneypak and other similar ransomware infections that lock the computer and does not allow the user to access his desktop until he pays the ransom fee. Read more »

Ukash Virus

Ukash Virus

 Ukash Virus is a dangerous browser hijacker that is commonly installed on your computer by a Trojan, infiltrating your machine via security cracks. Once Ukash Virus is installed, it will modify your browser settings in order to change your homepage and presented fake alerts, e.g. local or country’s police.  It also locks your computer completely and the only thing you can do is to see the fake messages. Read more »

XP Defender 2013

XP Defender 2013

Trojans, viruses, worms, and key loggers have invaded your system and XP Defender 2013 is the first to claim so? The sad truth is that XP Defender 2013 is a bogus application which, more precisely, is an infection. It steals into the system unnoticed, and once it finds a home on your computer, it constantly reminds you about its presence. Under such circumstances, removal of XP Defender 2013 is highly recommended. Read more »

pup.mywebsearch

If you download from illegal websites, there is a great chance that one of the surreptitious, bundled downloads would hide pup.mywebsearch or any other malignant browser’s add-on. The program is often categorized as a browser hijacker or adware, because it can disrupt your browser’s functionality and allow schemers to infect your virtual space with a ton of fictitious advertisements. Read more »

DyFuCA

The malicious dialer DyFuCA is capable of subduing your personal modem to create unauthorized connections to various pornographic websites managing servers. Once this happens, various malignant components will be allowed to enter your computer and high cost connections will be performed using your personal phone line linked to the modem. The malicious application can be pinned to your operating Windows system after visiting hijacked websites, clicking on online advertisement, Read more »