Threats category archyve: Ransomware Ransomware

If you are unlucky enough to face Ransomware, you need to take action right away. If you are able to uncover the disguise of this malicious threat quickly, you just might be able to delete the launcher file before the infection is fully executed. The threat is likely to be introduced to you with the help of software bundles or spam emails, and so you might have a chance to eliminate the file. If you do not realize that a seemingly harmless file you downloaded and opened belongs to malware, the malicious infection can move on to encrypt your personal files. Once they are encrypted, you cannot rename them or change them in any way to make them readable again. The decryptor that the creator of the ransomware should produce, could not have been obtained, and legitimate file decryptors are powerless against the cryptor of this malware. So, if your files were encrypted, you are in a very sticky situation. All in all, regardless of the outcome, it is a must to remove Ransomware, and that is what we discuss in this report. Read more »


Tracking cookies are not considered serious threats, so do not freak out if you ever find one of them on your system. Gator is one of the thousands of tracking cookies that exist in the world. It is already quite old (it was detected in 2010), but some users might still encounter it. If you can locate it next to other cookies on the web browser you use, it is very likely that it was placed there some time ago. It is not considered malicious, but it might be used to keep/record some information about you, so feel free to remove Gator from your system to put an end to this activity. We cannot confirm that Gator is actively used to collect information these days since it is quite old, but it would not be worse if you remove it from your web browser. Tracking cookies might be placed on all users’ browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Luckily, users have the full freedom to manage all cookies themselves. We would suggest eliminating those that have been dropped on your system after visiting shady websites immediately. Instructions provided below will help you to get rid of Gator and all other undesirable browsing cookies manually. Read more »


The Bridgetrack cookie is a piece of data that has been employed to track users’ activity since at least 2009. It can record the user’s geographical location, as well as search history and interaction with virtual content. All of this information is supposed to help the service provider and advertising companies working along with it to present more personalized content. In some cases, this is not a good thing as malicious parties can use cookies to figure out what intrigues potential targets. This could be used to deliver scams successfully. research team does not have any data that would point to the cookie discussed in this report to be malicious. Does that mean that you should just let it in and do whatever it pleases? Before you do that, you want to understand how it works. If you continue reading this report, you will be able to decide whether or not you want to delete Bridgetrack from your web browser. If you have made up your mind already, the removal guide is below. Read more »


There is a good chance that a cookie called EPilot can be found on your browser. On Google Chrome, for example, you can find the list of all cookies at chrome://settings/siteData (enter this path into the address bar of the browser to access the list). The access to the cookies’ list on other browsers is a little more complicated, but we can help you delete EPilot. Why should you eliminate this HTTP/web/tracking cookie? In fact, we cannot tell you to do it, and it is your decision whether or not you wish to go through with it. That being said, there are some things that might weigh your decision, and our research team has thoroughly inspected the suspicious cookie to provide you with the most relevant information. If you choose not to remove it, you will at least have more information about it. If you decide that you do want to get rid of it, we have added a guide that should help you. Of course, we have created guides that show how to clear the most popular web browsers, and if you need our assistance clearing others, you should not hesitate to leave us a comment below. Read more »


You do not need to remove BlueMountain from your system because it is not malicious and it will not cause any harm to you, but, of course, you have the freedom to eliminate this tracking cookie if its presence bothers you a lot or you simply do not trust it. BlueMountain is, technically, not intruder either even though you do not know anything about its appearance because it is very likely that you have agreed that it would be dropped on the system yourself. It is hard to say the exact website you have visited, but it is very likely that BlueMountain is closely associated with and Legitimate websites inform users about the use of cookies and allow users to manage them. Of course, not all the users remember clicking the Accept Cookies button themselves. As a consequence, not all of them know why certain cookies are listed under the Cookies category on their web browsers. A bunch of users cannot explain why BlueMountain has been dropped on their systems too, and there is nothing surprising about that. BlueMountain is not considered to be malicious, but you can delete it from the system if you want to. Read more »


You need to be extremely selective about the cookies that are embedded in your web browsers because malicious ones exist too. The Xnxx cookie is our main focus in this report. Cookies are pieces of data that record information that can be both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable. The data is stored by the cookie so that whenever the user revisits the website, some data is already available. This data might include preferences, language settings, time zone, geo-location, and browsing history. Using this data, the website might be capable of presenting the visitor with a more relevant and personalized experience. For example, if you revisit an online shopping website, you might find recently viewed items, and shopping suggestions might reflect your previous browsing history. In most cases, cookies are harmless and even useful, but some are more intrusive and might require removal. research team recommends deleting Xnxx cookie because it can monitor activity and, potentially, record highly sensitive information. Continue reading to learn more. Read more »

HiddenBeer Ransomware

HiddenBeer Ransomware

HiddenBeer Ransomware appends .beer extension to its encrypted files, which is how victims recognize their computers are infected with this specific malicious application. If you can see .beer extension at the of your files’ names too, we encourage you to read this article and get to know the threat better. Another sign it is on the computer, is a particular picture placed as Desktop wallpaper as well as a text note containing a ransom note that demands to pay for decryption tools. It is natural you may consider putting up with the cybercriminals’ demands if the infection ruined a lot of personal files or data you cannot replace, but the truth is paying the ransom could be hazardous. The hackers may not keep their promises in which case you would lose your money in vain. If you do not want to gamble with your savings, we would advise erasing HiddenBeer Ransomware. To learn more about it as well as how to eliminate it you should continue reading this report and review the removal instructions added below it. Read more »


Engage is a tracking cookie used for gathering information about the user’s interests. Researchers report it could record various anonymous data, e.g., clicked ads, visited web pages, and so on. What’s more, our researchers inform us the cookie is quite old, and it is unknown whether there are any sites that still contain it. However, we will talk more about it later in the text. Therefore, if you noticed Engage in your browser, we would recommend reading the rest of the article to find out more details about it. Besides, positioned slightly below the text you should find detailed removal instructions that explain how to eliminate the tracking cookie manually from browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Read more » is a tracking cookie that is set up to record virtual information. An HTTP cookie is stored on the browser or computer, and it is primarily used to record and store information. It is because of cookies that you don’t need to log into a website every time you visit it, unless, of course, you log out or adjust settings to limit cookies. Although cookies can be very useful, the line between usefulness and intrusiveness is often very blurry, and that is what you need to be cautious about. ZEDO is a self-proclaimed “Advertising Technology Partner for Publishers,” and the “World’s Largest Independent Global Ad Server.” It supports all kinds of services and products, and offers to showcase them using ads on mobile apps and articles, and with the help of the so-called curtain raisers. Curtain raisers are ads that pop up on your mobile screen and take up a good portion of it. While you can see ads – whether or not you find them intrusive or annoying – recognizing the existence of cookies might be more complicated. If you are curious to learn if you should remove cookies, please continue reading. Read more »

Matrix-EMAN Ransomware

Matrix-EMAN Ransomware

It is most likely that your operating system was attacked by Matrix-EMAN Ransomware if your Desktop wallpaper has been replaced with an image that displays this message: “We are really sorry to inform you that: ALL YOUR FILES WERE ENCRYPTED with AES-128+RSA-2048 algorithms!” There are other signs that can tell you that this is the infection that you are dealing with, and we discuss them in this report. Unfortunately, it is most likely that you have discovered the malicious ransomware after it successfully encrypted your personal files. At the time of research, according to research team, it was not possible to decrypt files, as no legitimate file decryptors could help. This is the strength of file-encrypting ransomware because once victims realize they are out of options, they are more likely to be willing to pay a ransom. The bad news is that this is not a good option either because cyber criminals are unlikely to help you out even if you transfer the requested ransom. Of course, whether or not you pay the ransom, you must remove Matrix-EMAN Ransomware. Continue reading to find out how to delete this monstrous infection. Read more »