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The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus

The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus

The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus is the name of a ransomware infection which locks the screen of a computer in order to suspend your ability to access computer applications. The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus is the term used to refer to one of the version of the Reveton malware, which has been circulating on the network for a long time and has managed to deceive many computer users around the world. This Trojan horse is spread mainly via adult websites; however, the same behavior is exhibited by some other ransomware infections. Read more »

CryptoDefense Virus

CryptoDefense Virus

The CryptoDefense Virus, or simply CryptoDefense, is a highly dangerous computer infection which encrypts computer data so that it cannot be accessed without a secret key or password, which enables the computer user to decrypt the files. When the so-called CryptoDefense Virus encrypts data, the user is provided with a ransom warning, according to which, he/she has to pay $500 in Bitcoins, which is a type of electronic currency. The ransomware program has already infected over 20,000 computers and managed to collect more than $34,000. Payments are made through the Torn network; therefore, the criminals behind CryptoDefense have not been detected yet. Read more »

WebPornoTv

WebPornoTv

Even though some computer users install WebPornoTv onto their operating systems themselves, in other cases this application can enters the PC bundled with other programs. As Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have discovered, the official download page (webpornotv.com) no longer supports an active download link. Nonetheless, the application can be installed from pc-on-toolbar.com, updatestar.com, software.informer.com, and other websites supported by third party software distributors. Even though the program presented via these sources might be authentic, you need to beware of the additionally packed applications which you may be unfamiliar with. We suggest you remove WebPornoTv if you have found this application installed onto your personal computer without your consent together with other undesirable computer applications. Read more »

Botnet.cacaoweb

As you may know already, Botnet.cacaoweb is a collection of programs which are connected using the Internet. Unfortunately, this botnet is not used to your benefit. In fact, cyber criminals who have created the botnet can use it to perform various malicious processes, including spam email distribution and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. If you do not want to be part of the network used by schemers, you need to remove Botnet.cacaoweb from the Windows operating system as soon as possible. If you do not perform this task, your operating system could be used as a tool to perform highly illegal activity. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, the botnet could even be employed to infect your own personal computer with dangerous malware. Read more »

Windows Defence Unit

Windows Defence Unit

Do not be mistaken by the misleading interface of the rogue anti-spyware Windows Defence Unit. This program has been developed by schemers who can activate it with the help of Trojans which are already running on your operating system. The rogue’s components could also be installed onto your PC using social engineering scams and drive-by download tricks. When the fake AV is fully installed onto your computer, it can block executable files partially paralyzing the entire operating system. As our malware researchers have discovered, the infection removes access to such utilities as Task Manager and Registry Editor, denies the connection to the web and the installation of new applications to aggravate Windows Defence Unit removal. Unfortunately, this is the task you need to perform as soon as possible. Read more »

Malware.Generic

Malware.Generic is an umbrella name for malicious computer infections which may corrupt your operating system and perform highly malicious activity. As Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have discovered, this name can characterize browser helper objects (BHO), adware, Trojan downloaders, keyloggers, monitoring tools, and other malicious threats. Unfortunately, these infections can enter the system secretly and run without your notice for a long time. Needless to say, if you do not remove Malware.Generic from the PC, a number of dangerous processes could be set in action, and this may lead to virtual data theft, malware infiltration and other undesirable activity. Please continue reading the report to learn how to delete all malicious infections from your personal computer. Read more »

Linkup Ransomware

If it happens that you cannot access the internet and just keep seeing the message supposedly provided by the Council of Europe, it is very probable that you have encountered Linkup ransomware whose main purpose is to extort as much money as possible from innocent computer users. This malicious software is aimed at those computer users who live in Europe; thus, there is a possibility that it will affect a wide range of computers. You should not believe any word of the fake message that you will notice every time you open your browser and we definitely not recommend doing anything that it requires. The best would be to remove Linkup ransomware entirely from your system if you want to access the internet freely again. Read more »

Cryptorbit

Cryptorbit is a ransomware infection that denies you desktop access and displays an obnoxious notification on your screen. The only reason why this infection gets into your computer is money, and that is exactly what you should never give to the people behind this scam. Unlike other ransomware applications, Cryptorbit does not accuse you of non-existent crimes. This program is very straightforward in what it wants you to do. However, you need to remove Cryptorbit from your computer and then make sure that you have no other infections in your system, by running a full PC scan with a licensed antimalware tool. Read more »

Attention Votre Browser Est Bloque

Attention Votre Browser Est Bloque is a message that you will see on your browser when you land on a web page with a corrupted javascript. The fake notification has been designed to scare users into believing that they have violated important laws and therefore they need to pay a fine, otherwise they will face criminal case. However, there is nothing real about Attention Votre Browser Est Bloque and you can make the notification disappear by closing your browser. If you think that there might be other threats installed on your PC, you should scan your computer and remove them as well. Read more »

Viktigt Din Webblaesaren Blev Blockerad

If you are currently based in Sweden and have accessed an unfamiliar domain where you find a headline which reads “Viktigt Din Webblaesaren Blev Blockerad”, it means you have accessed one of the traps set by the cyber criminals. The notification, which contains the emblems of Swedish law enforcement agencies, is aimed at convincing you that you have to believe every single statement provided. Viktigt Din Webblaesaren Blev Blockerad contains the accusations of viewing and distributing pornographic material, which is supposed to scare you into paying a fine. Since Viktigt Din Webblaesaren Blev Blockerad is a scam message, you should ignore the accusations and keep the money for a more rational purchase because by paying the money you will only help the criminals to collect more money. Read more »