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Malware Removal Questions and Guides / Help! JS.Fakeransom
« on: October 20, 2015, 02:32:45 pm »
JS.Fakeransom is a new threat, classified as a JavaScript Trojan, detected in the wild. It may act as ransomware, frightening users and trying to extort money from them.

JS.Fakeransom may have sneaked into the system, after the user has visited a compromised website. Typically, such 'infections' are spread via injecting malicious code into adult content pages or websites promoting pirated software.

Has your browser been locked? If so, JS.Fakeransom may be at fault. Such threats may act as scareware and may state that you need to pay a fine.

Feel free to share any experiences with malicious JavaScript that you have been through lately.

Windows Updates / KB3081424
« on: October 20, 2015, 12:22:05 pm »
This update has put users at an endless loop of crashes.

Share your experience with this update.

More information:

Windows Updates / KB3081448, KB3081449, KB3081452
« on: October 20, 2015, 12:02:15 pm »
One more bunch of strangely acting Windows patches.

What do you think of Win10 and its Updates strategy - friend or foe?

More details about these three fellas:

Windows Updates / KB3022345 - Diagnostics Tracking Service
« on: October 20, 2015, 11:59:52 am »
Once installed, the KB3022345 update collects the following details from users:

Name, email address, preferences and interests, browsing, search and file history, phone call and SMS data, device configuration and sensor data, application usage.

More intel:

Windows Updates / KB3068708, KB3022345
« on: October 20, 2015, 11:57:27 am »
Did you know that, according to many users and experts, KB 3068708 is in fact the ‘re-mastered’ KB3022345 tracking update?

Follow the link to learn more:

Share your experiences below.

Windows Updates / KB 3083710 and KB 3083711
« on: October 20, 2015, 11:54:00 am »
If you have recently been force-upgraded to Windows 10, those two patches were likely at fault.

Did the forced upgrade happen to you? Learn more and share your thoughts.

Fake pop-up alerts about viruses is something every user has encountered at some point. One of the latest scams of that type is about a virus called TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2. The pop-ups will continue showing up even after the browser's history is cleared.

Additionally, a phone number is promoted - 1-844-618-6702. Keep in mind that calling it will not remove any threat. The number is part of a tech support scam that only seeks to exploit your credit card, and dump rogue software onto your system.

If you have encountered a fake alert saying something similar to "system detected a new virus", you are at the right place. Ask your question and we will help you solve the issue!

Malware Removal Questions and Guides / What is Msert.exe?
« on: September 29, 2015, 12:40:44 pm »
Msert.exe is known as Microsoft Support Emergency Response Tool. The process belongs to the software called Microsoft Anti-Malware Signature which is also known as Microsoft Safety Scanner. The tool runs on PCs with 32-bit or 64-bit editions on Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Windows Server 2003. Microsoft Safety Scanner will scan the system for malware in both normal and safe mode.

Msert.exe is not a core Windows file and is not essential to the system. Moreover, it can be exploited by malware such as a Trojan horse or other type of spyware. Many malicious applications have been observed to deploy executable files in damaging operations. To determine if the system is affected by malware and clear out any suspicions about msert.exe, t should be scanned.


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