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SearchHost.exe - Troubleshooting in Windows 10/11

SearchHost High Memory, CPU & GPU Troubleshooting

SearchHost is a process responsible for indexing the Start menu and Explorer search files in Windows 10/11. It allows you…

LockBit Ransomware Taken Down by NCA

On February 19, 2024, LockBit ransomware was taken down by the UK National Crime Agency in cooperation with a selection…

What is Sihost.exe? Windows 10/11 Guide

Sihost.exe is a crucial background process in Windows 11/10 that governs essential features like the context menu and action center.…

SYSDF Ransomware (.SYSDF Files) – Malware Analysis & Removal

SYSDF is a ransomware-type program that belongs to the Dharma malware family. Such malicious software aims mainly at small companies,…

HxTsr.exe – What is the HxTsr Process? Windows 10/11 Guide

The HxTsr.exe process is a part of the Microsoft Outlook Communications component of the Windows 10/11 operating system. This process…

How to Fix Vmmem Process High Memory Usage?

Vmmem High Memory and CPU Usage

Vmmem, short for “Virtual Machine Memory,” is a process that indicates the resource utilization by virtual machines on your system. It operates in tandem with virtual machines and remains inactive…

Desktop Windows Manager uses a lot of resources

Dwm.exe High Memory Usage – Troubleshooting Dwm Process

The dwm.exe process is an important Windows component that is responsible for the visual design of the desktop. It provides effects such as transparency, animation and window switching. However, sometimes…

7 Malicious Fake ChatGPT Apps Explained

Malicious Fake ChatGPT Apps: 7 AI Malware Scams to Avoid

Public release of ChatGPT made a sensation back in 2022; it is not an exaggeration to say it is a gamechanger. However, the scammers go wherever large numbers of people…

MIT Students' Data Leaked On the Darknet

MIT Hacked, Students’ Data Sold on the Darknet

On February 13, 2024, a post on a Darknet forum appeared, offering to purchase a large pack of data leaked from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The hacker under the…

US DoJ stops Warzone RAT and arrests its operators

Warzone RAT Dismantled, Members Arrested

In an international law enforcement operation, the U.S. Department of Justice continues its fight against cybercriminals. The operation dismantled a network that sold and supported the Warzone Remote Access Trojan…

HijackLoader Malware Comes With Sophisticated Evasion Tactics

HijackLoader Malware Comes With New Evasion Methods

The HijackLoader malware has added new defense evasion techniques. Other threat actors are increasingly using the malware to deliver payloads and tooling. The developer used a standard process hollowing technique…

Critical Update for the Fortinet FortiOS SSL VPN Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

New Fortinet VPN RCE Flaw Discovered, Patch ASAP

Fortinet has issued a warning about a recently discovered critical vulnerability in its FortiOS SSL VPN system that could be actively exploited by attackers. The vulnerability in Fortinet network security…

Critical Boot Loader Vulnerability in Shim Puts Linux Systems in Danger

Shim Bootloader Vulnerability Affects Linux Systems

Researchers have identified a critical vulnerability in Shim, a widely-used Linux bootloader. This vulnerability could potentially allow attackers to execute malicious code and gain control of target systems before the…

Ov3r_Stealer Malware Spreads Through Facebook Job Listings

Ov3r_Stealer Steals Crypto and Credentials, Exploits Facebook Job Ads

A new Windows malware called Ov3r_Stealer is spreading through fake Facebook job ads, according to a report by Trustwave SpiderLabs. The malware is designed to steal sensitive information and crypto…

One More Flaw in Ivanti VPN Products

Third Ivanti VPN Vulnerability Under Massive Exploitation

Experts have discovered a third Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability in Ivanti products. This is a serious security issue for corporate VPN devices. The new vulnerability allows unauthorized access…

Tax Season Scams in 2024: What Should You Expect

Tax Season Scams On The Rise, Beware!

Tax season has already begun, and so did tax season scams. The IRS annually lists its top tax scams to help taxpayers protect themselves. Most tax season scams involve identity…

Docker API Vulnerability Exploited in Commando Cat Attacks

Docker API Vulnerability Exploited in Cryptojacking Campaign

A new campaign named “Commando Cat” uses a Docker API vulnerability. It uses Docker to gain initial access to a system and then deploys a series of malicious payloads. This…