What is PUADIManager:Win32/OfferCore? Analysis and Removal

Win32/OfferCore brings numerous unwanted programs to your system

PUADIManager:Win32/OfferCore is a detection of Microsoft Defender related to bundled software, specifically to a piece of code that is used to create the bundle. OfferCore itself is not a specific program or application. Instead, it is an add-on used to package multiple software components into a single installer. Such components rarely include any useful applications… Continue reading What is PUADIManager:Win32/OfferCore? Analysis and Removal

MrB Ransomware (.mrB Files) – Analysis & File Decryption

MrB is a novice ransomware sample. Remove it before recovering the files

MrB ransomware is a new Dharma ransomware sample, discovered on February 21, 2024. It is distinctive for applying a complex extension to the encrypted files that ends up with “.mrB”. This ransomware primarily attacks small corporations and asks the ransom only for decrypting the files, i.e. it does not practice double extortion. Jakub Kroustek was… Continue reading MrB Ransomware (.mrB Files) – Analysis & File Decryption

WinRing0x64.sys Process – What is It? Can I Delete?

Everything is poison and the whole medicine, the difference only in the application

WinRing0x64.sys is a low-level driver that is used by specific applications. The file is not malicious, though, but malware can abuse this driver. Next, we will find out who uses WinRing0x64.sys and why and answer the question of whether it can be removed. WinRing0x64 Overview WinRing0x64.sys is a crucial software component that allows applications to… Continue reading WinRing0x64.sys Process – What is It? Can I Delete?

SearchHost High Memory, CPU & GPU Troubleshooting

SearchHost.exe consumes CPU/GPU and memory? Here are a few tips to fix this up

SearchHost is a process responsible for indexing the Start menu and Explorer search files in Windows 10/11. It allows you to conveniently search for files on your computer by indexing their contents. However, this process can be spoofed by a coin miner or malware that uses its name to masquerade on your system. How to… Continue reading SearchHost High Memory, CPU & GPU Troubleshooting

LockBit Ransomware Taken Down by NCA

LockBit was considered the toughest nuts, but then law enforcements pulled a nutcracker

On February 19, 2024, LockBit ransomware was taken down by the UK National Crime Agency in cooperation with a selection of other law enforcement agencies. The banner typical for such takedowns now illustrates all the web assets of LockBit ransomware. There is quite a hope about the possible release of decryption keys and even a… Continue reading LockBit Ransomware Taken Down by NCA

What is Sihost.exe? Windows 10/11 Guide

Sihost.exe consumes too much system resources? Let's fix it.

Sihost.exe is a crucial background process in Windows 11/10 that governs essential features like the context menu and action center. However, it can sometimes malfunction and disrupt system stability. In this article, we unravel the essence of Sihost.exe and equip you to eliminate troubles within your system. Sihost.exe – What is It? Windows has many… Continue reading What is Sihost.exe? Windows 10/11 Guide

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

New Dharma sample encrypts user files and adds .SYSDF extension to them

SYSDF is a ransomware-type program that belongs to the Dharma malware family. Such malicious software aims mainly at small companies, aiming at file encryption with further requests for ransom payment for their decryption. It was originally discovered by Jakub Kroustek on February 16, 2024. What is SYSDF Ransomware? SYSDF ransomware is a yet another example… Continue reading SYSDF Ransomware (.SYSDF Files) – Malware Analysis & Removal

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

While the HxTsr.exe process is essential for Microsoft Outlook, it's crucial to exercise caution.

The HxTsr.exe process is a part of the Microsoft Outlook Communications component of the Windows 10/11 operating system. This process is responsible for synchronizing mail, contacts and calendar between Outlook and other applications . Typically, it runs in the background and does not attract users’ attention at all. However, in some cases, the HxTsr.exe process… Continue reading HxTsr.exe – What is the HxTsr Process? Windows 10/11 Guide

Vmmem High Memory and CPU Usage

If the Vmmem process is consuming too many resources, most likely the virtual machine is not configured correctly

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 without any virtual machine activity. However, suppose you observe high CPU and memory consumption by the vmmem process. In that case, your virtual machine is… Continue reading Vmmem High Memory and CPU Usage

Dwm.exe High Memory Usage – Troubleshooting Dwm Process

Windows process dwm.exe can be something else

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 you can encounter dwm.exe high memory usage situations, which leads to performance degradation of your device. Aside from this, there is a thing that people… Continue reading Dwm.exe High Memory Usage – Troubleshooting Dwm Process