Trojan:Script/Downloader!MSR

Detailed Analysis of the Trojan:Script/Downloader!MSR detection

Trojan:Script/Downloader!MSR is a malicious script that downloads other malware onto the target system. It is most commonly spread through illegal software and fake documents, and is capable of deploying pretty much any malicious program. Due to the complexity and the use of obfuscation, the exact malicious script may remain undetected, while the Defender will display… Continue reading Trojan:Script/Downloader!MSR

How to Remove a Virus From a Computer in Safe Mode

Can Safe Mode replace an anti-malware tool?

In quite a few cases, you can see advice on using Safe Mode for malware removal. While generally good advice, this practice requires quite a bit of skill and knowledge on where to seek for malicious files. And in the selection of cases, manual approach is counterproductive, due to the complexity of the operation. But… Continue reading How to Remove a Virus From a Computer in Safe Mode

AT&T Hacked in April, All Wireless Customers Affected

AT&T discloses a massive data leak that allegedly affects data of 90 million customers

AT&T, one of the US biggest network operators, confirms a massive data breach that happened in April. The hack resulted in a massive leak of user data – hackers allegedly got their hands on info about interactions via calls and messages. It affects not just AT&T customers themselves, but also the users of mobile virtual… Continue reading AT&T Hacked in April, All Wireless Customers Affected

Trojan:Win32/Bearfoos.B!ml

Bearfoos.B!ml is a detection of spyware, that may occasionally be a false positive

Trojan:Win32/Bearfoos.B!ml is a detection of Microsoft Defender associated with data stealing malware. It may flag this malware due to the specific behavior patterns, assigning that name even to malicious programs of well-known families. As the Defender uses machine learning for this detection, it can sometimes be a false positive. Trojan:Win32/Bearfoos.B!ml Overview Trojan:Win32/Bearfoos.B!ml is a detection… Continue reading Trojan:Win32/Bearfoos.B!ml

Microsoft Fixes 3 Critical Vulnerabilities in July Patch Tuesday, One Exploited

July's Patch Tuesday fixed over 140 vulnerabilities, with 3 RCEs and one being actively exploted for almost a year

Microsoft has released its monthly security update, addressing 142 vulnerabilities across its product suite and software. One of these vulnerabilities is already being exploited in the wild. The vulnerabilities were fixed as part of Microsoft’s monthly bug fix release, widely known as “Patch Tuesday”. Microsoft Fixed 3 Critical Flaws in Patch Tuesday In the most… Continue reading Microsoft Fixes 3 Critical Vulnerabilities in July Patch Tuesday, One Exploited

AsyncRAT Spreads As Fake eBook Files, Uses LNK Files

Researchers discovered a new spreading tactic of AsyncRAT malware

Recent research uncovers a new spreading campaign of AsyncRAT, that targets users who download electronic books. The reviewed campaign targets ones who seek for a specific book, originally available as a paid workbook on different platforms. Tricked into clicking on the downloaded file, people in fact trigger malware installation. AsyncRAT Spreads in Fake eBook Files… Continue reading AsyncRAT Spreads As Fake eBook Files, Uses LNK Files

Trojan:Win32/Malgent!MSR

Explaining the Trojan:Win32/Malgent!MSR detection

Trojan:Win32/Malgent!MSR detection has recently become widespread in Windows systems. It usually flags a real threat, particularly a dropper or a backdoor, which aim at delivering other malware to the system. However, these detections may be false positive, with certain types of programs often being detected for no obvious reason. Despite the possibility of it being… Continue reading Trojan:Win32/Malgent!MSR

Donex, DarkRace, fake LockBit 3.0 and Muse Ransomware Decryptor Released

One more ransomware sample is now decryptable for free

A decryptor for a Donex ransomware, also known under the name of Muse, DarkRace and LockBit 3.0, has been released by Avast specialists. They used a flaw in the cipher known for almost half a year to help with decryption privately, and now make the decryptor tool available to everyone. This is yet another ransomware… Continue reading Donex, DarkRace, fake LockBit 3.0 and Muse Ransomware Decryptor Released

Windows Cannot Access The Specified Device, Path or File Error Fix Guide

Windows can sometimes struggle with running applications, showing this lengthy error message

Windows Cannot Access The Specified Device, Path or File is a system error that users may encounter while trying to run a program or open a folder. The error obviously flags an issue that the system has encountered while following the command, which may happen for a selection of reasons. Here, I will explain all… Continue reading Windows Cannot Access The Specified Device, Path or File Error Fix Guide

Signs You’re Dealing With an Online Scam

The more activity you do online, the bigger the chance of having to deal with scammers.

Online scams have existed in one form or another since the advent of the internet itself. As the Internet has evolved, scammers have devised new ways to deceive users, and what was relevant ten years ago may not be applicable today. In this post, I have compiled the most current types of online scam and… Continue reading Signs You’re Dealing With an Online Scam