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Malware vs. Virus. Difference explained

Malware vs. Virus. Difference explained

Stephanie AdlamDec 22, 20215 min read

The topic of this small post is malware vs. virus conceptual clarification. We remember times when people used to call…

How To Send System Information For Analysis

How To Send System Information For Analysis

Polina LisovskayaJun 23, 20183 min read

Viruses are very tricky and even after the scan with reliable anti-malware you still can feel inconveniences while using computer or you don’t know how to interpret the result of the scan or the expected result is not received (full scan indicates that no threats have been found while you are sure there is a problem on the computer). In this case, our Support Center can help you. In order to provide you with the most complete and qualified help,…

Coin Miner Investigation: When, Why, For What

Coin Miner Investigation: When, Why, For What

Vladislav BaglayFeb 26, 201815 min read

1. Coin Miner malware gains its popularity Due to rising cost of cryptocurrency recently, Bitcoin particularly (BTC) to 20000 USD, our Analysts Team noticed an increased amount of malicious programs, especially those who focused on the secret mining of cryptocurrency. GridinSoft Anti-malware detect them as Trojan.CoinMiner/Risk.CoinMiner. For few recent months CoinMiner is one of the top 20 the most popular threats among with Adware, that were super popular once.

New Times, New Threats: Adware.Amonetize investigation

New Times, New Threats: Adware.Amonetize investigation

Vladislav BaglayOct 13, 20175 min read

Lately, our Team faced with complaints about Adware.amonetize virus. It hits most of the countries of Europe, the biggest quantity of infections is in China, Azerbaijan, Iran, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. It doesn’t matter Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari or other browsers do you use: you will see ads anyway. We investigated this virus and found that it spreads via a method we call bundling. It means that adware.amonetize sneaks into your system alongside with free software.…

Microsoft Tech Support Scam Affiliate Program

Microsoft Tech Support Scam Affiliate Program

Vladislav BaglayMar 1, 20176 min read

The new sector of cyber attacks has become popular nowadays. In the guise of Microsoft Technical Support (Microsoft Tech Support Scam). Scammers try to force Internet users into making a call on an alleged toll-free phone number. Of course, this number isn’t free indeed, and the fraudsters gain money from each call. [caption id="attachment_181" align="alignnone" width="966"] Tech Support Scam landing page example Due to many of our users claims about such cyber attacks, we’ve decided to make a detailed investigation…