Gridinsoft Security Lab

What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

Stephanie AdlamMar 11, 20212 min read

Discord virus is only the name of a spamming campaign that takes place on this communication platform. The exact type…

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. Mining 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. Scammers in the guise of the Microsoft Technical Support 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 the 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 into this…