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Stealer Malware You Should Know and Be Aware Of

Infostealer Malware

Stephanie AdlamJun 19, 20247 min read

Cybercrime world changes rapidly – both by expanding, collapsing, evolving extensively and intensively. One of the most massive malware types…

PUADLManager:Win32/Snackarcin Analysis & Removal Guide

PUADlManager:Win32/Snackarcin

Stephanie AdlamJun 3, 20245 min read

PUADlManager:Win32/Snackarcin is a detection of Microsoft Defender that flags an unwanted program that is capable of downloading other unwanted programs. This, in turn, makes it pretty dangerous, at least from the user experience perspective. Ignoring it can end up with the system being cluttered with unwanted programs. Unwanted programs like Snackarcin are usually less dangerous than malware, though I wouldn’t recommend ignoring them. Since it can deploy other unwanted programs, it all gains cumulative effect, turning the system into a…

Malware vs. Virus - What is the Difference?

Malware vs Virus

Stephanie AdlamMay 31, 20245 min read

It is particularly easy to hear people calling the same thing malware or virus. However, while both terms are often used interchangeably, they carry distinct meanings. In this article, I will elucidate the definitions of each term and explain malware vs virus differences. Malware vs Virus – Is There Any Difference? The terms malware and virus are often used interchangeably, but technically, they are not the same thing. In a nutshell, malware is a collective term for any type of…

What is Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac?

Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac

Stephanie AdlamMay 29, 20245 min read

Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac is a type of malware designed to gather data from the system it infects. Sometimes, known spyware families get this detection. The malware is typically distributed disguised as helpful utilities that are downloaded from untrustworthy sources. Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac Overview Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac is a Microsoft Defender detection that flags infostealer malware. This type of malicious program aims at collecting data from the infected system. Usually, it gathers login credentials from browser files, cookies, browser history, and other information about the victim’s Internet…

What is OmApSvcBroker? Explanation & Fix Guide

OmApSvcBroker

Stephanie AdlamMay 25, 20245 min read

The OmApSvcBroker process is a legitimate MSI software component responsible for selecting the graphics adapter in MSI laptops. In most cases, it is an error-free process, but some users may encounter problems. OmApSvcBroker Overview The OmApSvcBroker process is a legitimate MSI software component, specifically part of the MSI NBFoundation Service. It is a crucial element associated with MSI’s utility software for laptops and PCs. The executable file is commonly located in the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI\MSI NBFoundation Service\ and, while…

Trojan:Win32/Acll Analysis & Removal

Trojan:Win32/Acll

Stephanie AdlamMay 23, 20245 min read

Trojan:Win32/Acll is a stealer malware detected by Microsoft Defender. It targets sensitive information, login credentials, personal details, and financial data. It spreads through pirated software, malicious ads, or bundles. Trojan:Win32/Acll Overview Trojan:Win32/Acll is a stealer-type malicious software coded in Python. It is designed to extract and transmit sensitive information from devices. Such malware targets a wide range of data, including system information, login credentials, personal details, and financial data. In addition to extracting data from various applications such as browsers,…

What is AdvancedWindowManager?

Advanced Window Manager

Stephanie AdlamMay 20, 20245 min read

Advanced Window Manager is a potentially unwanted software that floods the user’s system with advertisements. Its pretends to be a tool that adds new functionality to Windows, but in fact redirects search queries, tracks user’s Internet activity and shows advertisements. Typical ways of this program distribution are software bundling and malvertising. Advanced Window Manager Overview Advanced Window Manager is an unwanted adware-like program. Despite positioning itself as a useful utility, its main task is to bombard the user with ads.…

The Win32/Uwamson.A!ml security threat and its impact on systems

Program:Win32/Uwamson.A!ml

Stephanie AdlamMay 16, 20243 min read

Win32/Uwamson.A!ml is a specific name of a Microsoft Defender detection. This designation indicates that the suspicious program or file scanned by the antivirus has characteristics of malware. That is, the program has characteristics that are typical of viruses and other malware. Moreover, it can often be a false positive detection. Let’s look at it in more detail for this purpose. What is Win32/Uwamson.A!ml? Program:Win32/Uwamson.A!ml is a generic detection name assigned by Microsoft Defender to suspicious programs running on your system.…

What is PUABundler:Win32/MemuPlay?

PUABundler:Win32/MemuPlay

Stephanie AdlamMay 16, 20244 min read

PUABundler:Win32/MemuPlay is a detection of the MemuPlay program that, when installed, installs numerous unwanted programs without the user’s knowledge. Although the program itself is safe, the bundle it carries may contain dangerous applications. These apps may start spamming the user with advertisements and notifications, or even disrupt system functionality. MemuPlay uses bundling for monetization purposes, but as security vendors consider that practice dangerous, the program is detected and blocked by the majority of them. Using the emulator itself is safe,…

What is PUADIManager:Win32/Sepdot detection? PUA Analysis

PUADLManager:Win32/Sepdot

Stephanie AdlamMay 15, 20245 min read

PUADLManager:Win32/Sepdot is a potentially unwanted application that installs additional software. It specifically flags an application software that handles software bundling functionality. Sepdot is often packed into freeware applications or pirated software. Potentially unwanted applications may look like less dangerous threats, but they can still create the problems. Intrusive advertisements, tracking users’ online activity, harvesting personal information – all this is among the most common symptoms. Sepdot should be removed as fast as any other thing detected by antivirus programs. PUADLManager:Win32/Sepdot…

what is 127.0.0.1

What is 127.0.0.1?

Stephanie AdlamMay 15, 20247 min read

127.0.0.1. You’ve probably seen this number on memes, t-shirts, and tech documents. But what exactly is it, and why is it so popular? Let’s dive in and find out. 127.0.0.1 is a special Internet Protocol (IP) address known as “localhost”. As the name suggests, it’s used locally to create an IP connection with your own computer. This address makes sure that any data packet sent to 127.0.0.1 never leaves your computer. Instead of being sent out to the local network…

virtool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore Analysis

VirTool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore

Stephanie AdlamMay 11, 20246 min read

VirTool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore is the name of the Microsoft Defender detection of a malicious element present in the system. Usually, it marks a thing that can weaken the system’s security and make the device vulnerable to malware injection. Let’s find out how dangerous this is, and how to deal with it. Threats like VirTool are often the sign of an ongoing malware attack. Threats may carry embedded code that targets security tools and uses a stand-alone script. The fact that malicious software…

What is Chromstera Browser?

Chromstera Browser

Stephanie AdlamMay 11, 20244 min read

Chromstera Browser a rogue browser that mimics Google Chrome, and spams ads, redirects search queries and collects data about the user’s online activity. Like the majority of such software, it is distributed as “recommended program” in bundles and through malicious adverts. Chromstera Browser Overview Chromstera Browser is potentially unwanted software positioned as an alternative web browser. It is built on the Chromium engine but lacks the links required for the Chromium core. Once installed, it floods the user with excessive…