Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft

Microsoft shows you the banner which states that your PC is infected with a “Pornographic virus”? It seems that someone wants to involve you in a popular online tech support scam, called “Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft”. But how can they do it with a single banner? That article will show you the whole mechanism… Continue reading Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft

Scammers distribute fake Windows 11 installers

Fraudsters explore curiosity about the release of Windows 11 to distribute fake OS installers stuffed with malware, adware and other threats, Kaspersky Lab reports. Despite the fact that the process of downloading and installing Windows 11 from the official Microsoft website is very simple and straightforward, the researchers say that many are still trying to… Continue reading Scammers distribute fake Windows 11 installers

A special version of Flash for China turned into adware

Many users and cybersecurity specialists have discovered that a special version of Flash for China has turned into adware. As you know, at the beginning of 2021, support for Adobe Flash Player was finally discontinued. A special self-destructing code was pre-built into the software code, and starting from January 12, 2021, Adobe blocks the launch… Continue reading A special version of Flash for China turned into adware

Heavy ad blocker started working in the Google Chrome

Earlier this year, Google Chrome developers announced about adding of a so-called heavy ad blocker. This is a mechanism that will detect and unload advertisements that consume too many system resources (creating unnecessary load on the processor, network bandwidth, and so on). Then Google engineers wrote that “heavy” advertising can significantly reduce the battery life… Continue reading Heavy ad blocker started working in the Google Chrome

295 Chrome extensions injected ads in search results

AdGuard analysts have identified 295 malicious extensions in the Chrome Web Store that have been installed over 80,000,000 times. These Chrome browser extensions injected ads into Google and Bing search results. Most of the dangerous extensions masked themselves as ad blockers and were easily found by queries such as adblock, adguard, ublock, ad blocker, and… Continue reading 295 Chrome extensions injected ads in search results

Google AdSense users receive threat emails

Google AdSense

Intruder sends threatening and ransom letters to website owners and users of the Google AdSense advertising service. Unknowns threaten to generate fake banner views with the help of bots and thus provoke blocking the site, reports KrebsOnSecurity website. [box]“Very soon you will receive a warning notification in the control panel of your AdSense account! We… Continue reading Google AdSense users receive threat emails

Browser Extensions: Are They Safe?

Most of us know what a web browser is. If anyone does not know, the browser is the program we use to log on to the Internet (the most popular browsers are MS Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) Browsers use extensions – special small software modules that configure them. Typically, extensions allow you to extend… Continue reading Browser Extensions: Are They Safe?

New Times, New Threats: Adware.Amonetize investigation

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… Continue reading New Times, New Threats: Adware.Amonetize investigation

Adware Everywhere: Who Knows What Is Happening?

Perhaps you’ve heard the familiar whirlwind that no harm can ever hit your pricey gadget, maybe because everything from official App Stores is 100% clean and safe. And so, you’re on your favorite browser, carefree and worry-free! Alas! The browser starts to act stupid, redirecting and taking you places filled with creepy adverts or worse… Continue reading Adware Everywhere: Who Knows What Is Happening?

6 Terrifying Samples How Marketers Use Adware

While Spyware and Adware are arguably the fastest growing malicious threats to computers, proponents of these software programs are quite an intelligent lot. Collectively, these two together hit a staggering 90% of all Internet-connected PCs, leaving behind immeasurable losses. But of the particular essence right now is the widespread use of Adware amongst sly affiliate… Continue reading 6 Terrifying Samples How Marketers Use Adware