DNS Spoofing vs DNS Hijacking

Domain Name Services (DNS) play a crucial role in our IP networks. DNS servers map website names to their corresponding IP addresses. By altering information on a DNS server, you can redirect users to different IP addresses, potentially leading them astray from their intended destinations. One method to achieve this redirection is by modifying files… Continue reading DNS Spoofing vs DNS Hijacking

Check-tl-ver Pop-Up Virus

Check-tl-ver pop-ups are annoying and dangerous, but it is relatively easy to stop them

Analysis shows a hike in the number of malicious pop-ups that come from Check-tl-ver… websites. It is a rather common strategy of aggressive marketing that aims to spam users after forcing them to allow sending notifications from the aforementioned websites. Let’s figure out what this scam is, and how to stop Check-tl-ver pop-ups. What are… Continue reading Check-tl-ver Pop-Up Virus

Chromstera Browser

Chromstera looks as a Chrome-like browser, but can act as adware

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… Continue reading Chromstera Browser

Universal Browser

A window with Universal Browser indicates the presence of potentially unwanted software on your system.

Universal Browser is a name of a browser that users spectate in a strange update window that pops up in the system, occasionally reporting an update error. This window is in fact related to the Chromstera browser – a rogue web browser app. The appearance of this window happens along with systems going crazy –… Continue reading Universal Browser


PUA:Win32/MyWebSearch takes over your browser, adding toolbars and hijacking web requests

PUA:Win32/MyWebSearch is a Microsoft Defender detection that refers to an unwanted browser modifier. This application adds add-ons and toolbars that in fact take control of the web browser, redirecting search queries and causing advertisements to appear. It usually spreads as add-on software in bundles and is often installed without the user’s explicit consent. PUA:Win32/MyWebSearch Overview… Continue reading PUA:Win32/MyWebSearch

SMApps Virus

SMApps is a pretty nasty thing. You should get rid of it as soon as possible.

SMApps is a malicious program that aims at spreading illegal promotions. It mainly attacks browsers by changing settings and redirecting search queries from Google to suspicious sites. Possible distribution methods are standard: malicious adverts and dodgy sites with hacked software. This malware uses different detection evasion, anti-analysis, and persistence tactics. Although primarily positioned as adware,… Continue reading SMApps Virus

Dragon Angel Malicious Browser Extension

Malicious extension Dragon Angel hijacks web browser

Dragon Angel is a browser extension that functions as a hijacker malware. It redirects users to promoted search engines or websites. These redirects ruin the process of browsing and can lead to irrelevant or potentially harmful content or malware distribution. Dragon Angel Overview Dragon Angel is a malicious browser extension that can appear in Chrome… Continue reading Dragon Angel Malicious Browser Extension

Re Captha Version Pop-Ups Virus

Pop-up notifications in a web browser may distract users, and also are a major security hazard

Recent user complaints show a new wave of malicious Re Captha Version website pop-ups. Such websites aim to force users into allowing pop-up notifications, to further send dozens of pop-up advertisements. Let me explain how this all works and how to stop pop-ups from appearing.

Malicious ChatGPT Add-On Hijack Facebook Accounts

Malicious plugin that steals Facebook accounts hides under the guise of ChatGPT

ChatGPT became a worldwide phenomenon in recent months. GPT-4 update created even more hype around it, bringing it on top of numerous newsletters. Such an opportunity could not be ignored by cybercriminals – and they stepped in with a malicious browser plugin that parasites on ChatGPT image. Reportedly, that plugin hijacks Facebook accounts of anyone… Continue reading Malicious ChatGPT Add-On Hijack Facebook Accounts