Tips & Tricks

PUADIManager:Win32/OfferCore Detection Analysis & Removal Guide

What is PUADIManager:Win32/OfferCore? Analysis and Removal

PUADIManager:Win32/OfferCore is a detection of Microsoft Defender related to bundled software, specifically to a piece of code that is used…

WinRing0x64.sys Process – What is It? Can I Delete?

WinRing0x64.sys is a low-level driver that is used by specific applications. The file is not malicious, though, but malware can…

SearchHost High Memory, CPU & GPU Troubleshooting

SearchHost is a process responsible for indexing the Start menu and Explorer search files in Windows 10/11. It allows you…

What is Sihost.exe? Windows 10/11 Guide

Sihost.exe is a crucial background process in Windows 11/10 that governs essential features like the context menu and action center.…

HxTsr.exe – What is the HxTsr Process? Windows 10/11 Guide

The HxTsr.exe process is a part of the Microsoft Outlook Communications component of the Windows 10/11 operating system. This process…

How to Fix Vmmem Process High Memory Usage?

Vmmem High Memory and CPU Usage

Vmmem, short for “Virtual Machine Memory,” is a process that indicates the resource utilization by virtual machines on your system. It operates in tandem with virtual machines and remains inactive…

Desktop Windows Manager uses a lot of resources

Dwm.exe High Memory Usage – Troubleshooting Dwm Process

The dwm.exe process is an important Windows component that is responsible for the visual design of the desktop. It provides effects such as transparency, animation and window switching. However, sometimes…

Tax Season Scams in 2024: What Should You Expect

Tax Season Scams On The Rise, Beware!

Tax season has already begun, and so did tax season scams. The IRS annually lists its top tax scams to help taxpayers protect themselves. Most tax season scams involve identity…

Definition of Bootkit

What is a Bootkit? Explanation & Protection Guide

Bootkit is a rather unusual and unspoken, though widely used kind of malware. These advanced malware types operate beneath the surface, embedding themselves in a computer’s boot sector, allowing them…

TikTok Shopping Scams Gaining Momentum - How to Avoid?

TikTok Shopping Scams On The Rise: Tips to Avoid

As TikTok evolves into a digital marketplace, its shopping feature presents a new terrain ripe with opportunities. However, this shift includes certain risks, particularly for the youthful demographic, who are…

What is Facebook Job Scam?

What are Facebook Job Scams and How to Avoid Them?

Facebook is probably the most widely used social media globally. Unfortunately, it has also become a hub for scammers to target unsuspecting users. Among them, fake job scams appear to…

PUABundler:Win32/CandyOpen Malware Removal Guide

PUABundler:Win32/CandyOpen Analysis & Removal Guide

PUABundler:Win32/CandyOpen is an unwanted program that acts as a browser hijacker and can download junk apps to your system. Specifically, it points at a thing known as OpenCandy adware, that…

What to Do If I Got Scammed - Guide

What Should You Do When You Get Scammed?

As online scams become not only more widespread, but also more sophisticated, it appears to be rather easy to become a victim of one. But what should you do in…

Sextortion Scams Explained & Ways to Avoid

What is Sextortion? Explanation, Signs & Ways to Avoid

Sextortion is a specific email phishing tactic that was around for quite some time. Over the last few years though its popularity skyrocketed, and some novice technologies make me concerned…

What is Catfishing and How to Recognize & Avoid It?

What is Catfishing? Explanation & Ways to Avoid

Catfishing appears to be the new-old approach in online phishing. While having less direct threat to the user, it may sometimes create even bigger problems, and inflict emotional damage. But…

Rude Stealer: Analysis of a Rare Java Malware

Rude Stealer Targets Data from Gamer Platforms

A newly discovered Java-based stealer named Rude has emerged, encapsulated within a Java Archive (JAR) file. It employs a range of sophisticated functionalities and focuses on stealing sensitive data from…

What is Windows Defender Security Warning?

What is Microsoft Security Warning Scam?

Fraudsteds massively employ Microsoft Azure hosting to start Microsoft Security scam pages. They range from a scary warning that blocks your browser window to a phishing pages, indistinguishable from real.…