Null Ransomware

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What is Null?

Null is a ransomware-type virus discovered by a malware security researcher by the name of Michael Gillespie. Once infiltrated, Null encrypts various files using AES-256 algorithm. While encrypting, this malware appends filenames with “.null” extension (for instance, “sample.jpg” would be renamed to “sample.jpg.null“). Following successful encryption, Null opens a pop-up window with 5 tabs that provide detailed information about “what happened”.

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Find.mystart.space Redirect

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What is find.mystart.space?

find.mystart.space is presented as a “top-notch” Internet search engine that significantly enhances user’s Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results. Judging on the appearance only, find.mystart.space barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. For this reason, many believe that find.mystart.space is just as legitimate. Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that developers promote this website by employing rogue download/installation setups that hijack Internet browsers and stealthily modify various options without asking for a permission. In addition, there’s a high credibility that find.mystart.space will record various information relating to user’s Internet browsing activity.

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Google Chrome Warning Alert Scam

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What is Google Chrome Warning Alert?

“Google Chrome Warning Alert” is a fake error displayed by a malicious website. Research results show that users visit said website inadvertently – they are redirected by a variety of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate the system without user’s consent. Aside from causing redirects, PUPs also deliver intrusive advertisements and continually gather various information.

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EasyEmailSuite Toolbar

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What is hp.myway.com?

EasyEmailSuite is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users access their emails. Initially, EasyEmailSuite may seem completely legitimate and handy. In reality, however, EasyEmailSuite is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without user’s consent; 2) modification of web browsers’ options, and; 3) potential tracking of user’s Internet browsing activity.

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VOTRE ORDINATEUR PEUT ÊTRE EN PÉRIL Scam

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What is VOTRE ORDINATEUR PEUT ÊTRE EN PÉRIL?

Similar to VOTRE ORDINATEUR A ÉTÉ BLOCKÉ, “VOTRE ORDINATEUR PEUT ÊTRE EN PÉRIL” is a fake pop-up error displayed by a malicious executable of a fake video player. Such potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) usually infiltrate the system without user’s consent. Most of them are designed to cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive online advertisements, and continually record various information relating to user’s Internet browsing activity.

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Defray Ransomware

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What is Defray?

Defray is a ransomware-type virus discovered by malware security researchers from Proofpoint. Once infiltrated, Defray encrypts stored data using AES-256, RSA-2048, and SHA-2 cryptographies. However, unlike other similar malware, Defray does not rename, neither appends any extension to the encrypted files. Following successful encryption, creates “HELP.txt” (placed on victim’s desktop) and “FILES.txt” (placed in all existing folders) files. Both text files contain identical ransom-demanding messages.

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CYRON Ransomware

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What is CYRON?

CYRON is a ransomware-type virus discovered by a malware security researcher by the name of Karsten Hahn. This virus is designed to stealthily infiltrate the system and encrypt various files. While encrypting, this virus appends “.CYRON” to the name of each file (e.g., “sample.jpg” is renamed to “sample.jpg.CYRON“). Following successful encryption, CYRON opens a screen-locking pop-up window containing a ransom-demanding message. It is also noteworthy that the screen disappears after rebooting the system.

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Safeforsearch.net Redirect

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What is safeforsearch.net?

According to the developers, safeforsearch.net is a completely legitimate Internet search engine that significantly enhances users’ Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results. Initially, safeforsearch.net may appear completely legitimate and handy. Nonetheless, users must be informed that this website is promoted using rogue download/installation setups designed to modify web browsers’ options without user’s permission. Furthermore, safeforsearch.net gathers various information relating to user’s Internet browsing activity.

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Search In Tabs Adware

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What is Search In Tabs?

Search In Tabs is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users easily search the Internet directly from the opened browsing tabs. Judging on the appearance only, Search In Tabs may seem like a completely legitimate and handy app. In reality, however, Search In Tabs is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as an adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without user’s consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements; 3) potential tracking of user’s Internet browsing activity.

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Shielddefense.net Redirect

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What is shielddefense.net?

Shield Defense is a deceptive application that supposedly protects the computer from various malware infections and blocks the tracking of user’s Internet browsing activity. Judging on the appearance only, Shield Defense seems completely appropriate and handy. However, it is worth mentioning that Shield Defense might infiltrate the system without asking for a permission. Furthermore, it stealthily modifies web browsers’ settings and may also monitor user’s Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, Shield Defense is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as a browser hijacker.

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