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Beware of Cyberg Ransomware triggered by fake Credit Card bills

We have been covering Ransomware on TheWindowsClub – the sole purpose of this being to warn Windows users to safeguard themselves from such attacks.With the onset of the holiday season, it is but obvious for us to frenzy shop without […]

Threat intelligence feeds are, at best, uneven in quality, says Microsoft

The latest information on global threat from malicious websites and shady IP addresses can, in fact, help a company detect threats and rapidly respond. The challenge is that threat intelligence feeds are, at best, uneven in quality. According to analysis by top […]

Locky Ransomware spreading via Facebook Messenger

In what is being seen as an imminent attack by Locky Ransomware, certain files on Facebook Messenger are being reported to have downloaded Nemucod Downloader on the victim’s computer and spreading Locky onto the machine. Bart Blaze, a renowned security […]

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Ask toolbar updater compromised to deliver malware

The Ask Toolbar is known for pushing 3rd-party offers and several users accidently install the bundled software along with the toolbar. It has now been found by Red Canary, that the Ask Toolbar Updater was compromised unknowingly to deliver certain […]

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New WinPlock ransomware uses Fax messages to infect your PC

A new threat in the form of Fax messages can infect your PC with ransomware. This Ransomware is distributed via loads of spam emails usually carried out by attackers through intentional spamming campaigns. The subject of these emails is what […]

Tech support scammers are still exploiting a Chrome Browser bug

Tech support scamming has been on the rise recently but now it seems that the scammers are exploiting an unpatched two-year-old bug in Google Chrome browser to track the victims and then convince them that their PC is infected with […]

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MSRT will now detect and removes browser modifier malware – Soctuseer

MSRT November 201 update (Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool) now brings help for Soctuseer victims in this month’s release. MSRT now removes the annoying Soctuseer installations and reverses the system modifications with the help of new detections. Microsoft now adds […]

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Web of Trust (WOT) Add-on taken down by Chrome & Firefox

The Web Of Trust (WOT) add-on was removed silently by the popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox soon after it was reported on German media that the add-on ‘Web Of Trust’ collects and sells the browsing history of […]

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Microsoft gets hit by Windows hack from Russia

Microsoft, recently, made a statement that their Windows operating system was hit by a newly discovered flaw that had been responsible for cyber attacks in the past. The company claims these attacks come from the same group that was previously linked to […]

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Microsoft to overhaul Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update comes with a major update to Windows Defender.  Microsoft has announced that it would be developing a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) version for its security software – Windows Defender. Windows Defender to integrate other services Windows Defender might […]

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Microsoft warns of fake Microsoft Security Essentials installer

Protecting your computer from malware has become a major hassle these days, with almost every software having malware-filled clones in the market. But, the irony here is that we now have a fake Microsoft Security Essentials Installer, which is essentially […]

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Microsoft warns about the rise in Tech Support scams

The Internet is no more a safe place thanks to the numerous predators earning quick bucks by looting users. It is now reported that like  Ransomware, tech support scams are on the rise too. These attacks are something that would […]

Microsoft notices uneven rates of malware infections around the globe

Malware is a huge issue for Microsoft with its business based solely on software. Their bi-annual Security Intelligence Report (SIR) just came out and it shows the intensity of malware attacks from different parts of the world. The company releases […]

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Indian Forest Department falls victim to Ransomware attack

Ransomware managers are exploring newer victims and the latest to fall in their trap in Indian Forest Department. In March this year, sensitive data related to accounts and finance of State Forest Department of Kerala was hacked. The data which was […]

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California to treat Ransomware as Extortion for better control on the crime

Ransomware is certainly a big crime as per the cyber laws. However, the Californian government has decided to treat ransomware not just a cybercrime; but as Extortion, a serious crime against humans. California’s SB-1137, signed into law last Tuesday by […]

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Checkpoint Security warns enterprise of 9x increase in malware

Checkpoint has published its latest findings from the two research projects, the Check Point 2016 Security Report and the Exploits at the Endpoint:SANS 2016. The reports further reveal the critical challenges and also recommendations for the organizations to buckle up […]

China, US top the list of countries using IoT devices for DDoS attacks

IoT or Internet of Things is a relatively new concept and is currently catching up with consumers around the world. But with any kind of upcoming technology comes the risk of frequent malware attacks. In fact, 2015 was a record year […]

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Windows Safe Mode being exploited to escalate attacks

The latest Windows 10 operating system from Microsoft boasts of various security features to protect PCs from attacks. However, Security Researchers at CyberArk Labs have found a hole in the Windows Safe Mode that can be exploited by attackers to […]

Malware writer renames Ransomware after a security researcher

In an attempt to ruin the reputation of Fabian Wosar – the man who bears the reputation as a Ransomware decrypter, Apocalypse malware writers have renamed their ransomware after this Emsisoft security researcher as Fabiansomware. Malware writer renames its Ransomware […]

PokemonGo Ransomware creates a Hidden unexpected user

Ransomware is currently being perceived as one of the worst threat on the Internet and as we pointed out umpteen number of times no one is completely safe from the Ransomware. Pokemon Go has been one of the most popular games […]

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Sophos detected Windows process as malware; now patched

The Sophos endpoint verification surprised its user a couple of days ago when it started false alarming users about a malware. The program identified a legit Windows process Winlogon.exe file as malware Troj/FarFli-CT. This issue cropped up on Sophos Console, Sophos […]

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Beware! Fantom Ransomware disguises itself as a Windows Update

There is a new Ransomware for you to deal with and it requires more attention than before. The new threat, known by the name of “Fantom Ransomware” disguises itself as a legitimate Microsoft Windows Update to trick users click malicious […]

Windows Trojan that fakes Chrome browser neutralized

Dr. Web, an IT security solution vendors have discovered a new Trojan  virus meant for Windows system called Trojan.Mutabaha.1, this Trojan is aimed at misleading the users by installing fake Chrome browsers and also poses ability to replace advertisements on […]

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Kaspersky NoRansom page lists Ransomware Decryption Tools

Ransomware remains as one of the most brutal infection among the malware family that locks your computer or encrypts your files. What more, once infected you cannot get your data back unless you pay a ransom. Even if you decide […]