Summary of Ransomware
Ransomware virus, a special type of malware, is classified as a “denial-of-access attack”, the biggest difference from other viruses is the method and the way it is poisoned. One of the ransomware simply locks the victim’s computer, while the other systematically encrypts the files on the victim’s hard drive. All ransomware requires the victim to pay a ransom to regain control of the computer or to retrieve the victim’s self-acquired decryption key to decrypt the files. Ransomware, which usually spreads in the form of trojan viruses, disguises itself as seemingly harmless files, often tricks victims into clicking on links to download through social engineering methods such as plain e-mail, but can also spread between an operating system or software vulnerabilities and connected computers, as do many other worms.
Let’s Discuss and Analyze the COVID-19 Ransomware, then REMOVE IT!
The COVID-19 pandemic has been spread the whole world for over three months since February 2020 and more than 5,106,686 cases are confirmed until now (May 22 at 3:55 PM ). “In excess of 333,001 people have died in this pandemic and the number of deaths will keep increased.” reported by the World Health Organization. The outbreak of the Coronavirus strain undoubtedly gives people’s live enormous influence in every aspect no matter offline or online.
No, I’m not scaring you that you might have risks when taking activities online like working remotely, shopping online, viewing emails from customers/colleagues, etc, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It doesn’t mean Coronavirus has the ability to attack and threatening your online behaviors but according to some reports from security researchers who work for Macfee, TrendMicro, Symantec, they confirm that COVID-19 pandemic is exploited by cyber actors to be used in a variety of malicious campaigns including email spam (Remove COVID-19 Phishing Email Virus), BEC, malware, ransomware, and malicious domains. MacUtility.com will keep launch a series of articles discussing all types of COVID-19 pandemic malware and share you with the most effective virus removal guides. Today we are going to talk about the COVID-19 ransomware.
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If you are redirected to search.safefinder.com or search.macsafefinder.com when launching web browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox on your macOS computer, you should realize that your Mac must be infected by the SafeFinder redirect virus. We seriously recommend you remove SafeFinder Mac virus as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you had better clean up all add-on and plugins installed on your browsers without any hesitation if you want to surf the Internet safely. Removing SafeFinder virus can help you reduce the rate of being infected by other type of viruses including adware, spyware, Trojan, and malware. From this removal guides in 2020, you will learn the practical methods about how to remove Safe Finder viruscompletely. The Security Lab of MacUtility has integrated several efficient removal tutorials and now is going to share with victims who is annoyed by this virus all over the world.
SafeFinder virus can be classified as browser hijacker which is programmed by cybercriminals to display junk pages and malicious links to the victims. Their final purpose is to guide the Mac users click those fake search results and links so that they can steal victims’ important information. Furthermore, SafeFinder virus has also been involved in adware-type viruses because of sponsored content displayed to its victims. In some cases, the Mac users detect out this redirect virus after the installation of Advance Mac Cleaner( How to uninstall Advanced Mac Cleaner ). However, there is no enough evidence proving that Advance Mac Cleaner is a kind of malware and inject the SafeFinder browser hijacker to target macOS computer. We can consider Advance Mac Cleaner as a potentially unwanted application and you should also think about uninstall it from your Mac computer. Continue reading
“Never visit Rsecompa.info !” That is my sincere advice to you. “Never click on any pop-up displayed by Rsecompa.info page.” That is our Mac Security Team’s serious warning for you. If your macOS computer, unfortunately, has been infected by the Rsecompa Mac virus, you should remove the virus from your Mac machine immediately in order to avoid further damages the virus brings to your Mac as soon as possible. It is highly recommended you follow the instructions which have been tested by our tech engineer. The latest Rsecompa virus removal guides in 2020 will definitely help you remove Rsecompa.info pop-up virus and clean up traces it left on your Mac. Moreover, with the tutorial, you will learn how to maintain and protect your computer in daily use.
Summary of Rsecompa Virus
Rsecompa virus can be classified as Adware pop-up virus while editors from some websites will regard Rsecompa as a browser hijacker. However, after the analysis of MacUtility Tech Team, we all agree that Rsecompa.info virus should be treated as Adware because of its different symptoms and infection ways compared with the web browser hijacker. To some extent, Adware is more annoying than dangerous since it keeps pushing false notifications to the victims. Diversification is one of the main most conspicuous characteristics of the notifications generated by Rsecompa virus. On the Rsecompa.info web page, you will see a variety of requests including “Click allow to download file”, “Confirm you are not a robot”, “Confirm you are over 18 years, “Click here to continue”, “View the video to continue”, and “Rsecompa.info wants to show notifications”, etc. If you click on the “Allow” button or “Yes” option, you have been tricked by this type of social engineering scam designed by cybercriminals. The pop-up advertisements will guide you maliciously to some untrustworthy websites, inveigle you to visit adult chat rooms, online shopping stores containing fake discounts/coupons, and so on. If you follow its vicious continuously, you absolutely will fall in a deeper abyss of fraud. Moreover, your browser history, online behavior, banking account information would be collected and monitored by Rsecompa adware.
Expert tips for you to remove SearchMine and MyCouponSmart virus from Mac
You are going to learn comprehensive knowledge of removing SearchMine browser hijacker for Mac. This article would be divided into two parts. One is to remove SearchMine virus manually, you can follow the step by step guide to clean up this high risky virus. The other part will recommend you download and use the award-winning Mac antivirus to run a free scan and clean up this virus automatically. If you don’t want to remove the malware by yourself, you can skip to part two directly.
What is SearchMine Redirect Virus?
SearchMine virus or SearchMine.net virus should be classified as a web browser hijacker which would take victims to spam pages maliciously and show them fake results in order to cheat them into leaking their personal information. SearchMine virus had been reported by Mac Security Team in April 2018 and at that time this virus can only infect the Windows system but now something has changed. SearchMine redirect virus has been updated last year by its cyber publishers to attack the macOS computer. In the past three months, it seems like the SearchMine virus spread the whole world rapidly. Hackers attack Mac users majorly in US, UK, CA, France, and other European countries with this browser hijacker. So if you are one of the thousands of victims who being annoyed by SearchMine mac virus, you had better remove it right now without any hesitation.
Yesterday, The Justice Department (U.S.) announced the indictment of two members of a Russian intelligence agency and two criminal hackers in connection with the 2014 hacks, which compromised about 500 million Yahoo user accounts.
According to the officials, two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, DOJ named Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, are in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, and there are two other people (one Russian and one Canadian) are also involved in this behavior. This is the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials, and the charges include wire fraud, trade secret theft, hacking and economic espionage.
“Safari was blocked and they asked me to send an email to Federaljustice@australiamail.com then pay $500 if I want to get my Safari work as normal.” The lab of macutility.com has received a few of reports like this from readers telling us that they got troubles with the Safari. It seems that the number of such case keeps increasing recently. Some of the Mac users even paid the money to mysterious accounts. Obviously, they were cheated by the cyber criminals and of course, they never would have their browser released with this way. Today, I will show you the correct method about how to remove Federaljustice@australiamail.com virus and unblock your Safari or other infectious browsers installed on both Mac and Windows PC. If you receive a warning message from suspicious resources asking you to pay a fine, you had better read this post very carefully. I ensure you this is the right article for the people whose Safari and any type of browsers have been infected by the Federaljustice@australiamail.com scam virus. It is highly suggested you pay more attention to the Mac security problems.( Things you should know about Mac security issues.)
Recently, a new virus which is named UKjustice@europe.com has been programmed and spread by the cyber criminal to infect users’ Safari browser of Macs, Macbook Mini, iPhone etc Apple devices. Once the Safari gets UKjustice@europe.com infection, users can not open and visit any page with Safari and receive warning message like this: “Cannot Open Page Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid”. What is the worse is that all the files on the Apple devices would be encrypted by the scam virus. Victims also would be asked to pay a fine to unblocked the encrypted browser and other files. You must be one of the victims who is now suffering of the virus. Well, listen to me very carefully, DO NOT PAY THE MONEY! This kind of virus disguises UK police or some Europe security departments to scare users by displaying fake warning message in order to cheat users’ money. Most of the victims give the money to cyber criminals for the decrypted codes however, none of them receive the so call codes successfully after they pay the fine. They still have to take their devices to stores for decryption. Therefore, if your Safari has infected by UKjustice@europe.com ransomeware virus( authoritative definition of ransomware ) , the first thing you should do is to remove the virus from your computer immediately.
The advanced Mackintosh computer has an integrate security system to safeguard itself from viruses, even though, the system security is also a hot issue for the users. In recently, the Russian spies strengthens the Komplex Trojan for Mac and many people’s Mac computers may be targeted and attacked by the virus. Continue reading
Do Macs get viruses? Do we need an antivirus application on the Macs? These are two questions commonly asked by many Mac users, especially those people who just start to use Mac instead of the computer with Windows OS. As the Mac computer become more and more popular in nowadays, many people will need to learn and know more about the Mac security.
Important things you should know about Mac security