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7 Important Ransomware FAQs that you must know

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 August 5, 2016

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There can be no two way to the fact that Ransomware has easily become one of the biggest banes of digital security for individual users and enterprises alike. Ransomware is a malware that locks an infected computer or encrypts its files (converts the files into an unreadable form). It then...

Phishing emails just got more dangerous! 93% of them contain ransomware

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 June 13, 2016
Phishing emails contain ransomware

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If you thought phishing emails are less dangerous, then you would be terribly wrong. According to a recent report, almost 93% of phishing emails now carry the ransomware malware. First, what is phishing? Phishing is an age-old trick used by scammers and hackers to trick people into revealing their personal...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Quick Heal helps you fight the Ransomware Menace

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 April 4, 2016

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Since its invention, ransomware has been one of the biggest banes in the computer security world. It may have started as any other malware, but the way it has evolved only shows that malware authors do not take respite from their work. As technology grew and advancements came into economics,...

How to Prevent Ransomware From Locking Your PC

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 March 29, 2016

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The Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has been detecting increased numbers of ransomware infections over the last few weeks. We have recently reported on the notorious Dridex ransomware. These incidents depict a clear trend that malware authors are steadily shifting to serious money making ransomware variants. The rise in these...

New version of CryptoWall uses WMI

 March 1, 2016

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At Quick Heal Labs, we have received certain malicious document files which use spam emails to spread the CryptoWall Ransomware. Read on for more. What is a Ransomware? A ransomware is a malicious program that either locks the infected system or encrypts its data. Once it has done that, it...

Decryption Tool for TeslaCrypt Ransomware Infection

 January 19, 2016

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If our readers can recall, in an earliest post we had discussed TeslaCrypt – what it is and what it does. This post has some important information related to recent findings from our Labs. Read on to know more. First, a brief flashback! TeslaCrypt belongs to the family of ransomware;...

Top 10 Security Blog Posts of 2015

 December 30, 2015

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As we turn over a new leaf, and anticipate new beginnings, it’s time to look at the top 10 security blog posts of 2015 in retrospect. #1. 6 Easy Steps to Tighten your Gmail Security! The post talks about some really easy steps that users must take to ensure that...

Quick Heal Security Predictions for 2016: Be Alert, Be Secured and Stay Safe!

 December 24, 2015

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It is time to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. New Year wishes, greetings and celebrations are on its way. And, so are New Year resolutions and predictions. Quick Heal family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and secured New Year 2016. 2015 was an eventful year...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

Ransomware could be the Biggest Security Threat in 2016

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 November 24, 2015

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While the list of security threat predictions for 2016 is long, the one that concerns home users the most is linked to ransomware – a malicious program that either locks the infected system or encrypts its data. Once it has done that, it asks for a ransom to let go...