New ransomware spreads through malicious links in Skype IMs

 October 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new malicious worm that spreads through Instant Messages (IMs) over Skype has been discovered. This worm manifests itself as yet another variation of ransomware and also unloads itself to generate a click fraud from the users’ machine. The worm is a strain of the Dorkbot virus and it utilizes...

How to remove the FBI Moneypak virus from an infected machine

 September 27, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Last month we had highlighted the growing threat of a fake FBI notice in the United States which turned out to be a form of ‘Ransomware’. This ransomware was called Moneypak since it demanded a payment of a sum of money through a prepaid Moneypak credit card. In this scenario,...

Fake FBI ransomware demands money to unlock machines

 August 8, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new variant of ransomware has been spotted in the United States. We would like to bring this to the notice of our US based customers and also inform users from other geographical locations. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a potent form of malware that locks down an infected machine...

“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed” Ransomware

 July 25, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed, please follow these steps to deactivate it from your system.” This is a fraudulent system error warning that alerts users of an erroneous system risk and then prompts users to call the premium-rate phone number mentioned to resolve the apparent issue. This...