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Virus Removals / How to remove Ransom: Win32/WannaCrypt
« Last post by winsoft on May 15, 2017, 01:51:58 AM »
This ransomware can stop you from using your PC or accessing your data. Unlike other ransomware, however, this threat has worm capabilities. It uses an exploit code for a patched SMB Eternal Blue vulnerability, CVE-2017-0145. This vulnerability was fixed in security bulletin MS17-010, which was released on March 14, 2017. We remind all customers to keep computers up-to-date.

The exploit code used by this threat to spread to other computers was designed to work only against unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (or earlier OS) systems. The exploit does not affect Windows 10 PCs.

How to remove WannaCrypt, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WCrypt, or WCRY

There is no one-size-fits-all response if you have been victimized by ransomware. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files.

If you've already paid, see our ransomware page for help on what to do now.
Run antivirus or antimalware software

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
  • Windows Defender  for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Safety Scanner
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.
Use cloud protection

Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. Itís turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10.

To check if it's running, go to All settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.

Download Microsoft Update to remove WannaCry Virus
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Virus Removals / Download WannaCry Microsoft Update MS17-010 - Critical
« Last post by winsoft on May 15, 2017, 01:46:58 AM »
If you have been effected by wannaCry virus, Microsoft has just released a security patch.

Ransom: Win32/WannaCrypt

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This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an
attacker sends specially crafted messages to a Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server.

This security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Vulnerability Severity Ratings section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how SMBv1 handles specially crafted requests.

For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Vulnerability Information section.

Download WannaCry update from Microsoft now!
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News / Microsoft's unveiling of VR headsets for Windows 10
« Last post by winsoft on November 01, 2016, 08:52:29 AM »
Microsoft's unveiling of VR headsets for Windows 10 got overshadowed by the company's Surface Studio hardware last week, but new details are set to be announced soon. In an interview with Polygon, HoloLens chief Alex Kipman revealed that Microsoft will detail its VR headsets at an event in December. Microsoft is planning to hold two WinHEC events in December, one on December 8th-9th, and another on December 14th-15th.

Microsoft
will detail hardware plans for its VR headsets at both events, and they're both designed primarily for hardware makers to better understand the software plans for Windows Holographic. Microsoft has partnered with HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and Asus to produce VR headsets that plug into Windows 10 PCs and provide the Windows Holographic shell and experience. The first devices will start shipping after the Windows 10 Creators Update is made available in March, and devices are expected to debut at $299 and above.

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Windows 10 Tutorials / How to run a system scan via command promt - cmd sfc scannow
« Last post by winsoft on November 01, 2016, 08:45:04 AM »
Its important to run a system scan via command promt from time to time. You can type cmd.exe in to search then type sfc /scannow and wait for the results.

You have to run command promt as administrator otherwise scan won't start.

How to run a system scan in windows 10

1.       Type cmd.exe on the Start screen.
2.       Right-click on it and select Run as administrator.
3.       Type the following command and press Enter: SFC /scannow
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News / Google reveals dangerous Windows 10 bug
« Last post by winsoft on November 01, 2016, 08:35:53 AM »
The search giant has flagged an unpatched vulnerability in Windows - and says hackers are exploiting it

Google has incurred the wrath of fellow tech megacorp Microsoft by publicly flagging up a flaw in Windows and claiming hackers are exploiting it.

The search giant says it told Microsoft about the bug back on October 21, but as yet nothing has been done about it.

The bug itself is found in the Windows kernal and can be used "as a security sandbox escape."

Microsoft, in turn, has issued a statement to tech site Venturebeat , saying that Google is putting customers at risk.

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Virus Removals / How to remove - uninstall webcompanion.com malware
« Last post by winsoft on November 01, 2016, 08:28:37 AM »
Web Companion claims to protect your computer via blocking browser hijacking attacks. Beacuse installation of web companion is not permitted by the users they want to remove it as soon as they notice it on their computers. Web Companion has to seek for users consent first before installing itself via other programs.

How to remove and uninstall Web Companion

There are many ways to remove it from your PC however here are 2 simple ways to uninstall:

A)

1- Click control panel

2- Programs - Uninstall a program

3- Locate Web Companion

4- Uninstall Web Companion.

B)

1- Install Revo Uninstaller

2- Locate Web Companion

3- Uninstall Web Companion completely from your PC forever.
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Virus Removals / How to remove Yahoo Toolbar and search.yahoo.com redirect
« Last post by winsoft on November 01, 2016, 04:59:16 AM »
Yahoo toolbar would install itself without consent when you download a freeware or shareware program to your computer. When you are installing a program make sure that you pay attention to all steps and don't just click next!

How to remove Yahoo Toolbar and search.yahoo.com redirect

1- Click control panel

2- programs - uninstall a program

3- Locate the program you want to remove

4- click uninstall

If the program you want to remove is not in programs list then scan your computer with a malware software.

How to remove yahoo toolbar and search.yahoo.com redirect

1- Download Malwarebytes

2- Install and update

3- Scan

4- Remove yahoo toolbar

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Virus Removals / How to remove Thor Files Encrypted from Locky Ransomware
« Last post by winsoft on November 01, 2016, 04:46:31 AM »
If your computer has been infected by Locky ransomware malware there are ways to remove it safely. The signs your PC infected are your personal documents cannot be open and they are encrypted as [8_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[12_random_characters].thor .

This malware will encrypt your personal files and offer help to decrypt them back for 3 bitcoins. Search following files to see if your PC has been infected: _WHAT_is.html, _[2_digit_number]_WHAT_is.html, and _WHAT_is.bmp.

You cannot decrypt your files with encrypted with .thor extension.

How to remove the .thor extension malware


1- Download Malwarebytes

2- Install and update

3- Scan

4- Remove .thor ransonware malware
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Virus Removals / How to fix Edge Frozen with Virus Warning Pop up
« Last post by winsoft on October 25, 2016, 03:38:41 AM »
On some websites a pop up may come up and wouldn't go away even if you restart the edge browser.

How to fix Edge frozen with virus warning pop up scam

Try ending Edge process via Task manager and restart the browser this action may get rid of the pop up.

After restarting if you still see the pop up then Run Ccleaner to clean up your computer and browsers.
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Virus Removals / How to remove Exploit.SWF.bd Virus pop up
« Last post by winsoft on October 25, 2016, 03:24:17 AM »
If you had Windows firewall security damaged by exploit.SWF.bd virus error you should close the edge browser via task manager.

How to fix Exploit.SWF.bd virus

Run CCleaner and and restart your computer. Once cleaning and restart has completed then click on Edge and see if the pop up message comes again. If it does then do a scan with your favourite antivirus or malware software.
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