Cybersecurity news headlines for July 2021

In July’s edition of cybersecurity news, the cyberattack against software company Kaseya takes the central stage. It is one of the worst cyberattacks in recent history, with a record-breaking $70 million ransom demand and almost 1500 infected companies. The second story continues the theme of serious ransomware attacks as we talk about a new player in the world of ransomware…

Delete Bikequeen1.xyz ads

Bikequeen1.xyz is a generic scam website that tries to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. The site is misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows websites with permission to show users notifications that appear on the desktop. Only instead of useful content, Bikequeen1.xyz would show ads, and not necessarily safe ones either.

How to remove You’ve Made The 9.68-Billionth Search POP-UP Scam

“You’ve Made The 9.68-Billionth Search” POP-UP Scam is just another version of a very common scam that claims you have won a prize for making a lucky search, in this case, the “9.68-billionth”. Supposedly, this giveaway is hosted by Google and it rewards every 10 millionth search. If it isn’t clear yet, this is nothing more than a scam.

Remove Fromyourco.biz ads

Fromyourco.biz is one of many scam websites that misuse a legitimate browser feature to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. If you visit the site, you will get a browser alert saying “Fromyourco.biz wants to show notifications”. And if you click “Allow”, you’ll be permitting the site to spam you with ads. Fortunately, it’s easy to revoke the…

HDMusicStreamSearches browser hijacker removal

HDMusicStreamSearches is a browser hijacker that will make unwanted changes to your browser’s settings and try to redirect you to sponsored websites. It will set portal.hdmusicstreamsearches.com as your homepage and searchlee.com as your default search engine. These changes are made without your explicit permission and will allow the hijacker to alter search results in order to redirect you. However, it’s…

How to remove Aptingtovar.biz redirects

Aptingtovar.biz is a generic spam website that misuses a legitimate browser feature to spam you with ads. When you get redirected to the site, your browser will show an alert saying “Aptingtovar.biz wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, you will be spammed with ads on your desktop. In addition to being annoying, the ads may also be…

How to delete Hhqa ransomware

Hhqa ransomware is file-encrypting malware from the Djvu/STOP ransomware family. This gang of cybercriminals has released hundreds of ransomware versions and continues to release them on a regular basis, with Hhqa ransomware being the most recent version. The versions are essentially identical and can be differentiated by the extensions they add to encrypted files. This ransomware adds .hhqa. Unfortunately, this version…

Should you delete Web Companion

Web Companion by Adaware is advertised as a browser security program that will protect users when they’re browsing. However, it’s classified as a potentially unwanted program by anti-virus software, mainly due to its installation via software bundling. It’s not classified as a malicious program nor should it directly harm your computer, but if you do not remember installing it, we…