Emotet is back and is now dropping QakBot banking trojan

After more than five months of inactivity, the Emotet botnet is back in action and is now distributing the QakBot (QBot) banking trojan. Emotet is known as one of the most notorious and most active cyber crime operations. Emotet first emerged in 2014 as a banking trojan that targeted banking credentials but has since evolved into a botnet that allows…

Searchmarquis.com Removal – Remove Searchmarquis.com

What is Searchmarquis.com
Searchmarquis.com is a highly questionable website that may be set as your homepage if your computer is infected with a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are pretty harmless infections that don’t harm the computer directly. What they do is they change browser’s settings and set their promoted sites as homepages. In this case, it’s Searchmarquis.com that will load every…

COM surrogate – How to fix it

What is COM surrogate
COM surrogate or dllhost.exe are processes part of the Windows operating system. If you open your Task Manager, you will likely see multiple COM surrogate processes running. This is completely normal. COM actually stands for Component Object Model, and COM object are plugged into other applications in order to extend them. It’s often used to create thumbnail…

What is Zeromax stealer

What is Zeromax stealer
Zeromax stealer, discovered by malware analyst 3xp0rt, is a trojan that mainly focuses of data theft. This trojan primarily tries to steal login credentials for various accounts, such as online banking, email, and cryptocurrency. This data is stolen from browsers and other applications that may store login credentials. The stolen data may be used by the malware…

Remove MPlayerX virus

What is MPlayerX virus
MPlayerX virus refers to a free video player MPlayerX. It is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) due to its installation methods and behaviour. While it’s technically not a correct classification, many users refer to it as virus. It doesn’t seem to be particularly harmful but it’s not harmless either, hence the classification PUP. It can…

What is PC Reviver and Why you need to remove it

What is PC Reviver
PC Reviver is advertised as a system optimization program but is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by some anti-virus programs. The program is promoted as a tool to repair, optimize and maintain a computer, and offers features such as startup managing, registry cleaning, windows updating, duplicates finding, driver updating, etc. It’s essentially a program that…

Virus Bongacams Removal

What is Virus Bongacams
Virus Bongacams refers to an adware infectiocn that redirects to the bongacams website and shows inappropriate ads. It is referred to as Virus Bongacams by many users because they are redirected to this adult website. However, the site is not malware, nor is it dangerous to visit. However, when users are constantly redirected to a pornography site…

Remove Perfect Optimizer

Perfect Optimizer is a fake system optimizer
Perfect Optimizer is a highly questionable program, advertised as system optimization program. It’s considered to be scareware and classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) due to its use of freeware bundles to install and tendency to show fake scan results to encourage users to buy the full program. Perfect Optimizer is almost identical…