What is minerd.exe

minerd.exe is a process that belongs to Minerd CryptoCurrency Miner, an infection that will use your computer’s resources to mine for cryptocurrency, specifically Monero. In addition, your computer will be added to a mining pool. This is a very noticeable computer infection because its presence will slow down your computer and make your program crash constantly. It’s using your computer’s…

Remove Apcrtldr.dll

What is apcrtldr.dll
apcrtldr.dll is a Dynamic Link Library file, associated with a browser extensions Music Toolbar by Bandoo Media. The toolbar seems to spread via software bundling, which is why it’s classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It may also perform unwanted changes to your browsers, such as changing your homepage. The reason you noticed the file is probably…

Remove hkcmd.exe

What is hkcmd.exe
hkcmd.exe is a process installed by Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. In other words, while not an essential Windows process, it’s completely legitimate and safe. It appears in Task Manager, which is where you and many others users likely noticed it. It’s normal and even advised to be concerned about unfamiliar processes appearing in the Task…

Save yourself email scam – How to avoid it

What is Save yourself email scam
Save yourself email scam is one of those scam emails that threaten to expose videos of you unless you agree to pay money. They’re often called sextortion emails because they threaten to expose sex-related videos of users if a payment is not made. These emails are scams but it’s understandable if they are convincing to…

How to remove Auto PC Cleaner 2019 PUP

What is Auto PC Cleaner 2019?
Auto PC Cleaner 2019 is a potentially unwanted application that gets distributed online through freeware and shareware bundles. It is advertised as a tool that can optimize your computer by eliminating unnecessary files, software, and other elements from it. The app is identical to PCVARK, which is also classified as potentially unwanted because of its distribution…

Remove Wow Search

What is Wow Search
Wow Search is a browser hijacker that will take over your browser and try to redirect you to sponsored websites. It’s not a dangerous infection so if you notice it on your computer, you don’t need to worry too much. However, just because it’s not dangerous itself, that does not mean you should allow it to remain…

Cybersecurity news headlines for August 1-31, 2019

Cybersecurity news headlines for August 1-31, 2019
August’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines is here, and we have three stories to report on. It’s a short one this month but nothing too major happened. 22 Texas cities were hit with a coordinated ransomware attack, dating app 3Fun leaked users’ precise location data and personal information, and legitimate app CamScanner was found…

Remove Pro PC Cleaner

What is Pro PC Cleaner
Pro PC Cleaner is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), advertised as a registry cleaner and system optimization tool. The program supposedly helps improve your computer’s performance by deleting unnecessary files. However, it doesn’t really do anything, and before users can fully use it, they are asked to purchase the full version. This is how PUPs of…