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Global Internet Security Alerts


  • Trojan-Downloader:JS/Locky
    Trojan-Downloader:JS/Locky is ransomware that encrypts files saved on the machine and demands payment of a ransom in order to obtain the decryption key needed to restore normal access to the affected files.
  • Trojan-Downloader:W97M/Dridex
    Trojan-Downloader:W97M/Dridex is a document file containing maliciously crafted macro code that, when allowed to run on a user's machine, drops a file onto the system. The dropped file attempts to contact a remote server.
  • Trojan.GenericKD.3016333
    Trojan.GenericKD.3016333 is ransomware that encrypts files stored on the affected device and demands payment of a ransom.
  • Trojan:W32/Nymaim
    Trojan:W32/Nymaim is ransomware that is also capable of downloading additional malware onto the affected device.

Virus Activity

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Safety Tip

Show File Extensions Configure Windows to always show file extensions. In Windows 2000, this is done through Explorer via the Tools menu: Tools/Folder Options/View - and uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types". This makes it more difficult to for a harmful file (such as an EXE or VBS) to masquerade as a harmless file (such as TXT or JPG).

Security Terms

Data Miner

A program that collects information on user browsing behavior. The collected information can include data entered into online forms, such as sensitive account details and passwords.

Once the information is collected, it is usually transmitted to an external party for further analysis and misuse. Data miners generally function without a user's knowledge or authorization.

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