Cryptolocker is a notorious example of the trojan malware that hijacks users files and further demand them to pay a ransom in exchange for a password. Its first mentions date to 2014, when the coordinated attack on more than 500,000 users took place.

In 2020, cryptolocker ransomware is not wide distribution anymore. Still, the danger shouldn’t be ignored, as soon as the scammers still use this working & highly profitable scheme to take money from unaware people.

The name of the virus basically describes its properties. It “crypto-locks” files on your computer using the 2048-bit key, which is impossible to…


What is Ransomware?

Without exaggeration, ransomware is a disaster. To some extent, it is worse than any virus. You can heal your device if it gets infected by a Trojan, for example. But there is hardly anything you can do to rescue your folders affected by ransomware. It will encrypt them. You will know that the documents are there but won’t be able to access them. Unless you choose to give a ransom to the cybercriminal.

Ransomware definition and variations

So, we are talking about malware that codes files on a user’s computer or locks it out. It is among the most popular harmful programs. Ransomware may…


In 2020, if you want to be as safe as possible on the Internet, you’ll need the best web protection, and only an internet security suite can provide that. While a regular antivirus engine can be incredibly effective against “traditional” malware, it might not offer comprehensive protection as best antiviruses does. Ransomware, spyware, adware, phishing, keylogging — these threats are just as dangerous if nothing else.

Losing sensitive data to ransomware or getting your credentials stolen by a keylogger is a disaster. To encrypt the most critical files, hide your online activity from prying eyes, or keep ad pop-ups at…


It is an eternal battle, and you are probably a bit tired of hearing it, regardless of your opinion. Do you need virus protection on a Mac? Many think that Mac, as well as other Apple products, is like a fortress, secure and impossible to hijack from within or beyond the system. Others take additional steps to avoid repercussions like data breaches and hackers’ attacks.

As a matter of fact, no one can guarantee 100% security. Hackers adapt and change according to the cyber security trends. They are constantly creeping in the shadows of the internet to get to your…


You won’t have to be a seasoned pro to be able to run a virus scan. macOS has several built-in scanning features, and you can (and should) use them all to detect and eliminate virus threats. Join us, and let’s take a quick look at how this works on the Mac systems. We’ve got step-by-step instructions for you that are very easy to follow.

On top of that, we’ll also discuss the best third-party antivirus products on the market. The list includes Bitdefender, PCMatic, Mcafee, and other leading security software. …


Yesterday, one of my friend complained to me that she couldn’t install her new antivirus after she uninstalled Avast AntiVirus from Control Panel Add/ Remove Programs. She downloaded Avast uninstall utility but still no luck! But finally I helped her completely uninstall Avast without sending to the repair shop. Now follow up my steps now!

Uninstall Avast AntiVirus through Windows Add/ Remove Programs

First of all, I reinstalled Avast AntiVirus so that I could uninstall Avast with Windows Add/ Remove Programs.

  1. Reboot the computer and press F8 Key
  2. select Safe Mode with Arror keys and hit Enter Key
  3. Click Start…

George Berrios

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