News

Coronavirus [COVID-19] Phishing Emails

The current COVID-19 pandemic has cybercriminals on the loose. They have been taking advantage of this global crisis, preying on people’s fear, in order to obtain personal information and infect computers for profit. They scam people by sending phishing emails claiming to be from legit sources like the World Health Organization (WHO) or from the… Read more »

Shlayer Trojan: Mac Malware Infecting 10% of Mac Users

A lot of computer users assume that Macs rarely or don’t get infected at all with malware. But this is not the case. Just recently, antivirus provider Kaspersky has cited in their report that in 2019, the top Mac malware infecting 1 in 10 macOS users is the Shlayer trojan. According to their press release,… Read more »

Special Olympics NY Server Compromised, Sends Phishing Emails

Special Olympics New York, a non-profit organization that helps provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and their communities to compete in Olympic-style, coached sports had its email server hacked during the holidays. The hackers were able to compromise and launch a phishing campaign targeting its donors. It tells the recipients that an automatic donation of… Read more »

First Aid Beauty, P&G’s online beauty store, Hacked

It seemed that hackers were successful in stealing customer payment information by planting an e-skimmer on prestige skin-care brand First Aid Beauty’s website. This popular beauty line was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble (P&G) reportedly at $250 million. It is again the notorious Magecart software skimmer who is responsible for this attack on P&G’s… Read more »

Security Tips

How to Remove Smashapps.net

When you open your browser, do you always get redirected to Smashapps.net? If so, then a browser hijacker is causing these redirects. The browser extension Smash Apps promises to enhance user browsing experience but it is actually a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your homepage and search engine to https://smashapps.net/. Smashapps.net will send… Read more »

How to Remove Search.hmapndirectionhub.com [Maps N’ Direction Hub]

Maps N’ Direction Hub is marketed as an online portal where you can easily access various maps and routes when driving or traveling. It has been found out though that this tool is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Maps N’ Direction Hub is a PUP belonging to browser hijackers which will attempt to commandeer your… Read more »

How to Remove Search.hmytvtab.com [My TV Tab]

My TV Tab is a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage to search.hmytvtab.com. My TV Tab will redirect you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back. Getting redirected to Search.hmytvtab.com happens because you… Read more »

How to Remove Search.protectionapps.live

Search.protectionapps.live is a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. This Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back. Search.protectionapps.live is usually installed bundled with the Wowsearch browser… Read more »

Top Removal Guides

How to Remove Smashapps.net

When you open your browser, do you always get redirected to Smashapps.net? If so, then a browser hijacker is causing these redirects. The browser extension Smash Apps promises to enhance user browsing experience but it is actually a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your homepage and search engine to https://smashapps.net/. Smashapps.net will send… Read more »

How to Remove Search.hmapndirectionhub.com [Maps N’ Direction Hub]

Maps N’ Direction Hub is marketed as an online portal where you can easily access various maps and routes when driving or traveling. It has been found out though that this tool is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Maps N’ Direction Hub is a PUP belonging to browser hijackers which will attempt to commandeer your… Read more »

How to Remove Search.hmytvtab.com [My TV Tab]

My TV Tab is a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage to search.hmytvtab.com. My TV Tab will redirect you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back. Getting redirected to Search.hmytvtab.com happens because you… Read more »

How to Remove Search.protectionapps.live

Search.protectionapps.live is a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. This Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back. Search.protectionapps.live is usually installed bundled with the Wowsearch browser… Read more »