Category - News

This category covers the News section of HowToRemove.Guide. We primarily focus on news in the security and anti-malware industry, but not limited to them, as we have recently engaged in broader interests related to browsers, operating systems and their relationship to hardware.

User experience  has become a driving factor on the internet, merging areas which were once clearly separated. A prime subject in this is the intersection between the user privacy we all covet and how new features introduced to safeguard that privacy can be exploited by malware creators.


In a technological world of rapid change, we at HowToRemove.Guide need to be fully aware of how that world changes to ensure we can be at the driving edge of knowledge on what malware creators can use against every day users.

And the first step to that is to be constantly informed of all coming changes.


New Windows 10 QR Code May be Abused by Malware

A golden gate for the hackers with the new Blue QR Code of Windows 10. How can malware take advantage of it?   A QR code has been integrated to the famous Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10. This means that when you experience a crash of the...


How to Encrypt WhatsApp Messages: WhatsApp Does it For You

WhatsApp encrypted all its users’ messages by itself. Are we having more private conversations now?  Last Tuesday, WhatsApp announced to its users with a message, that all their communications will be encrypted with end-to-end encryption. This...


The E-banking Trojan Gozi hits the 20min news portal!

The largest news portal in Switzerland has involuntarily spread a dangerous E-banking Trojan. A warning message appeared on the “20 min” (www.20min.ch) website on Thursday, announcing that the news portal has been attacked by the dangerous Trojan...


MedStar Health Hacked by Ransomware Virus

MedStar Health has been reportedly hacked by a by a Ransomware PC virus “infection” for the last couple of days. Reports have surfaced that due to the virus threat MedStar Health has closed a large portion of its IT system operations. It is as of...


New Petya Ransomware Locks You Out Of Your PC

First reported in the Heisse Security board, this new threat calls itself “Petya Ransomware”. What makes it different from other ransomware viruses is the fact that it uses a brand new method to infect computers and totally lock down the machine...

News Ransomware

Transmission “ransomware” 2.90 on mac

Ransomware for Apple OS X is real Transmission “ransomware” is a popular Apple OS X torrent client, which was recently targeted by a group of hackers seeking to release a new version of ransomware named KeRanger, which is fully capable...


Ransom32 – the first Ransomware in JavaScript

2016 will definitely bring us many great news, but Ransom32 is surely not one of them – at least for people not involved in cybercrimes. This is a brand new Ransomware that differs from previous incarnations due to the language it has been written...


“On Est Tous Paris” Virus Hoax Surges in France

“On Est Tous Paris” is a Virus hoax that suddenly spread in France like a wildfire, today – October 16th. As is unfortunately the case with such things, the hoax involved the latest great tragedy in the war with terrorism, the...


Snapchat Virus attacks Android devices

A new snapchat virus has been making waves recently. Multiple reports of a new Android virus that has already affected many users have surfaced. Most affected users refer to it simply as Snapchat Virus 2015. As you might have guessed this is not the...