A friend of mine wanted to transfer his data from a USB drive to my PC but the USB had no visible files. It was showing that it had few GBs of data in it but all it contained were few shortcuts. Antivirus program detected few viruses from that USB which were deleted. Furthermore I scanned and cleaned the USB drive by using some other antivirus tools (AdwCleaner, JRT, Spybot S&D, TDSSKiller and more). The USB was still not showing any data. It however displayed a hidden folder with no name. The folder had no name and it was showing zero size. Virus created a folder without name and transferred all the USB data in that folder. I had cleaned the USB. Now all I had to do is to retrieve that hidden data from USB drive. Here is how to do it.
With time, Antivirus software have been improving a lot. Couple of years back, only few security software companies offered free antivirus protection but now more and more security companies are joining this league and we can download free antivirus from almost any security software company and use it freely to protect computer. However the question arises that is this free antivirus security solution enough to protect our data, computer files and our online activities or not? If you use only single free antivirus software in your computer, you are not protected and there are fair chances that your computer is infected with malware and spyware hidden deep down in system files and folders unnoticed by your free antivirus solution.
We have shared several ways to unblock websites here, here, here, here, here and freeware software ‘Freegate‘ to unblock blocked websites and here is another useful software to do just that and to bypass download limitations of websites. Software is multi-platform, and can be used on PC such as on MAC, Windows, Linux, and on mobile devices such as Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod. Free version allows 25GB per month bandwidth, 512KB/s data speed, data encryption, OpenVPN, PPtP, country switch, IP switch, censorship bypass, and support via email, live chat and messengers. Hide your IP address, go anonymous online, secure your privacy, encrypt internet data, remove downloading limits, go free online with Hideman.
Developers have found open redirect vulnerability in Quora app for Facebook that made stealing Facebook accounts easy. Quora is a Facebook app that connects you to everything you want to know about and it has over 500,000 monthly users, so the victim base for this attack can be considerable. Here is a video demonstration of how to steal any friend’s Facebook account if target Facebook account has Quora app enabled in his Facebook.
In many cases you web browser proxy settings can be changed. Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome are vulnerable to proxy setting changes if malware like Trojan-Banker.Win32.Capper enters in PC. This malware adds a special URL to the ‘Use automatic configuration script’ option in the Internet connection settings. The CapperKiller utility is a free portable software that will eliminate this malware from infected PC and fix the proxy settings for all web browsers. If your PC is not infected by above mentioned malware but your browsers proxy settings have been changed, still you can use this guide and software recommendation within to fix your PC.
Remove TDSS rootkit, bootkits, rootkits, viruses and trojans from PC. TDSS rootkit is also known as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ or Alureon. A rootkit is a program or a program kit that hides the presence of malware in the system. A rootkit will penetrate into the Windows system and intercepts the system functions (Windows API). It can hide its presence by intercepting and modifying low-level API functions. It can also hide the presence of particular processes, folders, files and registry keys. Some rootkits install their own hidden drivers and services in the system. TDSSKiller Anti-Rootkit Utility is developed by Kaspersky Labs and is very efficient in detection and elimination hidden malware from PC. Its a freeware and portable utility.
Unwanted toolbars, search assistants, search bars, translators are junkwares / badwares. If you see a new toolbar that you did not install in your internet browser, or you see your homepage from internet browser has been changed automatically then its more likely that you have got a junkware, malware, adware or browser hijacker in your PC. More common reason is that you might have installed a freeware that brought hidden junkware that changed your browser homepage settings and PC behavior. You will see unwanted pop ups with ads if your PC is infected. Junkware removal tool is for you to easily get rid of these baddies.
Search dot us dot com is a search page that probably got access to your PC when you installed a freeware via any installer from a freeware website. It will add a search box and a search start page in your PC internet explorer, Firefox, Chrome. Anytime when you open new internet browser, start page with ‘start.search.us.com’ will be opened. This is a browser hijacker which will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries. Here is how to remove it.