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The Win32/Uwamson.A!ml security threat and its impact on systems


Stephanie AdlamMay 16, 20243 min read

Win32/Uwamson.A!ml is a specific name of a Microsoft Defender detection. This designation indicates that the suspicious program or file scanned…

What is PUADIManager:Win32/Sepdot detection? PUA Analysis


Stephanie AdlamMay 15, 20245 min read

PUADLManager:Win32/Sepdot is a potentially unwanted application that installs additional software. It specifically flags an application software that handles software bundling functionality. Sepdot is often packed into freeware applications or pirated software. Potentially unwanted applications may look like less dangerous threats, but they can still create the problems. Intrusive advertisements, tracking users’ online activity, harvesting personal information – all this is among the most common symptoms. Sepdot should be removed as fast as any other thing detected by antivirus programs. PUADLManager:Win32/Sepdot…

What is Werfault.exe?

Werfault.exe Error

Stephanie AdlamMay 15, 20245 min read

Werfault.exe is a system process used to collect information about program errors, which helps diagnose and resolve issues to improve the user experience. In certain cases, it can repeatedly crash, displaying an error message, and also be used by malware. What is Werfault.exe? Werfault.exe is a Windows Error Reporting (WER) process. It is responsible for handling error reporting in Windows operating systems. WerFault.exe was first released on 11/08/2006 for Windows Vista and is still present in Windows 10 and 11.…

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Stephanie AdlamMay 15, 20247 min read You’ve probably seen this number on memes, t-shirts, and tech documents. But what exactly is it, and why is it so popular? Let’s dive in and find out. is a special Internet Protocol (IP) address known as “localhost”. As the name suggests, it’s used locally to create an IP connection with your own computer. This address makes sure that any data packet sent to never leaves your computer. Instead of being sent out to the local network…

What is AggregatorHost.exe? Is it Safe?


Stephanie AdlamMay 14, 20244 min read

Aggregatorhost.exe is a process in the Task Manager that is also often suspicious to users. Due to its uncertain nature, it can appear to the users as a malicious process, but it is not (at least, not usually). Below, I will tell you what this process is, what it refers to, and whether you may have a reason to distrust it. What is AggregatorHost.exe? The Aggregatorhost.exe is a system process that you can occasionally spectate in the Task Manager. I…

virtool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore Analysis


Stephanie AdlamMay 11, 20246 min read

VirTool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore is the name of the Microsoft Defender detection of a malicious element present in the system. Usually, it marks a thing that can weaken the system’s security and make the device vulnerable to malware injection. Let’s find out how dangerous this is, and how to deal with it. Threats like VirTool are often the sign of an ongoing malware attack. Threats may carry embedded code that targets security tools and uses a stand-alone script. The fact that malicious software…

What is Chromstera Browser?

Chromstera Browser

Stephanie AdlamMay 11, 20244 min read

Chromstera Browser a rogue browser that mimics Google Chrome, and spams ads, redirects search queries and collects data about the user’s online activity. Like the majority of such software, it is distributed as “recommended program” in bundles and through malicious adverts. Chromstera Browser Overview Chromstera Browser is potentially unwanted software positioned as an alternative web browser. It is built on the Chromium engine but lacks the links required for the Chromium core. Once installed, it floods the user with excessive…

What is Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac?


Stephanie AdlamMay 9, 20245 min read

Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac is a type of malware designed to gather data from the system it infects. Sometimes, known spyware families get this detection. The malware is typically distributed disguised as helpful utilities that are downloaded from untrustworthy sources. Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac Overview Trojan:Win32/Mamson.A!ac is a Microsoft Defender detection that flags infostealer malware. This type of malicious program aims at collecting data from the infected system. Usually, it gathers login credentials from browser files, cookies, browser history, and other information about the victim’s Internet…

What is Universal Browser?

Universal Browser

Stephanie AdlamMay 8, 20244 min read

Universal Browser is a name of a browser that users spectate in a strange update window that pops up in the system, occasionally reporting an update error. This window is in fact related to the Chromstera browser – a rogue web browser app. The appearance of this window happens along with systems going crazy – browsers crash, dubious browser extensions appear, and unknown programs are getting installed. What is Universal Browser? Universal browser is a mysterious web browser that users…

What is Wave Browser? Removal Guide

Wave Browser

Stephanie AdlamMay 7, 20244 min read

Wave Browser is an unwanted browser application that tries to look as a yet another Chromium-based project. Although it performs its function, according to users’ reviews, there are more problems than benefits. Now, we will take a closer look at it and determine whether you should use it. What is a Wave Browser? Wave Browser is a web browser developed on Chromium core, an open-source variant of the one used in Chrome. This is the last bit of positive information…

What is PUA:Win32/Conduit? Virus Analysis


Stephanie AdlamMay 6, 20244 min read

PUA:Win32/Conduit is a potentially unwanted application that performs suspicious activity with the browser. It changes the homepage and search engine and installs extensions. It is distributed through hacked software or under the “recommended software” guise. PUA:Win32/Conduit Overview PUA:Win32/Conduit (also goes by PUAAdvertising:Win32/Conduit) is a potentially unwanted application belonging to Conduit Search. One of Conduit’s characteristic features is unwanted activity on the user’s device. It installs additional software and changes current web browser settings without the user’s knowledge, which makes it…

What is Trojan:Win32/Wacatac? Threat Analysis


Stephanie AdlamMay 6, 20248 min read

Trojan Wacatac is an umbrella detection for a wide range of malicious software, that shares functionality and code. In particular, the Wacatac name points to malware with dropper capabilities that are used to deliver ransomware. Trojan Wacatac Detection Trojan:Script/Wacatac.B!ml and Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.B!ml detection is one of the numerous detection names that Microsoft assigns to minor malware families. A lot of similar-yet-different malicious software received this name because of the use of the same code solutions and similar functionality. Microsoft’s name often…

What is AcroTray.exe Process? Analysis


Stephanie AdlamMay 3, 20245 min read

The Acrotray.exe process is one of the important components provided by Adobe Systems. This process is associated with Adobe Acrobat software and often starts automatically when the Windows operating system starts. However, not every user knows what this process is, what it is for and whether it is safe. Let’s do a complete technical analysis of this process, its functionality, and security. AcroTray.exe – What is it? AcroTray.exe is an executable file that is part of the Adobe Acrobat software.…