Magniber Ransomware being delivered via Google’s Chrome Browser as an Update
Whenever an update comes on a computer, smartphone or other device, then it is better i.e. its security level is updated. The bug is fixed. The risk of virus or malware attack is reduced. However, the update of Google’s Chrome browser is increasing people’s troubles. After updating it, a ransomware is coming in the system, which is harming the user’s data.
According to a report by GBhackers.com, Magniber ransomware is coming to the system after updates to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. In such a situation, the update is visible on both these browsers, then do not update it at all. After these updates, Magniber ransomware may come in your system. This allows hackers to blackmail you by stealing your data.
What is Magniber Ransomware?
Magniber ransomware is working as before. When it reaches your system, it can damage it. It may download other malware while you are browsing. When the user works on Chrome and Edge browsers, then the malware is distributed through fake webpages.
Once the user clicks on the ‘Update Chrome’ or ‘Update Edge’ button, the page downloads a browser extension of type .appx. This extension becomes active in the background. After which your Windows starts damaging the file. The user has no information about this.
What are the disadvantages of Magniber Ransomware?
When it reaches your system, then it becomes active by going in the background. This starts the encryption of all the files on your system. When the encryption process is over, you will no longer be able to open any files on the system.
During this, the hackers send you a ransom note pad. When you pay for it, only then you get access to the file back. Not only this, the ransomware also asks to download the Tor browser.
How To Avoid Magniber Ransomware?
Do not update your Chrome browser or Edge browser at the moment. This is an automatic update, so there is no need to panic. No manual updating. In manual download, hackers can take you to a fake page.
Do keep a backup of your data. For this, cloud storage or physical external storage hard drive can be used. If for any reason the PC becomes infected, reset your system.
Make sure to use an antivirus on your PC and laptop. Keep updating your antivirus. Try to avoid free antivirus if possible. Use its paid version only.