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Cybersecurity: How to avoid virus, scams and more
By ✠⚜️🔥General Pyromancer🔥⚜✠ and 10 collaborators
In this guide we will learn you how to recognize scam attemptes, virus, phishing, spyware etc ...

We created this guide to help people with some problem security or don't know what to do, i am not security expert but i am just studant of cybersecurity, hardware and software, sometimes i like to help peoples and have this as studies to my life future
 
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Basic information
Here is list of some malware (Basic)

Also before of all, i recommend you read about our answers and how to get security for your account steam, etc, check out the link below
Account Security Recommendations


Here also are other topic about how to avoid phishing scams and more
A list of common scams and anymore


  • Adware:
    • Adware refers to the malware category that displays unwanted advertising using invasive and sometimes dangerous. Its name is a contraction of the words advertisement (advertising) and malware.

    • Not all adware is bad. At best, they are merely annoying. But less scrupulous advertisers sometimes develop an adware that can weaken your security settings to track their activities and show ads even where they do not normally have access. These security holes can then be exploited by more dangerous attacks. When this happens, the software is sometimes called malvertising.

    • We too see that adware isn't good thing they are some viruses of ''ads'' when infect your brower and pc, it too can be spyware

    • Adware, or advertising-supported software, is any software package that automatically renders advertisements in order to generate revenue for its author. The advertisements may be in the user interface of the software or on a screen presented to the user during the installation process. The functions may be designed to analyze which Internet sites the user visits and to present advertising pertinent to the types of goods or services featured there. The term is sometimes used to refer to software that displays unwanted advertisements known as malware.[1]


  • Keylogger:
    • keyloggers can capture keys, spy, stores data and information that may be important to you a dangerous virus when infected, it can cause serious problems on your pc

    • Keylogger-screen-capture-example.A keylogger example of a screencapture, which holds potentially confidential and private information. The image below holds the , often referred to as keylogging or keyboard capturing, is the action of recording the keys struck on a keyboard, typically covertly, so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.[1] Keylogging can also be used to study human–computer interaction. Numerous keylogging methods exist: they range from hardware and software-based approaches to acoustic analysis.


  • Screenlogger:
    • Screenloggers are viruses as type ''spyware'' who can screen your important informations and invade privacy causing problems with your info stuff

  • Trojan:
    • The famous horse trojan spy and causes some problmes on your pc, too it's kind of virus who is used by crackers (evil hackers)

    • In computing, Trojan horse, or Trojan, is any malicious computer program which is used to hack into a computer by misleading users of its true intent. The term is derived from the Ancient Greek story of the wooden horse that was used to help Greek troops invade the city of Troy by stealth.

      Trojans are generally spread by some form of social engineering, for example where a user is duped into executing an e-mail attachment disguised to be unsuspicious, (e.g., a routine form to be filled in), or by drive-by download. Although their payload can be anything, many modern forms act as a backdoor, contacting a controller which can then have unauthorized access to the affected computer. This infection allows an attacker to access users' personal information such as banking information, passwords, or personal identity (IP address).

      Unlike computer viruses and worms, Trojans generally do not attempt to inject themselves into other files or otherwise propagate themselves.

  • Spyware:
    • Spyware are viruses who spy and stole your important information when you do not receive it

    • Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge.[1]

      "Spyware" is mostly classified into four types: system monitors, trojans, adware, and tracking cookies.[2] Spyware is mostly used for the purposes of tracking and storing Internet users' movements on the Web and serving up pop-up ads to Internet users.


  • Ransomware:
    • This is probably one of worse viruses and used by some crackers, it's software malicious that when installed in your pc cannot anymore be removed unlcess you pay to them money, this virus can causes very problem serious in your pc and encrypting all your files, pics and etc

    • Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's computer, executes a cryptovirology attack that adversely affects it, and demands a ransom payment to restore it. Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, and display a message requesting payment to unlock it. More advanced malware encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them.[1] The ransomware may also encrypt the computer's Master File Table (MFT) or the entire hard drive.[2][3] Thus, ransomware is a denial-of-access attack that prevents computer users from accessing files[4] since it is intractable to decrypt the files without the decryption key. Ransomware attacks are typically carried out using a Trojan that has a payload disguised as a legitimate file.

  • Backdoor:
    • Used by hackers and crackers whatever, when installed in your pc it will open other doors for future invasions both network and your pc, it can very causes problem

    • A backdoor is a method, often secret, of bypassing normal authentication in a product, computer system, cryptosystem or algorithm etc. Backdoors are often used for securing unauthorized remote access to a computer, or obtaining access to plaintext in cryptographic systems.

      A backdoor may take the form of a hidden part of a program,[1] a separate program (e.g. Back Orifice may subvert the system through a rootkit), or may be a hardware feature.[2] Although normally surreptitiously installed, in some cases backdoors are deliberate and widely known. These kinds of backdoors might have "legitimate" uses such as providing the manufacturer with a way to restore user passwords.

    Sniffer
    • Sniffers are tools that intercept and analyze traffic on a network, with it you can find out which sites are being accessed on the network, what types of protocols are being used (HTTP,







Social Engineering
The social engineering is a form for stealing your information, most used by scammers, phishers, crackers and some malicious peoples in geral,

Social engineering is the term used to describe a method of attack, where someone makes use of persuasion, often abusing the naiveté or trust of the user for information that can be used to gain unauthorized access to computers or information.

to avoid this, you most not believe some peoples even if they are your friends on steam,

here's some information on support steam thing: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3415-WAFH-6433

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6057-YLBN-1660

important forum: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2597358

Here we see exemple a people infected by malware


Do anyways remember to not click random links even if it's steam, youtube, or whatever (depends if it's fake, obvious phishing)

anyways be careful with what you do
Anti virus, internet security and important information
Here i'll recommend some software that can help you profect out againt this attacks

Kaspersky internet security:
This software can help protect you againt threats on internet and other stuff most avanced, i am still testing and checking out this software but he looks good not so bad, and too it's pretty nice lightweight for who don't want much space his pc and who no uses very ram etc



Malwarebytes anti-malware: the most protection software that avoid you join in some websites malicious and things that go on, highly recommended


too i recommend you anyways use steam guard on your phone, it can helps come more segure your account

Cleaning and updating your pc
Please anyways keep your pc clean, and without risks of privacy or whateve, too update your windows, steam and your anti virus, this can become important action

too it's important that you anyways clean your brower, steam, games and whatever

beyond helps better your performance too will help have more segure, deleting your browsing traces and privacies risks, use ccleaner and wise care 365 to do that if you don't know this software wise care 365 it's good software that i used already 3 years ago





Download Here [www.wisecleaner.com]












Here's other software removal for virus browser hijacker or anything infected in your browser and pc



Download Here [toolslib.net]


Hacker, cracker, etc what it is
Here will show list that types about hacker,crackers and what they are or what you sholud believe for too not get confusing

White Hat: a friendly hacker who can help you out about security and some trips, are too as security expert in geral

Black Hat: this are evil hackers called of ''cracker'' by fact that they can invade your system and causes problem when you don't know what's doing

Grey Hat: is a hacker intermediate between white and blac for example, one that invades systems for fun, but avoid causing serious damage and it does not copy sensitive data.

Elite Hacker: Are probably most expensive hackers and being too as master of internet

Blue Hacker: Are hackers contacted by company, most are security hackers who help out for protect againt vulnerabilities and some malicious, invasions, etc

Lammer: It is one who has no knowledge of hacking, but leaves saying for all who can perform such feats and that will hack anyone.

Script Kiddie: just a cracker without notion, who use some tools of hackers or too are considered as the famous ''scammers'' who try scam anyone. They use their limited knowledge of hacking to invade everything is ahead.

Defacer: a hacker who is skilled in web invasion.

Carder: a hacker who is skilled in credit cards, with cloning, authentication, theft and more.

Phreaker: a hacker who is skilled in phones

Hacktivist: it's too as friendly hacker who uses his skilles for help peoples out with social causes, political, ideological, religious or who engages in cyber terrorism in geral

Nation States Professionals: Both expensive hacker and security experts, are hired by governments and / or state intelligence agencies, as well as specific units of cyber warfare. With a great computing power at its disposal, such hackers targeting virtually attack infrastructure, both military and civilian, financial, services, etc.

Here in steam we have our administrators and moderators who helps out fixing us problem and important things, when you can feel free to contact them






How to avoid phisining
Here we see some examples of fake steam pages and some of more













Anyways when your friend or whatever sent his link to any steam, check out the url and see if it's safe, all websites that are real have this symbol on url sometimes when you join to offical site like that you're seeing on picture, neither all has but anyways check out if has, if his url has weird names or different from offical, you can leave because this can be fake site who use your login for trying steal account





















The steam guard will never tell you to download anything, be careful
Segure navigation
if you want a segure navigation then if you have google brower go to your brower click in settings ---->

See on picture and then click in ''New incognito window''

NOTE: That segure navigation you won't have problem with cookies and passwords saved it will be automally removed, you can feel more segure doing that



Then you're done
IP, DNS, TCP, Firewall How to protect?
Talking about DNS, Here's a good software who verify and protect your DNS and you can check out who is joing in your wif-fi or internet local


This software is totally free and it has on steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/355000/


Easy Hide IP, if you wanna change your ip for questions security then i recommend this software it's easy and fast, better than hotspot shield, i already had tested hotsport it's a crap ones

Easy Hide IP[easy-hide-ip.com]
CyberGhost[www.cyberghostvpn.com]
Surf Anonymous[www.surfanonymous-free.com]
TunnelBear[www.tunnelbear.com]

Proxy List: http://www.freeproxylists.net/


if you wanna know how TCP Works









Firewall: Anyways check out if your firewall is working







Also if you have a anti virus, check out if it's working and you can change some settings for having a good profection and more a bit security















By exemple you can block even private and public networks, it's a little recommendable and if you want more security











So as i mean you can change settings to put a bit more protection, i really recommend it, is like having a good security for pc and internet etc









Private Profile
Putting your profile private too can help you anonymously with your security's stuff, as if you put to friends only your friends can see, and if you put private to yourseulf only you can see ur own profile,

this can help a little to be secret anonymously
Adblock
This is just a expansion/app for google brower or whatever brower, it will help too protecet you againt annoying ads when it can be spyware spying your things ,
not all ads are spying you but for me i believe that some of them spys you and sent your information for advertising or even some virus

i anyways uses this app in my brower and it's really good, without annoying ads or virus whatever

You can found them and download on chrome web store if you uses google chrome
Other pic of person suspect hacked
Here's exemple of friend my that maybe got ''hacked'' i just suspect him don't stop sent me some stupid links and most funny still is he senting a link from workshop that then when i see got removed, probably hacked









So even if it's your friend or ''best friend'' please never click in werid or suspect links! that can be virus when your friend got hacked/infected

Be careful anyways!
New virus steam
So as had see, my friend had alert me about this, so would be nice you're all share to ur friends and etc, the link is her: https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/5skfg4/warning_regarding_a_steam_profile_related_exploit/

Be anyways careful!
Other possible scam virus
So well recent my friend make a post about it, the pictures are below




Also i anyways suspect playing strange servers, it's sure is well better play in valve servers because there are more safe and good,

some strange servers may download some virus file to try scam your account!
Possible New Scam
So as the name says, some of my friend have alert me and i see situations like that
some new reports is happending


so new problems we need to avoid and take care of it, the new scam is when you click in a false link named ''trade offer'', my friend explain to me that it can get informations of your account and try take hack your PC

Here is profile of scammer, he has two accounts:
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198083612037 (Main Acoount)

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198052866549 (Alt Account)

his main account you're all will note the link for trade offer, so please dont click it can get hack your account and sent virus to your friends etc,also there is another type of scam which is really close to this one. You know that button called ''View more info'' on other people's profiles? Don't click
them,because it may have virus or something that will hack your PC. The best way to not get ''scammed'' by this is to change your language by using the Steam settings and you will see if this is the real button or some fake link.
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So if you're liked guide rates up and after favorite, btw the guide is anyways free for more informations whatever, can feel free to post on comments about how to avoid scams, security stuff and etc, Thanks
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22 Comments
✠⚜️🔥General Pyromancer🔥⚜✠  [author] Feb 8 @ 5:54am 
Also that, thanks
Seven7 Feb 8 @ 1:44am 
" important forum: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2597358 "
outdated, will be removed
Segure navigation - ? mistype?

After checking and updating, you can get a good guide, which can be translated into several languages... btw, all after "Adblock" are outdated
and, probably, some paragraphs should be rewritten more clearly and with examples... I will need to read more and think over
Wixmix ツ  [author] Jan 5 @ 2:34am 
Ty
✠⚜️🔥General Pyromancer🔥⚜✠  [author] Jan 4 @ 10:35pm 
Alert: new scam, please be careful!
Zecc Oct 23, 2017 @ 9:10pm 
amazing guide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:steamhappy::steamhappy::steamhappy:
✠⚜️🔥General Pyromancer🔥⚜✠  [author] Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:10am 
My guide can have some problems in english grammar, but are just basic things about how to protect yourself on steam and internet
Wixmix ツ  [author] Aug 4, 2017 @ 7:16am 
Ty bro
Capitán del Mundo Aug 4, 2017 @ 6:07am 
Awesome.. very nice tips !
✠⚜️🔥General Pyromancer🔥⚜✠  [author] Feb 7, 2017 @ 6:20am 
Thanks man yeah i did it, i know malware bytes long time really one of best anti-malware, also see this: https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/5skfg4/warning_regarding_a_steam_profile_related_exploit/

my friend alert me about new malware for steam, i recommend you're all share to ur friends and etc, be careful!
AiminGGnacoo Jan 25, 2017 @ 1:20pm 
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