About Darren Williams

Dr. Williams is the founder and CEO of BlackFog, Inc. In the wake of increasing privacy concerns across the world Dr. Williams founded BlackFog to combat the growing number of applications and online sites that breach your privacy rights. With more than 20% of online activity associated with data profiling it was clear that something had to be done to curb this growing threat. Unlike companies that focus on malware and viruses this new category focuses specifically on data loss prevention, ransomware and malvertising.

Petya cyberattack hits Europe and is quickly spreading

On the heels of the recent WannaCry attack, Europe has been hit with a new ransomware variant known as Petya. Ukraine reported ransom demands targeting the government and key infrastructure, and the Danish Maersk conglomerate said many of its systems were down. This ransomware used a software update and social engineering to download the malicious file, [...]

2017-07-10T06:35:09+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Privacy, Ransomware|

Error applying policy when starting BlackFog

When starting BlackFog Privacy some users have reported an error when reviewing the log file. The error states that the Policies cannot be applied due to an error. This error is the result of a damaged policy file on your machine. To resolve this problem you need to navigate to the following directory: windows\system32\grouppolicy\machine Next, delete the [...]

2017-06-07T10:36:10+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

How to Uninstall when original MSI is missing

If you are having problems uninstalling an application due to missing files required by the Windows Installer system we recommend you use the following tool from Microsoft to fix any issues. Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed    

2017-05-31T09:17:44+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

WannaCry Ransomware and the NHS attack

Ransomware continues to escalate globally and targets more and more essential services. This particular attack has been devastating for the UK, knocking out patient records and rendering hospitals completely at its mercy. With no ability to access patient records and essential data patients are being turned away on a large scale.

2017-06-28T16:56:57+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Breach, Medical, Privacy, Ransomware|

Privacy Quick Start (Mac)

BlackFog Privacy protects your computer from prying eyes and ensures your Mac is safe. By blocking the distribution of malware through advertising networks (malvertising), removing adware and cleaning your computer you can significantly reduce the chance of infection. BlackFog Privacy is effectively multiple products in one and includes: Ad Blocker Disk Cleaner Privacy Cleaner Adware [...]

2017-04-10T13:59:00+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

Prevent Trend Micro removing BlackFog executable during cleaning

If you are running Trend Micro AV Security suite you may notice that it randomly removes legitimate applications like BlackFog Privacy while it is cleaning your computer. The best way to deal with this problem is to firstly restore the quarantined file according to this support document from Trend Micro. Secondly it is important [...]

2017-04-10T13:57:37+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

Password protecting the uninstallation of BlackFog Privacy

When installing BlackFog on multiple machines within a family or corporate environment it is often necessary to ensure that the product is not disabled or removed. BlackFog ensures that you can only remove the product by entering the license signature. This is the signature that was provided in the license key provided by BlackFog. In [...]

2017-04-10T13:56:18+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

Privacy Quick Start (Windows)

BlackFog Privacy ensures your computer is kept safe from prying eyes. It is able to intercept, detect and respond to data profiling and collection requests before they happen and ensures you are protected from spyware, ransomware and other data collection activities on your computer. It provides several layers of protection. Monitors network traffic in real-time and [...]

2017-04-12T16:45:06+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

Windows installer seems to hang

If you DO NOT have an active Internet connection or your firewall is blocking outbound connections then the installer will appear to hang as it tries to resolve application dependencies. This is only a problem on version 2.0 or earlier of the BlackFog installer for Windows. Version 2.0.1 or later first check the Internet connection [...]

2017-04-10T13:53:16+00:00 April 10th, 2017|