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Oursurfing.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to oursurfing.com?

What is oursurfing.com?

Oursurfing.com, a popular website created by SmartWave Technology Limited, provides users with search bar, thus, it can be used as a browser start-page. Even though this website is legitimate and not related to malware, nor any other computer viruses, it uses a deceptive techniques in order to generate web traffic. Redirects to this website are caused by various adware type applications (tool-bar, plug-ins, add-ons, etc.), that are mostly bundled with free software downloadable from freeware download websites. Bundling allows developers to install their applications together with other software, without asking for users' permission. This software marketing method is often used by various freeware download websites, therefore, you should always pay close attention when downloading free software.

   
CryptoFortress Ransomware

CryptoFortress ransomware removal instructions

What is CryptoFortress?

CryptoFortress is a ransomware infection that infiltrates users' system via infected email messages as well as fake downloads (for instance, fake Flash updates, rogue video players, etc.). Once the infiltration is successful, files stored on the computer are encrypted and user is demanded to pay a ransom of 1 Bitcoin (at the time of research the value of Bitcoin was approximately 300$) for the decryption key. CryptoFortress seems to be very similar to another ransomware called TorrentLocker, because it uses source code for the ransom notes and other web pages from TorrentLocker. Nevertheless, it is a new and unique variant of ransomware.

   
LuckySearches.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to luckysearches.com?

What is luckysearches.com?

The luckysearches.com browser hijacker was created by DeerNet Technology Co. and is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this plugin use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, most Internet users install this browser hijacker inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the homepage, default search engine, and default tab fields to luckysearches.com Computer users should be aware that this browser hijacker not only applies browser redirects but also tracks users' browsing activity by recording IP addresses, search terms, and links clicked within the Internet search results page.

   
PastaLeads Adware

PastaLeads removal instructions

What is PastaLeads?

PastaLeads presents itself as a legitimate browser add-on helping to find the best service professionals at your local area and compare the prices. Users might find this extension appropriate and handy, yet they should be informed that PastaLeads is actually an adware. It is distributed by using a deceptive software marketing method 'bundling' that allows to secretly distribute applications together with other programs. After PastaLeads successfully infiltrates Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, it starts to deliver intrusive online advertisements and track users' information. Types of advertisement generated by this adware include (but is not limited to) pop-up/under, coupon, price comparison, banner, in-text and display ads. Generated advertisements usually lead to dubious content containing websites, and therefore, this may result in high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
Ads by External Source

External Source removal instructions

What is External Source?

External Source is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that use a deceitful software marketing method called 'bundling' as a way to install on user's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) without one's assent, and thus, it is categorized as an adware. Bundling is a way to install together with other software, for this reason, most of the users get infected during the download of free software from freeware download websites. After a successful infiltration, External Source adware starts delivering various types of intrusive online advertisements, such as: pop-up, banner, in-text, etc. Be aware that advertisements generated by External Source may lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
CWA Donation Slider Adware

CWA Donation Slider removal instructions

What is CWA Donation Slider?

CWA Donation Slider is a browser add-on owned by We-Care.com. This plug-in is advertised as a tool to donate money for solving clean water related problems. It may seem as a legitimate functionality, however, this add-on is actually categorized as an adware or a potentially unwanted program. CWA Donation Slider is secretly distributed along with other software by using a deceitful software marketing method called 'bundling'. After a successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, CWA Donation Slider starts generating unwanted advertisements and collecting personal data.

   
Eppink Adware

Eppink removal instructions

What is Eppink?

Eppink, a bogus application owned by ClickMeIn Limited, uses a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Following successful browser infiltration, Eppink generates intrusive online advertisements (such as banner, pop-up ads, etc.) that commonly lead to dubious websites containing potentially unwanted content. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, systems are often infected during download of free software from freeware download websites.

   
Ads by MedPlayerNewVersion

MedPlayerNewVersion removal instructions

What is MedPlayerNewVersion?

MedPlayerNewVersion is a bogus application that employs a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with other software) to infiltrate Internet browsers without users' consent. Therefore, MedPlayerNewVersion is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, MedPlayerNewVersion generates intrusive online advertisements (including interstitial, pop-ups, banner, etc.) that can lead to dubious websites and cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
GrabRez Adware

GrabRez removal instructions

What is GrabRez?

GrabRez is a deceptive browser add-on that claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling features such as coupons and comparison shopping. Although this functionality may seem useful and legitimate, GrabRez is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). GrabRez and other plug-ins developed by SuperWeb LLC are distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Bundling is a way to infiltrate browsers during installation of other software. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, GrabRez generates intrusive online advertisements such as banner, coupon, interstitial, search, transitional, pop-up, and other similar ads that may lead to dubious websites.

   
TeslaCrypt Virus

TeslaCrypt ransomware removal instructions

What is TeslaCrypt?

TeslaCrypt is a malicious program that encrypts users' files using AES encryption. Once the files are encrypted, payment for a private key (used to decrypt files) is demanded. TeslaCrypt differs from typical file encrypting ransomware (which targets videos, documents, application databases, images, etc.) in that it also encrypts video game-related files. There are over 40 different video games targeted by TeslaCrypt including, for example, MineCraft, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, World of Tanks, Dragon Age, RPG Maker, and Steam.

   

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