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Search.josepov.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.josepov.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.josepov.com?

Identical to search.lotoboyz.com, search.froktiser.com, and many others, search.josepov.com is a fake Internet search engine. By offering improved search results, search.josepov.com attempts to give the impression of legitimacy, however, this site is promoted using browser-hijacking downloaders/installers that modify browser options without users' permission. Furthermore, this site records various user-system information relating to web browsing activity.

   
Hmyquickconverter.com Redirect

Search.hmyquickconverter.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.hmyquickconverter.com?

According to the developers, My Quick Converter allows conversion of various file formats to PDF and DOC. On initial inspection, this app may seem legitimate, however, My Quick Converter often infiltrates systems without permission. Furthermore, it stealthily modifies web browser options and records various user-system information. For these reasons, My Quick Converter is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Search.triplespiralwave.com Redirect

Search.triplespiralwave.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.triplespiralwave.com?

3Spiral Wave presents itself as a legitimate and useful application that supposedly enhances users' Internet browsing experience by providing a unique homepage together with a number of 'useful features' (shortcuts to popular sites, weather forecasts, etc.) These claims often trick users into believing that 3Spiral Wave is legitimate, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent; 2) information tracking, and; 3) modification of web browser settings.

   
4newtab.com Redirect

4newtab.com redirect removal instructions

What is 4newtab.com?

Today In History is a deceptive application that supposedly provides history-related facts. Initially, Today In History may seem legitimate and useful, however, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) infiltrates systems without permission and records sensitive data. Furthermore, it is categorized as a browser hijacker - a form of software that modifies Internet browser options without users' consent.

   
Zlocker Ransomware

Zlocker ransomware removal instructions

What is Zlocker?

Zlocker is another ransomware-type virus discovered by S!Ri. Immediately after infiltration, Zlocker encrypts most stored data and adds the "" symbol as an extension to the name of each encrypted file. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg╘". Henceforth, it becomes impossible to use the compromised data. Following successful encryption, Zlocker generates the "ВАШИ ФАЙЛЫ ЗАШИФРОВАНЫ.txt" ("YOUR FILES ARE STRIKED.txt") file and places several copies in each existing folder.

   
WORK Ransomware

WORK ransomware removal instructions

What is WORK?

Discovered by Lawrence Abrams, WORK is a new variant of high-risk ransomware called CryptoMix. Immediately after infiltration, WORK encrypts stored files and renames them using the "[32_random_letters_and_digits].WORK" pattern. For instance, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to a filename such as "1B25CCFA3B511DCB4215844E3BDE2177.WORK". From this point, files become unusable/indistinguishable. Once files are encrypted, WORK creates a "_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT" file and places a copy in every existing folder.

   
ISP HAS BLOCKED YOUR PC Scam

ISP HAS BLOCKED YOUR PC removal instructions

What is ISP HAS BLOCKED YOUR PC?

"ISP HAS BLOCKED YOUR PC" is another fake error displayed by a malicious website. Users often visit this site inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that typically infiltrate systems without consent. Research shows that, as well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc.), gather various information, and potentially misuse system resources to run unwanted background processes.

   
Skeleton Ransomware

Skeleton ransomware removal instructions

What is Skeleton?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, Skeleton is a new variant of Blind/Napoleon ransomware. Immediately after infiltration, Skeleton encrypts most stored files and appends filenames with the ".[skeleton@rape.lol].skeleton" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.[skeleton@rape.lol].skeleton"). From this point, it becomes impossible to use compromised data. Following successful encryption, Skeleton creates a text file ("How_Decrypt_Files.txt"), placing it in each existing folder.

   
12startpage.com Redirect

12startpage.com redirect removal instructions

What is 12startpage.com?

12startpage.com is presented as a "high-quality" Internet search engine that significantly enhances users' Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results and providing other 'useful features' (e.g., weather forecasts, quick access to popular sites, etc.) These claims often trick users into believing that 12startpage.com is legitimate, however, this site is promoted using rogue downloaders/installers that modify web browser options without permission. Furthermore, 12startpage.com continually tracks various information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
Clean Grill Grates Adware

Clean Grill Grates removal instructions

What is Clean Grill Grates?

Clean Grill Grates is a rogue application that typically infiltrates systems without users' consent. According to their website, Clean Grill Grates is legitimate and virus-free, however, this app delivers intrusive advertisements and records sensitive data. For these reasons, Clean Grill Grates is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   

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