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Trustedsurf.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to trustedsurf.com?

What is trustedsurf.com?

Developers present trustedsurf.com as an Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, trustedsurf.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that trustedsurf.com is also legitimate. In fact, developers promote this website by employing rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack web browsers and stealthily modify various options. In addition, trustedsurf.com continually records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Searchy.club Redirect

Searchy.club redirect removal instructions

What is searchy.club?

Searchy is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to search various social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Judging on appearance alone, Searchy may appear legitimate and useful, however, this application often infiltrates systems without permission. Furthermore, it stealthily modifies web browser settings and continually records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, Searchy is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Maysomware Ransomware

Maysomware ransomware removal instructions

What is Maysomware?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, Maysomware is a ransomware-type virus relating to May malware. Following successful infiltration, Maysomware encrypts stored data using the AES-256 and RSA-4096 encryption algorithms. During encryption, this malware appends filenames with the ".maysomware" extension. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.maysomware". Once the files are encrypted, Maysomware creates an HTML file ("Restore_maysomware_files.html") containing a ransom-demand message, and places it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
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FirePlayer removal instructions

What is FirePlayer?

FirePlayer is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to play various media in the HD format. On initial inspection, FirePlayer may appear legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
VisionCrypt Ransomware

VisionCrypt ransomware removal instructions

What is VisionCrypt?

VisionCrypt is a ransomware-type virus discovered by malware security researcher, Lawrence Abrams. Once infiltrated, VisionCrypt encrypts various files using the AES-128 encryption algorithm. In addition, this virus renames encrypted files using the "filename_fileformat.VisionCrypt" pattern (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample_jpg.VisionCrypt"). VisionCrypt then opens a pop-up window containing a ransom-demand message.

   
XData Ransomware

XData ransomware removal instructions

What is XData?

Discovered by malware security researcher, S!Ri, XData is a ransomware-type virus that infiltrates systems and encrypts various data using asymmetric cryptography. In doing so, XData appends filenames with the ".~xdata~" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.~xdata~"). Following successful encryption, the virus creates a text file ("HOW_CAN_I_DECRYPT_MY_FILES.txt"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
Stampado Ransomware

Stampado ransomware removal instructions

What is Stampado?

A ransomware service called Stampado is new malware available on the dark market. This virus is advertised and sold on the 'dark web' - anyone can purchase a lifetime license and proliferate the virus without little effort. After infiltrating computers, Stampado encrypts various files and appends the name of each encrypted file with the .locked extension. Stampado then opens a ransom-demand window.

   
May Ransomware

May ransomware removal instructions

What is May?

May is a ransomware-type virus discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Once infiltrated, May encrypts various data using AES-256 and RSA-4096 encryption algorithms and appends filenames with the ".locked" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.locked"). May then creates a text file ("Restore_your_files.txt") containing a ransom-demand message and places it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
Weather-genie.com Redirect

Weather-genie.com redirect removal instructions

What is weather-genie.com?

According to the developers, weather-genie.com is a 'high-experience' Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, weather-genie.com may appear legitimate and useful, however, this website is promoted via a rogue application called WeatherGenie. By falsely claiming to provide local weather forecasts, WeatherGenie attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, it 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 consent; 2) modification of web browser settings, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
ONYONLOCK Ransomware

ONYONLOCK ransomware removal instructions

What is ONYONLOCK?

ONYONLOCK is a new variant of a ransomware-type virus called BTCWare. This virus was discovered by security researcher, MalwareHunterTeam. Following successful infiltration, ONYONLOCK encrypts various data stored on victims' computers. Furthermore, it appends the ".onyon" extension to the name of each encrypted file (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.onyon"). Once files are encrypted, ONYONLOCK creates a text file ("!#_DECRYPT_#!.inf"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   

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