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Happydayzz Ransomware

Happydayzz ransomware removal instructions

What is Happydayzz?

Happydayzz is a ransomware-type virus relating to Purge malware. Once infiltrated, Happydayzz encrypts various files stored on the system. During this process, it renames encrypted files using the "[blackjockercrypter@gmail.com].[22_random_characters].happydayzz" pattern. For example, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to "[blackjokercrypter@gmail.com].GlM8-AiM04-Lq6mHG1i0L0.happydayzz". Following successful encryption, Happydayzz creates an HTA file ("How To Recover Encrypted Files.hta"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
BTCWare Ransomware

BTCWare ransomware removal instructions

What is BTCWare?

Discovered by malware researcher, MalwareHunterTeam, BTCWare is an updated version of a ransomware-type virus called Crptxxx. This ransomware is distributed via a malicious application called "Rogers Hi-Speed Internet". Once infiltrated, BTCWare encrypts files and appends filenames with the ".btcware" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.btcware"). BTCWare then creates an HTM file ("#_HOW_TO_FIX_!.hta.htm"), placing it on the desktop.

   
Defender Adware

Defender removal instructions

What is Defender?

Defender is a deceptive application identical to Pro Flip, Enhance Pro (and a number of other applications). By offering shopping coupons that provide 'huge discounts on various e-shops', Defender attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, 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.

   
Something Went Wrong With Your Windows Scam

Something Went Wrong With Your Windows removal instructions

What is Something Went Wrong With Your Windows?

"Something Went Wrong With Your Windows" is a fake error message displayed by a malicious website that is often visited by users inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These applications usually infiltrate systems without permission (the "bundling" method). As well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive ads and collect various user-system information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
Super-search.org Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to super-search.com?

What is super-search.com?

Developers present super-search.com as an Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, it barely differs from Bing, Yahoo, Google, and other similar search engines. Therefore, many users believe that this site is legitimate and useful. In fact, super-search.com records various information relating to Internet browsing activity. Furthermore, it is promoted using deceptive download/installation set-ups that modify Internet browser settings without permission.

   
Pro Flip Adware

Pro Flip removal instructions

What is Pro Flip?

Identical to eAdvisor and Enhance Pro, Pro Flip is a rogue application that falsely claims to save time and money by providing various coupons for e-shops. Many users believe that Pro Flip is legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. This app infiltrates systems without users' permission, delivers intrusive online advertisements, and continually gathers various information relating to web browsing activity.

   
X3M Ransomware

X3M ransomware removal instructions

What is X3M?

X3M is a ransomware-type virus discovered by Jakub Kroustek. This malware is very similar to CryptON CryptoLocker ransomware. After successfully infiltrating the system, X3M encrypts files and appends filenames with the ".id-[victim’s ID]_[x3m-pro@protonmail.com]_[x3m@usa.com].x3m" extension. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.id-[victim’s ID]_[x3m-pro@protonmail.com]_[x3m@usa.com].x3m". Following successful encryption, X3M changes the desktop wallpaper and creates an HTML file ("### HOW TO DECRYPT FILES ###.html"), placing it on the desktop.

   
Zorro Ransomware

Zorro ransomware removal instructions

What is Zorro?

Zorro is a ransomware-type virus discovered by malware researcher, Lawrence Abrams. Once infiltrated, this malware encrypts files and appends the ".zorro" extension to the name of each compromised file. For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.zorro". Zorro then creates a text file ["Take_Seriously (Your saving grace).txt"], placing it on the desktop wallpaper.

   
AngleWare Ransomware

AngleWare ransomware removal instructions

What is AngleWare?

Identical to MafiaWare, AngleWare is a ransomware-type virus developed using an open-source ransomware project called Hidden Tear. Once infiltrated, this malware encrypts files using AES-256 cryptography and  appends the ".AngleWare" extension to the name of each encrypted file (e.g., "sample.jpg" might be renamed to "sample.jpg.AngleWare"). In addition, AngleWare creates a text file ("READ_ME.txt") containing a ransom-demand message and places it on the desktop.

   
Search.testmyspeeds.co Redirect

search.testmyspeeds.co redirect removal instructions

What is search.testmyspeeds.co?

According to developers, the Test My SPEEDS app allows users to test Internet performance. Judging on appearance alone, Test My SPEEDS may appear legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without consent; 2) stealth modification of web browser settings, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   

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