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FreeConverterSearch Browser Hijacker

FreeConverterSearch browser hijacker removal instructions

What is FreeConverterSearch?

FreeConverterSearch is a browser hijacker that is designed to force users to visit the freeconvertersearch.com address on certain occasions by changing some of the browser settings. Quite often apps of this type are designed to collect details related to user's browsing habits and/or other information as well. In most cases users download and install browser hijackers without knowing about it, therefore, FreeConverterSearch and other apps of this type are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
Stream Club Browser Hijacker

Stream Club browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Stream Club?

Stream Club is a browser hijacker, designed to promote tailsearch.com - a fake search engine. Typically, rogue software within this classification operates by making changes to browser settings to promote certain illegitimate search engines. However, Stream Club does not always affect the settings of hijacked browsers. Furthermore, browser hijackers spy on users' browsing activity and Stream Club is not an exception to this. Due to the dubious techniques used to promote Stream Club, it is also considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Lumnyalcolm.top Ads

Lumnyalcolm[.]top redirect removal instructions

What is lumnyalcolm[.]top?

Typically, browsers open pages like lumnyalcolm[.]top when they have some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on them, or when users visit untrustworthy pages, or click shady ads. Either way, users to not visit pages like lumnyalcolm[.]top intentionally. A couple examples of other sites that are similar to lumnyalcolm[.]top are 1000-eur[.]cash, special-breaking[.]news and bigkick[.]biz.

   
Domain Name Search Engine Registration Scam

"Domain name search engine registration scam" removal instructions

What is the "Domain name search engine registration scam"?

"Domain name search engine registration scam" refers to a scheme run on deceptive websites. It has been observed being promoted via email spam campaigns. The scam claims that users must register their websites' domain names and that this registration will ensure the site's validity for promotion on search engines. This is a bogus service and all of the information provided by the "Domain name search engine registration scam" is false. In addition to requesting payment for fake services, this scheme also has elements of phishing scams. In other words, users are asked to provide their personal information. Typically, unintentional access to deceptive webpages occurs via mistyped URLs, redirects caused by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). This software does not need explicit user permission to be installed onto systems; hence, users may be unaware of its presence.

   
WebIncognitoSearch Browser Hijacker

WebIncognitoSearch browser hijacker removal instructions

What is WebIncognitoSearch?

WebIncognitoSearch hijacks browsers by changing some of their settings to the webincognitosearch.com address (address of a fake search engine). It is very likely that it collects data related to user's browsing habits as well. As a rule, users do not download and install browser hijackers knowingly, therefore, WebIncognitoSearch and other apps of this type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
Fireee Ransomware

Fireee ransomware removal instructions

What is Fireee?

Fireee encrypts files, changes their filenames and creates a ransom note. It renames files by adding victim's ID, helpforyou@firemail.cc email address and appending the ".fireee" extension. For example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.[9B83AE23].[helpforyou@firemail.cc].fireee", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.[9B83AE23].[helpforyou@firemail.cc].fireee", and so on. It creates the "readme-warning.txt" text file (ransom note) in all folders that contain encrypted files. Fireee ransomware is a part of the ransomware family called Makop.

   
Free.hyperlinksearch.net Redirect

Free.hyperlinksearch.net redirect removal instructions

What is free.hyperlinksearch.net?

Free.hyperlinksearch.net is the address of a fake search engine that is promoted by HyperLink Search - a browser hijacker. It is worthwhile to mention that this app is designed not only to change certain browser settings to free.hyperlinksearch.net but also to add the "Managed by your organization" feature on Google Chrome browsers. It is likely that it is designed to collect browsing data as well. Typically, users download and install apps like HyperLink Search unknowingly, for this reason they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
Valerie Adware

Valerie adware removal instructions

What is Valerie?

Valerie is the name of a rogue application, classified as adware. Following successful infiltration, it runs intrusive advertisement campaigns. In other words, Valerie delivers various misleading and even harmful ads. Most adware-types have data tracking abilities, which are used to gather information relating to browsing activity. It is highly likely that Valerie possesses such functionality as well. Due to the dubious methods used to distribute adware-type apps, they are also deemed to be PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

   
REDROMAN Ransomware

REDROMAN ransomware removal instructions

What is REDROMAN ransomware?

Discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, REDROMAN is a piece of malicious software, categorized as ransomware. Systems infected with this malware experience data encryption and receive ransom demands for the decryption. During the encryption process, files are appended with the ".REDROMAN" extension. For example, a file originally titled something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.REDROMAN" - following encryption. After this process is complete, the ransomware creates three identical ransom notes - "RR_README.html", "OPENTHIS.html" and "README.html". Only one copy of each is created and where they are dropped (i.e. into what folders) is randomized; hence, victims may have trouble locating them.

   
Your iPhone Is Highly Damaged By 5 Viruses! POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove apps that open the Your iPhone is highly damaged by 5 viruses scam page from Mac?

What is Your iPhone is highly damaged by 5 viruses!?

As a rule, websites like this one display some fake virus notification saying that an iPhone (or other device) is infected with viruses and encourage visitors to remove those viruses with some potentially unwanted application (PUA) as soon as possible. Simply said, such pages are designed to promote PUAs in a deceptive ways. Typically, users do not visit them by themselves - they get opened through other untrustworthy pages, shady advertisements or by PUAs that are already installed on devices.

   

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