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Ribd Ransomware

Ribd ransomware removal instructions

What is Ribd?

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files and displays a ransom note on the screen (or creates a text file in the affected folders). It keeps files inaccessible unless a ransom is paid. It is common for ransomware to change the file extension of the encrypted files. Ribd appends the ".ribd" extension, for example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.ribd", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.ribd", and so on. It creates the "_readme.txt" file (its ransom note) in all folders that contain encrypted data. Ribd belongs to a ransomware family called Djvu.

Games Search Browser Hijacker

Games Search browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Games Search?

In most cases, apps like Games Search hijack browsers by changing their settings. They are used to promote fake search engines. Games Search promotes the address. It is known that it can read browsing-related data and might be capable of accessing other, sensitive information too. Typically, users do not download and install browser hijackers on purpose. They agree to install them without knowing about it. For this reason, Games Search and other apps of this kind are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

K9-PCFixer Unwanted Application

K9-PCFixer removal instructions

What is K9-PCFixer?

K9-PCFixer is a piece of untrustworthy software advertised as a tool for operating system scanning and performance boosting. However, due to the dubious methods used to distribute this app, it is categorized as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). It is noteworthy that software within this category often cannot perform the promised features. Furthermore, PUAs may have unmentioned and undesirable abilities.

Customer Complaint Report Email Virus

Customer Complaint email virus removal guide

What is Customer Complaint email virus?

It is common for cybercriminals to use emails as channels to trick users into downloading and installing malware on their computers. Emails that are used to deliver malware are called phishing emails or malspam. Usually, these emails contain a malicious attachment or some website link that opens a download page for a malicious file. It is important to mention that cybercriminals behind malspam/phishing emails pretend to be legitimate companies. They also disguise their emails as important, official and (or) urgent. This particular email is used to deliver Cobalt Strike.

AdvancedSprint Adware (Mac)

How to remove AdvancedSprint adware from Mac?

What is AdvancedSprint?

AdvancedSprint is a piece of rogue software classified as adware. This application has browser hijacker qualities. Hence, it runs intrusive advertisement campaigns and promotes fake search engines by modifying browser settings. Additionally, most adware-types and browser hijackers collect browsing-related information. Due to the dubious techniques used to distribute AdvancedSprint, it is categorized as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). AdvancedSprint has been observed being spread via fake Adobe Flash Player updates. It is worth mentioning that illegitimate software updaters/installers distribute not only PUAs but are also used to proliferate trojans, ransomware, and other malware.

Facebook Email Scam

"Facebook email scam" removal guide

What is the fake "Facebook" email?

"Facebook email scam" refers to a spam campaign - mass-scale operation during which thousands of deceptive emails are sent. The letters distributed through this campaign - inform recipients that suspicious activity has been detected on their Facebook accounts. The information provided by these scam emails is false, and the letters themselves are in no way associated with Facebook, Inc. The goal of the "Facebook email scam" is to promote a phishing/malicious website designed to record data entered into it.

Application Adware

Application pop-up ads removal instructions

What is Application?

Application is the name of an app that is known to be functioning as adware. It means that it serves various advertisements on the user interface and (or) visited websites. Usually, users install adware on their browsers or computers accidentally (unintentionally). For this reason, Application and other apps of this type are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is noteworthy that adware-type apps can be designed to collect certain information. If there is a program with the name "Application" ("Application version 0.2.9" or similar) on the list of installed programs, then it should be removed/uninstalled from the system.

Trash The Cache Adware

Trash the Cache pop-up ads removal instructions

What is Trash the Cache?

Trash the Cache is supposed to delete browser history, cookies, cache, and some other data. However, it is known that this app functions as adware: it generates revenue for its developers by feeding users with unwanted advertisements. It is noteworthy that adware is a type of software that can be designed to collect data relating to user's browsing habits or even sensitive information. In one way or another, Trash the Cache is not a trustworthy app. Typically, users download and install apps like Trash the Cache unknowingly. For this reason, they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

ValidMemory Adware (Mac)

How to remove ValidMemory adware from Mac?

What is ValidMemory?

ValidMemory is an adware-type app with browser hijacker traits. It operates by delivering various intrusive advertisements and promoting fake search engines by modifying browsers. Due to the questionable techniques used to distribute ValidMemory, it is also classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Most PUAs have data tracking abilities that are employed to spy on users' browsing habits. ValidMemory has been observed being spread via fake Adobe Flash Player updates. It is noteworthy that illegitimate software updaters/installers may proliferate trojans, ransomware, and other malware.

WIN-8x0007 Error POP-UP Scam

"WIN-8x0007 Error" scam removal instructions

What is "WIN-8x0007 Error"?

"WIN-8x0007 Error" is the name of a technical support scam run on deceptive websites. Schemes of this type inform users of nonexistent threats on their systems and urge them to contact fake tech support. The "WIN-8x0007 Error" scam targets German users; it also downloads an audio file that contains the same message in Japanese. As is common of this scam type, "WIN-8x0007 Error" is presented as a Windows support alert issued by Microsoft. It must be emphasized that no site can detect threats/issues on visitors' devices. Any that makes such claims are scams with no relation to legitimate companies (e.g., Microsoft Corporation). Typically, untrustworthy webpages are accessed via mistyped URLs, or redirects caused by intrusive ads or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).


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