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Up Aurora Browser Adware

Up Aurora Browser removal instructions

What is Up Aurora Browser?

Up Aurora Browser is a fake web browser that claims to improve the web browsing experience by increasing the load speed, and reducing computer resource usage. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, Up Aurora Browser is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Aurora Browser infiltrates systems without users’ permission, tracks users' web browsing activity, and delivers intrusive online advertisements.

   
Search.searchlwa.com Redirect

Search.searchlwa.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.searchlwa.com?

Latest Weather Alerts is a deceptive application developed by SaferBrowser. This dubious app claims to provide users with the latest weather forecasts, however, these claims are merely attempts to trick users to install. Latest Weather Alerts is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. After infiltrating the system without users' consent, this app hijacks web browsers and modifies their settings. Furthermore, it continually records various information relating to users' web browsing activity and generates intrusive online advertisements.

   
Bloccato Ransomware

Bloccato ransomware removal instructions

What is Bloccato?

Bloccato is ransomware-type malware that encrypts various files stored on the infiltrated system. During encryption, this ransomware adds a .bloccato extension to the name of each encrypted file. A text file ("LEGGI QUESTO FILE.txt") is then created containing a message stating that files have been encrypted and that the victim must pay a ransom to restore them.

   
SysSecure Adware

SysSecure removal instructions

What is SysSecure?

Developed by Hahomedia, SysSecure is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that infiltrates the system during installation of other programs. Furthermore, SysSecure continually generates various intrusive online advertisements and monitors browsing activity. For these reasons, this PUP is classed as adware.

   
Mahasaraswati Ransomware

Mahasaraswati ransomware removal instructions

What is Mahasaraswati?

Mahasaraswati is ransomware-type malware that encrypts various files stored on victims' computers. During encryption, Mahasaraswati appends the name of each encrypted file with the .id-[UNIQUE USER’S ID].{mahasaraswati(@)india.com}.xtbl extension. Furthermore, this ransomware creates two files (.jpg and .txt) each named "How to decrypt your files", placing them in each folder containing the compromised files. These files contain identical messages stating that the files have been encrypted and that victims must contact cyber criminals via an email address provided to restore them.

   
8lock8 Ransomware

8lock8 ransomware removal instructions

What is 8lock8?

8lock8 is ransomware-type virus based on HiddenTear (an educational open-source ransomware released in August, 2015). After system infiltration, 8lock8 uses AES-256 (an asymmetric encryption algorithm) to encrypt various files stored in victims' computers. During encryption, this ransomware appends the name of each encrypted file with the .8lock8 extension, making it straightforward to recognize compromised files. Following successful encryption, 8lock8 creates a 'READ_IT.txt' file and places it in each folder that contains encrypted files.

   
CryptXXX Ransomware (.crypt virus)

CryptXXX ransomware removal instructions

What is CryptXXX?

CryptXXX is ransomware-type malware distributed using the Angler Exploit Kit. Following infiltration, CryptXXX encrypts various files stored on local and mounted drives using RSA4096 - an asymmetric encryption algorithm. Thus, public (to encrypt) and private (to decrypt) keys are generated during encryption. To the restore files, victims require the private key, which is stored on Command and Control (C&C) servers belonging to the cyber criminals. To receive the decrypter (with the private key embedded), victims must supposedly pay a ransom. In addition, CryptXXX gathers various private data (browsing details, cookies, etc.)

   
SNSLocker Ransomware

SNSLocker ransomware removal instructions

What is SNSLocker?

SNSLocker is ransomware that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts various files stored on victims' computers. Types of targeted files include .bmp, .mp4, .doc, and many others. To encrypt these files, SNSLocker uses the AES-256 algorithm. Therefore, two keys (public and private) are generated during encryption - public encrypt and private to decrypt. During encryption, SNSLocker appends the name of each encrypted file with the .RSNSLocker extension.

   
.777 Ransomware

.777 ransomware removal instructions

What is .777?

.777 is a file-encrypting ransomware-type virus. This malware uses asymmetric encryption to encrypt victims' files. During encryption, .777 ransomware generates two keys - public and private (public to encrypt files, private to decrypt). Note that decryption without this key is impossible. Therefore, developers of .777 demand a ransom in exchange for this key. Furthermore, .777 extends the name of each encrypted file with a “[email protected]$.777” extension. Thus, it is straightforward to determine which files are encrypted.

   
GenieGamer Adware

GenieGamer removal instructions

What is GenieGamer?

GenieGamer is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that supposedly allows users to play various addictive arcade games. On initial inspection, GenieGamer may seem legitimate and useful, however, due to rogue behavior, this PUP is classed as adware. One of the main reasons for these negative associations is stealth installation without users' consent - GenieGamer often infiltrates systems during installation of other programs. Once infiltrated, this PUP generates various intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' web browsing activity.

   

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