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NewPDFSearch Browser Hijacker

NewPDFSearch browser hijacker removal instructions

What is NewPDFSearch?

NewPDFSearch is a piece of dubious software, categorized as a browser hijacker. It makes modifications to browser settings in order to promote newpdfsearch.com - a fake search engine. Browser hijackers are usually able to track browsing-related data, and it is highly likely that NewPDFSearch operates in this manner as well. Due to the questionable tactics employed to proliferate browser hijackers, they are also deemed to be PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

   
PDFConverterSearcher Browser Hijacker

PDFConverterSearcher browser hijacker removal instructions

What is PDFConverterSearcher?

PDFConverterSearcher changes certain addresses in browser settings to the pdfconvertersearcher.com address - a fake search engine. Like most browser hijackers, PDFConverterSearcher changes settings without user's permission. Also, this app can read browsing-related and possibly some other information. Typically, users install browser hijackers unknowingly, for this reason PDFConverterSearcher and other apps of his type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
LyDark Ransomware

LyDark ransomware removal instructions

What is LyDark ransomware?

LyDark is a piece of malicious software, which is part of the Xorist ransomware family. It is designed to encrypt data and demand payment for the decryption. During the encryption process, all of the affected files are appended with the ".LyDark" extension. For example, a file originally named something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.LyDark", and so on. After this process is complete, ransom notes are created in a pop-up window and "HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt" text files, which are dropped into compromised folders. Additionally, LyDark ransomware changes the desktop wallpaper.

   
PAYMENT Ransomware

PAYMENT ransomware removal instructions

What is PAYMENT?

PAYMENT belongs to the Phobos ransomware family. It is designed to encrypt files, rename every encrypted file, display a ransom note and create the "info.txt" text file (second ransom note). PAYMENT is designed to rename files by adding victim's ID, the ICQ username of its developers and appending the ".PAYMENT" extension. For example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.id[C279F237-3130].[ICQ_Cavallobtc].PAYMENT", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.id[C279F237-3130].[ICQ_Cavallobtc].PAYMENT", and so on.

   
Advance Payment Received Email Virus

"Advance Payment Received" email virus removal guide

What is the "Advance Payment Received" scam email?

"Advance Payment Received" is the name of an email spam campaign. This term refers to a mass-scale operation, during which thousands of deceptive emails are sent. The letters sent through this spam campaign are presented as notifications, concerning a purchased order. It must be emphasized that "Advance Payment Received" emails are fake and none of the information provided by them is true. The goal of these letters is to proliferate the Zloader malware.

   
Luckhours.com Ads

Luckhours[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is luckhours[.]com?

Luckhours[.]com is more or less similar to a great number of websites of its type. For example, hipermovies[.]website, thgworldwideblog[.]com and novaidea[.]biz. Usually browser opens such pages when it has some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on, it, users click shady ads and/or visit unreliable pages. Either way, users do not visit addresses like luckhours[.]com intentionally.

   
Yourwownews.com Ads

Yourwownews[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is yourwownews[.]com?

Yourwownews[.]com is a rogue website, sharing many common qualities with thgworldwideblog.com, purplemedia.biz, check-this.news and countless of others. Visitors to this page are presented with questionable content and/or redirected to other untrustworthy or possibly malicious sites. Websites of this kind are rarely accessed intentionally. Most users get redirected to them by intrusive ads or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already infiltrated into their devices. This software does not require explicit permission to be installed onto systems; hence, users may be unaware of its presence.

   
HDMovieSearch Browser Hijacker

HDMovieSearch browser hijacker removal instructions

What is HDMovieSearch?

HDMovieSearch browser hijacker promotes the hdmoviesearch.com address (a fake search engine). Like most of this type, it does that by changing browser settings without user's permission. Also, this app can read browsing-related information. It is worthwhile to mention that it is not common for browser hijackers to be downloaded and installed by users on purpose. For this reason they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
GetPDFConverterSearch Browser Hijacker

GetPDFConverterSearch browser hijacker removal instructions

What is GetPDFConverterSearch?

GetPDFConverterSearch is a browser hijacker. Following successful infiltration, it makes modifications to browser settings in order to promote getpdfconvertersearch.com - an illegitimate search engine. Additionally, this browser hijacker has data tracking abilities, which are used to collect browsing-related information. Due to the dubious techniques used to distribute GetPDFConverterSearch, it is also classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Parasite Ransomware

Parasite ransomware removal instructions

What is Parasite?

Parasite ransomware encrypts victim's files and appends the ".parasite" extension to the filenames. For example, it renames "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.parasite", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.parasite", and so on. Also, Parasite creates the "@READ_ME_FILE_ENCRYPTED@.html" file (ransom note) in all folders that contain encrypted files.

   

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