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The PDF Tools Plus Browser Hijacker

The PDF Tools Plus browser hijacker removal instructions

What is The PDF Tools Plus?

The PDF Tools Plus is a browser hijacker, endorsed as a tool to convert document formats to PDF and vice versa. It operates by making certain alterations to browsers in order to promote thepdftoolssearch.net - a fake search engine. Furthermore, it possess data tracking abilities, which it employs to spy on users' browsing activity. Due to its questionable proliferation methods, The PDF Tools Plus is also categorized as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Maztek.xyz POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove redirects to maztek[.]xyz from Mac?

What is maztek[.]xyz?

Maztek[.]xyz is a scam site, which claims that the visitor's device has been infected. Users should note that no page can actually detect threats/issues present in systems. Typically, scams of this type are designed to promote untrustworthy and/or malicious content. At the time of research, maztek[.]xyz redirected users to a broken website. Most visits to this site occur via redirects caused by intrusive adverts or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already infiltrated into the device.

   
Ultra PDF Converter Plus Browser Hijacker

Ultra PDF Converter Plus browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Ultra PDF Converter Plus?

As its name suggests, Ultra PDF Converter Plus is an app that supposed to convert files from and to PDF format. However, it is designed to promote ultrapdfconverterplussearch.com (an address of a fake search engine) by changing browser's settings as well. Apps of this type are categorized as browser hijackers. It is worth mentioning that usually they not only change certain settings but also collect information related to user's browsing habits. Typically, people download and/or install browser hijackers unknowingly. For this reason apps of this type are classified as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
NJoyMusic Search Plus Browser Hijacker

nJoyMusic Search Plus browser hijacker removal instructions

What is nJoyMusic Search Plus?

nJoyMusic Search Plus is a browser hijacker, advertised as a tool for easy access to music-related content with other unique features. Following successful infiltration, it modifies browsers in order to promote musix.eanswers.com - a fake search engine. nJoyMusic Search Plus also has data tracking abilities, which it employs to spy on users' browsing activity. Furthermore, due to its dubious proliferation methods, it is also deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
DIY Projects Browser Hijacker

DIY Projects browser hijacker removal instructions

What is DIY Projects?

DIY Projects is advertised as a tool that provides users with links to popular how-to websites. However, DIY Projects is classified as a browser hijacker because it is designed to promote a fake search engine (search.freehowtotab.com) by changing certain browser's settings. Quite often browser hijackers collect various information as well, in most cases they target browsing data. DIY Projects is being distributed/gets installed together with Hide My Searches. Both of these apps can be called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) because people tend to download and/or install browser hijackers unintentionally, unknowingly.

   
njkwe RaaS corporation Ransomware

njkwe RaaS corporation ransomware removal instructions

What is njkwe RaaS corporation?

njkwe RaaS corporation is the name of malicious software which belongs to the Paradise ransomware family. The person who discovered it is Michael Gillespie. Like many other programs of this type, njkwe RaaS corporation encrypts files, changes their filenames and creates a ransom note. It adds operator's name and victim's ID and appends the ".payload" extension to filename of every encrypted file. For example, it changes "1.jpg" to "1.jpg_kfs_{SA3Cu8}.payload", and so on. Also, it creates a text file named "---==%$$$OPEN_ME_UP$$$==---.txt", this file is a ransom note which contains instructions on how to contact cyber criminals who designed this ransomware.

   
Betanews.me Ads

Betanews[.]me redirect removal instructions

What is betanews[.]me?

Betanews[.]me is a rogue website, sharing many common traits with sms-mail-message.comfastnewstream.comlifeimpressions.net and thousands of others. It operates by generating redirects to untrustworthy and malicious sites, it also present visitors with unreliable and likely harmful content. Users rarely enter such webpages intentionally, typically they get redirected by intrusive ads or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already present in the system. It must be emphasized that these apps do not need express user permission to be installed onto devices. Following successful installation, PUAs cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns, hijack browsers and spy on users' browsing habits.

   
Weather Forecaster Browser Hijacker

Weather Forecaster browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Weather Forecaster?

Weather Forecaster is a rogue application, endorsed as a tool for quick access to weather-related information (e.g. weather forecasts, current weather, etc.). It is categorized as a browser hijacker, due to the alterations it makes to browsers and promotes a fake search engine - search.weatherforecastertab.com. Additionally, it can read/record users' browsing activity. Due to Weather Forecaster dubious proliferation methods (i.e. most users download/install it unintentionally) - it is also classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Weather Forecaster is frequently distributed together with another PUA - Hide My Searches.

   
PDF Converter App Browser Hijacker

PDF Converter App browser hijacker removal instructions

What is PDF Converter App?

PDF Converter App is one of the many applications that are designed to promote some fake search engine by changing browser's settings when they supposed to provide users with some features. Apps of this type are called browser hijackers and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). PDF Converter App promotes search.pdfconverterapptab.net, it is worth mentioning that it gets installed together with Hide My Searches which is a PUA too. Typically, browser hijackers not only change certain browser's settings but also gather information related to user's browsing activities.

   
Adhubllka Ransomware

Adhubllka ransomware removal instructions

What is Adhubllka?

Adhubllka is the tile of a malicious program, classified as ransomware. Systems infected with this malware have their data encrypted and receive ransom demands for appropriate decryption tools/software. Its discovery is credited to S!Ri. As Adhubllka encrypts, it renames files by adding the ".ADHUBLLKA" extension. For example, a file originally titled something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.ADHUBLLKA" - following encryption, and so on for all of the affected files. After this process is complete, a text file "read_me.txt" containing the ransom note - is created on the desktop.

   

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