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Search.momentumlite.com Redirect

Search.momentumlite.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.momentumlite.com?

MomentumLite is a deceptive application that claims to allow users to change the backgrounds of their homepages and default search engines. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, MomentumLite is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent; 2) promotion of a fake search engine, and; 3) tracking of browsing activity.

   
White-canary.com POP-UP Redirect

White-canary.com redirect removal instructions

What is white-canary.com?

Similar to cobalten.com, bestadbid.com, dealclicks.us, and many others, white-canary.com is a deceptive site designed to redirect users to various other untrustworthy (potentially, malicious) websites. In most cases, users visit white-canary.com inadvertently - they are redirected by intrusive advertisements (displayed by other rogue sites) or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). Note that PUPs usually infiltrate systems without consent. As well as causing redirects, they deliver intrusive advertisements and record sensitive information.

   
Jewsomware Ransomware

Jewsomware ransomware removal instructions

What is Jewsomware?

First discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, Jewsomware is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates the system and encrypts most stored files, thereby making them unusable. During encryption, this malware appends filenames with the ".jewsomware" extension. For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.jewsomware". Following successful encryption, Jewsomware opens a pop-up window that contains a ransom-demand message.

   
Streamfrenzy.com Redirect

Hp.mysearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is hp.mysearch.com?

Developers state that the StreamFrenzy application allows users to listen worldwide radio stations directly from the browser. Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app often infiltrates systems without permission, modifies web browser options, and records various information. Due to this rogue behavior, StreamFrenzy is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Powzip Adware

Powzip removal instructions

What is Powzip?

Powzip is a deceptive application that falsely claims to provide file compression and other similar functions. Initially, Powzip may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without users' consent; 2) display of intrusive advertisements, and; 3) information tracking.

   
Xorist Ransomware [Updated]

Xorist ransomware removal instructions

What is Xorist?

Xorist (EnCiPhErEd) is a family of ransomware-type malware. After stealth system infiltration, ransomware from this family encrypts various files stored on the computer and adds one of the following extensions to each encrypted file: ...Files-Frozen-NEED-TO-MAKE-PAYMENT-FOR-DECRYPTOR-OR-ALL-YOUR-FILES-WILL-BE-PERMANENLTY-DELETE, .cryptedx, .CerBerSysLocked0009881, ....error77002017111, .Blocked2.TaRoNiS, .Cerber_RansomWare@qq.com, .hello, .brb, .RusVon, .fast_decrypt_and_protect@tutanota.com, .xdata, .SaMsUnG, .zixer2, .antihacker2017, .error.errorfiles, .@EnCrYpTeD2016@, .pa2384259, .encoderpass, .fileiscryptedhard, .6FKR8d, .EnCiPhErEd, .73i87A, .p5tkjw, .PoAr2w.xwz or .ava. After encrypting the files, this ransomware creates a 'How to Decrypt Files.txt text file on the victim's desktop. The file contains a message stating that the files can only be restored by paying a ransom. The victim is then encouraged to contact cyber criminals by SMS and using a phone number provided. It is stated that victims have a limited number of attempts to send an SMS message with the specified text. This number diminishes each time the victim sends an SMS with text that does not conform to a pattern provided within the 'How to Decrypt Files.txt' file.

   
Cobalten.com POP-UP Redirect

Cobalten.com redirect removal instructions

What is cobalten.com?

cobalten.com is a rogue site similar to onclickbright.com, pttsite.com, obeyter.com, and many others. It cause redirects to various other untrustworthy (potentially, malicious) websites. Many visitors arrive at cobalten.com inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or advertisements delivered by other rogue sites. In most cases, PUPs infiltrate systems without permission and, as well as causing redirects, generate intrusive ads and gather sensitive information.

   
FedEx Package Email SPAM

FedEx Package Email SPAM virus removal guide

What is FedEx Package Email SPAM?

Similar to Important Documents IRS, Payslip, HM Revenue & Customs Outstanding Amount, and many others, "FedEx Package Email SPAM" is a email spam campaign used to distribute a high-risk virus called Adwind. Email messages state that the user has missed a delivery from the FedEx company and must collect it personally. For detailed information, users are encouraged to open an attachment. Be aware, however, that the attached .jar file is malicious - once opened, it downloads and installs malware.

   
Your McAfee Subscription Has Expired POP-UP Scam

Your McAfee Subscription Has Expired removal instructions

What is Your McAfee Subscription Has Expired?

"Your McAfee Subscription Has Expired" is a deceptive pop-up message stating that the anti-virus suite subscription is no longer valid. It is delivered by various deceptive websites. Research shows that many users visit these sites inadvertently - they are redirected by intrusive ads (displayed by other rogue sites) or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). In most cases, potentially unwanted programs infiltrate systems without permission. As well as causing redirects, they deliver intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive data.

   
24H Ransomware

24H ransomware removal instructions

What is 24H?

Discovered by Michael Gillespie, 24H is a ransomware-type virus designed to stealthily infiltrate the system and encrypt most stored files. During encryption, 24H appends filenames with the ".24H" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.24H"). Encrypted data immediately becomes unusable. 24H then generates a text file ("ReadME-24H.txt"), placing a copy in every existing folder.

   

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