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USA Cyber Crime Investigations Virus

USA Cyber Crime Investigations, Cyber Command of [State name] virus removal instructions

What is USA Cyber Crime Investigations?

The USA Cyber Crime Investigations, Cyber Command of [State name] message, "ATTENTION! Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below", blocks computer screens and demands payment of a $300 fine (using MoneyPak or MoneyGram) for alleged law violations. This is a scam. These messages are not sent by any legitimate authorities from the USA - they are caused by a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals. The virus originates from a family called Urausy and targets PC users from the USA - specifically, various states including California, Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Texas, Utah, Maryland, Washington, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Indiana, Hawaii, Georgia, and Florida. This targeting is possible since ransomware viruses are capable of detecting the IP addresses of computers infiltrated. This information allows cyber criminals to serve localized variants of their fake messages.

   
gqs.donedrive.net Virus

gqs.donedrive.net pop-up ads removal instructions

What is gqs.donedrive.net?

The gqs.donedrive.net website is used by deceptive advertising networks to serve pop-up ads. When clicked, these ads commonly redirect to deceptive websites offering installation of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), attempt to trick Internet users into completing online surveys, or lead to malware infections.

gqs.donedrive.net pop-up ads are generated by adware, which installs on users' computers together with free software using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Internet users who observe these pop-up ads when browsing the Internet have browsers infected with adware. A common source of free browser add-ons are free software download websites, which use 'download clients' to manage the download process of the freeware offered.

   
Ttessab Adware

Ttessab removal instructions

What is Ttessab?

The Ttessab browser add-on generates unwanted ads when users' browse the Internet. This plugin is developed by Super Web LLC and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It claims to enhance users' Internet surfing experience by enabling multi-site searching and displaying website ratings, however, it is distributed using free software downloads (and a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'). Commonly, Internet users feel that Ttesssab was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Moreover, this browser plugin causes various unwanted ads (including pop-up, in-text, and coupon advertisements), diminishes Internet browser performance, and can cause privacy issues.

   
LinkSicle Ads

LinkSicle removal instructions

What is LinkSicle?

The LinkSicle browser add-on claims to make Internet searching and text translation tasks faster and easier by displaying in-page translation and search results (using the Bing search engine) of any selected text. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to LinkSicle as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this plugin is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - the add-on installs on users' Internet browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Moreover, LinkSicle generates various banner, search, and pop-up ads when users surf the Internet. This behavior is typical of adware or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

   
Lamilov Virus

Lamilov removal instructions

What is Lamilov?

Lamilov is a browser extension claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling multi-site search capabilities and displaying website ratings. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While this added functionality may seem legitimate, Lamilov is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application, since it commonly installs on users' Internet browsers without their consent and causes various unwanted advertisements (search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads).

   
PlurPush Deals and Ads

PlurPush Deals and Ads - removal instructions

What is PlurPush?

PlurPush is a potentially unwanted application developed by Super Web LLC. Creators of this plugin claim that PlurPush enhances users' Internet browsing experience by adding multi-site search functionality and displaying website reviews, however, many Internet users refer to this browser add-on as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this extension is distributed via free software downloads (using 'download clients'), and many users feel that it was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent. Moreover, this plugin causes intrusive ads whilst browsing the Internet including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.

   
Ministerio Del Interior Virus

Ministerio Del Interior Virus "El ordenador de ha bloqueado" - removal instructions

What is Ministerio Del Interior?

The Ministerio Del Interior (Gobierno de España) message, "El ordenador de ha bloqueado", demands payment of a 100 EUR fine (using Ukash or paysafecard) in order to unlock your computer. This is a scam. The message, which blocks the computer screen, is called a ransomware virus and created by cyber criminals to trick unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus fine. Commonly, ransomware viruses are distributed using 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' systems via security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software. After successful infiltration, the ransomware blocks the desktop and delivers a message reporting that a fine for alleged law violations (watching pornography, distributing copyrighted software, etc.) must be paid within 48 hours to avoid a criminal case.

   
Antimalware - Proven Antivirus Protection

Antimalware "Proven Antivirus Protection" removal instructions

What is Proven Antivirus Protectiont?

Antimalware (Proven Antivirus Protection) is a fake antivirus program originating from a family of rogue security programs called "WinWebSec". This program infiltrates users' operating systems using 'exploit kits', which are distributed using malicious websites, drive-by downloads, and infected email messages. Exploit kits rely on security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software in order to infect users' computers. After successful infiltration, exploit kits execute the Antimalware "Proven Antivirus Protection" fake antivirus program, which then attempts to trick PC users into purchasing a useless 'full version'. This rogue antivirus program is an imitation of legitimate antivirus software - it performs fake computer security scans and reports non-existent security infections to scare PC users into believing that their operating systems are infected with high-risk malware and viruses.

   
Price Finder Coupon Ads

Price Finder removal instructions

What is Price Finder?

Price Finder is a browser extension developed by Pronto LLC. It claims to help Internet users save time and money whilst shopping online by displaying coupon ads. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to Price Finder as a virus or malware. Such negative associations are made since this browser plugin installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Technically, this browser add-on is not a virus, however, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. The application diminishes Internet browser performance and can cause privacy issues. A common source of these potentially unwanted applications are 'download clients' (small programs used by free software download websites), which employ deceptive methods in order to trick Internet users into installing their promoted browser add-ons together with the chosen freeware.

   
GreyGray Virus

GreyGray Deals and Ads removal guide

What is GreyGray?

GreyGray is a potentially unwanted application created by Super Web LLC. This adware is distributed using free software downloads, and therefore, the majority of Internet users feel that this browser add-on was installed on their computers without their consent. After successful installation, this browser extension generates various types of advertising, including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads. These ads can appear on every site visited by the user. For example, when Internet users visit online shopping websites, they observe GreyGray Deals advertisements promoting various coupons and deals. When using search engines such as Google, users report observing "Powered by GreyGray" advertisements.

   

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