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LemurLeap removal instructions

What is LemurLeap?

LemurLeap is a potentially unwanted application distributed via free software downloads. This browser add-on self-installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Unwilling installation is achieved through devious free software 'download clients' or 'installers'. At time of research, LemurLeap was distributed by the Somoto download client. Internet users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites (download.com, softonic.com, etc.) use download clients offering (some in a deceptive manner) installation of additional browser add-ons or toolbars together with the selected free software download.

   
Titan Antivirus 2013

Titan Antivirus 2013 Removal Guide

What is Titan Antivirus 2013?

Titan Antivirus 2013 is a rogue antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing a 'full version'. This program is developed by cyber criminals with the aim to extort money from computer users. This fake antivirus program is commonly distributed via 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' computers through any security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software. Exploit kits are proliferated by infected email messages, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads. After Titan Antivirus 2013 successfully infects the user's operating system, it imitates a legitimate antivirus program by 'scanning' the system for malware and viruses. Note that this program is fake and has no virus definition database - it merely relies on fake security scans and fake security warning pop-ups in order to trick computer users into buying the registration key.

   
Antivirus Defence

Antivirus Defence removal instructions

What is Antivirus Defence?

Antivirus Defence is a rogue antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to trick PC users into buying a 'full version'. This bogus software infiltrates users' operating systems using 'exploit kits', which are distributed through infected email messages, drive-by downloads, and malicious websites. To infiltrate users' computers, exploit kits rely on outdated software, and therefore, keeping your installed programs up-to-date can drastically reduce the risk of infection by Antivirus Defence. After successful infiltration, this bogus software modifies the registry entries of the infected operating system - configuring itself to start automatically on each system Start-up, blocking execution of installed programs (including antivirus and anti-spyware software), and disabling the Task Manager.

   
Lucky Leap Virus

Lucky Leap virus removal instructions

What is Lucky Leap?

Lucky Leap is a potentially unwanted application (browser add-on), which installs on users' computers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. It displays coupon ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites such as Amazon, eBay, etc. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. The majority of computer users refer to Lucky Leap as a virus, malware, or adware. Such negative associations are made since this browser extension often installs on users' Internet browsers without their consent together with freeware. This software distribution method is called 'bundling' and is employed by the majority of free software download websites including download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, and many others.

   
System Care Antivirus

System Care Antivirus - how to remove?

What is System Care?

System Care Antivirus is a fake antivirus program, which aims to deceive PC users into purchasing a useless license key. This malicious software imitates legitimate security programs and attempts to encourage unsuspecting computer users into making the purchase. To achieve this deceptive goal, System Care Antivirus performs fake computer security check-ups and mimics the detection of various high-risk malware and virus infections. Furthermore, this rogue program generates false security warning pop-ups. This bogus program often installs on users' operating systems via any security vulnerabilities detected, and after infiltration, makes certain registry modifications, blocks execution of installed software, disables the Task Manager, and hijacks Internet browsers.

   
Kwiblesearch.com redirect

How to remove Kwiblesearch.com browser hijacker and how to eliminate unwanted Savepatch Deals pop-up ads?

What is Kwiblesearch.com?

The Kwiblesearch.com browser hijacker infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. This website is set as the user's default search engine when installing Savepath Deals browser add-ons - a potentially unwanted browser plug-in, which displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites. Many computer users refer to Savepath Deals and kwiblesearch as malware and viruses. Whilst these browser add-ons are not technically security infections, they are categorized as adware or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
24x7 Help

24x7 Help - how to remove this potentially unwanted application?

What is 24x7 Help?

24x7 Help is an application developed by Crawler LLC. This program interactively alerts computer users regarding potential computer issues and provides access to support services. Note that while this program may seem legitimate and potentially useful, many PC users refer to 24x7 Help as malware, a virus, or spyware. These negative associations are made since many Internet users feel that they did not willingly install this program, and yet it appeared in their tray icon regardless. This program is not strictly considered a computer virus or malware, however, it adds little functionality and is categorised as adware or a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

   
My Safe PC 2014

My Safe PC 2014 removal instructions

What is My Safe PC 2014?

My Safe PC 2014 is a fake antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to scare unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a useless 'full version'. This bogus program originates from a family of fake security scanners called FakeRean. Common sources of fake antivirus programs such as these are infected email messages, drive-by downloads, and malicious websites. After successful infiltration, My Safe PC 2014 modifies the registry entries of the infected operating system and configures itself to start automatically on each system Startup. When the computer starts, the victim observes My Safe PC 2014 performing a 'security scan' and generating large lists of supposedly-detected high-risk malware and viruses.

   
Latvijas Republikas Satversmes Virus

Latvijas Republikas Satversmes Aizsardzības Birojs virus "Jūsu dators ir bloķēts" removal guide

What is Latvijas Republikas Satversmes Aizsardzības Birojs?

The Latvijas Republikas Satversmes Aizsardzības Birojs message, "UZMANIBUI Jūsu dators ir bloķēts zemāk norādīto drošibas apsvērumu dēl", blocks computer screens and demands payment of a 50 LVL fine using paysafecard in order to unlock the system. This is a scam. This message is not sent by any legitimate authorities from Latvia - it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals. The main purpose of this fake screen-blocking message is to extort money from unsuspecting PC users who fall the trickery and pay the bogus fine. Note that paying this fine equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals. This message makes false accusations of law infringements, such as watching child pornography, downloading and distributing copyrighted music and video files, etc., in order to scare PC user into paying the bogus fine.

   
Antiviral Factory 2013

Antiviral Factory 2013 Removal Guide

What is Antiviral Factory 2013?

Antiviral Factory 2013 is a rogue antivirus program aimed to extort money from unsuspecting PC users who are deceived by fake security scans and go on to purchase a so-called 'full version'. This program is created by cyber criminals - it infiltrates users' computers via 'exploit kits', which are distributed using infected email messages, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads. It then imitates legitimate antivirus software. Antiviral Factory 2013 modifies the registry entries of the infected operating system and configures itself to start automatically on each system start-up. Furthermore, it blocks execution of all installed software and disables the Task Manager. After successful infiltration, this bogus security scanner begins 'scanning' the system for security infections. After some time, it delivers a large list of supposedly-detected high-risk malware and viruses.

   

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