Virus and Spyware Removal Guides, uninstall instructions
XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan - don't trust this fake online security scanner!
What is XP Micro Antivirus?
The XP Micro Antivirus fake online security scanner displays fake security scan results with the intention of tricking unsuspecting PC users into downloading rogue software. Cyber criminals use bogus security warning pop-ups and 'scans' in order to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infiltrated with high-risk malware. They then offer downloads, which supposedly remedy these issues. Internet users should be aware that XP Micro Antivirus is a scam, a malicious online ad with none of the features required to scan or detect possible malware or virus infections. Commonly, such ads are delivered by deceptive ad networks and malicious websites, thus, computer users who fall for this trickery download the suggested program and inadvertently infect their computers with fake antivirus or rogue optimization software.
Visual Bee Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to visualbee.delta-search.com?
What is VisualBee?
The VisualBee Toolbar browser toolbar installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Furthermore, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) modifies Internet browser settings by changing the default search engine and homepage to visaulbee.delta-search.com VisualBee is software that aids the creation of Power Point presentations, The VisualBee toolbar is implemented within the installer of this free program in order to monetize the free downloads. Computer users often install visualbee toolbar inadvertently - usually, since they do not pay enough close during the installation phase of free software. Unwanted programs and adware products such as these can be avoided simply by unchecking several options within the installation steps of free software.
DealBrowsing Toolbar (app) - how to eliminate unwanted coupon ads?
What is DealBrowsing?
DealBrowsing is a browser extension and desktop app developed by Visicom Media Inc. It promises to deliver relevant coupon ads to Internet users who visit online shopping websites. Whilst this browser add-on and desktop app is not malicious, many computer users refer to it as the 'DealBrowsing virus' or adware - an association made since DealBrowsing may install on users' computers along with free software downloaded from the Internet. This software marketing method is called 'bundling' and is used by many popular download websites in order to monetize their free software services.
Decrypt Protect (MBL Advisory) virus "You have lost control over your computer" removal guide
What is Decrypt Protect?
The Decrypt Protect message blocks users' computer screens demanding payment of a $300 fine (using MoneyPak, Ukash or PaySafeCard) in order to regain access to the computer. This is a scam, a ransomware virus that has no connection with legiimate authorities or organizations. This deceptive message states that computer users are required pay a fine for alleged law violations including distribution of pornographic material, possession of unlicensed software, and possession of video or audio files. This is a scam created by cyber criminals. This fake message exploits the names of MBL Advisory (Malware Block List) and USA Patriot ACT.
24/7 PC Guard Support - Bogus Support Services and Fake Antivirus Program
What is 24/7 PC Guard Support?
24/7 PC Guard Support is a bogus virus removal support service promoted using fake online security warning pop-ups. The rogue company responsible for this scam use a fake antivirus program called PC Guard in order to scare unsuspecting PC users into purchasing their rogue 24/7 PC Support services for $179.99. Initially, this rogue program presents users with a fake online security warning message stating that the computer may have been infected with spyware or other high-risk malware. Internet users should be aware that these online security threats (indicating pop-ups) are false and used by a bogus support company in order to deceive computer users.
WebBrowserSearch.com - how to remove this browser hijacker?
What is WebBrowserSearch.com?
Web Browser Search is a browser add on created by AOL Inc. This extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. It is a browser plug-in providing users with quick access to online services such as Web Tattoo, Tattoons, Incredible Screensavers, etc. Whilst Web Browser Search is created by a legitimate company, many computer users report that webbrowsersearch.com was set as their default search engine and homepage (also applied to any new tabs) without their consent. Such unwilling Web Browser Search add-on installation may occur when using the aforementioned online services. Internet users should be aware that many websites offering free screen-savers, smileys, browser skins, etc. (in this case, free web tattoo) use browser add-ons and toolbars to monetize incoming web traffic. In this way, they provide free services and earn revenue each time the Web Browser Search add-on is installed.
White Screen After Login (Virus) removal guide
What is White Screen After Login?
White screen after login is caused by faulty ransomware infections, which are unable to connect to their command server, and thus unable to download their deceptive messages with graphical interface. This problem can occur with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 users. Note that the majority of ransomware viruses exploit the names of well-known authorities and organizations internationally. The fake messages are delivered by cyber criminals and state that computer users must pay fines using MoneyPak, Ukash or PaySafeCard for alleged law violations such as watching child pornography, using pirated music, or video files, etc. Computer users who fall for this trickery and pay the bogus fines will be sending their money to cyber criminals.
Coupon Slider removal guide
What is Coupon Slider?
The Coupon Slider browser add-on displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Walmart, Best Buy, Walgreens, etc. This browser extension is created by 215 Apps (innovative Apps) and compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Whilst it claims to save time and money when shopping online, and appears legitimate, in fact, this browser add-on causes diminished system performance and possible privacy issues. Moreover, many Internet users complain that Coupon Slider appeared on their Internet browser even though they did not willingly install it. Unwilling installations of Coupon Slider are caused as a result of promotion via free software downloads.
DealDropDown adware - how to remove unwanted coupon ads?
What is DealDropDown?
DealDropDown (Deal Drop Down) is a browser extension created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) promising to display relevant coupon ads, thus saving time and money for users who visit online shopping websites. This browser add-on installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. After installation, it displays coupon ads whenever Internet users visit online shopping websites such as Walmart, Amazon, Expedia, etc. On first inspection, this browser add-on may appear legitimate, however, many users report that it installed on their Internet browsers without their consent.
Hola Search Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to holasearch.com?
What is Holasearch.com?
The Holasearch.com (ihola! or Hola Search) website is promoted using the Hola Search Toolbar. This is a potentially unwanted browser add-on (compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox), which installs on users' computers together with free software and modifies the browser settings by changing the homepage and default search engine to holasearch.com Many computer users report that the Hola Search toolbar was installed on their Internet browser/s without their consent when downloading free video codecs, download managers, or other freeware from the Internet.
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