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Your computer has been locked! Virus

Your computer has been locked due to suspicious of illegal content downloading and distribution (Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security) virus - how to remove?

What is Your computer has been locked?

This message locks users' computers, demanding payment of a $300 fine using MoneyPak. This is a scam, a ransomware infection created by cyber criminals and targeting PC users from the United States. This fake message states that the computer user's screen was locked due to downloading and distributing illegal content (child pornography). Do not believe these statements - they are fake. Cyber criminals who have developed this deceptive message (ransomware), hope that computer users will fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine. Neither the "Department of Justice" nor the "U.S. Department of Homeland Security" are connected with this message. Cyber criminals responsible for releasing this scam exploit the names and graphics of these organizations.

   
Discount Buddy

Discount Buddy - how to remove unwanted coupon ads?

What is Discount Buddy?

Discount Buddy is a browser add-on created by 215 Apps and promises to help users save time and money when shopping online. This browser add-on displays discount and coupon ads when users visit various online shopping websites such as Toys R Us, Walmart, Petsmart, Best Buy, etc. Discount Buddy is just one of many browser extensions developed by 215 Apps, and these add-ons are known to install on users' computers without their consent. Moreover, these plug-ins cause unwanted ads, diminished browser performance, and privacy issues. Commonly, this browser add-on installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
Deal Boat

Deal Boat - how to remove?

What is Deal Boat?

Deal Boat is a browser add-on developed by a company called 215 App. This browser extension displays coupon and deals ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Expedia, Kmart, Zales, Office Depot, etc. This plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. On initial inspection, Deal Boat may appear to be a legitimate browser extension, which can save time and money when shopping online, however, many computer users report that this plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Moreover, Internet users find it difficult to remove from their systems.

   
Tuvaro.com Virus

Tuvaro Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to tuvaro.com?

What is Tuvaro.com?

Tuvaro toolbar is a browser add-on compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. It promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying quick access links to social networks and weather forecasts. This toolbar uses a Montera Technologies LTD Api, causing redirect issues to Tuvaro.com This browser add-on is not technically considered a virus, however, Internet users commonly download and install it on their Internet browser inadvertently. The toolbar is bundled with free software. Internet users should be aware that the deceptive software distribution method, 'bundling', has become popular and many freeware developers and free software download websites use it to monetize downloads.

   
SelectionLinks Ads

SelectionLinks - how to remove "about this ad" unwanted ads?

What is SelectionLinks?

SelectionLinks is a browser add-on promising to enhance Internet users' browsing experience by adding quick search engine access functionality. After installation of this browser plug-in, users are able to quickly access popular search engines by simply selecting text within a website. Whilst SelectionLinks is not strictly a computer virus, many Internet users report that it was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) without their consent. Moreover, this browser add-on causes unwanted ads, which appear in Facebook, YouTube, Google, etc. The text, "about this ad", redirects users to the SelectionLinks website when clicked.

   
Su Licencia ha Caducado

Microsoft Windows "Su Licencia ha Caducado"  SMS Verification virus removal guide

What is Su Licencia ha Caducado?

This message blocks computer users' desktops, stating that the Windows license has expired. This is a scam created by cyber criminals, a ransomware infection targeting PC users from Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. This fake message reports that the user's Windows license has expired and demands verification using a supposedly free SMS message. Note that Microsoft Windows impose no license expiration constraints - this ransomware infection is merely an attempt to trick unsuspecting PC users into sending an SMS message. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam earn revenue by charging very high rates for SMS messages.

   
This website has been blocked for you! Virus

This website has been blocked for you! virus removal guide

What is This website has been blocked for you?

This message reports that a website that the user has attempted to visit is blocked due to recent 'spam bot activity'. This is a scam, an online message created by cyber criminals who hope that unsuspecting PC users will fall for their trickery and complete deceptive online surveys. This fake message is displayed when computer users attempt to access popular websites such as eBay.com, Amazon.com, Google.com, PayPal.com, etc. Redirects to 184.22.81.15 are applied by a Trojan infection, which modifies the operating system Hosts file.

   
Antivirus Security 2013

Antivirus Security 2013 - software cloaking AVASoft Antivirus Professional rogue antivirus

What is Antivirus Security 2013?

Antivirus Security 2013 is a fake antivirus program created by cyber criminals. This program is supposedly developed by a company called 'AVASoft' and promises to keep PCs safe from various security threats. After installation, it becomes clear that this program copies the user interface of rogue antivirus programs from the WinWebSec family. Uniquely, however, this particular rogue software does not fake the detection of 'security infections' or coerce users into buying a license key in order to remove them.

   
QuickShare by Linkury

QuickShare - how to eliminate unwanted coupon ads?

What is QuickShare?

The QuickShare browser add-on is developed by Linkury and enhances users' Internet browsing experience by providing shortcuts to share selected text, photos, etc., on social networks and email. Whilst quick sharing features such as these may appear useful, QuickShare is not considered as a legitimate browser add-on, since many computer users report that it was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Moreover, this browser plug-in causes unwanted coupon ads when visiting online shopping websites. Unwilling installation of QuickShare is often caused by reckless free software download and installation.

   
BasicServe.com Virus

BasicServe.com - how to eliminate browser redirect to this website?

What is BasicServe.com?

BasicServe.com is a malicious website promoted using misleading browser add-ons and software, which alter computer users' Internet browser settings without their consent. Commonly, Internet users are redirected to this website unwillingly when Basicserve.com is applied as the default search engine. Settings are changed in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. This browser hijacker may install on users' systems when visiting infected websites or downloading free software from untrustworthy websites.

   

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