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Savings Assistant - how to remove unwanted coupon ads?
What is Savings Assistant?
Savings Assistant is a browser extension which displays coupon ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites. This browser add-on is created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and promises to save time and money when shopping online. This browser plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. On initial inspection, Savings Assistant may appear legitimate, however, is categorized as adware since many computer users report that this browser extension installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Furthermore, this add-on causes diminished Internet browser performance and may lead to privacy issues.
Latvijas Valsts Policija virus "Jusu dators ir bloķets" removal guide
What is Latvijas Valsts Policija?
The Latvijas Valsts Policija message blocks computer screens demanding payment of a 50 LVL or 100 Euro fine. This is a scam, a ransomware infection, which attempts to trick unsuspecting PC users (predominantly from Latvia) into paying a bogus fine for supposed law violations. Neither Latvijas Valsts Policija nor any other international authority or organization use such messages to collect fines for any law violations. Notice that paying this fine using Ukash or PaySafeCard services is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.
KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI virus "komputer jest zablokowany" removal instructions
What is KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI?
The KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI message states that the system has been blocked ("komputer jest zablokowany") due to the user watching pornography or downloading copyrighted files (music, video, etc.) This is a scam, a ransomware infection created by cyber criminals whose main purpose is to use this screen locker to trick unsuspecting PC users (predominantly from Poland) into paying a bogus 100 Euro (or 500 PLN) fine. Paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals. The ransomware originates from a family of screen lockers called Reveton and it demands payment of the bogus fine using the Ukash or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services. The message exploits the name and graphics of KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI.
Download Savings - how to remove this adware?
What is Download Savings?
Download Savings is a browser extension, which displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites. Created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps), it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Internet users should be aware that this browser add-on cannot be trusted - the creators are known to be related to Yontoo and "ads not by this site" adware. Moreover, 215 Apps create browser extensions such as Download Savings on an almost daily basis in order to avoid detection by legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs. Other issues with Download Savings include diminished browser performance and possible privacy-related issues. The most common source of this adware is free software downloaded from the Internet.
Coupon Caddy - how to eliminate unwanted coupon ads?
What is Coupon Caddy?
Coupon Caddy is a browser add-on displaying coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Expedia, Best Buy, Walmart, Newegg, etc. This browser plug-in is created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Whilst on initial inspection this browser extension may seem legitimate, it is categorized as adware since it installs on users' computers without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Moreover, its developers are known to be related to other adware products including Yontoo and Ads not by this site.
AVASoft Antivirus Professional removal guide
What is AVASoft Antivirus Professional?
AVASoft Antivirus Professional is a rogue antivirus program, which imitates genuine antivirus software in an attempt to trick unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a useless license key. This bogus program mimics the scanning of users' computers for security threats and then generates a large list of supposedly 'detected' malware and viruses. This deceptive behavior is implemented by cyber criminals in order to coerce PC users into purchasing the bogus license key. Note that none of the malware and viruses reported by AVASoft Antivirus Professional actually exist - the program has no virus definition database or any other features required of legitimate security software.
Deal Spy - how to remove this adware?
What is Deal Spy?
Deal Spy is an unwanted browser add-on (a plug-in), which, when installed, displays coupon and deal ads on online shopping websites. This browser add-on is developed by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and known to cause unwanted ads, diminished browser performance, and privacy issues. Moreover, many computer users report that Deal Spy was installed on their computers without their consent, a situation that may occur due to this potentially unwanted program (PUP) being distributed using a deceptive marketing method called 'bundling'.
Deal Vault - how to remove coupon ads by Deal Vault?
What is Deal Vault?
Deal Vault (or DealVault) is a browser add-on developed by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. This browser plug-in promises to save time and money whilst shopping online by displaying coupon ads. Internet users who install this browser extension observe coupon and deals ads when visiting Expedia, Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and other popular online shopping websites. While Deal Vault may appear legitimate and useful, many computer users report that this browser add-on was installed on their Internet browser/s without their consent. Moreover, 215 Apps is known to develop browser add-ons, which display unwanted ads and may cause computer security and privacy-related issues.
You have been blocked from our website! virus (TRUSTe website unlocker scam) removal guide
What is You have been blocked from our website?
This message states that the Internet user was blocked from accessing popular websites (such as Google.com, Facebook.com, eBay.com, etc.) and demands completion of online surveys in order to restore access. This is a scam, a rogue website to which users are redirected when their computers are infected with Hosts file-modifying malware. The operating system Hosts file is used to resolve canonical names of websites to IP addresses, and when this file is changed, users may be redirected to malicious websites whilst observing legitimate URLs in the browser address bar.
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.
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