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Ezy-search.com Redirect

What is ezy-search.com?

Developers present ezy-search.com as a "top-notch" Internet search engine that generates improved results and provides quick access to various popular websites, thereby significantly enhancing the browsing experience. Judging on appearance alone, ezy-search.com barely differs from Yahoo, Bing, Google, and other legitimate search engines.

Therefore, many users believe that ezy-search.com is also legitimate and useful. In fact, developers promote this site by employing rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without consent. In addition, ezy-search.com continually records various information relating to web browsing activity.

   
AdBlaster Adware

What is AdBlaster?

AdBlaster is a deceptive application that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by blocking advertisements displayed by various websites.

On initial inspection, AdBlaster may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive advertisements, and; 3) tracking of browsing activity.

   
Pwr-search.com Redirect

What is pwr-search.com?

According to developers, pwr-search.com is a "high-experience" Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results and providing quick access to various popular websites.

Judging on appearance alone, pwr-search.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, developers promote this site by employing rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without consent. In addition, this rogue site records information relating to web browsing activity.

   
Becanium.com Redirect

What is becanium.com?

becanium.com is a rogue website developed to redirect to various other suspicious sites. Research shows that users often visit becanium.com inadvertently, since they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without permission.

In addition, PUPs generate intrusive online advertisements and continually record user-system information relating to browsing activity.

   
Shade Ransomware [Updated]

What is Shade?

Shade is ransomware-type virus proliferated via malicious websites (exploit kits) and infected email attachments. After system infiltration, Shade encrypts most files stored on the infected machine.

Furthermore, this application changes the desktop background and creates a .txt file, which states that the files are encrypted and that the email address provided must be used to receive instructions for decryption. It is also stated that users who try to decrypt these files manually will lose their data.

This ransomware is mainly spread within Germany, Russia, and the Ukraine. The virus adds the .crypted000007, .no_more_ransom, .better_call_saul, .breaking bad, .heisenberg, .windows10, .7h9r, .xtbl.ytbl or .da_vinci_code extensions to encrypted files.

Some variants of Shade ransomware demand that victims contact cyber criminals via email addresses provided: Lutovinova.Antonina@gmail.com, vladimirscherbinin1991@gmail.com, Novikov.Vavila@gmail.com, Denisieva.Ioannikiya@gmail.com, Lukyan.Sazonov26@gmail.com, VladimirScherbinin1991@gmail.com, Yvonne.Vancese1982@gmail.com, 7h9r341@gmail.com, GraceseYoumans1983@gmail.com, or drugvokrug727@india.com to regain control of their compromised data.

   
DNS Unlocker Adware

What is DNS Unlocker?

The DNS Unlocker application supposedly allows users to access blocked websites, however, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

The developers employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to distribute DNS Unlocker, and therefore, this type of app is often bundled with free software downloadable on freeware download websites.

Many users do not pay close enough attention when downloading and installing programs - cyber criminals use this oversight to their benefit and to generate revenue. DNS Unlocker infiltrates popular Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) and generates intrusive online advertisements.

Adware-type applications (including DNS Unlocker) deliver adverts using a virtual layer, which displays third party content on any websites visited.

Furthermore, some advertisements are opened in new Internet browser tabs/windows. Ads displayed by DNS Unlocker (banner, pop-up, targeted video, coupon, offers to install other software, etc.) can cause high-risk computer infections, and therefore, you should never click unrecognised/suspicious advertisements.

   
www-searching.com Redirect

What is www-searching.com?

The www-searching.com browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. Browser redirects to the www-searching.com website are caused by 'Search module', a potentially unwanted application created by Goobzo.

Internet users often install Search module adware inadvertently without their consent when downloading and installing freeware.

At time of research, this browser plug-in was distributed using deceptive freeware 'download clients' and fake downloads. For example, fake Java updates or fake Internet browser updates. After successful infiltration, Search module modifies users' Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to www-searching.com

   
ByteFence Secure Browsing Browser Hijacker

What is ByteFence Secure Browsing?

Developed by Byte Technologies, ByteFence is a legitimate anti-malware suite which is occasionally distributed by including it in setups of other software. ByteFence Secure Browsing is the name of a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted application (PUA) which is developed by the same company and is being distributed that way too.

Typically, browser hijackers are designed to collect information related to user's browsing habits and promote address of a fake search engine. ByteFence Secure Browsing promotes secured-search.com. It does that by changing certain browser's settings. Browser hijackers are called PUAs because users often download them unknowingly, inadvertently.

   
WiseSoft Adware

What is WiseSoft?

Similar to CPU Miner, WiseSoft is a rogue application that usually infiltrates systems without consent (the "bundling" method). Developers use WiseSoft to mine cryptocurrency. Therefore, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

   
Mobileofferplace.site Redirect

What is mobileofferplace.site?

Research shows that mobileofferplace.site is a rogue website designed to redirect to various other suspicious sites. In addition, users often visit mobileofferplace.site inadvertently, since they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems during installation of other software (the "bundling" method).

Furthermore, PUPs continually deliver intrusive online advertisements and gather data relating to Internet browsing activity.

   

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