Virus and Spyware Removal Guides, uninstall instructions

Solo-bar.net Redirect

What is solo-bar.net?

Solo-Bar is a rogue application that supposedly allows users to change the appearance of their homepages.

Although Solo-Bar may seem legitimate, be aware that it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent; 2) modification of Internet browser options, and; 3) information tracking.

   
Cyclone Ransomware

What is Cyclone?

Discovered by malware security researcher, Karsten Hahn, Cyclone is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates the system and encrypts most stored data with AES-256 cryptography. During encryption, this malware appends filenames with the ".Cyclone" extension.

For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.Cyclone". Once files are encrypted, they become unusable. Immediately after encryption, Cyclone opens a pop-up window and places a "key.txt" file in every existing folder.

   
Search.searchlwr.com Redirect

What is search.searchlwr.com?

Local Weather Radar is a rogue application that supposedly provides local weather forecasts. Many users believe that Local Weather Radar is legitimate and useful, however, this app often infiltrates systems without users’ permission.

Furthermore, it modifies web browser options and tracks various information. For these reasons, Local Weather Radar is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Search.josepov.com Redirect (Mac)

What is search.josepov.com?

Identical to search.lotoboyz.com, search.froktiser.com, and many others, search.josepov.com is a fake Internet search engine. 

By offering improved search results, search.josepov.com attempts to give the impression of legitimacy, however, this site is promoted using browser-hijacking downloaders/installers that modify browser options without users' permission. Furthermore, this site records various user-system information relating to web browsing activity.

   
Search.triplespiralwave.com Redirect

What is search.triplespiralwave.com?

3Spiral Wave presents itself as a legitimate and useful application that supposedly enhances users' Internet browsing experience by providing a unique homepage together with a number of 'useful features' (shortcuts to popular sites, weather forecasts, etc.).

These claims often trick users into believing that 3Spiral Wave is legitimate, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent; 2) information tracking, and; 3) modification of web browser settings.

   
4newtab.com Redirect

What is 4newtab.com?

Today In History is a deceptive application that supposedly provides history-related facts. Initially, Today In History may seem legitimate and useful, however, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) infiltrates systems without permission and records sensitive data.

Furthermore, it is categorized as a browser hijacker - a form of software that modifies Internet browser options without users' consent.

   
Zlocker Ransomware

What is Zlocker?

Zlocker is another ransomware-type virus discovered by S!Ri. Immediately after infiltration, Zlocker encrypts most stored data and adds the "" symbol as an extension to the name of each encrypted file.

For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg╘". Henceforth, it becomes impossible to use the compromised data. Following successful encryption, Zlocker generates the "ВАШИ ФАЙЛЫ ЗАШИФРОВАНЫ.txt" ("YOUR FILES ARE STRIKED.txt") file and places several copies in each existing folder.

   
WORK Ransomware

What is WORK?

Discovered by Lawrence Abrams, WORK is a new variant of high-risk ransomware called CryptoMix. Immediately after infiltration, WORK encrypts stored files and renames them using the "[32_random_letters_and_digits].WORK" pattern.

For instance, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to a filename such as "1B25CCFA3B511DCB4215844E3BDE2177.WORK". From this point, files become unusable/indistinguishable. Once files are encrypted, WORK creates a "_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT" file and places a copy in every existing folder.

   
ISP HAS BLOCKED YOUR PC Scam

What is ISP HAS BLOCKED YOUR PC?

"ISP HAS BLOCKED YOUR PC" is another fake error displayed by a malicious website. Users often visit this site inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that typically infiltrate systems without consent.

Research shows that, as well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc.), gather various information, and potentially misuse system resources to run unwanted background processes.

   
Skeleton Ransomware

What is Skeleton?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, Skeleton is a new variant of Blind/Napoleon ransomware. Immediately after infiltration, Skeleton encrypts most stored files and appends filenames with the ".[skeleton@rape.lol].skeleton" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.[skeleton@rape.lol].skeleton").

From this point, it becomes impossible to use compromised data. Following successful encryption, Skeleton creates a text file ("How_Decrypt_Files.txt"), placing it in each existing folder.

   

Page 1661 of 2124

<< Start < Prev 1661 1662 1663 1664 1665 1666 1667 1668 1669 1670 Next > End >>
About PCrisk

PCrisk is a cyber security portal, informing Internet users about the latest digital threats. Our content is provided by security experts and professional malware researchers. Read more about us.

Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

Virus and malware removal

This page provides information on how to avoid infections by malware or viruses and is useful if your system suffers from common spyware and malware attacks.

Learn about malware removal