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2048 Adware

What is 2048?

2048 is a rogue application that claims to be a legitimate PC game. On initial inspection, 2048 may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) 2048 usually infiltrates systems without users' permission; 2) this PUP gathers various data types relating to web browsing activity, and; 3) 2048 displays intrusive online advertisements.

   
Searchiksa.com Redirect

What is searchiksa.com?

searchiksa.com is a deceptive website claiming to be an improved Internet search engine that generates the most relevant search results. Judging on appearance alone, this website is may seem identical to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and any other legitimate search engines.

Therefore, users often believe that searchiksa.com is also legitimate, however, developers promote it using rogue software download/installation set-ups that modify various Internet browser options without consent. Furthermore, searchiksa.com gathers various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
LockLock Ransomware

What is LockLock?

LockLock is a ransomware-type virus that encrypts files using the AES-256 encryption algorithm. During encryption, LockLock appends the names of encrypted files with a ".locklock" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.locklock").

Following successful encryption, LockLock changes the desktop background and creates a text file ("READ_ME.txt"), placing it on the desktop.

   
Ads by TwitterTime

What is TwitterTime?

Identical to InstaTime and TinderTop, TwitterTime is a deceptive application that supposedly allows use of TwitterTime directly from the desktop. On initial inspection, this functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, TwitterTime is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) this app often infiltrates systems without users' permission; 2) TwitterTime delivers intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) TwitterTime tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
CryptoCat Ransomware

What is CryptoCat?

CryptoCat is a ransomware-type virus that encrypts various data types (.doc, .jpg, .ppt, etc.) using asymmetric cryptography. CryptoCat appends the ".cryptocat" extension to the name of each encrypted file. For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.cryptocat".

Following successful encryption, CryptoCat generates a ransom-demand text file ("Your files are locked !.txt") and places it on the desktop.

   
Qubiv Adware

What is Qubiv?

Qubiv is a deceptive application identical to ArcadeBunny, ArcadeSwim, ArcadeBayou, and many other apps. By falsely claiming to allow users to play various arcade games, Qubiv attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, this app often infiltrates systems without users' permission.

Furthermore, Qubiv delivers intrusive online advertisements and monitors users' Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

   
Bestqualitysearch.com Redirect

What is bestqualitysearch.com?

According to the developers, bestexperiencesearch.com is an improved Internet search engine that generates the most relevant search results. Judging on appearance alone, bestexperiencesearch.com may seem similar or identical to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and any other search engines. Therefore, some users may believe that bestexperiencesearch.com is also legitimate.

In fact, developers promote this site via deceptive software download/installation tools that hijack Internet browsers and stealthily modify various options. Furthermore, bestexperiencesearch.com continually records information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Ads by TinderTop

What is TinderTop?

Identical to InstaTime, TinderTop is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to allow use of Tinder and Facebook directly from the desktop.

On initial inspection, TinderTop looks may seem a legitimate and useful program, however, this PUP often infiltrates systems without users’ permission. Furthermore, TinderTop continually delivers various advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, TinderTop is categorized as adware.

   
Ads by CDN Reader

What is CDN Reader?

Developers present CDN Reader as a legitimate application that supposedly allows users to view and edit PDF files. This functionality might seem legitimate and useful, however, CDN Reader is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called "bundling".

Furthermore, this app displays intrusive online advertisements and monitor users' Internet browsing activity. Therefore, CDN Reader is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

   
InstaTime Adware

What is InstaTime?

InstaTime is a rogue application claiming to allow use of Instagram directly from the desktop. On initial inspection, InstaTime may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is not affiliated with Instagram (it is developed by third parties).

Furthermore, InstaTime often infiltrates systems without users' consent and is designed to deliver intrusive online advertisements and collect various user/system information. For these reasons, InstaTime is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   

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