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Cookies On-Off Adware

Cookies On-Off removal instructions

What is Cookies On-Off?

Cookies On-Off is a deceptive application that falsely claims to allow users to turn web browser cookies on and off. Initially, Cookies On-Off may appear legitimate and useful, 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 consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users' browsing activity.

   
Scarab Ransomware

Scarab ransomware removal instructions

What is Scarab?

Discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, Scarab is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts various data. During encryption, Scarab appends filenames with the ".[resque@plague.desi].scarab" extension. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.[resque@plague.desi].scarab". Following successful encryption, the virus creates and automatically opens a text file ("IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK, PLEASE READ THIS.TXT"), and then places it on the desktop.

   
Search.mytab.club Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to search.mytab.club?

What is search.mytab.club?

According to the developers, search.mytab.club is a "high-experience" internet search engine that supposedly generates improved results and, therefore, enhances the browsing experience. On initial inspection, this website may appear legitimate and useful, however, search.mytab.club is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack browser options without consent. Furthermore, it continually records various information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
Globallysearch.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to globallysearch.com?

What is globallysearch.com?

globallysearch.com is presented as an Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, globallysearch.com is similar to Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that this site is also legitimate. In fact, globallysearch.com gathers various information relating to Internet browsing activity. In addition, it is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without direct user permission.

   
Samsam Ransomware [Updated]

Samsam ransomware removal instructions

What is Samsam?

Samsam is high-risk ransomware designed to infect unpatched servers and encrypt files stored on computers networked to the infected server. This ransomware is distributed manually. Samsam appends the name of each encrypted file with one of the following extensions: .breeding123, .mention9823, .suppose666, .skjdthghh, .cifgksaffsfyghd, .iaufkakfhsaraf, .filegofprencrp, .weencedufiles, .encryptedyourfiles, .letmetrydecfiles, .otherinformation, .weareyourfriends, .noproblemwedecfiles, .powerfulldecrypt, .wowreadfordecryp, .wowwhereismyfiles, .helpmeencedfiles, .theworldisyours, .vekanhelpu, .howcanihelpusir, .VforVendetta, .checkdiskenced, .encmywork, .notfoundrans, .goforhelp, .iloveworld, .canihelpyou, .only-we_can-help_you, .encryptedAES, .encryptedRSA, .encedRSA, .justbtcwillhelpyou, .btcbtcbtc, or .btc-help-you - this depends on the version of ransomware. Samsam employs the RSA-2048 asymmetric encryption algorithm and, therefore, two keys (public and private) are generated during encryption -  public to encrypt, private to decrypt. Cyber demand a ransom payment in exchange for the private key. Restoring files without this key is impossible. After encrypting the files, Samsam automatically uninstalls from the victim's PC.

   
COMPUTER BLOCKED Scam

COMPUTER BLOCKED removal instructions

What is COMPUTER BLOCKED?

"COMPUTER BLOCKED" is a fake error message displayed by a malicious website, which users often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These applications infiltrate systems without consent (the "bundling" method). PUPs also deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various user-system information.

   
Kwanzy.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to kwanzy.com?

What is kwanzy.com?

According to the developers, kwanzy.com is an Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, kwanzy.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that it is also legitimate and useful. In fact, this site is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser settings without permission. Furthermore, kwanzy.com continually records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
AVBoost Adware

AVBoost removal instructions

What is AVBoost?

Developed by WeMonetize, AVBoost is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to modify various computer settings (volume, screen brightness, etc.) On initial inspection, AVBoost may appear legitimate and useful, however, this app usually infiltrates systems without consent. In addition, it causes unwanted redirects, delivers intrusive online advertisements, and continually gathers various user-system information. For these reasons, AVBoost is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   
Starofferz.com Redirect

Starofferz.com redirect removal instructions

What is starofferz.com?

Identical to alldownloads.hapc.gdn, 1.admetic.com, and many others, starofferz.com is a deceptive website that redirects users to various other malicious sites. Users often visit starofferz.com inadvertently - they are redirected by rogue applications that infiltrate systems without permission (the "bundling" method). As well as causing redirects, these potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually gather various user-system information.

   
Searchuttorm.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to searchutorrm.com?

What is searchutorrm.com?

According to the developers, searchutorrm.com is a 'high-experience' Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. On initial inspection, searchutorrm.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, this website records various user-system information relating to browsing activity. Furthermore, developers promote it using rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack web browsers and stealthily modify options without permission.

   

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