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Download Party Browser Hijacker

Download Party browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Download Party?

Download Party is an application which is advertised as a tool that allows users to access various online games directly from a new browser tab. However, it promotes a fake search engine (search.downloadpartytab.com) by changing browser's settings as well. Apps that change certain settings to promote various fake search engines are categorized as browser hijackers and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Also, most browser hijackers are designed to gather details related to user's browsing habits. Apps of this type are called potentially unwanted because people tend to download and/or install them unknowingly (without intention to do so). This particular app gets installed together with another PUA called Hide My Searches.

   
Office Tool Downloads Browser Hijacker

Office Tool Downloads browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Office Tool Downloads?

Office Tool Downloads (or Office Tool Downloads) is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) which supposed to provide users with an access to email accounts, news, weather and shopping websites, and pages that offer file converting services. However, Office Tool Downloads is a browser hijacker which changes certain browser's settings to search.hyourfreepdfconverternowpro.com, an address of a fake search engine. Also, most apps of this type are designed to gather information related to user's web browsing activities. Office Tool Downloads is distributed/gets installed together with another PUA called Hide My Searches.

   
Easy Package Tracking Browser Hijacker

Easy Package Tracking browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Easy Package Tracking?

Easy Package Tracking is a rogue application, as its title implies - it is advertised as a tool for easy access to various package tracking services. However, it operates as a browser hijacker. In other words, it modifies browsers in order to promote a fake search engine - search.heasypackagetracking2.com. Furthermore, most apps within this classification possess data tracking abilities, with information of interest being data relating to users' browsing activity. Since most users download/install Easy Package Tracking unintentionally, it is also considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Privacy Searching Browser Hijacker

Privacy Searching browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Privacy Searching?

Privacy Searching is a browser hijacker, endorsed as a tool to improve the privacy of web searches. It is designed to modify browsers in order to promote search.safesearchtab.com - a fake search engine. Additionally, most browser hijackers spy on users' browsing activity and collect their personal information. Due to its dubious proliferation methods, Privacy Searching is also considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Your Windows 10 Is Infected With 5 Viruses! POP-UP Scam

"Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!" removal instructions

What is "Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!"?

"Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!" is a line from a fake virus alert message suggesting that user's operating system is infected with viruses. Typically, these notifications appear on deceptive websites that are designed by scammers who seek to trick visitors into downloading and installing some shady software that supposed to remove those viruses. Quite often scammers encourage visitors to contact them by phone well. When called, they push people to purchase some questionable software or pay for their remote services. Either way, websites of this type can never be trusted and must be ignored.

   
Sivo Ransomware

Sivo ransomware removal instructions

What is Sivo?

Sivo is the name of a malicious program, categorized as ransomware. Its discovery is credited to malware researcher S!Ri. It is designed to encrypt data and demand payment (ransom) for decryption tools/software. As Sivo encrypts, all compromised files are appended with the ".sivo" extension; for example a file like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.sivo". Once this process is complete, the ransomware drops a ransom note in the shape of a text file, titled "Sivo-README.txt" on the victim's desktop.

   
Yeus.xyz Redirect

Yeus.xyz redirect removal instructions

What is yeus.xyz?

Yeus.xyz is one of the many fake search engines. Typically, they are being promoted through various potentially unwanted applications that are classified as browser hijackers. Research shows that yeus.xyz is promoted through at least two of them: CERX and Dorss APP. CERX is related to QIP, another browser hijackers. As a rule, browser hijackers promote fake search engines by changing certain browser's settings. Also, many of them are designed to gather information related to user's browsing habits as well. Browser hijackers are called PUAs because people often download and install them without intention to do so.

   
Sms-mail-message.com Ads

Sms-mail-message[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is sms-mail-message[.]com?

Similar to lifeimpressions.netlodder1.bizskolk.pro and many others, sms-mail-message[.]com is a rogue webpage. Visitors to it are presented with dubious content and/or are redirected to other untrustworthy and malicious sites. Few visitors to sms-mail-message[.]com enter it intentionally, most gain access via redirects caused by intrusive adverts or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already present in the system. Users should note that these apps do not need explicit consent to be installed onto devices. After successful infiltration, PUAs generate redirects, deliver intrusive ads and track data.

   
Fastnewstream.com Ads

Fastnewstream[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is fastnewstream[.]com?

Fastnewstream[.]com is an address that should not be visited. It is a rogue website which redirects visitors to untrustworthy websites or presents shady content. There are many other websites like fastnewstream[.]com, for example, lifeimpressions[.]net, lodder1[.]biz and skolk[.]pro. Typically, browser opens websites of this type when some potentially unwanted application (PUA) that is installed on it (and/or the operating system) forces it to. In other words, most of the times people do not visit websites like fastnewstream[.]com by themselves. It is worth mentioning that PUAs usually are designed to serve advertisements and/or gather various information as well.

   
Gamers Buddy Browser Hijacker

Gamers Buddy browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Gamers Buddy?

Gamers Buddy is a rogue application, advertised as a tool for quick access to various online games, gaming platforms, game retailers and more. Instead this app operates as a browser hijacker - modifies browsers and promotes a fake search engine (search.gamersbuddyapptab.com). Additionally, Gamers Buddy spies on users' browsing activity. Since most users install it unintentionally, it is also deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Gamers Buddy is often distributed alongside another PUA called - Hide My Searches.

   

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