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Sz40 Ransomware

Sz40 ransomware removal instructions

What is Sz40 ransomware?

Sz40 is a piece of malicious software, categorized as ransomware. Systems infected with it - have their data encrypted and receive ransom demands for the decryption. There are two different variants of this ransomware. One version appends affected files with the ".sz40" extension, the other - does not alter filenames. Therefore, in case of the aforementioned variant, a file titled something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.sz40", "2.jpg" as "2.jpg.sz40", and so on. After this process is complete, a ransom-demanding message - "HELP_SECURITY_EVENT.html" - is created.




As a rule, email lottery scams like this one are used with a purpose to trick people into believing that they have one a certain amount of money in a lottery and paying "processing fees" or "transfer charges" so that the winning can be distributed. People who fall such scams never receive any lottery payment, on the contrary, they lose the money that they to scammers. It is worthwhile to mention that in many cases lottery scams are disguised as lotteries organized by legitimate companies or other entities, however, none of those companies are actually involved with these scams.

SportsSearchHD Browser Hijacker

SportsSearchHD browser hijacker removal instructions

What is SportsSearchHD?

SportsSearchHD is a piece of rogue software, classified as a browser hijacker. It operates by making changes to browser settings in order to promote - a fake search engine. Additionally, SportsSearchHD spies on users' browsing habits, which makes it a serious privacy concern. Due to the questionable methods used to distribute browser hijackers, they are also deemed to be PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

EnCryp13d Ransomware

EnCryp13d ransomware removal instructions

What is EnCryp13d?

EnCryp13d is a typical ransomware: it encrypts and renames files, and demands a ransom. It renames files by appending ".EnCryp13d" extension, for example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.EnCryp13d", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.EnCryp13d", and so on. Also, EnCryp13d displays a pop-up window and creates the "HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt" file in all folders that contain encrypted files. Its pop-up window and text files contain instructions on how to pay a ransom and some other details. EnCryp13d belongs to the ransomware family called Xorist. Ads

Go-mp3[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is go-mp3[.]com?

Go-mp3[.]com is a dubious site, offering YouTube video conversion to MP3 file services. It allows users to convert and then download MP3 files from YouTube video URLs. Not only does go-mp3[.]com infringe copyright laws, it also uses rogue advertising networks. Hence, visitors to such websites are presented with misleading/malicious ads and get redirected to various untrustworthy and even dangerous websites.

LTC Ransomware

LTC ransomware removal instructions

What is LTC ransomware?

LTC is the name of a malicious program, belonging to the Dharma ransomware family. This malware is designed to encrypt data and demand payment for the decryption. During the encryption process, files are retitled following this pattern: original filename, unique ID assigned to the victims, cyber criminals' email address and the ".LTC" extension. For example, a file originally named "1.jpg" would appear as something similar to "[].LTC" - after encryption. Once this process is complete, ransom notes are created in a pop-up window and "FILES ENCRYPTED.txt" text file.

DigitalRecord Adware (Mac)

How to remove DigitalRecord from Mac?

What is DigitalRecord?

DigitalRecord is an app that displays unwanted advertisements, also, it changes browser settings to promote a fake search engine (its address). This app functions both as adware and a browser hijacker. It is worthwhile to mention that it is common for apps of this type to be designed to gather browsing-related and/or other information. Typically, users download and install apps like DigitalRecord unknowingly, for this reason they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

SearchPDFConverter Browser Hijacker

SearchPDFConverter browser hijacker removal instructions

What is SearchPDFConverter?

Like most browser hijackers, SearchPDFConverter changes web browser settings without user's permission. It changes them to (the address of a fake search engine). Moreover, SearchPDFConverter collects browsing-related information. As a rule, users do not download and install browser hijackers on purpose (knowingly), for this reason they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

CheckEmailsQuicker Adware

CheckEmailsQuicker adware removal instructions

What is CheckEmailsQuicker?

CheckEmailsQuicker is a piece of software, endorsed as a tool for easy access to email accounts also capable of storing log-in credentials (i.e. usernames and passwords). Due to running intrusive advertisement campaigns, CheckEmailsQuicker is classified as adware. Since most users download/install it unintentionally, it is considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) as well.

Gdiview Virus

Gdiview removal instructions

What is Gdiview?

Gdiview is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that developers distribute via questionable page (possibly multiple pages). It is unknown what exactly is the purpose of the Gdiview app, however, it is very likely that users who would install this app, would install some adware, browser hijacker or PUA of other type too. Apps of this type are called PUAs because it is not common for them to be downloaded and installed by users intentionally.


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