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adf.ly redirect removal instructions
What is adf.ly?
adf.ly is a completely legitimate website provides the URL-shortening service. This website pays registered user for sharing shortened links, because visitors are firstly presented with a 5 second advertisement before actually being able to access the desired website. The problem is that delivered advertisements may redirect to websites that promote potentially unwanted applications and/or show deceptive browser notifications.
How to remove "kromtech[.]net" from Mac?
What is "kromtech[.]net"?
kromtech[.]net is a rogue domain used to promote MacKeeper - a potentially unwanted application (PUA). This domain redirects visitors to various landing pages that promote MacKeeper PUA. Research results show that users typically visit kromtech[.]net inadvertently - they're redirected by already presented potentially unwanted applications.
"Windows Was Blocked Due To Questionable Activity" removal instructions
What is "Windows Was Blocked Due To Questionable Activity"?
"Windows Was Blocked Due To Questionable Activity" is yet another scam message used to extract money from gullible users. Delivered by deceptive websites, "Windows Was Blocked Due To Questionable Activity" message states that system has been blocked and encourages users to immediately contact tech support via provided telephone number. Nevertheless, be are that all these claims are false and you should never call anyone. Moreover, redirects to websites that deliver "Windows Was Blocked Due To Questionable Activity" message may indicate presence of potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
Budak ransomware removal instructions
What is Budak?
Budak is a high-risk ransomware that belongs to Djvu ransomware family. As with most of ransomware infections, Budak stealthily infiltrates computers and encrypts most of stored files. While doing so, Budak appends each filename with ".Budak" extension (thus, ransomware's name). I.e., a file named "sample.jpg" would be renamed to "sample.jpg.Budak". Once data is encrypted, Budak generates a text file ("_readme.txt") and drops a copy in every existing folder.
Easy Photo Edit browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Easy Photo Edit?
Easy Photo Edit is a rogue application that supposedly allows users to easily access various photo editors. Its appearance suggests that Easy Photo Edit is completely appropriate and handy. However, it is actually categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted application (PUA). There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without user's consent; 2) promotion of a fake Internet search engine, and; 3) monitoring of user's web browsing activity.
Ims00ry ransomware removal instructions
What is Ims00ry?
Ims00ry is yet another ransomware-type infection discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. After successful infiltration, Ims00ry encrypts most of stored data, thereby rendering it unusable. Unlike other ransomware, however, Ims00ry doesn't append any extension, nor rename compromised files in any other way. Once encryption is over, Ims00ry changes victim's desktop wallpaper and drops "README.txt" text file on victim's dekstop.
How to remove Spotlight from Mac?
What is Spotlight?
Spotlight (or Spotlight.app) is a rogue application designed to promote searchbaron.com website. What's interesting is that unlike other browser-hijacking applications, Spotlight does not modify any system/browser settings. It simply redirects users to searchbaron.com whenever they enter a search query.
"Hacker Who Has Access To Your Operating System" removal guide
What is "Hacker Who Has Access To Your Operating System"?
"Hacker Who Has Access To Your Operating System" is yet another email spam campaign that falls under sextortion category. What cyber criminals do is send hundreds of thousands of deceptive emails stating that they've hijacked victim's computer and recorded a humiliating video. However, all this is a mere scam and such emails should be ignored.
Adame ransomware removal instructions
What is Adame?
Adame is yet another variant of a high-risk ransomware called Phobos. It was firstly discovered by malware researcher Amigo-A. After successful infiltration, Adame encrypts most of stored data, thereby making it completely unusable. Additionally, Adame appends each filename with victim's unique ID, developers' email address and ".Adame" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" would be renamed to something like "sample.jpg.id[1E857D00-2275].[firstname.lastname@example.org].Adame"). Following successful application, Adame generates two files ("info.hta" [HTML application which displays a pop-up window] and "info.txt") and drops them on victim's desktop.
How to eliminate redirects to rgvqcsxqge[.]com?
What is rgvqcsxqge[.]com?
Identical to vnrherdsxr[.]com and blatwalm[.]com, rgvqcsxqge[.]com is an URL address which cyber criminals use to redirect users to other unreliable websites and promote content/unwanted applications. Research results show that most of users visit rgvqcsxqge[.]com inadvertently - they're redirected by intrusive advertisements or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) which usually infiltrate computers without user's consent. In addition to causing redirects, PUAs are also very likely to deliver intrusive ads and gather sensitive information.
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