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Hakops Keylogger

Hakops virus removal guide

What is Hakops?

Hakops is a program designed to secretly monitor and log keystrokes. Typically, cyber criminals attempt to trick users into installing such software so they could steal passwords and other confidential information entered via the keyboard. Therefore, having a keylogger like Hakops installed in a computer may cause serious problems.

   
CCD Ransomware

CCD ransomware removal instructions

What is CCD?

CCD is a form of malware that encrypts victim's files, it belongs to the ransomware family named Dharma. Like most programs of this type, CCD renames all encrypted files and provides victims with instructions on how to contacts its developers. It renames files by adding victim's ID, CCD-help@protonmail.ch email address and appending the ".ccd" extension to their filenames. For example, it changes "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.id-1E857D00.[CCD-help@protonmail.ch].ccd", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.id-1E857D00.[CCD-help@protonmail.ch].ccd" and so forth. CCD creates a ransom note (the "FILES ENCRYPTED.txt" file) and displays another one in a pop-up window.

   
SelectionDaily Adware (Mac)

How to remove SelectionDaily from Mac?

What is SelectionDaily?

SelectionDaily is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) classified as adware. Apps of this type feed users with various advertisements. This particular app not only does that but also promotes Safe Finder site by opening it via akamaihd.net and collects sensitive information. Typically, users download and install adware (and other PUAs) unknowingly.

   
Select-search.com Redirect

Select-search.com redirect removal instructions

What is select-search.com?

Select-search.com is the address of a fake search engine. Such illegitimate web searchers are typically promoted by rogue software, classified as a browser hijackers. They promote fake search engines by modifying browser settings. Additionally, both browser hijackers and illegitimate search engines commonly monitor and collect browsing-related information. Browser hijackers are rarely installed intentionally, therefore they are considered to be PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) as well.

   
SearchSpace Redirect

SearchSpace browser hijacker removal instructions

What is SearchSpace?

SearchSpace supposed to improve browsing experience, although, this app is a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker. It promotes address of a fake search engine (search-space.net) by changing browser's settings. In other words, SearchSpace hijacks a browser by forcing users to search the web with a fake search engine. It is worthwhile to mention that apps of this type can be (and often are) designed to collect various information too. Browser hijackers are called PUAs because because most users download and install them unintentionally.

   
AnarchyGrabber Stealer

AnarchyGrabber virus removal guide

What is AnarchyGrabber?

AnarchyGrabber is the name of an updated malicious software which targets Discord users, it was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Both original and updated versions are designed to steal user accounts. However, the updated version is capable of evading detection by modifying client files. It is known that cyber criminals distribute this malware on various hacker forums and via YouTube videos (links in their descriptions).

   
BlackOrchid Ransomware

BlackOrchid ransomware removal instructions

What is BlackOrchid?

BlackOrchid is the name of a malicious program, classified as ransomware. Its discovery is credited to cybersecurity researcher GrujaRS. Systems infected with this malware have their data encrypted and receive ransom demands for the decryption tools. During the encryption process, all affected files are appended with the ".shinya" extension. For example, a file like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.shinya" - following encryption. Once this process is complete, a pop-up window is displayed.

   
ExpertProjectSearch Adware (Mac)

How to remove ExpertProjectSearch from Mac?

What is ExpertProjectSearch?

ExpertProjectSearch is an adware-type application. Aside from delivering various intrusive advertisements, this app also has abilities common for browser hijackers. These include browser modification and promotion of fake search engines. Practically all adware-types and browser hijackers can monitor users' browsing habits. Due to ExpertProjectSearch questionable proliferation methods, it is considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) as well. ExpertProjectSearch has been proliferated using illegitimate Adobe Flash Player updaters/installers. These fake update/installation setups are often used to proliferate PUAs and even trojans, ransomware and other malware.

   
encS Ransomware

encS ransomware removal instructions

What is encS?

encS (or encL) is an updated variant of DeathHiddenTear ransomware. This variant was discovered by GrujaRS. encS (or encL) encrypts victim's files, changes their filenames and creates a ransom note. It renames all files by appending the ".encS" (or ".encL") extension to their filenames. For example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.encS" (or "1.jpg.encL"), "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.encS" (or "2.jpg.encL"), and so on. Instructions on how to contact cyber criminals who designed this ransomware are provided in a text file named "Decrypt Instructions.txt".

   
Your Apple iPhone Is Severely Damaged By 19 Viruses! POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove "Your Apple iPhone is severely damaged by 19 viruses!" from Mac?

What is the "Your Apple iPhone is severely damaged by 19 viruses!" scam?

"Your Apple iPhone is severely damaged by 19 viruses!" is a scam run on deceptive webpages. This scheme claims that users' browser has been infected with viruses and recommends a dubious piece of software for the removal of the nonexistent threats. Applications promoted using such deceitful methods are usually nonoperational (e.g. fake anti-virus tools, etc.), untrustworthy (e.g. browser hijackers, adware, etc.) and even malicious (e.g. trojans, ransomware, etc.). Few users access scam websites intentionally, most get redirected to them by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already infiltrated into the system.

   

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