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Policia Federal Virus (Mexico)

What is Policia Federal Virus?

This message purports to be sent from the Policia Federal (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), blocks computer users' screens, and demands payment of a 2000 MXN fine. This is a scam which should not be trusted. In fact, this message is a ransomware infection sent, not by the Policia Federal, but by cyber criminals.

Paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to the criminals responsible for releasing this scam. This particular ransomware infection originates from a family of screen lockers called Raxm and predominantly targets PC users from Mexico.

Note, however, that fake messages such as these are often localized, so that users from different countries observe the same message differently. For example, PC users from the USA observe this message as if sent by the FBI (using the English language and graphics of the FBI).

   
Supreme Savings Coupon Ads

What is Supreme Savings?

The Supreme Savings browser add-on displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Expedia, Kmart, OfficeDepot, Zales, etc. This browser extension is developed by 215 Apps (Excellent Apps) and is known to infiltrate users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox) without their consent.

Commonly, the Supreme Savings plug-in self-installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

Whilst Supreme Savings is not technically considered a virus, it is an unwanted program and should be removed from users' systems. Note that bundling unwanted browser add-ons is a common tactic employed by freeware developers and download websites in order to monetize incoming web traffic.

   
Save Valet Adware

What is Save Valet?

The Save Valet browser extension was developed by Save Valet LLC and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Creators of this browser add-on claim that it helps to save money and time whilst shopping online. This extension displays price comparison ads when users visit Amazon.com, eBay.com, and other popular online shopping websites.

While some Internet users may find such price comparison ads useful, many report that Save Valet was installed on their browsers without their consent.

   
22Apple.com Redirect

What is 22Apple.com?

The 22Apple.com website was created by Hong Kong Banyan Tree Technology Co. Ltd. This site offers users shortcuts to various popular websites (such as Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, etc.) and a search bar, which uses a customized Yahoo! search engine.

Whilst on initial inspection 22Apple.com appears legitimate, many computer users report that they are directed to this website unwillingly - their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox) redirect them to 22Apple.com

Note that these redirects are not related to virus or malware infections - redirects to this website are a consequence of free software installation. Many freeware developers and download websites bundle their downloads with unwanted browser extensions, which cause redirect issues such as this.

   
Coupish adware

What is Coupish?

Coupish is a browser add-on developed by Ginyas. This plug-in displays coupon ads when computer users visit online shopping websites such as Walmart, Amazon, etc. Whilst these browser extensions may seem useful, they are often installed on users' systems without their consent. As a result of this behavior, they are categorized as adware.

Many Internet users report that they have installed the Coupish browser add-on inadvertently and prefer to shop online without add-ons.

Coupish is not technically a computer virus or malware, however, unwilling installation of this browser add-on is caused by freeware downloads. Commonly, free software developers bundle their freeware with unwanted browser extensions such as this in order to monetize their downloads.

   
AddLyrics Adware

What is AddLyrics?

The AddLyrics browser extension promises to locate and add lyrics to any song viewed by users on YouTube. Whilst this functionality appears useful, computer users should not install this browser add-on, since it is adware.

When AddLyrics is installed on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox), this malicious browser plug-in causes "Ads not by this site" (unwanted ads) and generates unwanted pop-up ads each time a new browser tab is opened.

   
Lucky Savings

What is Lucky Savings?

Lucky Savings is a browser extension developed by 215 Apps (Excellent Apps), who claim that the add-on helps users save time and money whilst shopping online. While some Internet users see this extension as useful, many report that Lucky Savings was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) without their consent.

Note that this browser extension is not related to malware or virus infections, however, the developers use deceptive methods to promote Lucky Savings. Commonly, this browser add-on is installed together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
United Kingdom Police Virus

What is United Kingdom Police?

The United Kingdom Police message blocks computer users' screens, demanding payment of a £100 GBP fine for alleged copyright law violations. This message is a scam created by Cyber criminals who make money from PC users who fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine.

Note that genuine authorities from the United Kingdom do not use messages such as this to collect fines for any law violations. The names of the Cheshire Police Authority, PCeU, Metropolitan Police, and ICSPA are exploited by cyber criminals to make their fake message appear authentic.

   
FBI Cybercrime Division Virus - Your computer has been blocked

What is FBI Cybercrime Division?

The FBI Cybercrime Division message blocks computer users' screens, stating that the block was applied for alleged illegal download of music and video files. This is a scam - a ransomware infection developed by cyber criminals. In fact, neither the FBI nor the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance has any connection with this message.

No international authorities use screen-blocking messages such as this to collect fines for any law violations. The FBI Cybercrime Division ransomware demands payment of a $300 fine in order to unlock the user's PC, but note that paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to Cyber criminals - with no guarantee that the computer will be unlocked.

   
Smiley Bar for Facebook

What is Smiley Bar for Facebook?

The Smiley Bar for Facebook browser add-on is developed by Status Winks and adds emoticons to users' Facebook Chat. Whilst this browser add-on may appear useful and harmless, it is categorized as spyware, since when installed, it tracks users' Internet surfing habits and the collated information is sold to third parties.

Commonly, this browser add-on is installed on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   

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