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Deal Spy Adware

What is Deal Spy?

Deal Spy is an unwanted browser add-on (a plug-in), which, when installed, displays coupon and deal ads on online shopping websites. This browser add-on is developed by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and known to cause unwanted ads, diminished browser performance, and privacy issues.

Moreover, many computer users report that Deal Spy was installed on their computers without their consent, a situation that may occur due to this potentially unwanted program (PUP) being distributed using a deceptive marketing method called 'bundling'.

   
Deal Vault

What is Deal Vault?

Deal Vault (or DealVault) is a browser add-on developed by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. This browser plug-in promises to save time and money whilst shopping online by displaying coupon ads.

Internet users who install this browser extension observe coupon and deals ads when visiting Expedia, Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and other popular online shopping websites.

While Deal Vault may appear legitimate and useful, many computer users report that this browser add-on was installed on their Internet browser/s without their consent. Moreover, 215 Apps is known to develop browser add-ons, which display unwanted ads and may cause computer security and privacy-related issues.

   
You have been blocked from our website! Virus

What is You have been blocked from our website?

This message states that the Internet user was blocked from accessing popular websites (such as Google.com, Facebook.com, eBay.com, etc.) and demands completion of online surveys in order to restore access. This is a scam, a rogue website to which users are redirected when their computers are infected with Hosts file-modifying malware.

The operating system Hosts file is used to resolve canonical names of websites to IP addresses, and when this file is changed, users may be redirected to malicious websites whilst observing legitimate URLs in the browser address bar.

   
Your computer has been locked! Virus

What is Your computer has been locked?

This message locks users' computers, demanding payment of a $300 fine using MoneyPak. This is a scam, a ransomware infection created by cyber criminals and targeting PC users from the United States. This fake message states that the computer user's screen was locked due to downloading and distributing illegal content (child pornography).

Do not believe these statements - they are fake. Cyber criminals who have developed this deceptive message (ransomware), hope that computer users will fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine. Neither the "Department of Justice" nor the "U.S. Department of Homeland Security" are connected with this message.

Cyber criminals responsible for releasing this scam exploit the names and graphics of these organizations.

   
Discount Buddy

What is Discount Buddy?

Discount Buddy is a browser add-on created by 215 Apps and promises to help users save time and money when shopping online. This browser add-on displays discount and coupon ads when users visit various online shopping websites such as Toys R Us, Walmart, Petsmart, Best Buy, etc.

Discount Buddy is just one of many browser extensions developed by 215 Apps, and these add-ons are known to install on users' computers without their consent. Moreover, these plug-ins cause unwanted ads, diminished browser performance, and privacy issues.

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

   
Deal Boat

What is Deal Boat?

Deal Boat is a browser add-on developed by a company called 215 App. This browser extension displays coupon and deals ads when users visit online shopping websites such as Expedia, Kmart, Zales, Office Depot, etc. This plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox.

On initial inspection, Deal Boat may appear to be a legitimate browser extension, which can save time and money when shopping online, however, many computer users report that this plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Moreover, Internet users find it difficult to remove from their systems.

   
Tuvaro.com Virus

What is Tuvaro.com?

Tuvaro toolbar is a browser add-on compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. It promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying quick access links to social networks and weather forecasts. This toolbar uses a Montera Technologies LTD Api, causing redirect issues to Tuvaro.com

This browser add-on is not technically considered a virus, however, Internet users commonly download and install it on their Internet browser inadvertently.

The toolbar is bundled with free software. Internet users should be aware that the deceptive software distribution method, 'bundling', has become popular and many freeware developers and free software download websites use it to monetize downloads.

   
SelectionLinks Ads

What is SelectionLinks?

SelectionLinks is a browser add-on promising to enhance Internet users' browsing experience by adding quick search engine access functionality. After installation of this browser plug-in, users are able to quickly access popular search engines by simply selecting text within a website.

Whilst SelectionLinks is not strictly a computer virus, many Internet users report that it was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) without their consent.

Moreover, this browser add-on causes unwanted ads, which appear in Facebook, YouTube, Google, etc. The text, "about this ad", redirects users to the SelectionLinks website when clicked.

   
Su Licencia ha Caducado

What is Su Licencia ha Caducado?

This message blocks computer users' desktops, stating that the Windows license has expired. This is a scam created by cyber criminals, a ransomware infection targeting PC users from Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

This fake message reports that the user's Windows license has expired and demands verification using a supposedly free SMS message.

Note that Microsoft Windows impose no license expiration constraints - this ransomware infection is merely an attempt to trick unsuspecting PC users into sending an SMS message. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam earn revenue by charging very high rates for SMS messages.

   
This website has been blocked for you! Virus

What is This website has been blocked for you?

This message reports that a website that the user has attempted to visit is blocked due to recent 'spam bot activity'. This is a scam, an online message created by cyber criminals who hope that unsuspecting PC users will fall for their trickery and complete deceptive online surveys.

This fake message is displayed when computer users attempt to access popular websites such as eBay.com, Amazon.com, Google.com, PayPal.com, etc. Redirects to 184.22.81.15 are applied by a Trojan infection, which modifies the operating system Hosts file.

   

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