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LinkBucks Redirect Virus

LinkBucks redirect virus - how to eliminate Google redirects to LinkBucks?

What is LinkBucks redirect?

The LinkBucks advertising network pays for clicks on links. This is a popular platform used by webmasters, bloggers, etc. to make money from their websites. Everyone is able to join the network to make money by generating Linkbucks links and directing traffic to them. Whilst this ad network is legitimate, an increasing number of computer user complain that they are redirected to Linkbucks when using Google. These redirects are related to malware and virus infections. If you experience these problems, your are advised scan your computer with a legitimate antispyware program immediately. As the Linkbucks platform is very popular, there are many people who attempt to corrupt the system and gain revenue using black-hat techniques.

   
Browse2Save Virus

Browse to Save (Browse2save) - how to remove?

What is Browse to Save?

The Browse to Save (Browse2Save) browser add-on displays coupons and deals when browsing online shopping websites. This plug-in self-installs on the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox browsers. This browser plug-in is not directly related to malware or virus infections, can be downloaded from its homepage, and may be bundled with free software or other browser add-ons. Although this browser extension may be useful to some, many users report that it installed on their computers without consent and it is difficult to remove.

   
Stop Piracy Virus

STOP PIRACY virus - how to unblock your computer?

What is Stop Piracy?

The Stop Piracy message locks computer users' screens, stating that these measures were taken due to alleged use of pirated software or watching pornography. This is a ransomware infection and it should not be trusted. The screen locker exploits the names of SOPA and PIPA and is created with the sole purpose of stealing money from unsuspecting PC users who fall for the scam and pay the bogus 100 Euro fine. This message has no connection with genuine authorities - it was developed and distributed by cyber criminals. In fact no authorities use these methods (locking computer screens) to collect fines for copyright or other law violations. This ransomware infection predominantly targets computer users from France.

   
PricePeep Ads

PricePeep - how to eliminate unwanted coupon advertisements?

What is PricePeep?

PricePeep is a browser add-on that displays various deals when computer users visit online shopping websites. Developers of this plug-in claim that the add-on helps to save time and money. While some computer users may find this plug-in useful, its dubious promotion tactics and aggressive ads make this browser add-on an unwanted application. Many computer users report that this plug-in was installed on their computers without their consent and they found it difficult to remove. Unwanted browser plug-in installations such as these (including DealCabby, CouponDropDown, RivalGaming, etc.) can occur when users install free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg Virus

Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg virus - how to unblock your computer?

What is Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg?

The Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg message is a scam targeting PC users predominantly from Luxembourg. These messages, which lock computer users' screens and demand payment of some form of fine, are called ransomware infections. This particular infection originates from a family called Adneukine. The deceptive message displayed by this screen locker claims that computer users have been downloading copyrighted content (video, music) or have been watching pornography, and thus, a screen lock has been applied. To unlock the computer, the message demands payment of a 100 Euro fine. If you see this type of message on your computer (screenshot below), your computer is infected and you should not pay the bogus fine.

   
LPD BM.I POLIZEI Virus

LPD BM.I POLIZEI Virus - how to unblock your computer?

What is LPD BM.I POLIZEI?

The LPD BM.I POLIZEI message is a ransomware infection targeting PC users predominantly from Austria. This is a scam created and distributed by cyber criminals. The purpose of this deceptive screen locker is to trick unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus 100 Euro fine. The ransomware originates from a family called Reveton. Scam messages from this family are translated into many languages and target different countries using adapted names and graphics of local authorities. The message that appears within this screen locker states that computer users have allegedly been downloading copyrighted software, video, and music files, or have been watching pornography. Thus a demand is made to pay the 100 Euro fine to unblock users' computers and avoid criminals charges.

   
Politiet Kongeriget Danmark Virus

Politiet Kongeriget Danmark virus - how to unblock your computer?

What is Politiet Kongeriget Danmark?

The Politiet Kongeriget Danmark message is a ransomware infection that blocks computer users' screens and should not be trusted. Cyber criminals responsible for releasing this scam hope that PC users, predominantly from Denmark, will fall for this deceptive message and pay the bogus 100 Euro fine. In fact, this message is not sent by any authority from Denmark - it was created by cyber criminals who make money from unsuspecting computer users who believe the message and pay this bogus fine. This ransomware infection originates from a family called Urausy and has several localized versions.

   
Federal Department of Justice and Police Virus

Federal Department of Justice and Police virus - how to unlock your computer?

What is Federal Department of Justice and Police?

The Federal Department of Justice and Police "Achtung! Ein Vorgang illegaler Aktivitaten wurde erkannt" message is a scam that blocks computer users' screens, demanding payment of a bogus 150 CHF fine for allegedly watching and distributing pornography. This message appears as if sent from Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft Conferation Suisse Confederazione Svizzera Confederaziun svizra, whilst in fact Swiss authorities have no connection with this deceptive message. This is a ransomware infection which attempts to scare unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus fine. This screen locker originates from a family of ransomware called Adneukine and targets PC users predominantly from Switzerland.

   
GVU Virus

What is GVU?

If you see this message (screenshot below) blocking your computer screen, your PC is infected with a ransomware infection. This scam originates from a family of ransomware called Adneukine and has been developed by cyber criminals to make money from unsuspecting PC users.

The message states that computer users have been downloading copyrighted content or watching pornography, and must therefore pay a 50 Euro fine. This statement is false. Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationtechnik (an authority from Germany) does not send messages such as this - it is a scam and computer users should not pay any fines.

Cyber criminals responsible for developing and distributing GVU ransomware hope that computer users will fall for their deceptive message and pay the bogus fine. This particular screen locker is a localized variant targeting computer users from Germany.

   
El Equipo ha Sido Bloqueado Virus

What is El Equipo ha Sido Bloqueado?

The El Equipo ha Sido Bloqueado por Violar las Leyes de Espana message blocks computer users' screens and should not be trusted, since it does not originate from the authorities of Spain.

In fact, this is a scam released by cyber criminals in the hope that unsuspecting PC users will fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine. This message is a ransomware infection originating from a family of screen lockers called Adneukine. Infections from this family are localized (translated into various languages and enhanced using graphics of local authorities).

   

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