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HelperService Adware (Mac)

How to remove HelperService adware from Mac?

What is HelperService?

HelperService is the name of an untrustworthy application, which is classified as adware. Additionally, this piece of software has browser hijacker qualities. Following successful installation, HelperService runs intrusive advertisement campaigns (i.e. delivers various ads) and makes modifications to browser settings - in order to promote fake search engines. Due to the dubious methods used to distribute this app, it is also deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Most PUAs (regardless of type) spy on users' browsing activity. HelperService has been observed being proliferated through DLVPlayer's installer.

   
ManagerAnalog Adware (Mac)

How to remove ManagerAnalog from Mac?

What is ManagerAnalog?

ManagerAnalog has two purposes: to generate ads and promote a fake search engine (its address). This app is classified both as adware and a browser hijacker. Although, it is likely that it functions as data collector as well. It is known that ManagerAnalog is distributed via fake Adobe Flash Player installer. Therefore, it is very likely that users who would download and install this app would not do it knowingly.

   
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Thgworldwideblog[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is thgworldwideblog[.]com?

Thgworldwideblog[.]com is a rogue website, visitors to which are presented with dubious content and/or are redirected to other untrustworthy/malicious pages. The Internet is full of such sites; novaidea.biz, myniceposts.com, check-the.news and thefreshposts.com - are just a few examples. Users usually access these webpages unintentionally, most get redirected to them by intrusive ads or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). This software does not require explicit permission to infiltrate systems; hence, users may be unaware of its presence. PUAs operate by causing redirects, delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns and gathering browsing-related data.

   
Novaidea.biz Ads

Novaidea[.]biz redirect removal instructions

What is the novaidea[.]biz website?

Novaidea[.]biz is an untrustworthy site, sharing many similar traits with myniceposts.comcheck-this.newsthefreshposts.com and thousands of others. Visitors to this webpage are presented with questionable content and/or get redirected to other unreliable and even malicious webpages. Typically, users access such websites inadvertently, they get redirected to them by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). These apps do not need explicit user consent to infiltrate systems. PUAs are designed to cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns and gather browsing-related information.

   
PC Optimizer Pro Unwanted Application

PC Optimizer Pro removal instructions

What is PC Optimizer Pro?

PC Optimizer Pro is advertised as the best free PC optimization software. However, it is very likely that this application is distributed using questionable methods, which means it is possible that there could be users who would download and install it unknowingly. Apps that users download and install unintentionally are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
SkillExplorer Adware (Mac)

How to remove SkillExplorer adware from Mac?

What is SkillExplorer?

SkillExplorer is an adware-type application with browser hijacker qualities. Following successful infiltration, this app runs intrusive advertisement campaigns and makes changes to browser settings - in order to promote illegitimate search engines. Furthermore, adwares and browser hijackers usually spy on users' browsing habits, which makes software of these types a serious privacy concern. Due to the questionable techniques employed to distribute SkillExplorer, it is also classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
DeroHE Ransomware

DeroHE ransomware removal instructions

What is DeroHE ransomware?

DeroHE is a piece of malicious software, classified as ransomware. Systems infected with this malware have their data encrypted and receive ransom demands for the decryption. During the encryption process, all of the affected files are appended with the ".DeroHE" extension. For example, a file originally named something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.DeroHE", "2.jpg" as "2.jpg.DeroHE", and so forth. After this process is compete, a ransom note - "READ_TO_DECRYPT.html" - is created. The DeroHE ransomware is distributed via scam emails, offering a free one year license for IObit software. The letters appear legitimate, as does the sender - which is either due to a well-crafted disguise or a weakness found and exploited by cyber criminals, which has allowed them to gain control over a legitimate IObit email. It must be emphasized that the actual IObit company is in no way associated with the DeroHE malware.

   
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Purplemedia[.]biz redirect removal instructions

What is purplemedia[.]biz?

It is very uncommon for websites like purplemedia[.]biz to be visited by users on purpose. In most cases such pages get opened via other shady websites, deceptive ads or by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). More examples of pages like purplemedia[.]biz are fast2captcha[.]com, myniceposts[.]com, fastsolvecaptcha[.]com.

   
Peachtrackereu.com POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove apps that promote pages like peachtrackereu[.]com?

What is peachtrackereu[.]com?

The main purpose of the peachtrackereu[.]com website is to promote a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a VPN client that supposed to protect their devices. There are two main reasons not to trust such pages: users do not visit them intentionally and, once visited, most of them display fake virus alerts or other deceptive notifications with a purpose to trick visitors into installing some application.

   
God Ransomware

God ransomware removal instructions

What is God ransomware?

God is the name of a malicious program, which is part of the VoidCrypt ransomware family. Systems infected with this malware have their data encrypted and receive ransom demands for the decryption. During the encryption process, files are retitled following this pattern: original filename, cyber criminals' email address, unique ID assigned to the victims and the ".God" extension. For example, a file like "1.jpg" would appear as something similar to "1.jpg.[God85Ar@yandex.com][369DLVSPNK1BE07].God" - after encryption. Once this process is complete, ransom notes - "!INFO.HTA" - are dropped into compromised folders.

   

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