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Unable to Locate Windows License Key Scam

Unable to Locate Windows License Key removal instructions

What is Unable to Locate Windows License Key?

Similar to Microsoft Warning Alert, Windows Health Is Critical, Ransomware Detected, and many others, "Unable to Locate Windows License Key" is a fake error message displayed by a malicious website. Research shows that users often visit this website inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without permission. In addition to causing redirects, PUPs diminish system performance, deliver intrusive ads, and record various user-system information.

   
BugWare Ransomware

BugWare ransomware removal instructions

What is BugWare?

BugWare is a ransomware-type virus discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Once infiltrated, BugWare encrypts stored data using AES-256 cryptography. During encryption, BugWare appends file names with an extension (depending on the BugWare variant): ".[SLAVIC@SECMAIL.PRO].BUGWARE" (first variant), ".[SLAVIC@SECMAIL.PRO].CRIPTOGRAFADO" (second variant) or ".[MAXVISION@SECMAIL.PRO].CRIPTOGRAFADO" (third variant). Following successful encryption, BugWare opens a pop-up window (containing a ransom-demand message) and creates an image file ("wpp.bmp"), placing it on the desktop and also setting it as the desktop wallpaper.

   
Primosearch.com Redirect

Primosearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is primosearch.com?

Identical to deloton.com, trackingclick.com, rosetheet.com, and many others, primosearch.com is a rogue website designed to redirect to a number of other suspicious sites. Research shows that users are redirected to primosearch.com by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These rogue programs usually infiltrate systems without permission, or trick users to install by falsely claiming to provide "useful features". Following infiltration, PUPs cause unwanted redirects, diminish system performance, deliver malicious ads, and collect user-system information.

   
Apple Support Center - Attention!! Scam (Mac)

How to remove Apple Support Center - Attention!! from Mac?

What is Apple Support Center - Attention!!?

"Apple Support Center - Attention!!" is a fake error message that targets the MacOS operating system. This error is displayed by a malicious website that users often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that often infiltrate systems without consent. In addition, PUPs significantly diminish system performance, deliver 'malvertising' ads, and continually record user-system information.

   
Search.romandos.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.romandos.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.romandos.com?

Developers present search.romandos.com as a high-end Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. On initial inspection, search.romandos.com may seem legitimate and useful, since its appearance barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Be aware, however, that developers promote this site using rogue download/installation set-ups (browser hijackers) that modify browser settings without users' consent. In addition, search.romandos.com continually records various information (mostly relating to web browsing activity).

   
Search.yofitofix.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.yofitofix.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.yofitofix.com?

search.yofitofix.com is presented as a "top-notch" Internet search engine that generates improved search results and, therefore, enhances the browsing experience. On initial inspection, search.yofitofix.com may seem similar to Yahoo, Bing, Google, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that search.yofitofix.com is also legitimate and useful. In fact, this site is promoted via deceptive download/installation set-ups that hijack web browsers and stealthily modify various options without consent. Furthermore, search.yofitofix.com records private user-system information.

   
BTCWare PayDay Ransomware

BTCWare PayDay ransomware removal instructions

What is BTCWare PayDay?

Malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, recently discovered a new variant of BTCWare ransomware - BTCWare PayDay. Once infiltrated, BTCWare PayDay encrypts stored files and appends filenames with the ".[developer's_email]-id-***.payday" extension. For example, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to a filename such as "sample.jpg.[Checkzip@india.com]-id-168.payday". Other variants of this ransomware use ".[payday@rape.lol]-id-***.payday" extension for encrypted files. You can see the full list of email addresses below. After successfully encrypting files, BTCWare PayDay opens a new browser window displaying a ransom-demand message.

   
Search.pensirot.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.pensirot.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.pensirot.com?

Identical to search.mogobiggy.com, search.pikatika.com, search.worthut.com, and many others, search.pensirot.com is a fake Internet search engine that falsely claims to enhance the browsing experience. Judging on appearance alone, search.pensirot.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, this site is promoted using rogue download/installation set-ups (browser hijackers) that modify browser options without permission. In addition, search.pensirot.com stealthily records various information (mostly relating to users' Internet browsing activity).

   
ANONCRACK Ransomware

ANONCRACK ransomware removal instructions

What is ANONCRACK?

ANONCRACK is malware based on an open-source ransomware project called Hidden Tear. This virus was first discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie. Once infiltrated, ANONCRACK encrypts stored data and appends filenames with the ".crack" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.crack"). Ransomware-type viruses based on Hidden Tear use the AES encryption algorithm. Following successful encryption, ANONCRACK creates a text file ("PAGO.txt"), placing it on the desktop, and changes the desktop wallpaper.

   
Snitou.com Redirect

Snitou.com redirect removal instructions

What is snitou.com?

According to the developers, snitou.com is a "high-quality" Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on the appearance, snitou.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other similar legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that snitou.com is also legitimate and useful. In fact, cyber criminals promote this site using rogue browser-hijacking download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without consent. Furthermore, snitou.com records various user-system information.

   

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