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ETH Ransomware

ETH ransomware removal instructions

What is ETH?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Jakub Kroustek, ETH is a new variant of a high-risk ransomware infection called Dharma. After successful infiltration, ETH encrypts most stored files and appends filenames with the ".ETH" extension plus the developer's email address and victim's ID. For example, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to "sample.jpg.id-1E857D00.[helpfilerestore@india.com].ETH". Once data is encrypted, ETH generates a text file ("FILES ENCRYPTED.txt"), which is placed on the desktop, and opens a pop-up window.

   
Jimm Ransomware

Jimm ransomware removal instructions

What is Jimm?

Cyber criminals use Jimm ransomware to prevent people (its victims) from accessing their files by encrypting all data stored on a computer. To decrypt it, people are urged to pay a ransom (buy a decryption tool). This high-risk computer infection was discovered by Michael Gillespie. It is a new variant of Snatch ransomware. Every file encrypted by Jimm gets renamed by adding the ".jimm" extension. For example, if the file before encryption was named "1.jpg", then a decrypted file gets renamed to "1.jpg.jimm" (and so on). Jimm's victims should be able to find a ransom note in every folder that contains encrypted files, it is called "Restore_JIMM_Files.txt".

   
Osascript Wants To Control Safari POP-UP Virus (Mac)

How to remove "Osascript wants to control Safari" from Mac?

What is "Osascript wants to control Safari"?

"Osascript wants to control Safari" is a fake operating system pop-up message used to trick MacOS users to allow "osascript" to control the Safari web browser. There are many adware-type apps that cause these pop-ups. Note that many users encounter this scam and it should not be trusted.

   
Golden Axe Ransomware

Golden Axe ransomware removal instructions

What is Golden Axe?

Golden Axe is a computer infection that was discovered by mol69, it is categorized as ransomware. Cyber criminals use it with a purpose to blackmail people: Golden Axe encrypts data stored on a computer and makes it unusable unless a ransom is paid. It creates a "# instructions-X6DEV #.jpg" - ransom note in a format of an image, "# instructions-X6DEV #.txt" - ransom demanding text file and "# instructions-X6DEV #.vbs" audio file. All these files are placed in folders that contain encrypted data. Golden Axe renames every encrypted file by adding a random extension, in our example it is ".X6DEV" extension (it puts a random string that is the same as the one added to previously mentioned files). For example, it renames file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.X6DEV" and so on.

   
Smart Mac Booster Unwanted Application (Mac)

How to remove "Smart Mac Booster" from Mac?

What is "Smart Mac Booster"?

Smart Mac Booster is very similar to other apps of this type, such as Auto Mac Booster, Auto Mac Speedup, Speedup Mac Pro and many others. This app supposed to operate as a optimization tool. To be more precise, to find and fix various errors, clean Mac computers from unnecessary data and to make MacOS operating systems run faster and smoother. However, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA). It is promoted using a deceptive (unreliable) website and a "bundling" method. It means that there are many cases where people download/install this app without intention to do so.

   
Klope Ransomware

Klope ransomware removal instructions

What is Klope?

Discovered by Michael Gillespie, Klope is yet another variant of a high-risk ransomware called Djvu. This malware is designed to stealthily infiltrate computers and encrypt stored files. While doing so, Klope appends filenames with ".klope" extension (for instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.klope" and so on so forth). Encrypted data instantly becomes unusable. In addition to encrypting, Klope generates a text file named "_readme.txt" and drops its copy in every existing folder. The created file contains a ransom-demanding message.

   
Search.tvnewtabsearch.com Redirect

Search.tvnewtabsearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.tvnewtabsearch.com?

There is a great number of fake search engines and search.tvnewtabsearch.com is one of them. However, it is presented as legitimate and useful. Its developers offer enhanced browsing experience (faster searches, accurate search results, quick access to popular websites and so on). Nevertheless, its developers promote it using a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that is called TVNewtab. Apps of this type adjust browser's settings and gather various information (browsing-related data).

   
initDex.com Redirect

Initdex.com redirect removal instructions

What is initdex.com?

initdex.com is one of many fake web search engines that supposedly enhance web browsing experience by generating improved search results, as well as providing quick access to various popular websites. Its appearance suggests that initdex.com is completely appropriate and useful. It is, however, worth mentioning that initdex.com is distributed using rogue download/installation setups that modify web browsers' options without asking for a permission. Moreover, initdex.com is designed to record various information relating to user's web browsing activity.

   
FlowSurf Redirect

FlowSurf - how to eliminate browser redirects to flowsurf.net?

What is FlowSurf?

FlowSurf is a rogue browser add-on developed by a company of the same name (FlowSurf Apps). FlowSurf claims to improve the quality of Internet searching by displaying advanced search results and adding other functions, however, this add-on employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to stealthily install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling allows developers to distribute their applications together with other software and most users inadvertently install rogue browser extensions as a consequence of reckless downloading of free software from freeware download websites. Although FlowSurf may appear to deliver useful and legitimate functionality, it is referred to as a browser hijacker, redirect virus, or a potentially unwanted program (PUP) due to its dubious behavior. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, FlowSurf diminishes Internet browser performance, modifies browser settings, generates intrusive online advertisements, and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Search.hemailaccessonline.com Redirect

Search.hemailaccessonline.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.hemailaccessonline.com?

Search.hemailaccessonline.com is presented as a useful search engine that works fast, delivers improved search results, includes quick links to websites like Yahoo, Gmail and so on. Nevertheless, it is categorized as a fake search engine that is promoted through the Email Access Online toolbar that is classified as a browser hijacker. It is categorized as a potentially unwanted application/program (PUA). When installed, it makes changes in browser's settings and constantly gathers information about its user's browsing activity.

   

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