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OpenToYou Ransomware

OpenToYou ransomware removal instructions

What is OpenToYou?

OpenToYou is another ransomware-type virus that encrypts files and renames them by appending the ".-opentoyou@india.com" extension to the name of each encrypted file. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.-opentoyou@india.com". Once files are encrypted, OpenToYou changes the desktop wallpaper and creates a text file ("!!!.txt"), placing it on the desktop.

   
Red Alert Ransomware

Red Alert ransomware removal instructions

What is Red Alert?

Red Alert is a file-encryption virus based on Hidden Tear (an open-source ransomware project). Red Alert encrypts files using AES cryptography and appends the ".locked" extension to the name of each encrypted file. For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.locked". Once files are encrypted, Red Alert changes the desktop wallpaper and generates a text file ("message.txt"), placing it on the desktop.

   
EdgeLocker Ransomware

EdgeLocker ransomware removal instructions

What is EdgeLocker?

EdgeLocker is ransomware-type malware that stealthily infiltrates the system and encrypts various files using RSA cryptography. EdgeLocker was first discovered by Lawrence Abrams and renames encrypted files by appending the ".edgel" extension to the name of each file. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.edgel". Following successful encryption, EdgeLocker opens a pop-up window containing a ransom-demand message.

   
Antivirus 10 Fake Antivirus

Antivirus 10 removal instructions

What is Antivirus 10?

Antivirus 10 is a malicious application claiming to be a legitimate anti-virus suite. It is distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) with regular software. Sample provided by security researcher Jiri Kropac. Cyber criminals also distribute this software using fake downloads. Following infiltration, Antivirus 10 imitates a system scan process and displays a number of fake threats. Users are then encouraged to purchase a full version of Antivirus 10 to remove them. Be aware, however, that this is a scam.

   
Rusificatory.ru Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to rusificatory.ru?

What is rusificatory.ru?

rusificatory.ru is a fake Internet search engine that falsely claims to generate improved search results. The appearance of this deceptive website barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that rusificatory.ru is also legitimate. In fact, this site is promoted using rogue downloaders/installers that hijack web browsers and modify various options without users' consent. Furthermore, rusificatory.ru gathers information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
MarineAquariumLite Toolbar

Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions

What is hp.myway.com?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, MarineAquariumLite is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to create a custom virtual aquarium and set it as the screensaver. These claims often trick users into believing that MarineAquariumLite is legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without permission; 2) stealth modification of web browser settings, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Search.oriveg.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.oriveg.com?

Identical to search.smokyashan.com, search.loloitos.com, search.kiboletshual.com, and many other sites, search.oriveg.com is a fake Internet search engine that supposedly enhances the Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results. The appearance of this website barely differs from Yahoo, Bing, Google, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that search.oriveg.com is also legitimate and useful. In fact, developers promote it via deceptive app download/installation set-ups designed to modify web browser options without permission. In addition, search.oriveg.com gathers information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Search.hollyarrow.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.hollyarrow.com?

According to the developers, search.hollyarrow.com significantly enhances the Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results. Judging on appearance alone, this site may seem legitimate and useful, however, it gathers various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. In addition, developers promote search.hollyarrow.com using rogue download/installation set-ups that modify Internet browser settings without permission.

   
Search.loloitos.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.loloitos.com?

search.loloitos.com is a fake Internet search engine identical to search.pingclass.com, search.cateorg.com, search.kiboletshual.com, and many others. The appearance of search.loloitos.com website barely differs from Bing, Yahoo, Google, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that search.loloitos.com is also legitimate and useful. Be aware, however, that developers promote this site via rogue downloaders/installers that hijack web browsers and stealthily modify various options. In addition, search.loloitos.com records information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
VideoDownloadConverter Toolbar

Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions

What is hp.myway.com?

VideoDownloadConverter is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to download and convert video files from the Internet. This functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, VideoDownloadConverter is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) modification of browser settings, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   

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