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Startab.me Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to startab.me?

What is startab.me?

startab.me is fake Internet search engine claiming to enhance users' web browsing experience by generating the most relevant search results. The appearance of this site is very similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that startab.me is also legitimate. In fact, this site continually records various information regarding Internet browsing activity. Furthermore, it is promoted using rogue software "downloaders" and "installers" that modify web browser settings without users’ permission.

   
Search.funsecuritytabsearch.com Redirect

search.funsecuritytabsearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.funsecuritytabsearch.com?

According to the developers, search.funsecuritytabsearch.com is a legitimate Internet search engine that generates the most relevant search results and provides quick access to a number of popular websites (for example, YouTube, Amazon, and Facebook). Judging on appearance alone, search.funsecuritytabsearch.com may seem legitimate, however, be aware that the developers promote this site using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". In addition, search.funsecuritytabsearch.com continually tracks users' web browsing activity.

   
Mytrustsearch.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to mytrustsearch.com?

What is mytrustsearch.com?

Identical to hightsearch.com, searchopa.com, searchglobo.com, and a number of other bogus sites, mytrustsearch.com is a fake Internet search engine claiming to generate the most relevant search results. These claims often trick users into believing that mytrustsearch.com is a legitimate website. In fact, mytrustsearch.com records various information relating to Internet browsing activity. In addition, developers promote this site via rogue software "installers" that stealthily modify Internet browser settings.

   
Search.abstractbaby.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.abstractbaby.com?

search.abstractbaby.com is a fake Internet search engine identical to search.wolfnknite.com, search.polebeary.com, search.pastcost.com, and a number of other bogus sites. All offer identical features (including display of the most relevant search results). These false claims often trick users into believing that search.abstractbaby.com is legitimate. Be aware, however, that this website is promoted using deceptive installation set-ups that hijack Internet browsers. Furthermore, search.abstractbaby.com records various information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
HolyCrypt Ransomware

HolyCrypt ransomware removal instructions

What is HolyCrypt?

New ransomware called HolyCrypt infiltrates computers and encrypts various file types (for example, .doc, .psd, and .ppt). This ransomware only targets files stored in the "%UserProfile%" folder. During encryption, HolyCrypt appends the name of each encrypted file with "(encrypted)". For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "(encrypted)sample.jpg". A .jpg file is then created, which is then set as the desktop wallpaper.

   
Videodownloadtabsearch.com Redirect

Videodownloadtabsearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is videodownloadtabsearch.com?

VideoDownloadConverter is a deceptive application claiming to allow users to download various videos. On initial inspection, this bogus app may seem legitimate, however, it is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) this application often infiltrates systems without user's permission; 2) VideoDownloadConverter stealthily modifies browser settings (leading to unwanted browser redirects), and; 3) this PUP records information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
CrypMIC Ransomware

CrypMIC ransomware removal instructions

What is CrypMIC?

CrypMIC is a ransomware-type virus similar to CryptXXX and UltraCrypter. Following infiltration, CrypMIC encrypts various files stored on the victim's computer using an asymmetric encryption algorithm. Unlike other similar malware,CrypMIC does not append the name of encrypted files with a specific extension - this makes it more difficult to determine compromised files. After successfully encryption, CrypMIC creates three different files (.html, .bmp [which is also set as the desktop wallpaper], and; .txt), all named README.

   
Search.qroficce.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.qroficce.com?

search.qroficce.com is a fake Internet search engine identical to a number of bogus sites such as search.polebeary.com, search.romeatonce.com, and search.wolfnknite.com. By giving fake promises to generate the most relevant search results, search.qroficce.com attempts to give the impression of legitimate software. Be aware, however, that developers of search.qroficce.com promote this website by employing deceptive application 'installers' to hijack Internet browsers and modify various settings without users’ permission. In addition, search.qroficce.com gathers various data relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
Istream.link Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to istream.link?

What is istream.link?

istream.link is a dubious website claiming to be an Internet search engine. By falsely promising to generate the most relevant search results, istream.link often tricks users into believing that it is a legitimate site. Be aware, however, that developers promote istream.link using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Furthermore, this site continually tracks Internet browsing activity by recording various user/system data.

   
Search.worthut.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.worthut.com?

According to the developers, search.worthut.com is a legitimate Internet search engine that generates the most relevant search results. These false claims often trick users into believing that search.worthut.com is legitimate. In fact, this bogus site continually track users' web browsing activity. Furthermore, developers promote search.searchut.com using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling".

   

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