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Search.searchtp.com Redirect

Search.searchtp.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.searchtp.com?

Tracker Package is a potentially unwanted program developed by SaferBrowser. By delivering fake promises to allow users to track postal deliveries, Tracker Package attempts to give the impression legitimacy. In fact, this rogue app usually infiltrates systems without users' consent. Furthermore, it stealthily modify Internet browser settings, tracks users' Internet browsing activity, and delivers intrusive online advertisements. Therefore, Tracker Package is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Hard Disk Failure Error Scam

Hard Disk Failure Error removal instructions

What is Hard Disk Failure Error?

Similar to BSOD Driver Problem, BSOD Error, Enter A Product Key, and a number of other fake errors, "Hard Disk Failure" is a false error message displayed by a rogue website. Victims are redirected to this website by various adware-type applications that infiltrate systems without users' consent. Research shows that adware is also likely to monitor users' Internet browsing activity and display intrusive online advertisements. Developers often distribute these potentially unwanted programs using a deceptive software marketing method called "bundling".

   
Searchthatup.com Redirect

Searchthatup.com redirect removal instructions

What is searchthatup.com?

searchthatup.com is a deceptive website claiming to be a legitimate Internet search engine. This rogue site redirects users to bing.com and, therefore, users often believe that it is legitimate. Be aware, however, that this site records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. Furthermore, developers promote searchthatup.com using browser-hijacking software (download/installation tools) that stealthily modify Internet browser settings without users' consent.

   
Gogletab.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to gogletab.com?

What is gogletab.com?

gogletab.com is a dubious website claiming to be Google (a legitimate Internet search engine). The appearance of this website is virtually identical to the original Google and, therefore, users often believe that gogletab.com is legitimate. In fact, this site is promoted using rogue software installation set-ups. Furthermore, gogletab.com is designed to gather various information regarding Internet browsing activity.

   
PokemonGo Ransomware

PokemonGo ransomware removal instructions

What is PokemonGo?

Cyber criminals have developed a ransomware-type virus called PokemonGo due to the current popularity of this reality game. The executable (.exe) of this ransomware is named "PokemonGo" and the icon contains Pickachu pokemon. After system infiltration, PokemonGo ransomware encrypts various files (including, for example, .doc, .pdf, .jpeg, .html, .php, etc.) using AES cryptography. During encryption, PokemonGo appends a ".locked" extension to the name of each encrypted file. Following successful encryption, PokemonGo displays a ransom-demand message (an image with a Pikachu pokemon and the text below) written in Arabic. It also creates a text file named "هام جدا.txt" (also containing a ransom-demand message), placing it on the victim's desktop.

   
CryptFIle2 (.scl) Ransomware

CryptFIle2 ransomware removal instructions

What is CryptFIle2?

CryptFIle2 is ransomware that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts files using the asymmetric algorithm. This ransomware adds the .id_[VICTIM_ID]_[EMAIL].scl extension to all encrypted files (for example, [original file name]_id_[victims ID]_email_crts@dr.com_.scl or sample.jpg.id_[VICTIM_ID][zeta@dr.com].scl ). Be aware that this ransomware generates two different keys (public and private) during encryption - 'public' to encrypt and 'private' to decrypt compromised files. The private key is stored on remote servers controlled by cyber criminals. Therefore, users must pay a ransom to receive the decryptor with an embedded private key.

   
Shark Ransomware

Shark ransomware removal instructions

What is Shark?

Shark is 'Ransomware as a Service' (RaaS) that allows regular users to create their versions of ransomware-type viruses with little or no technical knowledge. It is free for anyone to download on its official website. During encryption, Shark ransomware appends names of encrypted files with the ".locked" extension. The list of encrypted files is stored within the "%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Settings\files.ini" file. After encryption, Shark opens a ransom-demand window (victims are able to choose between 30 different language translations) containing payment instructions.

   
MyPC HealthCheck PUP

MyPC HealthCheck removal instructions

What is MyPC HealthCheck?

MyPC HealthCheck is a deceptive application that supposedly provides a solution to fix various registry errors and, therefore, improve computer performance. These claims often trick users into believing that MyPC HealthCheck is a legitimate and useful application, however, it is often distributed as a bundle with other apps. Therefore, this app is likely to infiltrate systems without users' consent. Furthermore, MyPC HealthCheck records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity and is, thus, classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

   
Search.funtabsafesearch.com Redirect

Search.funtabsafesearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.funtabsafesearch.com?

search.funtabsafesearch.com is a fake Internet search engine that claims to generate improved search results and provide quick access to a number of popular websites (for example, Amazon, Facebook, Gmail, etc.). Many users believe that this website is legitimate and useful, however, developers promote search.funtabsafesearch.com using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Furthermore, this website continually gathers information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Sports Addict Toolbar

Search.mysearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.mysearch.com?

Sports Addict is a rogue browser extension that supposedly provides the latest sport-related news. Initially, this functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, Sports Addict often infiltrates systems without users’ permission. Furthermore, this app causes unwanted browser redirects and collects various user/system data. For these reasons, Sports Addict is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   

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