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Rednews7[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is rednews7[.]com?

Rednews7[.]com is categorized as a rogue website which operates exactly the same as mediasvideo[.]live, notification-list[.]com and system-sms[.]com and many other websites of this type do. As a rule, people visit websites like rednews7[.]com inadvertently, they get redirected to them by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are installed on their browsers and/or systems. Typically, these unwanted apps get installed without user's direct permission. In most cases PUAs are designed to force browsers to open shady websites, collect browsing-related information and display intrusive advertisements.

   
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Notify-system[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is notify-system[.]com ?

Notify-system[.]com is virtually identical to a great number of other pages that should not be trusted. For instance, mediasvideo[.]live, notification-list[.]com and system-sms[.]com. As a rule, when visited these rogue pages redirect people to other untrustworthy websites or display shady content. Most of the times such pages get opened by browsers because some potentially unwanted app (PUA) is installed on them. Apps of this type usually are designed to do these three things: open questionable pages, display ads and gather browsing-related details. Typically, people do not download and install PUAs intentionally, more often they get tricked into it.

   
M3g4c0rtx Ransomware

M3g4c0rtx ransomware removal instructions

What is M3g4c0rtx?

M3g4c0rtx is a new, significantly updated variant of the MegaCortex ransomware. This variation was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. It operates by encrypting victim's data, changing their Windows log-in password and demanding a ransom. During the encryption process all affected files are appended with the ".m3g4c0rtx" extension. For example, a file titled something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.m3g4c0rtx", and so on. After this process is complete, a Rich Text Format file ("!-!_README_!-!.rtf") is dropped onto the desktop. M3g4c0rtx also changes user's Windows account password, thereby when the system is rebooted - access is denied.

   
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Mybuzz[.]fun redirect removal instructions

What is mybuzz[.]fun?

Mybuzz[.]fun is one of the rogue pages that lead their visitors to untrustworthy pages or provide them with questionable content. It is similar to a number of other pages of this kind, for example, mediasvideo[.]live, notification-list[.]com and system-sms[.]com. More often than not browsers open such pages because some installed potentially unwanted application (PUA) force them to. In other words, people do not visit websites like mybuzz[.]fun on purpose (intentionally). They do not download and install PUAs willingly either. Besides, most of the times apps of this type are designed to display ads and gather various data.

   
Trksmm POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to stop a browser from opening Trksmm pages on Mac?

What is Trksmm?

Trksmm is a group of deceptive websites that are designed by scammers who seek to trick people into downloading and installing various questionable apps. At the time of the research one of the Trksmm pages was used to advertise the Smart Mac Booster application by encouraging visitors to remove a detected virus with it. None of these deceptive websites or software advertised on them can be trusted, notifications about detected viruses that are displayed on such pages are fake. Typically, people do not visit websites of this type intentionally, more often than not they get redirected to them by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that are already installed on their browsers and/or computers.

   
Your Mac/iOS may be infected with 5 viruses! POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove "Your Mac/iOS may be infected with 5 viruses!" from Mac?

What is "Your Mac/iOS may be infected with 5 viruses!"?

"Your Mac/iOS may be infected with 5 viruses!" is a pop-up window displayed by deceptive/scam websites. It uses scare-tactics to push visitors into taking certain actions, which result in them being redirected to various untrustworthy and malicious sites. The pop-up alerts users of viruses it has detected on their device and offers to update their antivirus software. It must be emphasized that no webpage can find threats/issues on system; any that claim to do so cannot be trusted. Rogue websites are usually accessed inadvertently via redirects caused by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

   
GodLock Ransomware

GodLock ransomware removal instructions

What is GodLock?

Ransomware is a type of software that encrypts files and prevents victims from accessing them unless they pay cyber criminals a ransom. GodLock is is one of these malicious programs, the person who discovered it is GrujaRS. It changes the extension of every encrypted file to ".GodLock", for example, it changes "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.GodLock", and so on. Also, GodLock creates a text file named ".GodLock.README.TXT", this file contains instructions on how to recover files.

   
Forv Ransomware

Forv ransomware removal instructions

What is Forv?

Discovered by GrujaRS, Forv is a piece of malicious software, belonging to the Paradise ransomware family. This malignant program is designed to encrypt data and demand a ransom for its decryption. As Forv encrypts, all files are appended with the "_forv_{victim's ID}.for" extension (the identification code is individually generated and consists of a random string of characters). Therefore, a file like "1.jpg" would appear as something similar to "1.jpg_forv_{6LHH0Q}.for", and so on. Once this process is competed, a text file titled "---==%$$$OPEN_ME_UP$$$==---.txt" is dropped onto the desktop.

   
Apple.com-mac-optimization.live POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to stop redirects to apple.com-mac-optimization[.]live on Mac?

What is apple.com-mac-optimization[.]live?

Apple.com-mac-optimization[.]live is designed to trick its visitors into downloading (and installing) a questionable application called Cleanup My Mac. This app supposed to remove a virus that this page has detected on visitor's Mac. Websites like apple.com-mac-optimization[.]live should never be trusted, they notify visitors that their systems are infected when they are not. It is not recommended to install and/or use anything that was downloaded from those pages. Besides, most of the times people do not visit such deceptive pages intentionally, more often than not they get redirected to them by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
Nothsws POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove "Nothsws" from Mac?

What is "Nothsws"?

Nothsws is the name of a scam website family. These sites are designed to promote dubious software. They operate by warning users of a threat detected on their devices and recommending Smart Mac Booster for its removal. It must be emphasized that no webpage can find threats/issues on systems. Therefore, the problems they claim to find are fake and any apps they endorse are likely to be illegitimate and nonoperational. The Nothsws websites are rarely accesses intentionally, most visitors get redirected by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already present on the device.

   

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