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Feed.thegamesearcher.com Redirect

Feed.thegamesearcher.com redirect removal instructions

What is feed.thegamesearcher.com?

Like most search engines of this type, feed.thegamesearcher.com is promoted as useful and legitimate: its developers offer faster searches, improved search results, quick links to various websites and so on. However, it is a fake search engine that is promoted through browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted application (PUA) called TheGameSearcher. Typically, people do not install apps of this type on purpose (intentionally). When installed, PUAs like TheGameSearcher change browser's settings and continuously collect information related to user's browsing habits.

   
Search.hgomaps.co Redirect

Search.hgomaps.co redirect removal instructions

What is search.hgomaps.co?

Search.hgomaps.co is a website that is categorized as a fake search engine. However, its developers present it as a search engine that enhances user's browsing experience (provides faster searches, improved search results and so on). Judging by its appearance, it may seem like a proper search engine. However, its developers promote it through a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that is categorized as a browser hijacker and called Go Maps. As a rule, people install applications of this type accidentally, without knowing about it. When installed, browser hijackers adjust browser's settings and, together with their fake search engines (in this case search.hgomaps.co) gather data about their user's browsing habits.

   
Search.wizconvert.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.wizconvert.com?

search.wizconvert.com is a fake web search engine that supposedly enhances web browsing experience by generating improved search results and allowing users to convert the format of various documents. Judging on the appearance alone, search.wizconvert.com actually seems appropriate and handy. However, it is worth mentioning that developers promote this site by using a browser-hijacking application called Wiz Convert, which also offers the exact same functionality - file conversion. Moreover, both search.wizconvert.com and Wiz Convert are designed to record information about user's web browsing activity.

   
Apple.com-fixing.live POP-UP Redirect (Mac)

How to remove "apple.com-fixing.live" from Mac?

What is "apple.com-fixing.live"?

Virtually identical to apple.com-macos-fast-systems.live, apple.com-speed-macos.live, apple.com-clean-os.live and others, apple.com-fixing.live is a website that, if visited, should be closed/ignored. Generally, it is a deceptive page designed by scammers who attempt to trick people into downloading unwanted software, potentially unwanted application (PUA) called Mac-Tweak-Pro. It displays fake virus alert notifications saying that its visitor's computer is infected and urges to take immediate action (remove infections). It is very likely that most people who visit this website are redirected to it by PUAs that are already installed. In other words, people do not visit websites like apple.com-fixing.live intentionally. Besides, apps of this type display intrusive ads and gather various information.

   
Pulsar1 Ransomware

Pulsar1 ransomware removal instructions

What is Pulsar1?

Pulsar1 is a new variant of a high-risk ransomware called Djvu. Following successful infiltration, Pulsar1 encrypts most of stored data using and appends filenames with ".pulsar1" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.pulsar1", and so on so forth). In addition, Pulsar1 drops a text file ("_readme.txt") in every folder containing encrypted files. This malware was firstly discovered by Michael Gillespie.

   
Jamper Ransomware

Jamper ransomware removal instructions

What is Jamper?

Jamper is a ransomware-type virus discovered by a malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie. After successful infiltration, Jamper encrypts most of stored data. While doing so, this malware adds ".jamper" appendix to each filename. I.e., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.jamper". Once the encryption is over, Jamper generates a text file ("---README---.TXT") and drops a copy in every existing folder.

   
Iforgot.apple.com Email Scam

"Iforgot.apple.com" removal guide

What is "iforgot.apple.com"?

"Iforgot.apple.com" is a scam that cyber criminals use to steal logins and passwords (AppleID accounts). They send this email to a lot of people hoping that at least some of them will click the link and provide requested details. We strongly recommend to ignore this email, it has nothing to do with Apple company.

   
Charck Ransomware

Charck ransomware removal instructions

What is Charck?

Charck is a malicious program that cyber criminals use to encrypt data and to blackmail their victims (to make ransom demands). Programs of this type are categorized as ransomware. Charck is a part of Djvu ransomware-type programs. It was discovered by Michael Gillespie. When a computer is infected by it, Charck adds the ".charck" extension to every encrypte file. For example: if a file before encryption was named "1.jpg", then after encryption it gets renamed to "1.jpg.charck" and so on. It also creates a ransom note in a text file called "_readme.txt". Other variants of this ransomware use ".charcl" extension for encrypted files. Charck's victims should be able to find it in every folder that contains encrypted data.

   
Browsers.top POP-UP Redirect

Browsers.top redirect removal instructions

What is browsers.top?

Browsers.top is a rogue website that is very similar to many other websites of this type such as pushtouchme.info, becausaldevel.info, onlinepushnotification.com and so on. When visited, it displays questionable content or causes redirects to other unreliable websites. One way or another, not many people visit browsers.top on purpose. Most of the times they have some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed that is designed to cause redirects to untrustworthy websites. It is worth mentioning that most apps of this type deliver intrusive ads and record browsing-related data as well.

   
Maersk Email Virus

"Maersk Email Virus" removal guide

What is "Maersk Email Virus"?

"Maersk Email Virus" is categorized as a spam campaign, or, in other words, a scam. Like most spam campaigns of this type, cyber criminals (scammers) use it as a tool to infect people's computers. To achieve it, they attach a malicious file (or include website link leading to it) and hope that someone will open it. In this case "Maersk Email Virus" is used to distribute a malicious program called Pony. This spam campaign (email) is a typical scam that should not be trusted. More importantly, included website link should not be opened.

   

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