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Shopperz ads removal instructions
What is Shopperz?
Created by Acai Tech Ltd, the Shopperz browser add-on claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping and displaying special offers when users visit online shopping websites. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that the Shopperz plug-in is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. The developers of this browser plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, most computer users install this add-on inadvertently without their consent. After successful infiltration, Shopperz generates intrusive banner, interstitial, full-screen, and text link ads (marked as 'Ads by Shopperz' or 'Powered by Shopperz').
CTB Locker - 'Your personal files are encrypted' virus removal instructions
What is 'Your personal files are encrypted by CTB-Locker'?
The CTB-Locker ransomware virus infiltrates operating systems via infected email messages and fake downloads (for example, rogue video players or fake Flash updates). After successful infiltration, this malicious program encrypts files (*.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.ppt, *.psd, *.pdf, *.eps, *.ai, *.cdr, *.jpg, etc.) stored on computers and demands payment of a $300 ransom (in Bitcoins) to decrypt them (encrypted documents receive a .ctbl files extension). Cyber criminals responsible for releasing this rogue program ensure that it executes on all Windows operating system versions (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8). Critroni ransomware creates AllFilesAreLocked.bmp DecryptAllFiles.txt and [seven random letters].html files within each folder containing the encrypted files.
DownShotFree redirect removal instructions
What is DownShotFree?
The DownShotFree browser toolbar claims to allow users to take screenshots directly from their Internet browsers - "Make the task of taking screenshots simple with the DownShotFree toolbar and supporting application." This browser plug-in may seem legitimate and useful, however, DownShotFree is categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These negative associations are made due to the deceptive behavior of this PUP. Following stealth infiltration of the system, DownShotFree modifies the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browser settings without users' consent. Furthermore, this browser hijacker monitors Internet browsing activity and records various system information.
CrossBrowser removal instructions
What is CrossBrowse?
CrossBrowser is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to offer the functionality of a regular Internet browser. While CrossBrowser may seem to be a legitimate application, be aware that it is categorized as adware. The developers of CrossBrowser employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, CrossBrowser tracks users' Internet browsing activity and generates intrusive online advertisements.
Lightning newtab removal instructions
What is Lightning newtab?
The Lightning newtab browser extension claims to quickly load new browser tabs and allow users to select their preferred interface. Although some userts may find this functionality legitimate and useful, Lightning newtab is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This application is distributed as a 'bundle' along with other software, and therefore, infiltrates systems without users' consent (this is one of the reasons for these negative associations). Furthermore, this app causes unwanted browser redirects and monitors users' Internet browsing activity.
How to eliminate browser redirects to Search.genieo.com?
What is Search.genieo.com?
Created by Genieo Innovations Ltd, Genieo is a browser add-on and, essentially, a recommendation engine. This plug-in tracks your interests and then presents a personalized homepage (search.genieo.com) with your favourite news, etc. The plug-in alone is useful, innovative, and popular with many Internet users, however, recent complaints from PC users regarding redirects to Search.genieo.com make this an unwanted application. Search.genieo.com websites are related to Genieo - redirects to these websites can be a consequence of computer infections and inadvertent installation of third party browser add-ons.
Ads by rightcoupon removal instructions
What is RightCoupon?
The Right Coupon browser add-on was created by a company called RightCoupon Ltd. This plug-in claims to save time and money while shopping online by displaying deals, coupons, and discount offers. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While the functionality of Right Coupon may seem legitimate, be aware that this plug-in is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Commonly, Internet users install this browser extension inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. Developers of this add-on use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This marketing method is legal, however, many free software 'download clients' and 'installers' analyzed do not properly inform the user of additional applications listed for installation together with the free program chosen for download or installation.
MovieDea removal instructions
What is MovieDea?
MovieDea is presented as a legitimate browser extension allowing users to find information about various movies and TV series. This browser add-on may appear to be legitimate and useful, however, MovieDea is categorized as adware. Using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', this potentially unwanted program (PUP) stealthily installs on computers together with other software and without users' consent. After successful installation on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, MovieDea generates various intrusive online advertisements such as banners, pop-ups, in-text, and other similar ads. Be aware that advertisements generated by this rogue application (and other similar applications) usually leads to dubious websites and your computer may become infected.
Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter removal instructions
What is Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter?
The Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter application claims to provide the following features: YouTube video download, video file format conversion, quality optimization, and other functions. These features may trick some users into believing that Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter is legitimate and useful, however, this application is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Once Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter stealthily infiltrates systems (using a deceptive software marketing method called bundling), it displays various online advertisements. Furthermore, this app may track users' Internet browsing activity.
VLC Addon virus removal instructions
What is VLC Addon?
VLC Addon is a rogue browser add-on that claims to be related to VLC media player. The non-profit organization, VideoLAN, is not related to this bogus browser extension - it is developed by cyber criminals. Research shows that cyber criminals exploit the name of this legitimate software to trick Internet users into installing a rogue browser plug-in. After successful infiltration, the plug-in generates intrusive ads (Ads not by this site and Nav-links) and tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various personal information. Having this add-on installed on your system can result in malware infections and privacy issues.
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