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TrendsTab Browser Hijacker

TrendsTab redirect removal instructions

What is TrendsTab?

TrendsTab is a bogus application claiming to provide all the latest news available on the Internet - "Let TrendsTab bring the news to you! Save time by getting the hottest trending topics all in one place, without having to visit multiple websites!" On initial inspection, this application may seem legitimate and useful, however, TrendsTab is categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After stealth system infiltration, TrendsTab hijacks web browsers and modifies their settings. In addition, this PUP continually gathers various information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
Hotwebfree.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to hotwebfree.com?

What is hotwebfree.com?

Hotwebfree.com is another fake Internet search engine similar to bitable.com, goodasfound.com, and a number of other dubious sites. On initial inspection, hotwebfree.com may seem a legitimate website, however, developers promote it using deceptive software 'installers' that stealthily modify web browser settings. In addition, hotwebfree.com continually records various information regarding users' web browsing activity.

   
Music Manager Adware

Music Manager removal instructions

What is Music Manager?

Music Manager is a deceptive application claiming that often infiltrates systems without users’ permission. Following infiltration, Music Manager tracks Internet browsing activity and delivering various intrusive online advertisements. For these reasons, Music Manager is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

   
Ads by Martian Arcade

Martian Arcade removal instructions

What is Martian Arcade?

The Martian Arcade application supposedly allows users to play various arcade games. On initial inspection, Martian Arcade may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it infiltrates systems without users’ permission, causes unwanted browser redirects, and continually delivers various intrusive online advertisements.

   
Bitable.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to bitable.com?

What is bitable.com?

Bitable.com is a fake Internet search engine that claims to generate the most relevant search results, thus improving users' web browsing experience. The appearance of bitable.com is similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. In fact, this website is promoted using dubious software 'installers' that hijack Internet browsers and stealthily modify their settings. In addition, bitable.com continually gathers various information about users' web browsing activity.

   
Weather Chick'n Adware

Weather Chick'n removal instructions

What is Weather Chick'n?

Weather Chick'n is promoted as an application that provides the latest weather forecasts. Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate, however, research shows that this application often infiltrates systems without users’ permission. Furthermore, Weather Chick'n tracks users' web browsing activity and continually delivers various intrusive online advertisements. For these reasons, this PUP is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

   
Shade Ransomware

Shade ransomware removal instructions

What is Shade?

Shade is a ransomware-type virus spread via malicious websites (exploit kits) and infected email message attachments. After infiltrating the system, Shade encrypts most files stored on the infected machine. Furthermore, this application changes the desktop background and creates a .txt file stating that the files are encrypted and the user must use the email provided to receive instructions for decryption. It is also stated that users who try to decrypt these files will lose their data. This ransomware is mainly spread within Germany, Russia, and the Ukraine. This ransomware adds .7h9r, .xtbl.ytbl or .da_vinci_code extension to the encrypted files. Some variants of Shade ransomware demands victims to contact cyber criminals via email [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] in order to regain control of their compromised data.

   
Swiki Adware

Swiki removal instructions

What is Swiki?

Swiki is a dubious browser extension that claims to allow users to search various websites and social networks (for example, Wikipedia, Twitter, Youtube, Yahoo, etc.) - "Boost your web and social search with Swiki! Our plugin lets you perform an Internet search using multiple search engines, deal websites, and social networks all at the same time." On initial inspection, Swiki may seem legitimate and useful, however, this extension often infiltrates computers without users' consent. In addition, Swiki continually monitors users' web browsing activity and delivers various intrusive online advertisements. For these reasons, it is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   
Ads by [random letters]

Adware removal instructions

What is ads by [random letters]?

Ads by [random letters], [random letters] Ads, Powered by [random letters], and other similarly-marked ads, are generated by various types of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as Shopperz and Groover. By [random letters] we mean that the words that advertisements are marked with are merely random letters. Examples include Ads by Suvpatoj, Powered by Negmirvaaiw, Powered by Triangulum, Ads by Albireo, Ads by Giolmujiwecder among many others. Potentially unwanted programs that generate these ads claim to enhance the web browsing experience, however, these apps are classed as adware, since they infiltrate systems without users’ consent, generate intrusive advertisements, and gather various information relating to users' web browsing activity.

   
Search.startjoysearch.com Redirect

Search.startjoysearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.startjoysearch.com?

search.startjoysearch.com is a deceptive website identical to dozensearch.com, yessearches.com, searchvvay.com, and a number of other dubious sites. Search.startjoysearch.com claims to be a legitimate Internet search engine, however, developers promote this site using dubious installer set-ups designed to stealthily modify web browser settings. Furthermore, search.startjoysearch.com continually monitors users' web browsing activity.

   

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