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AVBoost Adware

AVBoost removal instructions

What is AVBoost?

Developed by WeMonetize, AVBoost is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to modify various computer settings (volume, screen brightness, etc.) On initial inspection, AVBoost may appear legitimate and useful, however, this app usually infiltrates systems without consent. In addition, it causes unwanted redirects, delivers intrusive online advertisements, and continually gathers various user-system information. For these reasons, AVBoost is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   
Starofferz.com Redirect

Starofferz.com redirect removal instructions

What is starofferz.com?

Identical to alldownloads.hapc.gdn, 1.admetic.com, and many others, starofferz.com is a deceptive website that redirects users to various other malicious sites. Users often visit starofferz.com inadvertently - they are redirected by rogue applications that infiltrate systems without permission (the "bundling" method). As well as causing redirects, these potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually gather various user-system information.

   
Searchuttorm.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to searchutorrm.com?

What is searchutorrm.com?

According to the developers, searchutorrm.com is a 'high-experience' Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. On initial inspection, searchutorrm.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, this website records various user-system information relating to browsing activity. Furthermore, developers promote it using rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack web browsers and stealthily modify options without permission.

   
ElmersGlue Ransomware

"ElmersGlue" virus removal guide

What is "ElmersGlue"?

ElmersGlue is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts files. In doing so, ElmersGlue appends the ".elmerlocked" extension to the name of each encrypted file. For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.elmerlocked". Following successful encryption, ElmersGlue locks the computer screen and displays a ransom-demand message.

   
Searchtnup.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to searchtnup.com?

What is searchtnup.com?

Developers present searchtnup.com as an improved Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, searchtnup.com may seem similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that searchtnup.com is also legitimate. In fact, this site is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups designed to hijack web browser settings and modify various options. Furthermore, searchtnup.com continually records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Tigers Deal Adware

Tigers Deals removal instructions

What is Tigers Deals?

Tigers Deals is a rogue application that falsely claims to save time and money by providing various coupons and notifications of special deals/discounts on various online shops. Judging on appearance alone, Tigers Deals may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app infiltrates systems without consent. In addition, it continually displays intrusive online advertisements and records user-system information. For these reasons, Tigers Deals is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   
Suspicious Ransomware Activity Scam

Suspicious Ransomware Activity removal instructions

What is Suspicious Ransomware Activity?

"Suspicious Ransomware Activity" is a fake pop-up error displayed by a malicious website. Users often visit this website inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These rogue programs infiltrate systems without consent (the "bundling" method). In addition, they deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually gather various user-system information.

   
Startsearch.co Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to startsearch.co?

What is startsearch.co?

startsearch.co is presented as a 'high-experience' Internet search engine that supposedly generates improved results and, therefore, enhances the browsing experience. Judging on appearance alone, startsearch.co barely differs from legitimate search engines such as Google, Bing or Yahoo. Therefore, many users believe that startsearch.co is also legitimate and useful. In fact, it records user-system information relating to browsing activity. In addition, developers promote this site by employing rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser settings without permission.

   
Search.superspeedtester.com Redirect

Search.superspeedtester.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.superspeedtester.com?

Super Speed Tester is a rogue application that supposedly allows users to test and improve Internet performance. On initial inspection, Super Speed Tester may appear legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) modification of web browser settings, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
EncrypTile Ransomware

EncrypTile ransomware removal instructions

What is EncrypTile?

EncrypTile is ransomware-type malware that encrypts files using AES and RSA cryptography. This virus appends the "EncrypTile" string to the name of each encrypted file. For example, "sample.jpg" becomes "sample.jpgEncrypTile". Following successful encryption, EncrypTile creates four files ("Decrypt_[victim's_id].txt", "Decrypt_[victim's_id].html", "Decrypt_[victim's_id].bmp", and "How to buy bitcoin_[victim's_id].txt"), places them on the desktop, and changes the desktop wallpaper. EncrypTile then opens a pop-up window that locks the computer screen.

   

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