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CRPTD Ransomware

CRPTD ransomware removal instructions

What is CRPTD?

CRPTD is the name of a malicious program, categorized as ransomware. It is designed to encrypt the data of infected systems in order to demand payment for the decryption. During the encryption process, all of the affected files are appended with the ".CRPTD" extension. For example a file originally named something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.CRPTD" - following encryption. After this process is complete, ransom notes - "Recover files.hta" - are created and dropped into compromised folders.

   
ID SafeXpress Unwanted Application

ID SafeXpress removal instructions

What is ID SafeXpress?

ID SafeXpress is advertised as a tool which allows users to remove/clean any privacy-related issues that are on the computer. It is worthwhile to mention that its developers use questionable methods to distribute it, therefore, ID SafeXpress is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

   
Search.trustenviroment.com Redirect (Mac)

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

What is search.trustenviroment.com ?

Search.trustenviroment.com is the address of a fake search engine, it is called fake because it does not generate its own, unique results. As a rule, fake search engines/their addresses are promoted by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are classified as browser hijackers. Adware can be designed to promote fake search engines too. It is worthwhile to mention that such apps can be and often are designed to collect various information as well. In most cases users download and install them unknowingly, unintentionally. It is known that search.trustenviroment.com is promoted via a unofficial, fake installer for Adobe Flash Player.

   
Microsoft Important Alert POP-UP Scam

"Microsoft Important Alert" removal instructions

What is the "Microsoft Important Alert" scam?

"Microsoft Important Alert" is a a tech support scam, promoted on various deceptive webpages. At the time of research, this scheme had been promoted through the legitimate Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services). The "Microsoft Important Alert" scam claims that users' computers have been infected with "Pornographic Spyware and riskware" and may be blocked to prevent further damage. It must be emphasized that not website can detect/report on threats or issues present in visitors' devices and the aforementioned scheme is not an exception to this. Additionally, this scam is in no way associated with the genuine Microsoft Corporation. These types of scams are designed to abuse users' trust in order to generate revenue for the scammers behind them. Deceptive sites are rarely accessed intentionally, visitors to them typically access them via mistyped URLs, redirects caused by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). This software does not need express permission to be installed onto systems; hence, users may be unaware of its presence of their devices.

   
Trojan Spyware Alert POP-UP Scam

Removal instructions for apps designed to promote pages like Trojan Spyware Alert scam

What is Trojan Spyware Alert scam?

Scammers behind this tech support scam attempt to trick unsuspecting visitors into believing that a computer is infected with some Trojan and/or Spyware and calling the provided number. In most cases users who contact scammers behind websites like this one are encouraged to pay for unnecessary services and/or software, or even provide a remote access to the computer. In one way or another, websites of this kind must be ignored. This particular page is hosted using the Amazon AWS - a legitimate service provided by Amazon. It is not the first case when cyber criminals/scammers employ this service for malicious purposes.

   
TRAPGET Ransomware

TRAPGET ransomware removal instructions

What is TRAPGET?

TRAPGET is a variant of ransomware called NEFILIM, this variant was discovered by GrujaRS. It is designed to encrypt victim's files, modify their filenames and create the "TRAPGET-INSTRUCTION.txt" text file - a ransom note with instructions on how to contact ransomware developers and some other details. TRAPGET renames encrypted files by appending the ".TRAPGET" extension to their filenames. It means that it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.TRAPGET", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.TRAPGET", and so on.

   
FractionData Adware (Mac)

How to remove FractionData adware from Mac?

What is FractionData?

FractionData is an adware-type application with browser hijacker traits. Following successful infiltration, this app delivers intrusive advertisement campaigns, makes modifications to browser settings and promotes fake search engines. On Safari browsers FractionData promotes z6airr.com, on Google Chrome browsers - search.trustenviroment.com. Additionally, most adware-types and browser hijackers collect browsing-related information. Due to the questionable methods used to distribute FractionData, it is also deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Once the techniques employed in FractionData's distribution is proliferation via fake Adobe Flash Player updates. It is worth mentioning that illegitimate software updaters/installers are used to spread not only PUAs but trojans, ransomware and other malware as well.

   
WebQuestSearch Adware (Mac)

How to remove WebQuestSearch from Mac?

What is WebQuestSearch?

WebQuestSearch is designed to serve advertisements and change certain browser settings (promote a fake search engine/its address). Also, it may be designed to gather information related to user's browsing habits and/or some other details. Simply said, WebQuestSearch functions as adware and a browser hijacker. It is common that users download and install adware-type apps, browser hijackers unknowingly, for this reason apps like WebQuestSearch are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). This particular PUA is distributed through a fake installer which is disguised as an installed for Adobe Flash Player.

   
Jioer.pro Ads

Jioer[.]pro redirect removal instructions

What is the jioer[.]pro site?

Jioer[.]pro is a rogue website. There are thousands of identical and similar pages to it on the Web; mybestnewz.commypushz.combeforeigntools.club are but a few examples. Visitors to jioer[.]pro are presented with questionable information and/or are redirected to other untrustworthy and possibly malicious sites. Few users access such websites intentionally, most get redirected to them by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already installed onto their devices. This software does not need explicit users consent to infiltrate systems. PUAs are designed to cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns and collect browsing-related data.

   
FedEx Invoice Ready Email Virus

FedEx Invoice Ready email virus removal guide

What is FedEx Invoice Ready email virus?

Usually malspam campaigns are disguised as official letters from legitimate companies, organizations and they contain some malicious attachment or website link designed to download a malicious file. The main purpose of cyber criminals behind such emails is to deceive a recipient into executing a malicious file that is designed to infect a computer with a certain malicious program. This malspam campaign is disguised as a letter from FedEx and it is used to distribute malicious software called Dridex.

   

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