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Website access has been restricted Virus

"Your website access has been restricted for downloading pirated software" virus removal guide

What is Website access has been restricted?

The online message, 'Access Restricted!', appears when trying to access popular websites (such as Facebook, YouTube, Google, Bing, etc.) This is a Hosts file hijacker virus, a redirect virus created to coerce unsuspecting PCs users into completing online surveys. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam receive commission each time users complete these deceptive online surveys. Internet users should be aware that completing these surveys can lead to serious privacy issues and considerable phone charges.

   
Searchiu.com Virus

Searchiu.com redirect virus removal guide

What is Searchiu.com?

The Searchiu.com website is promoted using free software. This site is closely related to Internet browser hijackers, and thus using this site for daily Internet searches, is not recommended. Computer users often visit this site unwillingly by redirection. These redirect issues are invariably a consequence of not paying close enough attention to the installation steps of free software downloaded from the Internet. Browser redirects to Searchiu.com are caused by free software, some of which uses a deceptive software or website promotion method called 'bundling'.

   
Systemcare-antivirus.org Malicious Website

Systemcare-antivirus.org - Malicious website spreading fake antivirus software

What is Systemcare-antivirus.org?

Systemcare-antivirus.org is a malicious website created by cyber criminals also responsible for releasing a rogue antivirus program called System Care Antivirus. Whilst this website may appear legitimate, in fact it was created to clone a previous deceptive business model. This model infected Internet users' computers with a fake security program, which attempted to scare them into purchasing a useless 'full version'. System Care Antivirus originates from a family of fake antivirus programs called WinWebSec. This program reports non existent security infections in the hope that unsuspecting PC users fall for the deception and buy the license key.

   
Globososo.com Virus

Globososo.com - how to remove browser redirects to search.globososo.com?

What is Globososo.com?

The Globososo.com website is promoted using free software and Internet users are often redirected to this site unwillingly. This is due to the Internet browser settings, homepage, and default search engine being changed to globososo.com without their consent. Moreover, many users report that they are unable to reverse these changes and are forced to visit this website each time they start their Internet browsers. This browser hijacker is distributed using free software downloaded from the Internet and redirects to globososo.com are a consequence of not paying close enough attention during the installation phase. Internet users should be aware that many download websites and freeware developers use a deceptive software distribution method called 'bundling' in order to monetize their downloads.

   
BigSeekPro.com Virus

BigSeekPro.com - how to remove browser redirect to this website?

What is BigSeekPro.com?

The BigSeekPro.com website is promoted using unwanted browser add-ons and toolbars. The majority of traffic to this website is from visitors inadvertently redirected to it. This site uses a customized Yahoo! search engine and returns legitimate search results, however, BigSeekPro.com has no privacy policy, and thus, use of this website is not recommended and may lead to serious privacy issues. At time of research, redirects to this website were applied by '3rd party toolbar', a browser add-on, which installs together with popular YouTube video-downloading software.

   
Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus

Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus (cashU scam) removal guide

What is Lebanese Internal Security Forces?

The Lebanese Internal Security Forces message demands payment of a $100 (100 Euro or 200,000 Lebanese pounds) fine in order to unblock your computer. This is a scam. This computer screen-blocking message is ransomware created by cyber criminals in order to extort money from unsuspecting PC users from Lebanon. Computer users should be aware that no international authorities (including the Lebanese Internal Security Forces) use such messages to collect fines for any law violations. The deceptive message presented within this ransomware virus claims that computer users must pay the fine for using copyrighted files (music, videos, software) or for watching pornography.

   
Qvo6.com Redirect

Qvo6.com browser hijacker removal guide

What is Qvo6.com?

The Qvo6.com website presents users with a search bar similar to that of Google.com The creators of this website, however, use a deceptive promotion method: redirects to it are applied without computer users' consent when installing free software downloaded from the Internet. Qvo6.com is a rogue browser hijacker, a website that adds no real value for visitors. Moreover, Internet users often visit this site unwillingly, since they are forcibly redirected to it. To avoid browser redirect issues such as this, Internet users should express caution when installing free software, since many download websites use so-called 'download clients', which are designed to offer additional software when freeware is downloaded and installed.

   
Tiger Savings Adware

Tiger Savings - how to remove this adware?

What is Tiger Savings?

Tiger Savings is a browser add-on created by 215 Apps. By displaying coupon ads, it promises to save time and money for users shopping online. Internet users should be aware that Tiger Savings is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and thus, it is recommended that you do not install this browser plug-in. This browser extension often installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox) without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Developers of this add-on use a deceptive marketing method called 'bundling', and in most cases, installation of Tiger Savings is unwilling.

   
ICSPA - Votre ordinateur a été verrouillé Virus

FBI and ICSPA "ATTENTION ! Votre ordinateur a été verrouillé et toutes les données sont cryptées !" removal guide

What is ICSPA - Votre ordinateur a été verrouillé?

This Message, purportedly sent from the FBI CyberCrime Division and International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, demands that the user pays a 200 Euro fine in order to unlock the computer. This is a scam, a ransomware infection targeting PC users predominantly from France. Computer users should be aware that neither the FBI nor any other international authority or organization use screen-locking messages to collect fines for any law violations. These messages are used by cyber criminals to extort money from unsuspecting PC users who fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine using Ukash or PaySafeCard. This deceptive message states that computer users must pay the fine for allegedly watching child-related pornography or using pirated content such as videos, music, software, etc. These statements are false. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam use this deceptive text to scare PC users into believing that they have committed a crime.

   
Savings Addon Adware

Savings Addon - how to eliminate unwanted coupon ads?

What is Savings Addon?

Savings Addon is a potentially unwanted browser add-on created by 215 Apps. This extension is designed to display coupon ads when users visit shopping websites and the developers claim that this plug-in will save time and money when shopping online. The downside of Savings Addon, however, is that in most cases it installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) without their consent. This browser plug-in installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet using a marketing method called 'bundling'. Internet users should be aware that many popular freeware download websites use 'download clients', which offer installation of additional software.

   

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