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BasicSeek.com homepage - how to remove this browser redirect virus?
What is BasicSeek.com?
BasicSeek.com is a malicious website promoted using free software downloads. Creators of this website present users with a deceptive search engine that is crowded with promoted search results. Using this website by clicking on the returned search results may result in installation of additional unwanted software or malware. Many Internet users refer to the basicseek.com website as the BasicSeek virus, since the majority of users visit the site unwillingly due to their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox) redirecting them to BasicSeek.com without their consent. This redirect issue is caused by a browser hijacker, which installs on users' computers when downloading or uninstalling free software downloaded from the Internet.
International Police Association (IAC) Virus "Your computer is locked" removal guide
What is International Police Association (IAC)?
The International Police Association message blocks users' computer screens ("Your computer is locked") and demands payment of a 50 Euro fine via Ukash. This is a scam, a ransomware virus developed by cyber criminals with the intention of tricking unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus fine for alleged law violations. The deceptive text within this message states that PC users must pay a fine for visiting sites containing child pornography. These accusations are false, and furthermore, no legitimate authorities (including the International Police Association, International Administration Center), or organizations internationally, use screen-locking messages to collect fines for any law violations. Note that paying a fine using Ukash as ordered by this message is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.
Savings Slider removal instructions
What is Savings Slider?
Savings Slider is an invasive browser extension created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps). This browser add-on claims to save time and money when shopping online by displaying coupon ads when users visit shopping websites such as Amazon, eBay, etc. Note that while Savings Slider may appear legitimate and useful, many Internet users refer to it as the Savings Slider virus. This association is made since this plug-in often installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox) without their consent and is 'bundled' with free software downloaded from the Internet. Furthermore, this add-on collects users' Internet surfing data, which may then be sold to third parties.
MixiDJ.claro-search.com - how to remove MixiDj Toolbar?
What is MixiDJ Claro?
The Mixidj.claro-search.com website is categorized as a browser hijacker and is promoted using free software (Mixi.dj free social player). After installing this free software, many computer users notice that their Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) homepage and default search engines were changed to mixidj.claro-search.com Computer users should be aware that many freeware developers and download websites use so-called 'download clients' or 'installers', which offer (in some cases without users' consent) additional software or browser add-on installation.
CashU virus (Computer Locked) removal guide
What is CashU?
The CashU virus is a computer infection which locks the user's screen and demands payment of a ransom using CashU services in order to unlock it. This type security threat is called a ransomware virus and this particular version targets PC users from the Middle East. When infected with the CashU virus, computer users observe a deceptive message blocking their desktop and ordering payment of the fine for allegedly watching pornography or using pirated software, video, and music files. The statements made in these messages are false. These screen-locking messages are designed by cyber criminals in the hope that unsuspecting PC users will fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine. The amounts vary from $100 to $300, but note that paying these fines is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.
Myplaycity browser hijacker - how to remove redirects to start.myplaycity.com?
What is Myplaycity.com?
Myplaycity.com is a popular free Flash games download website offering many kinds of games available to download using 'download assistant'. While this website is not related to viruses or malware, many computer users report that after using this website their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox) homepage and default search engine were changed to start.myplaycity.com Redirects to this website occur when computer users install free Flash games from myplaycity.com without paying close enough attention to the installation steps.
UnfriendApp removal guide
What is UnfriendApp?
The UnfriendApp browser add-on enables Facebook users to see who 'unfriended' them. This is a popular browser extension created by GenTechnologies Apps LLC. Internet users should be aware that, although the added Facebook functionality may appear legitimate, many computer users report that after installing UnfriendApp they observe many unwanted ads and experience diminished Internet browser performance. Moreover, some computer users report that UnfriendApp was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox) without their consent. Note that this browser plug-in may be 'bundled' with free software downloaded from the Internet.
Securebit Free Antivirus - how to remove?
What is Securebit Free?
The Securebit Technologies Free Antivirus fake antivirus program attempts to coerce computer users into calling Securebit support for assistance. When installed on users' computers this program mimics a scan of the system for security infections. It then states that the user's 'PC Health Status' is poor and requires attention. In fact, this program has none of the features required to run legitimate security scans - Securebit Free Antivirus reports non existent security threats in the hope that computer users fall for the scam and call the '24/7 Virus Removal Helpline'. PC users should be aware that none of the security infections 'identified' by this program are genuine, and moreover, using the virus removal helpline could result in the loss of $49.99 for bogus malware removal services.
State of Qatar Ministry of Interior Virus (Computer Locked) removal instructions
What is State of Qatar Ministry of Interior Virus?
The State of Qatar Ministry of Interior message blocks computer users' screens and demands payment of a $300 (300 Euro or 1500 QAR) fine using the cashU payment service provider. This is a scam. The message is not sent by legitimate authorities from Qatar, it is a virus created by cyber criminals in the hope that unsuspecting PC users will fall for their deceptive message and pay the bogus fine. Screen-locking messages such as these are called ransomware viruses, and cyber criminals responsible for creating these security infections make deceptive statements within the messages (such as claiming that PC users must pay a fine for alleged law violations such as using pirated video, music, software, or watching pornography). In fact, no authorities or organizations use desktop screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations. Paying this fine, as demanded by the State of Qatar Ministry of Interior ransomware virus, is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.
Computer blocked by Palestinian Civil Police Force Virus (cashU scam) removal instructions
What is Palestinian Civil Police Force?
The Palestinian Civil Police Force message blocks users' computer screens and demands payment of a fine for alleged law violations. This is not a legitimate message, it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals to extort money from unsuspecting Palestinian PC users. This fake message makes bogus claims that the computer was blocked due to the user watching pornography or using pirated music and video files. Note that paying the $100 (100 Euro or 500 NIS) fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam. This particular ransomware virus originates from a family called Urausy and predominantly targets Palestinian PC users.
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