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SwiftBrowse Virus

SwiftBrowse ads and deals removal instructions

What is SwiftBrowse?

SwiftBrowse is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on users' Internet browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. This browser plugin is developed by Super Web LLC and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Whilst creators of this add-on state that it is useful and enhances the Internet browsing experience (by displaying website ratings and adding multi-site search capabilities), many computer users refer to SwiftBrowse as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this browser extension installs on users' computers without their consent, and moreover, the plugin causes unwanted ads and diminishes Internet browser performance.

   
Websearch.wisesearch.info Virus

Websearch.wisesearch.info virus removal instructions

What is websearch.wisesearch.info?

The Websearch.wisesearch.info website is promoted using Internet browser hijackers, which infiltrate users' computers using free software downloads. After successful installation, the adware modifies the Internet browser's (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) homepage and default search engine settings by assigning them to websearch.wisesearch.com

Furthermore, these installed potentially unwanted applications block users' attempts to revert the settings to the defaults. This website can be used to search the Internet, however, Internet users should be aware that the search engine returns dubious search results, and clicking on these can lead to serious malware and virus infections.

   
Xaven Ads and Deals

Xaven removal instructions

What is Xaven?

Xaven is adware created by Super Web LLC and is a potentially unwanted application promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, Internet users install this browser extension without their consent, together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Whilst developers of this browser plugin state that Xaven enhances users' Internet browsing experience (by displaying website ratings and enabling multi-site search capabilities), in fact, this add-on is categorized as adware since it causes unwanted ads (search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page) and tracks users' Internet browsing habits (recording the IP address, unique identifier number, operating system, browser information, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, etc.)

   
Police Nationale Virus

Police Nationale virus removal instructions

What is Police Nationale?

The Police Nationale message, "Votre ordinateur est bloqué en raison de soupçons de téléchargement et de distribution du contenu illégale", blocks the computer screen demanding payment of a 100 Euro fine (using Ukash or paysafecard) in order to unblock it. This is a scam, a ransomware virus, which infiltrates users computers via security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software. After successful infiltration, this fake message blocks the user's desktop and demands payment of a ransom in order to unblock the system. The ransomware virus originates from a family called Kovter and targets PC users from France. Computer users should be aware that no authorities, internationally, use screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations. Paying this fine for alleged law violations (watching and distributing child pornography) is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

   
Guardia Civil Virus

Guardia Civil virus removal instructions

What is Guardia Civil?

The Guardia Civil message, "Su ordenador ha sido bloqueada debido a la sospecha de descarga y distribución de contenido ilegal", demands payment of a 100 Euro fine using Ukash or paysafecard in order to unblock your computer. This is a scam. The message is not sent by any legitimate authorities from Spain, it is a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals. The virus originates from a family of related rogue programs called Kovter and targets PC users from Spain. This ransomware virus infiltrates users' operating systems using various 'exploit kits', which rely on outdated software in order to infect users' PCs. After successful infiltration, the Guardia Civil virus blocks the desktop, demanding payment of a fine for allegedly watching and distributing child pornography.

   
Illoxum Virus

Illoxum removal instructions

What is Illoxum?

Illoxum is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on users' Internet browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. This add-on is created by Super Web LLC and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Developers of this browser add-on claim that Illoxum enhances users' Internet browsing experience by displaying website ratings and enabling multiple site search capabilities. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs on users' computers without their consent and tracks Internet browsing habits (recording IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating systems, browser information, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, and other software and hardware information). Furthermore, Illoxum causes various unwanted advertisements, including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.

   
Bomlabio Ads and Deals

Bomlabio removal instructions

What is Bomlabio?

The Bomlabio browser extension is developed by Super Web LLC and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This plugin claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling multi-site search capabilities and displaying website ratings. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to Bomlabio as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this browser extension installs on users' Internet browsers without their consent (together with free software downloaded from the Internet), and furthermore, causes various unwanted ads (search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads).

   
DoSearches Virus

DoSearches virus removal instructions

What is dosearches.com?

The DoSearches.com website is promoted using browser hijackers, which infiltrate users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using free software downloads. Many Internet users refer to dosearches.com as a virus or malware since this website is assigned as their homepage and default search engine without their consent. Furthermore, computer users are unable to revert these settings to their preferred ones. At time of research, this website used the Yahoo! search engine to provide visitors with results for the entered Internet search queries, and whilst legitimate search results are returned, developers of this rogue website are likely to change the search engine to a more dubious version or redirect dosearches.com to a malicious website. If your Internet browsers redirect you to this website, your computer is infected with adware, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate it from your Internet browser/s. Using this website for your daily Internet searches may lead to privacy and computer security issues.

   
Fanhoosh Ads and Deals

Fanhoosh removal instructions

What is Fanhoosh?

Fanhoosh is a potentially unwanted application, which causes unwanted ads (search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads) whilst users surf the Internet. Moreover, it tracks users' Internet browsing habits, recording the IP address, unique identifier number, operating system, browser information, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, plus other software and hardware information. Note that while the developers (Super Web LLC) state that the application enhances the Internet browsing experience by enabling multi-site search capabilities and displaying website ratings, in fact, it causes more problems than any perceived value added. Fanhoosh diminishes Internet browser performance, and clicking the ads may lead to serious malware or virus infections.

   
AVG Search Redirect

AVG search redirect removal instructions

What is is AVG search?

AVG Search redirect is a term used by Internet users who have installed AVG antivirus software, and thus, experience browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) redirects to mysearch.avg.com or isearch.avg.com These browser redirects are caused by AVG toolbar, which installs on users' computers together with AVG antivirus. Note that users have an option to opt-out of installation of these toolbars by unchecking several options when installing the software. Unfortunately, however, the majority of Internet users do not pay close enough attention during the installation phase, thus inadvertently install various toolbars, which modify the Internet browser settings (specifically, the homepage and default search engine).

   

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