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CryptoFortress Ransomware

CryptoFortress ransomware removal instructions

What is CryptoFortress?

CryptoFortress is a ransomware infection that infiltrates systems via infected email messages and fake downloads (for example: fake Flash updates, rogue video players, etc.) Following successful infiltration, files stored on the computer are encrypted and a demand is made to pay a ransom of one Bitcoin (at time of research, one Bitcoin was equivalent to approximately US$300) for the decryption key. CryptoFortress is similar to another ransomware infection called TorrentLocker, since it uses source code for the ransom notes and other web pages from TorrentLocker. Nevertheless, this is a new and unique variant of ransomware.

   
LuckySearches.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to luckysearches.com?

What is luckysearches.com?

The luckysearches.com browser hijacker was created by DeerNet Technology Co. and is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this plug-in use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, most Internet users install this browser hijacker inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the homepage, default search engine, and default tab fields to luckysearches.com. Be aware that this browser hijacker not only applies browser redirects but also tracks users' browsing activity by recording IP addresses, search terms, and links clicked within the Internet search results page.

   
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External Source removal instructions

What is External Source?

External Source is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Therefore, External Source is categorized as adware. Bundling is a way to install additional software together with the users' chosen software, and consequently, users often inadvertently infect their systems during download of free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration, External Source adware delivers various intrusive online advertisements such as pop-up, banner, in-text, etc. Be aware that advertisements generated by External Source may lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
CWA Donation Slider Adware

CWA Donation Slider removal instructions

What is CWA Donation Slider?

CWA Donation Slider is a browser add-on owned by We-Care.com. This plug-in is advertised as a tool designed to donate money for clean water-related causes. This may seem legitimate functionality, however, this add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). CWA Donation Slider is stealthily distributed together with other software using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, CWA Donation Slider generates unwanted advertisements and collects personal data.

   
Eppink Adware

Eppink removal instructions

What is Eppink?

Eppink, a bogus application owned by ClickMeIn Limited, uses a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Following successful browser infiltration, Eppink generates intrusive online advertisements (such as banner, pop-up ads, etc.) that commonly lead to dubious websites containing potentially unwanted content. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, systems are often infected during download of free software from freeware download websites.

   
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MedPlayerNewVersion removal instructions

What is MedPlayerNewVersion?

MedPlayerNewVersion is a bogus application that employs a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with other software) to infiltrate Internet browsers without users' consent. Therefore, MedPlayerNewVersion is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, MedPlayerNewVersion generates intrusive online advertisements (including interstitial, pop-ups, banner, etc.) that can lead to dubious websites and cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
GrabRez Adware

GrabRez removal instructions

What is GrabRez?

GrabRez is a deceptive browser add-on that claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling features such as coupons and comparison shopping. Although this functionality may seem useful and legitimate, GrabRez is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). GrabRez and other plug-ins developed by SuperWeb LLC are distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Bundling is a way to infiltrate browsers during installation of other software. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, GrabRez generates intrusive online advertisements such as banner, coupon, interstitial, search, transitional, pop-up, and other similar ads that may lead to dubious websites.

   
LookingForTravels Ads

LookingForTravels removal instructions

What is LookingForTravels?

LookingForTravels is a rogue browser plug-in that claims to save time and money by helping users to find the best online travel deals. Although the developers claim that this extension is '100% legitimate and virus-free', LookingForTravels is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made, since this plug-in employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling allows developers to distribute their software together with other programs, and therefore, most infections are caused when users do pay not enough attention during download of free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration on Internet browsers, LookingForTravels displays intrusive advertisements such as banner, pop-up, coupon, search, etc., all of which may lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
CouponSignal Adware

CouponSignal removal instructions

What is CouponSignal?

Owned and distributed by OneKit Internet, S.L, CouponSignal is an adware-type browser plug-in that claims to save time and money by enabling features such as price comparison, display of coupons, and special deals/discounts available on shopping websites. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, CouponSignal is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This rogue plug-in is developed to use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation together with other software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration, CouponSignal displays intrusive online advertisements (coupons, comparison shopping, pop-up, banner, etc.) that can lead to dubious websites and may cause further computer infections.

   
Searchpagefix.com Redirect

Searchpagefix.com removal instructions

What is searchpagefix.com?

Searchpagefix.com is a dubious search website that contains fake search results and intrusive ads. Users are continually redirected to this website by a rogue application called LookSafe, which claims to enhance Internet browsing protection by scanning websites and preventing access if any potential threat is detected. Although this may seem legitimate and useful functionality, be aware that LookSafe is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers (LookSafe LLC) employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' as a way to install LookSafe without users' permission. Following successful installation, LookSafe scans websites visited, and if  they are deemed 'dangerous', redirects users to searchpagefix.com.

   

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