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Go2jump.org redirect removal instructions
What is go2jump.org?
Identical to tradedoubler.com, pipeschannels.com, becanium.com, and many others, go2jump.org is a deceptive site that redirects to a number of other suspicious websites. Research shows that users often visit go2jump.org inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems during installation of regular software. As well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements and continually record user-system information.
Right-Click Search removal instructions
What is Right-Click Search?
Right-Click Search is a rogue application that supposedly allows searching of highlighted text within Google and Wikipedia. On initial inspection, Right-Click Search may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.
How to remove search.pabapara.com browser hijacker from Mac?
What is search.pabapara.com?
Developers present search.pabapara.com as a "top-notch" Internet search engine that generates improved results and, therefore, enhances the browsing experience. Judging on appearance alone, search.pabapara.com barely differs from legitimate search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Therefore, many users believe that search.pabapara.com is also legitimate. In fact, this site records various user-system information relating to browsing activity. Furthermore, developers promote it via rogue downloaders/installers that modify browser settings without permission.
Locky ransomware removal instructions
What is Locky?
Locky is ransomware distributed via malicious .doc files attached to spam email messages. Each word document contains scrambled text, which appear to be macros. When users enable macro settings in the Word program, an executable file (the ransomware) is downloaded. Various files are then encrypted. Note that Locky changes all file names to a unique 16-letter and digit combination with .diablo6, .aesir, .shit, .thor, .locky, .zepto or .odin file extension. Thus, it becomes virtually impossible to identify the original files. All are encrypted using the RSA-2048 and AES-1024 algorithms and, therefore, a private key (stored on remote servers controlled by cyber criminals) is required for decryption. To decrypt the files, victims must pay a ransom.
Diamond Computer Encryption ransomware removal instructions
What is Diamond Computer Encryption?
Diamond Computer Encryption is malware based on an open-source ransomware project called Hidden Tear. Diamond Computer Encryption was first discovered by malware security researcher, xXToffeeXx. Once infiltrated, this software encrypts various data using AES cryptography. During encryption, Diamond Computer Encryption appends filenames with an extension comprising six random letters/digits. For example, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to "sample.jpg.gh81l0". After successful file encryption, Diamond Computer Encryption creates the "_READ_IT_FOR_RECOVER_FILES.html" file, placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.
OGONIA ransomware removal instructions
What is OGONIA?
Discovered by malware security researcher, Marcelo Rivero, OGONIA is an updated version of a ransomware-type virus called CryptoMix. Once infiltrated, this ransomware encrypts various data and renames files using the "[32_random_letters_and_digits].OGONIA" pattern. For instance, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to "G8H3AEH98I34JP4NVU49XN12GHT893EX.OGONIA". Following successful encryption, OGONIA creates a text file ("_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.
3301 ransomware removal instructions
What is 3301?
3301 is an updated version of ransomware-type malware called Karmen. This malware is developed using an open-source ransomware project, Hidden Tear. Once infiltrated, 3301 encrypts various files using the AES encryption algorithm. In addition, this ransomware appends filenames with the ".3301" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.3301"). 3301 then changes the desktop wallpaper and creates three files ("DECRYPT_MY_FILES.HTML", "DECRYPT_MY_FILES.vbs", and "ID.TXT "), placing them in each existing folder.
How to eliminate browser redirects to zinkwink.com?
What is zinkwink.com?
According to developers, zinkwink.com is a "high-quality" Internet search engine that generates improved search results and, therefore, enhances the browsing experience. This site may seem legitimate and useful, however, Judging on appearance alone, zinkwink.com barely differs from Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that zinkwink.com is also legitimate. In fact, it is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without consent. Furthermore, zinkwink.com continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity.
How to remove feed.snowbitt.com browser hijacker from Mac?
What is feed.snowbitt.com?
Developers present feed.snowbitt.com as an Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, feed.snowbitt.com barely differs from Yahoo, Bing, Google, and other reputable search engines. Therefore, many users believe that feed.snowbitt.com is also legitimate and useful. In fact, this site is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups that modify web browser options without permission. In addition, feed.snowbitt.com continually tracks Internet browsing activity by gathering various user-system information.
Searchprivacy.co redirect removal instructions
What is searchprivacy.co?
Developers present searchprivacy.co as a legitimate Internet search engine that generates improved search results and protects users' privacy. Initially, this functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, developers promote searchprivacy.co via deceptive software download/installation set-ups designed to modify browser options without consent. In addition, searchprivacy.co continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity.
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