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Hdmoviesearch.com Redirect

Hdmoviesearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is hdmoviesearch.com?

According to the developers, hdmoviesearch.com is a high-end Internet search engine that enhances users' Internet browsing experience by generating improved results. The appearance of hdmoviesearch.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that hdmoviesearch.com is also legitimate and useful. In fact, developers promote this site using a browser-hijacking application called HD Video Search Tool. In addition, hdmoviesearch.com and HD Video Search Tool continually record various user-system information (mostly relating to Internet browsing habits).

   
ProPDFConverter Toolbar

Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions

What is hp.myway.com?

ProPDFConverter is a rogue application developed by Mindspark Interactive Network (also known as IAC Applications). By offering conversion of PDF files to other formats, ProPDFConverter attempts to give the impression of legitimacy, however, this app typically infiltrates systems and stealthily modifies web browser options without consent. For these reasons, ProPDFConverter is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Adplexmedia.com Redirect

Adplexmedia.com redirect removal instructions

What is adplexmedia.com?

Identical to smartoffer.siteprimosearch.comrestheet.com, and many others, adplexmedia.com is a rogue website designed to redirect to other dubious sites. The only differences are the target sites to which users are redirected. Research shows that users often visit adplexmedia.com inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that typically infiltrate systems without permission. As well as causing redirects, PUPs generate intrusive advertisements, diminish system performance, and gather various information (mostly relating to web browsing activity).

   
hyourstreamingradionow.com Redirect

Search.hyourstreamingradionow.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.hyourstreamingradionow.com?

Your Streaming Radio Now is a deceptive application that, according to the developers, allows users to listen to various radio stations via the web browser. Judging on appearance alone, Your Streaming Radio Now may seem legitimate and useful, however, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) infiltrates systems without permission and collects various sensitive information. In addition, it is categorized as a browser hijacker - a form of unwanted software that modifies web browser options without users’ permission.

   
..doc Ransomware

..doc ransomware removal instructions

What is ..doc?

..doc is a new variant of a ransomware-type virus called GlobeImposter. Developers proliferate ..doc by employing the Necurs botnet, which is used to send spam emails containing a malicious attachment (the ..doc malware). The botnet also uses email addresses and subject lines designed to trick users (by various means) into reading the email and opening the attachment. Once infiltrated, ..doc encrypts stored data and appends filenames with the "..doc" extension (from where the malware name originates). From this point, files become unusable. Immediately after encryption, ..doc places a "Read___ME.html" file in every existing folder.

   
Buy Windows Defender Essentials Scam

"Buy Windows Defender Essentials" virus removal guide

What is "Buy Windows Defender Essentials"?

Discovered by Pieter Arntz, "Buy Windows Defender Essentials" is fake error/malware distributed as a 'cracked' software installer. Once the set-up is executed, it downloads a number of other malicious excecutables (full list below) and places them into various folders. Following successful download, one of the executables is configured as Windows Service - it then starts automatically and modifies the Windows Registry settings, thereby disabling various system hotkeys. Immediately following this, another executable locks the computer screen and displays a fake BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) stating that the system has detected problems caused by the "system32.dll" file. Simultaneously, it plays a beeping sound. From this point, users are unable to perform virtually any actions. After a short time, "Buy Windows Defender Essentials" malware opens a fake Windows Troubleshooter that will supposedly resolve all "issues".

   
Foxsearch.me Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to foxsearch.me?

What is foxsearch.me?

foxsearch.me is another fake search engine that falsely claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, foxsearch.me may seem similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that this site is also legitimate and useful, however, developers promote foxsearch.me by employing browser-hijacking downloaders/installers that modify web browser options without users’ permission. In addition, this site continually records various information (mostly relating to Internet browsing habits).

   
Your TCP Connection Was Blocked Scam

Your TCP Connection Was Blocked removal instructions

What is Your TCP Connection Was Blocked?

Similar to You Have A Trojan!, WANNACRY DETECTED, Your Device Is Under Threat, and many others, "Your TCP Connection Was Blocked" is a fake error displayed by a rogue website. Users are redirected to this site by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that typically infiltrate systems without users’ permission. In addition to causing redirects, potentially unwanted programs perform unwanted tasks, generate intrusive ads (pop-ups, coupons, banners, etc.), and record sensitive data.

   
Search.hyourmapview.com Redirect

Search.hyourmapview.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.hyourmapview.com?

Developers present Your Map View as a legitimate application that supposedly provides GPS-related functions. On initial inspection, Your Map View may seem legitimate and useful, however, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) often infiltrates systems without permission and records sensitive data. Furthermore, Your Map View is categorized as a browser hijacker - a form of unwanted software that modifies web browser options without users’ permission.

   
LockeR Ransomware

LockeR ransomware removal instructions

What is LockeR?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, LockeR is a ransomware-type virus almost identical to SIGMA. Immediately after infiltration, LockeR encrypts most stored data using RSA-2048 and AES-256 cryptographies. From this point, files become unusable. During encryption, LockeR renames files using the "[random_letter].locked" pattern (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "a.jpg.locked"). Following successful encryption, LockeR places the "[HOW_TO_DECRYPT_FILES].html" file on the desktop.

   

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