Virus and Spyware Removal Guides, uninstall instructions
How to remove search.stuckopoe.com browser hijacker from Mac?
What is search.stuckopoe.com?
Identical to search.pikatika.com, search.bilabordnet.com, search.arcahol.com, and many others, search.stuckopoe.com is a fake Internet search engine that falsely claims to enhance the web browsing experience by generating improved search results. Judging on appearance alone, search.stuckopoe.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that this website is also legitimate and useful. In fact, search.stuckopoe.com is promoted using rogue download/installation set-ups (browser hijackers) that stealthily modify browser options. Furthermore, this site records information relating to browsing activity.
"Windows Health Is Critical" virus removal guide
What is "Windows Health Is Critical"?
Similar to Notice From Microsoft Corporation and Your Computer is locked !, "Windows Health Is Critical" is a fake error message distributed via malicious applications, fake downloads, software cracks, etc. Once infiltrated, "Windows Health Is Critical" locks the computer screen, thereby preventing any further action by the user.
Rotor ransomware removal instructions
What is Rotor?
Rotor or RotorCrypt (Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rotor) is a ransomware-type virus that infiltrates systems and stealthily encrypts various files. During encryption, Rotor appends the names of encrypted files with either the “!____________DESKRYPT@TUTAMAIL.COM________.rar”, “!_____FIDEL4000@TUTAMAIL.COM______.biz”, “!==solve a firstname.lastname@example.org===.SENRUS17”, “!-=solve a email@example.com=-.PRIVAT66”, “!_____INKASATOR@TUTAMAIL.COM____.ANTIDOT”, "!_____DILIGATMAIL7@tutanota.com_____.OTR", "!firstname.lastname@example.org__.v8", "!____GLOK9200@GMAIL.COM____.tar" or "!email@example.com____.tar" extension. Unlike other ransomware, this virus does not open pop-up windows or create text files containing ransom-demand messages. Information regarding the infiltration is provided only after victims contact cyber criminals via email addresses provided (added as file extensions).
How to eliminate browser redirects to istartsurf.com?
What is istartsurf.com?
istartsurf.com is a popular website, which can be used as a start-page for your Internet browser. This site presents users with a search bar and links to popular websites and social networks. istartsurf.com is a legitimate website and not related to computer viruses or malware, however, the owners of this website (Greensky Technology Co.) employ deceptive promotion techniques to attract web traffic. Commonly, redirects to istartsurf.com are a consequence of computer users installing various add-ons, toolbars, and plug-ins on their Internet browsers.
RunBooster removal instructions
What is RunBooster?
RunBooster is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware ('malvertising' adware) that infiltrates systems without consent and causes pop-up redirects (ads). It might also record user-system information relating to Internet browsing activity.
Ransomware Detected removal instructions
What is Ransomware Detected?
"Ransomware Detected" is a fake pop-up error message displayed by a malicious website that users often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without consent. Many PUPs also deliver intrusive online advertisements and record information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.
How to eliminate browser redirects to thepopularlinks.com?
What is thepopularlinks.com?
According to the developers, thepopularlinks.com is a "high-quality" Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results and by providing quick access to dozens of popular websites. On initial inspection, thepopularlinks.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, the site is promoted using rogue download/installation set-ups (browser hijackers) that modify browser options without permission. Furthermore, thepopularlinks.com continually records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.
Ykcol ransomware removal instructions
What is Ykcol?
Ykcol is a new variant of a high-risk ransomware-type malware infection called Locky (note that Ykcol spelled backwards is 'Locky'). Ykcol stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts stored data using RSA-2048 and AES-128 cryptographies. During encryption, it renames files using a unique 36-letter and digit combination with the ".ykcol" extension (previous Locky variants used ".locky", ".thor", ".diablo6", ".aesir", and a number of other extensions). Following successful encryption, Ykcol creates an HTML file ("ykcol.htm"), placing it on the desktop, and opens a .bmp file ("ykcol.bmp"), which is also set as the desktop wallpaper.
Contentplaces.com redirect removal instructions
What is contentplaces.com?
Identical to adexchangegate.com, newphn.com, clicktabs.net, and many others, contentplaces.com is a deceptive website designed to redirect to various suspicious sites. This website is promoted using potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and, thus, users often visit contentplaces.com inadvertently (they are redirected by PUPs). Research shows that these rogue programs often infiltrate systems without consent. In addition, they deliver intrusive online advertisements, misuse system resources, and collect user-system information.
Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions
What is hp.myway.com?
Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network (now known as IAC applications), ConvertDocsOnline is a deceptive application claiming to allow file format conversion. On initial inspection, ConvertDocsOnline may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are two main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent, and; 2) modification of web browser options.
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