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BlackRouter Ransomware

BlackRouter ransomware removal instructions

What is BlackRouter?

Discovered by Petrovic, BlackRouter is categorized as a ransomware-type malicious program. This virus (like most viruses of this type) blocks access to files (encrypts data) and displays ransom-demand messages in a pop-up window and a text tile called "ReadME-BlackRouter". BlackRouter renames all encrypted files by changing/adding a new extension. For example, file named "1.jpg" is renamed to "1.jpg.BlackRouter".

   
iTranslator Virus

iTranslator virus removal guide

What is iTranslator?

iTranslator is a high-risk virus designed to diminish the browsing experience, redirect users to various information, and so on. Note that iTranslator is quite sophisticated malware as compared to others with similar behavior - the virus hides itself deep in the system and modifies a number of system settings in order to function properly.

   
Vidar Trojan

Vidar virus removal guide

What is Vidar?

Vidar is a trojan (a malicious program) commonly used by cyber criminals. The program steals various personal information from users who have computers infected with the virus. Vidar is distributed mainly through Fallout exploit kit, however, there might also be other ways. The program can be purchased by anyone at a cost of $700 (at time of research).

   
Thefreetogetcontentnow.icu POP-UP Redirect (Mac)

How to remove browser redirects to readyupdate.thefreetogetcontentnow.icu?

What is readyupdate.thefreetogetcontentnow.icu?

readyupdate.thefreetogetcontentnow.icu is one of many rogue websites designed to redirect visitors to other sites that display deceptive content and promote browser hijackers, unwanted apps, and other dubious sites. Some examples of other websites of this type include getmacsoft.com, tweakingtools.info, and nextoptim.com. Users often arrive at readyupdate.thefreetogetcontentnow.icu unintentionally - they are redirected by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), which are are also installed inadvertently. Once installed, PUAs feed users with advertisements, cause redirects to untrustworthy websites, and record data relating to users' browsing habits.

   
Love Letter Email Virus

"Love Letter Email Virus" removal guide

What is "Love Letter Email Virus"?

"Love Letter Email Virus" is a spam campaign used by scammers (cyber criminals) to trick recipients of bogus emails into opening attachments and installing the malicious programs they contain. The presented attachment contains a JavaScript file that downloads and installs a high-risk ransomware-type virus called GandCrab 5.0.4 and the XMRig Miner cryptocurrency miner. We strongly recommend that you avoid opening the included attachment and ignore the "Love Letter Email Virus" email.

   
Mac Tweak Unwanted Application (Mac)

How to remove "Mac Tweak" from Mac?

What is "Mac Tweak"?

Mac Tweak developers claim that their application is a system optimization tool that fixes errors, cleans computers from unnecessary files, and improves overall Mac performance. Do not download/install or trust this application. Developers promote Mac Tweak using deceptive (untrustworthy) websites that display fake virus alerts, error messages, and so on. Furthermore, it is also promoted using the "bundling" method, and thus many users install this app inadvertently. For these reasons, Mac Tweak is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

   
Boom Ransomware

Boom ransomware removal instructions

What is Boom?

Boom is a ransomware-type computer infection that was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Like most programs of this type, it is designed to encrypt data and make ransom demands. In this case, it displays ransom messages on modified desktop wallpaper, and within a text file ("HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt") and pop-up window. There are several variants of this ransomware (the corresponding text file, pop-up window, and desktop wallpaper designs might differ) depending on the Boom version. All encrypted files are renamed by adding the ".Boom" extension to each file. For example, "1.jpg" becomes "1.jpg.Boom".

   
Relstemportsin.club POP-UP Redirect

Relstemportsin.club redirect removal instructions

What is relstemportsin.club?

relstemportsin.club is one of many rogue websites that redirects visitors to other dubious/untrustworthy sites (examples include click-on-this.todayspirationsstrated.club, and clicktated.com). Users do not generally visit relstemportsin.club intentionally - they are redirected to it by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), which users typically install inadvertently. These apps then go on to cause unwanted redirects, collect browsing-related information, and serve users with various intrusive advertisements.

   
Fireaction.fun POP-UP Redirect

Fireaction.fun redirect removal instructions

What is fireaction.fun?

The internet is full of rogue websites similar to fireaction.fun, which redirects visitors to other untrustworthy, potentially malicious sites and other dubious web pages. Generally, potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) force users to visit fireaction.fun. PUAs are usually installed unintentionally and go on to cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive advertisements, and collect data relating to browsing activity. Some examples of other similar rouge websites are spirationsstrated.club, clicktated.com, and click-on-this.today.

   
Your OSX 10.11 El Capitan Is Infected With 3 Viruses! POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove "Your OSX 10.11 El Capitan Is Infected With 3 Viruses!" from Mac?

What is "Your OSX 10.11 El Capitan Is Infected With 3 Viruses!"?

"Your OSX 10.11 El Capitan Is Infected With 3 Viruses!" is one of many scams designed to trick Mac users into believing that their computers are infected with several (in this case three) viruses. This one is categorized as a fake virus alert. Virus alerts and other fake messages of this type are usually displayed on deceptive, untrustworthy websites. Users do not generally visit these websites intentionally - potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) often force redirects to them. Similarly, PUAs are often installed unintentionally without users' knowledge. In addition to unwanted redirects, these apps serve users with intrusive ads and collect various browsing-related information.

   

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