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Microsoft Detected Malicious Virus And Blocked Your Computer POP-UP Scam

"Microsoft detected malicious virus and blocked your computer" removal instructions

What is "Microsoft detected malicious virus and blocked your computer"?

"Microsoft detected malicious virus and blocked your computer" is one of the many technical support scams designed to trick people into believing that their systems are infected. Scammers use them with a purpose to extract money from unsuspecting people by encouraging them to call the provided numbers. These scams appear on various shady, untrustworthy websites. People do not open them intentionally, quite often installed potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) open these pages for them. In addition to unwanted redirects PUAs usually gather various information and serve their users with intrusive ads.

Cameras And A Mic Start Recording Email Scam

"Cameras and a mic start recording" removal guide

What is "Cameras and a mic start recording"?

Scammers use the "Cameras and a mic start recording" spam campaign/scam to trick people into transferring them money (cryptocurrency). They claim that they have recorded a compromising video of a recipient and threaten to share it with other people if their demands will not be met. This spam campaign is a typical sextortion scam that should not be trusted.

Bitrep Trojan

Bitrep virus removal guide

What is Bitrep?

Bitrep (also known as Trojan: Win32/Bitrep.A) is a trojan-type infection that infiltrates the system and performs a variety of malicious tasks. Note that trojans of this type infiltrate computers stealthily, without user's consent. That's because cyber criminals often proliferate them by using other trojans (chain infections) and malicious websites. Presence of Bitrep may cause a variety of issues.

Registry Mechanic Virus

Registry Mechanic virus removal guide

What is Registry Mechanic?

Registry Mechanic is a program that supposed to make computers fast and clean. According to its developers, it can improve computer's performance by removing junk files, fixing and cleaning registry and optimizing browsers. However, it actually is a malicious program that is known as the Trojan.Clicker, a tool used for click fraud. Registry Mechanic is just a name that is used to disguise its true intents. POP-UP Ads redirect removal instructions

What is

Similar to,,, and many others, is a rogue website designed to deliver unreliable content and cause various redirects. As with the aforementioned websites, users visit inadvertently. They get redirected by intrusive advertisements (displayed in other rogue sites) and various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) which usually infiltrate computers without a permission. In addition to causing redirects, unwanted applications also generate various intrusive advertisements and gather various information about user's Internet browsing habits.

Microsoft Cleaner Virus

Microsoft Cleaner virus removal guide

What is Microsoft Cleaner?

Microsoft Cleaner is promoted as a program that cleans junk files, boosts memory, cleans and fixes registry, optimized browsers and so on. Simply said, its developers present it as system optimization tool. Nevertheless, the problem with it is that it also operates as a Trojan.Clicker, a malicious program that is used to perform a click fraud. This application has nothing to do with the actual Microsoft company.

DDOS Ransomware

DDOS ransomware removal instructions

What is DDOS?

Discovered by Jakub Kroustek, DDOS is yet another ransomware from Dharma family. DDOS is designed to stealthily infiltrate the system and encrypt most of stored files. While encrypting, DDOS renames each file by appending ".DDOS" extension, as well as victim's unique ID and developers' email address. In example, encrypted "1.jpg" file would be renamed to something like "[].DDOS". As with other ransomware from Dharma family, DDOS also opens a pop-up window and drops a text file ("RETURN FILES.txt") on victim's desktop.

Bible Verses Browser Hijacker redirect removal instructions

What is

Bible Verses is promoted as an app that provides its users with versers from the Bible. However, it is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) which operates as a browser hijacker. It promotes, a questionable (fake) search engine by making changes in browser's settings and also collect information about user's browsing habits/activities. Nor search engines or apps of this type should be trusted or used.

PLUT Ransomware

PLUT ransomware removal instructions

What is PLUT?

The person who discovered PLUT is Jakub Kroustek. This is a program that belongs to the Dharma ransomware family. Software of this type is used to encrypt data, to block access to it unless a ransom is paid. In other words, ransomware victims are forced to purchase a decryption tool/key. PLUT adds the ".PLUT" extension to every encrypted file, for example, it renames "1.jpg" to "[].PLUT" and so on (it adds developer's email and victim's ID too). Ransom note can be found in a file named "RETURN FILES.txt", PLUT also displays one in a pop-up window.

Jack Ransomware

Jack ransomware removal instructions

What is Jack?

Jack is a high-risk ransomware that belongs to a family of ransomware infections called Dharma. This malware was firstly discovered by a cyber security researcher Jakub Kroustek. After successful infiltration, Jack encrypts most of stored data and appends filenames with ".jack" extension, alongside with victim's unique ID and developers' email addresses. Therefore, encrypted "sample.jpg" would be renamed to something like "[].jack". In addition to encrypting data, Jack drops "RETURN FILES.txt" text file on victim's desktop and opens a pop-up window.


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