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.com Ransomware

.com ransomware removal instructions

What is .com?

.com is another variant of a high-risk ransomware called Dharma. As with most of Dharma's variants, .com was also discovered by malware security researcher Jakub Kroustek. After successful infiltration, .com encrypts most of stored files and appends filenames with ".com" extension, alongside with victim's unique ID and developers' email address. E.g., encrypted "sample.jpg" will be renamed to something like "sample.jpg.id-1E857D00.[trupm@protonmail.com].com" and so on so forth. Once data is encrypted, .com opens a pop-up window and creates a text file ("FILES ENCRYPTED.txt") dropping it on victim's desktop.

   
Myweathercenter.co Redirect

Myweathercenter.co redirect removal instructions

What is myweathercenter.co?

Myweathercenter.co (also known as feed.hmyweathercenter.co) is a fake search engine that is presented as legitimate one. Developers promote it as useful, offer various features, enhances browsing experience and so on. Unfortunately, it is promoted using two browser hijackers: My Weather Center and Weather Tracker. Typically, people install apps of this type unintentionally, for this reason they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). These apps (My Weather Center and Weather Tracker) modify browser's settings and collect information about their user's browsing habits.

   
Light Cleaner Unwanted Application

Light Cleaner removal instructions

What is Light Cleaner?

According to Light Cleaner's developers, it is a program designed to clean Windows Registry. It also works as a optimizer - allows to improve PC's performance. There are many programs of this type out there, the problem is that some of their developers promote them using questionable methods. In this case they distribute Light Cleaner using a "bundling" method. For this reason it is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA). Most people install apps of this type inadvertently/unintentionally.

   
a800 Ransomware

a800 ransomware removal instructions

What is a800?

There are many ransomware-type programs that cyber criminals use to encrypt data and to blackmail people (make ransom demands), a800 is one of these programs. It is a new variant of RotorCrypt ransomware. This malicious program renames every encrypted file by adding the "!__help2decode@mail.com__.a800" extension. For example, if a file before encryption was named "1.jpg", then encrypted file will be named "1.jpg!__help2decode@mail.com__.a800" and so on. Like most ransomware-type programs, a800 creates a ransom note, in this case it generates a text file named "recovery.instruction.txt". A person who discovered this computer infection was Michael Gillespie.

   
Search.prosearchtip.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.prosearchtip.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.prosearchtip.com?

Such functionality actually seems appropriate and handy. However, it is worth mentioning that this app often infiltrates computers without asking for a permission. After successful infiltration, search.prosearchtip.com modifies web browsers' settings and continually monitors user's web browsing activity by gathering various data. For this reason, ProSearchTip is categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

   
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Email Virus

"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Email Virus" removal guide

What is "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Email Virus"?

There are many email spam campaigns that cyber criminals send to people with a purpose to infect their computers with one or another malicious program. "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Email Virus" is one of them, it contains a link that leads to a malicious attachment that is designed to infect computers with Gandcrab 5.2 ransomware-type program. Once the attachment is opened, it downloads and install the aforementioned computer infection.

   
Search.coloringhero.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.coloringhero.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.coloringhero.com?

Identical to search.convertallfiles.com, search.playeti.com, search.byoml.com, and many others, search.coloringhero.com is a fake web search engine that supposedly enhances web browsing experience by generating improved search results. Judging on the appearance alone, search.coloringhero.com seems completely appropriate and handy. However, it is worth mentioning that developers promote this website by using a browser-hijacking adware called Coloring Hero. In addition, search.coloringhero.com (as well as Coloring Hero) continually gathers various information about user's web browsing habits.

   
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).

   
NWA Ransomware

NWA ransomware removal instructions

What is NWA?

NWA is a new variant of a high-risk ransomware called Dharma. Following successful infiltration, NWA encrypts most of stored data. In addition, this malware appends filenames with victim's ID, developers' email address and ".NWA" extension. For instance, encrypted "sample.jpg" is renamed to something like "sample.jpg.id-1E857D00.[dr.crypt@aol.com].NWA" and so on so forth. Once the encryption is over, NWA drops "FILES ENCRYPTED.txt" text file on victim's desktop and opens a pop-up window.

   
FootbalScores24 Browser Hijacker

Blpsearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is blpsearch.com?

FootbalScores24 is a sports-themed application that, according to its developers, allows its users to get the latest football results directly from their web browsers. A convenient ad fast web search is also promised. It may look like a useful and legitimate application, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker. If installed, apps of this type regularly collect various information related to user's browsing activity (habits). FootbalScores24 modifies browser's settings as well (promotes a fake search engine, blpsearch.com).

   

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