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My Smart Converter Browser Hijacker

My Smart Converter browser hijacker removal instructions

What is My Smart Converter?

My Smart Converter is designed to hijack browsers by changing some of their settings to mysmartconverter.com, an address of a fake search engine. It possible that this app is designed to collect various browsing-related data as well. Usually users do not download and install browser hijackers intentionally, for this reason apps of this type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
Office Had A Contact With A Coronavirus Infected People Email Virus

"Office had a contact with a coronavirus infected people" removal guide

What is "Office had a contact with a coronavirus infected people"?

Cyber criminals behind this malspam campaign attempt to trick a recipient into believing that his/her office has been exposed to the Coronavirus and reviewing (opening) the attached document. This email contains a malicious Microsoft Excel document which is designed to cause installation on TrickBot, a trojan-type malware.

   
Zida Ransomware

Zida ransomware removal instructions

What is Zida ransomware?

Zida is a piece of malicious software, belonging to the Djvu ransomware family. Systems infected with this malware experience data encryption and receive ransom demands for the decryption tools. During the encryption process, all of the affected files are appended with the ".zida" extension. For example, a file originally titled something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.zida" extension - following encryption. After this process is complete, ransom notes - "_readme.txt" - are dropped into compromised folders.

   
.HOW Ransomware

.HOW ransomware removal instructions

What is .HOW ransomware?

.HOW belongs to the family of ransomware called Dharma. This malware encrypts files, changes their filenames and generates ransom notes. It renames encrypted files by adding the victim's ID, how_decrypt@aol.com email address and appending the ".HOW" extension to their filenames. For example, it renames "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.id-1E857D00.[how_decrypt@aol.com].HOW", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.id-1E857D00.[how_decrypt@aol.com].HOW", and so on. Instructions on how to contact cyber criminals behind .HOW are in a displayed pop-up window and text file named "FILES ENCRYPTED.txt". This ransomware was discovered by Jakub Kroustek.

   
MyAudioTab Toolbar

Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions

What is hp.myway.com?

MyAudioTab is one of the browser hijackers designed by Mindspark Interactive Network. It supposed to provide a quick access to various audio converting tool. Although, its main purpose is to promote the hp.myway.com address (fake search engine) by changing some of the browser's settings. Typically, apps of this type are designed to collect browsing data and/or other information as well. It is common that users do not download and install browser hijackers intentionally, therefore, they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
WastedLocker Ransomware

WastedLocker ransomware removal instructions

What is WastedLocker?

WastedLocker is the name of a malicious program, classified as ransomware. Systems infected with this malware experience data encryption and receive ransom demands for the decryption. There are multiple variants of this ransomware. During the encryption process, WastedLocker renames affected files by appending them with an extension. It consists of three letters that depend on the malware's variant and the word "wasted" (without a space between the three letters and the aforementioned word). The researched variants appended files with the ".bbawasted" extension, another with - ".rlhwasted". To elaborate, a file originally titled "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.bbawasted", "1.jpg.rlhwasted" or something similar to the listed examples. After the encryption process is complete, WastedLocker creates a ransom note for each encrypted file. Ransom notes are named after the encrypted files (e.g. "1.jpg.bbawasted_info", "1.jpg.rlhwasted_info", etc.). The text presented in these ransom-demanding message is practically identical, throughout the ransomware's variants.

   
MyDocsHere Toolbar

Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions

What is hp.myway.com?

There are many various browser hijackers designed by Mindspark, MyDocsHere is one of those apps. It is designed to hijack browsers by modifying some of their settings, it changes them to hp.myway.com which is an address of a fake search engine. It is possible that this app is capable of collecting various data as well. Typically, users do not download and install apps like MyDocsHere, therefore, they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
Keysdigita.com Ads

Keysdigita[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is keysdigita[.]com?

Keysdigita[.]com is not a website that users visit on purpose. It is common that such pages get opened by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). When visited, keysdigita[.]com opens a couple of other unreliable pages or it displays some shady content. There is a great number of websites like keysdigita[.]com, some examples are zmusic-online[.]com, routemob[.]com and rministencew[.]club. It is worthwhile to mention that PUAs often are designed not only to promote shady pages, but also to display ads and/or collect various data.

   
PotPlayer Adware

PotPlayer adware removal instructions

What is PotPlayer?

PotPlayer is a rogue application, endorsed as a multimedia player compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 7 and 8 operating systems. It is classified as adware. Following successful infiltration, PotPlayer begins running intrusive advertisement campaigns. In other words, it delivers various undesirable and even harmful ads. Due to the dubious methods used to promote this app, it is also deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Additionally, most PUAs have data tracking abilities, which are employed to spy on users' browsing activity and it is not unlikely to that PotPlayer does so as well.

   
My Email Checker Browser Hijacker

My Email Checker browser hijacker removal instructions

What is My Email Checker?

My Email Checker is an app which supposed to provide a quick access to email service providers. Although, its main purpose is to promote the hp.hmyemailchecker.co (or search.hmyemailchecker.co) address, a fake search engine by changing certain browser's settings. Also, it may be capable of collecting various information. In most cases users download and install browser hijackers unknowingly, therefore, apps of this type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is worthwhile to mention that My Email Checker is distributed alongside with Hide My History, another PUA.

   

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