Virus and Spyware Removal Guides, uninstall instructions
Anonymous "Your computer has been hacked" virus - how to unlock your computer?
What is Anonymous?
Anonymous "Your computer has been h`acked" is a ransomware infection proliferated by Cyber criminals. This security infection is similar to those seen previously (FBI - Your computer has been locked, etc.) Whilst other similar ransomware infections exploit the names of authorities, and attempt to trick unsuspecting PC users into paying bogus fines for supposedly committing law violations, this particular ransomware orders users to pay a ransom to unblock their computers. It is unlikely that the Anonymous Hackers Group are connected with this ransomware - it is more likely that their name and graphics are exploited by cyber criminals in an attempt to scare PC users into paying a 100 Euro ransom.
PC Defender Plus - how to remove this fake antivirus from your PC?
What is PC Defender Plus?
PC Defender Plus is not a legitimate antivirus program - it is a scam created by Cyber criminals. If you see this program scanning your PC for security infections, do not trust any of the 'detection lists' generated by this program. In fact, PC Defender Plus is a fake antivirus program, which attempts to scare computer users into believing that their PCs have serious security infections. The purpose of this is to sell the license key for the rogue software. When installed, this scareware immediately begins a fake security scan and reports that the user's computer is infected with high-risk security threats.
POLICE RENDŐRSÉG virus - how to unlock your PC?
What is POLICE RENDŐRSÉG?
POLICE RENDŐRSÉG (A számítógép zárolva lett) is a virus and should not be treated as a legitimate message from the Hungarian police. This is a ransomware infection from a family called Reventon. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this family, use localized versions of deceptive messages demanding payment of fines for supposed law infringements. This particular screen locker is designed to scare PC users predominantly from Hungary. The message exploits the name of POLICE RENDŐRSÉG and uses their logo. None of the text in this ransomware infection is legitimate - the Hungarian police do not send messages of this nature to computer users. This is a virus developed by cyber criminals.
POLIZIA SLOVENA (Vaš računalnik jelaklenjen) virus - how to unlock your computer?
What is POLIZIA SLOVENA?
POLIZIA SLOVENA DIPARTIMENTO DI CRIMINALITA INFORMATICA (Vaš računalnik jelaklenjen) is a deceptive screen locker, which demands payment of a bogus fine for supposed law violations committed by PC users. In fact, this is a scam originating from a family of ransomware called Reveton. This particular ransomware targets PC users predominantly from Slovenia. Cyber criminals who designed this screen locker exploit the name of the Slovenian police and use their graphics within the screen locker. Do not trust this message - the Slovenian police have no connection with this message, and if you pay the bogus fine, you will send your money to cyber criminals. Any message stating that your computer was locked because you downloaded videos and music from the Internet, is false.
SLOVENSKÁ POLÍCIA (Váš počítač je zablokovaný!)" virus - how to unlock your computer?
What is SLOVENSKÁ POLÍCIA?
The SLOVENSKÁ POLÍCIA (Váš počítač je zablokovaný) virus locks computer screens and states that computer users have been downloading copyrighted content (videos, music, etc.) from the Internet and watching pornography, and thus ordered to pay a 100 Euro fine to the Slovakian police. In fact, this is a scam designed by cyber criminals to scare PC users into paying the bogus fine. The security infection originates from a family called Reveton and predominantly targets computer users from Slovakia. This family of ransomware is notorious for its localization capabilities - computer users from different countries observe variants of the deceptive message. Screen lockers such as this are able to detect computer IP addresses to determine the country in which the PC is located. Using this information, the ransomware infection presents computer users with a localized version of the fake message.
TÜRK POLISI virus removal guide
What is TÜRK POLISI?
TÜRK POLISI (Bilgisayannızı kilitlendi) is a fake message, which has no connection with the Turkish Police. This is a computer security infection called ransomware. It blocks computer users' screens and demands payment of a 200 TRY fine - supposedly for law violations relating to the downloading of copyrighted content, watching pornography, etc. In fact, this message is designed by cyber criminals in the hope that computer users will fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine. To make their ransomware appear authentic, the criminals responsible for creating this scam exploit the name and graphics of the Turkish Police. In addition, the TÜRK POLISI (Bilgisayannızı kilitlendi) ransomware infection employs a video recording window, thus indicating that this infection originates from a family of screen lockers called Reveton.
Microsoft Essential Security Pro 2013 - how to remove this fake antivirus from your PC?
What is Microsoft Essential Security Pro 2013?
Microsoft Essential Security Pro 2013 is a bogus antivirus program; computer users should not trust this software. It is a scam developed by cyber criminals in the hope that computer users will purchase a license key to remove 'security infections' that are supposedly detected by Microsoft Essentials Security Pro 2013. In fact, the process of a security scan is merely imitated, and this is an empty software shell comprising no virus definition database, scan engine, etc. Furthermore, cyber criminals who created this scam, attempted to make its name and user interface appear as if developed by Microsoft. Microsoft, however, produces only one genuine antivirus program called Microsoft Security Essentials, and this is free of charge. Do not mistake these two programs or you may end up paying for a useless program.
Suddenlink.com - how to remove browser redirects to home.suddenlink.com?
What is Suddenlink.com?
The Suddenlink.com website is owned by a company providing high speed Internet, digital TV, and other services. The website alone is legitimate and not related to viruses or malware, however, computer users have recently started to complain that their Internet browsers are redirecting them to home.suddenlink.com without their consent. Having conducted further investigation, our technicians concluded that these redirects can be caused by installation of the Suddenlink toolbar or may be related to browser hijackers. The Suddenlink toolbar self-installs on Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox and sets the default home page to home.suddenlink.com This website presents users with news, online games, etc.
Scour.com - how to remove Scour Toolbar and eliminate browser redirects to this website?
What is Scour.com?
The Scour.com website aggregates search engine results from Google, Bing,and Yahoo and enables users to vote on them. Such functionality supposedly makes the search results more 'social' and eliminates spam from the search results. Scour.com alone, is a legitimate website, which attempts to make a difference in a standard search engine world. Whilst the website is legitimate, however, recent computer users' complaints - regarding redirects to this site without their consent - indicate that it may be related to Trojans and malware infections.
Speedbit.com - how to eliminate browser redirects to home.speedbit.com and search.speedbit.com?
What is Speedbit.com?
Speedbit.com is a homepage for a popular software download manager called Download Accelerator Plus. The developers of this software state that it has over 280 million users worldwide. On one hand this program is legitimate and useful, but on the other, its free version employs deceptive methods to monetize incoming web traffic. Many software developers use browser add-ons and plug-ins to monetize their free programs, and Speedbit is no exception. Download Accelerator Plus free version comes bundled with several Internet browser plug-ins and toolbars. If you are not careful when installing this program, you will also install DAP link checker, SearchPredict, and Ask toolbar to your Internet browsers.
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