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Spy Alert virus removal guide
What is Spy Alert?
Spy Alert (SPYALERT) is a potentially unwanted application created by Long Mile Solutions LLC. This browser extension claims to display any cookies used by websites when users browse the Internet. Whilst such added functionality may seem useful, Spy Alert has a downside: this plug-in tracks users' Internet browsing habits and generates a wide variety of unwanted ads. When installed on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox), Spy Alert tracks IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating systems, browser and other installed software information, web page URLs visited, and search queries entered. Moreover, this extension generates various in-text, interstitial, and pop-up ads. These ads are managed by third-parties, and clicking them can result in serious security-related issues. Note that while Spy Alert boasts web monitoring capabilities, in fact, it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which can cause privacy and security issues.
"Say hello to little virus brings a lot of problems!" virus removal guide
What is Little virus brings a lot of problems?
The "Say hello to little virus brings a lot of problems!" ransomware virus infects users' computers using any security vulnerabilities detected on the system. After infiltration, this ransomware completely blocks computer screens and demands payment of $50 or $60 using MoneyPak, Vanilla Reload, or REloadit pre-paid card services in order to unblock the system. Furthermore, this security infection encrypts .text, .jpeg, .mpg, .gif, .docx, .zip, and other file types stored on the user's computer. Commonly, ransomware viruses are disguised as law violation notifications supposedly delivered by authorities such as the FBI computer locked virus or DOJ ransomware. This particular infection, however, appears to openly state that it is a virus.
Spy Guard removal guide
What is Spy Guard?
Spy Guard is a browser add-on created by Big Water Applications LLC. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. When installed, this browser extension displays any cookies generated by websites visited when browsing the Internet. Whilst such added functionality may seem useful, there is a downside to this browser plug-in: it tracks Internet users' activity and generates various unwanted ads. Internet browser tracking can lead to privacy issues and clicking the displayed ads can result in serious computer security issues. When installed, Spy Guard tracks the following information: IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating systems, browsers and other installed software, web page URLs visited, and search queries entered.
"Everything on your computer has been fully encrypted" virus removal guide
What is Everything on your computer has been encrypted?
The United States Department of Justice message "Your Computer has been blocked, Everything on your computer has been fully encrypted" is a ransomware virus. Computer users who observe this message should be aware that no legitimate authorities, internationally, use screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations. This message was created by cyber criminals in the hope that unsuspecting PC users fall for their deceptive message and pay the bogus $100 fine. This fake message states that the fine be paid using MoneyPak, Vanilla Reload, or REloadit pre-paid cards. Be aware that paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.
King Translate removal guide
What is King Translate?
King Translate is a program created by Koyote-Lab Inc. This software enables users to translate words, documents, and entire texts into various languages. King Translate also displays video, photo, and audio results relating to inputted queries. Whilst this program may seem legitimate, many Internet users report that it was installed on their computers without their consent. Furthermore, after installation, Internet browser settings were modified (the homepage changed to searchnu.com and default search engine to www1.search-results.com).
Value Apps removal guide
What is Value Apps?
Value Apps is a browser add-on created by Conduit Ltd. The software claims to enrich Internet users' web browsing experience by offering deals, coupons, and related content. It is compatible with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla FireFox. This browser add-on is commonly installed together with Conduit-powered toolbars. Value Apps is a general name, which encompasses the Coupon Buddy and Easytobook.com add-ons. Note that many computer users refer to this plug-in as the Value Apps virus or malware. Although this classification is not strictly accurate, this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Search Donkey removal guide
What is Search Donkey?
Search Donkey (SearchDonkey) is a browser add-on created by WebAppTech Coding LLC. This plug-in enhances Internet users' browsing experience by displaying quick search links relating to user-selected text. When users of this add-on select text within a website, Search Donkey displays a small pop-up containing quick search links from Google, AOL, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Whilst such added functionality may seem useful, Search Donkey is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware, since it adds little value, tracks users' Internet browsing habits, displays intrusive ads, and greatly diminishes Internet browser performance (for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox).
Deal Fairy removal instructions
What is Deal Fairy?
The Deal Fairy (DEALfairy) browser add-on displays coupon ads when visiting online shopping websites such as Kmart, eBay, Expedia, etc. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Whilst this functionality may seem legitimate (the add-on claims to save time and money when shopping online), this browser plug-in is in fact categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are several issues with Deal Fairy: it often installs on users' computers without their consent; it uses a software marketing method called 'bundling', and; this add-on tracks users' Internet browsing habits and may sell the collated information to third parties.
TV Genie removal guide
What is TVgenie?
The TVgenie browser add-on is created by WebAppTech Coding LLC and promises to enhance Internet users' browsing experience by adding the 'dim lights' function when watching online videos. This plug-in can be used when watching YouTube videos to overlay website components, which would otherwise be distracting. Whilst 'dim lights' functionality may seem useful, many Internet users refer to TVgenie as a virus or adware. These negative associations are made since this browser extension is 'bundled' with free software; when installed on users' computers, it causes various unwanted ads to appear on popular websites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Google, etc.
MixiDJ Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com?
What is MixiDJ?
MixiDJ is a software package that enables users to create YouTube video play-lists and share them using social networks. This software is not considered a virus or related to malware, however, the program installs a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the form of a browser add-on on users' computers. The add-on is called MixiDJ Toolbar and causes browser redirects to mixidj.delta-search.com Note that redirects to this website are typically a consequence of reckless free software installation. Internet users should be aware that many freeware developers and free software download websites use a deceptive software distribution method called 'bundling'.
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