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XpertRAT Malware

XpertRAT virus removal guide

What is XpertRAT?

XpertRAT is the name of a Remote Administration Trojan - a malicious program that allows cyber criminals to remotely access and control infected computers. Typically, users download and install such software unknowingly - they get tricked into it. By having a computer infected with malware like XpertRAT users could experience various serious problems.

   
VenomRAT Malware

VenomRAT virus removal guide

What is VenomRAT?

VenomRAT is the name of a malicious program. As is common for malware that is put up for sale, it is presented as an innocuous Remote Access Tool (RAT). However, VenomRAT has multiple heinous abilities that were clearly designed with malicious purposes in mind - hence, it is deemed to be a Remote Access Trojan. At the time of research, VenomRAT was offered at these prices - one month for 150$, three for 350$ and six for 550$. Malware within the RAT category operates by granting remote access and control over an infected device. These trojans can have a wide variety of functionalities that enable likewise varied misuse. VenomRAT is considered to be a highly dangerous piece of software and it can cause serious issues.

   
A Virus Has Been Detected On Your Computer POP-UP Scam

"A virus has been detected on your computer" removal instructions

What is "A virus has been detected on your computer"?

This is a typical tech support in which scammers claim to offer a legitimate technical support service. Typically, scammers behind such scams attempt to trick unsuspecting users into paying money for supposedly legitimate software or services, or even installing some Remote Administration Tool that would allow them to remotely access and control a computer. Either way, it is strongly recommended to ignore/not to trust such scams.

   
Credo Ransomware

Credo ransomware removal instructions

What is Credo?

Credo belongs to the Dharma ransomware family, it was discovered by dnwls0719. Credo is a typical ransomware: it encrypts files, renames them and generates a ransom note. It renames encrypted files by adding the victim's ID, Recovery@qbmail.biz email address and appending the ".credo" extension to their filenames. For instance, it changes a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.id-1E857D00.[Recovery@qbmail.biz].credo", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.id-1E857D00.[Recovery@qbmail.biz].credo", and so on. Credo generates two ransom notes: it displays one in a pop-up window and creates another one in a text file named "FILES ENCRYPTED.txt".

   
OdysseusLookup Adware (Mac)

How to remove OdysseusLookup adware from Mac?

What is OdysseusLookup?

OdysseusLookup is a rogue application, classified as adware and it possesses browser hijacker qualities. Following successful installation, OdysseusLookup delivers intrusive advert campaigns, makes alterations to browser settings and promotes fake search engines. Most adware-types and browser hijackers collect browsing-relating information; hence, it is likely that OdysseusLookup does so as well. Due to the dubious techniques used to proliferate this app, it is considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). One of the methods used to distribute OdysseusLookup is via fake Adobe Flash Player updates. Users should note that illegitimate software updaters/installers are also used to spread trojans, ransomware and other malware.

   
SearchRange Adware (Mac)

How to remove SearchRange from Mac?

What is SearchRange?

SearchRange is an app that users install unintentionally - through a deceptive Adobe Flash Player installer. Therefore, this app is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA). After installation it changes certain browser's settings (hijacks a browser) and starts to display various ads. In other words, SearchRange is both adware-type app and a browser hijacker. Quite often apps of this type are designed to gather various browsing-related and/or other information as well.

   
BasicDesktop Adware (Mac)

How to remove BasicDesktop adware from Mac?

What is BasicDesktop?

BasicDesktop is a rogue application, categorized as adware. Additionally, this app also has browser hijacker traits. BasicDesktop operates by delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns, modifying browser settings and promoting fake search engines (Safe Finder via akamaihd.net). Due to the dubious methods used to distribute BasicDesktop, it is deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) as well. Most PUAs have data tracking abilities, which are employed to spy on users' browsing activity; it is highly likely that BasicDesktop possesses such.

   
HideMeFast Redirect

HideMeFast removal instructions

What is HideMeFast?

HideMeFast is a piece of rogue software, which operates like a browser hijacker. Typically, software within this classification operates by making certain modification to browsers in order to promote fake search engines. However, HideMeFast behaves in a different manner. It promotes a legitimate search engine - Bing (bing.com), without redirecting to an illegitimate web searcher(s) first. Additionally, HideMeFast uses the "Managed by your organization" feature in Google Chrome browser to ensure persistence (removing becomes rather complicated). Due to the dubious methods used to distribute it, HideMeFast is also deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Most PUAs spy on users' browsing activity and HideMeFast does so as well.

   
Incredible Tab Browser Hijacker

Incredible Tab browser hijacker removal instructions

What is the Incredible Tab browser hijacker?

Incredible Tab is a piece of rogue software, categorized as a browser hijacker. Following successful infiltration, it modifies browser settings in order to promote incredibletab.com - a fake search engine. Additionally, most browser hijackers spy on users' browsing activity and it is highly likely that Incredible Tab does so as well. Additionally, due to the dubious techniques used to promote Incredible Tab is deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Soap2day.to Ads

Instructions on how to remove apps downloaded from pages opened via soap2day[.]to

What is soap2day[.]to?

Soap2day[.]to is a website which allows users to watch movies online for free. Although, the problem with a service provided by soap2day[.]to is that it is illegal. Another issue with this site is that it uses rogue advertising networks: it is designed to advertise (open) questionable websites. Therefore, it is recommended not to trust this website/use its movie streaming service.

   

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