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Search.privatesearch.online Redirect

Search.privatesearch.online redirect removal instructions

What is search.privatesearch.online?

Search.privatesearch.online is a website that operates as a search engine, however its developers promote it using a browser hijacker called Private Browsing by Safely. Browser hijackers are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), most of the times search engines that they are designed to promote are useless and should not be trusted. Private Browsing by Safely promotes search.privatesearch.online by changing browser's settings. Besides, like most apps of this type it collects browsing-related data.

   
Wesker Encrypter Ransomware

Wesker Encrypter ransomware removal instructions

What is Wesker Encrypter?

Wesker Encrypter is a malicious software (ransomware) that prevents its victims from accessing their files by encrypting them with a strong encryption. Simply said, victims cannot access them unless a particular amount of cryptocurrency (ransom) is paid. Unlike most programs of this type Wesker Encrypter does not rename any encrypted files. It simply creates a ransom note, the "!!!INSTRUCTION_RNSMW!!!.txt" text file that contains instructions on how to recover files.

   
Ads By Traffic Junky

Ads By Traffic Junky removal instructions

What is Ads By Traffic Junky?

Traffic Junky is a legitimate advertising network that is used by web developers who are willing to monetize various websites. However, there are many cases when these networks are used by adware developers who were using them with malicious intents - to inject shady ads into legitimate pages. If a browser regularly displays various ads delivered by Traffic Junky, then it is possible that there is some adware-type apps installed on it. Apps of this type not only show intrusive and often deceptive ads, but gather various information too.

   
SYSTEM FAILURE Ransomware

SYSTEM FAILURE ransomware removal instructions

What is SYSTEM FAILURE?

SYSTEM FAILURE is a high-risk ransomware infection discovered by Michael Gillespie. After successful infiltration, SYSTEM FAILURE encrypts most of stored files. Additionally, SYSTEM FAILURE appends filenames with a random string  (e.g., "sample.jpg" would be renamed to "sample.jpg.eB4wgUJ"). Encrypted data instantly becomes unusable. After successful encryption, SYSTEM FAILURE generates an html file ("DECRYPT-FILES.html") and drops a copy in every existing folder. Additionally, SYSTEM FAILURE ransomware changes victim's desktop wallpaper.

   
Registry Doctor Virus

Registry Doctor virus removal guide

What is Registry Doctor?

Registry Doctor is a program which supposed to operate as a system optimization tool. It is promoted as a tool that removes junk files, fixes registry, optimizes browsers and improves overall computer's performance. However, it is also known as Trojan.Clicker, a malicious program which is designed to perform click fraud. Simply said, Trojan.Clicker is disguised as Registry Doctor, a supposedly legitimate and useful software.

   
Easy Forms Now Browser Hijacker

Easy Forms Now browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Easy Forms Now?

Easy Forms Now is a browser-hijacking application that supposedly provides quick access to various "printable forms". On initial inspection, Easy Forms Now may seem appropriate and handy. However, in reality this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and a browser hijacker. That's because this application usually infiltrates computers without user's consent and, on top of that, it is designed to promote two fake web search engines - search.heasyformsnow.com and search.heasyformsnow.net.

   
DrWeb Ransomware

DrWeb ransomware removal instructions

What is DrWeb?

DrWeb is a name of a legitimate anti-virus software. However, some cyber criminals named their ransomware DrWeb too. It is possible that this decision was taken with a purpose to smear the legitimate software's name. One way or another, DrWeb ransomware belongs to Dharma's (another program's of this type) family. The person who discovered it is Jakub Kroustek. Cyber criminals use these programs to generate revenue by encrypting victim's data and forcing them to purchase a decryption tool from them. DrWeb renames all encrypted files, it adds the ".drweb" extension to them. It also appends filenames with victim's unique ID and developers' email address. For example, encrypted "1.jpg" would be renamed to something like "1.jpg.id-1e857d00.[dr.web24@aol.com].drweb" and so on. It creates two ransom notes: one is displayed in a pop-up window and another one ("RETURN FILES.txt") is placed in folders that contain encrypted data.

   
Checkpost.space POP-UP Ads

Checkpost.space redirect removal instructions

What is checkpost[.]space?

checkpost[.]space is yet another rogue website designed to cause redirects to other questionable websites, as well as deliver unreliable websites. This site shares many similarities with other rogue websites, such as: orboreshitert.info, pushmobilenews.com, ticeroftertal.info. Research discovered that visitors typically end up in checkpost[.]space inadvertently - they're redirected by intrusive ads (displayed in other rogue sites) or either potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Apps of this type usually infiltrate computers without a permission. Aside from causing redirects, these applications also deliver intrusive advertisements and gather various information about user's web browsing habits.

   
Bufas Ransomware

Bufas ransomware removal instructions

What is Bufas?

Bufas is a part of Djvu ransomware family, it was discovered by Michael Gillespie. Since it is a ransomware-type program, it encrypts data stored on victim's computer, it makes files unaccessible unless a ransom is paid. Simply said, victims are forced to buy a decryption tool from cyber criminals who developed Bufas. This ransomware adds the ".bufas" extension to every encrypted file, for example, if a file is named "1.jpg", then Bufas renames it to "1.jpg.bufas" and so on. Additionally, it creates a ransom note ("_readme.txt") and puts in folders that contain encrypted data.

   
Lodder.club POP-UP Ads

Lodder[.]club redirect removal instructions

What is lodder[.]club?

Similar to evengsitolightont.info, orboreshitert.info, renropsitto.info and many others, lodder[.]club is a rogue website designed to redirect users to unreliable websites, as well as deliver questionable content. Users typically visit lodder[.]club inadvertently, as they get redirected by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) or either ads delivered by other rogue sites. PUAs are known to infiltrate computers without user's consent. In addition to causing redirects, unwanted apps also deliver intrusive advertisements and gather various information.

   

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