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eBay Email Scam

"eBay Email Scam" removal guide

What is "eBay Email Scam"?

"eBay Email Scam" is a deceptive email, claiming that recipients' eBay accounts may have been compromised and used without their permission. The letter contains a link, which supposedly provides instructions, detailing how to secure the account. However, opening it leads to a phishing website, designed to steal visitors' eBay account credentials (email/username and password). It must be emphasized that this email is a scam, it has no relation to the aforementioned e-commerce corporation, nor have users' accounts been misused.

   
Dever Ransomware

Dever ransomware removal instructions

What is Dever?

Belonging to the Crisis/Dharma malware family, Dever is a ransomware-type malicious program. Devices infected with it have their data encrypted and a ransom is demanded from the victims, for the decryption software/tools. As Dever encrypts files it retitles them according to this pattern: unique ID, developers' email address (there are several mails the cyber criminals behind this infection use, therefore there is more than one variant in the altered filenames) and appends them with the ".Dever" extension. For example, a file like "1.jpg" would appear as something similar to "1.jpg.id[1E857D00-2544].[lizethroyal@aol.com].Dever" following encryption. Once this process is complete, a text file - "info.txt" and an HTML application - "info.hta" are created on the desktop. Updated variants of this ransomware use ".[charlesetta.embody@aol.com].Dever" and ".[4josefina@keemail.me].Dever" extensions for encrypted files.

   
This Is A VIRUS. You Computer Is Blocked (File) Scam

"This is a VIRUS. You computer is blocked" removal instructions

What is "This is a VIRUS. You computer is blocked"?

"This is a VIRUS. You computer is blocked" is another technical support scam used by cyber criminals who claim to offer legitimate 'technical support'. They attempt to trick people into believing that their computers are infected/blocked and to make contact via the telephone number provided. Most people do not open websites of this type intentionally - they are forced to visit them by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) installed on their systems. These apps usually cause unwanted redirects, deliver advertisements, and record information.

   
Olaldo.com Ads

Olaldo[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is olaldo[.]com?

When visited, olaldo[.]com opens a number of untrustworthy, deceptive websites. It leads to pages that are designed to trick people into installing unwanted, potentially malicious software, participate in fake lotteries, and so on. Typically, a browser opens websites like olaldo[.]com by itself only when some potentially unwanted application is installed on it. In other words, people usually do not visit such pages by themselves. Redirects to rogue pages like olaldo[.]com can be caused by clicked deceptive ads and through other shady pages as well.

   
BitPyLock Ransomware

BitPyLock ransomware removal instructions

What is BitPyLock?

Discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, BitPyLock is a piece of malicious software, classified as ransomware. Systems infected with it have their data encrypted and receive ransom demands for decryption tools. As BitPyLock encrypts, affected files are retitled with a ".bitpy" extension. For example, a filename like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.bitpy". Following the end of this process, an HTML file - "# HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES #.html" is created on the victim's desktop.

   
Kangaroo Ransowmare

Kangaroo ransomware removal instructions

What is Kangaroo?

Kangaroo ransomware twas discovered by S!Ri. Like many other software of this type, Kangaroo encrypts data, appends its own extension to a filename of every encrypted file and creates a ransom note (notes). This ransomware renames all encrypted files by appending the ".missing" extension, for example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.missing", and so on. Also, it creates a lot of ransom notes, to be more precise, each encrypted file gets it's own note. For example, "1.jpg.missing" gets "1.jpg.Contact_Data_Recovery.txt", "2.jpg.missing" gets "2.jpg.Contact_Data_Recovery.txt", and so on.

   
Utilitool Browser Hijacker

Utilitool browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Utilitool?

Utilitool is a browser hijacker, promoted as a multi-purpose tool. It operates by modifying browsers and promoting feed.utilitooltech.com - a fake search engine. Additionally, it has data tracking abilities, which it employs to gather browsing-related information. Due to Utilitool questionable proliferation methods, it is also considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Balanceformoon.com Ads

Balanceformoon[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is balanceformoon[.]com?

Typically, people do not visit websites like balanceformoon[.]com on purpose (willingly). Very often browsers are forced to open them by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are installed on them or operating systems. There are many other websites like balanceformoon[.]com (for example, mediazone[.]mobi, toobotnews[.]biz, and glagolinius[.]com) and all of them either open other untrustworthy sites or load shady content. PUAs that are often responsible for making browsers to open shady pages usually are designed to gather browsing data and/or display various ads as well.

   
Search by Live PDF Converter Browser Hijacker

Search by Live PDF Converter browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Search by Live PDF Converter?

Search by Live PDF Converter is a browser hijacker. It operates by modifying browsers in order to promote its fake search engine - feed.livepdfconverter.com. Furthermore, it has data tracking abilities, which are employed to spy on users' browsing habits. Due to its dubious proliferation methods, Search by Live PDF Converter is also considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Quimera Ransomware

Quimera ransomware removal instructions

What is Quimera?

Quimera is a malicious program, classified as ransomware. Its discovery is credited to malware researcher S!Ri. This malware operates by encrypting the data of infected systems and demanding payment for the decryption tools/software. Unlike most ransomware, Quimera does not rename files during encryption. After the encryption process is complete, a text file - "HELP_ME_RECOVER_MY_FILES.txt" is dropped onto the desktop.

   

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