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Your Internet Connection Is Temporarily Suspended Scam (Mac)

How to remove Your Internet Connection Is Temporarily Suspended from Mac?

What is Your Internet Connection Is Temporarily Suspended?

"Your Internet Connection Is Temporarily Suspended" is a fake pop-up error message displayed by a malicious website that users visit inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These applications often infiltrate systems without consent (the "bundling" method). As well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various user-system information.

   
Search.findwide.com Redirect

Search.findwide.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.findwide.com?

The findwide virus is a potentially unwanted application that modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to search.findwide.com. Commonly, computer users install the Findwide toolbar without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Although this browser extension claims to make Internet browsing more productive by displaying maps and important news, it adds no significant value, causes unwanted browser redirects, and generates intrusive ads.

   
PadCrypt Ransomware [Updated]

PadCrypt ransomware removal instructions

What is PadCrypt?

PadCrypt is a ransomware distributed via spam emails. On initial inspection, the attached infected file looks like a PDF, however, it is a zip archive. Once infiltrated, PadCrypt encrypts various files (photos, videos, etc.) using the AES-256 encryption algorithm. It adds .padcrypt extension to the encrypted files. A .txt file is then created containing a message stating that the victim must pay a ransom, otherwise the files will remain encrypted forever.

   
Mapseasy.net Redirect

Mapseasy.net redirect removal instructions

What is mapseasy.net?

MapsEasy is presented as a legitimate application that supposedly provides access to a number of maps. Judging on appearance alone, MapsEasy may seem legitimate and useful, however, this application often infiltrates systems without consent. Furthermore, it stealthily modifies web browser settings and continually records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, MapsEasy is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Searchanonymo.com Redirect

Searchanonymo.com redirect removal instructions

What is searchanonymo.com?

Search Anonymo is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to stealthily browse the Internet, hiding their location and other private details. Judging on appearance alone, Search Anonymo may appear legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) modification of web browser settings, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Searchesspace.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to searchesspace.com?

What is searchesspace.com?

Identical to initialsite123.com, initialpage123.com, and many other sites, searchesspace.com is a fake Internet search engine that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, searchesspace.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, this site is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups designed to modify web browser settings without consent. In addition, searchesspace.com continually records various user-system information.

   
Salsa Ransomware

Salsa ransomware removal instructions

What is Salsa?

Salsa is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts various files. In addition, it appends the ".salsa222" extension to the name of each encrypted file (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.salsa222"). Salsa changes the desktop wallpaper and creates a folder ("CLICK HERE TO UNLOCK YOUR FILES SALSA222") containing a number of HTML files, placing it in each directory containing encrypted files. Each HTML file contains an identical ransom-demand message in a different language. Furthermore, the English variant of the ransom-demand message is opened at 60 second intervals.

   
Addonsmash Ads (Mac)

How to remove addonsmash from Mac?

What is addonsmash?

"Addonsmash" is an advertising network that supposedly helps developers to monetize their browser extensions. Plug-ins that employ this network may seem legitimate and useful, however, they often infiltrate systems without consent. In addition, rogue plug-ins continually track users' browsing activity by recording various user-system information. For these reasons, these plug-ins are categorized as adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

   
Wcry Ransomware

Wcry ransomware removal instructions

What is Wcry?

Wcry is a ransomware-type virus discovered by security reasearcher S!Ri. Once infiltrated, Wcry encrypts files using AES-128 cryptography. During encryption, this malware appends filenames with the ".wcry" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.wcry"). Following successful encryption, Wcry opens a pop-up window with a ransom-demand message.

   
Www-searches.net Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to www-searches.net?

What is www-searches.net?

Developers present www-searches.net as an Internet search engine that generates improved search results and, therefore, significantly enhances the Internet browsing experience. Judging on appearance alone, www-searches.net may seem similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other reputable search engines. Therefore, many users believe that it is also legitimate and useful. In fact, this site records various user-system information relating to Internet browsing activity. Furthermore, it is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack web browsers and modify various options without permission.

   

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