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Mac OS Support Alert POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove "Mac OS Support Alert" from Mac?

What is "Mac OS Support Alert"?

Many users encounter the fake "Mac OS Support Alert" virus alert message when visiting deceptive, untrustworthy websites. People generally arrive at these websites inadvertently - they are redirected to them by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are installed without direct user permission. In addition to redirects to untrustworthy websites, PUAs record personal and browsing-related data, and deliver intrusive ads.

   
Findprivate.online Redirect

Findprivate.online redirect removal instructions

What is findprivate.online?

findprivate.online is a fake search engine that supposedly offers an enhanced browsing experience, more accurate results, and so on. This site may seem legitimate, however, it is promoted using a browser hijacker called FP App, which is also categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that users often install unintentionally. Once installed, FP App makes changes to browser settings. Furthermore, findprivate.online and FP App gather data relating to browsing activity.

   
SYMMYWARE Ransomware

SYMMYWARE ransomware removal instructions

What is SYMMYWARE?

SYMMYWARE is a ransomware-type virus discovered by Cyber Security. After successful infiltration, SYMMYWARE encrypts most stored data and adds the ".SYMMYWARE" appendix to each filename (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.SYMMYWARE"). Encrypted data instantly becomes unusable. Following successful encryption, SYMMYWARE generates a text file named "SYMMYWARE.TXT"  and places a copy in every existing folder.

   
Nvsearch.club Redirect (Mac)

How to remove nvsearch.club browser hijacker from Mac?

What is nvsearch.club?

nvsearch.club is a fake search engine that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, nvsearch.club barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines, and thus many users believe that this site is also legitimate and useful. In fact, developers promote nvsearch.club using download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without permission. In addition, nvsearch.club gathers information relating to web browsing activity.

   
Searcholive.com Redirect

Searcholive.com redirect removal instructions

What is searcholive.com?

searcholive.com is is another fake search engine that is promoted by a browser hijacker - in this case, the FP App browser hijacker. Generally, search engines and browser hijackers are promoted as 'useful tools' that provide an enhanced browsing experience and various other features. In fact, the FP App browser hijacker is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUAs) and most people install it unintentionally. Furthermore, searcholive.com and FP App record information relating to users' browsing activity.

   
Maria Ransomware

Maria ransomware removal instructions

What is Maria?

Maria is a high-risk ransomware-type virus discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Maria is designed to encrypt files, thus rendering them unusable. The virus renames each encrypted file by adding the ".mariacbc" extension. For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.mariacbc". Maria also opens a pop-up window and places the "ReadME-M@r1a.txt" text file in every folder that contains encrypted files. The pop-up and text file contain ransom-demand messages.

   
Spyware Were Found On Your Mac POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove "Spyware were found on your Mac" from Mac?

What is "Spyware were found on your Mac"?

"Spyware were found on your Mac" is a fake virus alert message that appears when visiting dubious/untrustworthy websites. People do not often visit these websites intentionally - they are redirected to them by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that infiltrate systems without permission, cause redirects to untrustworthy sites, deliver intrusive ads, and record user-system information.

   
Search.hdopplerweatherradar.co Redirect

Search.hdopplerweatherradar.co redirect removal instructions

What is search.hdopplerweatherradar.co?

According to developers, search.hdopplerweatherradar.co is a high quality search engine that provides quick access to popular weather forecast websites. In fact, it is categorized as a fake search engine - search.hdopplerweatherradar.co is promoted using the Doppler Weather Radar app, which is a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that users often install unintentionally. Furthermore, the search.hdopplerweatherradar.co search engine and Doppler Weather Radar app record information relating to users' browsing habits (activity).

   
Desktop Ransomware

Desktop ransomware removal instructions

What is Desktop?

Discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, Desktop is categorized as a high-risk ransomware-type virus. Once it has infected the system, it encrypts files, rendering them unusable and renames each filename by adding "Lock." at the beginning. File example, "1.jpg" is renamed to "Lock.1.jpg" after encryption. Discovered also changes the infected computer's desktop wallpaper and displays a pop up window.

   
Vendetta Ransomware

Vendetta ransomware removal instructions

What is Vendetta?

Vendetta is another ransomware-type virus discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Once infiltration is successful, Vendetta encrypts most stored data and renames each file using the "[random_characters].vendetta" or "[random_characters].vendetta2" pattern. For instance, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to a filename such as "02-3G-R3-6C-9B-W0-26-E1-70-WA-47-73-JD-2C-QF-2E.vendetta". Compromised files instantly become unusable and indistinguishable. Once encryption is complete, Vendetta generates a text file named "How to decrypt files.txt" and places a copy in every existing folder.

   

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