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Godlua Malware

Godlua virus removal guide

What is Godlua?

Godlua is backdoor malware that can be used to infect computers of Windows and Linux users. To avoid detection, this malicious program uses DNS over HTTPS protocol. One of the versions targets Windows, another one targets both Windows and Linux systems. It is known that one of the purposes of Godlua is to perform DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. The version that targets both platforms is being constantly updated, it means that it might include additional features.

   
Speedup Mac Pro Unwanted Application (Mac)

How to remove "Speedup Mac Pro" from Mac?

What is "Speedup Mac Pro"?

Speedup Mac Pro is promoted as an application that takes care of Mac computers - ensures that MacOS operating systems run smoothly without any errors. It is categorized as system optimization tool, however, developers also promote it using the "bundling" method. Apps promoted in this way are classified as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Generally, people install apps of this type inadvertently. It is also worth noting that in order to prevent anti-virus detections developers often use a slightly different application names (e.g., SpeedupMac~Pro, SpeedupMac-Pro, etc.)

   
Splendidsearch.com Browser Hijacker

Splendidsearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is splendidsearch.com?

splendidsearch.com is a deceptive website that supposedly enhances web browsing experience by providing quick access to various popular websites, as well as generating improved search results. Judging on the appearance alone, splendidsearch.com actually seems appropriate and handy. However, it is worth mentioning that crooks promote splendidsearch.com by using a variety of browser-hijacking applications which infiltrate computers without consent. In addition, there's a high credibility that splendidsearch.com will record various information relating to user's web browsing activity.

   
Document Converter Browser Hijacker

Document Converter browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Document Converter?

Document Converter is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users convert the format of various documents. Its appearance suggests that this application is completely appropriate and handy. In reality, however, Document Converter is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), as well as a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without user's consent; 2) promotion of a fake web search engine, and; 3) tracking of user's web browsing activity.

   
NetPanel Study Uwanted Application

NetPanel Study removal instructions

What is NetPanel Study?

NetPanel Study is a browser app that is advertised as a research tool which collects information about user's browsing activity for the purpose of Internet study. People who will download and install this app are offered a chance to win various prizes. To win them, users must to take various surveys/answer to various questions. However, quite often apps of this type cannot be trusted, their developers share gathered data (when they should not) with other parties anyway. It is possible that NetPanel Study's developers misuse user's data too.

   
Boooam Ransomware

Boooam ransomware removal instructions

What is Boooam?

Boooam is a high-risk ransomware that stealthily infiltrates computers and encrypts most of stored data. While encrypting, Boooam appends each filename with ".boooam@cock.li" extension - developers' email address (e.g., encrypted "sample.jpg" would be renamed to "sample.jpg.booam@cock_li"). In addition, Boooam generates an html file ("HOW_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.html") and drops it in every existing folder. This ransomware was firstly discovered by malware researcher Raby.

   
Related-Offers Adware (Mac)

How to remove Related-Offers from Mac?

What is Related-Offers?

Related-Offers is an application that supposed to be a messaging application. However, its installation setup contains potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) such as adware and browser hijackers. This app belongs to Bundlore adware family. When installed, it displays unwanted advertisements and possibly gathers various browsing data. It is not recommend to use apps like Related-Offers, we suggest uninstalling them as soon as possible.

   
LimeRat Malware

LimeRat virus removal guide

What is LimeRat?

LimeRat (or Lime remote administration tool) is an open source malicious program that can operate as ransomware, cryptocurrency miner, information stealer, keystroke logger and computer worm. This is a dangerous malware that can cause data, financial loss, privacy problems and a variety of other serious problems. LimeRat is a harmful malware that, if has infected a computer, should be removed immediately.

   
Isolated Ransomware

Isolated ransomware removal instructions

What is Isolated?

Discovered by GrujaRS, Isolated is a new variant of a high-risk ransomware called Aurora. Following successful infiltration, Isolated encrypts stored data (thereby making it unusable) and makes ransom demands. While encrypting, this ransomware appends each filename with ".isolated" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.isolated"). Once the encryption is over, Isolated generates three text files ("@@_README_@@.txt", "@@_ATTENTION_@@.txt" and "@@_HELPER_@@.txt") and drops them on victim's desktop. All of the files contain the exact same ransom-demanding message.

   
Newsfile.club Ads

Newsfile[.]club redirect removal instructions

What is newsfile[.]club?

newsfile[.]club is a rogue website that shares many similarities with thegoodcaster.com, finderient.com, freshaudio.net, and many others. This website is designed to redirect visitors to other unreliable websites and to deliver questionable content. It is known that vast majority of users visit newsfile[.]club inadvertently - they're redirected by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and/or intrusive advertisements delivered by other rogue sites. Research results show that vast majority of PUAs infiltrate computers without user's direct permission. In addition to causing redirects, unwanted applications also record various data, as well as generate intrusive advertisements.

   

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