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System Has Been Locked For Your Safety Scam

System Has Been Locked For Your Safety removal instructions

What is System Has Been Locked For Your Safety?

"System Has Been Locked For Your Safety" is a fake pop-up error message displayed by a malicious website, which users visit inadvertently (they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs [PUPs]). Research shows that PUPs also infiltrate systems without users' consent (the "bundling" method). As well as causing unwanted redirects, PUPs also deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various user-system information.

   
Moxigo.com Redirect

Moxigo.com redirect removal instructions

What is moxigo.com?

Developers present moxigo.com as a 'high-experience' Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results, providing quick access to popular websites, and displaying a list of users' most visited sites. Judging on appearance alone, moxigo.com may appear legitimate and useful, however, this website is promoted via rogue downloaders/installers that modify browser options without consent. Furthermore, moxigo.com continually monitors browsing activity by gathering various user-system information.

   
GrodexCrypt Ransomware

GrodexCrypt ransomware removal instructions

What is GrodexCrypt?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Jakub Kroustek, GrodexCrypt is an updated version of a ransomware-type virus called MIRCOP. Once infiltrated, GrodexCrypt encrypts various files and prepends filenames with "Lock." (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "Lock.sample.jpg"). Following successful encryption, the virus opens a pop-up window containing a ransom-demand message.

   
Im Sorry Ransomware

Im Sorry ransomware removal instructions

What is Im Sorry?

Im Sorry is a ransomware-type virus discovered by malware security researchers, MalwareHunterTeam. Once infiltrated, Im Sorry encrypts various data and appends filenames with the ".imsorry" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.imsorry"). Following successful encryption, Im Sorry opens a pop-up window and creates a text file ("Read me for help thanks.txt"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
Lovesearchweb.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to lovesearchweb.com?

What is lovesearchweb.com?

Similar to cleanserp.net, lovesearchweb.com is a deceptive website that falsely claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results. Judging on appearance alone, lovesearchweb.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, this website is promoted using rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack Internet browsers and stealthily modify various options without consent. In addition, lovesearchweb.com continually records various data relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Ads by unTabs

unTabs removal instructions

What is unTabs?

unTabs is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to create groups and lists of web browsing tabs. On initial inspection, unTabs may appear legitimate and useful, however, this application is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
File Informer Ransomware

File Informer ransomware removal instructions

What is File Informer?

Discovered by malware security researcher, Marcelo Rivero, File Informer is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts various data. During encryption, File Informer appends names of encrypted files with the ".brickr" extension. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.brickr". The virus then changes the desktop wallpaper, opens a pop-up window, and creates a text file ("READ_DECRYPT_FILES.txt"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
R3store Ransomware

R3store ransomware removal instructions

What is R3store?

R3store is a ransomware-type virus discovered by malware security researcher, Marcelo Rivero. Following successful infiltration, R3store encrypts various data and appends the ".r3store" extension to the name of each encrypted file (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.r3store"). R3store then opens a pop-up window and creates a text file ("READ_IT.txt"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar

Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions

What is hp.myway.com?

InternetSpeedRadar is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to test their Internet performance. On initial inspection, this app may seem legitimate and useful, however, it 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.

   
Yyto Ransomware

Yyto ransomware removal instructions

What is Yyto?

Yyto is a ransomware-type virus discovered by security researcher, xXToffeeXx. Following successful infiltration, Yyto encrypts stored data and appends names of compromised files with the "read_to_txt_file.yyto" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.read_to_txt_file.yyto"). Once files are encrypted, Yyto creates a text file ("help_to_decrypt.txt"), placing it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   

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