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Codnat Ransomware

Codnat ransomware removal instructions

What is Codnat?

Codnat was discovered by Michael Gillespie, it is a malicious program which belongs to Djvu ransomware family. Cyber criminals who designed Codnat use it to encrypt files stored on infected computers and to prevent victims from accessing them. This ransomware adds the ".codnat" extension to every every encrypted file, for example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.codnat" and so on. However there is another version/variant of Codnat which adds the ".codnat1" extension. It also creates a ransom note, a text file named "_readme.txt".

Pirate Chick VPN Virus

Pirate Chick VPN virus removal guide

What is Pirate Chick VPN?

Pirate Chick VPN is a malicious application that pretends to be a a legitimate VPN service providing software. Pirate Chick VPN is free for anyone to download at its official website. However, developers also proliferate it by using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". The purpose of Pirate Chick VPN is to inject system with additional malware.

Free Streamz Browser Hijacker redirect removal instructions

What is

Free Streamz is a browser app that supposed to allow its users listen to thousands of free live radio stations directly from their browsers. It may seem like a useful tool to listen to music, however, this app is also classified as a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted app (PUA). It is because its developers promote it using a deceptive method and most people download and install Free Streamz unwillingly/unintentionally. When installed, it changes browser's settings (promotes fake search engine) and gathers browsing-related data. POP-UP Ads

Paymentnotifyfriends[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is paymentnotifyfriends[.]info?

There are many rogue websites like paymentnotifyfriends[.]info, for example, pushmobilenews[.]com, renropsitto[.]info and ticeroftertal[.]info. When visited, websites of this type redirect people to other questionable sites or display some shady content. It is very common for there pages to be opened by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that users have accidentally installed on their browsers. Apps of this type often feed their involuntary users with intrusive ads and gather information about related to browsing habits. Redirect redirect removal instructions

What is

Very similar to, and and many others, is a fake search engine. Its developers claim that this search engine provides users with enhanced browsing experience (fast and accurate searches, improved results and so on) However, they promote this fake search engine using a browser hijacker, potentially unwanted application (PUA) called Speed Test Ace. Like most apps of this type it is designed to modify browser's settings and record data related to user's browsing activity/habits. Redirect redirect removal instructions

What is is an address of a fake and useless search engine. Its developers promote it through a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker called Daily Mail Tab. This app promotes by changing browser's settings. Besides, it also collects various information about its users. We do not recommend to use any of them.

Fast Weather App Browser Hijacker redirect removal instructions

What is

Fast Weather App is browser app that is promoted as a tool which supposed to allow its users to search for weather forecasts directly from their homepage/new tab page. It is not recommended to use this app because it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker. People tend to download and install it unintentionally. Besides, Fast Weather App gathers browsing-related information and changes browser's settings to promote a fake search engine, POP-UP Ads

Pushmobilenews[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is pushmobilenews[.]com?

Similar to,,, and many others, pushmobilenews[.]com is a rogue website designed to cause unwanted redirects and display various questionable content. As a rule, users visit websites of this type inadvertently - they're redirected by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) or either intrusive ads clicked in other unreliable sites. Potentially unwanted apps typically infiltrate computers without a permission and, aside from causing redirects, they also record various personal information and deliver intrusive advertisements.

KBK Ransomware

KBK ransomware removal instructions

What is KBK?

KBK is yet another ransomware belonging to GlobeImposter family. It was firstly discovered by a malware security researcher Michael Gillespie. This ransomware is designed to infiltrate the system and encrypt stored data, thereby making it unusable. While encrypting, KBK renames each file by appending ".{}KBK" extension. I.e., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.{}KBK". After successful encryption, KBK generates an html ("decrypt_files.html") file on victim's desktop.

Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled! POP-UP Scam

How to remove "Your apple id has been disabled!" from Mac?

What is "Your apple id has been disabled!"?

"Your apple id has been disabled!" is the name of a tech-support scam that is used to steal people's Apple ID accounts. Scammers promote it through a deceptive, unofficial website that is disguised as a legitimate page created by Apple company. Typically, its visitors do not open it willingly. Most of the times they are forced to visit it by some installed potentially unwanted application (PUA). Such apps often feed their users with intrusive ads and collect browsing-related details.


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