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Revercecaptcha[.]com pop-up ads removal instructions
What is revercecaptcha[.]com?
Revercecaptcha[.]com is similar to hevethat[.]online, bemasx[.]com, mycoolnewz[.]com, and many other untrustworthy websites. Typically, users open such pages by clicking on deceptive advertisements, or those pages get opened while users visit other shady websites or when their web browser has some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on it. In other words, it is uncommon for pages like revercecaptcha[.]com to be visited by users on purpose. It is important to mention that a PUA is a type of app that can be designed to promote untrustworthy pages and serve ads and (or) collect various data.
GEHENNA LOCKER ransomware removal instructions
What is GEHENNA LOCKER?
GEHENNA LOCKER is a piece of malicious software categorized as ransomware. It operates by encrypting data (rendering files inaccessible/unusable) and demanding payment for the decryption (access/use restoration). As GEHENNA LOCKER encrypts, affected files are renamed with a random character string and the ".gehenna" extension. For example, a file initially tiled "1.jpg" would appear as something similar to "RmlyZWZveC5sbms=.gehenna" - following encryption. Once this process is complete, a ransom note is created in an HTML file named "GEHENNA-README-WARNING.html".
PDFSearchTip browser hijacker removal instructions
What is PDFSearchTip?
Typically, browser hijackers change some of the browser settings to promote a certain address (a fake search engine). It is also common that apps of this type collect information related browsing habits of their users. PDFSearchTip promotes the pdfsearchtip.com address. It is noteworthy that most users download and install apps like PDFSearchTip (browser hijackers) inadvertently. Therefore, they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
How to remove WebSearchUpgrade adware from Mac?
What is WebSearchUpgrade?
WebSearchUpgrade is a rogue application. It is classified as adware, and it has browser hijacker traits. It delivers intrusive advertisement campaigns and promotes fake search engines by making modifications to browser settings. Additionally, most adware-types and browser hijackers collect browsing-related information and sensitive details extracted from it. Due to the questionable techniques used to distribute WebSearchUpgrade, it is also categorized as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). This app has been observed being spread via fake Adobe Flash Player updates. It is noteworthy that illegitimate software updaters/installers proliferate not only PUAs but trojans, ransomware, and other malware as well.
Elbie ransomware removal instructions
What is Elbie?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts files to make them inaccessible until victims decrypt files with certain software or decryption key. It is common that ransomware renames encrypted files by appending its extension. Elbie renames files by appending the victim's ID, email@example.com email address, and the ".Elbie" extension to their filenames. For instance, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.id[C279F237-2994].[firstname.lastname@example.org].Elbie", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.id[C279F237-2994].[email@example.com].Elbie", and so on. Elbie generastes two ransom notes: "info.hta" and "info.txt". This ransomware is part of the Phobos family.
32T ransomware removal instructions
What is 32T ransomware?
Belonging to the Amnesia ransomware family, 32T is a malicious program designed to encrypt data and demand payment for the decryption. In other words, victims cannot open files affected by 32T ransomware, and they are asked to pay - to recover access to their data. During the encryption process, files are renamed with a ransom character string (i.e., letters, numbers, symbols) and appended with the ".32T" extension. For example, a file originally titled "1.jpg" would appear as something similar to "2g000000001ambDKNTIRyiLCJE9+A7LF.32T" - following encryption. After this process is complete, ransom notes - "RECOVER-FILES.HTML" - are dropped into compromised folders.
Lmas ransomware removal instructions
What is Lmas?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that makes files inaccessible/unusable by encrypting them and displays (or creates) a ransom note. It is common that malware of this type appends its extension to the filenames of all encrypted files as well. Lmas appends the ".lmas" extension, for example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.lmas", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.lmas", and so on. The ransom note that Lmas creates is a text file named "_readme.txt". This ransomware variant is part of the Djvu family.
Usagoo ransomware removal instructions
What is Usagoo?
Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts files (prevents victims from accessing, using files stored on a device) and displays or creates its ransom note. Usagoo encrypts files, modifies their filenames and creates "readme-warning.txt" files (ransom notes) in folders that have encrypted data in them. It renames encrypted files by appending a string of random characters (likely the victim's ID), firstname.lastname@example.org email address and the ".usagoo" extension. For example, it changes the filename of a file named "1.jpg" "1.jpg.[9B83AE23].[email@example.com].usagoo", "2.jpg" "2.jpg.[9B83AE23].[firstname.lastname@example.org].usagoo", and so forth. Usagoo ransomware is part of the Makop family.
SportSearchMaster browser hijacker removal instructions
What is SportSearchMaster?
SportSearchMaster is a browser hijacker promoting the sportsearchmaster.com illegitimate search engine. This piece of dubious software promotes its web searcher by causing redirects to it - facilitated via modifications to browser settings. Additionally, browser hijackers typically spy on users' browsing habits and collect vulnerable information. Since most users download/install browser hijackers unintentionally, they are also classified as PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Greed ransomware removal instructions
What is the Greed ransomware?
Greed is a piece of malicious software classified as ransomware. Systems infected with this malware have their data encrypted (files rendered inaccessible) and receive ransom demands for the decryption (access recovery). During the encryption process, affected files are appended with the ".greed" extension. For example, a file initially titled something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.greed", "2.jpg" as "2.jpg.greed", "3.jpg" as "3.jpg.greed", and so forth. Following the end of this process, identical ransom notes are displayed in a pop-up window and created in "HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt" text files, which are dropped into compromised folders. The Greed malicious program belongs to the Xorist ransomware group.
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