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Shimpent Trackers Browser Hijacker

Shipment Trackers browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Shipment Trackers?

Shipment Trackers supposed to allow users to track their packages, provide quick links to various shopping and social media sites. Although, this app is a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker which promotes hp.hshipmentrackers.com and search.hshipmentrackers.com addresses by changing browser's settings. Also, most browser hijackers are designed to gather various information. It is very likely that Shipment Trackers does that too. It is worthwhile to mention that users tend to download and install browser hijackers unknowingly, that is why they are called PUAs.

   
OriginalTechSearch Adware (Mac)

How to remove OriginalTechSearch from Mac?

What is OriginalTechSearch?

OriginalTechSearch is a rogue application that is classified as adware. The app delivers intrusive advert campaigns. It also has browser hijacker qualities, i.e. browser modification and fake search engine promotion. Adware-types and browser hijackers typically spy on users' browsing activity. Additionally, due to most users installing OriginalTechSearch unintentionally, it is deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) as well. This application has been proliferated using fake Adobe Flash Player updates. Users should note that illegitimate software updaters/installers are often used to proliferate various PUAs and even malware (e.g. ransomware, trojans, etc.).

   
Math Ransomware

Math ransomware removal instructions

What is Math ransomware?

Math was discovered by JAMESWT, it is one of the malicious programs that belong to the Jigsaw ransomware family. It is designed to encrypt (lock) files, change their filenames and display a ransom note in a pop-up window. Math renames encrypted files by appending the ".math" extension to their filenames. For instance, it changes a file named "sample.jpg" to "sample.jpg.math", and so on.

   
Stompriln POP-UP Scam (Mac)

How to remove redirects to Stompriln websites from Mac?

What are the Stompriln sites?

Stompriln is a group of deceptive websites that run various scams. Pages belonging to this group have been observed promoting the "Dear Safari User, You Are Today's Lucky Visitor" phishing scheme. However, other scams may be promoted on these sites. Few users access such websites intentionally. Most get redirected to them by intrusive adverts or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already infiltrated into the system. Users should note that these apps do not need express permission to be installed onto devices.

   
Oski Stealer

Oski virus removal guide

What is Oski?

Oski is a malicious program which operates as an information stealer. After infiltration Oski attempts to access various sensitive information so that cyber criminals behind it could misuse it to generate revenue in various ways. Research shows that this information stealer is being distributed through deceptive pages that get opened due to hijacked router's DNS settings.

   
Sekhmet Ransomware

Sekhmet ransomware removal instructions

What is Sekhmet?

Discovered by dnwls0719, Sekhmet is a ransomware. This malicious program operates by encrypting data and demanding a ransom for the decryption. During the encryption process all affected files are appended with an extension, consisting of random characters (e.g. ".HrUSsw", ".WNgh", ".NdWfEr", etc.). Note, these extensions do not differ just from infection to infection, they can be different on the same device. Hence, victims may find that some of their files have one extension, others - another. After the encryption process is complete, a ransom note - "RECOVER-FILES.txt" is dropped into every compromised folder.

   
DynamicExtra Adware (Mac)

How to remove DynamicExtra from Mac?

What is DynamicExtra?

DynamicExtra is adware-type applications with browser hijacker qualities. It operates by running intrusive advertisement campaigns, modifying browsers and promoting fake search engines. DynamicExtra promotes Safe Finder web searching tool, by opening it through akamaihd.net. What is more, most apps of these kinds can spy on users' browsing habits. Due to its dubious proliferation methods, DynamicExtra is also classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Taargo Ransomware

Taargo ransomware removal instructions

What is Taargo?

Taargo is one of the malicious programs that belong to the GlobeImposter ransomware family. Like many other ransomware-type programs, Taargo encrypts files, modifies their filenames and creates a ransom note. It modifies names of all encrypted by adding the taargo@olszyn.com email address and appending the ".taargo" extension to their filenames. For instance, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.[taargo@olszyn.com].taargo", and so on. Also, Taargo creates a ransom note, a HTML file named "how_to_back_files.html" which can be found in every folder that contains encrypted data.

   
.2020 Ransomware

.2020 ransomware removal instructions

What is .2020?

.2020 belongs to the family of ransomware named Dharma, it was discovered by Jakub Kroustek. Typically, ransomware-type programs are designed to prevent victims from using, accessing their files by encrypting them. Also, most of them rename encrypted files and create (and/or display) some ransom note. This ransomware renames all files by adding victim's ID, btckeys@aol.com email address to their filenames and appending the ".2020" extension. For example, it changes "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.id-1E857D00.[btckeys@aol.com].2020", and so forth. Instructions on how to contact .2020's developers (and other details) are provided in a displayed pop-up window and the "FILES ENCRYPTED.txt" text file.

   
BasicVirtual Adware (Mac)

How to remove BasicVirtual from Mac?

What is BasicVirtual?

BasicVirtual is a rogue application, classified as adware. It delivers various intrusive advertisements. Additionally, it has browser hijacker qualities, such as modification of browsers and promotion of fake search engines. BasicVirtual promotes Safe Finder via akamaihd.net. Since most users download/install this app unintentionally, it is deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) as well. Furthermore, practically all PUAs have data tracking abilities, which are use to spy on users' browsing habits.

   

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