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Remove Image Previewer addon (in-browser Miner)

Image Previewer Overview

Image Previewer is a malicious Firefox addon. It is purposely designed to display plenty of advertisements along with searches performed by the user and web pages user’s visits. Apart from injecting ads to monetize various web pages and draw traffic, this is also discovered to be the first in-browser miner for the Firefox browser.
This addon is generally being promoted through fake pop-up urging users to update their Firefox. The redirected pop-up web page appears when user accidentally visit any malicious website forcing the browser to automatically redirect to such a page asking users to feed their username and password.
Users must not believe on such alerts as they are scam and is just an attempt to drop Image Previewer addon onto the browser.

Image Previewer First Firefox Addon that Injects an In-Browser Miner
Once installed, this addon will inject an in-browser cryptocurrency miner for Monero coins that runs within the background while users are bothered with annoying ads. It utilizes more than 50% of the CPU resources to mine the crypto-currency. This will breakdown the performance of the computer system. It should be stopped and removed from the computer system as soon as detected. You can use the removal guide to remove Image Previewer addon from the firefox browser.

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Remove Search.searchw3f.com search redirect

Search.searchw3f.com Search Redirect

Search.searchw3f.com is a browser hijacker that secretly controls the browser. It modifies the browser’s settings and replace your existing search provider to http://Search.searchw3f.com. Thus, each time user enters any search term to the address bar, this nasty homepage redirect sends the user’s queries to multiple sites. And then presents messed up search results to mislead users.

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Although, Search.searchw3f.com may appear to be a normal search provider that help assist users in surfing. But soon it gets clear from its nasty traits that Search.searchw3f.com only aims to control the whole browser just like Www.w3.org. And is meant to endorse third party ads and links within the searches performed by the user to increase traffic of low ranked web pages and earn revenue.

Not only that, Search.searchw3f.com will collect all your browsing data to present ads and sponsored links. Thus, you may also lose your other private data. Quickly remove Search.searchw3f.com browser hijacker as soon as possible.

 

Technical Details of Search.searchw3f.com

Name Search.searchw3f.com
Type Browser Hijacker
Risk level High
Description Search.searchw3f.com is a browser hijacker that replaces the existing homepage to redirect users to unknown webpages..
Occurrence Freeware installation, Visiting suspicious websites, Browser Redirection and spam mail attachments..
Possible Symptoms Deliver of Fake error warnings, avoid visiting useful web address, Change of browser settings and adding up start-up codes to Registry Editor.
Detection Tool

Download the Detection toolTo confirm attack of Search.searchw3f.com virus on your computer.


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Remove Search.searchapp.website hijacker

Is Search.searchapp.website controlling your browser? See how to remove it..

Search.searchapp.website is one of the uninvited search provider that never assist users in surfing. As its main purpose is to send users searched queries to ad-supported sites and deliver results loaded with plenty of paid ads and links. Generally , Search.searchapp.website is dropped along with any freeware downloads that silently changes default settings of the browser. And once installed, it will modify default browser’s settings and set itself as the current homepage and the search engine provider to “http://search.searchapp.website/?q=”.

remove Search.searchapp.website redirect

Each time you request any page, Search.searchapp.website delivers its own set to sponsored links that restricts your browsing. These redirection so frequent that the user may not able to surf freely. Although, Search.searchapp.website appears to be a normal search helper but may cost your privacy. As it collects all your browsing data and send them to third-party servers to fetch lots advertisements. Quickly remove Search.searchapp.website along with other Adware program for safe browsing.

 

 

Technical Details of Search.searchapp.website

Name Search.searchapp.website
Type Browser Hijacker
Risk level High
Description Search.searchapp.website is a browser hijacker that replaces the existing homepage to redirect users to unknown webpages..
Occurrence Freeware installation, Visiting suspicious websites, Browser Redirection and spam mail attachments..
Possible Symptoms Deliver of Fake error warnings, avoid visiting useful web address, Change of browser settings and adding up start-up codes to Registry Editor.
Detection Tool

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Remove Stags.bluekai.com redirect pop-ups

Stags.bluekai.com Overview

Stags.bluekai.com is a redirect webpage particularly designed to display advertisements sponsored by third-party and earn commission. This notorious redirect page annoys users each time while surfing by injecting ads, pop-ups and banners to the web sites user visits and not let them surf properly. The ads may encourage users to click on the embedded links which might even contain malicious programs. So, if user accidentally clicked on them then any unwanted program could get installed on their PC without seeking any other permission.

remove Stags.bluekai.com pop-ups

 

Such redirect usually occurs when the browser is attacked by any Adware that can be hidden in the form of any browser extension/add-on or plug-ins. Or user recently have visited any malicious webpage and attempted to download any program from fake links. PanCafe Pro is one such adware that injects plenty of advertisements to the browser.
Once infected, the Adware silently modifies the browser’s settings and causes the browser to transfer data from Stags.bluekai.com web page. So, users need to be cautious enough while performing such actions. Quickly go for removal solution.

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Google Removed Over 700,000 malicious Apps From Google Play Store in 2017

Google Marked 700,000 Android Apps as Malicious and Removed them from the Play Store in 2017

Google-removed-over-700000-apps-from-Google-PlayGoogle had removed over 700,000 malicious Android apps from Google Play Store in 2017 as they found them to be violating the norms and hampering the security. Along with that over 100,000 developer accounts were taken down who tried to create multiple accounts and publish thousands of malicious apps.

 

According to a report published, Andrew Ahn, The Product Manager of Google Play said, it was 70 % more than the apps it took down in 2016. Not only that, the company said that strict actions will be taken against the authors of copycats, malicious apps, adulterated contents and PHAs (Potentially Harmful Applications).

Ahn also said that 99% of apps that were copycats of the other genuine apps and the apps containing abusive contents were already identified and got rejected before anyone could install them.

And the credit was given to the new detection models developed by the Google that are capable to identify the copycats, PHAs and abusive contents. And the authors of such malicious apps were also taken down.

The post reads as:”This was possible through significant improvements in our ability to detect abuse — such as impersonation, inappropriate content, or malware — through new Machine Learning models and techniques”.

Copycats impersonating famous apps

There are thousands of “Copycats” apps that misleads users by impersonating the famous apps as they have good traffic source and user gets easily confused by the similar names, icons and unicode characters. He said that over a quarter of million copycat apps were removed from the Google play store in 2017.

Through its more improved Machine learning models, it is able to detect the inappropriate contents such as abusive, pornography, exhibiting violence and igniting illegal activities were flagged as “inappropriate”.

The post reads the same as: “Tens of thousands of apps with inappropriate content were taken down last year as a result of such improved detection methods”.

Not only that, the company said that with the launch of with the launch of Google Play Protect in 2017, the PHA install rates on Play Store were reduced by 50% annually. PHA are actually the term used to describe security threats like trojan, malware programs that conducts misleading of information and frauds and so.

It is a good news and a sign of relieve of users but still no detection and review system can be perfect. So users should be cautious enough while downloading any Apps as you may be downloading any malicious app instead of the good one or the one you supposed to install.

Remove Intelservice.exe CPU Miner Trojan

Intelmain.exe Overview

Intelmain.exe is a CPU Miner that takes the advantage of resources of the attacked PC to mine digital currency and earn profit. This program can be seen as intelmain.exe under Task manager window and is described as “intelmain”. User can see more than 90% of the CPU usage as runs within the background by creating an auto-run of the process in the “Msconfig” called Intel(R) Management Service. So it launches the process under C:\ProgramData\Intel(R) Management\intelpackage.exe that connects to the pool of mining server when the user switch on its computer system. And it starts mining cryptocurrency while hiding its identity from the users.

Such programs generally gets installed when user downloads any freeware, malicious webpages and embedded in fake updates. So, user generally are unaware of its presence. As the mining process requires huge system resources, so you may face difficulties while working on your computer. Thus, you may not be able to run other applications like play games, watch videos, install other any program and many such. The browsers also may redirect to questionable pages and at times get struck. All these activities happens without the permission of users to make profit by using your resources. So if you have noticed, Intelmain.exe process running inside your computer, then you must not delay to remove it. Also Read about RubyMiner which is rolling out and had victimised thousands of computers.

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Remove Www.ab4hr.com redirects

Www.ab4hr.com Overview

Www.ab4hr.com is a browser redirect webpage that constantly opens up on the browser and show plenty of advertisements. The ads and pop-ups presented by this websites are generally scamming as they shows fake alerts to download some security product or urge users to call on their provided tech support number. Also, Www.ab4hr.com might recommend users to download ad-supported extensions that silently modifies browser’s default settings and carry out illegal marketing campaigns.
If you are noticing such advertisements that bother you while surfing, that means your browser is infected with adware or PUP. Usually such redirect happens when user visits any malicious website, clicks on any promotional ad link or download updates from fake pages. Thus, the infected browser is forced to be constantly redirecting to Www.ab4hr.com or others that acts as a virtual layer between the browser and third-party sites displaying native advertisements. Not all of the ads are malicious but cyber offenders take advantage of the platform to distribute fake ads that
contains embedded links which when clicked by user could drop harmful program inside the PC. Www.ab4hr.com redirect page even collects the surfing data of users to serve more related ads upon the infected browser.Soon, you will have hard time surfing on the infected browser that will too cost your privacy. Thus, Www.ab4hr.com redirect should be removed at its earliest.

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Remove RansomUserLocker Ransomware threat and recover files

RansomUserLocker Attacks Korean Users…

RansomUserLocker is a file-encrypting malware program that is mostly targeting Korean users. It has emerged in very first month of 2018. According to reports, RansomUserLocker virus is a descendant of Korean Talk ransomware that had attacked many computer systems and locked the screen after performing encryption process.

The ransomware uses social engineering ways to distribute its payloads. Like the spam email attached with link to download the infection imitating itself to be any important one. Other sources include clicking on fake ads, downloading cracks, or bundled freeware from untrusted sources.

Once successfully intruded, RansomUserLocker scans through the whole computer system to search for important files and encrypt them using the combination of AES and RSA encryption algorithm. After encrypting the files are appended with .RansomUserLocker file extension. Thus the files are no more accessible to users. The ransomware also leaves a ransom note as a file named Read_Me.txt along with a lock screen message that instructs the victim on how to recover their files. The ransom demanded is 1 Bitcoin to get back the files. Also, the authors of RansomUserLocker provides a deadline of 72 hours for the payment to be done. Victims are asked to contact to the provided email address at [email protected] along with their unique ID number.

However, there is no guarantee of getting back your files in reading state. It means they might not give you any decryption key to unlock your files even after paying the ransom. Thus, it is better to remove RansomUserLocker ransomware with powerful removal tool and try recovering your files with backups or data-recovery tools.

Technical Details

Name RansomUserLocker
Type Ransomware
Description RansomUserLocker encrypts files, videos, images and texts stored on the target PC and demand a ransom amount from users to decode the files.
Occurrence spam mail attachments., exploit kits, malicious links and java script codes..
Possible Symptoms The ransom note can be seen on desktop and other file directories and files could not be accessible.
Detection Tool Download the Detection toolTo confirm attack of RansomUserLocker virus on your computer.

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Distribution Method

RansomUserLocker is distributed through spam mail attachment as a malicious script containing the payloads of the malware which if executed by the user could install the threat onto the computer system. Many cyber-criminals uses spam techniques to trick users by heading the mail as any invoice or shipment. Other sources might include visiting infected websites containing java script codes, exploit kits and spam bots. As you open the document or click the link, the payloads of RansomUserLocker gets downloaded on the system and installed without any user’s permission. If the user open/execute this file on their device, then the virus gets installed and your PC will become infected with Dangerous file-encrypting Ransomware threat.

More about RansomUserLocker

RansomUserLocker is a file-encrypting program that searches for important files on the victim’s PC and renders them non-accessible to users. And further ask users to pay the ransom to get the decryption key and unlock the files.

The ransomware changes the windows Registry entries to launch each time the window’s starts and takes up huge system resources to encrypt the files. RansomUserLocker also drops files that contains the ransom note and instructions for users on how to contact the authors of the ransomware and get their files back.

RansomUserLocker ransomware

 

The ransom note by Dangerous virus states that your documents has been encrypted and you need to pay a ransom in Bitcoins to get back your files. The ransom demands varies for the user and the victims should contact with the provided email address as soon as possible.

List of file extension encrypted

→.asp, .aspx, .bat, .bmp, .csv, .doc, .docx, .html, .hwp, .java, .jpg, .kys, .mdb, .mp3, .odt,
.pdf, .php, .png, .ppt, .pptx, .psd, .rtf, .sln, .sql, .txt, .URL, .xls, .xlsx, .xml, .zip

Dangerous Ransomware uses AES and RAS encryption algorithm to encrypt data and appends random extensions to it. The crypto-malware ensures that the user could be able to recover the files from shadow volume copies, so it deletes the files by executing the command

→vsDangerousmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If you are among the one being a victim of “RansomUserLocker”, then we would strongly suggest you not to pay any ransom to illegitimate persons behind it. Because even after paying they are not going to give your files back. So it is urged that you must opt for removal solutions for RansomUserLocker and try to recover files by automatic data recovery tool or any backup copy if you have.

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Remove Advanced PC Mechanic System PUP

What is Advanced PC Mechanic?

Advanced PC Mechanic is a system utility that claims to improve the performance of your system to an unexceptional level. It also promises to remove any Adware or threats that is affecting its security and manage other issues. But this is nothing more than a potentially unwanted program that is mostly promoted through advertisements and pop-ups appearing in ad-driven websites. It might even alert or warn users that their PC is infected with Adware but this may not be true. However, if you install Advanced PC Mechanic on your computer system then it will start scanning your device and present number of issues that needs to be resolved. But before start troubleshooting, it will start that you need to purchase its license as it is just a demo version.

Remove Advanced PC Mechanic
It is doubtful that it might not display the actual/correct issues, they might be fake just to trick users and make them purchase their product. Similar to My System Mechanic, Advanced PC Mechanic PUP also takes huge part of the memory and consumes all CPU resources, thus the PC can be deprived of smooth performance. Thus, it is strictly advised not to download or click on any link suggested by Advanced PC Mechanic.

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Remove Cdnpps.us redirect pop-up ads

Cdnpps.us Overview

Cdnpps.us could drop varieties of advertisements and sponsored links within the web pages visited by the user. These links often redirects users to third-party sites to draw traffic and earn commission through it. If you are noticing such advertisements that bother you while surfing, that means your browser is infected with adware or PUP. Usually such redirect happens when user visits any malicious website, clicks on any promotional ad link or download updates from fake pages. Thus, the infected browser is forced to be constantly redirecting to http://cdnpps.us or others that acts as a virtual layer between the browser and third-party sites displaying native advertisements.
But many of the ads presented are fake and contains embedded links which when clicked by user could drop harmful program inside the PC. Cdnpps.us redirect page even collects the surfing data of users to serve more related ads upon the infected browser.
Soon, you will have hard time surfing on the infected browser that will too cost your privacy. Thus, Cdnpps.us redirect should be removed at its earliest.

 

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