Kovter is a dangerous money-extorting malware that belongs to the group of ransomware viruses. It was first recorded in May, 2014 and since then the threat has spread through the globe and infected thousands of computers. Kovter operates in the same manners as its forerunners – it overtakes a system and demands money for its restitution. Lately Kovter, however, exploited the disguise of governmental accusation. It blocked the screen with the notification of user’s law breaching and stated that there was a fine for the crimes.
Search Web Know is a browser extension with malicious traits that can totally ruin any browsing session. The application collaborates with different websites that wish to increase their audience. For this Search Web Know displays advertisement that lead to these sites and causes sudden redirections. The ads can be pop-up windows or inserted to search results elements, no matter how they look, you should avoid clicking them.
Though GetPrivate makes the first impression as a reliable program that assists in creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN), lates it shows the features that makes people thinking about how to remove GetPrivate application. The change of opinion happens due to the ads that GetPrivate brings with it to browsers.
If you open your browser and see elex.com page as the main one, then there is bad news for you – your system is infected with a malware. Elex browser hijacker is presented in the form of a page that looks trustworthy at the beginning, as it resembles any other search page, though later it becomes impossible to bear the intrusive activities of the hijacker.
Superfish application or Superfish Windows Shopper is widely spread adware that infects computers and starts malicious activity that prevents normal browsing and brings money to its creators. First of all the adware installs itself into browsers and collects information on user’s preferences, then it becomes basis for the ads content.
Mindspark toolbars is the collective name for dozens toolbars developed by Mindspark. No matter which one or ones you got, you should know that it’s a bad idea to leave them, as this will have negative consequences for your PC. All toolbars look similar and possess same features – they embed into browsers and include several quick access buttons and an Ask search bar.
Zip Arcade adware deceives its users by claiming that it is an application that presents hundreds of online games for free. That sounds pretty fun and handy, so many people tend to leave it on their systems and try it out for some time. This approach soon reveals that Zip Arcade is just another fraud that exists only for illegal money raising.
Jigsaw ransomware is an encryption virus that on the whole resembles such infections as TeslaCrypt, Locky or Cerber ransomware. Alike these notorious viruses, Jigsaw infiltrates systems covertly and finds the files of certain extensions to encrypt them with an ARS code, and in the end it sets a message to inform a victim about payment terms. The threat demands $150 USD which should be transferred in BitCoins.
Speed Browser is a program that is promoted as an application which will improve browsing speed and safety. Nevertheless, the majority of security experts recommend to avoid the browser, as it proved to be an adware.
For an inattentive user, or for a user who has believed the promotional description of an application, WareOut seems to be a powerful anti-spyware tool. Unfortunately, in the end they understand that installing WareOut was a mistake. It soon turns out that WareOut lacks the capabilities to detect and delete spyware, instead it fakes notifications about threats to convince user in purchasing the full version of the program.