Apocalypse encryption virus is one of the representatives of ransomware threats. And thus the malicious program operates in the same manner as other ransomware applications do. Just after it manages to crawl into a system, it detects the files of the most popular formats and encrypts them with a strong code. After this procedure the files become inaccessible and a user gets a notification that blocks the screen.
If you’ve noticed Gamesopolis on your browsers, then you should know that it is a malware classified as a potentially unwanted application that brings only troubles. Gamesopolis is promoted as a browser extension that provides access to flash games, some of which are presented on Gamesopolis site, and if a user takes the bait and installs the software, it starts to occupy the browsers with nasty ads.
When it comes to a choice of the main search engine for a browser, many users prefer to utilize time proven domains. Nevertheless some people tend to try something new and give a chance to unknown sources, which may lead to getting a browser hijacker instead. Browser hijacker is the type of malware that makes certain changes in browser settings: it replaces the home and new tab pages and alters the default search engine.
Don’t be taken in by developers’ words about advantages that the application brings. Though they say that OhMyTabs is created for providing extra content, it is always of unwanted kind. OhMyTabs is a sinister application that will deluge your browser with ads once installed. Every new window or tab will be filled with popups and banners that will encourage you to click them by offering fake updates or discounts.
The Destructsrv.com page is the page that should be avoided as it belongs to browser hijacker, which is a malware that is capable of interventing in your web activity. This intrusive actions include changing of default search engine and main page to destructsrv.com. Alongside with it the malware blocks the settings, so that a user won’t be able to do anything to improve the situation unless he manages to remove Destructsrv.com hijacker.
7ev3n ransomware and its newest version 7ev3n-HONE$T continue to envenom life of their numerous victims all over the world. The threat operates as a typical ransomware with a few peculiarities and changes that were brought by the new release of the malware. When landed on a system, 7ev3n ransomware searches for the files of certain extensions - these are multimedia and document files, which it later encrypts with a unique code.
Hohosearch.com is a domain that is described as a trustworthy and handy search engine, which is just a disguise for a malware known as browser hijacker. The hohosearch.com becomes the main page an search engine without informing a user, while blocking the settings thus staying the only avalaible search domain so that a user would be forced to make search queries on the page.
Zeta ransomware is yet another encryption virus that appeared at a time when a this type of hazard became extremely widespread. Among all malware threats ransomware is probably the most dangerous one, as it targets for the data stored on a system and makes it unreachable until a victim pays the ransom. Under this category may fall personal media files, important documents and other data that users usually put more value on.
ArcadeCake is an application developed by ArcadeCake LLC., that allows its users to play miscellaneous games right in the browser window. However, its functionality doesn’t end on providing gaming services, as ArcadeCake has side effects which include browser altering. ArcadeCake installs itself as a browser extension and then begins to spy on your in-browser activities. The data the application aims for includes web history, geolocation, and entered information. When collected enough, ArcadeCake adds commercial to the pages you visit.