Monthly Archive: July 2013

Attentive Antivirus removal

How to remove Attentive Antivirus (Rogue) – Removal Instructions (Uninstall Guide)

The Attentive Antivirus virus, otherwise referred to as Attentive Antivirus – Malware Security Suite is a dangerous rogue Windows Antivirus and Anti-Spyware program in the Win.WebSec family of infections, classified as malware in the scareware category, that primarily downloads and installs onto a Microsoft Windows PC without user consent in order to scare victims into purchasing the full Attentive Antivirus edition (version) by performing fake system scans and displays fake scan results and notifications. The fake Attentive Antivirus program and third-party malware also cause other issues for victims relating to the invasion of privacy and cyber crimes involving credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.

Mac Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus

How to remove the Mac Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus – Ransomware removal

The Mac OS X Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus, otherwise known as the Mac Canadian Police virus or Mac Gendarmerie Royale virus is dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that blocks access to a Mac computer system by displaying a full screen Apple Safari or Google Chrome browser window (page) that fraudulently claims to contain a message from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other departments of the Canadian Government. The fraudulent message might appear to be introduced from rcmp.gc.ca and details that “your browser has been blocked, all activities of this computer have been recorded. All your files are encrypted” and goes on to detail that the infected computer was used illegally; in cyber crimes involving the viewing or distribution of prohibited pornography contents and/or the distribution of copyrighted materials, among others. The claims made on the fake Royal Canadian Mounted Police browser window go on to detail that if a penalty fine is not made in an allotted amount of time the computer owner may see jail time.

Trusted Saver virus

How to remove Trusted Saver – TrustedSaver adware removal instructions

Trusted Saver, also referred to as TrustedSaver or the Trusted Saver virus is malware categorized as adware and a browser hijacker that primarily installs to a computer system and attaches to internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer without user consent or knowledge. Trusted Saver, alongside third-party malware changes existing internet browser settings including the home page and default search engine, causing unwanted browser redirects, and also displays unwanted pop-up, in-text, and drop down-deal/coupon advertisements.

Dale Search Toolbar removal

How to remove Dale Toolbar – DaleSearch.com redirect removal instructions

Dale Toolbar, otherwise known as the Dale Search virus or Dalesearch.com redirect, is an unwanted browser application classified as malware and categorized as a browser hijacker that changes existing internet browser settings including the default search engine and home page of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, causing infected browsers to redirect to www.dalesearch.com and other websites such as Yahoo.com, as well as start up on the Dale Search ‘Search’ Engine. Dale Toolbar, often referred to as the Dale Search Toolbar installs to computer systems and attaches to internet browsers as an add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension and among the issues concerning unwarranted browser redirects, Dale Toolbar raises concerns relating to privacy issues and third-party malware.

Gaming Wonderland Toolbar removal

How to remove Gaming Wonderland Toolbar – Removal Instructions

Gaming Wonderland Toolbar, also referred to as the Gaming Wonderland virus is an unwanted browser application classified as malware in the browser hijacker category that bundles with adware platforms. If Gaming Wonderland Toolbar is installed the unwanted application will change existing internet browser settings including the home page and default search engine causing internet browsers to start up on and redirect to ask.com and other websites. You may also notice unwanted pop-up, in-text, and coupon type advertisements. Gaming Wonderland Toolbar malware also causes other problems for computer users concerning the invasion of privacy and cyber crimes involving credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.

winload malware

How to remove Winload Toolbar – Winload malware removal instructions

Winload Toolbar, also referred to as the Winload virus is potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that installs to computer systems as an add-on, browser helper object (BHO, and extension in order to change existing internet browser settings with or without user permission, including the home page and default search engine, which primarily causes infected internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer to start up on and redirect to search.conduit.com and other websites. Winload Toolbar also causes other issues for computer users relating to the invasion of privacy and computer functionality.

Angela Werner tagged 2 photos of you on Facebook

Dealing with the fake “Tagged photos of you on Facebook” email phishing scam

One of the latest scams revolving around Facebook users is the “Tagged photos of you on Facebook” email scam. Victims receive fake emails from cyber criminals masquerading as Facebook that claim the user has a numerical amount of tagged photos from a friend or random person. A common subject line of the malicious emails is “Angela Werner tagged 2 photos of you on Facebook” (names and number of tagged photos vary).

New Zealand Police E-crime Lab virus

How to remove the New Zealand Police virus – New Zealand E-crime Lab ransomware removal

The New Zealand Police virus, otherwise referred to as the Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand virus, New Zealand E-crime Lab virus, Centre For Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP) virus, and others is dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that restricts access to the infected computer system by displaying a full screen page that claims to contain a message from the New Zealand E-Crime Lab, New Zealand Police, Centre for Infrastructure Protection (CCIP), and Interpol. The fraudulent message that essentially claims to be sent from the New Zealand Police virus states that the computer was used illegally, therefore the computer owner must pay a penalty fine of $100 NZD or more by use of Ukash Vouchers and other credit services. The fake notification claims that the computer was involved in the viewing/storage or dissemination of banned pornography, suspected of violating Copyright and Related rights Law, and/or other allegations, including computer negligence.

Australian Communications and Media Authority virus removal

How to remove the Australian Communications and Media Authority virus – Fake ACMA malware removal

The Australian Communications and Media Authority virus, otherwise referred to as the Australian Communications computer virus, is dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that restricts access to an infected computer system and demands, or scares victims into paying a fine of $100 AUD or more by use of Ukash Vouchers in order to remove the restriction. The Australian Communications and Media Authority virus restricts (blocks) access to an infected computer system by displaying a full screen lock-page that fraudulently claims to be a message sent from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), AFP, Crime Commission (ACC), Royal Australian Corps of Military Police, and Interpol. The fraudulent message details that the computer was involved in crimes involving the distribution and viewing of banned and prohibited pornography, the violation of Copyright and Related rights Law, and more. The lock-screen content goes on to detail that if the penalty fine is not paid in an allotted amount of time, that the computer owner will be prosecuted and may see jail time.

Serios Organised Crime Agency virus removal

How to remove the Serios Organised Crime Agency virus – Metropolitan British Police ransomware removal

The Serios Organised Crime Agency virus is a form of dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that locks computer systems and frightens victims into pay a fraudulent fine in order to remove the malicious restriction. Serios Organised ransomware masquerades as the Metropolitan British Police and other departments of the British government, alike the former UK Police virus and e-crime unit virus, and displays a lock-screen that blocks user access and contains content that claims the computer was used illegally and the computer owner must pay a penalty fine of 100€ by use of Ukash Vouchers or the Paysafecard credit services to unlock the computer again. It should be noted that this is a severe computer virus and paying the fine will not remove this infection. This computer virus is in no way associated with the government of Britain, nor any other country for that matter.

Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus removal

How to remove the Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus – Ransomware removal

The Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus, otherwise referred to as the Canadian Associated of Chiefs of Police virus, alike the generic Canadian Police virus, is a form of dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that takes control of a computer system and restricts user access by displaying a full screen page that masquerades as the Ministry of Public Safety and other Canadian governing departments and claims the infected computer was used illegally. The Ministry of Public Safety Canada lock-screen details that the computer has been blocked for reasons concerning the viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophillia/rape etc.), the violation of Copyright and Related rights Law, and other fraudulent accusations. Furthermore the lock-screen details that if a fine of 100 CAD is not paid in an allotted amount of time by use of the Ukash credit system the computer owner may be prosecuted and see jail time.

Post this Later Facebook button

How to remove orange Facebook buttons (Post & Count Clicks, Post this Later)

Have you noticed orange buttons on Facebook that say Post this Later or Post & Count Clicks? The buttons are allegedly used to posts and count clicks of your Facebook content and schedule Facebook posts. The orange buttons that appears on Facebook are generated via third-party browser attachments (add-ons, extensions, toolbars) and removing a third-party attachment will also remove the orange Post and Count Clicks, Post this Later, and other unwanted buttons on Facebook.