Monthly Archive: August 2013

Homeland Security virus

How to remove the Homeland Security virus – Removal Instructions (Ransomware)

The Homeland Security virus, otherwise referred to as the Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division virus is dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that fraudulently restricts access to an infected computer system and displays a full screen window that claims to contain a message from the National Cyber Security Division of the United States Homeland Security to the computer owner. The message on the Homeland Security virus lock screen details that the work of the particular computer has been suspended on the grounds of the violation of the law of the United States of America and further details that a fine of $300 must be paid in the allotted time of 48 hours via GreenDot MoneyPak credit services in order to unblock or unlock the computer system again and avoid imprisonment.

Fake Windows Cleaner malware

How to remove Windows Cleaner (Vtools) malware – Removal Instructions (Uninstall Guide)

Windows Cleaner by Vtools (Windows Cleaner virus) is malware categorized as scareware used to scaremonger victims into purchasing the full version of the non-beneficial Microsoft Windows program titled Windows Cleaner PRO (Professional) and cause other issues for computer and internet users. Windows Cleaner is essentially considered a rogue optimization program that performs fake registry and system scans resulting in fraudulent results that claim a numerical amount of issues are “slowing down your computer” and need to be fixed by registering the software.

qone8 virus

How to remove Qone8 – Qone8.com redirect removal instructions (Uninstall)

The Qone8 virus is a term used to describe potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that causes many problems for computer and internet users. The Qone8 virus changes existing internet browser settings of popular internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer causing affected internet browsers to redirect to qone8.com and third-party websites as well as start up on qone8.com and similar websites.

Vtools Toolbar virus

How to remove Vtools Toolbar – Removal Instructions (Uninstall Guide)

Vtools Toolbar (referred to as the Vtools virus) is potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that changes internet browser settings of popular internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and causes other problems for computer users. Vtools Toolbar changes the home page and default, managed, and provided search engine causing affected internet browsers to start up on unwanted websites including Vtools Search and third-party domain names. Vtools Toolbar also causes internet browsers to redirect to unwanted websites when users attempt to search the web or enter a URL using the internet browser bar or omni bar.

Spigot Toolbar virus

How to remove Spigot Toolbar – Removal Instructions (Uninstall Guide)

Spigot Toolbar is potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker similar to Conduit Toolbar that installs as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and browser extension with or without user consent and changes existing internet browser settings of popular internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and also causes problems relative to the invasion of privacy and system functionality for many users.

PRISM virus

How to remove the PRISM virus – Ransomware Removal Instructions

The PRISM virus is a term used to describe dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that restricts access to an infected computer system using a full screen window that fraudulently claims to contain a message from the government of the United States of America or departments of U.S. government including the National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, and others. The PRISM virus causes the screen to lock and displays a message that states the computer has been locked due to suspicion of illegal content downloading and distribution.

FirstSearchBar virus

How to remove FirstSearchBar Toolbar – Removal Instructions (Uninstall Guide)

The FirstSearchBar virus is a term for potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that primarily installs to a computer system without user consent as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension. The FirstSearchBar browser hijacker changes existing internet browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer including the home page (start up page) and default, managed, and provided search engine, causing affected internet browsers to start up on and redirect to search.firstsearchbar.com, search.conduit.com, and other third-party domain names.

Key Bar toolbar malware removal

How to remove Key Bar Toolbar virus – KeyBar Search Removal Instructions (Uninstall)

The Key Bar Toolbar virus, otherwise referred to as the KeyBar Toolbar virus is a term for potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that is primarily deployed by third-parties with or without user consent and knowledge as a browser add-on, browser helper object, and browser extension in order to change existing internet browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Key Bar Toolbar malware changes the home page of infected internet browsers, causing browsers to boot up and start up on KeyBar Search, search.conduit.com, and third-party websites. KeyBar Toolbar also changes the default, managed, and provided search engine of popular internet browsers, in turn causing unwanted browser redirects to KeyBar Search and previously mentioned domains, especially domain names associated with Conduit.

The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland virus

How to remove The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland virus – Ransomware removal Instructions

The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland virus, also referred to as The Ministry of Public Safety of Ireland virus or The National Crime Prevention Unit virus are terms for a dangerous computer virus in the Urusay family of malware categorized as ransomware. The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland virus blocks access to an infected computer by displaying a full screen page or window that claims to contain a message from the Guardians of the Peace of Ireland and other departments of the government of Ireland that fraudulently states the computer has been “blocked up” for safety reasons including the viewing and storage of banned pornography and copyright material. The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland ransomware infection then claims a fine of €100 must be paid in an allotted amount of time via Ukash or Paysafecard services in order to remove the restriction and unlock the computer system.

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How to remove the GamesGoFree virus – home.gamesgofree.com redirect removal

The GamesGoFree virus (also referred to as Games Go Free) is a term used to describe potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that changes existing internet browser settings without user consent and installs to a computer system and attaches to popular Internet Browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Explorer as a browser extension, browser add-on, and browser helper object. GamesGoFree malware causes affected internet browsers to start up on the GamesGoFree Search website or search results page, as well as third-party domains including search.conduit.com. GamesGoFree also causes internet browsers to redirect to home.gamesgofree.com when users attempt to search the web using the browsers address bar, toolbar, or omnibar.

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How to remove the InstallMac virus – Search.installmac.com redirect removal instructions

The InstallMac virus, otherwise referred to as the search.installmac.com redirect or Install Mac Search virus is a term used to describe potential malware we discovered categorized as adware and a browser hijacker that changes existing internet browser settings, displays unwanted advertisements, and causes many problems for computer users. The InstallMac hijacker primarily installs to a Microsoft Windows computer system and attaches to internet browsers including Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension often alongside third-party items or as a standalone item titled InstallMac Toolbar.