ThePirateBay “Could not connect to caching server 00”

ThePirateBay “Could not connect to caching server 00”

If you visit one of The Pirate Bay’s websites such as thepiratebay.org you will be shown a blank white page that says “Could not connect to caching server 00”. The “Could not connect to caching server 00” error means that thepiratebay website is having server issues.

Could not connect to caching server 00

This error has been common on TPB’s websites for many years. The server issue is usually fixed within hours.

CM Security Ads (Removal Instructions)

CM Security Ads (Removal Instructions)
This page contains instructions to remove CM Security adware from your PC and stop CM Security ads in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

CM Security ads are caused by adware that injects the websites you visit with pop-up and in-text advertisements. Advertisements displayed by this adware usually say “Ads by CM Security” or “CM Security Ads” on them. In addition, the advertisements can be served across multiple web browsers installed on the infected computer system, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

CM Security ads

If you find CM Security installed on your computer and notice CM Security ads in your browser you may wonder: what is CM Security? Is CM Security a virus? The answer is no. CM Security is not a computer virus but it does pose a threat and can be the initial sign of a malware infestation on your computer.

CM Security Distribution Method

Like most adware infections, CM Security adware primarily bundles with other programs that are downloaded by the user with out without consent. The most common way this happens is by downloading a program or file from a questionable distributor. Downloading items online such as freeware and torrent files will result in potentially unwanted programs infecting the user’s system. Even if a program is well known and trustworthy, downloading it from a malicious site will lead to infection.

If the computer user has recently downloaded a malicious program, CM Security adware might have automatically downloaded in the background without permission or knowledge of the user. The user might also be tricked into accepting the download under the guise of a program update. Malicious authors often hide the download behind a terms and conditions page, effectively tricking users into downloading adware. In some instances CM Security may be advertised as an extension to improve the user’s browsing experience in order to encourage a direct download. Regardless of how the system was infected, removal remains relatively unchanged.

CM Security Details

Name CM Security, CM Security virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path N/A
Removal Tool Download Malwarebytes

How to remove CM Security

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall CM Security and unwanted programs
  4. Remove unwanted add-ons and extensions
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall CM Security and unwanted programs

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for CM Security Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled CM Security, search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove unwanted add-ons and extension

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

How to remove Nicer Together (Removal Instructions)

How to remove Nicer Together (Removal Instructions)

Nicer Together is recognized  as adware and a browser hijacker that performs various undesirable tasks. Nicer Together is known to generate pop-up advertisements across affected web browsers and change existing settings; such as the homepage, new tab page, and default search engine. If a computer is infected with Nicer Together the user will notice advertisements in the browser. Internet searches, new browser windows, and new tab windows will additionally redirect to sponsored webpages.

Nicer Together

Nicer Together ads typically say something like “Ads by Nicer Together” on them. The program may also generate sponsored search results on legitimate search engine websites like Google and Bing.

Nicer Together Details

Names Nicer Together, Nicer Together virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path C:\Program Files (x86)
Removal Tool Download Malwarebytes

Nicer Together (Removal Instructions)

These Nicer Together removal instructions show you how to remove Nicer Together, viruses, and malware from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Manually uninstall Nicer Together and unwanted programs
  4. Manually remove unwanted add-ons and extensions
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Manually uninstall Nicer Together and unwanted programs

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for Nicer Together Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled Nicer Together, search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Manualy remove unwanted add-ons and extension

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

How to remove iLotto (Removal Instructions)

How to remove iLotto (Removal Instructions)

iLotto adware injects the webpages you visit in your browser with pop-up ads, pop-under ads that take up an entire browser window, and in-text ads that appear when you hover the mouse pointer over hyperlinked text. iLotto ads may also appear in third-party applications like BitTorrent clients, Android emulators, weather alert apps, and others.

iLotto

iLotto ads typically say something like “Ads by iLotto” on them. This is a common theme for most generic forms of adware. It is often the way this specific adware can be identified.

The distribution method of iLotto adware is also alike other generic forms of adware. It typically bundles with third-party objects that are downloaded by the user with or without consent. This adware can bundle with items like freeware, shareware, and torrent files. The adware can also bundle with legitimate programs if they are distributed by a disreputable source.

These iLotto removal instructions show you how to remove iLotto, viruses, and malware from your PC and browser.

iLotto (Removal Instructions)

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Manually uninstall iLotto and unwanted programs
  4. Manually remove unwanted add-ons and extensions
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Once installed, open Malwarebytes and click the large Scan Now button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is finished, click the Remove Selected button.

4. To complete the Malwarebytes scan and remove malicious files it detected, click the Finish button and restart your computer if you are promoted to do so by the program.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Once installed, open HitmanPro and click the Next button to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is finished, click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Manually uninstall iLotto and unwanted programs

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is called: “Add and remove programs.”

3. In the list of installed programs look for a program named iLotto and double click it to begin the manual uninstall process.

4. Once you have uninstalled iLotto, search for other unwanted programs in the list of programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Manualy remove unwanted add-ons and extension

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.