Category Archives: Malware

Adware – Software that supports advertising.
Browser Hijacker – Malware or virus that replaces existing internet browser settings.
Ransomware – Ransomware (cryptoviruses, cryptotrojans, cryptoworms) restricts access to the computer system that it infects and demands a ransom in order for the restriction to be removed.
Scareware – Software with malicious payloads, or of limited or no benefit, that are sold to consumers via certain unethical marketing practices. The selling approach uses social engineering to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a threat, generally directed at an unsuspecting user.
Spyware – Software that observes and gathers computer activity.
Trojan Horse – A malicious application whose purpose is to grant unauthorized access to a computer system.


How to remove the FBI virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)

The FBI virus (FBI Moneypak virus, FBI computer lock, FBI browser lock, etc.) is dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that infects both Mac and Windows Operating Systems. The FBI virus locks computer screens and internet browsers with a fake message from the FBI in order to scare victims into paying an unnecessary fine. The FBI virus utilizes Trojan horses (Trojan.Ransomlock.R, reveton, etc.) or script placed on a website in order to lock computer systems and internet browsers. Once a browser or computer is restricted by the FBI virus, a webpage or window will open that claims the computer user violated the law, therefor the computer owner must pay a fine to unlock the browser or computer. Some of the FBI computer viruses may claim to encrypt a computer’s files and hold them hostage until a fine is paid.

How to remove AllDay Savings (Virus Removal Guide)

AllDay Savings (also found as AllDaySavings) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and malware in the adware category of computer threats. AllDay Savings is used to serve pop-up advertisements across multiple internet browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and can be linked to severe malware infections.

How to remove LiveiStream (Virus Removal Guide)

LiveiStream is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and malware found in the adware and spyware categories that poses a high risk for computer users for many reasons. LiveiStream can essentially be used to display pop-up advertisements, but also associates with very dangerous malware and parasites that can wreck havoc on a computer system.

How to remove HQVideo (Virus Removal Guide)

HQVideo (also found as HQVideo-Pro and HQ-V1.8) is the title of a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and malware found in the adware and spyware categories of computer threats. HQVideo claims to be a free program, add-on, and extension used to turn YouTube videos to High Definition by default; However, the program does not function properly, it will collect user information, and serve pop-up advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

How to remove Genesis (Virus Removal Guide)

Genesis is the title of a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and malware according to most security vendors and is found in the adware category of computer threats, with relations to other categories. Genesis is primarily used to collect user information and serve advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but this program also introduces a computer user to other unwanted issues.

How to remove Fabulous Discounts (Virus Removal Guide)

Fabulous Discounts is adware detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) (PUP.Optional.Fabulous.Discounts.T, etc.) and malware by most security products. Fabulous Discounts serves advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and associates with third-party items that corrupt existing internet browser settings.

How to remove MediaPlay-Air (Virus Removal Guide)

MediaPlay-Air (also known as video MediaPlay-Air) is the title of adware found in the potentially unwanted program (PUP) and malware categories of computer threats. MediaPlay-Air serves advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and also introduces a computer user to other unwanted issues, including slow and sluggish performance, browser redirects, and more.