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Malware Removal Instructions
From network security to phishing and malicious software. Whatever problem you have, we're here to help you solve it!...

by Admin, Mountain View (geolocate), published: Tue 03 Mar 2015 08:09:00 PM CET.

Favicon Remove 1-866-978-1337 Virus Warning Popup (Uninstall Guide)
3 Mar 2015, 8:09 pm
Where do 1-866-978-1337 pop-up windows about viruses and adware come from all of a sudden, are they dangerous, and how can you make them go away? It's time to take a closer look at adware because it's the main source of those annoying and clearly fake virus warning pop-ups that promote tech support scam. These scammers are based in India and they try to trick you onto into thinking that your computer is infected and that you need to pay $400.00 to fix. They claim to be from Microsoft and want to install bogus malware removal programs. Here's how the fake virus warnings look like:

(1) Firewall Alert:
YOUR COMPUTER MAY HAVE ADWARE /SPYWARE VIRUS
Call immediately for assistance on how to remove the potential virus. Contact customer support at +1-866-978-1337 (Toll Free)
Possible networks damages if potential viruses are not removed immediately:
UNKNOWN

DATA EXPOSED TO POSSIBLE RISKS:
1. Your credit card details and banking information
2. Your e-mail passwords and other account passwords
3. Your Facebook, Skype, AIM, ICQ, and other chat logs
4. Your private photos, family photos and other sensitive files
5. Your webcam could be accessed remotely by stalkers with a VPN virus

MORE ABOUT THE VIRUS
Seeing these pop-ups means that you may have a virus installed on your computer which puts the security of your personal data at a serious risk. It's strongly advised that you call the number above and get your computer inspected before you continue using your internet, especially for shopping.


And here's another pop-up warning displayed by the same adware:

COMPUTER SECURITY AT RISK!
Your computer still under attack. Dangerous programs were found to be running in the background. System crash and identity theft detected. Remove malware now and get real time intrusion protection?


None of these are true. Down't download them and most importantly don't call this phone number. They are scammers!

As you may already know, adware is a computer program that has been created to show us online adverts. And it is an adware infection on your computer that is responsible for those relentless 1-866-978-1337 pop-ups. Adware, or advertising supported software to give it its full title, is something that the programmers who either create or share files and software for free, use to generate an income from their product.

Why do I often hear adware mentioned in conjunction with spyware?

Spyware and adware are often mentioned in the same breath and this is because a lot of adware programs exhibit some seriously spyware type behavior. Adware comes with a component which monitors your Internet usage and then relays the information gathered back to the programmer. This gives them insight into which websites you have visited and which products or services you looked at when you were on those sites. Using this data they can then choose which adverts you see based on your preferences.

Before you get too alarmed, just because you can see 1-866-978-1337 pop-up warnings on your screen it doesn't necessarily mean that you are being monitored as not all adware has a tracking component – although much of it does – the problem is, how do you know?

Despite this unpleasant behavior using adware is not actually against the law, unless of course it displays fake virus warnings. But I think we can probably all agree that being spied upon whenever we are connected to the Internet is a real invasion of our online privacy regardless. The other additional problem that this spying activity causes is that the constant monitoring and relaying of data also slows your computer and your Internet connection right down – not great, especially considering you're the victim here!

If you have questions, leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


1-866-978-1337 Pop-up Warning Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove 1-866-978-1337 virus pop-up related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Safe Web
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove 1-866-978-1337 virus pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Safe Web, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove 1-866-978-1337 virus pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Safe Web, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove 1-866-978-1337 virus pop-ups from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove Ad by Lights Cinema 1.2 beta Malware (Uninstall Guide)
3 Mar 2015, 7:25 pm
Is your computer infected with Lights Cinema 1.2 beta? Annoying isn't it?! When you have this adware, or advertising supported software installed on your PC or laptop you will certainly know about it. Once installed, it displays annoying pop-up ads and may even redirect your web browser to dodgy websites.

The risks associated with living our lives online

As online attacks become ever more sophisticated you really need to stay alert, no matter what it is you are using the Internet for. These days putting yourself in danger's way, in the online sense of the word, isn't just the exclusive domain of people who frequent or download from adult content websites. Simply downloading the latest must have game app, installing a player that enables you to watch video clips, or downloading One Direction's latest album (you didn't, did you?!) can leave you open to abuse from Lights Cinema 1.2 beta adware. Basically, the things that you and I do online almost every day. Apart from the One Direction part.


Where does Lights Cinema 1.2 beta fit into this?

Adware is generally considered to be a lesser evil when compared to some of the other types of malware. But that isn't to say that you should ignore it if you get infected it by it. It is not just something that shows you a few random "Ad by Lights Cinema 1.2beta" adverts for cheap flights, fitted kitchens or new sneakers; it can have a very real knock on effect on the way that your computer operates, including causing websites to crash and your CPU to slow right down.

The characteristics of Lights Cinema 1.2 beta

It is created with two things in mind: driving traffic to a website and generating revenue, either through clicks or actual sales. And it increases the likelihood of these two things happening by showing you advertising that is customized to match your interests. But how does Lights Cinema 1.2 beta adware know what you're personally interested in? It finds out by monitoring the websites that you visit, specifically the pages on those sites, and the goods or services that you click on or search for.

The data that is collected during this monitoring process (which is occurring whenever you are connected to the Internet) is sent back to the adware's developer or owner. They of course, will now make more informed decisions regarding the types of adverts you are shown.

How do you prevent adware from being installed on your computer?

Lights Cinema 1.2beta is usually packaged with other programs – normally free software. A developer attaches the adware to this product in the hope of recouping the costs of developing the free program.

Luckily for us Lights Cinema 1.2 beta adware is usually mentioned in the End User License Agreement that you are supposed to read before okaying a download. You know where I'm going with this don't you? Next time you download software, instead of skipping through the small print – read it! It is only by doing so that you will know just exactly what you are saying 'yes' to.

If you've recently started having issues with Lights Cinema 1.2 beta ads and you don't know how to get remove this malware and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Lights Cinema 1.2 beta Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Lights Cinema 1.2d
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Lights Cinema 1.2, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Lights Cinema 1.2, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove External Source Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
2 Mar 2015, 7:22 pm
It's probably a given that you have heard of advertising supported software, or adware as it's more commonly referred to. Especially considering it is one of the most well known - and most virulent – types of malware. Many of us have also been unlucky enough to have been affected by External Source ads as well. There is, however, a way to limit the chances of you being affected by this adware and that is to know how it installs itself, and what it can do to your computer. After all, you know what they say: know your enemy!

How does External Source work?

It operates by displaying 'Ads by External Source' adverts on your screen when you're online. No huge surprise there! You can't really fail to miss it – virtually every website you look at will be displaying some form of advertising, from clickable links to banners to boxes, there is no escaping. You might be able to see some right now as you're reading this in fact! And if you take a closer look at those adverts, do you notice that they are closely related to – or maybe even the same as – products or services that you have been looking at online in the past few days? No, the Internet doesn't have a sixth sense: this is how External Source adware works... and the reason that a lot of people have a problem with it.


When the adware is downloaded onto your computer (more of that later) it also takes the opportunity to install a component that monitors you (or spies on you, depending how you look at it). This component watches which websites you visit, records that information and then relays it back to the person who created, or owns, the adware. And that's why the External Source adverts you can see are spookily related to searches you've conducted online recently. The developer, armed with your browsing history, is now able to select which adverts they want you to see.

How does External Source install itself on my computer?

It normally comes bundled with another program. That means if you're downloading a file, application, or software, you could be unknowingly also downloading and installing External Source at the same time. And while you may be tempted to think that a few ads aren't that much of a deal, the fact is that the adware component can cause you some associated issues.

Problems caused by External Source adware:
  • Your computer's CPU will run more slowly than before thanks to the constant activity conducted by the adware component
  • And that also affects your Internet connection which it is using to send streams of data back to the developer. You may find that the Internet keeps crashing too
  • Browser hijacking. Found a new toolbar that you didn't install? New toolbar keeps redirecting your Internet searches to websites you don't want to visit? You can thank the adware for that
  • Weakened security can also be an issue as the adware can interact with other programs on your PC and cause conflicts, thus leaving your security more vulnerable
I doesn't seem quite so innocent now, does it? If you've recently started having issues with External Source ads and you don't know how to get remove this adware and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



External Source Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove External Source related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • External Source
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Roll Around related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove External Source 2.0, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove External Source related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove External Source 2.0, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove External Source related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove fud@india.com Ransom Virus and Restore Encrypted Files
2 Mar 2015, 6:49 pm
There are a number of different ransomware strains doing the rounds at any given time - you may well have heard of the vicious fud@india.com ransomware one in particular - however most types of this thoroughly unpleasant malware work in the same way. They attack your computer, then encrypt your files, making them inaccessible, and then send or show you a ransom note demanding you pay a sum of money for them to release their victim: your file. Payment is usually requested either by a prepaid voucher or by the digital currency known as Bitcoin. This particular ransom virus is just a new variant of decode@india.com virus that was detected in November last year. Nothing has changed since then. It still works in the same way: encrypts files and asks to pay a 1 Bitcoin ransom. The only difference is the email given for contacting cyber criminals. Now, it's fud@india.com and if it doesn't work or is down for some reason you can send an email to fudx@lycos.com. Here's how the ransom note reads:

Attention! Your computer was attacked by virus-encoder.
All your files are encrypted cryptographically strong, without the original key recovery is impossible!
To get the decoder and the original key, you need to to write us at the email fud@india.com with the subject "encryption" stating your id.
Write in the case, do not waste your and our time on empty threats.
Responses to letters only appropriate people are not adequate ignore.
fudx@lycos.com


The good news is that all is not lost if you do get held hostage by fud@india.com ransomware as it is actually possible to remove some varieties without also having to kiss your files or data goodbye, but that does depend on the malware in question, and again, it is only possible with some types.

One extremely important thing you can (and should!) do to protect yourself in the event of a ransomware attack is to backup your data on a regular basis to an external hard drive so that if you do lose anything you can simply wipe your disk drive clean - including the infected file - and re-upload everything back on to your computer.

Because the characteristics of ransomware vary, the means of eliminating them from your computer differ too. You might be lucky enough to get away with just scanning for viruses or you may have to go down the offline scan route and use advanced recovery tactics. Fud@india.com spreads via infected email attachments. Be very careful opening attached files even from senders that you know and trust. Otherwise, you may install a Win32/TrojanDownloader.Elenoocka.A Trojan horse which will download and install this ransomware Win32/Filecoder.DG on your computer that rncrypts your files and holds them for ransom, demanding a fee in exchange for the decryption key or code. Keep in mind that cyber criminals may or may not give you the code, even after you've paid. So, think twice before paying a ransom.

So how do you protect yourself from becoming a victim? The good news is there are a few easy – and free - steps you can take:
  • Install a reputable anti-malware program. Run it regularly and ensure it is always up to date with the latest patches
  • Be careful when downloading software – don't use third party websites
  • Don't open emails from unknown senders – and if you do by mistake, DO NOT click on attachments or links
  • Create backups on a regular basis to an external hard drive
And now you're done reading this, may I suggest that you back up all your files onto an external hard drive NOW. That way if you are unlucky enough to fall victim to ransomware, you'll be able to simply wipe clean your internal disk drive and replace it with up to date data.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. To remove fud@india.com ransom virus, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Step 1: Removing fud@india.com virus and related malware:


Before restoring your files from shadow copies, make sure fud@india.com ransomware is not running. You have to remove this malware permanently. Thankfully, there are a couple of anti-malware programs that will effectively detect and remove this malware from your computer.

1. First of all, download and install recommended anti-malware scanner. Run a full system scan and remove detected malware.





Important! If you can't download or run it, please restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking or Safe Mode and try again.

2. Then, download ESET Online Scanner and run a second scan to make sure there are no other malware running on your computer.

That's it! Your computer should be clean now and you can safely restore your files. Proceed to Step 2.


Step 2: Restoring files encrypted by fud@india.com virus:


Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your files from a recent backup. If you have been regularly performing backups, then you should use your backups to restore your files.

Method 2: Try to restore previous versions of files using Windows folder tools. To learn more, please read Previous versions of files.

Method 3: Using the Shadow Volume Copies:

1. Download and install Shadow Explorer. Note, this tool is available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

2. Open Shadow Explorer. From the drop down list you can select from one of the available point-in-time Shadow Copies. Select drive and the latest date that you wish to restore from.



3. Righ-click any encrypted file or entire folder and Export it. You will then be prompted as to where you would like to restore the contents of the folder to.



Hopefully, this will help you to restore all encrypted files or at least some of them.

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Favicon How to Remove TeslaCrypt Virus and Restore Encrypted Files
27 Feb 2015, 9:03 pm
TeslaCrypt or Tesla Crypt is a Trojan-ransom (ransomware) infection that encrypts your files using AES encryption and then demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt your files ($500 USD in Bitcoins or $1000 USD in PayPal My Cash Cards). Unlike other ransowmare, it accepts an alternative method to pay a ransom. CTB-Locker or CryptoWall 3.0 victims were limited to Bitcoin payments only. I guess cyber criminals realized that not everyone knows how to buy Bitcons, so they probably decided to allow payments with PayPal My Cash Cards that can be bought at popular US store chains. However, due to higher risks of the illegal gains being confiscated by PayPal they doubled the price. Another major difference with this TeslaCrypt is that it targets specific video game related files. As you may know, other ransom Trojans encrypt every singly file on your computer. It doesn't matter if it's a picture or a Word document. What is more, it pays peculiar attention to Call of Duty, Dragon Age, StarCraft, MineCraft, World of Warcraft, World of Tanks, Steam and other popular games files. It could target more that 50 different video game related files or maybe even more. With the vast majority of us being, not just connected to the Internet but virtually inseparable from it, it means that the chances of us being attacked by cyber criminals or computer hackers are substantial. These disreputable abusers of our online freedom and safety have a huge number of targets quite literally sitting there and waiting to be defrauded, whether we are working or surfing the web for leisure.


So it makes sense that as cyber crime grows, we too should take steps to combat it and protect our identities, our privacy and our bank accounts from attacks that can often cause untold pain, hassle and damage.

Just one of the many types of malware to look out for: TeslaCrypt ransomware

One of the most potentially deceptive – and dangerous – malware programs is TeslaCrypt. Unlike some malicious software this is not designed to show you pop-up adverts or redirect your Internet searches; it has a far more financially driven motive in mind than that. No, ransomware isn't interested in your website traffic – it wants your cold hard cash. And if it can scare you in the process, then so much the better!

How can TeslaCrypt affect you?

As the name suggests, ransomware is a program which kidnaps something and holds it to ransom: in this case files on your computer. Yes, physical kidnapping is not the only thing we need to watch out for (although if you’re like me the chances of your files being cyber kidnapped are far higher than being actually kidnapped in person!) But still, let's not make light of this because having your computer hijacked is a definite nightmare in its own way too.

In simple terms, TeslaCrypt will infect your PC, 'kidnap' – i.e. encrypt - your files, and then demand that you pay a ransom for them to be 'released'. It scans your computer for files with .7z, .rar, .m4a, wb2, .rtf, .wpd, .dxg, .xf, .dwg, docm, .docx, .doc, .odb and many other extensions. It does encrypt your files with AES encryption algorithm and at least for know there's really know way to decrypt them without a unique decryption key. One installed, the ransom Trojan will change your Desktop wallpaper to a ransom note and create another ransom note called HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt on your desktop. Here's how it reads:

v4
Your personal files are encrypted!
Your files have been safely encrypted on this PC: photos, videos, documents, etc. Click "Show Encrypted Files" button to view a complete list on encrypted files, and you can personally verify this.
Encryption was produced using a unique public key RSA-2048 generated for this computer. To decrypt files you need to obtain the private key.


As you can see, tt says you have 3 days to make payment. It also allows you to decrypt one file for free, just like the CryptoWall 3.0 virus. HELP_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt contains the same information. In reality releasing your files means sending you a key or code to decrypt the file. Payment is made either by digital currency such as Bitcoins or by a PayPal My Cash card which you need to purchase. Usually, users of malware steer clear of taking credit card payments or using online payment platforms such as PayPal as these are too easily traceable but not this time.

How does this ransomware infect your computer?

TeslaCrypt attacks and installs itself on your PC either through an infected email attachment, or through a drive-by installation – meaning you have picked it up from a compromised website or program.

What should you do if you've been infected by TeslaCrypt? Should you pay the fine?

In a word, no! There are two reasons for this: a) you're only encouraging further criminal activity and b) how do you know that you'll receive the decryption key anyway? If the encrypted files are not very important or you don't have money to pay the ransom, you can remove try to restore your files (at least some of them) using Shadow Explorer and specialized tools listed below. Please note that even of you decide to pay the ransom there's really no guarantee that cyber crooks will send you the private key and you will be able to decrypt your files. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. If there's anything you think I should add or correct, please let me know. And now you're done reading this, may we suggest that you back up all your files onto an external hard drive NOW. That way if you are unlucky enough to fall victim to ransomware, you'll be able to simply wipe clean your internal disk drive and replace it with up to date data.

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Step 1: Removing TeslaCrypt and related malware:


Before restoring your files from shadow copies, make sure TeslaCrypt is not running. You have to remove this malware permanently. Thankfully, there are a couple of anti-malware programs that will effectively detect and remove this malware from your computer.

1. First of all, download and install recommended anti-malware scanner. Run a full system scan and remove detected malware.





Important! If you can't download or run it, please restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking or Safe Mode and try again.

2. Then, download ESET Online Scanner and run a second scan to make sure there are no other malware running on your computer.

That's it! Your computer should be clean now and you can safely restore your files. Proceed to Step 2.


Step 2: Restoring files encrypted by TeslaCrypt virus:


Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your files from a recent backup. If you have been regularly performing backups, then you should use your backups to restore your files.

Method 2: Try to restore previous versions of files using Windows folder tools. To learn more, please read Previous versions of files.

Method 3: Using the Shadow Volume Copies:

1. Download and install Shadow Explorer. Note, this tool is available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

2. Open Shadow Explorer. From the drop down list you can select from one of the available point-in-time Shadow Copies. Select drive and the latest date that you wish to restore from.



3. Righ-click any encrypted file or entire folder and Export it. You will then be prompted as to where you would like to restore the contents of the folder to.



Hopefully, this will help you to restore all encrypted files or at least some of them.

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Favicon What is fiber.js and how to remove it?
26 Feb 2015, 7:53 pm
Fiber.js is a JavaScript file that comes prepacked with Binkiland browser hijacker and other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs.) The file itself isn't malicious but it clearly indicates that your computer is infected with malware. The Windows Script Host error about missing fiber.js file usually appears every half an hour or so. It's really annoying but at the same time it reveals malware presence on your computer, so I guess it's a good thing. If you know anything about malware then you probably know that for the most part, it sneaks its way onto your PC thanks to it having been bundled with another piece of software or a file that you are downloading from the Internet. It could be an upgrade to something reputable and well known such as the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) software Skype, or your anti-virus program or something less – necessary shall we say – such as desktop wallpapers or a peer to peer file share of a TV series or pop album. No, it really doesn't matter what you're installing or downloading - Potentially Unwanted Programs will just about piggy back off anything.

Windows Script Host
Can not find script file C:\ProgramData\335CDB9F-63DE-0A19-D258-7A9B02DAA915\1.9.1.1\fiber.js

How do I continue to download files or programs without getting infected?

It is pretty unfeasible to say that we're never going to download some software or an app ever again – most of us would be forced to admit that it's hard to remember life before Skype and Candy Crush after all! So let's say you're 100% sure that you trust the company or programmer that is offering the program, file or application but you're still, quite rightly, worried about also installing a Potentially Unwanted Program, or PUP, along with it. Most potentially unwanted programs cause serious problems and fiber.js error is a good example.

The good news is that there are a number of ways that you can circumvent PUPs – or at least drastically reduce your chances of getting bitten by one. (If you'll excuse the pun.)

Here are some methods you can use to avoid PUPs and fiber.js errors
  • Read software license agreements carefully. Potentially Unwanted Programs – because they're not technically malware – are usually mentioned in the fine print. Watch out for any check boxes which have been pre-checked in favor of an extra component and make sure you are fully aware of what's about to be installed.
  • Make sure that your PC's operating system and security programs are bang up to date by installing Microsoft's latest security patches. In the same vein your anti-malware should also be the very latest version. In addition, you also need to ensure that you have the latest versions of any other software that's running on your machine. Check the aforementioned Skype if you have it, as well as iTunes, Adobe and any programs that enable you to view media files.
  • Finally when you are downloading something try and use the publisher's website and not a third party one as security is liable to be more lax on a site that is not pushing its own products
In order to stop fiber.js error pop up, you need to remove Binkiland and related malware from your computer. Otherwise, it will keep happening. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Fiber.js Error Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove fiber.js related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Binkiland
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • Youtubeadblocker
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove fiber.js related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Binkiland, Youtubeadblocker, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5, BlockkTheAds and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove fiber.js related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Binkiland, Youtubeadblocker, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove fiber.js related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove Ads by TheTorntvs V11-1 (Uninstall Guide)
25 Feb 2015, 8:22 pm
Let's get down to TheTorntvs V11-1: what is it? What affect can it have on your computer? How does it get there in the first place? How you can avoid installing it? And, crucially, how do you get rid of it? Please use this guide to remove "Ads by TheTorntvs V11-1" and any associated malware.

Here's an example of Ads by TheTorntvs V11-1.


If you've ever wondered what the difference between adware, greyware, spyware, viruses and malware is, you're in the right place. Furthermore if you've heard of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and are not sure what the deal is with those either, read on as we will hopefully be able to enlighten you. Most DLL file of this program are detected as ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2, a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.F, PUP.Optional.TornTV.A by multiple anti-virus engines. It's pretty obvious that it's an unwanted program. Most AVs say it's adware. While others say it's a PUP. However, none of them detect it as virus, malware or spyware. it's very important to understand the difference because some sites will try to scare you into thinking that TheTorntvs V11-1 adware and the ads you get are very dangerous. Yes, they might be but they can not steal your passwords, etc.

Are viruses, adware, spyware, malware and greyware the same thing? It's a good question but while there are some similarities between the five; they are all threats to your computer being the main one, spyware, viruses, greyware, malware and adware do have fundamental differences. But does that really matter? If these are the online bad guys, that's all we need to know surely? Well, actually it's not quite as simple as all that just a little bit of knowledge about each one will help you stay safer and defend yourself from attack.

Starting with the most obvious one: computer viruses. It can be tempting to lump everything 'bad' on the Internet as a virus, but as noted, there are differences. In the simplest terms, a virus is a self-replicating computer program. TheTorntvs V11-1 adware cannot replicate itself, so it's clearly not a virus. In fact, viruses don't even have to be malicious – but the fact is that many are. Most computer viruses worm their way onto your PC by attaching themselves to a genuine program. A good anti-virus program should spot most viruses but as always, you should stay vigilant when downloading from the Internet.

Malware, short for 'malicious software' is an umbrella term that refers to anything and everything that has the ability to infect your computer. It encompasses adware, viruses and spyware, although Potentially Unwanted Programs are not considered to be malware as they usually announce their presence in the License Agreement or T's & C's when you're downloading from the Internet. We could say that TheTorntvs V11-1 adware is party malware.

Unlike a virus, spyware is not self-replicating but make no mistake, this is a truly nasty piece of work! Spyware monitors your web browsing habits and can gather this information for use by a third party. You should also be aware of something called a key logger which records the keys you hit – i.e. what you type – so your usage can be monitored that way – and that includes your passwords and log in details. While TheTorntvs V11-1 may gather some information about your browsing habits, like websites visited, etc., it's not a spyware program.

The difference between adware and other malware is that, like a PUP, you often will have consented to the adware being installed on your PC. Usually TheTorntvs V11-1 is bundled with free software and once installed will inundate you pop-up and banner ads. In fact many Potentially Unwanted Programs are closely linked with adware.

This covers online nuisances that might be annoying but are not necessarily malicious. PUPs fall into this category. Because some people find Potentially Unwanted Programs useful the lines tend to be blurred. However if you want to stay completely safe online, you should do your best to avoid installing a PUP. And that means checking download T's & C's carefully, and not clicking on links or opening attachments in emails from unknown senders.

If you have questions, please leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove TheTorntvs V11-1 related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • TheTorntv
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove TheTorntvs V11-1 related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove TheTorntvs V11-1, LyricsSay-1, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove TheTorntvs V11-1 related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove TheTorntvs V11-1, LyricsSay-1, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove TheTorntvs V11-1 related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove SaveSys Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
25 Feb 2015, 7:57 pm
Is your computer infected with SaveSys adware? Annoying isn't it?! When you have this adware installed on your PC or laptop you will certainly know about it. You'll be the (un)lucky recipient of a plethora of SaveSys ads, plus numerous pop-up and pop-under adverts too. Before you know it, it will feel like you're spending 90 percent of the time you spend on your computer constantly clicking boxes to close the windows – not that it will make a whole lot of difference as for the most part, they will simply reappear almost immediately after you thought you'd got rid of them.

Such programs as SaveSys sneak their way onto your computer by convincing you that they're harmless, tricking you into downloading them and then attacking you from within. Usually, they are bundled with other programs, mostly freeware and shareware. Some are even bundled with well known programs and may come from such reputable websites like download.com. It's very important to read all the information carefully before download and installing any programs on your computer even if it's a well known and respected website.


SaveSys malware disguises itself as a computer program which will look innocent, fun or perhaps even useful – such as an online game or a chat program. Whatever face they present to you, they are very rarely, if ever, harmless. The point is that whatever it looks like, you probably wouldn't even consider the fact that it has actually been designed to do you damage. Such programs are sometimes spread through links or attachments included in emails or in the chat windows of instant messenger applications. Once you've clicked on the link or opened the attachment you will have triggered the malware and it will install itself on your operating system.

So how do you defend yourself against the primary source of trouble that the Internet currently plays host to? Read on as we share 3 hacks that are easy to do and will help you protect yourself more effectively against SaveSys and annoying ads that it will display on your computer.
  1. Just as you shouldn't open an attachment or click on a link in emails or instant messages that have come from unknown senders, you also need to exercise caution when downloading peer-to-peer shared files. These are also commonly used by malware programmers.
  2. Check to see whether you have the latest version of your browser installed on your computer or handheld device. If you do not – download it today. The newest version will be fully up to date and will have the latest filtering tools that are designed to block the types of websites that are able to install malware.
  3. It's not just desktops and laptops that get targeted by adware and other types of malware. Your tablet, smartphone and any other Wi-Fi enabled device is vulnerable prey too so make sure you have anti-virus or security software installed on them and that your settings are configured so that those devices are protected too.
If you've recently started having issues with SaveSys ads and you don't know how to get remove this malware and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



SaveSys Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove SaveSys related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • SaveSys
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove SaveSys related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove SaveSys 2.0, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove SaveSys related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove SaveSys 2.0, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove SaveSys related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove PUA/Linkury.Gen2 (Uninstall Guide)
24 Feb 2015, 7:21 pm
PUA/Linkury.Gen2 is a potentially unwanted application that will hijack your web browser and display advertisements on your computer. It's not particularly dangerous but very annoying. It can install bogus web browser extensions, add toolbars and even inject ads into certain websites. It uses one very interesting method to avoid detection and possible removal by Chrome. As you may know, Chrome (other web browsers as well) try to remove any potentially malicious extensions during updates. PUA/Linkury.Gen2 modifies Windows registry and disables automatic updates. Keeping your web browser outdated is a huge risk. At this point, it becomes definitely malicious and not just potentially unwanted program. That's why you should remove it from your computer as soon as possible.

What is a PUA/Linkury.Gen2?

It's a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA). Most anti-virus programs use this detection to inform users about programs that are not malicious but still can cause problems or expose your system to threats. It's a polite way of saying that one or more programs should be removed despite that they are not technically malware or spyware. Potentially unwanted simply means that you may find it useful or maybe you knowingly installed it on your computer but didn't realize what it actually does. It actually happens all the time. Users don't read End User License Agreements or other notifications about third-party programs like PUA/Linkury.Gen2 that can display ads on their computers. And indeed, this program usually comes bundled with adware and freeware. And if you don't read EULA carefully don't blame others when your computer suddenly becomes unusable. Unless, of course, it was installed without your permission.

Are there any positive aspects of PUA?

Undoubtedly the biggest, possibly the only, advantage of PUA/Linkury.Gen2 to computer users such as you and me, is that it exists as a means of creating an income for programmers who give away free software, programs or downloads. And so by very virtue of its existence, that means that we get access to a huge amount of programs, files, games and applications for free.

It's just not that black and white

The problem that the majority of people have with PUA/Linkury.Gen2 is the fact that it has been designed to monitor your Internet usage and record data about the pages you look at and the products or services contained within those pages. This data is then sent back to the owner of the PUA who will use it to send you more customized adverts reflecting the things you have been looking at online. Obviously this is an invasion of your privacy. And therein lays the dilemma: are you okay with having your every online move tracked and recorded so that you are able to download programs and software for free? Or is your online business just that – your business? PUA: friend or enemy – that's up to you to decide.

How to remove PUA/Linkury.Gen2?

If your anti-virus program keeps displaying warnings about PUA/Linkury.Gen2 then it probably can't properly remove this infection from the system. Very often, it leaves backdoor and re-installs adware and other malware that anti-virus has removed. After a restart you may get the same warnings again. That's why it's very important to remove core files of this malware. Anti-virus programs may not always be the best choice when it comes to removing PUA/Linkury.Gen2 and similar malware. To remove it from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



PUA/Linkury.Gen2 Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove PUA/Linkury.Gen2 related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Linkury
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • Youtubeadblocker
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove PUA/Linkury.Gen2 related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Linkury, Youtubeadblocker, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5, BlockkTheAds and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove PUA/Linkury.Gen2 related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Linkury, Youtubeadblocker, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove PUA/Linkury.Gen2 related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove Double Underlined Words That Link to Ads (Uninstall Guide)
23 Feb 2015, 7:19 pm
Advertising supported software, more commonly referred to as adware, can be a real pain in the neck to deal with if you're being bombarded with pop-up adverts or double underlined words in text on various websites. Not only that but it also has the potential to infect you with even more harmful types of malware thanks to its ability to weaken your computer's security, leaving it more vulnerable than before. Therefore if you have even the slightest suspicion that you have been infected by adware, you really do want to make sure that you uninstall it or have it removed as soon as possible. Most adware programs create hyperlinks within text in green, blue or red font and when you rollover the text, ads pop up. Sometimes it can be just random words but usually adware chooses what words to underline as well as what ads to show you. They can be very targeted or completely random. One way or another, double underlined hyperlinks within text are very very annoying.


Here's an example of an advertisement displayed when a user rolls over a double underlined word 'symptoms'.

Regardless of whether you or your anti-malware software has discovered the presence of adware, you should firstly get rid of it, and then secondly take some steps to protect yourself from future attacks. And if you picked up on the adware before your anti-malware did that might be a sign that you need to think about finding a new security program!

What is advertising supported software?

Adware is a computer program which has been designed to show online advertising – much as the name suggests. However it can have a detrimental effect on the way your computer runs and it can also make using your PC, and the Internet, a frustrating experience. Adware can:
  • Redirect your web searches by sending you, not to the website you wanted to visit, but to an alternative that the programmer wishes you to go to
  • Collect data regarding the websites you visit and the products or services that you look at on those websites. It sends this data back to the programmer who will then customize the adverts you are shown to closer match your searches
  • Slow down your computer and Internet connection – thanks to this constant monitoring, collating and reporting
  • Display endless, irritating pop-up and pop-under windows – usually for x rated or irrelevant content
  • Create double underlined hyperlinks in text and redirect you to websites filled with ads
Why have I been infected by adware?

Adware will find its way onto your computer in a couple of different ways. Most often it is bundled with free programs, files and downloads. Sometimes, however, it will have been embedded into a website and installs itself via something known as a 'drive-by installation' when you visit that site.

Upgrading to free yourself – and your PC - from adware

Many free software programs allow you the option of upgrading to an adware-free version. To do this you will normally need to register and you may have to pay for the privilege. One thing to watch out for here though is the programs that use built-in, third party adware as these can remain on your computer even after you register and if you attempt to remove the adware you may well create conflicts within the original program. Unfortunately there's no way of knowing if this is the case or not. Some adware programs come bundled with freeware and shareware. If you got it from one of these and you don't really know which program creates double underlined words on websites you visit, please scan your computer with anti-malware software. Please note that it's not your web browser's problem. I've seen numerous threads in forums saying that Chrome has double underlined words in text on websites, etc. But adware hijacks Firefox and Internet Explorer too. It installs malicious web browser extensions and add-ons that inject ads on websites not matter which web browser you use.

Staying adware that creates double underlined words in text free

Apart from installing a good anti-malware program, you should always read the license agreement carefully whenever you downloading something. That way you'll know exactly what you're installing and stand a far better chance of staying free of advertising supported software.

If it's already too late and your computer is infected with adware or possibly other malware, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Double Underlined Words Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Double Underlined Words related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Happy2Save
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • Youtubeadblocker
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Double Underlined Words related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Happy2Save, Youtubeadblocker, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5, BlockkTheAds and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Double Underlined Words related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Happy2Save, Youtubeadblocker, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Double Underlined Words related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon What is db101.exe and how to remove it?
22 Feb 2015, 7:17 pm

db101.exe - Downloader.Generic14.HTD.


What is db101.exe?


db101.exe is a malicious file that belongs to a Trojan horse. It can download and install adware and other malware on your computer. This malware can be also found listed as db100.exe, db102.exe, db103.exe, db104.exe, db105.exe, db106.exe, db107.exe, etc. It's currently detected by most anti-virus engines as Downloader.Generic14.HTD, Adware/Win32.AdPeak, Gen:Variant.FakeAV.120, Trj/Genetic.gen. What issues can db101.exe create? It can make your computer, or other device, more vulnerable to attack by other types of malware by creating weaknesses in your security. It can slow down your computer's CPU making programs load and run more slowly. What is more, it can cause your Internet connection to slow down too, often causing websites to crash once they are finally open. And last but not least, it can inundate you with pop-up windows that refuse to go away. Usually, this malware creates multiple instances of db101.exe (up to 20 or even more) going up to 500,000 K of memory usage. If you try to shut them down they will coming back, so don't waste your time. Needless to say, it is not essential for Windows and may cause some serious problems. You can also get this error pop-up saying that the Setup was enable to automatically close all applications. The error pop-up shows up roughly once every 5 to 10 minuets. I recommend you to remove db101.exe and related malware from your computer. Run a full system scan with anti-malware software.





File name: db101.exe
Publisher: Unknown
File Location Windows XP: C:\Windows\TEMP\db101.exe
File Location Windows 7/8: C:\Windows\TEMP\db101.exe
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → db101.exe

Here's an example of an error caused by db101.exe malware:





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Favicon Remove AgHelp.dll RunDLL Error Pop-up (Uninstall Guide)
22 Feb 2015, 6:55 pm
AgHelp.dll RunDLL error message pops up when your computer is infected with adware and PUPs like Arcade Giant and Arcade Parlor. Does adware, or advertising supported software, get a bad rap? Is it really that harmful – especially when you consider how many other dangerous types of malicious software there are? The decision is yours, but before you make that decision it's a good idea to be as informed as possible about what adware actually is and what it can do.

What is adware and why it causes RunDLL errors? Adware is a type of software that is designed to display or download adverts on your computer or laptop when you are connected to the Internet. These advertisements are either displayed on your device's screen or within the program itself. However, due to bugs in adware code it can cause various issues and problems on your computer. One of them is a RunDLL error as shown in the image below.


RunDLL
There was a problem starting C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\ARCADE~1\AgHelp.dll
The specified module could not be found.

It can't find a specific module and DLL file and since it cannot finish what it has started this error will show up every few minutes or so on your computer screen. The only way to stop it is to remove adware and other malware from your computer.

We are all used to seeing advertising in its numerous forms every day, so why does the online version have such a bad reputation? The issue is that adware is not just 'there' in the same way that traditional adverts are, and although not particularly malicious in nature, it can still have some unpleasant side effects and an underhand way of operating.

Sure, it is fair to say that adware isn't anywhere nearly as bad as spyware, ransomware or Trojan Horses, for example, but it can still cause problems for you when you're using your computer.

If you are getting AgHelp.dll error when you turn on your computer it means that your computer is infected with adware or if you already removed it from the system, it could be that the startup information is still present and Windows tries to load the file that doesn't exist. As a result you get an error massage saying that AgHelp.dll module could not be found. It basically means that there are still some registry keys left that point to this adware file.

To resolve AgHelp.dll issue, you can use Autoruns for Windows or open up Windows registry editor, search for AgHelp.dll and delete all entries you find. You can also remove this error message by removing the start-up entry in the Windows Task Scheduler. I recommend using Autoruns. Once the problem is fixed, scan your computer with anti-malware software. Why? Because very often this adware comes bundled with PUPs and even spyware. There might be malware on your computer that you didn't notice yet. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


AgHelp.dll RunDLL error removal guide:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Download Autoruns for Windows and save it to your Desktop.

3. Launch autoruns.exe program (Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator).



4. In the top menu, click File > Find... and type the file name AgHelp.dll, then click Find Next. Alternatively, you can scroll through the list and look for any entry related to newnext.me.



5. If found, right-click on the entry and choose delete.

6. Close Autoruns and reboot your computer when done.

7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software.


Associated Files:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application data\AgHelp.dll (Windows XP)
  • C:\Users\[UserName]\Appdata\Roaming\ArcadeGiant\AgHelp.dll (Windows 7/8)

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Favicon Remove 1-800 Pop-up Virus Detected, Tech Support Malware
21 Feb 2015, 7:40 pm
We've probably all seen those annoying 1-800 pop-up or pop-under advertisement windows that are marketing something we usually have zero interest in – tech support. But where do they come from all of a sudden, are they dangerous, and how can you make them go away? It's time to take a closer look at adware because it's the main source of those annoying and clearly fake virus warning pop-ups that promote 1-800 tech support scam. Recently, scammers started to use fake warnings that could say Norton, McAfee, Microsoft instead of just Tech support to trick you into thinking that they come from anti-virus programs and than your computer is badly infected.


As you may already know, adware is a computer program that has been created to show us online adverts. And it is an adware infection on your computer that is responsible for those relentless 1-800 pop-ups. Adware, or advertising supported software to give it its full title, is something that the programmers who either create or share files and software for free, use to generate an income from their product.

Why do I often hear adware mentioned in conjunction with spyware?

Spyware and adware are often mentioned in the same breath and this is because a lot of adware programs exhibit some seriously spyware type behavior. Adware comes with a component which monitors your Internet usage and then relays the information gathered back to the programmer. This gives them insight into which websites you have visited and which products or services you looked at when you were on those sites. Using this data they can then choose which adverts you see based on your preferences.

Before you get too alarmed, just because you can see 1-800 pop-up adverts on your screen it doesn't necessarily mean that you are being monitored as not all adware has a tracking component – although much of it does – the problem is, how do you know?

Despite this unpleasant behavior using adware is not actually against the law, unless of course it displays fake virus warnings. But I think we can probably all agree that being spied upon whenever we are connected to the Internet is a real invasion of our online privacy regardless. The other additional problem that this spying activity causes is that the constant monitoring and relaying of data also slows your computer and your Internet connection right down – not great, especially considering you're the victim here!

Getting rid of 1-800 pop-up warnings

You have adware on your machine? Stop this invasion of privacy and kick it to the curb! Here's how:
  • Close anything that's open: web pages, files, programs, inbox etc
  • Go to Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and see if the adware is listed. If you don't know which program can cause those pop-ups then list them by "Installed On" date. Uninstall recently installed programs that you don't recognize.
  • If it is, click uninstall or remove
  • Reboot your computer and run your security software to ensure no components are remaining
However if you don't see the adware listed in the list of programs you will need to follow these extra steps:
  • Backup your files and registry
  • Put your PC into safety mode by holding down the F8 key while rebooting
  • Run your security software – this should tell you the name of the adware - delete it!
  • Reboot your PC and scan again to make sure you’re completely clean
If you have questions, leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


1-800 Pop-up Malware Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove 1-800 scam pop-up related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Safe Web
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove 1-800 scam pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Safe Web, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove 1-800 scam pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Safe Web, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove 1-800 scam pop-ups from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove adultyum.info Popup Virus (Uninstall Guide)
21 Feb 2015, 6:29 pm
Adultyum.info is arguably not the worst online offender – Trojan Horses, spyware, ransomware and viruses can slug it out for that title – but it is still something that you should take care to protect yourself against.

The programmers or companies who design and use adultyum.info, see it as a method of making money. And many adultyum.info pop-ups bring in a very reasonable income, which is why programmers go to a good deal of time and effort to make sure that once you have installed it on your PC (more about how YOU came to install it shortly) that it stays there. They do this by often making it hard to locate on your machine, and by making it tricky to uninstall. And because it can exhibit some annoying, and downright negative, behavior you should not dismiss it as nothing to worry about.


The good news is that defending yourself is generally easy to do – and it doesn't cost any money either. Therefore, why WOULDN'T you protect yourself – and your computer – from it?

Back in the good old browser hijackers days, many of us were far less vulnerable to attack because browser hijacker programmers used to focus their efforts on websites that contained X rated content, illegal subjects, and gambling. But these days, thanks to adware being such big business, it is frequently targeting websites owned by reputable companies. That means that far more of us are now at risk of being hit by a drive-by download – the term used when software is installed on your computer without your knowledge simply because you have been unfortunate enough to have visited an infected website.

When you have adultyum.info browser hijacker on your computer it can cause it to run slowly, crash frequently, drive you nuts thanks to numerous pop-up and pop-under adverts, install a new tool bar, and weaken your PC's security – which means you are now at greater risk of further infection.

I mentioned earlier that you may play a part in being responsible for downloading a browser hijacker, and that is due to the way it is often installed – as a package or bundle with another file or program. Therefore you need to exercise caution whenever you're online, especially when you're downloading something. Here are some things to bear in mind:
  • Be careful and use your better judgment when downloading files and software - read the End User License Agreement carefully and check or uncheck boxes that state an added extra is included in the download
  • Check your computer's configuration settings and ensure programs are not able to automatically install themselves when you're connected to the Internet
  • Similarly, you don't want your inbox settings to be configured so that attachments in emails can auto open and install
  • Don't click on links in instant messenger apps if you don't know the sender
  • Ensure your PC has all the latest security patches installed...
  • And that the programs installed on your PC are the latest versions
So, how do you stay adultyum.info free? The most important thing is to read License Agreements carefully when downloading files and software and you'll usually find that you have a choice whether to install it or not! If your web browser is already hijacked then please follow the steps in the removal guide below. To make those annoying adultyum.info pop-ups stop you need to remove malicious files that display them. Simple resetting or re-installing your web browser won't help you this time.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Adultyum.info Popup Virus Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove adultyum.info related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Funshopper
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove adultyum.info from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button and select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


2. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


3. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. Close Chrome.


Remove adultyum.info from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: adult



Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by adultyum.info. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences and close your web browser.

2. If adultyum.info still shows up, try resetting Firefox.


Remove adultyum.info from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Windows Registry Editor.

Navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and delete Start Page key on the right as shown in the image below.



2. Navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and delete randomly named key (example: xihgtf) on the right.

3 . Then, go to ToolsInternet Options and select Advanced tab. Click Reset button.

Important! Select the Delete personal settings check box before confirming reset.

That's it! To learn more, please read how to reset Internet Explorer.

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Favicon 888-202-3705 'Important Security Message' Tech Support Scam
20 Feb 2015, 9:01 pm
888-202-3705 phone number usually appears on misleading web pages that want to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with various malware and then make you call for tech support. Recently, scammers added a recorded message as well which basically says the same thing as written on a fake web page. It usually says: Important Security Message - Please call the number provided as soon as possible. You will be guided for the removal of any adware / spyware or virus that is found on your computer. Don't call 888-202-3705 because it's being used by scammers who will definitely try to sell you bogus malware removal tools that will 'fix' your computer and remove viruses that do not even exist. However, if you keep getting them then your computer is probably infected with adware or potentially unwanted programs like Mindspark (detected as PUP.Optional.Mindspark.A). These programs usually work on both PCs and Macs, so you can get pop-up warnings on both machines and on all web browsers.


Fraudulent tech support sites promote bogus malware and system scanners. What is more, scammers may install spyware on your computer and a remote control program allowing full access to your computer. Needles to say, you should be very careful and check every phone number or website claiming that your computer is infected or has other serious problems. Very often a simple Google search reveals the truth and unmasks scammers.

If your computer is infected with adware or PUPs that display fake virus warning or 1-888-202-3705 tech support scams then you should run a full system scan with recommend anti-malware software. Generally, adware and PUPs arent usually malicious, but watch out because they might well leave you open to attacks from something far nastier. That aside, they're also a pain in the behind! When you're downloading something, read the End User License Agreement carefully and check or uncheck boxes relating to bundled software and you'll be far more likely to remain clear of similar threats!

If you have questions, leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


888-202-3705 Tech Support Scam Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove 888-202-3705 scam pop-up related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Mindspark
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove 888-202-3705 scam pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Mindspark, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove 888-202-3705 scam pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Mindspark, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove 888-202-3705 scam pop-ups from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove Roll Around Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
20 Feb 2015, 7:27 pm
Is your computer infected with Roll Around adware? Annoying isn't it?! When you have this adware, or advertising supported software installed on your PC or laptop you will certainly know about it. You'll be the (un)lucky recipient of a plethora of Roll Around ads, plus numerous pop-up and pop-under adverts too. Before you know it, it will feel like you're spending 90 percent of the time you spend on your computer constantly clicking boxes to close the windows – not that it will make a whole lot of difference as for the most part, they will simply reappear almost immediately after you thought you'd got rid of them.

How does Roll Around work?

An adware program has been designed to install a special component on your device. Roll Around is not an exception. This component tracks which websites you visit and records which specific products or services you are looking at on that site. The data is recorded and then transmitted back to the adware's programmer or owner. They then use the information gathered to more closely match the Roll Around ads that you see to the items you have just been looking at, therefore increasing the chances that you will click on the ad. This has two benefits for the programmer – and the company whose goods are advertised – firstly it increases the chances of making a sale, after all you are already highly likely to be interested in what the advert is offering, plus it also drives traffic to their website. It's a win win for everybody - although it comes neatly packaged with the fact that this is somewhat of an invasion of your privacy! Here's an example of an advert you may get when your computer is infected.

As you can see, it adds hyperlinks to random part of webpages. It can also insert ads just above your Google search results pushing organic search results down. It might not be obvious at first, so make sure you skip those inserted results that usually redirect to some dodgy websites.

And that's not all because even if you're not particularly bothered by some unknown third party tracking your online movements, you may be less enamored by the fact that Roll Around slows down both your computer's operation and your Internet connection.

How do I know if Roll Around has been installed on my PC?

Pretty much all of us see tailor made adverts every time we log on to the Internet – you might even be able to see some while you're reading this! However, if you have a strain of adware that's plaguing you by the aforementioned pop-up adverts, then that's an obvious sign that you have been infected. If you're not seeing pop-up windows but your PC is running slowly and you think you may have Roll Around infection there are a few other indicators such as a new toolbar being installed or your home page or search engine page having changed.

To protect your computer from this adware follow these basic steps:
  • Don't click on links or open attachments in emails or instant messages sent by an unknown source
  • Don't download software or files if you don't recognize the publisher's name
  • Activate pop-up blockers
  • Don't (or try not to!) visit adult or illicit websites
  • Install a decent anti-malware program plus a firewall
  • Read license agreements carefully and if they ask you to "also install" something, ensure the boxes are checked or unchecked accordingly
If you've recently started having issues with Roll Around ads and you don't know how to get remove this malware and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Roll Around Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Roll Around related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Roll Around
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Roll Around related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Roll Around 2.0, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Roll Around related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Roll Around 2.0, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove Roll Around related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove Epicunitscan.info Virus (Uninstall Guide)
19 Feb 2015, 7:55 pm
Epicunitscan.info is a malicious website being used by cyber criminals to send commands to infected computers and receive certain information. If your anti-virus program blocks it and shows a warning about malicious outbound traffic then your computer is definitely infected by a Trojan horse and probably some other malware as well. What do Trojan Horses do? It's true they sound somewhat sinister – mainly because of their close association with the ancient fable in which the Greeks used a giant wooden horse to attack the City of Troy and ransack it from within. And yes, in actual fact, you wouldn't be wrong in thinking that Trojan malware can have an extremely negative effect on your computer. So keep reading and we'll give you three useful – no crucial – tips for keeping your computer free of the Trojan Horse malware that communicates with epicunitscan.info.


How do Trojan Horses operate?

Trojan Horses have a few different ways of worming their way on to your PC. Some of them come attached to an email attachment while others are cunningly disguised as a really enticing piece of software which you will download – only to then realize that you've been duped.

Put simply, Trojan Horse programmers tempt you into downloading and installing their malware on your computer by making you believe they are innocent – or maybe even helpful. Trojans come in a number of guises – they could look like a game, an important attachment in an email that you need to open, a link in an instant messenger app that looks too good not to open, or even an anti-virus program. Once installed, it drops other malware files that are needed for successful attacks. One of many modules is the C&C module which is responsible for communication between your computer and servers controlled by cyber criminals. Obviously, they need to send and receive commands as well as valuable information. And for this reason they also need websites like epicunitscan.info.

Are they really that dangerous?

Well, if you consider that a Trojan Horse's main objective is to install itself on your PC and then attack and destroy your personal files from within your OS, yes, the answer is – they really ARE that dangerous.

So the next step is to learn how to protect your computer and your personal data from a Trojan. Or more accurately from a Trojan Horse programmer's evil whims. So how do you do that? Read on for 3 quick and easy to do tips on how to defend yourself from this scourge of the Internet.

3 easy ways to defend yourself from a Trojan Horse
  1. Whoever your ISP (your Internet Service Provider) is, make sure that they are someone who is an advocate of great security solutions. Check they employ decent anti-spam and anti-phishing techniques. There are ISPs out there which go one step further by blacklisting known phishing sites.
  2. You're probably a Windows user so make sure you keep up to date with Microsoft's latest security releases and that your operating system has all the current patches which protect against known security weak spots.
  3. Are you a big fan of downloading? There are certain files that you need to boycott and these include files that come with the following extensions .exe, .scr, .lnk, .bat, .vbs, .dll, .bin, and .cmd.
If you are getting epicunitscan.info warnings then it's already too late. Now you have to remove Trojans horses and other malware from your computer because your anti-virus is clearly failing to remove core elements of this infection. To do so, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Epicunitscan.info Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.





NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer and can't download anti-malware software because "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" then please reset IE security settings and try again.

2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.



3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.



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Favicon How to Remove Jamenize.com Search Virus (Uninstall Guide)
18 Feb 2015, 9:01 pm
Staying safe online is now more important than ever before, thanks to the upgraded and increasingly sophisticated tactics that cybercriminals, spammers, hackers and phishers are employing to con us out of our money, our identities and just to cause downright disruption to our lives. If you've ever been unlucky enough to have been the victim of Jamenize Search (http://jamenize.com) virus then you no doubt have sympathy for anyone who is experiencing the same thing.

And while Jamenize Search may not be the most vicious of the bunch when it comes to malware, it is still something you should take pains to avoid. The programmers and organizations who use malware obviously have a vested interest in making sure that malware is tricky to uninstall from your PC and it can be a nightmare to contend with so it really is in your best interests to ensure you are doing all you can to protect yourself – and your PC - from it.



It can make your computer run slowly, keep crashing, drive you crazy with pop-up adverts, and create loopholes in your PC's security, which in turn means you are more vulnerable to more attacks by other malware programs. But the main goal of this virus is to hijack your web browser, change your homepage to jamenize.com and your search engine to Jamenize Search. Multiple instances of jamenize.exe keeps running in the background and waiting for updates or command from scammers. Not only it makes your computer slow but also vulnerable for other malware infections.

What is more, browser hijackers very often come bundled with adware and dodgy web browser extensions that can display ads on your computer and even gather information about your browsing habits. So, if you noticed that your homepage has been changed to Jamenize Search then there's a chance that other unwanted programs were installed in your computer too.

But the good news is – it doesn't take too much effort, or any cash, at all to make sure that you don't get infected by this virus. So what are you waiting for? Read our tips and make sure that you're not leaving yourself open to the annoyance, disruption and dangers that browser hijackers can present.
  • Probably the number one thing to ensure is that you have a decent anti-malware program installed on your PC. However you also need to ensure you keep it up to date and that you run it manually as well.
  • No matter how tempting it appears to be, don't download software or files from a website that you don't trust completely. A lot of shareware or peer to peer files contain adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs, as does pirated software.
  • Install a pop-up blocker - some browsers even give you the opportunity to block all pop-ups and they will let you know if the website is one that uses pop-ups. It's your call – do you trust the site or not? If it's a known company or reputable website you should be safe. If it's a third party download site, you could be in trouble.
  • If you have a pop-up advert bugging you and you want to close it make sure that you only ever click on the little red 'X' symbol in the corner of the window. Clicking on an 'OK' or 'Close' button could have the desired opposite effect as it may trigger an installation and leave you winding up with even more malware on your computer.
  • You should also ensure your computer can't auto install software if you're online – who knows what other programs may be bundled with!
  • In a similar vein, check your email's settings aren't configured to let attachments in messages open automatically and install themselves.
  • As well as making sure your anti-malware is up to date, you also need to make sure you have the latest security patches installed for every program on your computer. Good luck!
If your computer is already infected, please follow the steps in the removal guide below and remove Jamenize Search from the system. Please note that some variants of this infection can hijack your web browser's shortcuts as well. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Jamenize Search Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. As this infection is known to be installed by vulnerabilities in out-dated and insecure programs, it is strongly suggested that you use an automatic software update tool to scan for vulnerable programs on your computer.

3. Remove Jamenize Search related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



4. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following programs:
  • Jamenize Search
  • WSE_Jamenize
  • Jamenize
  • GoSave


If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove Jamenize Search from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove WSE_Jamenize, Jamenize Search, BookmarkTube extensions.

3. Then select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


4. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. Close Chrome.

6. Right-click Google Chrome shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

7. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://jamenize.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. There should be only the path to Chrome executable file.


Remove Jamenize Search from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Remove Jamenize, Jamenize Search, BookmarkTube browser extensions. Close Add-ons manger.

3. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: jamenize

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by jamenize.com. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

4. Right-click the Mozilla Firefox shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://jamenize.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. There should be only the path to Firefox executable file.


Remove Jamenize Search from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Live Search search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).

3. Select Jamenize Search and click Remove to remove it. Close the window.

4. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://jamenize.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Internet Explorer executable file.

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Favicon What is db29.exe and how to remove it?
14 Feb 2015, 7:02 pm

db29.exe - Downloader.Generic14.HTD.


What is db29.exe?


db29.exe is a Trojan downloader that can download and install malware on your computer. Trust me when I say that you really don't want this Trojan Horse inhabiting your computer. This particularly evil form of malware is sneaky, underhand and will do anything it can to install itself (without your knowledge) on your computer. And to add insult to injury, you are actually allowing the Trojan to infiltrate your PC – even though you don't know it.. Multiple anti-virus engines have detected malware in this file, for example, Downloader.Generic14.HTD, Gen:Variant.FakeAV.120, Win32:PUP-gen [PUP], Trojan.Agent/Gen-Downloader. It does not have any version or vendor information. It does not have valid digital signatures as well. It runs from C:\Windows\TEMP\ and constantly checks for updates or commands from C&C servers controlled by cyber criminals. Usually, this malware creates multiple instances of db29.exe (up to 20 or even more) going up to 500,000 K of memory usage. If you try to shut them down they will coming back, so don't waste your time. Needless to say, it is not essential for Windows and may cause some serious problems. You can also get this error pop-up saying that the Setup was enable to automatically close all applications. The error pop-up shows up roughly once every 5 to 10 minuets. I recommend you to remove db29.exe and related malware from your computer. Run a full system scan with anti-malware software.





File name: db29.exe
Publisher: Unknown
File Location Windows XP: C:\Windows\TEMP\db29.exe
File Location Windows 7/8: C:\Windows\TEMP\db29.exe
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → db29.exe

Here's an example of an error caused by db29.exe malware:



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Favicon How to Remove UniDeals Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
14 Feb 2015, 5:55 pm
Are you on a mission to find out what UniDeals is, what effect it can have on your PC or laptop, how it installs itself on your device, what it can do to you, how you can defend yourself from becoming a victim of this malware - and most importantly, how to get rid of it? Carry on reading and I will attempt to clear up your questions!

UniDeals is not as harmful or potentially damaging as other types of malware – Trojan Horses and spyware spring to mind, but it installs itself on your PC in the same way and it can still be a real pain to deal with. Especially when it shows up on your computer under a different names like UNiDealsa, UniDeualsu or UniDeaals and creates multiple folders on the system related to this malware. Once successfully installed, it will highlight random words in web pages and turn them into ads by UniDeals. It can also open random when you click links that are usually filled with advertisements as well. What is more, this malware uses a self defense mechanism to protect itself from being removed. Once you remove malicious web browser extension it just puts itself back there a few minutes later. That's really annoying and clearly malicious.


How is UniDeals installed?

There are a number of different ways that you may end up with this malware being installed on your PC or laptop. That's because it is most often bundled with other files or programs. The most common of these are the following:
  • Shareware or peer to peer files distributed by other Internet users
  • TV shows, music and movies that are downloadable from websites
  • Free online games
  • Free emoticons or desktop wallpapers
However you may also be unlucky enough to have simply visited a website that has been targeted by malware programmer or user who has embedded the UniDeals into it.

We don't want to scare you too greatly - not everything you download is going to have malware (or something even worse) packaged with it but the reality is that people who use malware, for whatever reasons, often use the bundle method to spread their product. And that means you should exercise a little caution and be a little more discerning when it comes to visiting websites and downloading files or programs. It doesn't matter of it's the latest episode of The Walking Dead, or an upgrade of Skype, the sad fact is that nothing is safe!

Who uses it and why?

UniDeals is primarily used as an income generating tool, although it can also be used to direct traffic to a website. Malware programmers use it for the most part as a means of recouping the costs they have spent creating other programs or software that they offer for free.

How to make sure that you limit your chances of installing it on your PC

The good news is that there are a number of ways you can protect yourself from the menace of advertising supported software and similar malware. The following tips and tricks are easy and free to do – so make sure you employ them as soon as you have finished reading this article!
  • Install anti-malware software on your computer
  • And install an anti-virus on your PC too.
  • Be careful when you download ANYTHING – and read the small print carefully so you know what you're installing
  • Ensure that the security settings on your devices are configured so that they are at the very least a medium setting
If you are reading this then your computer is probably already infected by this malware and most likely other potentially dangerous programs. As I said, it usually comes bundled with other programs. To remove UniDeals ads from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



UniDeals Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove UniDeals related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • UniDeals
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove UniDeals related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove UniDeals 2.0, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove UniDeals related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove UniDeals 2.0, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



Remove UniDeals related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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