Even though Chipopo can be downloaded from the Chrome Web store, it does not mean that it is an extension that can be completely trusted. Of course, users do not know that it is a potentially unwanted program, or a PUP, so we cannot blame them for downloading and installing this browser extension. Chipopo is a piece of software working on Google Chrome only. It should enable users to access Wallpapers in HD quality for free, conveniently browse the list of these Wallpapers and set them, and even share them with friends through Facebook, email, Twitter, and MMS. On the basis of the information provided in https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mefgljidkdaapgnfgkoffgodejejpnkf, it is an application that should enable users to personalize their home screens. Unfortunately, it has turned out quickly it is not as beneficial as it claims to be. All it does is go to set a new default search engine on a Google Chrome browser after the installation. Yes, it might be possible to change the background of this page, but that is it. Users who do not find this piece of software very useful or cannot explain how it has ended up on their PCs should go to remove Chipopo without mercy. Let’s find out more about this potentially unwanted program first and only then go to get rid of it.
You may be led to believe that Search.searchyea.com is a safe and reliable search engine, but we are here to tell you that it is a browser hijacker. Hence, it is malicious so you ought to remove it from your browser as soon as you can, provided that it hijacked and replaced your browser’s homepage address. Our malware analysts say that this hijacker was configured to collect information about you and show personalized promotional links in the search results. However, the content promoted by those links can be malicious because there is no telling where the ads come from, and it is likely that they can come from malicious sources.
A sudden alteration of your browser's default settings is a strong indication that a browser hijacker is up and running on your personal computer. Our research team has discovered that a new hijacker that goes by the name of Search.fastsearchanswer.com is roaming the web nowadays. Thus, if you ever happen to come across it, we highly advise you to take all necessary action to refrain yourself from it. This is important because this hijacker just like its counterparts is infamous for its ability to make invasive changes to your browser's default settings without requiring any authorization. If that was not enough, it has also been discovered that in some situations this intrusive piece of software might be the primary reason other devious programs might be able to enter your operating system in a quick and easy way. To learn more about the inner workings of Search.fastsearchanswer.com and how you can remove it, make sure to read the rest of our report.
Search.searchetan.com is a browser hijacker, so it might make your browser load the search engine every time you start a new search or when you simply launch the browsing application. If such actions irritate you, we advise you not to ignore this threat, especially when there are safer alternatives to choose from, for example, yahoo.com, google.com, etc. The application might be not the best choice for your default search provider because it could show you modified search results since Search.searchetan.com might inject them with sponsored links, pop-ups, and other similar ads. This content should belong to the third party, so the browser hijacker’s take no responsibility for what may happen if while clicking the ads you land on a malicious site. Thus, we encourage users not to risk their computer’s safety and remove the threat with the instructions placed below this article or with legitimate antimalware software.
XAMPP Ransomware is a new malware threat on the web that means real danger for those who work with PHP, such as software developers. As a matter of fact, this ransomware may not be a final version since it only seems to attack one directory specific to PHP development and encrypts a few extensions only. Of course, this could be a terrible loss for you if you are a programmer and do not have a backup on a removable drive. Another strange thing about this Italian language malware program is that it only demands a few euros in return for the decryption key. In any case, we do not advise you to pay up because there is no guarantee that you would get this key and that you could recover your files. But, if you want to use your computer without security threats, we suggest that you act now and remove XAMPP Ransomware ASAP.
Search.searcheasyra.com is a search engine owned by Polarity Technologies Ltd, a company that creates malicious search engines and browser hijackers. This particular search engine is a browser hijacker and, therefore, is also malicious because it is distributed in a malicious manner. It is bundled with installers that inject it into your browser without your knowledge or authorization. If you use it for searching the web, then it will subject you to promoted links that are included in the search results. Clearly, Search.searcheasyra.com is not the best search engine out there, but to find out just how malicious it is, we invite you to continue reading.
Erebus 2017 Ransomware is a new malicious application encrypting files. Some specialists say that it is a new updated version of Erebus Ransomware, which was spotted some time ago by malware analysts, but it is more likely that it belongs to another creator. Even if it turns out to be true that it is a new version of Erebus Ransomware, Erebus 2017 Ransomware does not share many similarities with this old version. Of course, just like all threats that fall into the category of ransomware, it also encrypts users’ files. Judging from a long list of filename extensions it targets, users could no longer access Word documents, pictures, text files, slides, and other valuable files after this threat performs the file encryption process. Even though this file-encrypting threat does not have an extension it appends to all encrypted files, original extensions of the encrypted data are still changed using the ROT-23 method. It is a simple letter substitution cipher, so, for example, the icon_128.sqj file receives a new extension the icon_128.png. Ransomware infections rarely use this method to change original extensions of those files they encrypt, which makes Erebus 2017 Ransomware quite a unique ransomware infection. Of course, it does not mean that this file-encrypting threat is not harmful even though it is quite new and unique, so your top priority now should be to delete this infection fully from the system.
Users who see Hophitnews.ru on their browsers should keep in mind that this website is not a decent Russian news website even though it seems to be one. More likely, it is a platform for displaying the commercial content, e.g. advertisements. According to specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com, it should be given this name because it is full of advertisements and various promotional links. All these commercials are not dangerous by nature; however, they might become quite harmful if users click fearlessly on all the ads they see. Do not forget that it is possible to click on the commercial content accidentally too. Users who wish to avoid all these ads should go to get rid of Hophitnews.ru. It is the only way to make sure that all these commercials and promotional links are gone. On top of that, the full deletion of malicious software whose part Hophitnews.ru is needs to be implemented to stop automatic redirections to third-party websites too. You will find it explained in a more detailed way why such an innocent-looking website as Hophitnews.ru cannot be trusted and how to remove it once and for all.
1-844-275-0979 Pop-Up is a fake computer security error that is generated either by a malicious application on your PC or a website that you happen to visit. Its objective is to convince you that your PC was infected with malware, but not 1-844-275-0979 Pop-Up. It wants you to believe that malware is stealing your personal information and you offer you to call 1-844-275-0979 within 5 minutes of the infection because if you fail to meet the deadline, then your computer will be disabled. Needless to say, you have to remove this malware as soon as possible. However, if you want to learn more about it, we invite you to read this whole article.
If you are seeing a pop-up claiming the computer was blocked due to a security breach and urging you to contact Microsoft Certified Technicians through this specific telephone number +1-800-236-1513, you most likely encountered a fake system alert. This threat may not do any damage to the computer, but it might disturb your browsing. On the other hand, the false warning can cause a lot of trouble if the user does not realize it is a scam. However, we will talk more about the possible outcomes later in the article. As for now, we want to emphasize how it is important to erase the threat that shows this fake alert. If you leave it unattended, the message might continue to appear, not to mention it could be potentially dangerous. To help users with the deletion part, we are placing instructions explaining how to close the +1-800-236-1513 pop-up, restore the affected browser, and remove suspicious add-ons from it.