If you spotted that your browser interface and search engine have been modified, then these are the symptoms of Coupon Search. Programs that alter browser settings are categorized as browser hijackers and usually infiltrate systems without the user's consent. Once penetrated, the application adds its extension to a browser and requires access to making changes. Coupon Search provides both coupons and web search options. It modifies the browser's search and homepage settings to searchforcoupons-serp.org and installs Coupon Search extension. Simply by typing the keyword into the searching box, people get multiple coupons that can save a lot of money on online shopping. In addition, the program has a pretty user-friendly design that allows extortionists to fall into the trust of people. Unfortunately, the activity of Coupon Search is fake and leads to various privacy issues because cybercriminals tend to record sensitive data (passwords, credentials, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) and sell it to third-parties figures.
In case you are wondering why your data is blocked and became inaccessible, then N2019cov Ransomware has penetrated your system. Being one of the file-encrypting programs, N2019cov locks unprotected data and tricks users into paying a ransom in Bitcoin. After successful encryption, all files get altered with .P4WN3D extension. For example, the original 1.mp4 will be transformed into 1.mp4.P4WN3D. Thereafter, the program will generate a ransom-demanding message inside of the 1nF0rM@t1On.txt text document that notifies users about data encryption and recovery methods. Extortionists ask you to transfer 100 Euro to the attached wallet and If you do not know how to do so, there is a link to the official website explaining how bitcoin operates. Once the transaction is paid, you have to send a confirmation e-mail to X.cryp.0.R@gmail.com (or other) to retrieve the blocked data.
As developers claim, Outbyte PC Repair is a system optimization tool that can boost up your PC substantially. Unfortunately, the program's activity cannot be trusted because it displays fake information about privacy, junk files, malware, and other issues. After running a scan, most people may become flabbergasted due to the intimidating number of problems. Therefore, Outbyte PC Repair says that detected issues can damage your PC and need to be removed as soon as possible. To do so, users should purchase the full version by clicking on the Activate button. Note that such apps are infamous and typically categorized as Potentially Unwanted Software that is created to extort money from gullible users. Once activated, the program will simply clarify the fabricated list of threats and say that your PC is safe. Additionally, Potentially unwanted applications can secretly gather personal intel and sell it to cybercriminals as another source of income.
Receiving any BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors can be very frustrating and annoying especially when you do not know how to solve the appeared problem. During regular work or browsing, users may be interrupted with a sudden shutdown resulting in a Blue Screen. DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION is an error code that pops up due to hardware/software incompatibility, damaged files, and driver issues. However, there is no reason to worry since we will help you get rid of this problem in the article below.
Being part of the Djvu family, STOP Ransomware is a file-encrypting virus that has been strolling around the web since 2017. In fact, developers distribute a plethora of versions that vary from each other by extensions, cybercriminals' e-mail, and other details. There are over 200 extensions that STOP Ransomware has used to attack the user's' data. In our case, STOP Ransomware appends .npsk extension to files so that they become encrypted. For instance, something like 1.mp4 will be retitled to 1.mp4.npsk and reset its default icon after infection. Sequentially, the program creates a note called _readme.txt that contains ransom information. Usually, the generated content looks very similar in all ransomware types. It only differs by insignificant details notifying users that their system has been infected and experienced data encryption with high-end algorithms like AES-256, RSA, or others. Thereafter, swindlers claim that you should spend about 980$ on purchasing a decryption key that will access your data. As a rule, the payment has to be made in cryptocurrency since it is the safest method to not get exposed and blocked by authorities.
NG Player is a media player developed for Mac which delivers a more elegant and versatile interface for playing videos of multiple formats. Basically, there are lots of similar apps that replace native media players with more advanced features. Unfortunately, most of them are designed for evil purposes concealed under the veil of usefulness. NG Player is not an exception either and was categorized as an adware-type program that puts your data under risk and spreads suspicious ads across the browser. Such applications often infiltrate users without permission alongside other downloads. Once installed, they are allowed to record sensitive data like passwords, geolocations, IP-addresses, and other vital data that is therefore transferred to cybercriminals for monetary purposes. Another trait of adware is imposing deceptive banners and coupons that fool you into clicking on them. These redirects can be dangerous since they can stealthily install malware and leave the data exposed for cybercriminals.