Almost every popular browser can brag about the inbuilt push notifications feature that allows users to subscribe to notifications from various websites such as news portals and receive them right on the desktop. This way, users can get a faster and more convenient experience by staying aware of the latest updates from the desired webpage. In some cases, however, inexperienced users may become victims of dubious pages that promote unwanted or malicious ads by tricking users into allowing their push notifications. Such pages often display fake messages similar to "Press Allow to verify that you are not a robot", "Download is ready. Click Allow to download your file", and so forth. After allowing push notifications from such websites, the user's desktop will start being continuously bombarded by unwanted notifications that promote redirects to suspicious/malicious pages. No matter which type of website you've eventually subscribed to, read our guide below to turn off normal and also potentially malicious push notifications if that is the case.
SEX3 is a computer virus classified as ransomware. Also, it was discovered to be a new version of another file encryptor called SATANA Ransomware. Software of this type is developed to encrypt potentially valuable data and demand file owners to pay money for their decryption. While running encryption, SEX3 Ransomware is programmed to alter targeted files with the .SEX3 extension. This is simply a visual change to highlight blocked data on top of successful encryption. After this, the virus changes the desktop wallpapers and also creates a text note called !satana!.txt that contains short instructions about how to unlock access to files.
Load00.biz is one of many intrusive pages visited as a result of clicking on ads or suspicious links. In some other cases, the appearance might be caused by unwanted software (adware) installed on your PC. The main purpose of such pages is to make users allow push-notifications. They say it is necessary for bypassing Captcha, downloading a file, or verifying that you are not a robot. The page on Load00.biz website states:
Click "Allow" if you are not a robotwith a picture of a robot. Unfortunately, granting such access will lead to continuous delivery of banners, coupons, and other sorts of ad-based content. Clicking on them can be dangerous as they redirect to fishy or malvertising pages. There are lots of clones similar to Load00.biz, as it is one of the most popular ways to earn money. Letting Load00.biz run on your PC can lead to massive security threats, thus, it has to be removed from your PC as soon as possible. Our guide below will help you do so using a couple of simple steps.
Kcbu Ransomware is another representative of STOP/Djvu virus, that has been tormenting users since 2017. This particular version was released in the end of November 2022 and adds .kcbu extension to all encrypted files, as can be seen from its name. Other than that, it's the same file-encypting and ransom-demanding virus as hundreds of its predecessors. Ransomware of this type uses the same cryptography, that is, unfortunately, still undecryptable. The only things that change during last years are extension and contact e-mail addresses. The name of the ransom note remains unchanged (_readme.txt) and you can check the content in the text box below.
If you see your browser session redirected through Captchafine.live, then it is likely because your system is being affected by adware, or you unintentionally subscribed to its notifications. Such websites are usually meant to generate revenue for their developers by displaying unwanted ads, banners, coupons, pop-ups, surveys, fake lottery pages, adult websites, online web games, casinos, and various similar resources. Potentially Unwanted Programs like adware could sneak into the system without your consent while installing third-party programs. Software that runs dubious advertising campaigns may also have access to the entire browsing activity. In other words, there is a chance of being tracked by the developers for passwords, geolocations, IP addresses, and other sensitive information to sell it afterwards. Considering such a number of threats, Captchafine.live, and its adware must be removed from your PC without traces to restore safe browser usage. We will help you do this in the article below.
Onelock is a ransomware infection developed by the Medusa ransomware family. Its purpose is to encrypt access to potentially important data (using RSA and AES encryption algorithms) and extort money from victims for full decryption. While rendering files inaccessible, the virus adds the new .onelock extension, which would make a file like
1.pdf.onelockand reset its original icon. The same pattern applies to other files that get targeted by the infection. After successful completion, Onelock creates the how_to_back_files.html file to feature decryption instructions. Overall, it is said that ransomware developers are the only figures able to decrypt victims' data. For this, victims are therefore instructed to contact cybercriminals using a chat link in Tor Browser (or e-mail) and pay some specified amount of ransom.