Search.yourmapsnow.com or Your Maps Now is misleading browser hijacker, that replaces default search engine and homepage in Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on Windows or Mac. Often, it is accompanied with browser extension or application called “Your Maps Now”. This add-on sneaks in browsers and takes control over main browser settings. Of course, it installs without user permission using the deceptive tactic. After installation, user search queries are redirected to query.yourmapsnow.com and then to search.yahoo.com. This allows the hijacker to collect private browser data and share it with advertising companies. The homepage also changes to Search.yourmapsnow.com and, besides search, provides quick links to main map resources such as Google Maps and Bing Maps. Page looks similar to normal search engine page, and some users don’t even see the difference until they start searching for something.
PDF Converter Hub (a.k.a. PDF Converter Hub New Tab, Search.hpdfconverterhub.com) is potentially unwanted browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Malware originates from Cyprus and was developed by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. (some sources indicate SpringTech Ltd.) It modifies search and homepage settings in these browsers and controls them not allowing users to make changes. Hijacker sets search.hpdfconverterhub.com as default search engine, new tab and home page. However, search queries typed in the search box are redirected to search.yahoo.com, so there can be some kind of affiliation or partnership between large search provider and developer of the add-on. PDF Converter Hub also constantly offers users to subscribe to its notifications, which will lead to getting unwanted advertising as desktop notifications. Main page itself consists of toolbar, search box, informational links and shortcuts to popular shopping sites and social networks. PDF Converter Hub is promoted as convenient tool for converting various file formats to PDF and vice versa.
MacAppExtensions (Adware.MAC.Linkury.C) is malware related to Search.tapufind.com hijacker, that we described in some of our earlier articles. It works in MacOS and targets Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The main symptom is, that your browsers search and homepage settings change to search.tapufind.com, and this setting cannot be modified until MacAppExtensions is removed. However, this virus not only hijacks the browser, but also gathers private information about its user (collects data related to browsing activity: geolocations, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses etc.).
Putlocker is common name of file hosting websites and cloud storage, used for streaming of entertainment media. Due to piracy and security issues, Putlocker domains are blocked in most countries. However, there are over 50 mirrors of initial website, and they are using unethical marketing methods to deliver their content to users. Putlocker can be distributed by browser add-on, pop-ups and other types of unwanted advertising. Once shown to the user, Putlocker offers to subscribe to its notifications, and, if accepted, starts to display annoying notifications about movies, TV series directly on the desktop.
Dipladoks.org is annoying advertising website, that opens in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge on Windows startup. It will then redirect browser to Metagmae.org, Newsgmae.pro or Gmaegames.pro websites, filled with obscene ads and banners with adult content, casino ads, pop-ups and self-playing videos. This is made by virus, classified as browser hijacker. It sets up Dipladoks.org to open in startup using standard Windows services and Command Prompt, and hijacks browser shortcuts. As a result, unwanted website will open on every Windows startup and every browser launch. We recommend you to remove Dipladoks.org, using special removal tool or fix it manually with our precise instructions.