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How to remove Ursearch.net

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Ursearch.net is a fake search engine address, which can be displayed in browsers due to a hijacker infection. Browser hijackers are a type of unwanted software designed to replace default browser settings with fake search engines and suspicious advertising algorithms. Such changes are thereby used to cause unauthorized redirects and generate illegal traffic on entered queries. The main reason why Ursearch.net is considered fake and therefore unable to bring any unique value to users comes from its reliance on legitimate search engines like Google or Yahoo to generate results. Browser hijackers and other similar software like adware may also be able to keep track of sensitive information entered in browsers (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, history, cookies, etc.) and use it for future monetization abuse. It is also worth mentioning that domains like Ursearch.net do not work without support - this is why they are usually backed by extensions or small desktop applications running as a background process in Task Manager. If you are also one of the Ursearch.net victims, follow the guidelines below to remove it and restore your safety.

How to remove Titancrypt Ransomware and decrypt .titancrypt files

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Titancrypt is a ransomware-type infection. It encrypts system-stored data and demands victims to pay a small ransom of 20 Polish Zlotys (about 4,5 Dollars). During encryption, it adds the new .titancrypt to each encrypted file making it no longer accessible. For instance, a file previously titled as 1.png will change to 1.png.titancrypt and lose its original icon. Insturctions on how to pay the requested money can be found inside of ___RECOVER__FILES__.titancrypt.txt - a text file injected to each folder with encrypted data including your desktop. Along with this, it displays a pop-up window saying how many files have been encrypted. Unlike other infections of this type, the supposedly polish threat actor behind his Titancrypt Ransomware has written short and clear instructions on what victims should do. It is said to contact him via his discord (titanware#1405) and send 20 Polish Zlotys through PaySafeCard. Although the ransomware developer does not elaborate on this, paying the ransom should logically lead to full decryption of data. Many ransomware infections (unlike this) ask for ransoms ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Thus, users victimized by Titancrypt Ransomware got somewhat lucky since 4,5 Dollars is not a lot of money for many. You can pay this amount and get your data decrypted unless there are backup copies available. If you have your encrypted files backed up on external storage, then you can ignore paying the ransom and recover from backups after deleting the virus.

How to remove Mine Ransomware and decrypt .mine files

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Mine is a recent virus developed by the STOP/Djvu ransomware family. This group of developers has developed hundreds of ransomware infections designed to render personal data inaccessible and blackmail victims into paying the ransom. Mine is not an exception as well. During encryption, it renames files with the .mine so that a sample like 1.pdf will be changed to 1.pdf.mine and reset its original icon. Immediately after this, the virus creates a text note called _readme.txt, which contains file-decryption instructions.

How to remove InfoMajorSearch (Mac)

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InfoMajorSearch is an unwanted adware application designed to inject potentially dangerous advertising content into browsers working on macOS. Cyber experts suppose it is part of the AdLoad malware family which has developed a number of similar infections. Ads and banners promoted by InfoMajorSearch can use virtual layers to appear on any website a user is going to visit. Clicking on them may lead to unwanted or even compromised resources - fake download pages, phishing and scam websites, social engineering techniques, and other potentially infectious channels. Users infected with adware may also become victims of slower browser and computer performance. This is because such software is likely to work in the background consuming extra system resources to maintain its features. Moreover, unwanted software may be able to track information used in a browser. Entered passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, and other sensitive information may be gathered and used for financial abuse. If you are struggling to delete InfoMajorSearch from Mac on your own, this guide will be the right place to visit. Below, you will find all removal instructions as well as how InfoMajorSearch could end up on your system.

How to remove GUCCI Ransomware and decrypt .GUCCI files

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GUCCI is the name of a ransomware infection originating from the so-called Phobos family. What it does is encryption of system-stored data as well as demands to pay money for file decryption. Victims will be able to understand their files are locked through a new file appearance. For instance, a file like 1.xlsx to 1.xlsx.id[9ECFA84E-3208].[tox].GUCCI. The characters inside of the new file names can vary depending on the ID assigned to each victim. GUCCI Ransomware also creates two text files - info.txt and info.hta both of which describe ways of returning access to data. Cybercriminals say victims can decrypt their data by having negotiations with them. In other words, to buy a special decryption tool that will unlock access to restricted data. While the price is kept secret, victims are guided to contact swindlers via the TOX messenger. After this, victims will get further instructions on what to do and how to purchase the tool (in Bitcoins). In addition to this, developers provide an offer of 1 free file decryption. Victims can send a non-valuable encrypted file and receive it back fully operatable for free. Unfortunately, despite meeting the payment demands, some victims of other ransomware variants reported they ended up fooled and left with absolutely no promised decryption.

How to remove Egfg Ransomware and decrypt .egfg files

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If your files became unavailable, got weird icons, and got .egfg extension, that means your computer got hit by Egfg Ransomware (also known as STOP Ransomware or Djvu Ransomware). This is an extremely dangerous and harmful encryption virus, that encodes data on victims' computers and extorts ransom equivalent of $490/$960 in cryptocurrency to be paid on an anonymous electronic wallet. If you didn't have backups before the infection, there are only a few ways to return your files with a low probability of success. However, they are worth trying and we describe them all in the following article. In the text box below, you can get acquainted with the contents of _readme.txt file, which is called "ransom note" among security specialists and serves as one of the symptoms of the infection. From this file, users get information about the technology behind the decryption, the price of the decryption, and the contact details of the authors of this piece of malware. Although the ransom amount may seem not that big for someone, you should mention, that there is absolutely NO guarantee, that developers will respond to you or send any decryption tool. There is a tool called STOP Djvu Decryptor from Emsisoft, that was able to brute-force the key or find an offline master key for some versions of STOP Ransomware. But according to reports from the BleepingComputer forum and the authors of the decryption tool, it is currently useless against .egfg files. However, things may change and we still place links and instructions for it, in case STOP Djvu Decryptor will be updated.