If your files became unavailable, unreadable, and got .igal extensions it means your computer is infected with Igal Ransomware (variation of STOP Ransomware or as it is, sometimes, called DjVu Ransomware). It is a malicious program that belongs to the group of ransomware viruses. This virus can infect almost all modern versions of the operating systems of the Windows family, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. The malware uses a hybrid encryption mode and a long RSA key, which virtually eliminates the possibility of selecting a key for self-decrypting files. Like other similar viruses, the goal of Igal Ransomware is to force users to buy the program and key needed to decrypt files that have been encrypted. The version, that is under research today is almost identical to the previous ones, except for new e-mails used for contacting malefactors and new extensions added.
Fastsolvecaptcha.com is another suspicious domain promoting spam notifications. Whether visited intentionally or not, users will see a pop-up window asking to allow push-notifications. This permission is ostensibly meant to confirm you are not a robot, pass Captcha, watch a video, download files, or other fake actions. In fact, after enabling web-notifications, your desktop will start receiving a continuous flow of banners, coupons, and other types of advertising content. Even if it seems innocent at first glance, there can be unwanted or malicious redirects concealed inside of them. This means that after clicking on such ads, you may end up on a completely different page you did not expect. Also, if you see Fastsolvecaptcha.com each time at browser startup, your PC might be infected with adware that modified browser settings. Such changes mean that the infection may have access to surveil and gather personal data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.). Thus, based on all of these facts, we advise you to follow our guide below and delete a program that opens Fastsolvecaptcha.com from your computer.
Hyperlink Search is a potentially unwanted program categorized as a browser hijacker. Its activity can be vividly seen in the installation of
free.hyperlinksearch.net- a fake search engine allegedly meant to generate smarter results. Some visual changes are also applied to your homepage, but not far from the original one. Unfortunately, all of these modifications bring no beneficial effect on the browsing experience. All of the queries entered in the search tab will be redirected to the traditional and legitimate Google.com. This is supposedly done to create forgery traffic for revenue gains. Moreover, because browser hijackers have access to browser settings, they are eligible to surveil your personal data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, banking details). Depending on goals pursued by cybercriminals, it can be therefore sold to third-party organizations. A number of serious drawbacks by far suggest that Hyperlink Search must be removed from your PC. Because it is hard to do it on your own, we have prepared a full tutorial in the article below.
Correctdatings.com is a suspicious website trying to impose fake push-notifications. Being on this page, there is a pop-up window seen in the top right corner that asks you to allow push-notifications. Sometimes developers put additional messages blinking in from of your eyes and saying that you should enable web-notifications to pass, Captcha, download a file, visit a page, or watch a video. Usually, it is a simple trick meant to force inexperienced people into clicking on such things. Once done, your desktop will turn into a recipient of unwanted ads containing redirects to explicit or even dangerous pages. Correctdatings.com is usually visited against users' consent after clicking on different banners posted on third-party websites. Other cases, however, involve adware software installed on your PC that configures browser settings for displaying Correctdatings.com on a regular basis. To prevent seeing this redirect and other privacy threats, we recommend you to find and delete an unwanted app causing such changes.
GlobalSearchConverter is a browser hijacker that affects your browser settings by replacing the default search engine. It does so to generate ostensibly better results. Once it is installed in your browser, the original homepage address will appear as
portal.globalsearchconverter.com. However, all of the queries entered into the search bar will be redirected to legitimate Yahoo.com. This is why it is hard to benefit from the capabilities provided by GlobalSearchConverter. All of the changes are mostly meant to surveil activity and gather personal data (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.). Unlike other hijackers, GlobalSearchConverter also uses web push-notifications to send unwanted ads. If you decide to enable them, your desktop will start receiving a set of suspicious ads, which may lead to malicious or explicit pages.