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How to remove an extra search bar

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An extra search bar can be thought of as something legitimate or part of browser features. In fact, if you started seeing a search bar sticking around your desktop or hovering over the screen in other apps, this means that you have accidentally installed an unwanted program. This kind of toolbars is not necessarily related to a single program, on the contrary, there are millions of software that can force these changes. Besides the fact that these toolbars can be annoying and hard to get rid of, they can also execute a spying function. Thus, the presence of third-parties software can be the goad of data leaks and other confidential problems that can ensue. Luckily, you should not worry about it since we are here to help you uninstall irritating toolbars from your PC.

How to remove Outsider Ransomware and decrypt .protected, .gomer or .edab files

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Outsider is a ransomware family that has developed multiple versions of file-encrypting malware. This specific version (Outsider) encrypts files located on servers and users' PCs. Recently, Outsider has been identified as GarrantyDecrypt-Outsider because it looks very similar to another ransomware called GarrantyDecrypt with minor differences. The range of extensions that can be assigned to encrypted files includes .protected, .gomer, .edab, .crypt, .popotic1, .popoticus, .sguard, .guarded, .mapo, .sivo, and .mbit. To illustrate, the original file 1.txt will be altered to 1.txt.protected or similarly. After this, the virus creates a usual txt file called HOW_TO_RESTORE_FILES.txt.

How to remove Dharma-Pgp Ransomware and decrypt .pgp files

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Being part of the Dharma family, Dharma-Pgp Ransomware is a dangerous infection that puts your data under a lock and demands to pay a ransom. During the encryption process, all files get altered according to such pattern 1.mp4.id-1E857D00[openpgp@foxmail.com].pgp. Following this, the ransomware creates a text file called FILES ENCRYPTED.txt representing encryption notes. In this note, users are alerted against using third-parties tools since they can lead to permanent loss. To buy your files back, you should contact cyber criminals via e-mail, attach personal ID that is given in the note, and pay for the decryption software eventually. You are also offered to try test decryption by sending one small file which must be less than 1 MB and non-archived as well.

How to fix Windows 10 stuck at Choose your keyboard layout screen

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Sometimes, when upgrading to Windows 10 from previous versions users may face quite a bizarre situation - inability to choose a keyboard layout at the last steps of the installation. As a result, Windows cannot finish the set-up and results in a system reboot. Also, this problem may pop-up after installing a special KB4074588 patch that broke USB devices. Whilst this error can be related to driver issues, USB device malfunctions, and update problems, we will help you get rid of this snag in the article below.

How to remove STOP Ransomware and decrypt .pykw, .moba, .vawe or .tabe files

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One of the main computer threats today is ransomware. Those are devastating computer viruses, that encrypt user's files using various cryptographic algorithms and extort ransom money for decryption key. It is especially sensitive for users, as it attacks either personal files such as videos, photos, music ot business data such as MS Office file formats, e-mails, databases. Such files can be crucial for business operation or extremely important personally as part of family memory. Malefactors can demand from several hundreds to several thousand dollars as a ransom. STOP Ransomware is oficially most wide-spread and therefore most dangerous ransomware threat. There've been more, than 230 versions of this virus in 3 years. Each variation infects thousands of computers, and threre are millions of victims of this nasty malware. In this article we will explain typical methods to fight STOP Ransomware and decrypt affected files.

How to remove Kupidon Ransomware and decrypt .kupidon files

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Kupidon is a type of crypto-malware that popped up on 5th May 2020. This ransomware encrypts a variety of files including images, ZIP archives, text files, documents, and other regular data. To highlight them from original files, it adds the .kupidon extension at the end of each file. For example, 1.mp4 that was previously non-encrypted, will be retitled to 1.mp4.kupidon after encryption. After successful encryption, the virus drops a text file called !KUPIDON_DECRYPT.txt that reflects ransom information. In order to get your files back, you should make a very harsh decision - pay 1200$ (for commercial users) or 300$ (for regular) in BTC which is not affordable for many people. To finish the payment, you are asked to open the attached link in the Tor browser and follow on-screen instructions. Whatever the case, it is risky to trust cybercriminals and pay a ransom, especially when it exceeds all the limits. Kupidon Ransomware also uses a crafty trick - it allows users to decrypt up to 3 files (not more than 10MB) by sending it to their e-mail.