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Remove HowtoNews.ru

Browser Hijacker

About howtonews.ru

howtonews.ru is regarded as a browser hijacker that will make changes to your browser without your permission. These kinds of potentially unwanted programs enter systems along with free software. Essentially, when you installed freeware, you allowed howtonews.ru to install as well. You will need to learn better installation habits so that you can safely install freeware in the future. What howtonews.ru will do is change your browser’s settings and expose you to sponsored content. That is the primary reason why hijackers even exist, they just want to make income by redirecting you to sponsored sites. The thing about redirects is that you could be redirected to malicious sites where malware could be lurking. If you are not careful, you might end up with a virus on your computer. We suggest that you uninstall howtonews.ru as soon as possible. Continue reading

Remove Gubed.exe

Adware

What is Gubed.exe?

Gubed.exe is an adware application that will cause numerous browsing interruptions. Because adware works silently, usually, users are not even aware that their computer has been infected. Or some might even think that malware has entered their computer as the never-ending pop-up advertisements can be quite alarming. However, adware is not malicious. It will not harm your computer directly but it will expose you to a huge amount of advertisements. Continue reading

Searcheasyra.com – How to remove?

Browser Hijacker

What is Searcheasyra.com?

Searcheasyra.com is a browser hijacker, identical to countless other hijackers. If you have never encountered this low-lever threat, you will be surprised when you notice that your browser’s settings have been changed. It is not malicious so there is no need to be too alarmed. It will merely try to redirect you to sponsored pages so that it can generate pay-per-click revenue for those web pages. You must have recently installed free software that had Searcheasyra.com attached to it, and that is how it managed to infect your computer. Continue reading

Zhinku.info Removal

Browser Hijacker

What is Zhinku.info?

Zhinku.info is a browser hijacker that aims to redirect you to sponsored pages. For those who have never encountered a hijacker before, the change of browser’s settings might be alarming but we can assure you that Zhinku.info is not malicious. It is a mere browser hijacker, a low-level threat, that wants to make pay-per-click income for sponsored sites by redirecting you to them. It must have entered your system along with some sort of free software that you installed. Usually, the user does not even notice that a browser hijacker has been installed until it has hijacked his/her browser. The danger level of this hijacker is not high but it should be noted that it could expose users to dubious content. You could be led to a malicious site and end up with malware on your computer. You need to be extra cautious until you delete Zhinku.info from your system. Continue reading

Remove uk.minehp.com

Browser Hijacker

About uk.minehp.com

uk.minehp.com is a highly dubious web page that has been set as your homepage without your consent. It is considered to be a browser hijacker as it installs without the knowledge of the user, takes control of browsers, as well as attempts to redirect users to sponsored websites. It will not harm your computer directly as its primary purpose is to make pay-per-click revenue. It installs along with free software and usually the user does not notice until the hijacker has already taken over the browser. However, there are ways to prevent this from happening. While hijackers are not malicious themselves, they can easily lead users to corrupted websites, where malware could be obtained. If you do not wish to put your computer in any danger, you will have to remove uk.minehp.com. Continue reading

X-files Ransomware Removal

Malware

What is X-files Ransomware?

X-files Ransomware is a file-encrypting ransomware type of virus that could potentially lead to file loss. It must have infected your computer when you opened a malicious file attachment. Or if you downloaded a program from an unreliable source. X-files Ransomware will encrypt your files and then demand that you pay a ransom in order to get those files back. We never suggest paying the ransom, as it will not necessarily lead to file decryption. Ransomware developers do not always decrypt files as they do not feel obligated to do anything. They are criminals, after all. You should ignore the demands and remove X-files Ransomware as soon as possible. We also suggest you make copies of the encrypted files so that you could decrypt them if malware researchers developed a free decryptor. If you have backup, you can restore the files from there, but only after you delete X-files Ransomware. Continue reading