Remove Search.us.com from Your Browsers (Uninstall Guide)

Search.us.com is another website which takes place of your current home page and offers services as a search engine. It tries to make you use it instead of the well known search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing. The application that causes all these modifications usually comes along with various freeware that are being downloaded to the computer. Due to the fact that this adware comes with wanted software users usually don’t spot the installation of Search.us.com application which is happening at the same time. Although the app is not malicious, it doesn’t really improve or make the browsing more convenient for the user.
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Yontoo Adware Removal (Uninstall Guide for Yontoo PageRage)

Developed by Yontoo LLC,  Yontoo apps are considered as malicious programs. They act as adware or browser hijacker programs that redirect to a certain website or show advertisements from suspicious sources. The names of these annoying malware apps are Yontoo PageRage, Yontoo Layers Client or Yontoo Toolbar. Although the real harm of some those programs to the computer is minimal, the constantly appearing commercial notifications became very irritating.

Yontoo apps are installed to the browser without any agreement from the user and that’s why it is classified as malware by IT experts. The troubles it causes include selecting different homepage, changing the default search engines (the new home page and search engine is usually tied with Yontoo LLC or some sponsors) and redirecting to various websites from the ones user desired to reach.

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PortaldoSites.com Virus Removal (Uninstall Guide)

PortaldoSites.com is another dangerous browser hijacker. It simulates work of a search engine, although the real purpose of this extension is promoting certain websites and collecting personal data from the user’s computer.
The browser hijacker works by redirecting users to websites owned by the frauds, thus increasing online traffic, while this leads to gaining more profit. Furthermore, cookies used by this malicious program collect your personal data and report it back to the cyber criminals. That is why this program should be removed as soon as you can.
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Wall Street Organizes Simulated Cyber Attack

According to our sources an artificial cyber attack on about 40 Wall street companies will be carried out from 9am to 2:30pm on June 28, 2013. This exercise is organized by Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (better known as SIFMA), while the executors will be Cyber Strategies. The participants list includes not only the previously mentioned firms from Wall Street but also The Securities and Exchange Commission, The Department of Homeland Security, The Federal Reserve and finally the Treasury Department.

The participation price will vary from $1000 to $10,000, which will be calculated referring to the budget of the firm. Moreover, each company has to have at least three executives, which are responsible for business continuity, operations and information security.

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Gottfrid Svartholm sentenced to two years

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the creators of the file sharing website called Pirate Bay, was sentenced to two years in jail on Thursday. He was pledged guilty for hacking into computers at an organization that works for Swedish authorities and for making illegal money transactions.

The court described hacking as sophisticated and very extensive and claimed that sensitive systems were damaged. Although, convict himself denied the charges. Swedish court had already convicted him for internet piracy in 2009, but the hacker managed to hide in Cambodia until last year. After the extradition to Sweden Gottfrid Svartholm Warg had to do a one-year sentence for previous crimes, furthermore he also had to face the court for the new ones.

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Data of 6M Facebook Users Exposed

Facebook is criticized again. This time the things that drew attention are security bug, which exposed user’s personal information, matching data between users and alleged collaboration with the government.

The source of the bug which caused the data leak is Download Your Information (DYI) tool. Although Facebook is now claiming that the problem is solved, six million users have already reluctantly shared their email addresses and phone numbers.

The information about the existing bug was reported to security site called Packet Storm by an unknown researcher. Later the site contacted Facebook, and it was forced to shut down the DYI service for a day to solve the problems before turning it on again.

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Why U.S. Slow Down Response to Cyber Threats

The phrase “a day late and a dollar short” is spot on when describing the measures that United States government takes to fight the cyberespionage. The inability to protect the country from foreign cyber attacks left the nation’s critical infrastructure very vulnerable.

The former director of National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Michael Hayden is well aware of the threats that are currently posing the biggest danger to the security of the nation. He shared his thoughts concerning new methods and tactics that are used to maintain national security at the Kaspersky Lab Government Cybersecurity Forum. M. Hayden claimed that the cyber attacks themselves don’t surprise him because US has a long history of fighting against organized groups, state-sponsored attackers or military units that use cyberespionage to damage networks or ongoing operations. The things that worry him are the goals and methods which are used because they are yet to be discovered. That is the main reason why this time the US government was caught unprepared.

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Remove Searchnu.com Redirect Virus (Uninstall Guide)

You probably wondering how the thing called “Searchnu” got into my computer. Is it safe.. or is it a virus? The answer is not very promising since Searchnu (also known as Searchnu.com) is classified as browser hijacker, or simply malware (read more in Wikipedia). Developed by Bandoo Media Inc., Searchnu is a redirect virus that seizes control of your browser by changing your home page and default search engine. Moreover, it slows down your browsing and generates a significant amount of undesired commercial ads.

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Searchnu sneaks into your PC in a very plain way – by downloading free software. When you forget to deselect the offered applications during the installation, unwanted apps get installed into your computer, as well as infiltrated to your browsers.

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Snap.do Virus Removal

Snap.do, also known as Snap.do virus, is a dangerous redirection virus and browser hijacker that changes your browser homepage, default search engine and causes browsing redirects.

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Once installed, Snap.do modifies your DNS settings and hijacks main browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. That results in continuous annoying redirections to domain search.snap.do or feed.snap.do.

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Qvo6 Virus Removal

Qvo6, also known as Qvo6.com, is a dangerous redirection virus and browser hijacker that changes your browser homepage, default search engine and causes browsing redirects.

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Once installed, Qvo6 modifies your DNS settings and hijacks main browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. That results in continuous redirections to domain qvo6.com.

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