Globe is ransomware-type virus developed in honor of the popular Purge movies. After infiltration, Globe starts scanning and encrypting files, then it changes extension of infected files by adding .globe or .purge. Attackers leave the essential instruction in form of file “How to restore your files.hta” which you will find in each folder with the encrypted data.
HotShoppy is an adware program for Mac OS similar to EasyShopper, LiveShoppers, and BestWeb Shoppers. The program is allegedly designed for enhancing Internet shopping experience, but in reality, it only diminishes it. After launch, HotShoppy starts producing countless ads containing various lucrative offers.
Rocket tab is a potentially unwanted program that gets on computer without user’s consent. The program vociferously states that can improve you Internet browsing experience by letting to use simultaneously multiple search engines in a single window. Actually, it hijacks your browser settings in such a way that your browser will filled up with ads, hiding the website’s content.
Secure-surf.net is a browser hijacker which positions itself as legitimate Internet search engine. But it’s completely bogus, the main task is to advertise and promote various third-party’s products. Despite its main slogan stating “The search engine that respects your privacy”, it’s quite the opposite entirely.
Start-pagesearch.com is a rogue search engine that is commonly installed without user’s knowledge. It tweaks browser settings forcibly assigning homepage and default search engine to start-pagesearch.com. Despite claims of developers, they created their product only for advertising and link promotion. The program is not a malicious, however, ads, produced by it, can pose computer security threat.