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Remove spns.rotatemyad from Firefox

Welcome back to Villas, today we’re going to check out a new adware by the name of spns.rotatemyad.com.

Adware is a pain in the you know what, and Spns.rotatemyad is no different from any other ad you’ve ever seen on your computer or in one of your browsers. There are some common characteristics among adware and malware. They typically install themselves on your computer without your knowledge, they are disruptive to your day to day business and they somehow make money for their creators.

Let’s check off all the basics for this exact adware program:

  • 1. Spns.rotatemyad was installed on your pc without your knowledge?
  • 2. Spns.rotatemyad distributes itself by bundling along with other software you may actually have wanted.
  • 3. Spns.rotatemyad now redirects your browser to some crappy site you don’t want.
  • 4. Spns.rotatemyad now injects advertising into your browser where you don’t want it.
  • 5. Spns.rotatemyad difficult to find and uninstall.

The first thing I want to do to get rid of this in Firefox is to clear your cache in your firefox browser.

<strongGo to: Firefox/Tools. Next go to Options, advanced, network, cached web content: Then click “Clear Now”</strong>

This should clear anything that is stuck in your cache that has anything to do with spns.rotatemyad.

<strong>Next: Remove Cookies from Firefox</strong>

Goto: Firefox/tools (just like in the last step), then Options, privacy, cookes “show cookies”

Now you need to find any cookies that you think represent the malware spns.rotatemyad. The idea is too look for anything with rotatemyad in the name and delete it. This will keep it from showing up in your browser.

Finally the step that will keep you from getting infected again is to download and install some sort of malware or adware protection software.

There are many of these types of software out there but We recommend using malwarebtyes to protect yourself from future infections by spns.rotatemyad.

 

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Three Big New Malware Threats

Villas-TR 2 brings you 3 common threats you may face everyday.

We believe protection of your devices is very important and that is why all computer experts recommend using an antivirus to protect all your devices from any kinds of malicious malware. Malware is software that gets installed on your computer without your consent and can harm your computer and to protect your computer from such software, you need to be aware of such malwares. Today we’ll talk about some of the new malware threats that you need to be aware of to stay safe. If you’re threatened by any of these types of virus please contact us using the contact page or email Maikle at orionburger34@gmail.com.

Ransomeware: FBI Virus

The FBI virus is one of the latest and widely spreading pieces of malware that has taken over the internet over the last few weeks. As the name suggest, it appears as an official FBI alert claiming that your computer has been suspected for some malicious activity and has been locked for investigation. This malware tries to fool you in believing that you have visited some website or downloaded any kind of illegal content like non-copyrighted music or videos.
It is a very dangerous virus as once it comes up there is no way to close that pop up and it locks down your computer demanding for $200 to unlock. This type of malware is considered Ransomware, just like our next threat.

Ransomware: Cryptowall

Cryptowall virus is a ransomeware that can get into your computer if you are not careful which websites you visit or if you’re not careful opening attachments or clicking on links from emails that you don’t recognize. Cryptowall is said to be the worst ransomeware virus going around on the web right now. It is a virus that is very difficult to remove from your pc and I recommend being extremely careful whatever you try to do with it. Definitely speak to a computer security professional before making any rash decisions about trying to remove on your own. Here are a couple great guides ones in text and ones in video to remove cryptowall Precise Security Guide to Removing Cryptowall and second here is a video:

Todays Final Threat: Loyphish

Loyphish is a phishing page that is used to steal your login information. It acts as a legitimate banking page and tricks you into filling a simple form thinking that you are submitting information to your bank but instead you submit all this information to the hacker. This kind of virus can be very difficult to identify as with the use of legitimate images and videos, it will assure you that you are providing information to a legitimate source.
These were the three main malwares famous nowadays and to protect your computer against such malwares, it is recommended to install a proper antivirus program and ensure that firewall is enabled on your computer. We recommend Kaspersky or Malwarebytes.

Villas-TR2 – Maikle

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Remove Malware from Windows

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Malware Basic Removal Guide – Villas-TR2

Hello, Maikle here with a basic Malware post.

If you’ve been running into slowdowns on your pc and it seems to lock up and you have to restart it a lot, you probably have malware or a virus on your computer.
The best way to remove this unwanted program is to follow the steps on this page.

We won’t go over a ton of details here because each piece of malware is typically very different and the process for removing it is variable.

Begin here

To start out you’re going to want to boot your pc in safe mode, by pushing f8 at the beginning of startup and then choosing safe mode.

In the advanced boot options menu you can chose safe mode and continue with startup until your computer has loaded, it should read “windows safe mode” in the corners of the screen.

Next delete virus files with a Scanner

Since you’re now started in safe mode you’ll want to use a virus scanner such as malwarebyets anti malware.

This program works best in safe mode and should remove almost all malware, virus or adware that are on your pc. Run the malware scanner in safe mode all the way through, delete the files it recommends then reset your computer.

The malware scanning may take an hour or two if you’ve never done this on your computer before.

While you’re waiting you can read more about how to protect yourself from future malware here.

Finally! Be Free of Malware

Reset your computer and things should be back to normal. You should then continue to run this malware scanner periodically once a week or so to keep your computer free of unwanted programs.

This is a very important step. The best way to protect yourself from malware, virus, adware trojans etc is to not get them in the first place. The easiest way to not get them is to have a very basic malware scanning tool installed on your computer and activated at all times.

We suggest malwarebytes antimalware, but we’re not going to affiliate link you to them, we don’t need to make money off this site we are simply trying to help people and expand our villas-tr2 brand. Keep the free version of this software updated and running all the time on your home or business pcs to protect yourself from this type of infection.

It’s very simple, malwarebytes will popup and save you from any of these types of software BEFORE they are able to install themselves on your computer. If everyone in the world had this software installed and updated all the time we would be out of a job!

Good luck staying protected!

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Remove Search ALOT Toolbar

The searchalot toolbar virus is another bug thats come up recently in the search engines. Theres been a lot of noise about it hijacking peoples browsers.

Search A lot toobar is a PUP, which means a potentially unwanted program, in malware speak. We want to give you a brief explanation on how to get rid of this program.

Tr2 Villas security is here to provide you with the best virus, malware, security protection and help we can, at a moments notice, we believe the Searchalot.com toolbar is a problem for most people and it is uninstalled by the majority of users who end up having it on their computers.

Where did Searchalot Come from?

Searchalot is software that is installed via payperclick distribution. Malware authors pay to have their programs sent out to many users by adding it onto the software that users actually desire on their computers.

Most users don’t notice that when installing some software that they do want, other malware are added on with that right under their noses.

What does Searchalot Do?

Searchalot is a browser add on or extension that installs itself on the users computer, typically without their knowledge. You will wake up one day, turn on your computer and find out that all of the sudden your browser is showing you searchalot.com instead of your normal homepage.

This software will redirect your homepage to searchalot.com, that’s why its considered a browser hijacker. It will typically also inject browser advertising into internet explorer, chrome or firefox whichever browser you are using.

Get rid of it!

To get rid of this malware you first have to uninstall the program from the ctrl panel menu in windows.
For a brief explanation how to uninstall go here.

Then you need to reset your browser settings for each of your browsers because when you installed it you also allowed it to make changes to your default browser settings, which is how it gets you and redirects you to its advertisements.

To do this in Chrome, what we consider the most popular browser, you use the chrome menu button, go to settings, then manage search engines. From there you select google as the default search engine, instead of the A LOT search bar that is in there now.

Similarly do the same with internet explorer or firefox and there you have it! Free from Search A LOT!

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