Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware is a devious Windows infection that enters your operating system using clandestine methods. Whether this program slithers in via a corrupted spam email attachment or gets downloaded by a malicious installer, it will hide itself until all of your personal files are encrypted. If this malicious infection successfully encrypts your personal files, it can proceed to demand a ransom from you. According to our research, at the moment, this ransom is 1.24 BTC, which is around 507 USD or 463 EUR. Every user is given 7 days to make the payment, and, if the payment is not made, the ransom supposedly rises to 2.48 BTC (~1014 USD/925 EUR). Note that the Bitcoin currency is quite unstable and the currency ratios fluctuate frequently. All in all, the sums are high, and it is unlikely that many victims have this kind of money lying around. Unfortunately, at the moment, it is impossible to decrypt personal files in other ways, which means that paying the ransom might be the only way to regain control over your files. Of course, this does not change the fact that you must remove Cerber Ransomware. Read more »

SearchZone

SearchZone

When you find an extension that has the word “search” in its name, you might assume that it is search-focused. SearchZone, however, appears to be more interested in the advertising side of things, and so if you installed it for the purpose of searching the web more efficiently, we suggest that you remove it right away. Have you found the tool to be useful in other ways? According to our researchers, if the New Tab page on Google Chrome is replaced with portal.search-zone.com, users might be attracted to the free file converter, currency and crypto-currency converters, and also a calculator. However, this is not a good tradeoff for poor search services, and so if that is why you have not deleted SearchZone yet, we suggest that you take the plunge now. Do you already have a plan on what you want to do? If that is the case, the instructions below should assist you. If you want to learn more about the extension first, please continue reading. Read more »

Local Weather Alerts

Local Weather Alerts

Local Weather Alerts comes from the Mindspark Toolbars family. It is a group of potentially unwanted applications that happen to have specific functions. However, those functions are often overshadowed by the additional features of the programs, and what they can actually do on your computer. The point is that you should not keep Local Weather Alerts on your browser if you didn’t want to have this extension in the first place. Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal, and remove Local Weather Alerts from your system as soon as possible. Read more »

SearchOpedia

SearchOpedia

SearchOpedia is an extension that promises to enhance and optimize your web browsing experience. Can it deliver on these promises? Unfortunately, it cannot, and those who decide to trust this tool are likely to expose themselves to unreliable parties as well. The bottom line is that this supposedly beneficial search tool acts more like an advertising tool. Sure, it shows search results, but it does not show its own. Instead, it exploits Yahoo Search for that. Then, it injects advertisements into the results you would normally see on search.yahoo.com, which exposes you to sponsored content every time you use the search tool. Needless to say, this is not a beneficial or trustworthy search engine, and our recommendation is that you delete SearchOpedia from your browser without any delay. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have thoroughly analyzed this PUP (potentially unwanted program), and we can show you how to remove it from Google Chrome. If you are interested, keep reading. Read more »

Shield My Searches

Shield My Searches

Are you afraid to browse the web because you think that you could accidentally click a malicious link? If that is the case, Shield My Searches might be on your radar. This extension is meant to provide Google Chrome users with a “custom private browsing experience” and make it possible to enable private search, control adult content, disable tracking and profiling, and also enable custom web browsing. Without a doubt, at first sight, this extension appears to be pretty useful. The thing is, however, that how safe your web browsing is depends on many factors. First of all, you have to choose a web browser that is trustworthy. Nowadays, web browsers have many security tools integrated, and they can successfully block access to malicious websites. Also, it is particularly important how you conduct web searches yourself. If you tend to visit less reliable websites – such as illegal streaming websites or gambling websites – your chances of facing scams and malware are higher. So, do you want to remove Shield My Searches because it has not met your expectations? Perhaps, you have other reasons to delete this extension? In either case, we can help. Read more »

Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search is an extension that is meant to enhance your default search using Yahoo Search and also provide you with “streamlined Radio search capabilities.” Without a doubt, you need to be careful when you choose a new search tool, and you certainly cannot trust the description offered by the creator alone. If you trust what Eightpoint Technologies LTD. wants you to believe, you might be convinced that the extension can provide you with beneficial services. Of course, a lot depends on your perspective and expectations, but our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not believe that this extension should be viewed as a beneficial tool. In fact, we recommend removing Quick Radio Search instead of trusting it. If you need no explanation as to why you should delete this tool, scroll down to the last section of our report to learn about your options. If you do not understand why this seemingly harmless extension has a bad reputation, you should continue reading. Read more »

Esmo.pro

Esmo.pro

Esmo.pro is a website that might offer you a chance to see a video in exchange for clicking a button called Allow. What users should know is that if they click this button, they might start seeing advertisements from this website and its third-party partners instead of a video. As you see, the site is classified as an adware server. If you want more details about it, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. On the other hand, if you regret clicking the Allow button and are now looking for ways to remove Esmo.pro notifications, we recommend using the instructions available below. They show how to get rid of the adware server by resetting your browser. If resetting your browser is not an option of for you, we advise employing a legitimate antimalware tool that could deal with the adware server. Read more »

Classinviredy.club

Classinviredy.club

So, you are browsing the web, and then suddenly you are redirected to Classinviredy.club. What is this all about, and why are you being asked to allow notifications? What are these notifications? These are the questions you should ask yourself, and if you cannot find answers, you should automatically close the webpage representing the notifications pop-up. Unfortunately, some people might go with the flow and accept the notifications without thinking much about it. If this is what has happened in your case, you should have seen an increased number of advertisements coming your way. In fact, you might have started seeing ads on your Desktop too. Luckily, this all can be fixed by removing Classinviredy.club notifications from your browser. Are you using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox? If you do, you will find guides that show how to delete unwanted notifications below. If you need to clear a different browser, let us know in the comments. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers will assist you shortly. Read more »

Mikroceen Might Have Been Spying on Governments Since 2017

How hard is it to protect Windows operating systems? Without a doubt, that is not a simple task, and Mikroceen proves that. This dangerous RAT (remote access tool) has been sneakily spying on sensitive industries and companies for years now, and no one has been able to stop the attackers behind it. The malware researchers, who analyzed this dangerous threat, have concluded that its main targets have been mostly companies in the telecommunications and gas industries in Belarus, Mongolia, and Russia. Other industries could have been attacked, and attacks in different countries might have occurred. While researchers continue to accumulate data on this malware, users around the world are urged to patch security vulnerabilities and employ trusted security software to defend themselves. Obviously, the RAT is most likely to attack larger entities, but regular users cannot sleep on this threat. Even if it does not attack, a new version of it could. Or the attackers behind it could build malware capable of attacking anyone and everyone. If it lithers in, and if you have to delete Mikroceen, your virtual security could be jeopardized. Read more »

SearchAholic

SearchAholic

SearchAholic is “a single purpose extension” offered to Google Chrome users who want an easy access to “search, images, videos and news.” If you come across this tool, you should know that it is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application’s working manner could be irritating, which is why we advise learning more about it first if you are considering installing it. By reading our full article you can learn where the extension comes from, what it might do once it gets installed, and how to get rid of it if you do not want to keep it anymore. For users who need step by step instructions to erase SearchAholic, we recommend checking our deletion guide available at the end of this article. Read more »

Dictionary Pro

Dictionary Pro

If you need to references and thesaurus suggestions, you should probably look for something else than Dictionary Pro. This extension is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it could inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Please check out the manual removal instructions that you can find at the bottom of this description. You should also employ new web browsing habits if you want to avoid similar intruders in the future. Although potentially unwanted programs are not immediate system security threats, they should not be tolerated. If a program enters your system accidentally, it has to be removed. Read more »