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 »

SearchGames4U

SearchGames4U

SearchGames4U is a potentially unwanted program that works on Google Chrome browsers. It is not a malicious application, but it can have undesirable qualities that might make users who install the tool decide to erase it later on. If you want to learn what kind of annoying functionality this application might have, where it might come from, and how it could be erased, we invite you to read our full article. Also, if you are interested in the potentially unwanted program’s removal, keep in mind that we have deletion instructions below the text that show how to erase SearchGames4U step by step. If you want to ask anything else about the potentially unwanted program, feel free to place us a message in the comments area. Read more »

SmashApps

SmashApps

SmashApps is a potentially unwanted application. This app is compatible with the Chrome browser, as it can be added as an extension. At the time of writing, this app has already been removed from the Chrome Web Store, so it shows that there might be some issues with it. If you happen to have SmashApps on your browser, you must have gotten it through some other source. Either way, you can easily delete the app if you follow the removal guidelines we have provided at the end of this description. Be sure to delete the app if you don’t need it. Read more »

AllRadioSearch

AllRadioSearch

Wondering if using AllRadioSearch is truly “the best way to search?” What we can say about it is that there are other browser extensions that claim to be providing the best way to search, for example, NewVideoSearch or TheConverterSearch. We have recently written about both of the mentioned extensions. Another thing that they have in common with AllRadioSearch is that they fall under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Such applications are often unwanted because of undesirable functionality. If you wish to learn what kind of undesirable functionality the discussed extension could have, we invite you to read the rest of this article. On the other hand, if you came here to learn how to erase AllRadioSearch manually, we recommend sliding below the article where we placed our removal instructions. Read more »

NewVideoSearch

NewVideoSearch

If you can’t spend a day without watching some videos online, you probably have multiple tools that help you find the best videos out there. At first glance, NewVideoSearch might look like of those tools you use, and you might think that this application can help you find more interesting videos. On the other hand, this extension could also enter your system accidentally, and if having this app is not part of your plan, you can scroll down to the bottom and use the manual removal guidelines to get rid of NewVideoSearch once and for all. Read more »

Findmedia.biz

Findmedia.biz

Findmedia.biz is an adware server, which means it could display advertisements. Therefore, you might want to avoid it if you do not like seeing ads. Another reason to avoid this website or be cautious with the advertisements that it might show is that the ads could come from various third parties and so they might be unreliable. At this point, it is essential to mention that the website might show ads via its notifications, which might appear on a user’s screen if he gives the adware server permission to show notifications. The problem is that users could permit it without realizing it. If you want to know how this could happen, you should read our full article. If you slide at the end of it, you should see our removal instructions that explain how to eliminate Findmedia.biz notifications. Read more »

Flow

Flow

Before you decide whether you will or will not use Flow, you have to weigh all the pros and cons. This application is supposed to improve your web search and provide you with relevant results. However, it could also expose you to certain content that could be associated with unreliable parties. The point is that Flow is a potentially unwanted program, and if you don’t want to have it, you should remove it without any further ado. If you decide to use it, please read and learn more about the application, just to be sure about what it can offer, and how it does that. Read more »

Moba Ransomware

Windows operating systems need to be protected against all kinds of malware, especially against Moba Ransomware and other file-encrypting threats that are created to lock all personal files and force their owners to make huge payouts for alleged decryptors. The issue is that even if ransoms are paid, decryptors are not offered, and victims find themselves empty-handed. Needless to say, if you are currently facing a file-encrypting threat, we hope that you have not contacted the attackers or paid the ransom yet. We do not recommend wasting time or money, and we hope that you do not need to either. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers indicate that Moba is a variant of the STOP Ransomware infection, for which a free decryptor has been built. STOP Decryptor does not guarantee full decryption, but it is the only decryptor that you can trust. Before you install the tool, you have to remove Moba Ransomware, and if you have no idea how to delete this threat from Windows, keep reading. Read more »

NYPD Ransomware

We must clarify right away that NYPD Ransomware has nothing to do with the New York Police Department. The name is random, and it is likely that its creator did not think much before attaching it to the infection. The truth is that there are too many threats just like this one, and so coming up with new and clever names is becoming harder and harder. We are talking about STOP Ransomware threats, and a few other variants that we can mention include Pezi Ransomware, Nlah Ransomware, and Usam Ransomware. There are hundreds more. The attacker(s) behind this malware did not need to put in any effort because every variant is a clone of the original infection. Perhaps that is why so many variants have been found. Needless to say, victims need to delete all of them, but before they do that, they are likely to pay attention to the ransom demands. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team can assure you that focusing on the removal of NYPD Ransomware instead of the ransom is a better use of your time. Read more »

Pezi Ransomware

Pezi Ransomware encrypts files and marks them with an extension called .pezi. For example, a document called receipt.pdf would become receipt.pdf.pezi after being encrypted. Why do hackers create file-encrypting threats? So that their victims would be unable to open their files and would feel like they have no choice but to pay ransom to purchase decryption tools from the malware’s creators. However, it is important to stress that paying the ransom does not guarantee that you will receive the needed decryption tools. The hackers may promise anything to convince you to pay, but, in the end, you cannot be sure that they will hold on to their end of the bargain. Therefore, we advise taking your time while thinking about what to do if you encounter this threat. To learn how to delete Pezi Ransomware and more about its working manner, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

Media Converter Pro Promos

Media Converter Pro Promos

Media Converter Pro Promos is an extension that might be associated with a desirable converter service. According to the information that can be found at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/media-converter-pro-promo/npknfcekplbempgjjbmmepbcalfaabho (Chrome Web Store installer of the extension), it is meant to offer “support” for the free services of Media Converter Pro. Basically, you are meant to install it so that you could use free services. Although money is not involved in this transaction, your data is, and data can be viewed as one form of currency in today’s virtual world. Unfortunately, many people do not think about what they might be giving up by installing something that tracks data and then uses it to showcase online advertisements. Is that risky? How so? These are the questions that we answer in our report. If you are only curious, or you want to learn how to delete Media Converter Pro Promos, keep reading. Read more »