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 »

Liverealdeals.com

The advertisements delivered via Liverealdeals.com can be completely unreliable and misleading, and that is the most important reason why you must avoid them. Of course, you do not want to just avoid them. You want to disable them and make sure that they do not pop up on your screen ever again. Unfortunately, you cannot do that by closing the ads because they will just reappear. What you need to do is remove the adware that is showcasing the ads hosted on this adware server, or you need to change the settings on your browser to disable undesirable notifications. Both scenarios are probable, and if you continue reading, you will learn how to disable notifications and how to delete Liverealdeals.com-related adware. Before you continue reading, we advise that you scan your operating system to check if you are dealing with dangerous malware that might require immediate action. If you find anything unclear, or you want to ask us questions, you can post a comment below. Read more »

BlastGamesNetwork Ads

BlastGamesNetwork Ads

Have you started seeing BlastGamesNetwork Ads on your screen and cannot get rid of them easily? If so, it is very likely that you have consciously installed the browser extension associated with the online flash games website https://brainyzanygames.com, or it has found a way to enter the system without receiving direct permission from you. No matter how it has entered your system, it would be best that you do not let it stay active because its drawbacks undoubtedly outweigh its benefits. Yes, this piece of software will enable you to play online games for free, but there is a huge possibility that it will flood your screen with BlastGamesNetwork Ads as well, specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com say. At first glance, the presence of commercial advertisements might not seem like a huge problem; however, we are sure you will change your opinion soon if BlastGamesNetwork Ads start bothering you every day. They will not disappear from your screen themselves, meaning that you will have to close them all one by one if they show up. Needless to say, your web browsing experience will be diminished if these commercials keep popping up on your screen while you browse the web. Luckily, there is a way to eliminate BlastGamesNetwork Ads from the screen. Since all these advertisements are directly associated with the browser extension named BrainyZanyGames, you will no longer see them only if you get rid of this add-on. You can find more information about its removal in the last paragraph of this report. Read more »

GandCrab 5 Ransomware

GandCrab 5 Ransomware

GandCrab 5 Ransomware does not damage the system, but it can ruin all your photos, pictures, videos, and other similar files you might keep on the computer. The threat does so by encrypting each file with a secure encryption algorithm. Sadly, the only way to reverse the process is to use a specific decryption tool and a unique decryption key generated by the malware. The only problem is these means are available only to the malicious program’s creators, and they want a huge payment in exchange. Naturally, we do not recommend risking your saving to restore your files even if they are valuable to you. If you would like to know more about the malware before you choose whether it should be erased or not, you should read our full article. However, if you already know you have no intention to pay the ransom and wish to eliminate GandCrab 5 Ransomware as fast as possible you could slide below the text and use the given instructions. Read more »

My Sys Mechanic

My Sys Mechanic

My Sys Mechanic is another PC optimizer that falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. Thus, we would not recommend keeping it on the system. The application’s description may say it can make the PC work faster by fixing problems causing it, but for the program to remove any issues, you have to buy a license. If you think it rather strange you have to pay for a tool you cannot even test, we encourage you to find a more reputable application to invest in if it is what you want. As for My Sys Mechanic, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advise deleting it. Further, in the article, we will explain why we recommend erasing the PUP as well as present more details about it. Plus, at the end of the article users will find instructions showing how to get rid of the suspicious PC optimizer via Control Panel, so those who need any help while removing it should not hesitate to look at our provided steps. Read more »

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware is a malicious threat that encrypts files on the victim’s computer and then shows a note demanding to pay a ransom. Usually, we do not recommend paying the ransom because there is always a chance the user could be tricked, and the money he spends might go to waste, but in this case, it may not be necessary. Apparently, the malware has an integrated decryption tool, which deciphers all user’s data after entering this passcode: 666HackerThn. Of course, we cannot be sure the decryption password will not be changed, but if you come across this infection and you have no other options to get your data back, it is worth a try. Needless to say, later on, we would recommend removing 5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware from the computer as leaving it could be still dangerous. If you need help with its deletion, you should take a look at the instructions we will place below the article. Read more »

Giyotin Ransomware

Giyotin Ransomware is among the newest ransomware infections detected by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com. It seems that malware targets Turkish-speaking users primarily, but it does not mean that you cannot encounter it. You might find any harmful program installed on your computer if you are not very careful, click on random links and advertisements that are displayed to you, and download tons of all kinds of applications from torrent websites. Luckily, Giyotin Ransomware does not encrypt files on users’ computers even though it places a window with a message in Turkish over the users’ screens claiming that all important files have been encrypted immediately after the successful entrance. According to specialists, this might show that Giyotin Ransomware is still in the development phase or hackers expect that users will send them money immediately after discovering a message opened on their Desktops. Since that window can be closed easily, you will see for yourself that none of your files have been locked – simply tap Alt+F4 to close it. It does not mean that you do not need to do anything else if your files have not been encrypted – you must still remove the ransomware infection from your PC. There is nothing smart about keeping malware on the system, even if it is not extremely harmful, because it might download an update from its C&C server and turn your life into a nightmare. Read more »

PUP.Daily File Converter

PUP.Daily File Converter

Daily File Converter is a free tool for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers that is meant to convert files. Although the extension works, there is no need to install it because its services are neither exclusive nor highly useful. Unless you convert files all the time, you really need to think carefully if you should get involved. The services promoted by the extension are offered at cloudconvert.com, and so you might as well bookmark this website rather than install a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Well, what could go wrong if you installed it? First and foremost, that depends on how you install it. If you install the PUP along with malicious programs, you could encounter serious security problems. Besides that, the extension is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has a few things to share with you. If you end up deciding you want to delete Daily File Converter, you can find a manual removal guide below. Before you follow it, we suggest you read this report. Read more »

goDownload Search Plus

goDownload Search Plus

Do you download new programs and extensions frequently? If you do, goDownload Search Plus might seem like a great program. The Chrome webstore installer introduces this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as this “powerful search engine” that, allegedly, can offer you “a variety of unique features and search tools.” The application is presented at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/godownload-search-plus/cbieibobpefaobhfncpimjimbijplebe by gozooms.com. This source promotes “Zooms Start,” “Search by Zooms,” and “Musix.” We do not recommend installing any of these add-ons, especially if you are not willing to research them first. In general, the extension we are discussing is not represented in a very clear or straightforward manner. It doesn’t even seem to have an official downloader. Is this a reason enough to remove goDownload Search Plus? It might be, but we can provide you with other reasons. If you continue reading this report, you will learn how to delete this PUP, and you will understand why that might be the best thing to do. As always, if there are any questions you come up with while reading this report, you can use the comments section to post them. Read more »

Power Speedup 2018

Power Speedup 2018

New PC optimization tools are released every year; however, some of them do not differ much from older applications. Power Speedup 2018 is the perfect example of this. It has been developed on the same template as some other PC optimization tools our specialists analyzed last year.  It looks like perfectly decent software, but what immediately causes concern about its trustworthiness is the message “The site ahead may contain harmful programs” that is displayed to users trying to open its official website https://www.speedywinutils.com. Of course, if you have an older version of the web browser you use, it is very likely that you will open it without any problems. Malware researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have also confirmed that it is not exactly a fully reliable application. No, it is not harmful malicious software, but, according to them, it has several drawbacks that make it a potentially unwanted application. Continue reading to find out more about it and then decide whether or not it should stay installed on your system. Read more »

IT.Books Ransomware

IT.Books Ransomware

IT.Books Ransomware encrypts almost all files found on the computer, which is why some of the software might crash once the system gets infected, and data like images might become impossible to open. The cybercriminals behind this threat may offer their decryption tools for a particular price, but it seems to us it would be safer to restore enciphered data from backup copies. It would not cost you anything either. However, before attaching any removable devices or connecting to cloud storage where backup copies could be kept, it would be advisable to erase the malicious application first to be on the safe side. If you choose to follow our advice we encourage you to use the removal instructions available at the end of this report. On the other hand, if the process appears to be too complicated for you to complete on your own, you could get a legitimate antimalware tool and let it eliminate IT.Books Ransomware for you. Read more »