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 »

Hacker who cracked your email and device Scam

Hacker who cracked your email and device Scam shows a warning message claiming hackers have intercepted information revealing the victim’s “dark secret life.” In exchange for them keeping this information to themselves and not sending it to the victim’s friends or family, the scammers demand to be paid in Bitcoins. Knowing this is just a scam, and in reality, the hackers most likely do not have anything compromising to reveal about you, we would recommend against paying the ransom. If you continue reading the article, you will find more useful details about Hacker who cracked your email and device Scam. As well as our instructions on what to do if you come across this warning message; you should find them at the end of this page. Read more »

MediaStart

MediaStart

Have you downloaded the MediaStart extension onto your Google Chrome web browser? If you have, we need to ask you if you are 100% sure that this extension can be trusted. Considering that you have found this article, you must have doubts. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com classifies the add-on as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and that is because it can change the browser’s settings, as well as collect and share information about users. If you are curious to learn what we mean by that, you should continue reading the report. Ultimately, we do recommend removing MediaStart, and if you have decided that that is what you want to do as well, you can read to learn more about the options you have. The guide that shows how to delete the extension from the browser manually can be found below. Hopefully, things clear up, and you know what you need to do, but if you continue having questions after you are done reading, do not forget to add them to the comments area. Read more »

backtonormal@foxmail.com Ransomware

backtonormal@foxmail.com Ransomware

backtonormal@foxmail.com Ransomware is a nasty computer infection you might encounter if you surf the Internet on a daily basis, you download various programs from P2P websites, and you tend to open email attachments from random emails you receive. It has turned out that backtonormal@foxmail.com Ransomware is not exactly a brand new computer threat. According to our specialists, it seems to be a variant of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware. This finding has helped them to obtain information about its modus operandi in no time because it does not differ much from the previous versions of this ransomware infection. We can assure you that the entrance of backtonormal@foxmail.com Ransomware will not be anywhere near pleasant because this nasty infection will lock files on your computer immediately if it ever finds a way to infiltrate your computer. This threat finds victims’ files and locks them right away, so it is very likely that it will already be too late to change something when you find out about the successful entrance of backtonormal@foxmail.com Ransomware. You will not rescue those encrypted files by removing the ransomware infection from the system, i.e. none of them will be automatically unlocked for you, but you will protect your all new files by removing backtonormal@foxmail.com Ransomware from the system. Read more »

Minotaur Ransomware

Minotaur Ransomware

Your operating system can be heavily impacted by the entrance of Minotaur Ransomware, a malicious file-encryptor that uses a complex encryption algorithm to render files unreadable. This is not done just to mess with users. Files are encrypted to force victims to pay a huge ransom payment in return for a decryption key that, allegedly, is the only thing that can restore files. Although that is likely to be the truth, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that those who pay the ransom are unlikely to get the decryptor. Cyber criminals behind this malicious ransomware are not obligated to do it. Unfortunately, no one has tracked these criminals down and stopped their attacks yet, which is why it is the responsibility of every Windows users to secure their operating systems and personal files against the infection. In this report, we discuss how to secure the system to prevent malware from attacking in the future, as well as how to delete Minotaur Ransomware. As for the files, we do not have a solution for you, and you have to be very cautious about sources that claim otherwise. You can recover files only if they are backed up. Read more »

EnyBeny CRISTMAS Ransomware

EnyBeny CRISTMAS Ransomware

EnyBeny CRISTMAS Ransomware is a malicious infection that aims to rip you off. This program is there to hold your files hostage until you pay the ransom fee. However, we have grounds to believe that this ransomware infection is not going to issue the decryption key for you even if you were to pay the money. So what should you do about it? First, you need to remove EnyBeny CRISTMAS Ransomware from your computer. Then, you need to look for ways to retrieve at least a portion of your files. Continue reading this entry to find out more about the infection and where it comes from. Read more »

Search.terraarcade.com

Search.terraarcade.com

Search.terraarcade.com looks like your regular search engine, but no user would ever want use this domain. In fact, our research specialists say that if you see this website on your browser, it means that you have been affected by a browser hijacker. A browser hijacker is not a major computer security threat, but it would not be a good idea to keep it. Do yourself a favor and remove Search.terraarcade.com today following the instructions you will find below this description. Afterwards, you should check whether there is more potentially unwanted software installed on your PC. Read more »

RunSpeedCheck

RunSpeedCheck

RunSpeedCheck is a potentially unwanted application that offers a tool to test your Internet speed. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report the application’s feature for checking the Internet speed does not work at the moment of writing. Also, it seems the extension can change user’s default search engine. The bad news is, the new search engine might show modified search results that could contain irritating or even potentially dangerous third-party advertising content. Because of this, we do not advise leaving RunSpeedCheck installed. If you noticed it on your system, and now wish to erase it, we could offer the deletion instructions available below the article. However, if you want to know more about the potentially unwanted program before removing it, we would encourage you to read the rest of this report first. Read more »

helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware

helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware

helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware is not a completely new threat, as research conducted by our experienced specialists has confirmed. It is just a new variant of Scarab-Bomber Ransomware. Without a doubt, it shares some similarities with its predecessor, so it was not hard to learn more about its behavior. It has turned out that the ransomware infection acts just like its predecessor. That is, once it infiltrates users’ computers, it immediately locks files found on them. Ransomware infections encrypt those files that users value the most. Some of these files are documents, images, and music. Crypto-threats no doubt use secure encryption algorithms to lock data on affected computers so that it would be impossible for ordinary computer users to unlock them without the unique key and the special decryptor. Only cyber criminals have them, but do not let them convince you to purchase these tools from them – they might not be sent to you even if you make a payment. In other words, you will lose your money as well. Since you cannot know whether you could unlock your files after you send money to cyber criminals, we suggest that you focus on the helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware removal instead. Once the threat is gone from the system, you could try out alternative data recovery methods, e.g. available automated data recovery tools. Read more »

YaTab

YaTab

Not all extensions are equal. Some are beneficial and reliable. Others are useless and can be even malicious. YaTab falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. This extension does offer seemingly useful services, but it also acts as a browser hijacker that takes over the browser and redirects all search queries to a third-party engine. In the past, Ask.com was the engine of choice; however, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found that it currently redirects to Google Search. Can the results be trusted? They were not modified during our research, but we cannot guarantee that that is what you will face also. In general, if you were not informed that your searches would be redirected, changed, or messed with in any manner, trusting the search service is not a good idea. As you can guess, we advise deleting YaTab, and if you have no idea how you should proceed, just continue reading. If your questions remain unanswered, do not hesitate to use the comments section below to contact our research team. Read more »

Advance PC Protector

Advance PC Protector

Advance PC Protector is a new PC optimization tool that is advertised as a powerful “junk cleaning and privacy protection” solution. Many users install this program on their computers consciously simply because they expect that it will make their computers run like brand new. To be more specific, they expect that this tool will increase their speed and considerably improve performance by erasing all junk files, untrustworthy software, and other components that may be affecting them in a negative way. Unfortunately, what the majority of users do not know is that this piece of software will not act beneficially for free. In other words, it is not a free program. You will first have to upgrade it before it cleans your system and improves your PC performance. To tell you the truth, we cannot promise that this is really going to happen because it seems that it detects only tiny errors. It is very likely that they do not really affect system performance. If you are not going to upgrade Advance PC Protector, we would suggest that you remove it right away because it will keep showing you reminders regarding the errors detected during the diagnostic scan in the System tray, which we are sure you will sooner or later find extremely irritating. Even though Advance PC Protector can be deleted through Control Panel, it leaves some leftovers you will have to remove yourself manually. Fully reliable programs can be removed fully using Control Panel, so specialists could not call Advance PC Protector a reliable application. It has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program by them. Read more »