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SlikDealer New Tab

SlikDealer New Tab

SlikDealer New Tab is not a new browser extension; in fact, it does not even seem to be active yet. Yet, our malware experts at say that finding it in your Google Chrome browser could be a sign of other, more serious malware threats hiding on board. Since this search page tool does not mean direct threat to you or to your system, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Strangely enough, this PUP is not available for download on its own official webpage. You should know that it was created by First Offer (, which seems to be a group specializing in online monetization. This obviously means that this search page is not really designed for your benefit but to promote third parties, who may not always be trustworthy. Although this Chrome browser extension features all kinds of coupons and links to coupon-related pages, it may expose you to unreliable third-party advertisements and links. It seems that this PUP targets the US market mainly. We recommend that you remove SlikDealer New Tab as soon as possible since it is a useless tool that may well be risky to use, too. Read more »

Have you found to have taken over your browser’s homepage, New tab, and/or default search provider? According to the research of malware analysts, it does not look like this browser hijacker can corrupt your IE, Firefox, or Chrome web browser completely without permission; however, you might have been forced into letting it in when downloading the “Email Inbox Login” extension. All in all, whether your browser was hijacked illegally or with your knowledge, you want to delete as soon as possible. This hijacker – as well as the extension representing it – was created by Polarity Technologies Ltd., and this company is responsible for hundreds of extensions and hijackers that we recommend removing. Some of them include,, and My Weather Radar. Although these threats are usually represented via authentic-looking sources, it appears that they are often installed using malware or undesirable software bundles. Without a doubt, you want to remove malware if it exists, but, in this report, we focus on erasing the hijacker and the accompanying extension. Read more »

Defender Ransomware

Defender Ransomware

Whoever created Defender Ransomware truly has no regard for virtual privacy. This infection corrupts files found on the infected operating system by encrypting data within them. Most other threats of this kind demand a ransom in return of a file decryptor or a decryption key (e.g., LockMe Ransomware or Xorist-Frozen Ransomware). Of course, in most cases, the cyber crooks behind these threats have no intention of keeping their promises and providing the victims with the decryption tools. In reality, decrypting files corrupted by ransomware is usually impossible. The surprising thing is that the threat we are discussing in this report does not even make a request to pay the ransom. On the contrary, the notification represented via a file (“Defender_Ransomware.txt”) created by the infection informs that “THIS RANSOMWARE IS NOT DECRYPTABLE.” Needless to say, the only thing that anyone can do is delete Defender Ransomware. You can scroll to the bottom to find a guide that explains how to remove this malicious infection, but we suggest reading the report first to learn more. Read more »

LockMe Ransomware

LockMe Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting application you could accidentally receive after downloading suspicious data, for example, email attachments from unknown senders, setup files from untrustworthy file-sharing web pages, etc. If it happens, you may lose all of your data located on the infected device as the malware enciphers it with a strong cryptosystem. Such files cannot be opened without a decryption tool and a specific decryption key. Unfortunately, these means might be available only to the cyber criminals who created this malicious application, and they are not sharing them free of charge. Needless to say, even if you can pay the asked ransom, we do not think it would be wise considering there are no refunds and no reassurances. If you cannot decide what to do yet, you should keep reading our report and learn more about LockMe Ransomware. For those who have already decided to eliminate the malware, we would recommend sliding a bit below the text where we will place removal steps. Read more »

Youtube Reward Center Scam

If you see a pop-up from Youtube Reward Center on your screen, you must have encountered Youtube Reward Center Scam. It is one of many scams that can reach users. Its content might slightly differ depending on the time you access the domain showing it or the web browser you use, but there is no doubt that it will try to convince you to provide certain personal details no matter which of its versions you encounter. Do not do this and close it immediately because Youtube Reward Center Scam is a hoax. It might seem that it is displayed by YouTube, but we can assure you that it has nothing in common with it. Generally speaking, users who encounter Youtube Reward Center Scam see the fake message. Because of this, they should not expect to get an expensive item (e.g. iPhone X) just for taking a short survey. It only seeks to extract some personal details from you, but you should not provide any information about yourself. Instead, close this convincing message right away. Unfortunately, it might not be that easy to get rid of it. If it has gone full-screen and it cannot be closed by clicking X, you might need to close your browser by killing its process via Task Manager. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that it will not show up on your screen ever again after you close it. Read more »

Find Forms Fast

Find Forms Fast is not an application that you want to find up and running on your operating system. We highly advise you to refrain from this program at all times. In fact, you should remove it if it is ever discovered running on your PC. Doing so is important because it happens to be one more potentially unwanted program. Such classification has been made due to this application's intrusive nature. As it turns out, it can easily alter your browser's default settings. In turn, browsing the web becomes a much more annoying experience. To have a better understanding of this dubious program's functionality, make sure to read the rest of this report. Besides such information, you will find a few virtual security tips that will help you maintain a clean and safe operating system. Finally, to help you delete Find Forms Fast once and for all, we include a detailed removal guide below this report. Read more »

If the search tool of the web browser you use has been changed to, this suggests that you have encountered a browser hijacker, or you have installed some kind of untrustworthy add-on that has altered your browser’s settings. The majority of users do not know anything about the appearance of on their browsers, which clearly shows that it is not one of those reputable search providers users set consciously on web browsers they use. If you are sure you have not set this search engine yourself either, remove it today without further consideration. It is not the only reason it should be eliminated. Theoretically, it might also present you with untrustworthy search results, so it would be smart to start using another search provider instead of it as soon as possible. The removal should not be very complicated. Most likely, the undesirable search tool will be gone from the default search provider place after you reset the web browser you use to default settings. If this does not tell you much, feel free to use the removal guide you will find placed below this article. Of course, it would be best to read this report till the end before taking any action. Read more »

Xorist-Frozen Ransomware

Xorist-Frozen Ransomware is yet another variant based on the infamous Xorist Ransomware. We have seen a number of dangerous ransomware programs originating from this base, such as Cryptedx Ransomware and Hello Ransomware. Unfortunately, this dangerous program can encrypt all your important files once it manages to sneak onto your system. Since you will not notice its presence until it is too late, it is not possible to remove Xorist-Frozen Ransomware from your computer without the possibility of losing your files to encryption. Hopefully, though, you have a recently saved backup in cloud storage or on an offline removable drive. Right now, this seems to be the only way for you to be able to recover your files. Our malware experts at say that they have not found any free tool yet that could help you restore your files. Also, there is no guarantee that if you pay the ransom, you will get the private key needed for decryption. We advise you to remove Xorist-Frozen Ransomware as soon as possible. For the details, please read our full article. Read more »

Tornado Ransomware

Tornado Ransomware

Ransomware is a lucrative type of malware, and the Tornado ransomware is yet another infection released for monetary gain. The infection encrypts files and drops many ransom notes demanding a ransom fee in return to the encrypted data. The requirements provided by the Tornado ransomware should be disregarded, because the attackers' promise to decrypt file is just a hoax. The possibility of having the files restored is close to zero, so, instead of spending a considerable sum of money for nothing, you should take action to remove the Tornado ransomware. Without a doubt, it is also necessary to ensure that such threats do not manage to find access to the system again in the future. Read more »

Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert

Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert is what malware researchers also call as a technical support scam. Our malware specialists at say that you can be exposed to this fake alert when you get redirected to a malicious page pretending to be a support page warning you about an alleged security issue. This alert claims that Vodafone Australia has detected a threat on your system that can steal personal and financial information from your computer. You are led to believe that you must call a provided telephone number for technical support. Of course, if you contact these schemers, you will not talk with a Microsoft certified technician. Instead, you could be asked to grant remote access to your PC and also buy a promoted security tool so that this alleged issue can be fixed. So, if you do not want to lose your money and even let cyber crooks gain access to your precious computer, we suggest that you remove Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert immediately. Read more »