Author Archives: Lisa Blanc

PUP.PopBlock+

PUP.PopBlock+

You might think that PopBlock+ is a tool that will block all advertisements and ensure that you are provided with “clean content” without any interruptions by pop-ups and redirects. If this is what you think, it is most likely that you downloaded the suspicious extension from the Chrome Web Store. The extension is no longer available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/popblock%20/fjdbdncjdpejlofndcobhldkeicnignc, but its creator, Search Dimension Inc., could find new ways to introduce it to Google Chrome users. All in all, when the installer was still active, its description promised great things, and so it is no winder that Chrome users decided to install it. Well, according to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, this seemingly useful extension is just another PUP – potentially unwanted program – and removing it is highly recommended. Do you want to learn more about why we suggest deleting PopBlock+? If you do, you should continue reading. Read more »

CVC Ransomware

CVC Ransomware

CVC Ransomware is an infection that was designed to take over your personal documents, pictures, and other files that you have either created yourself or acquired from external sources and parties. The point is to corrupt files that are considered unique. For example, system files are not unique because they can be replaced. Unique documents or photos might be impossible to replace, unless copies exist. If copies do not exist, the attackers behind the infection have a better chance of completing the attack. They encrypt files, which means that they are not completely destroyed or deleted. In theory, every encrypted file should be decryptable, and files are encrypted with the sole purpose of selling a decryptor. So, how does this malware work, and what can you do if your files were corrupted? We hope that you can find answers to these questions and learn how to remove CVC Ransomware by reading this report. Read more »

LiveSportSearch

LiveSportSearch

Did you install LiveSportSearch onto your Google Chrome browser by accident? Or did you do it on purpose so that you could, allegedly, enjoy optimized search results? If the latter is the case, you have been duped. If you installed the PUP (potentially unwanted program) by accident or without even knowing about it, you also should delete this extension. If you have no idea what we are talking about here, please continue reading, and you will find all of the reasons to delete LiveSportSearch from your browser. If you are left with unanswered questions after reading this report, do not hesitate to leave a comment below. Our researchers from the Ant-Spyware-101.com team will get back to you as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are having issues with the removal of the PUP as well. Read more »

Epor Ransomware

Epor Ransomware

Epor Ransomware appends the .epor extension to the files that it enciphers. Thus, you can tell whether you have this infection on your device by looking at the titles of your photos, documents, and other personal files targeted by this malicious application. As a result, files become locked and cannot be opened. If you want to know more about what happens if you receive this vicious threat, we invite you to read our full report. At the end of it, you can also find our deletion instructions that explain how users who wish to delete Epor Ransomware can do so manually. The process might be tricky, which is why we recommend employing a legitimate antimalware tool that could eliminate the malicious application for you. Read more »

Aieou Ransomware

Aieou Ransomware

It has been proven many times before that acting carelessly can lead to the invasion of malware. Aieou Ransomware is a malicious infection that you might be tricked into executing when you open files and links sent via spam emails, or when you download files and programs presented via unreliable file-sharing websites. In general, if your system is not protected, it is automatically vulnerable, and all kinds of actions could open security backdoors, through which cybercriminals can drop malware easily. So, if you are currently trying to delete Aieou Ransomware, note that the elimination of this threat is not the only problem you have. You also need to figure out how to secure your operating system. Do not worry if you think you have a lot to deal with. In fact, securing your system and removing malware can be done simultaneously. Are you interested in that? Keep reading to learn about the findings of our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, and do not hesitate to use the comments section if you have questions. Read more »

ConverterSearchTool

ConverterSearchTool

You probably wouldn’t want to have an unfamiliar program on-board, and if something like ConverterSearchTool appears on your Chrome browser, you will probably be taken by surprise. However, there’s no need to panic because this app is not a malicious infection. You can also remove ConverterSearchTool from your computer without too much effort. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. If you want to be sure that you get rid of all the unwanted apps and files, you can also scan your system with a security tool and use it to delete other unwanted programs. Read more »

Gichelfactice.info

Gichelfactice.info is an ad server that is developed to display and promote custom commercial advertisements. Users authorize these ads themselves without even realizing it, and then they are left to deal with the possible consequences.

The good news is that it is not that complicated to remove all the modifications and Gichelfactice.info components from your system. However, you should consider scanning your PC with a security tool, too. There is a good chance that you have several other unwanted applications on-board, and you should make sure that you remove them as well. After all, you should do everything you can to protect your system and your personal information from harm. Read more »

DPS Websafe

DPS Websafe

DPS Websafe is a potentially unwanted program, which means it may have unwanted qualities. Nonetheless, its description might make it sound as if it can provide advanced features free of charge. However, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com say that the tool’s description could be embellished so that the extension would look more useful. You can learn more about the application, like what it does, how it could be spread, and how to delete it by reading our full article. At the end of it you should find our removal instructions that show how to delete DPS Websafe manually. Should you have any questions about the removal process or the potentially unwanted program, feel free to leave us a message in the comments area available below the text. Read more »

9solo.biz

9solo.biz

9solo.biz is an adware server that might ask you to click a button that would enable it to show you notifications. Researchers say that the website's notifications could contain ads from different third parties, which is why some of them could be unreliable. Therefore, we advise not to rush into anything and think for a bit if you want to see such content. If you do not, you should leave this website without interacting with any buttons. To learn more about it, you could read our full article. If you want to know what to do if you allowed the adware server display notifications and now want to take this permission back, you should check the instructions available below this article. They show how to remove 9solo.biz notifications step by step. You can also get rid of the adware server with a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Read more »

News Precinct

News Precinct

If you are always looking for new ways to find the latest news and useful information, you might come across an extension called News Precinct. It provides access to a website with a toolbar that contains various links to news-related websites. However, we do not advise installing it without learning more about it as our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report that the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Therefore, there might be things that you could find annoying about this tool. If you want to learn about them, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. If you want to find out how to remove News Precinct manually, you should check the deletion instructions we provide at the end of the text. Read more »