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French MoWare H.F.D ransomware

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that targets mainly the French-speaking computer users. However, it doesn’t mean that you cannot get infected with this program, too. If this application has found its way into your system, you have opened the right page because we will tell you how to remove French MoWare H.F.D ransomware for good.

Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions and do not forget that the best way to deal with such infections is prevention. So please consider educating yourself on the ways ransomware apps spread around. Read more »

Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware

Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware

One more ransomware infection - Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware - has been recently detected in the wild by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com. They have immediately understood what it is capable of because research has clearly shown that this threat is a brand new variant of Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, a crypto-threat analyzed by specialists not long ago. Speaking more specifically, there is no doubt that this ransomware infection has been developed by cyber criminals to obtain money from users. One of the tactics used to push users into transferring money is locking their personal files. The ransomware infection tries to convince users that their files have been locked due to a security problem, but we can assure you that the main problem you have is the successful entrance of Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware. No worries; you will erase this threat yourself manually with our help. Sadly, we cannot promise that it will be very easy to unlock files encrypted by this threat. Paying money to cyber criminals is definitely not what we suggest that you do, but you need to know the truth – there might be no other ways to get files back. This is especially true if you have never backed up any of your files. Read more »

Epoblockl Ransomware

Epoblockl Ransomware

Epoblockl Ransomware is a computer infection that can encrypt user and system files. This seems to be one of the many random infections that have been terrorizing users lately. The ransomware program is not prominent enough to draw attention from the media, but it doesn’t mean it is any less dangerous than the notorious WannaCry Ransomware. The bottom line is that you must remove Epoblockl Ransomware from your computer immediately, and by doing so, you have to ensure that similar intruders to do not enter your PC again. Please bear in mind that some of the infection’s consequences might not be reverted. Read more »

Scarab-DD Ransomware

Scarab-DD Ransomware

Scarab-DD Ransomware shows a warning claiming the threat’s victims must contact the malicious program’s developers if they want to get their files back. As you see, the malware encrypts various data with a secure encryption algorithm, which is why once affected it cannot be opened without decryption tools. It is understandable some users might be thinking about complying with the hacker’s demands, but we do not believe it would be wise to do so. After writing to the cybercriminals, you could receive instructions on how to pay a ransom. Needless to say, there are no reassurances these people will hold on to their promises, which means you may lose your money in vain. Because of this we advise erasing the malware and restoring files from backup copies if you have any. To learn how to eliminate Scarab-DD Ransomware manually, you should take a look at the instructions placed below this report. As for more information on the threat's working manner or distribution, you should review the rest of the article. Read more »

InstallCore

InstallCore

InstallCore is an installer that might have been used to carry in the application you downloaded most recently. It is not surprising if you are not familiar with the name because it is not always displayed, and you might be more interested in the names of the programs represented via the installer. It was not built for the distribution of one specific program or for the use of one specific software developer. It was created to help with the distribution of software and make the process much easier, and various different parties can use it. While many Windows users can download legitimate and reliable programs using the installer in question, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that unreliable installers could be used too. If you do not want to encounter them, you have to stay vigilant and perform thorough research every time you download something new. Otherwise, you might realize soon that you need to delete InstallCore-linked threats. Before you continue reading, immediately perform a full system scan using a trusted malware scanner. Read more »

German Jigsaw .spaß

German Jigsaw .spaß

If you use the German language on your operating system, you are the prime target of German Jigsaw .spaß malware, a malicious file-encrypting infection that was created to make you pay a huge ransom in return for a file decryptor. The ransom is $500, but you are requested to pay it in Bitcoin, which is a highly popular crypto-currency. At the time of research, $500 (if we assume that $ stands for USD) converted to around 0.12 BTC. Of course, you should check the conversion rates yourself because they shift often. Whether you think this ransom is big or small, paying it is a bad idea. If you make the payment to the 1CpnhbLaqLj5NgXwYVQ5aXmrMzvhzjehmm Bitcoin Wallet, your money will be gone forever. Recovering it will not be possible. Unfortunately, that is why cyber criminals are unlikely to give you a decryption key. They simply do not need to, and they cannot be forced to do it. Of course, the choice is yours, and if you decide to take the risk, you are free to do so. If a miracle happens, and your files are restored, do not forget that you must delete German Jigsaw .spaß malware ASAP. Different removal methods are discussed in this post. Read more »

Driver Tonic

Driver Tonic

If you are looking for a tool or a service that could help you improve your Windows operating system, know that Driver Tonic is not it. Of course, it is presented as this amazing, versatile, and highly useful tool, but is it? According to the researchers at the Anti-Spyware-101.com internal lab, it is not. In fact, trusting this application is not only NOT beneficial. It could be dangerous too. We are not saying that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is malicious, but there is no doubt that it has some deceit going on behind it, and, for that reason, it is best to delete Driver Tonic. In this article, we explain the reasons why trusting the PUP is a bad idea, and we also discuss the different methods you could use to remove it. Note that it is not enough to uninstall this program to eliminate it completely. A few components in the Windows Registry are left behind, and you have to clear them yourself. Is it strange that the program leaves something behind? It sure is, and that is another reason we classify it as a PUP. Read more »

WebtrendsLive

WebtrendsLive seems to be an old tracking cookie that could keep information about user’s interests. As you might be aware, such data can be used for marketing purposes or to be more precise, to show you targeted advertisements, offers, and so on. While there is nothing malicious in it and lots of various web pages do so too, some users may still not like the idea they are being tracked when browsing the Internet. If you do not want to be followed by websites that could be using WebtrendsLive, you should simply erase this cookie from your browser. The instructions below the text will explain how to eliminate it and if you need more information about the application you could find it by reading the rest of our article. Read more »

CtrlAlt Ransomware

CtrlAlt Ransomware

CtrlAlt Ransomware is a malicious tool used for money extortion. It locks files located on the infected device with a secure encryption algorithm and displays a ransom note suggesting the user can get his files back only after paying a ransom. Needless to say, we would not recommend trusting the cybercriminals behind the malware. There is a possibility they may not bother sending the decryption tools you would pay for or they could start asking for more money. Therefore, if you do not want to pay for something you may never receive we recommend erasing CtrlAlt Ransomware. If you have already decided you want to delete it, you should have a look at the removal instructions available at the end of the article. On the other hand, if you need more details before deciding what to do, you could read our report first. Read more »

Mediaplex

Mediaplex is one of the billion existing tracking cookies used to collect and keep certain details about users. It might be also dropped on your system as Conversant. You should not freak out if you have found it listed under Cookies on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome even if you cannot recognize it and know nothing about its appearance on your computer because this particular tracking cookie is not malicious. Of course, tracking cookies may, theoretically, be used by cyber criminals who set up websites with the intention of dropping a tracking cookie on the user’s computer, but we can assure you that Mediaplex will not cause you any trouble. Usually, these plain text files called cookies are not dangerous, but privacy-minded users should still be cautious and refrain from visiting shady websites. If you still decide to eliminate Mediaplex, it should not be a complicated task at all; however, we still suggest following our manual removal guide for those less experienced users. You want to be sure that the undesirable cookie is removed fully, do you? Read more »