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LiveStreamNewsToday Promos

LiveStreamNewsToday Promos

Although it would seem that LiveStreamNewsToday Promos is a tool that delivers both live news and promotional offers, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is all about advertising. Of course, if you visit livestreamnewstoday.com, this source offers news. However, if you download the extension, you are introduced to advertisements from third parties. So, did you download this extension on purpose or by accident? In either case, it is meant to introduce you to third-party ads, and that is the main reason we recommend deleting LiveStreamNewsToday Promos. Why is that so? While online ads are not inherently dangerous or malicious, you have to be very selective about whose ads you interact with because some of them can be extremely misleading. We are not making any claims in regard to the potentially unwanted program discussed in this report, but if you are not enjoying anything else offered by the extension, there is no reason to keep it installed. We suggest removing it. Read more »

R44s Ransomware

R44s Ransomware

R44s Ransomware is an infection that was created with billions of people in mind. When it encrypts files, it drops nine different versions of the same ransom note file, all of which represent messages in nine different languages, including Spanish, Dutch, Italian, German, French, Russian, Farsi, Chinese, and English. The names of these files are “LEAME_PARA_DESCIFRAR_ARCHIVOS.txt,” “LEESMIJ-BESTAND_VOOR_HET_DECODEREN_VAN_BESTANDEN.txt,” “LEGGIMI_PER_DECIFRARE_I_FILES.txt,” “LESEN_SIE_MICH_UM_DATEIEN_ZU_ENTSCHLUSSELN.txt,” “LISEZ-MOI_POUR_DECHIFFRER_LES_FICHIERS.txt,” “PROCHTI_MENYA_DLYA_RASSHIFROVKI_FAYLOV.txt,” “شروع_رمزگ_شایی.txt,” “重新解密文件.txt,” and “README_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.html.” Although these files are not malicious per se, you want to delete them all. Of course, it is most important that you remove R44s Ransomware files that are responsible for encrypting your personal files. Even though that will not help you recover your files, that will help you move towards a malware-free operating system. Read more »

Poulight Stealer

Poulight Stealer

Poulight Stealer should be removed from the system at once because if you leave it unattended, it can gather various sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. The problem is that like most Trojans it works without drawing attention, which means it can stay on your system without you noticing anything. We talk more about its working manner further in this article, so if you are interested in learning more about this malicious program, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. If you are looking for instructions showing how to delete Poulight Stealer, you can find them at the end of the text. However, it might be too challenging to erase the threat manually, which is why we recommend using a legitimate antimalware tool that could take care of this malware for you. Read more »

Convert Your File Now

Convert Your File Now

Our researchers came across a new Mindspark toolbar called Convert Your File Now. Same as other similar Mindspark toolbars, it was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application could have irritating qualities that might make some users want to get rid of it. If you want to know what kind of annoying functionality this extension might have, you should read the rest of this article. By reading it you can also learn how this potentially unwanted program could be spread and how it could be erased. For users who might need more help while erasing Convert Your File Now, we have prepared detailed deletion instructions available at the end of this article. If you have any questions about the removal process of the plugin itself, we encourage you to use our comments section. Read more »

Yaarileads.com

Yaarileads.com

Users who come across a website called Yaarileads.com should know that it is an adware server. It means that the web page could redirect them to websites that might display advertising content. If you are not a fan of advertising material, you may want to avoid getting redirected by this adware server. If you already have and the websites it took you to are now displaying notifications or ads that you do not want to see, we can help you eliminate Yaarileads.com with our removal steps provided at the end of this article. Of course, if you want to find out more details about this adware server, we invite you to read our full article first. If you have any questions related to it after reading the text, feel free to use our comments section available at the end of this page. Read more »

Opqz Ransomware

Opqz Ransomware

Although getting infected with a ransomware program is a terrible experience, it all depends on how you look at it. Sure, seeing something like Opqz Ransomware on your computer could be quite traumatic, but that only translates to traumatic experience if you consider it as such. On the other hand, it could also be a chance to learn something new about computer security. Thus, you can scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions to get rid of Opqz Ransomware. You should also consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool that would help you protect your system from various threats. Read more »

HorseLeader Ransomware

HorseLeader Ransomware

HorseLeader Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that has to be removed from your system as soon as possible. It is very unfortunate that you got this infection because it might not be possible to restore all of the files that were affected by the encryption. However, you should still look into all the possible ways that can help you retrieve at least some of your data. And don’t forget that you need to protect yourself from similar intruders in the future. To be ready, you have to learn more about HorseLeader Ransomware and other similar infections. Read more »

Find Your Packages Promos

Find Your Packages Promos

If you need to track packages, you should be able to do that via the sellers’ or carriers’ websites. Find Your Packages Promos, however, suggests that it can help you track all parcels from various carriers using one single tracker. Doesn’t this sound amazing? Well, you cannot judge a book by its cover, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers suggest that trusting the initial offer of any program is the wrong move. The good news is that the extension actually informs that it can show advertisements after installation, and so those who install it must know what they are getting themselves into. However, if you did not realize that you would be flooded with ads after installing the extension, you might feel dissatisfied. In any case, there are reasons to delete Find Your Packages Promos from Google Chrome, which at the time of research, was the only browser that the extension was compatible with. If you want to understand why removing this PUP (potentially unwanted program) might be the best move, continue reading. Read more »

Ooss Ransomware

Ooss Ransomware

If your operating system is protected, Ooss Ransomware should not be able to sneak in. However, if you do not use protection tools, and if you are relying on your own ability to identify and remove malware before it is executed, it is unlikely that you will stand a chance of stopping this threat before it encrypts your personal files. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that this malware uses very sneaky ways to invade your operating system, and you are always involved in the process. For example, the infection’s launcher could be introduced via a bundled downloader as a helpful application. If you are tricked into executing this bundle, the ransomware slithers in immediately. In a different scenario, the launcher could be introduced via spam email as a document/PDF file that, allegedly, represents flight information, hotel reservation, postage delivery details, etc. If you open this file, the ransomware executes. After that, the only thing you can do is delete Ooss Ransomware. Read more »

Weather Waves

Weather Waves

Weather Waves might have useful features, but you should know that it could also have irritating qualities. It is why specialists decided to place this extension in the category of potentially unwanted programs. If you did not know this before, there could be other things that you might not know about this application. Therefore, we encourage you to read our full article. In it, we talk about how this application could be spread, how it may work, and which of its qualities might seem annoying. Also, we explain how users who do not want to keep this potentially unwanted program on their computers could erase it. To make this task even easier, we prepared the removal instructions available at the end of the text that show how to delete Weather Waves from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Read more »