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Vista Search

Vista Search

Vista Search might not seem like much of a threat, but it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). A PUP is not a malicious computer infection. It is a regular program that users often download and install accidentally. You might wonder how on earth that could happen because clearly, people download only the programs they want and need, right? Well, you’d be surprised. It quite often that the likes of Vista Search manage to plop into target systems out of the blue, and then users are left scratching their heads, wondering what happened. And then they scramble to remove Vista Search and all the other unwanted apps. Read more »

NEFILIM Ransomware

NEFILIM Ransomware

NEFILIM Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that will encrypt your files, no questions asked. If this program enters your system, one day, you will find yourself with tons of files that your OS can no longer read. Then what? The infection would want you to pay the ransom fee for the files, but you should never do that. By paying the ransom, you would only encourage these criminals to continue making more infections. You need to remove NEFILIM Ransomware and everything related to this program from your system, and then look for ways to get your files back. Read more »

CrypSearch

CrypSearch

CrypSearch may present itself as a useful application that can improve your web search experience, but our research team says that this app is a potentially unwanted program (or a PUP). It means that CrypSearch might exhibit a number of features that can deemed to be potentially unwanted. In a sense, there shouldn’t be anything dangerous about this application, but such programs might inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Therefore, if you want to protect your computer from various threats, you should remove CrypSearch from your system as soon as possible. Read more »

Awesome Movies Search

Awesome Movies Search

Awesome Movies Search might provide a useful feature that allows to search for movies and TV series, but users ought to know that it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. It means that the extension could have unwanted or irritating functionality. If you want to learn more about it, we encourage you to read our full article, in which we discuss how this application might be spread, how it might work, and how to erase it if you no longer wish to keep it on your browser. If you scroll below the article you can find our deletion instructions that show how to remove Awesome Movies Search from Google Chrome. The reason we do not provide instructions for users of other browsers is that the potentially unwanted program seems to be compatible only with Google Chrome. Read more »

Calix Ransomware

Calix Ransomware

Calix Ransomware is one of those dangerous ransomware infections that you should clearly remove from your system as soon as possible. Luckily, ransomware programs do not hide their presence, and you will know immediately that you have been affected by it.

It might be really scary when Calix Ransomware enters your system and locks up your files. However, do not panic. Panicking would only lead to wrong decisions and other potential losses. Get yourself a powerful antispyware tool that will help you terminate this infection for good. After that, explore possible file recovery options with a local professional. Read more »

Download Office Tools

Download Office Tools

If you do not own Microsoft Office programs and if you need to convert files to formats you cannot convert yourself, Download Office Tools might seem pretty useful. This extension works only on Google Chrome, but it is always possible that we will see versions of this add-on created for other browsers. If that is what you are dealing with right now, continue reading the report, and post a comment below so that our research team could update the manual removal guide below for you. Because you are reading this report, we assume that you already have your reasons to delete Download Office Tools from your browser. Perhaps you do not like the service offered, and maybe you have realized that the integrated search tool cannot be trusted. Whatever the case might be, we have got you covered. Keep reading to get more information about the extension, or scroll down to find the removal guide you came here for. Read more »

Blend Ransomware

Blend Ransomware

Failure to protect the Windows operating system can result in the invasion of Blend Ransomware, a file-encrypting and ransom-demanding infection that will not leave one personal file untouched. In the first phase of the attack, the infection executes itself and drops additional files. Then, it encrypts personal files. Finally, it introduces ransom demands in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, is the only savior. That could be the case, but that does not mean that cybercriminals would actually help you with the decryption of personal documents or photos even if you fulfilled their demands to a T. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers note that victims who have backups outside the system can easily replace the corrupted files after deleting Blend Ransomware. Hopefully, that is the option that works for you. Of course, whether or not you restore your personal files, removing the malicious threat is crucial. Continue reading to learn about the process, and note that a manual removal guide can be found below. Read more »

Rezm Ransomware

Rezm Ransomware

Rezm Ransomware can prevent you from accessing your documents, photos, and data alike. As you see, the malware encrypts such files with a robust encryption algorithm. The files that get affected can only be recovered with particular decryption software. As usual for threats from the Stop Ransomware family, its ransom note claims that users can get decryption tools if they pay 980 US dollars or half of it if they put up with specific demands. Unfortunately, whether you pay or not, there are no reassurances that cybercriminals will send you the decryption tools that they promise. Naturally we advise concentrating on the malware’s deletion if you do not want to pay ransom. The instructions below show how you could erase Rezm Ransomware manually, although if the process seems too challenging, we recommend using a legitimate antimalware tool instead. For more information, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

Video-Browse

Video-Browse

Video-Browse is a browser extension and a potentially unwanted program that is currently offered to Google Chrome users only. As you see, the application could have qualities that some users might not want. To be more precise, the add-on could change browser preferences as well as view users’ browsing history. You can learn more about its behavior if you continue reading our article. At the end of it, we offer deletion instructions that can help you erase Video-Browse if that is what you decide to do with it. Also, if you have any questions about this potentially unwanted program or need any assistance with its removal, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below. Read more »

Searchsio

Searchsio

How you browse the web determines how well you find the information or content you want. Searchsio is an extension that promises to offer the “best way to search,” but our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com warn that it is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first. For one, it does not actually offer a reliable search service, and since that is the only service that is should provide, it loses its credibility. Our researchers have classified the extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) for this very reason. The chances are that you already know why you want to delete Searchsio from your browser because you have found this removal guide, but if you are still searching for information about the PUP, you should continue reading the report. If you want to discuss anything in more detail, post your questions the comments area, and we will get back to you with answers as soon as possible. Read more »