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QuickLogin

QuickLogin

QuickLogin is an extension for your Chrome and Firefox browsers that is supposed to make it easier for you to access your email accounts. The extension should interest only those who have multiple accounts with multiple service providers. Even in that case, the extension is pretty useless because it displays easy-access links to Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Outlook login pages only. This is one of the reasons we identify this extension as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, it is extremely important to weigh all pros and cons before you decide if this allegedly useful extension is worth your trust. We know for a fact that it was built by the same party who created Search Manager, which is yet another potentially unwanted program. Needless to say, it is strange that the same company is linked to two suspicious programs. That is not a good sign. Of course, we want you to decide for yourself if you should trust or remove QuickLogin. Continue reading to learn more. Read more »

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware is a threat that displays a message asking to pay for decryption tools in Bitcoins. The offered decryption tools can unlock the victim’s personal files, which ought to be affected by the malicious application. As you see, the malware enciphers valuable data located on the infected device with a strong cryptosystem that can turn pictures, photos, videos, documents, and various other files into unreadable data. Before rushing into anything, we advise you to consider whether your data is worth risking your savings carefully. After all, the cybercriminals might forget what they promised once they get paid. Not to mention, they could try to extort even more money from you. We do not say it will necessarily happen, but it is possible one of the situations could come true. In case you do not want to take chances, we encourage you to erase Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware. The instructions below will show how to get rid of it manually and if you need more information on the malware you can find it further in the article. Read more »

Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension)

Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension)

French is the official language in 29 countries around the world, and millions of people speak it. Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension) is targeted at all of those people. It is possible that the threat has a more specific target, but that is unknown at this point. The infection was created to encrypt files, and, unfortunately, it is likely to do that successfully if it gets the chance. What you want to do is strengthen your operating system’s defenses against this malware to keep it away. If you are too late, it is important that you delete Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension), but note that that will not restore your files. If they were encrypted, you are screwed. Of course, if backups exist outside the infected PC, you should not suffer any lasting consequences. Once you remove the infection and replace the corrupted files with their backup copies, you will be back to normal. That being said, we hope that you learn from this attack and remember to keep yourself and your system protected at all times. Read more »

YourMailTab

YourMailTab

YourMailTab is supposed to provide you with access to Gmail, Outlook, AOL, and Yahoo email services from one toolbar. It is unlikely that many people use all of these emailing services, but if you do, you might find the extension especially useful. Have you considered adding links to the websites representing them to your browser’s bookmarks bar? That would have been easier. Of course, if your bookmarks bar is full, you might want and additional one represented via the new tab and the homepage. The extension does not actually add a bar per se. Instead, it introduces you to this page: yourmailtab.com/homepage/homepage.html?id=MTI1NjE&implId=dGhlbWVfZ2VuZXJpY19iX2Nsb25l#hfew=d87f2072-9794-0ae7-18a6-b6b361e01a28. Its interface shows the email links, and it also presents a search bar. Overall, the interface of the extension makes it seem like a search engine, but it is a search engine you cannot trust. As you might have gathered already, we suggest removing YourMailTab, and we have created this guide to help you delete this potentially unwanted program (PUP) right away. Read more »

Backdata@qq.com Ransomware

Backdata@qq.com Ransomware

Recently we have encountered a lot of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware clones, and in this report, we will discuss one of the latest additions to the family, called Backdata@qq.com Ransomware. It works same as the threats before it, but it uses a slightly different extension to mark its files and there is a new email address for contacting the hackers behind this malicious application. As always, it is said the price depends on how fast the victim puts up with the cybercriminals demands. Same as with other malware alike there are no guarantees the message’s authors will hold on to their end of the bargain. It means you may not get what you pay for and, in the end, you could lose not just your files, but also your money. This is why we recommend not to pay the ransom, and if you do not mean to do so, we encourage you to erase Backdata@qq.com Ransomware. It can be done with a reliable antimalware tool or the instructions available below. Read more »

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts almost every single file that is not associated with the operating system. The malware marks data it affects with the .locked extension, which is not particularly unique since other similar threats are using it as well. Later on, it should display a note explaining what has happened and what the victim is supposed to do to receive decryption tools. To be more precise, the hackers ask to pay a ransom. They do not say how much to pay but mention the price could depend on how fast the user contacts them. Anyone who encounters this malicious application or any threat alike should understand it would be unwise to trust cybercriminals. There are no guarantees they will do as promised, and if the victim does not wish to risk losing money in vain, we advise deleting LockerGoga Ransomware. For more information we invite you to read the full article, as for removal instructions, you should take a look at the steps available below. Read more »

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro is not a malicious application, but it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. In this article, we will discuss what makes the application fit into the mentioned category. Hopefully, this will help users decide whether they want to use such a tool if they are thinking about having it. On the other hand, if you have already installed this potentially unwanted program, but do not want to keep it any longer, we can help you erase System Clean Pro. All you have to do is follow the instructions located below this article, and they will guide you through the process. However, if you do not feel like removing the application manually, you could pick a legitimate antimalware tool that could let you eliminate the program faster. Read more »

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware does not rename files it enciphers, but it may mark them with .snatch, .FileSlack, or .jupstb extensions. Later on, it ought to drop a ransom note that should be more or less the same no matter which version of the malware you receive. The words in the note claim that the user should not attempt to restore files himself if he does not wish to ruin them completely. Instead, the malware’s developers advise contacting them via email. Of course, we recommend against it, as they will most likely ask you to pay a ransom, and doing so could be hazardous. If you have no intention to risk your savings, we recommend ignoring the ransom note and erasing Snatch Ransomware. The instructions offered below this text will tell you how to remove the malicious application manually. If you are interested, you can also learn more about the threat by reading our full report. Read more »

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com is a search tool that redirects users to Bing to display results. After researching it, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com decided it might be safer to go directly to bing.com instead of using the application in question. Apparently, it does not have End User License Agreement (EULA), Privacy Policy (PP), and Terms of Use documents that as you might be aware are crucial in order to get to know any tool or website. There is one other thing suggesting the application might not be the best fit for your default search engine too, but we will discuss it further in the report. Thus, if you came here to get more information about Search-operator.com, we invite you to read our full article. What’s more, if you choose to remove this search engine from your browser, you might find useful the deletion steps available below the text. Read more »

SpeedTest3

SpeedTest3

Have you downloaded SpeedTest3 to test your Internet speeds? If you have done that, you might come to the conclusion that you have made a mistake. Although the extension looks pretty much harmless, and you can download it onto Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for free, there’s more than meets the eye. The extension is, first and foremost, an advertising tool, and if you let it in, you will be flooded with all kinds of ads. Furthermore, the parties serving them could know quite a lot about you to ensure that the content you are exposed to is attractive, and that is due to the information that the extension collects and shares. To most users, this is enough to decide upon the removal of SpeedTest3. If you wish to delete this extension as well, you can find a guide below. Before that, we advise reading the report to understand this adware (advertising-supported software) better. Read more »