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Rxx Ransomware

Rxx Ransomware

Rxx Ransomware opens a window called back_data@foxmail.com as soon as it enciphers all targeted files. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say that the malicious application might be after photos, various documents, and other data that could be precious and irreplaceable. The mentioned window should show a message that says you can restore all files if you contact the malware’s creators. Unfortunately, it is doubtful that they will not want anything in exchange for providing you with special decryption tools. In most cases, hackers ask to pay a particular sum of Bitcoins. Putting up with such demands is dangerous because there is always a possibility that hackers could scam you. If you want to learn more about what may happen if you receive Rxx Ransomware and how to avoid it, we advise reading our full article. Read more »

Access Gov Docs Tab

Access Gov Docs Tab

Access Gov Docs Tab is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted programs are not immediate system security threats, but they still raise various issues. Therefore, it is important to run regular system scans so you could detect these unwanted applications and remove them as soon as possible. You can terminate Access Gov Docs Tab by restoring your browser’s settings to default, and the instructions for that can be found at the bottom of this description. To learn more about this annoying extension, please continue reading below. Read more »

Oniria

Oniria

Google Chrome users can download Oniria to enhance Google Search results. That is what this extension is meant to offer. However, the reality is that the extension modifies the results of a popular and widely used search engine to introduce people to sponsored content. Whether or not interacting with this content is dangerous – which is something we discuss in this report – the extension cannot be considered useful, and that is likely to be the biggest reason to remove it from Google Chrome. However, it is important to understand that the extension could introduce you to links and ads that cannot be trusted. This is a risk that you need to weigh carefully, and if you decide that the service offered is not worth taking risks over, it might be best to delete Oniria without delay. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the extension, and the conclusion is that it works as a potentially unwanted program, also known as PUP. Read more »

NCOV Ransomware

NCOV Ransomware

You have to act fast if you have discovered NCOV Ransomware on your Windows operating system. You might be unable to salvage your personal files – which the threat encrypts – but your operating system will not be safe until this malware is fully removed. Just like Dewar Ransomware, Devos Ransomware, Dever Ransomware, and hundreds of clones alike, this threat was created by an unknown attacker (or group of attackers) who used a pre-built malware code. The first infections that were created using it were Crysis Ransomware and Dharma Ransomware, which is why these are the names that the NCOV variant might be recognized by malware scanners and security tools. Regardless of the name, if this is the threat that slithered in, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. Do you know how to delete NCOV Ransomware? Do you know if you can salvage your files? Do you know how to protect your Windows operating system? If you want answers to these questions, continue reading the report. Read more »

STOP Ransomware (.peet variation)

STOP Ransomware (.peet variation)

STOP Ransomware (.peet variation), or Peet Ransomware, is a dangerous infection. Although it does not steal private information, drop other malicious files, or hijack your personal accounts, it corrupts your personal files. Documents, pictures, archives, and media files are encrypted, and the data within is changed, which renders the files unreadable. This is the first task that the infection needs to complete. Afterward, it has to convince you to pay money in return for a decryptor. The attack of this malware is very simple in its structure, but, unfortunately, it can be very successful and lucrative. If victims of the infection cannot recover their files for free, they might decide to fulfill the attackers’ demands, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers think that that would be a mistake. If you are not sure about what it is that you should do with the infection, its removal, and the recovery of your files, continue reading. If you are trying to delete STOP Ransomware (.peet variation) already, scroll down to find instructions. Read more »

EncryptedSearch

EncryptedSearch

EncryptedSearch might be encountered by users who are looking for ways to hide their search activity from other users. For this purpose, the extension offers a tool that should encrypt search keywords. Nonetheless, the application itself might be able to gather such data if it does not contain any identifiable information and even show you advertisements. Consequently, it may not come as a surprise that the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program. If you want to find out more about it, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. As for users who want to learn how to remove EncryptedSearch, we recommend checking the instructions placed below that explain how to delete the potentially unwanted program manually. Read more »

Feed.tinychill.com

Feed.tinychill.com

Sometimes even the most innocent looking applications might cause some trouble. Take Feed.tinychill.com, for example. On the surface, it looks like a simple domain that can do no harm. But the reality is that our research team was forced to associate it with a browser hijacker. In other words, if you see this website on your browser, the chances are that your browser’s settings were modified without your permission, and now you are constantly exposed to potentially harmful content. If you want to protect your system and your personal information from malicious exploitation, you need to remove Feed.tinychill.com immediately. Read more »

Getalinkandshare.com

Getalinkandshare.com

If you end up on Getalinkandshare.com, you should know that it is an adware server. It means that it could show you advertisements from various third parties. Thus, the website might appear annoying if you do not like seeing third-party ads. Truth be told, it seems that the site might show advertisements only if a user gives it specific permission to do so. To learn more about this adware server, we invite you to read our full article. As for users who might be looking for a way to get rid of Getalinkandshare.com notifications, we recommend checking our deletion instructions available at the end of this text or scanning their systems with legitimate antimalware software. If you have any questions, you could leave us a comment below. Read more »

Find A Flight Pro

Find A Flight Pro

Find A Flight Pro is offered to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer users. According to its description, the extension provides links to web pages that have flight deals or provide access to flight information. If you frequently travel by plane, this tool might seem useful. However, you should know that it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. It might mean that the application could have undesirable qualities. If you want to learn what those qualities could be as well as other details about this extension, we invite you to read our full article. At the end of the text, we provide deletion instructions that show how to remove Find A Flight Pro from the browsers that it is compatible with. Keep it in mind that you do not have to use them to get rid of this PUP as you should be able to eliminate it with a legitimate antimalware tool too. Read more »

JackSparrow Ransomware

JackSparrow Ransomware

JackSparrow Ransomware is an encryptor, and it goes after your personal files if it gets the chance to do so. It might get the chance if you open spam email attachments, download files from unreliable sources, interact with misleading advertisements, postpone system and software updates, or leave your operating system unprotected. Unfortunately, although there is plenty of information about malware, its distribution, and ways to prevent successful attacks, some Windows users continue to be careless, and that is why ransomware thrives. The bad news is that, in most cases, ransomware uses encryptors that cannot be deciphered, which means that victims are not able to recover their files. You certainly cannot recover files by deleting JackSparrow Ransomware. That being said, the removal of this malware is very important, and, hopefully, you can replace your files afterward. Needless to say, replacement is possible only if copies exist, and your chances of using them successfully are better if they are stored outside the infected computer. Read more »