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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 »

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 »