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WannaOof Ransomware

WannaOof Ransomware

WannaOof Ransomware changes computer’s Desktop wallpaper, encrypts pictures, documents, and other user’s personal files, and shows a ransom note asking to pay in Bitcoins or Dogecoins. As always, the ransomware’s developers may claim the user will receive a decryptor in return, but we recommend not to trust them blindly. There are cases when users do not hear from cybercriminals anymore even though they pay the requested sum on time. If you do not want to risk being scammed, you should look for other ways to recover your files. For instance, you could replace encrypted data with backup copies. Needless to say, you should erase WannaOof Ransomware first to make sure it is safe to upload copies or create new files on the computer. To delete it, you could either use the instructions available below or install a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Read more »

.crypted034 Ransomware

Ransomware infections have been so prevalent that perhaps everyone has heard about them by now. If you happen to encounter .crypted034 Ransomware, you probably know what to expect from it, as it is your average ransomware infection that behaves like any other program from the same category. To put it simply, .crypted034 Ransomware encrypts target files, and then expects you to pay for the decryption key. The point is that there is no need to pay money for something this infection probably cannot even deliver. Simply remove .crypted034 Ransomware from your system immediately, and then make sure that you do not get infected by a similar intruder again. Read more »

AcruxMiner

AcruxMiner is the name of a malicious cryptocurrency miner that can be customized by those who purchase it on the dark web. As a result, there might be numerous variants of it that could find their way into targeted victims’ systems through various channels. Therefore, we should stress it from the start that we cannot give any specific details about customized AcruxMiner’s versions. Nonetheless, we can tell you how they might work and what effect they might have on your computer. Provided, you want to learn more about the malware, we invite you to read the rest of our article. Also, we can offer the deletion instructions placed below. They will list the steps you could take in order to determine whether AcruxMiner is on your system and then to get rid of it. Read more »

Cheetah Ransomware

Cheetah Ransomware

The smallest security backdoor could help the malicious Cheetah Ransomware slither into your operating system, which is why it is crucial that you do not open these backdoors. First and foremost, you want to make sure that your operating system is secured reliably, and we recommend employing anti-malware software to ensure that. Next, you want to make sure that all security updates are installed. These updates might include patches for existing vulnerabilities, and you do NOT want to skip those. Finally, you have to evaluate your own activity. Do you open random links, download files without knowing much about them, or visit websites that you are not familiar with? If you do, your chances of letting in malware are pretty high. Hopefully, you think about this once you remove Cheetah Ransomware from your operating system. This is not the only threat in the world, and it is not even the worst kind. If you do not want to face threats and have to delete them in the future, you must be cautious. Read more »

Critical Warning 888-412-7389

Critical Warning 888-412-7389

The devious Critical Warning 888-412-7389 scam is targeted at Windows users with vulnerable operating systems. The warning does not show up out of nowhere, and it is fully dependent on a malicious .exe file that is dropped onto the computer silently. Needless to say, if the operating system is protected and guarded, this malicious file could not be executed. Therefore, besides thinking about the malicious threat, you also should think about your virtual security. If you do not take appropriate steps to secure your operating system, other kinds of malicious threats could try to invade! In this report, we focus on helping you delete Critical Warning 888-412-7389 file, but do not forget that you need to think about security overall as well. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is ready to answer your questions, and the comments section is open to anyone and everyone. Read more »

ABANTES Ransomware

ABANTES Ransomware

ABANTES Ransomware is based on an open-source threat known as Hidden-Tear Ransomware. Unlike most of the other file-encrypting applications created with Hidden-Tear Ransomware’s code, the malware does not demand a ransom. It looks as if the hackers created the threat for no other reason except to damage the infected computer’s system and the victim’s private files. Afterward, the malware may show an annoying message that tells victims not to kill any processes, delete the malware, or use antimalware tools. The note claims that if the user does not stick with the rules, his computer “will die.” However, it might not matter if you keep with the malware’s rules or not. If the threat rewrites the computer’s MBR (Master Boot Record), you might be forced to reinstall Windows. Otherwise, you might be able to get rid of it with a reputable antimalware tool or the deletion instructions placed below. Read more »

EarthAndSatelliteMaps

EarthAndSatelliteMaps

EarthAndSatelliteMaps is a browser extension that is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that this extension is not an immediate computer security threat, but it could exhibit certain behavioral patterns that you may find undesirable.

If it was not your intention to add this extension to your browser, scroll down to the bottom of this description and use the manual removal instructions to delete EarthAndSatelliteMaps for good. To find out more about the extension itself, please continue reading the article. Our aim is to tell you about this type of software so you could be aware of the potential security issues it brings. Read more »

Guvara Ransomware

Guvara Ransomware

You cannot be careless when opening spam emails because Guvara Ransomware and many other threats could hide within them. Cyber criminals are smart, and they know what kinds of subject lines and messages can lure in more gullible people. If they allow the malicious threat in, it can start corrupting files almost immediately. Unfortunately, if the victim does not realize that malware has invaded and delete the launcher right there and then, they are unlikely to stop the attack in time. After files are encrypted, the infection reveals itself using an added extension (“.guvara”), as well as a text file, which we discuss further in the report. Unfortunately, the recovery of files is unlikely to be possible, and you cannot save them even by deleting Guvara Ransomware. Obviously, it is necessary to remove this malware anyway, and we recommend taking care of that as soon as possible. Read more »

BROOM PC Cleaner

BROOM PC Cleaner

BROOM PC Cleaner is a potentially unwanted program that computer security specialists are very wary about. It might not be the worst security threat out there, but you shouldn’t keep this program on-board if you care about your system stability and personal data security.

In this description, we will look at how BROOM PC Cleaner spreads around, what the implications of keeping this app on your system are. As mentioned, in order to protect your computer from malicious exploitation, it would be for the best to remove BROOM PC Cleaner as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this article. Read more »

Best File Converter

Best File Converter

Best File Converter is a browser extension that lets users convert documents into PDF files and the other way around. However, you should know it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It means the application could do something that might make a user wish it was gone even if he installed it himself. To learn more about why the extension might be annoying, you should read the rest of this article. Should you decide you want to eliminate Best File Converter manually, you could also use the instructions located at the end of this text. Since it is classified as a PUP, it can be erased with security software too. If you like this option better, you should download a legitimate antimalware tool and do a full system scan. After it, the chosen tool ought to let you remove the suspicious plugin and other possible threats by clicking its provided deletion button. Read more »