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Search By PrsstMusic

Search By PrsstMusic

You might think that Search By PrsstMusic is a beneficial tool, but we would like to argue with that idea. Although the extension provides its users with access to music-related content, it is not actually beneficial, and the only thing it can do is redirect users to prsstmusic.com. Yes, this website allows you to search for your favorite musical artist, album, or song, but the information that is available is truly limited. For example, if you enter your favorite artist, you are introduced to a list of albums and songs they have produced, but when you click to listen to them, you are shown videos that are available on youtube.com. Therefore, although the website might seem to offer a music streaming service, it certainly does not do that. Unfortunately, it is just one of the reasons to delete Search By PrsstMusic. At the time of research, this PUP (potentially unwanted program) was compatible with Google Chrome only, and if you have it installed on this browser, we suggest you read this removal guide right now. Read more »

Outsider Ransomware

Outsider Ransomware

The files encrypted by Outsider Ransomware are not protected, despite the “.protected” extension that is attached to their names. This extension is created for the sole reason of making it clear which files were encrypted. Most file-encrypting threats do this, and they also sometimes rename the files that are encrypted. In that sense, you are lucky because you can, at least, identify the files that were corrupted by the infection. What’s the use? Well, if you have backups, you might be able to check which ones of your files have backup copies, and which ones are lost for good. Unfortunately, decrypting files manually is not possible, and you certainly cannot trust the attackers themselves to free your files. If you have backups, you are in an ideal situation, but do NOT connect to your backup system or service until you have the malicious Outsider Ransomware removed from your operating system. If you keep reading, you will learn about two unique methods that can help you delete this vicious infection. Read more »

FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware

FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware

When you want your product to reach a wider audience, you have to make sure that your product “speaks” a number of different languages. Unfortunately, this is also something that malware developers are aware of. For example, FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware is a malicious infection that targets users who speak English, Russian, and Chinese. If you are one of those users who got infected with this malware, you should do yourself a favor and remove FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware from your system immediately. For the manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Also, do not forget that it is always a good idea to invest in a legitimate antispyware application. Read more »

decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware

decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware

Our researchers think decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware is a new version of GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware, because even though there are a few differences between them the threats work more or less the same. Further, in the text, we will talk about what has changed in the latest version as well as explain how to eliminate this malicious application from the system. Thus, if you came across it or just wish to know all about it, we encourage you to read our full article. Also, users who need help while deleting decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware manually should have a look at the instructions located at the end of this page for guidance. Lastly, we would like to remind our readers that if they have any questions about the malware or its removal, they can leave us messages at the end of the text. Read more »

MyOfficeTab

MyOfficeTab

If you need to create documents often, MyOfficeTab might be what you were looking for specifically. Although this extension promises to help you create document files online, it is not as useful as you might think. As a matter of fact, our research team classifies it as a potentially unwanted program, PUP. The best thing you can do about this program is to remove it, but do not do that just because our malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com are telling you to. Read the report, learn about the extension, and then come up with your own conclusion. If there is no need for that, go ahead and delete MyOfficeTab using the instructions below. At the time of research, this potentially unwanted program was compatible with Google Chrome, which is what we focus on in the guide. However, if you find that you need to eliminate the extension from a different browser, let us know via the comments below, and we will update the guide to help you out as soon as possible. Read more »

CommentsPlus

CommentsPlus

CommentsPlus is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome. What you ought to know about this plugin is it is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It means the application could have unwanted qualities. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the software could gather information about the user and track him. Also, we believe it is possible the extension could show third-party advertising content, although we cannot be sure about it. However, if it appears to be doing so, we would advise being extra careful with such ads, and if you continue reading our report, we will explain to you why. Another thing we will discuss in the text is how to delete CommentsPlus. Thus, if you decide you do not wish to keep this PUP any longer, you should not forget to check the last paragraph as well as instructions displayed below it. Read more »

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection, and there is nothing fun about it. This malicious infection aims to make as much money as possible by pushing affected users into purchasing decryption keys. However, you do not need to spend your money on this infection. It is possible to decrypt the files affected by the program for free. Therefore, you need to remove .PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Should you need help with malware removal, do not hesitate to acquire a powerful antispyware tool to help you with it. Read more »

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 »