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Osmes.pro

Osmes.pro

Have you enabled Osmes.pro notifications? Hopefully, you have not done that because that could be the beginning of an extremely unsecure browsing experience. If you gave enabled these notifications, our recommendation is that you remove them as soon as possible. What’s the rush? The advertisements that are bound to flood you could be misleading and set up to expose you to malware, phishing scams, shopping scams, etc. Hopefully, you have not been hurt by this yet, but if you have, we have a few tips for you as well. Our research team has created a guide that shows how to delete Osmes.pro notifications from three popular browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge – but note that we can always add additional guides if you need them. You can make your requests and ask questions via the comments section. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are ready to jump in and help you ASAP. Read more »

Zida Ransomware

Zida Ransomware is not an entirely new player in the malware field. This infection is there to bully you into spending your money on a decryption key that may not even deliver. It is a rather old infection, so it means that its server could be down by now, and the criminals may not even issue the decryption key even if you were to contact them. But of course, contacting the criminals behind this threat is not a good idea. Instead, you have to focus on removing Zida Ransomware from your system, which you can do by following the removal instructions at the bottom of this page. Read more »

Perfect Startpage

Perfect Startpage

T.M.D.S. TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT Ltd. is the creator of Perfect Startpage, a seemingly still unpopular Google Chrome extension that people can download for free from the Chrome Web Store. Did you use chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/perfect-startpage/aigcgboanjbenlnjcokbfmpihnmoobna to install the PUP (potentially unwanted program)? Even if that is the case, we recommend that you scan your system for hidden threats immediately. This cannot wait. You especially want to scan your system if you downloaded the PUP using a different installer or if you do not remember acquiring it at all. If that is the case, your chances of facing additional threats that you might need to delete are much higher. Of course, we hope that there is nothing that you need to eliminate besides the PUP. So, why should you remove Perfect Startpage? If you do not know, continue reading our report. If you think you have all of the information you might need, check out the last paragraph, in which we discuss your options. Read more »

Laininvitableim.club

Do you pay attention to the websites you visit and the webpages you land on? Laininvitableim.club is an adware server that can introduce ad webpages via unreliable websites, and it also can suggest allowing notifications. This function makes it possible for it to show advertisements incessantly, and you might not even need to visit any specific site. So, have you been seeing an influx of ads lately? Are these ads strange, annoying, shocking, or even intimidating? If that is the case, it is likely that adware or an adware server is involved. First, scan your system to check if adware is not responsible for the mess. If it is, you must delete it as soon as possible. If the scanner detects an Adware Helper, it is most likely that you have allowed unwanted notifications. Removing Laininvitableim.club notifications is an easy task, and if you follow the instructions below, you will be able to clean your Edge, Firefox, and Chrome browser yourself. If you face any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us. Read more »

Vawe Ransomware

Vawe Ransomware

Vawe Ransomware is an infection that we are still tracking very closely. It appears that it comes from the STOP Ransomware family – which we talk more about further in this report – but we are still looking to see if it evolves or changes with time. While the Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers continue to track and analyze this malware, we are sharing the information that has been collected already to warn you about it. And there is definitely something to warn about. This malware has your personal files on the target, and if you let it in, it will go straight to your documents, videos, and pictures to encrypt them. How do your files look after encryption? Well, because the data of the files is scrambled, they cannot be read. It might seem as if your files were locked. Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to say whether or not you can get them unlocked. However, there are solutions to consider. At the end, of course, you must remove Vawe Ransomware, and we discuss the different methods that you can use to delete the infection also. Read more »

File Conversion Now

File Conversion Now

If you want to browse the web safely, we suggest that you do not install File Conversion Now. What does a tool that is meant to convert files have to do with virtual safety? Surprisingly, lots. If you have installed this PUP (potentially unwanted program) already, we recommend that you remove it as soon as possible. If you would like to know why our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends it, you should continue reading. You will find information about how this PUP is introduced, who it was created by, and what methods can be applied to eliminate it. If you believe that you know it all already, perhaps you will go straight to the guide below. Note that is shows how to delete File Conversion Now manually, and there are other methods to be discussed. We hope that we can assist you in any case, and if you think of any questions that you would want to ask, do not hesitate to use the comments area below. Read more »

ConverterzSearch

ConverterzSearch

ConverterzSearch is a browser extension that provides a search tool. If you are wondering whether this could improve your browsing experience, we advise learning more about this extension before adding it to your Google Chrome. The application got classified as a potentially unwanted program. Software belonging to this category usually has unwanted qualities. If you want to find out what could they be, in this case, we advise reading our full article. In it, we talk about the extension’s working manner, its possible distribution channels, and its removal. If you already have this application on your browser, but want to get rid of it, we can offer our deletion instructions that explain how to erase ConverterzSearch manually. We have a comments section below that we encourage you to use if you have any questions related to this potentially unwanted program. Read more »

Stewaysef.info

You might not remember facing Stewaysef.info at all because this is an adware server that randomly surprises people with advertisements and notifications online. Obviously, you should not face this adware server without reason. One of them might be active adware (advertising-supported software). If adware exists, a trusted malware scanner will find it instantly. Then, you will need to delete it to ensure that you are no longer redirected to unreliable ad pages. Another reason why you might be facing the adware server is that you have visited an unreliable website and/or enabled notifications offered by it. Further in this report, you will learn what kinds of websites you need to stay away from, and also why you need to judge all notification requests. If you have enabled some already, we can show you how to get rid of them. The guide below shows how to remove Stewaysef.info notifications manually, but we suggest that you read this report first to understand the adware server better. Read more »

s3redirect.com

The default search provider on Google Chrome is likely to be changed to s3redirect.com if you install a Chrome-compatible extension named Vil APP. There is a possibility that a different extension could be linked to the suspicious search tool, and if that were the case, you would have to focus on it. If you have discovered a change within your default search provider, but you cannot identify an extension or an application that is responsible for that, we recommend installing a legitimate malware scanner. This tool will quickly examine your operating system and identify the threats that require removal, if such threats exist at all. Obviously, if you want to have s3redirect.com deleted from your browser, you want to get rid of whatever it is that introduced this unreliable search tool. Are you confused as to why we classify it as an unreliable search tool? If that is the case, you should read our report. Our researchers have tested the search tool in the internal Anti-Spyware-101.com lab, and we can tell you exactly how it works. Read more »

HDMusicStreamSearch

HDMusicStreamSearch

Are you wondering if you made the right decision when you installed HDMusicStreamSearch? If you are, you came to the right place as we discuss the extension’s working manner, possible distribution channels, and its deletion in this article. Since the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program, it means that it might have undesirable qualities. In other words, the tool’s working manner could be annoying. If you find it so irritating that you want to delete it, you can find our step by step instructions that show how to erase HDMusicStreamSearch manually at the end of this text. Should you need more help with the removal process or have any questions to ask about the potentially unwanted program, do not hesitate to leave us a message in the comments area. Read more »