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YourMailTab

YourMailTab

YourMailTab is supposed to provide you with access to Gmail, Outlook, AOL, and Yahoo email services from one toolbar. It is unlikely that many people use all of these emailing services, but if you do, you might find the extension especially useful. Have you considered adding links to the websites representing them to your browser’s bookmarks bar? That would have been easier. Of course, if your bookmarks bar is full, you might want and additional one represented via the new tab and the homepage. The extension does not actually add a bar per se. Instead, it introduces you to this page: yourmailtab.com/homepage/homepage.html?id=MTI1NjE&implId=dGhlbWVfZ2VuZXJpY19iX2Nsb25l#hfew=d87f2072-9794-0ae7-18a6-b6b361e01a28. Its interface shows the email links, and it also presents a search bar. Overall, the interface of the extension makes it seem like a search engine, but it is a search engine you cannot trust. As you might have gathered already, we suggest removing YourMailTab, and we have created this guide to help you delete this potentially unwanted program (PUP) right away. Read more »

Backdata@qq.com Ransomware

Backdata@qq.com Ransomware

Recently we have encountered a lot of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware clones, and in this report, we will discuss one of the latest additions to the family, called Backdata@qq.com Ransomware. It works same as the threats before it, but it uses a slightly different extension to mark its files and there is a new email address for contacting the hackers behind this malicious application. As always, it is said the price depends on how fast the victim puts up with the cybercriminals demands. Same as with other malware alike there are no guarantees the message’s authors will hold on to their end of the bargain. It means you may not get what you pay for and, in the end, you could lose not just your files, but also your money. This is why we recommend not to pay the ransom, and if you do not mean to do so, we encourage you to erase Backdata@qq.com Ransomware. It can be done with a reliable antimalware tool or the instructions available below. Read more »

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts almost every single file that is not associated with the operating system. The malware marks data it affects with the .locked extension, which is not particularly unique since other similar threats are using it as well. Later on, it should display a note explaining what has happened and what the victim is supposed to do to receive decryption tools. To be more precise, the hackers ask to pay a ransom. They do not say how much to pay but mention the price could depend on how fast the user contacts them. Anyone who encounters this malicious application or any threat alike should understand it would be unwise to trust cybercriminals. There are no guarantees they will do as promised, and if the victim does not wish to risk losing money in vain, we advise deleting LockerGoga Ransomware. For more information we invite you to read the full article, as for removal instructions, you should take a look at the steps available below. Read more »

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro is not a malicious application, but it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. In this article, we will discuss what makes the application fit into the mentioned category. Hopefully, this will help users decide whether they want to use such a tool if they are thinking about having it. On the other hand, if you have already installed this potentially unwanted program, but do not want to keep it any longer, we can help you erase System Clean Pro. All you have to do is follow the instructions located below this article, and they will guide you through the process. However, if you do not feel like removing the application manually, you could pick a legitimate antimalware tool that could let you eliminate the program faster. Read more »

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware does not rename files it enciphers, but it may mark them with .snatch, .FileSlack, or .jupstb extensions. Later on, it ought to drop a ransom note that should be more or less the same no matter which version of the malware you receive. The words in the note claim that the user should not attempt to restore files himself if he does not wish to ruin them completely. Instead, the malware’s developers advise contacting them via email. Of course, we recommend against it, as they will most likely ask you to pay a ransom, and doing so could be hazardous. If you have no intention to risk your savings, we recommend ignoring the ransom note and erasing Snatch Ransomware. The instructions offered below this text will tell you how to remove the malicious application manually. If you are interested, you can also learn more about the threat by reading our full report. Read more »

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com is a search tool that redirects users to Bing to display results. After researching it, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com decided it might be safer to go directly to bing.com instead of using the application in question. Apparently, it does not have End User License Agreement (EULA), Privacy Policy (PP), and Terms of Use documents that as you might be aware are crucial in order to get to know any tool or website. There is one other thing suggesting the application might not be the best fit for your default search engine too, but we will discuss it further in the report. Thus, if you came here to get more information about Search-operator.com, we invite you to read our full article. What’s more, if you choose to remove this search engine from your browser, you might find useful the deletion steps available below the text. Read more »

SpeedTest3

SpeedTest3

Have you downloaded SpeedTest3 to test your Internet speeds? If you have done that, you might come to the conclusion that you have made a mistake. Although the extension looks pretty much harmless, and you can download it onto Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for free, there’s more than meets the eye. The extension is, first and foremost, an advertising tool, and if you let it in, you will be flooded with all kinds of ads. Furthermore, the parties serving them could know quite a lot about you to ensure that the content you are exposed to is attractive, and that is due to the information that the extension collects and shares. To most users, this is enough to decide upon the removal of SpeedTest3. If you wish to delete this extension as well, you can find a guide below. Before that, we advise reading the report to understand this adware (advertising-supported software) better. Read more »

bestMovies Now

bestMovies Now

We all watch movies and TV series, and we all want the best and most convenient experience. An add-on called bestMovies Now is supposed to provide just that. The extension promises to offer “immediate access to information about unlimited movies, TV series, trailers and movie reviews,” which might make you think that it allows watching movies and TV series for free. It does not. The best it can do is route to gomovix.com, which you can use to find movies or TV shows and a list of streaming services that you can use to watch them. Overall, the extension is kind of useless, and it is surprising that users fall for it at all. Nonetheless, a useless service is not all that the suspicious extension can provide you with. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, if you do not delete bestMovies Now, it will track your activity and inform third parties about it to help them showcase ads, which are likely to be displayed via the search engine. These are the main reasons to remove the extension ASAP. Read more »

Baysearch.co

Baysearch.co

You might think that Baysearch.co is a terrific search tool, but our malware experts warn that it is not so great. In fact, it is pretty mysterious and unpredictable, which is why we recommend removing it from your Google Chrome web browser immediately. This browser is the only one that the BaySearch Video NnewTab extension is compatible with, and it is likely to be installed on your browser if its homepage and/or New Tab was hijacked. Needless to say, if this extension does not exist, you still should delete Baysearch.co. You also should check whether or not another suspicious extension exists on your browser. A legitimate malware scanner can be extremely useful in this situation because it can also help you uncover other threats that might exist on your operating system without you even knowing it. If you continue reading, you will learn about the extension and the hijacker, and you will also learn how to remove it. If you are left with questions on your mind, use the comments section below. Read more »

T1Happy Ransomware

T1Happy Ransomware

T1Happy Ransomware shows a warning saying: “YOU'VE BEEN HIT BY A RANSOMWARE,” as soon as it encrypts user’s data. If you see it, you most likely infected your device with this malicious application. In which case, we highly recommend reading our full article to get to know this threat better. In the text, we will discuss its possible distribution channels, its effective manner, and deletion ways. Our researchers advise against contacting the hackers or putting up with their demands. Instead, they recommend erasing T1Happy Ransomware with the removal steps available below, or a legitimate antimalware tool of your preferences. As you see the malicious application can auto start with the operating system, which means it could encrypt files you could place or create on the infected device. Thus, to avoid receiving further damage, we believe the malware should be eliminated. Read more »