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Get Recipes Now

Get Recipes Now

Get Recipes Now is the latest potentially unwanted program (PUP) to join the Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. family. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have thoroughly inspected and tested this suspicious extension to learn exactly how it works, and we can conclude that it is not nearly as beneficial as its creators claim it to be. In most cases, users realize that PUPs like that are useless pretty much immediately after installing them, but they often choose to ignore them because they do not know what to do with them. Furthermore, they can offer links to websites that are legitimate, so they might not even seem completely useless. However, that is why we recommend removing Get Recipes Now as well as Get Speed Test Fast, Get Search Plus, Shipment Trackers, Login to My Email, and other PUPs from the same family. If you are ready to delete the PUP, scroll down to the last section of this report to learn about your options. If you are not yet sure what you want to do, continue reading. Read more »

Zorgo Ransomware

Zorgo Ransomware

Zorgo Ransomware is a poorly designed file-encrypting threat that is based on the Hidden-Tear Ransomware, a malicious open-source ransomware that was created for educational purposes. Our researchers have not seen new threats based on the mentioned application for a while, but this new variant proves that hackers still find the Hidden-Tear Ransomware useful. If you want to know how this new variant might be spread and what to expect from it if it enters your system, we encourage you to read our full article. Also, we can offer our removal instructions available at the end of this text. They show how to delete Zorgo Ransomware manually. If the process looks too complicated, we advise using a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

Searchaize

Searchaize

If you want to browse the web efficiently, you have to choose a tool that will help you achieve your goals. Searchaize might represent itself as a beneficial search tool that, allegedly, can offer results you would not normally find on your own. The extension is meant to change the default search provider to ensure that the service is activated, and that should be the first sign that something is not right with the picture. As you know, most search tools can be reached through a web browser. For convenience, users can also replace their default search providers, homepages, and New Tab pages to access the chosen search tools quicker. However, it is not common to activate search tools by installing extensions that can modify search providers. Usually, if an extension offers a search tool, it usually offers that along with another, more attractive service. That is not the case with this extension, which we have identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Our recommendation is that you delete Searchaize, but you should decide whether you want to remove this PUP after reading our report. Read more »

Zemblax Ransomware

Zemblax Ransomware

If Zemblax Ransomware slithered in, we know two things: your Windows operating system lacks reliable protection and you are careless online. If your system was protected, the launcher of the infection could not slip in. What if your system has a security tool installed to guard you? If important security updates are missing, you are not protected. When it comes to your own carelessness, we have to consider the possibility that you were tricked into letting the launcher of the infection in. This launcher could be presented as a document file via spam emails, as a harmless file via bundled downloaders, and so on. The ultimate goal is to make sure that the threat slithers in silently and does not alert any security tools. If those do not exist, the job is very easy. Afterward, the threat can start encrypting files, and if it completes the task successfully, the attackers get the control they need. That is because even if you delete Zemblax Ransomware, your files remain encrypted. Read more »

WannaRen Ransomware

WannaRen Ransomware

WannaRen Ransomware might sneak onto your system by exploiting a vulnerability known as EternalBlue. If it does, all your documents, pictures, and other valuable files could become encrypted. As a result, your computer would be unable to recognize and open the affected files. The malware’s creators claim that users who pay ransom can get their files decrypted, but we recommend not to trust them blindly as they could be lying. What we do advise is to remove WannaRen Ransomware from your system if you do not want it to cause you more trouble. If you need any help with its removal you could use the deletion steps provided below this article or a legitimate antimalware tool that could take care of this malicious application. In case you are not sure what you should do yet, we invite you to read our full article and learn more about the malware. Read more »

Spinyon

Spinyon

Google Chrome users might install Spinyon, an extension that is meant to optimize search results by Yahoo Search. What does that mean? You might think that the extension promises to enhance the results you see and include more interesting and useful links. In reality, the extension is most likely to include sponsored links and advertisements only. This is the main reason this add-on is classified as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. As you might know already, our Anti-Spyware-101.com team recommends removing all PUPs, and you can learn how to get rid of this particular PUP using the guide in our article. If you scroll down, you will find a section called “How to delete Spinyon,” and further down, you will find a step-by-step guide. If you are not interested in learning more about the extension, scroll down. If you are curious about the extension, continue reading, and use the comments section to ask questions if you want to. Read more »

Gleguidat.info

Gleguidat.info

Gleguidat.info is an adware server that is used to display commercial content to Internet users. If you are constantly being redirected to this webpage, it means that there have been some modifications made on your browser, that redirects you to the server once in a while. In a sense, it is not possible to remove Gleguidat.info from your computer because it is not there. But you can reset your browser settings to default to delete all the modifications related to this adware server. It would also be a good idea to run a full system scan with a powerful security tool. Read more »

Access+

Access+

There is an extension that claims that it can enhance Google Search results, and it is called Access+. This extension was created by StreamSoft, which is also the creator that stands behind Access and Stream+ extensions. All three of them are classified as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) because they do not offer useful or trustworthy services. Most likely, this tool was created to serve the agenda of its creator, and we have to consider the worst possible scenarios. Perhaps the PUP was created to spy on you and leak information about you to unknown parties? What if it was created as an advertising tool that exploits the globally trusted Google Chrome search engine to push malicious links? Whatever the case might be, even if you are safe using this extension, it does not offer anything useful, and that is a good enough reason to remove it. If you continue reading, you will learn how to delete Access+ from your browser. Read more »

Lezp Ransomware

Lezp Ransomware

Lezp Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that tries to push you into paying ransom for your files. It is yet another addition to the STOP Ransomware family, and it doesn’t look like the string of these infections would end any time soon. Therefore, you have to be ready to remove Lezp Ransomware from your system as soon as possible. In this description, you will find more information about the threat, and you can also check out the manual removal guidelines at the bottom. If you do not feel confident about removing this infection manually, be sure to acquire a powerful security application that will help you terminate the program automatically. Read more »

ProLock Ransomware

ProLock Ransomware

If you use remote access tools, you have to make sure that no vulnerabilities exist because ProLock Ransomware is one of the many infections that could exploit them for unauthorized access. This kind of malware cannot invade operating systems that are guarded. Unfortunately, many Windows users are pretty lax when it comes to cyber security, and that is why malware is thriving. According to Anti-Apyware-101.com researchers, PwndLocker Ransomware is the predecessor of this dangerous infection, and sadly, it is stronger as well. The old version had a bug that allowed victims to decrypt their files, and when the new variant encrypts files, they cannot be recovered manually. In fact, we do not know if they can be recovered at all. Of course, that is not what cybercriminals want you to think. They want you to think that you can purchase a decryptor from them. Instead of wasting your money, we recommend focusing on deleting ProLock Ransomware. To learn more about the infection and its removal, keep reading. Read more »