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My Sys Mechanic

My Sys Mechanic

My Sys Mechanic is another PC optimizer that falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. Thus, we would not recommend keeping it on the system. The application’s description may say it can make the PC work faster by fixing problems causing it, but for the program to remove any issues, you have to buy a license. If you think it rather strange you have to pay for a tool you cannot even test, we encourage you to find a more reputable application to invest in if it is what you want. As for My Sys Mechanic, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advise deleting it. Further, in the article, we will explain why we recommend erasing the PUP as well as present more details about it. Plus, at the end of the article users will find instructions showing how to get rid of the suspicious PC optimizer via Control Panel, so those who need any help while removing it should not hesitate to look at our provided steps. Read more »

PUP.Daily File Converter

PUP.Daily File Converter

Daily File Converter is a free tool for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers that is meant to convert files. Although the extension works, there is no need to install it because its services are neither exclusive nor highly useful. Unless you convert files all the time, you really need to think carefully if you should get involved. The services promoted by the extension are offered at cloudconvert.com, and so you might as well bookmark this website rather than install a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Well, what could go wrong if you installed it? First and foremost, that depends on how you install it. If you install the PUP along with malicious programs, you could encounter serious security problems. Besides that, the extension is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has a few things to share with you. If you end up deciding you want to delete Daily File Converter, you can find a manual removal guide below. Before you follow it, we suggest you read this report. Read more »

Power Speedup 2018

Power Speedup 2018

New PC optimization tools are released every year; however, some of them do not differ much from older applications. Power Speedup 2018 is the perfect example of this. It has been developed on the same template as some other PC optimization tools our specialists analyzed last year.  It looks like perfectly decent software, but what immediately causes concern about its trustworthiness is the message “The site ahead may contain harmful programs” that is displayed to users trying to open its official website https://www.speedywinutils.com. Of course, if you have an older version of the web browser you use, it is very likely that you will open it without any problems. Malware researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have also confirmed that it is not exactly a fully reliable application. No, it is not harmful malicious software, but, according to them, it has several drawbacks that make it a potentially unwanted application. Continue reading to find out more about it and then decide whether or not it should stay installed on your system. Read more »

IT.Books Ransomware

IT.Books Ransomware

IT.Books Ransomware encrypts almost all files found on the computer, which is why some of the software might crash once the system gets infected, and data like images might become impossible to open. The cybercriminals behind this threat may offer their decryption tools for a particular price, but it seems to us it would be safer to restore enciphered data from backup copies. It would not cost you anything either. However, before attaching any removable devices or connecting to cloud storage where backup copies could be kept, it would be advisable to erase the malicious application first to be on the safe side. If you choose to follow our advice we encourage you to use the removal instructions available at the end of this report. On the other hand, if the process appears to be too complicated for you to complete on your own, you could get a legitimate antimalware tool and let it eliminate IT.Books Ransomware for you. Read more »

Fanatics Search

Fanatics Search

If you are not cautious, you might install malware and unreliable or unwanted programs without even realizing it. Fanatics Search has an official installer, but because this installer does not present the add-on in an attractive manner, it is most likely that third-party installers are used for the distribution. These installers might attach the extension to more desirable programs, or it could be lost in the middle of all other programs bundled together. All in all, regardless of how you install the application, it is recommended that you remove it from your web browser. At the time of analysis, it was compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers only. The extension was also available on official Chrome and Firefox app stores: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fanatics-search/aphmipfohigogebjlbkeecamnljollac and addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/fanatics-search/. Without a doubt, it might be easier to handle the situation of the only thing you need to do is delete Fanatics Search. That being said, make sure you eliminate all unwanted and malicious threats that exist on your operating system. Read more »

Rektware Ransomware

Rektware Ransomware

Rektware Ransomware is a file-encrypting malicious threat that turns the targeted victim’s files into useless data. Afterward, the malware drops a ransom note and shows the same text provided on a popup window that should be displayed on the computer’s screen. The message does not say a lot beside telling the victim to send a letter to a given email address. It may also contain the following phrase: (FreeDecryptAllYourFiles). It might look as if the malicious application’s creators promise to decipher victim’s data free of charge, but we highly doubt it considering such infections are usually created solely for money extortion. Perhaps, the hackers think they will be able to convince their victims to pay after all. If you continue reading our article, you will find out more information about the malware as well as deletion instructions for Rektware Ransomware provided below the report. Read more »

savefiles@india.com Ransomware

savefiles@india.com Ransomware

Your virtual security is important to you, isn’t it? Then why would you let savefiles@india.com Ransomware in? If this malicious threat has not slithered into your operating system yet, you want to take this opportunity to secure it as soon as possible. The first thing you want to do is install a reliable anti-malware tool to safeguard your operating system and keep infections away. The second thing you have to do is back up your files, and we recommend choosing cloud storage or external drives to back up photos, videos, and other personal files you might not want to lose. If it is too late to protect your personal files because your system has been invaded by the malicious ransomware already, make it a point to back up files in the future because that is the only thing that can guarantee that your files are safe. Of course, if you need to delete savefiles@india.com Ransomware, that is the first thing you need to focus on. Continue reading the report to learn more about the infection, and follow the removal guide below if you decide to erase the infection manually. Read more »

Korean MAFIA ransomware

Korean MAFIA ransomware

Korean MAFIA ransomware is a malicious computer infection that can encrypt your personal files. According to our research, this program has not been developed fully, and so it cannot collect the ransom payments. Thus, it does not provide users why any method to decrypt their files. As a result, you need to remove Korean MAFIA ransomware from your computer immediately and look for individual ways to restore your files.

In this description, we will tell you a little bit more about what this infection can do, and how you can remove it from your computer. Also, we will explore several file retrieval options. Read more »

CouponRockstar Ads

CouponRockstar Ads

If you keep seeing CouponRockstar Ads, there is a good chance that you can find the CouponRockstar extension installed on your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser. Can this extension be installed without your permission? That is unlikely to be the case, but our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers suggest that users might let in the unwanted extension by accident. Do you remember downloading anything new recently? If you do, do you remember other programs being bundled with that new piece of software? Software bundles are quite common these days, and, unfortunately, that is how malicious infections are spread too. In fact, malware could have been downloaded along with the extension too. Our research team advises that you remove CouponRockstar Ads because it is an advertising-supported program that might showcase annoying and questionable ads, but you must not forget to inspect your system for even more serious infections. Before you continue reading, install a free malware scanner to check whether or not you need to delete anything else besides adware. Read more »

MVP Ransomware

MVP Ransomware

Files do not get encrypted for no reason. The entrance of ransomware is often the cause of the unexpected encryption of files. MVP Ransomware will mercilessly lock your files too if it ever slithers onto your computer. It seems that this threat targets Russian-speaking users because it drops a ransom note that is written entirely in Russian, but even if you do not speak this language, it does not mean that you cannot encounter this threat. You will soon realize what has happened because you could no longer open your pictures, music files, videos, and all your precious documents. Cyber criminals claim that they have a tool that can unlock files in the blink of an eye, but you should not buy it by any means. It does not mean that you should ignore the problem too. We expect you to delete the ransomware infection from your system immediately. Not a single file will be unlocked on your PC even if you erase it, but you could restore them all from your backup. Users still do not realize the importance of backing up files regularly, so it is very likely that not all the MVP Ransomware victims could fix their files. If you find yourself among them, you should try out available data recovery tools, but we cannot promise that they will really help you. Either way, the ransomware infection must be removed from the system completely. Read more »