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BROOM PC Cleaner

BROOM PC Cleaner

BROOM PC Cleaner is a potentially unwanted program that computer security specialists are very wary about. It might not be the worst security threat out there, but you shouldn’t keep this program on-board if you care about your system stability and personal data security.

In this description, we will look at how BROOM PC Cleaner spreads around, what the implications of keeping this app on your system are. As mentioned, in order to protect your computer from malicious exploitation, it would be for the best to remove BROOM PC Cleaner as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this article. Read more »

Best File Converter

Best File Converter

Best File Converter is a browser extension that lets users convert documents into PDF files and the other way around. However, you should know it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It means the application could do something that might make a user wish it was gone even if he installed it himself. To learn more about why the extension might be annoying, you should read the rest of this article. Should you decide you want to eliminate Best File Converter manually, you could also use the instructions located at the end of this text. Since it is classified as a PUP, it can be erased with security software too. If you like this option better, you should download a legitimate antimalware tool and do a full system scan. After it, the chosen tool ought to let you remove the suspicious plugin and other possible threats by clicking its provided deletion button. Read more »

Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware

Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware

Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. As such, it attacks innocent individual and corporate users. When it enters a target system, it can encrypt most of the files, and then demand a ransom payment. Although getting infected with a ransomware program can be intimidating, it should never stop you from fighting these infections and removing them from your system. You can find the manual removal guide for Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware right at the bottom of this description. On the other hand, if you feel that you cannot do that on your own, you can always terminate this program with a legitimate antispyware tool. Read more »

cyberwars@qq.com Ransomware

cyberwars@qq.com Ransomware

You do not need to be an experienced Windows user to uncover cyberwars@qq.com Ransomware because this infection is supposed to reveal itself. As soon as it is done encrypting files, it launches a window with its name as the title, and it also marks the corrupted files with a unique extension that contains the victim’s ID (“.id-[8-character ID].[cyberwars@qq.com].war”). The window that is launched contains a message, and although the attackers behind the infection state that files were encrypted “due to a security problem,” it should be pretty obvious that files were encrypted by cyber criminals. What is the reason behind that? How can you restore your personal files? How are you supposed to remove cyberwars@qq.com Ransomware from your Windows operating system? Finally, how can you protect the system against this kind of malware in the future? These are the questions that our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has already answered in this report. Continue reading if you want to learn more. Read more »

PackTrackPlus

PackTrackPlus

PackTrackPlus is a PUP or a potentially unwanted program. The extension provides a feature that allows tracking packages, which is why it might look useful at first. However, the research shows that it can display targeted advertising material when the user is browsing. Such behavior might irritate some users, which is why the application falls under the classification of PUPs. If you cannot stand targeted advertisements, you may want to remove PackTrackPlus from your browser. The task is not particularly complicated, and if you need any guidance, you should use the removal steps located below this article. Also, the extension can be eliminated with the help of a legitimate antimalware tool as well, so if the instructions seem to be tricky, you could use a preferred security tool instead. Read more »

Divine Ransomware

Divine Ransomware

You can be sure that Divine Ransomware has invaded your Windows operating system and corrupted your files, if you can find the “.[divine@cock.lu].divine” extension appended to their original names. The files with this extension are encrypted and, therefore, cannot be read in a normal manner. A decryptor is necessary, but it is highly unlikely that you would obtain it. Of course, cyber criminals do not want you to know it, and they use a deceptive message to push you into contacting them and then paying a ransom for a decryptor tool that, allegedly, can restore your personal files. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not know how much the attackers of the malicious infection could ask in return for this decryptor, but whether the sum is small or large, we do not recommend paying it. The only things we recommend doing are deleting Divine Ransomware and securing your operating system to ensure that similar and other kinds of threats could not invade it in the future. Read more »

online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware

online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware

Those who do not have their files backed up certainly do not want to face online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware, a malicious file-encrypting threat that can corrupt all kinds of personal files. Needless to say, this is not the only threat that has been created to take over your files. In fact, there are hundreds and thousands of infections that could try to do the same, and you need to protect your data and your operating system against all of them. Without a doubt, your first line of defense is anti-malware software that can protect your operating system against malicious threats. That being said, you do not want to rely on it solely, and that is why backing up data is recommended. If backup copies exist, the only thing to worry about when malware invades is its removal. On the other hand, if backups do not exist, the only thing you can do is delete online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware. Although your personal files will not be restored, your operating system will be cleaned, and you will be able to start fresh. Read more »

Rising Sun Backdoor Attacks Companies Across the World

Most infections that malware experts deal with on a daily basis are infections targeted at the general public, and they can affect users regardless of their location or job title. However, infections that have specific targets do exist as well, and Rising Sun backdoor is one of those threats. Malware researchers inform that this infection was specifically designed to attack defense, energy, financial, and nuclear companies. Most victims of this malware were found in the United States; however, it has impacted organizations in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia too. Read more »

GusLocker Ransomware

GusLocker Ransomware

GusLocker Ransomware is a pretty regular ransomware program that was discovered last year. It didn’t make big waves, but it had a few variants, and some of them might still be making rounds out there, so we need to discuss this program in a big greater detail.

Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that one must remove GusLocker Ransomware from the infected system as soon as possible. Manual ransomware removal is not that complicated, but if you do not feel confident about doing it on your own, you should definitely consider investing in a legitimate security tool that would help you terminate this program for good. Read more »

bizarrio@pay4me.in Ransomware

What happens when bizarrio@pay4me.in Ransomware slithers into your operating system? First, it encrypts files, which it does using an encryptor. Then, it creates a file to introduce the victim to very specific instructions, as well as to provide them with some information. If they just find that they cannot open their personal files – due to the data of these files being modified – they might not realize what has happened. That is why a message must be delivered. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, if this infection got in, the only thing you can do is delete bizarrio@pay4me.in Ransomware as quickly as possible. Will that restore files? No, it will not. That being said, the presence of cyber criminals on your operating system will be diminished, and you will be able to take the steps necessary to ensure protection against other malicious threats. What about the files? Shouldn’t you restore them before you remove the malicious threat? Most likely, you cannot fix this. Read more »