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Mysearch Virus

Mysearch Virus

If you know what a real computer virus is, you know that Mysearch Virus is not a virus. However, this is the name that many security experts and even malware removal tools identify the browser hijacker by, which is why we are sticking with it as well. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the suspicious search tool, and we have determined that it is a browser hijacker that mainly affects Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers’ users. This is why the instructions below show how to delete Mysearch Virus from these particular web browsers as well. If you have attempted to eliminate the search tool already, you know that you cannot actually change search settings on the browser. Instead, you need to find and eliminate the add-on that changed the search settings. If you can follow the instructions below, you should be able to eliminate the hijacker. Before you take on the task, we recommend that you read the report to learn more about how it works. Read more »

HideMeFast

HideMeFast

HideMeFast is a potentially unwanted program that works like a Chrome extension. It also means that the application may not function on your computer if you do not have the Chrome browser. On the other hand, there is also a good chance that you have more unwanted applications on your computer, so it’s always a good idea to simply run a regular system scan with a licensed antispyware tool.

As for HideMeFast, it is rather easy to remove this application, so there is no need to worry. On the other hand, you might want to review your web browsing habits to avoid similar intruders in the future. Read more »

CLUB Ransomware

CLUB Ransomware

CLUB Ransomware is your worst nightmare because this malicious infection can lock up your files and stop you from opening any of your important documents. Getting infected with ransomware sucks, but you have to learn how to deal with this situation. If you can’t remain calm, CLUB Ransomware will rip you off, and you will be left penniless, with no files to boot.

Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal guidelines. You can also remove CLUB Ransomware with a licensed antispyware tool. However, please bear in mind that removing the infection doesn’t mean that you will get your files back. Read more »

Kkll Ransomware

Kkll Ransomware

Kkll Ransomware is a computer infection, and it will enter your system surreptitiously. The program itself isn’t anything new for the cybersecurity specialists because it comes from a big ransomware family. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that you can take this infection lightly. This program can easily encrypt your files and leave you hanging, so you have to remove Kkll Ransomware as soon as possible, and then look for ways to restore your data. While it might be possible to get some of your files back with a public decryption tool, you should not keep all of your eggs in one basket. Read more »

Avaddon Ransomware

Avaddon Ransomware

Avaddon Ransomware could be your worst nightmare if you’ve never dealt with a ransomware infection before. Just like most of the other programs in the same category, the program infects you quietly, encrypts your files, and then expects you to pay for the decryption. Unfortunately, paying may not even solve anything, and so, cybersecurity experts say you should remove Avaddon Ransomware instead, and then look for other methods to restore your files. Maybe you have most of your files saved someplace else, and the file recovery won’t even be challenging. The most important is not to panic. Read more »

AppGo LiveSearch

AppGo LiveSearch

AppGo LiveSearch is a potentially unwanted program that could change your default search engine with a search website called search-7.com/search.php?q. Such behavior is not always desirable, which is one of the reasons why the plugin got classified as a potentially unwanted program. If you did not know this when you installed this extension, there could be other things that you might not know about. Provided you do want to find out more about its working manner, distribution, and deletion, we advise reading the rest of this article. At the end of it, you can find step by step deletion instructions that show how to erase AppGo LiveSearch from Google Chrome, which seems to be the only browser that this extension is compatible with. Read more »

WCH Ransomware

WCH Ransomware

WCH Ransomware, also known as WeCanHelp Ransomware, is a malicious infection that has your personal files on the target. If it finds a way into your Windows operating system, it can silently encrypt every single photo, image, document, or media file and then push you to pay money in return for an alleged decryptor. Unfortunately, some victims of this malware might feel their backs against a wall, and they might give in to the demands and, most importantly, the promises. Well, you should know better than to trust promises made by cybercriminals. Of course, if you are sure that you want to communicate with them and, perhaps, pay a ransom afterward, you should at least learn about the risks you are likely to face. In any case, whatever the outcome is, you need to delete WCH Ransomware from your operating system, and we hope that the removal tips shared in this report will help you. Also, remember that we can assist you. If you need answers or help, contact us via the comments section. Read more »

UpdateSearch

UpdateSearch

Are you trying to update your web search tool? UpdateSearch claims to optimize the search results you see after replacing your default search provider and rerouting you to search.yahoo.com (Yahoo Search). Unfortunately, the claims to offer the “best way to search” the web are pretty much empty, and if you install the extension, you will not be offered any enhanced or updated services. Instead, you are likely to be exposed to questionable advertisements and data-tracking tools. If you want to avoid all of this, you have to be careful about the undesirable search results that are introduced to you. Better yet, you should delete UpdateSearch from your browser. At the time of research, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers indicated that the PUP (potentially unwanted program) was only compatible with Google Chrome. This is why the removal guide below explains how to eliminate the PUP from Google Chrome. Read more »

MonitorMinor Infringes on the Security of Android Users

Not too long ago, MonitorMinor could be downloaded from monitorminor.com. At the moment, when you visit the website, it claims to be under construction. Quite possibly, the developer of the tool has paid attention to the findings of cybersecurity researchers, who have discovered that this particular tool can be used to spy on Android users in a particularly aggressive manner. Originally, this app is promoted as a security tool that can help parents control the content that their children can access and interact with. Of course, users do not need to provide proof that they are parents or that they would use MonitorMinor to spy on their children. Unfortunately, virtually anyone could use this tool. That includes suspicious employers, jealous lovers and exes, crazy roommates, mischievous siblings, and so on. In the worst-case scenario, this app could be exploited by criminals, who have no regard for victims’ personal security and privacy. Read more »

Hesterinoc.info

Hesterinoc.info

Are you careful when you visit new, unfamiliar websites? If you are, you should be alarmed by Hesterinoc.info when you are redirected to it randomly. Of course, you are unlikely to be redirected to it from a legitimate, harmless, trustworthy website. Instead, you are likely to be redirected to it from, for example, an illegal streaming website that offers TV series, movies, or even live streams for free. If you are willing to visit such websites, perhaps you are willing to deal with unfamiliar websites as well because free streaming websites, for example, mainly earn money via advertising. Of course, companies that care about their reputation would never use such an unreliable advertising platform. However, unreliable advertisers might. Unfortunately, some people might be tricked into enabling notifications too. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers suggest that you delete Hesterinoc.info notifications right away because they could put you at risk! If you are interested in the removal process, keep reading. Read more »