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OpenSub Search

OpenSub Search

What search tool are you using to browse the web? If it is OpenSub Search, you need to think carefully if this search tool is, first and foremost, useful and, second, safe to use. Our team of researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com does not think that it is incredibly useful or trustworthy, and that is why we classify it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and recommend removing it. If you want to learn more about the findings of our research team, you certainly should keep reading this report. If you are mainly interested in deleting OpenSub Search, know that we discuss different elimination options as well. If that is all that you want to learn about, you can scroll down to the last section. Read more »

Superpushoffer.club

Superpushoffer.club

Superpushoffer.club is an ad server that was designed to introduce people to promotional content. It is not clear what parties this server is associated with, and so it is not possible to know whose ads might be shown via it. This is an important thing to think about because if you cannot trust a service completely, you should not use it at all. Of course, the service provided by this ad server is not exactly built for regular people. It is built for advertisers, and so do not think that anyone cares about your virtual security. Could it be jeopardized if you interacted with the advertisements presented to you? That is a possibility. If you face one ad, and if you choose to ignore it, perhaps you are safe. However, if you have enabled notifications by the ad server, ignoring the suspicious ads might become impossible. Needless to say, we recommend deleting Superpushoffer.club notifications, and if you want to learn how to do it, keep reading. Read more »

SearchTheConverter

SearchTheConverter

You have to be cautious about every single extension you install because PUPs like SearchTheConverter are pretty common these days. PUP stands for “potentially unwanted program,” and there can be several different reasons for such categorization. When it comes to the extension we are discussing in this report, it is classified as a PUP because it does not offer useful services, because it tracks data related to users and their browsing habits, and because it uses its own platform to deliver third-party ads. Basically, if you download the extension, you download an advertising tool, and we are sure that that is not your intention. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has thoroughly inspected the PUP, and we believe that it is best to remove it. Of course, you do not need to trust our judgment on that. Read the report to learn all the facts, and then decide if you want to delete SearchTheConverter. Read more »

What is Click To Watch Live

What is Click To Watch Live

Researchers say that What is Click To Watch Live is an adware server. In other words, it is a website that can show notifications with advertisements from multiple third parties. However, to display such content, the website first needs to get your permission, and the way it does it might make users give the consent for showing notifications without realizing it. Further, in this article, we talk about how users could come across this adware server, how they might be asked to give permission to show notifications, and why agreeing to receive such content might be a bad idea. Also, we explain how users can get rid of What is Click To Watch Live notifications if they end up not liking them. For step by step instructions, we recommend checking the deletion guide placed below this article. Read more »

GraceWire

GraceWire is a threat that uses stealth techniques to slither into Windows operating systems so that it could collect sensitive data without notice. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team identifies this Trojan as an info-stealer. Since the functionality of this malware appears to be quite limited, there is a high chance that it could run along with other malicious threats. The Trojan belongs to the Evil Corp group, also known as the Dudear group, and it is well-known for other infections. We talk more about them further in the report. The targets of this group are unknown, and it is possible that it does not conduct targeted attacks at all. Perhaps the group is taking advantage of anyone it comes across. If we learn anything new about this malware, we will surely update this report as soon as possible. If you continue reading, you will learn how this infection spreads, which, hopefully, will help you keep it away from your operating system. We also touch on the removal of GraceWire, which, of course, is crucial. Read more »

Nlah Ransomware

If Nlah Ransomware invades your system successfully, it messes with the data of your personal files, and also attaches the “.nlah” extension to mark them. The infection uses the method of encryption to ensure that you cannot read your own files, and that can push you into a very unfortunate situation. Our research team has thoroughly inspected this malicious file-encrypting malware, and we can guarantee that it is a clone of Usam Ransomware, Kuus Ransomware, Maas Ransomware, Sqpc Ransomware, and many other infections from the STOP Ransomware family. Quite likely, the same attacker is responsible for all, or at least most, of them, and there is proof for this conclusion. All in all, whether we are dealing with one attacker or hundreds of them, your system is just as vulnerable, and your files are just as locked. Sadly, it is not possible to recover the files by removing Nlah Ransomware. Nonetheless, this infection must be deleted ASAP, and we can show you how to do it. Read more »

Online Radio Finder Tab

Online Radio Finder Tab

Online Radio Finder Tab is a browser extension that works on the Chrome browser. The app is part of the Chrome extension wave that we have been dealing with for a while now. These extensions are potentially unwanted programs because users do not plan to have them added to their browsers. As a result, they need to terminate Online Radio Finder Tab and several other unwanted applications that might have entered their computers, too. Please note that such applications usually come in packs, so if you want to detect all of them, better run a full system scan with a security tool right now. Read more »

BestPDFSearch

BestPDFSearch

If you think that BestPDFSearch can help you find PDF converters, you have been tricked into believing in the wrong thing. The word “search” in the name is more important because, in fact, this extension simply presents a search tool. That is exactly how SportsHDSearchs, ConverterzSearch, AllConvertersSearch, and other extensions work as well. All of them look the same, and it is possible that the same party is responsible for all of them. If the creator focused on one extension, they could create something beneficial and attractive. However, copies of the same kind of a tool keep being produced, and so quantity is more important than quality. There is no doubt about that. Needless to say, you should not waste your time on low-quality products, and so we advise deleting BestPDFSearch. The instructions we have prepared will help you remove the PUP (potentially unwanted program) from Google Chrome manually, but before you dig into these instructions, read the report. Read more »

SportsHDSearchs

SportsHDSearchs

When you come across an extension named SportsHDSearchs, you are likely to assume that it can help you access high quality sports content or, perhaps, even live streams. Whatever your thoughts about this extension might have been before you installed it, it is unlikely that you ended up being happy with it. This extension is nothing more than a search tool, and an unreliable one at that. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team tested this add-on, although there really was no need for that. That is because we already have all of the information about this extension. We have this information because it is a clone of ConverterzSearch, AllConvertersSearch, TopStreamsSearch, and other well-researched PUPs. PUP stands for “potentially unwanted program,” and we are sure that at least some users will find the extension unwanted. To learn more about the reasons to remove SportsHDSearchs, continue reading. If you do not want to waste another moment, use the guide below to delete the PUP from Google Chrome. Read more »

HAT Ransomware

HAT Ransomware

If your Windows operating system is not currently secured against malware, fix this problem ASAP because HAT Ransomware could invade through various different security cracks. Such cracks can be opened by spam emails, unpatched vulnerabilities, malvertising scams, unreliable downloaders, and so on. It does not take much for cybercriminals to find a victim, and if they are successful, all files found on the attacked system are encrypted. What does that entail? When files are encrypted, reading them normally is impossible. According to the researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, a tool called ‘Rakhni Decryptor’ exists (created by ransomware researchers), but we cannot know for sure that you will be able to decrypt all of your files using it. Hopefully, that is the case, but even if you cannot recover files, you should not pay attention to the cybercriminals’ demands. Instead, you should focus on deleting HAT Ransomware. Read more »