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CommentsPlus

CommentsPlus

CommentsPlus is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome. What you ought to know about this plugin is it is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It means the application could have unwanted qualities. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the software could gather information about the user and track him. Also, we believe it is possible the extension could show third-party advertising content, although we cannot be sure about it. However, if it appears to be doing so, we would advise being extra careful with such ads, and if you continue reading our report, we will explain to you why. Another thing we will discuss in the text is how to delete CommentsPlus. Thus, if you decide you do not wish to keep this PUP any longer, you should not forget to check the last paragraph as well as instructions displayed below it. Read more »

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection, and there is nothing fun about it. This malicious infection aims to make as much money as possible by pushing affected users into purchasing decryption keys. However, you do not need to spend your money on this infection. It is possible to decrypt the files affected by the program for free. Therefore, you need to remove .PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Should you need help with malware removal, do not hesitate to acquire a powerful antispyware tool to help you with it. Read more »

QuickLogin

QuickLogin

QuickLogin is an extension for your Chrome and Firefox browsers that is supposed to make it easier for you to access your email accounts. The extension should interest only those who have multiple accounts with multiple service providers. Even in that case, the extension is pretty useless because it displays easy-access links to Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Outlook login pages only. This is one of the reasons we identify this extension as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, it is extremely important to weigh all pros and cons before you decide if this allegedly useful extension is worth your trust. We know for a fact that it was built by the same party who created Search Manager, which is yet another potentially unwanted program. Needless to say, it is strange that the same company is linked to two suspicious programs. That is not a good sign. Of course, we want you to decide for yourself if you should trust or remove QuickLogin. Continue reading to learn more. Read more »

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware is a threat that displays a message asking to pay for decryption tools in Bitcoins. The offered decryption tools can unlock the victim’s personal files, which ought to be affected by the malicious application. As you see, the malware enciphers valuable data located on the infected device with a strong cryptosystem that can turn pictures, photos, videos, documents, and various other files into unreadable data. Before rushing into anything, we advise you to consider whether your data is worth risking your savings carefully. After all, the cybercriminals might forget what they promised once they get paid. Not to mention, they could try to extort even more money from you. We do not say it will necessarily happen, but it is possible one of the situations could come true. In case you do not want to take chances, we encourage you to erase Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware. The instructions below will show how to get rid of it manually and if you need more information on the malware you can find it further in the article. Read more »

Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension)

Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension)

French is the official language in 29 countries around the world, and millions of people speak it. Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension) is targeted at all of those people. It is possible that the threat has a more specific target, but that is unknown at this point. The infection was created to encrypt files, and, unfortunately, it is likely to do that successfully if it gets the chance. What you want to do is strengthen your operating system’s defenses against this malware to keep it away. If you are too late, it is important that you delete Jigsaw Ransomware (.fun extension), but note that that will not restore your files. If they were encrypted, you are screwed. Of course, if backups exist outside the infected PC, you should not suffer any lasting consequences. Once you remove the infection and replace the corrupted files with their backup copies, you will be back to normal. That being said, we hope that you learn from this attack and remember to keep yourself and your system protected at all times. Read more »

YourMailTab

YourMailTab

YourMailTab is supposed to provide you with access to Gmail, Outlook, AOL, and Yahoo email services from one toolbar. It is unlikely that many people use all of these emailing services, but if you do, you might find the extension especially useful. Have you considered adding links to the websites representing them to your browser’s bookmarks bar? That would have been easier. Of course, if your bookmarks bar is full, you might want and additional one represented via the new tab and the homepage. The extension does not actually add a bar per se. Instead, it introduces you to this page: yourmailtab.com/homepage/homepage.html?id=MTI1NjE&implId=dGhlbWVfZ2VuZXJpY19iX2Nsb25l#hfew=d87f2072-9794-0ae7-18a6-b6b361e01a28. Its interface shows the email links, and it also presents a search bar. Overall, the interface of the extension makes it seem like a search engine, but it is a search engine you cannot trust. As you might have gathered already, we suggest removing YourMailTab, and we have created this guide to help you delete this potentially unwanted program (PUP) right away. Read more »

Backdata@qq.com Ransomware

Backdata@qq.com Ransomware

Recently we have encountered a lot of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware clones, and in this report, we will discuss one of the latest additions to the family, called Backdata@qq.com Ransomware. It works same as the threats before it, but it uses a slightly different extension to mark its files and there is a new email address for contacting the hackers behind this malicious application. As always, it is said the price depends on how fast the victim puts up with the cybercriminals demands. Same as with other malware alike there are no guarantees the message’s authors will hold on to their end of the bargain. It means you may not get what you pay for and, in the end, you could lose not just your files, but also your money. This is why we recommend not to pay the ransom, and if you do not mean to do so, we encourage you to erase Backdata@qq.com Ransomware. It can be done with a reliable antimalware tool or the instructions available below. Read more »

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts almost every single file that is not associated with the operating system. The malware marks data it affects with the .locked extension, which is not particularly unique since other similar threats are using it as well. Later on, it should display a note explaining what has happened and what the victim is supposed to do to receive decryption tools. To be more precise, the hackers ask to pay a ransom. They do not say how much to pay but mention the price could depend on how fast the user contacts them. Anyone who encounters this malicious application or any threat alike should understand it would be unwise to trust cybercriminals. There are no guarantees they will do as promised, and if the victim does not wish to risk losing money in vain, we advise deleting LockerGoga Ransomware. For more information we invite you to read the full article, as for removal instructions, you should take a look at the steps available below. Read more »

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro is not a malicious application, but it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. In this article, we will discuss what makes the application fit into the mentioned category. Hopefully, this will help users decide whether they want to use such a tool if they are thinking about having it. On the other hand, if you have already installed this potentially unwanted program, but do not want to keep it any longer, we can help you erase System Clean Pro. All you have to do is follow the instructions located below this article, and they will guide you through the process. However, if you do not feel like removing the application manually, you could pick a legitimate antimalware tool that could let you eliminate the program faster. Read more »

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware does not rename files it enciphers, but it may mark them with .snatch, .FileSlack, or .jupstb extensions. Later on, it ought to drop a ransom note that should be more or less the same no matter which version of the malware you receive. The words in the note claim that the user should not attempt to restore files himself if he does not wish to ruin them completely. Instead, the malware’s developers advise contacting them via email. Of course, we recommend against it, as they will most likely ask you to pay a ransom, and doing so could be hazardous. If you have no intention to risk your savings, we recommend ignoring the ransom note and erasing Snatch Ransomware. The instructions offered below this text will tell you how to remove the malicious application manually. If you are interested, you can also learn more about the threat by reading our full report. Read more »