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RunSpeedCheck

RunSpeedCheck

RunSpeedCheck is a potentially unwanted application that offers a tool to test your Internet speed. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report the application’s feature for checking the Internet speed does not work at the moment of writing. Also, it seems the extension can change user’s default search engine. The bad news is, the new search engine might show modified search results that could contain irritating or even potentially dangerous third-party advertising content. Because of this, we do not advise leaving RunSpeedCheck installed. If you noticed it on your system, and now wish to erase it, we could offer the deletion instructions available below the article. However, if you want to know more about the potentially unwanted program before removing it, we would encourage you to read the rest of this report first. Read more »

EnyBenied Ransomware

EnyBenied Ransomware

EnyBenied Ransomware is a file-encrypting application that appends .EnyBenied extension to its affected files and drops a ransom note called ENYBENY.TXT. If you see the mentioned extension on your files, we recommend reading the rest of this article so you could find out more information about the threat that most likely infected your system. Another thing we would like to stress from the beginning is that we advise against paying the ransom the cybercriminals behind the malicious program may demand as it could be hazardous. Those who do not want to risk their savings could erase EnyBenied Ransomware manually while following the instructions available at the end of this article or with automatic features provided by a chosen legitimate antimalware tool. However, there is no hurry as you can decide what to do after reading our full report first. Read more »

Charm Ransomware

There are several symptoms of the successful entrance of Charm Ransomware. The most noticeable one is, without a doubt, the inability to open any personal files stored on the device. Usually, ransomware infections leave system files unencrypted because they focus on the extraction of money and do not try to ruin computers. Their primary goal is to obtain money from affected users. Charm Ransomware will try to obtain money from you too if you ever encounter it. This is the reason it locks files on affected computers as well. If your files have already been locked, there is nothing much you can do about that. Yes, you will be told that you could unlock them with a decryption key and a special tool that cyber criminals have, but you should refrain from purchasing it no matter how badly you need your files back. You simply do not know whether you will get it from cyber criminals. If they do not send you the tool you have paid for, there is, unfortunately, nothing you could do to get it from them. The ransomware infection will not be automatically removed from the system for you. Read more »

Super Tuneup

Super Tuneup

Super Tuneup is a potentially unwanted program or a PUP. Our researchers say the application is almost identical to other unreliable system cleaners known as Reg TuneUp, Advanced PC Tuneup, and so on. All of them are described as programs that can increase the computer’s speed or improve its performance otherwise, but our specialists say it is rather unlikely these PUPs can provide what they promise. If you want to know more about this, you should read our full article as further in it we will present all vital details about Super Tuneup. Also, for users who come here only to find out how to eliminate the questionable tool, we have prepared a step by step deletion guide located a bit below this report. Besides, users who have more questions can leave us comments below the text too. Read more »

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar is a new piece of software released by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. The company has already developed a bunch of different tools based on the same template. Speaking about FreeShoppingTool Toolbar, it targets computer users who do shopping at online stores. If you open its official website http://www.freeshoppingtool.com/index.jhtml and read the program’s description available on this website, you will find out that it promises to help users save money and time by providing them with the best deals every day, enabling them to access coupons and promo codes, and simply making it possible to compare prices with a few clicks. If you love shopping, you will probably want to install FreeShoppingTool Toolbar to enhance your online shopping experience; however, if you asked us, we would vote for the installation of another program. This browser plugin is not the most trustworthy application for sure. It has been classified as a potentially unwanted program by specialists because it has several drawbacks. You will find out more about FreeShoppingTool Toolbar if you read the next paragraph of this report. Read more »

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that targets mainly the French-speaking computer users. However, it doesn’t mean that you cannot get infected with this program, too. If this application has found its way into your system, you have opened the right page because we will tell you how to remove French MoWare H.F.D ransomware for good.

Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions and do not forget that the best way to deal with such infections is prevention. So please consider educating yourself on the ways ransomware apps spread around. Read more »

Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware

Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware

One more ransomware infection - Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware - has been recently detected in the wild by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com. They have immediately understood what it is capable of because research has clearly shown that this threat is a brand new variant of Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, a crypto-threat analyzed by specialists not long ago. Speaking more specifically, there is no doubt that this ransomware infection has been developed by cyber criminals to obtain money from users. One of the tactics used to push users into transferring money is locking their personal files. The ransomware infection tries to convince users that their files have been locked due to a security problem, but we can assure you that the main problem you have is the successful entrance of Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware. No worries; you will erase this threat yourself manually with our help. Sadly, we cannot promise that it will be very easy to unlock files encrypted by this threat. Paying money to cyber criminals is definitely not what we suggest that you do, but you need to know the truth – there might be no other ways to get files back. This is especially true if you have never backed up any of your files. Read more »

Epoblockl Ransomware

Epoblockl Ransomware

Epoblockl Ransomware is a computer infection that can encrypt user and system files. This seems to be one of the many random infections that have been terrorizing users lately. The ransomware program is not prominent enough to draw attention from the media, but it doesn’t mean it is any less dangerous than the notorious WannaCry Ransomware. The bottom line is that you must remove Epoblockl Ransomware from your computer immediately, and by doing so, you have to ensure that similar intruders to do not enter your PC again. Please bear in mind that some of the infection’s consequences might not be reverted. Read more »

Scarab-DD Ransomware

Scarab-DD Ransomware

Scarab-DD Ransomware shows a warning claiming the threat’s victims must contact the malicious program’s developers if they want to get their files back. As you see, the malware encrypts various data with a secure encryption algorithm, which is why once affected it cannot be opened without decryption tools. It is understandable some users might be thinking about complying with the hacker’s demands, but we do not believe it would be wise to do so. After writing to the cybercriminals, you could receive instructions on how to pay a ransom. Needless to say, there are no reassurances these people will hold on to their promises, which means you may lose your money in vain. Because of this we advise erasing the malware and restoring files from backup copies if you have any. To learn how to eliminate Scarab-DD Ransomware manually, you should take a look at the instructions placed below this report. As for more information on the threat's working manner or distribution, you should review the rest of the article. Read more »

InstallCore

InstallCore

InstallCore is an installer that might have been used to carry in the application you downloaded most recently. It is not surprising if you are not familiar with the name because it is not always displayed, and you might be more interested in the names of the programs represented via the installer. It was not built for the distribution of one specific program or for the use of one specific software developer. It was created to help with the distribution of software and make the process much easier, and various different parties can use it. While many Windows users can download legitimate and reliable programs using the installer in question, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that unreliable installers could be used too. If you do not want to encounter them, you have to stay vigilant and perform thorough research every time you download something new. Otherwise, you might realize soon that you need to delete InstallCore-linked threats. Before you continue reading, immediately perform a full system scan using a trusted malware scanner. Read more »