Author Archives: Lisa Blanc - Page 8

Maas Ransomware

Maas Ransomware

Maas Ransomware can cause a lasting headache if it finds a security crack, through which it can invade Windows operating systems. Unfortunately, cybercriminals behind ransomware are very quick, and they can adapt according to the conditions. This is why most of the file-encrypting threats have a very short lifespan. After the potential of an individual threat is exhausted, a new threat emerges. In most cases, it is just a clone that does not have any unique threats. This is the case with the Maas infection as well, which is a clone of Opqz Ransomware, Sqpc Ransomware, and hundreds of other threats alike. All of them are clones of STOP Ransomware, which is the predecessor. Quite likely, the same attacker is behind all of these threats. A free tool named ‘STOP Decryptor’ was built by malware researchers, but it is not always able to recognize new variants quickly enough, and it can only decrypt files encrypted with an offline key. While we hope that you can restore your files, what matters right now is that you delete Maas Ransomware. Read more »

Aminedreg.info

Aminedreg.info is an adware server that doesn’t really exist in your computer, but you will probably see it often if you have your browser settings modified. Since this domain isn’t physically there on your computer, you cannot remove Aminedreg.info, but you can restore your browser’s settings to default, thus making this domain disappear. On the other hand, if you do not change your web browsing habits, it is very likely that you will encounter a similar adware server again. So please go through all the sites you visit and make sure you identify the pages that could be associated with such security issues. Read more »

Cvazirouse.com

Cvazirouse.com

Cvazirouse.com is an adware server that might try to trick you into giving it permission to show you notifications. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say that such notifications could contain ads from different third parties, which is why they could be unreliable. If you do not like or want such content on your screen, we advise not to interact with this website and leave it. Of course, if you clicked the Allow button like it asked, you may need to do more to get rid of Cvazirouse.com and its notifications. To do so, you could scan your system with a legitimate antimalware tool that would help you remove data belonging to the adware server or you could follow the instructions available below that show how to erase data associated with this website manually. As for learning more about it, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

WatchMyTVShows Toolbar

WatchMyTVShows Toolbar

WatchMyTVShows Toolbar is an extension that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users can download for free, and some people are likely to think that downloading this extension would be a great idea. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com experts do not agree. According to our research, the extension is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that does not offer incredibly useful services and that can help undisclosed third parties use the integrated search tool for advertising purposes. That being said, the interface of the toolbar can appear very colorful and interactive, and so some users might choose not to dig deeper. Nonetheless, the extension is pretty much useless, and it cannot hide that for too long. If you have already decided to remove WatchMyTVShows Toolbar, we have a guide that, hopefully, will help you clean your browsers and the entire operating system. Continue reading the report to learn all about the process, and do not forget to use the comments section if you want to ask us questions about the PUP and how to delete it. Read more »

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 »