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STOP Ransomware (.peet variation)

STOP Ransomware (.peet variation)

STOP Ransomware (.peet variation), or Peet Ransomware, is a dangerous infection. Although it does not steal private information, drop other malicious files, or hijack your personal accounts, it corrupts your personal files. Documents, pictures, archives, and media files are encrypted, and the data within is changed, which renders the files unreadable. This is the first task that the infection needs to complete. Afterward, it has to convince you to pay money in return for a decryptor. The attack of this malware is very simple in its structure, but, unfortunately, it can be very successful and lucrative. If victims of the infection cannot recover their files for free, they might decide to fulfill the attackers’ demands, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers think that that would be a mistake. If you are not sure about what it is that you should do with the infection, its removal, and the recovery of your files, continue reading. If you are trying to delete STOP Ransomware (.peet variation) already, scroll down to find instructions. Read more »

EncryptedSearch

EncryptedSearch

EncryptedSearch might be encountered by users who are looking for ways to hide their search activity from other users. For this purpose, the extension offers a tool that should encrypt search keywords. Nonetheless, the application itself might be able to gather such data if it does not contain any identifiable information and even show you advertisements. Consequently, it may not come as a surprise that the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program. If you want to find out more about it, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. As for users who want to learn how to remove EncryptedSearch, we recommend checking the instructions placed below that explain how to delete the potentially unwanted program manually. Read more »

Feed.tinychill.com

Feed.tinychill.com

Sometimes even the most innocent looking applications might cause some trouble. Take Feed.tinychill.com, for example. On the surface, it looks like a simple domain that can do no harm. But the reality is that our research team was forced to associate it with a browser hijacker. In other words, if you see this website on your browser, the chances are that your browser’s settings were modified without your permission, and now you are constantly exposed to potentially harmful content. If you want to protect your system and your personal information from malicious exploitation, you need to remove Feed.tinychill.com immediately. Read more »

Getalinkandshare.com

Getalinkandshare.com

If you end up on Getalinkandshare.com, you should know that it is an adware server. It means that it could show you advertisements from various third parties. Thus, the website might appear annoying if you do not like seeing third-party ads. Truth be told, it seems that the site might show advertisements only if a user gives it specific permission to do so. To learn more about this adware server, we invite you to read our full article. As for users who might be looking for a way to get rid of Getalinkandshare.com notifications, we recommend checking our deletion instructions available at the end of this text or scanning their systems with legitimate antimalware software. If you have any questions, you could leave us a comment below. Read more »

Find A Flight Pro

Find A Flight Pro

Find A Flight Pro is offered to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer users. According to its description, the extension provides links to web pages that have flight deals or provide access to flight information. If you frequently travel by plane, this tool might seem useful. However, you should know that it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. It might mean that the application could have undesirable qualities. If you want to learn what those qualities could be as well as other details about this extension, we invite you to read our full article. At the end of the text, we provide deletion instructions that show how to remove Find A Flight Pro from the browsers that it is compatible with. Keep it in mind that you do not have to use them to get rid of this PUP as you should be able to eliminate it with a legitimate antimalware tool too. Read more »

JackSparrow Ransomware

JackSparrow Ransomware

JackSparrow Ransomware is an encryptor, and it goes after your personal files if it gets the chance to do so. It might get the chance if you open spam email attachments, download files from unreliable sources, interact with misleading advertisements, postpone system and software updates, or leave your operating system unprotected. Unfortunately, although there is plenty of information about malware, its distribution, and ways to prevent successful attacks, some Windows users continue to be careless, and that is why ransomware thrives. The bad news is that, in most cases, ransomware uses encryptors that cannot be deciphered, which means that victims are not able to recover their files. You certainly cannot recover files by deleting JackSparrow Ransomware. That being said, the removal of this malware is very important, and, hopefully, you can replace your files afterward. Needless to say, replacement is possible only if copies exist, and your chances of using them successfully are better if they are stored outside the infected computer. Read more »

Safeplex Search

Safeplex Search

What would you think when you hear the name Safeplex Search? Perhaps you might think that it is an application that is supposed to improve your web search safety. It wouldn’t be too far from the truth, but our research team says that Safeplex Search is a potentially unwanted program. It means that this application may exhibit a variety of features that might be deemed undesirable. Thus, if you didn’t want to have this app on your computer in the first place, please remove Safeplex Search following the manual removal guidelines right below this description. Read more »

MOOL Ransomware

MOOL Ransomware

MOOL Ransomware is a version of STOP Ransomware threats. Consequently, it acts similarly to all ransomware programs coming from this family. For instance, it shows almost the same ransom note as other STOP Ransomware threats; the only difference in this malicious application's displayed message is that it has different contact information. If you want to learn how it works, how it could be distributed, or even how to delete it, we encourage you to read our full article. Also, if you are interested in learning how to remove MOOL Ransomware manually, you should find our deletion instructions available below this text useful too. If you need more assistance with its removal of want to ask something about its working manner, keep in mind that you can use our comments section located at the end of this page. Read more »

Breaking News Plus

Breaking News Plus

Breaking News Plus is a browser extension for Google Chrome users who want to reach news websites from their new tab page. Even if the plugin sounds like a tool that you have been looking for, we advise not to rush with its installation before you learn more about it. Our researchers say that it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Such tools are not considered to be malicious, but it is said that they could have annoying and undesirable qualities. If you continue reading our article, we will tell you what we found out about this extension while we were testing it. Also, if you have already placed it on your Google Chrome, but now you want to erase Breaking News Plus, we can offer you our removal instructions available at the end of the text. Read more »

Nbes Ransomware

Nbes Ransomware

Nbes Ransomware doesn’t need something sophisticated to enter your system. This malicious infection usually slithers into the target computers via a spam attachment, and users are left scared and confused when their files get encrypted with a military-grade algorithm.

Although it is possible to remove Nbes Ransomware from the victim’s computer without too much, it is your files that require more attention. Please note that there is always a chance that it might not be possible to recover all of your data. Thus, it simply proves how dangerous ransomware infections are, and we should never take them lightly. Read more »