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Npsk Ransomware

Npsk Ransomware

When Npsk Ransomware invades a system, it immediately encrypts files and also attaches the “.npsk” extension to their names. The infection does that to mark the files that were corrupted so that victims would not need to sift through the files to see which ones cannot be read. They cannot be read because the threat ciphers their data. This ensures that only a special private key can help read files. Unfortunately, that is a great power in the hands of cybercriminals because they can convince Windows users to pay money in return for the decryption key. Would they give the key after the payment was made? Most likely, they would not, and that is why paying the ransom that the attackers request is the worst thing you could do. In fact, contacting the attackers to pay the ransom is just as bad, and we discuss why further in the report. Obviously, if you want to remove Npsk Ransomware, we can help you with that; however, when it comes decrypting the corrupted files, we might not be able to help. Read more »

Mysupertab.com

Mysupertab.com

Mysupertab.com is one of those potentially unwanted applications that might look useful, but at the end of the day, users are recommended to remove them from their computers. This application is bound to affect only a part of web users because it is compatible with the Chrome browser. As such, we can see that this application works like a browser extension, and there isn’t anything dangerous about it. Nevertheless, if you weren’t planning on adding this extension to your browser, you might as well remove Mysupertab.com today. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Read more »

Mpaj Ransomware

Mpaj Ransomware

As the STOP Ransomware family expands, Mpaj Ransomware joins the party. This new variant of the malicious infection is just as sneaky when invading operating systems and just as dangerous when it encrypts your personal files. A tool named ‘STOP Decryptor’ was built by malware researchers to aid the victims of this malware, but unfortunately, it cannot guarantee the full decryption of all files. However, that could be a glimmer of hope for many victims of this dangerous file-encrypting infection because not all of them might have copies of personal files stored in a secure location. If you do have copies secured online or on removable drives, they should not be affected by malware; at least, not this ransomware. If you have backups, delete Mpaj Ransomware and then replace the corrupted files. If you do not have backup copies, and if you cannot employ a free decryptor successfully, the attackers behind the infection could push you into a corner. Hopefully, they fail, and you can remove the threat instantly. Read more »

Best Coupons Now Promos

Best Coupons Now Promos

If you are an avid shopper, you might want to make use of everything Best Coupons Now Promos has to offer. After all, what’s wrong with coupons, right? This is where the phrase “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” can’t be applied, to be honest. Just because the suggestions by Best Coupons Now Promos look good, you shouldn’t fall straight into them.

Our research team says that Best Coupons Now Promos is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It means that this application may exhibit certain behavioral patterns that can be deemed to be undesirable. Thus, it is for the best to remove this program. Read more »

Edhappearer.info

Edhappearer.info is an adware server and, according to our researchers, a malicious website. You are unlikely to face it directly, but you could face advertisements delivered via it. Also, you could be asked to show notifications from this website. Both ads and notifications cannot be trusted because the adware server is likely to permit unreliable advertisers to promote their services and products. They also could use attractive services and products just to hide links that route to malicious websites. These websites could present ransomware and malware. Needless to say, we do not want you facing this adware server or the ads that are delivered via it. Unfortunately, you might face it and you might even interact with it without realizing what is going on. If you continue reading, you will learn how to remove Edhappearer.info ads, and more importantly, you will learn how to keep yourself away from adware servers like that. Read more »

LiveStreamNewsToday Promos

LiveStreamNewsToday Promos

Although it would seem that LiveStreamNewsToday Promos is a tool that delivers both live news and promotional offers, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is all about advertising. Of course, if you visit livestreamnewstoday.com, this source offers news. However, if you download the extension, you are introduced to advertisements from third parties. So, did you download this extension on purpose or by accident? In either case, it is meant to introduce you to third-party ads, and that is the main reason we recommend deleting LiveStreamNewsToday Promos. Why is that so? While online ads are not inherently dangerous or malicious, you have to be very selective about whose ads you interact with because some of them can be extremely misleading. We are not making any claims in regard to the potentially unwanted program discussed in this report, but if you are not enjoying anything else offered by the extension, there is no reason to keep it installed. We suggest removing it. Read more »

R44s Ransomware

R44s Ransomware

R44s Ransomware is an infection that was created with billions of people in mind. When it encrypts files, it drops nine different versions of the same ransom note file, all of which represent messages in nine different languages, including Spanish, Dutch, Italian, German, French, Russian, Farsi, Chinese, and English. The names of these files are “LEAME_PARA_DESCIFRAR_ARCHIVOS.txt,” “LEESMIJ-BESTAND_VOOR_HET_DECODEREN_VAN_BESTANDEN.txt,” “LEGGIMI_PER_DECIFRARE_I_FILES.txt,” “LESEN_SIE_MICH_UM_DATEIEN_ZU_ENTSCHLUSSELN.txt,” “LISEZ-MOI_POUR_DECHIFFRER_LES_FICHIERS.txt,” “PROCHTI_MENYA_DLYA_RASSHIFROVKI_FAYLOV.txt,” “شروع_رمزگ_شایی.txt,” “重新解密文件.txt,” and “README_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.html.” Although these files are not malicious per se, you want to delete them all. Of course, it is most important that you remove R44s Ransomware files that are responsible for encrypting your personal files. Even though that will not help you recover your files, that will help you move towards a malware-free operating system. Read more »

Poulight Stealer

Poulight Stealer

Poulight Stealer should be removed from the system at once because if you leave it unattended, it can gather various sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. The problem is that like most Trojans it works without drawing attention, which means it can stay on your system without you noticing anything. We talk more about its working manner further in this article, so if you are interested in learning more about this malicious program, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. If you are looking for instructions showing how to delete Poulight Stealer, you can find them at the end of the text. However, it might be too challenging to erase the threat manually, which is why we recommend using a legitimate antimalware tool that could take care of this malware for you. Read more »

Convert Your File Now

Convert Your File Now

Our researchers came across a new Mindspark toolbar called Convert Your File Now. Same as other similar Mindspark toolbars, it was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application could have irritating qualities that might make some users want to get rid of it. If you want to know what kind of annoying functionality this extension might have, you should read the rest of this article. By reading it you can also learn how this potentially unwanted program could be spread and how it could be erased. For users who might need more help while erasing Convert Your File Now, we have prepared detailed deletion instructions available at the end of this article. If you have any questions about the removal process of the plugin itself, we encourage you to use our comments section. Read more »

Yaarileads.com

Yaarileads.com

Users who come across a website called Yaarileads.com should know that it is an adware server. It means that the web page could redirect them to websites that might display advertising content. If you are not a fan of advertising material, you may want to avoid getting redirected by this adware server. If you already have and the websites it took you to are now displaying notifications or ads that you do not want to see, we can help you eliminate Yaarileads.com with our removal steps provided at the end of this article. Of course, if you want to find out more details about this adware server, we invite you to read our full article first. If you have any questions related to it after reading the text, feel free to use our comments section available at the end of this page. Read more »