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WCH Ransomware

WCH Ransomware

WCH Ransomware, also known as WeCanHelp Ransomware, is a malicious infection that has your personal files on the target. If it finds a way into your Windows operating system, it can silently encrypt every single photo, image, document, or media file and then push you to pay money in return for an alleged decryptor. Unfortunately, some victims of this malware might feel their backs against a wall, and they might give in to the demands and, most importantly, the promises. Well, you should know better than to trust promises made by cybercriminals. Of course, if you are sure that you want to communicate with them and, perhaps, pay a ransom afterward, you should at least learn about the risks you are likely to face. In any case, whatever the outcome is, you need to delete WCH Ransomware from your operating system, and we hope that the removal tips shared in this report will help you. Also, remember that we can assist you. If you need answers or help, contact us via the comments section. Read more »

UpdateSearch

UpdateSearch

Are you trying to update your web search tool? UpdateSearch claims to optimize the search results you see after replacing your default search provider and rerouting you to search.yahoo.com (Yahoo Search). Unfortunately, the claims to offer the “best way to search” the web are pretty much empty, and if you install the extension, you will not be offered any enhanced or updated services. Instead, you are likely to be exposed to questionable advertisements and data-tracking tools. If you want to avoid all of this, you have to be careful about the undesirable search results that are introduced to you. Better yet, you should delete UpdateSearch from your browser. At the time of research, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers indicated that the PUP (potentially unwanted program) was only compatible with Google Chrome. This is why the removal guide below explains how to eliminate the PUP from Google Chrome. Read more »

MonitorMinor Infringes on the Security of Android Users

Not too long ago, MonitorMinor could be downloaded from monitorminor.com. At the moment, when you visit the website, it claims to be under construction. Quite possibly, the developer of the tool has paid attention to the findings of cybersecurity researchers, who have discovered that this particular tool can be used to spy on Android users in a particularly aggressive manner. Originally, this app is promoted as a security tool that can help parents control the content that their children can access and interact with. Of course, users do not need to provide proof that they are parents or that they would use MonitorMinor to spy on their children. Unfortunately, virtually anyone could use this tool. That includes suspicious employers, jealous lovers and exes, crazy roommates, mischievous siblings, and so on. In the worst-case scenario, this app could be exploited by criminals, who have no regard for victims’ personal security and privacy. Read more »

Hesterinoc.info

Hesterinoc.info

Are you careful when you visit new, unfamiliar websites? If you are, you should be alarmed by Hesterinoc.info when you are redirected to it randomly. Of course, you are unlikely to be redirected to it from a legitimate, harmless, trustworthy website. Instead, you are likely to be redirected to it from, for example, an illegal streaming website that offers TV series, movies, or even live streams for free. If you are willing to visit such websites, perhaps you are willing to deal with unfamiliar websites as well because free streaming websites, for example, mainly earn money via advertising. Of course, companies that care about their reputation would never use such an unreliable advertising platform. However, unreliable advertisers might. Unfortunately, some people might be tricked into enabling notifications too. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers suggest that you delete Hesterinoc.info notifications right away because they could put you at risk! If you are interested in the removal process, keep reading. Read more »

Mpal Ransomware

Mpal Ransomware

Your Windows operating system is vulnerable to threats like Mpal Ransomware if you do not take your time to secure it. First and foremost, you should have reliable security software installed to defend you against any incoming threats. Second, you must not skip or postpone updates for your operating system or any installed software because updates contain security patches for vulnerabilities that might help cybercriminals drop their infections. Third, you have to be mindful about what files you download and open. For example, if you open spam email attachments or download file bundles from unreliable sources without any caution, you are simply asking for trouble. Once malware is in, it can cause all kinds of issues. Ransomware specifically is all about encrypting files and demanding money (aka, ransom). In this report, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team explains how to delete Mpal Ransomware and how to make sure that you do not need to remove other similar threats in the future. Read more »

WANNACASH NCOV Ransomware

WANNACASH NCOV Ransomware

WANNACASH NCOV Ransomware is a regional malware infection, as this malicious program seems to be targeting the Russian-speaking users. Its entire interface is in the Russian language, but it doesn’t mean that ONLY Russian-speaking users can get infected. If you find yourself somewhere along the route of the malware distribution network, you might as well catch this infection, too.

The bottom line is that it is necessary to remove WANNACASH NCOV Ransomware as soon as possible, and you should never pay this infection a single cent. It only wants your money, and there is no guarantee that it would decrypt your files. Read more »

Arisedsore.info

Arisedsore.info

Arisedsore.info is an adware server that can be associated with multiple shady websites, adware applications, and potentially unwanted programs. If you’re looking for a way to remove Arisedsore.info from your system, we have to point out that this website isn’t exactly anywhere on your computer. You probably get redirected to this domain because of your browser’s settings. Therefore, resetting your browser to default should be enough to get rid of Arisedsore.info. While you’re at it, you should also scan your system with a licensed antispyware tool because there might be potentially harmful programs on-board you have to remove. Read more »

Track Net Speed

Track Net Speed

Track Net Speed promises to help Google Chrome users test internet speed and play online games using the easy-access links presented via its interface. The extension is meant to quickly estimate download/upload/ping speeds, reveal the country with the fastest internet speed, give tips on how to increase connection speeds, and give access to “fun& exciting games.” The extension also comes with an integrated search tool that is meant to be customized by the PUP – potentially unwanted program. According to our researchers, the suspicious extension is not the most useful tool, and if you have installed it already, you should understand why. Of course, some users might find the limited utility of the extension satisfactory, in which case, removing Track Net Speed might not be the priority. If you want to delete this PUP, we have tips and a guide that, hopefully, will help you get through the process quickly. If you are not sure why you should even be concerned, continue reading. Read more »

OFFWHITE Ransomware

OFFWHITE Ransomware

OFFWHITE Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts files and adds the .OFFWHITE extension at the end of their names, for example, receipt.pdf.OFFWHITE. After encrypting files, the malware should create a ransom note. The text on it suggests that the threat is used to attack various organizations. To force companies to put up with cybercriminals’ demands, the note says that hackers will leak sensitive information that it claims was transferred to their server before the encryption process began. They could say such things just to scare victims, although we cannot know for sure. Truth to be told, there are no reassurances that hackers will deliver the promised decryption tools either and it is possible that they will ask to pay for them first. To learn more about the malware and its ransom note, we invite you to read the rest of this article. If you want to erase OFFWHITE Ransomware manually, you could use the instructions available below the text. Read more »

Get Speed Test Fast

Get Speed Test Fast

Get Speed Test Fast might be promoted as a tool that can help users test their Internet speed. While the application may provide such functionality, users should also know that it could change their browser preferences. Also, users should be aware of the fact that the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Such software might not be harmful, but it could appear to be annoying. Thus, we advise learning more about this browser extension if you are thinking about installing it. Further in this text, you can learn how this potentially unwanted program could be distributed, how it may work, and how to delete it. If you want step by step instructions showing how to remove Get Speed Test Fast from your browser, we invite you to check the instructions available at the end of this article. Read more »