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Remk Ransomware

Remk Ransomware

Remk Ransomware leaves an extension called .remk on the files that it encrypts, which is where its title comes from. The malware encrypts files with a secure encryption algorithm. Meaning, files affected by it cannot be restored unless you have a unique decryption key and a decryptor. While the malware’s developers seem to have such tools, they are willing to share them only with victims who pay ransom. The worst part is that even if you pay the sum they ask and on time, you cannot still be certain that the hackers will hold on to their end of the deal. Therefore, dealing with the malicious application’s creators could make matters even worse if you end up losing your money as well. To learn more about the malware, we recommend reading the rest of this article. Also, since our specialists advise deleting Remk Ransomware, we encourage you to check our removal instructions placed at the end of this page. Read more »

Eight Ransomware

Eight Ransomware

Eight Ransomware adds the “.id[{your unique ID}].[use_harrd@protonmail.com].eight” extensions to the files it corrupts. Can you see this extension added? If you can, we suggest taking immediate action. First of all, remove the malicious threat. The damage might be done already, but you want to destroy the infection that has caused it. Second, you want to replace the corrupted files with copies that, hopefully, you have stored online or on external drives. If you do not have copies, you might not be able to restore personal files at all. Finally, you have to get down to the root of the problem, which is Windows security. Clearly, something went wrong for the malicious infection to slither in successfully. Whether your security software has failed, or you did not have any security systems implemented at all, you want to make sure that your system and the remaining files can stay safe in the future. If you want to learn more about how to delete Eight Ransomware, how to replace files, and how to secure Windows, keep reading. Read more »

Lokd Ransomware

Lokd Ransomware

Lokd Ransomware is one of those file-encrypting threats that are used for money extortion. As you see, the malicious program enciphers victims’ private files as they could be irreplaceable and then shows a note that asks to pay in exchange for decryption tools. Such tools could be your only way to restore your files, but we do not advise purchasing them if you fear getting scammed and losing your money for nothing. If you want to know more about the malware, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. Also, we can offer our removal instructions that show how to erase Lokd Ransomware manually. You can find our instructions at the end of this page, where you should also find our comments section that you could use if you have any questions about the discussed malicious application. Read more »

My Email Checker Tab

My Email Checker Tab

My Email Checker Tab is a tool that was designed by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. This is the first sign that identifies a potential threat. Unfortunately, this company keeps producing more and more extensions that seem to offer legitimate services, but in reality, are completely useless and, perhaps, even intrusive and unreliable. A few other programs that are linked to the same company include Email Access Here, Your Search Tool, Find A Flight Pro, Breaking News Plus, and Watch Movies Live. Needless to say, it makes no sense for the same company to create several apps for email access/management, and that is another sign that, perhaps, these apps are not meant to be that useful. Of course, whether or not they are useful for you only you can decide. In either case, we recommend removing My Email Checker Tab and all other apps that were created by the same company. If you need no explanation as to why you should delete these extensions, you can go straight to the last section. If you need more information, continue reading. Read more »

Email Access Here

Email Access Here

Electronic mailing systems make our lives easier, but in some cases, we look for tools that can help us manage them better. Email Access Here might seem like a tool that could do the job, but looks can be deceiving, and this extension proves it. Of course, if you install it, you will have access to email login pages directly from your browser, which might be the only thing that people care about; however, there is more than meets the eye. Anti-Apyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the suspicious extension, and it was concluded that it works as a PUP, or potentially unwanted program. Can PUPs be trusted? That is up to you to decide, but our recommendation is that you remove the extension from your Google Chrome web browser. If you are ready for that, continue reading this report and note that a guide that explains how to delete Email Access Here is presented below. Further down, you can find a comments section that is open to anyone, and you should use it if you have any questions. Read more »

Coronavirus Ransomware

Coronavirus Ransomware

As the world is busy while trying to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19), hackers are creating threats like Coronavirus Ransomware. This malicious application encrypts its victim’s files with a robust encryption algorithm and then displays a note saying that he has to pay to get decryption tools. Our researchers say that the malware could be spread through unreliable websites or messages. Thus, unlike the actual Coronavirus that spreads from person to person, Coronavirus Ransomware does not travel from one infected computer to another. If you want to learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. Also, at the end of it, you can find out prepared deletion instructions that show how you could erase this malware manually. However, we should stress that it might be safer to leave this task to a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

SepSys Ransomware

SepSys Ransomware

You might be going about your business as normal and then SepSys Ransomware reveals itself and declares that all of your personal files were encrypted. This might shock you and make you go into panic, but if you are able to keep your head level, you might be able to get yourself out of this messy situation with ease. If you are prepared for malware attacks, perhaps you already have backup copies of personal photos, documents, and other types of files? If you do, all you really need to worry about is how you will delete SepSys Ransomware from your Windows operating system. And what if you do not have copies? If that is the case, you might be interested in learning whether or not you can take the gamble of paying a ransom that is requested by cybercriminals, according to who, the ransom can buy you a decryptor. Whether you are trying to remove the infection or restore your files, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are here to assist you. Read more »

Speed Test Guide

Speed Test Guide

Did you download Speed Test Guide? If you did, you might have not researched it enough, and you might not know that it is identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). A PUP is a program or an add-on that does not offer greatly beneficial services and that works in a suspicious way. The most suspicious thing about this particular extension is the search service it provides, and we are discussing this further in the report. If you are already ready to delete Speed Test Guide, check out the guide below, but if you are not yet sure if you want or even should remove this PUP from your Google Chrome browser, you might want to continue reading the report. Before you commence, we advise scanning your system with a trusted malware scanner to make sure that there are no other threats to worry about. Also, as always, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are ready to answer your questions about the PUP and its elimination, and you can post them in the comments section below. Read more »

Access

Access is an extension that is meant to provide you with “access” to more search results on Google Search. Do you find that this search engine does not offer enough search results? That is unlikely to be the case, and so it is highly unlikely that you would find the extension useful. This is one of the reasons why it is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you have installed it by accident or carelessly, we are sure that you want to delete it from your Google Chrome browser immediately. At the time of research, this was the only web browser that the PUP was compatible with. On the other hand, if you installed the extension on purpose, hoping that it could assist you greatly, you might assume that it is harmless. That is not what researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com believe in. It was discovered that the search results injected by the PUP can present ads, and interacting with those could be risky. This might be the main reason to remove Access from Chrome. Read more »

View Free Recipes Now

View Free Recipes Now

Do you want to have access to thousands of recipes directly via your browser? If you do, you might think that View Free Recipes Now is the extension of your dreams. Well, we doubt that it is. If you end up installing it onto your web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox), you get easy-access links to totalrecipesnetwork.com, foodnetwork.co.uk, yummly.com, and epicurious.com. While these websites are legitimate, trustworthy, and can offer you plenty of recipes, you do not need an add-on to access them. Go to the website and click the star icon in or next to the URL field to bookmark it. Make sure that the Bookmarks toolbar/bar is activated, and that way, you will have access to all of these sites from your browser. If you do that, the extension becomes absolutely useless, and that is not the only reason to delete it. In fact, the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends removing View Free Recipes Now due to security issues that appear to be associated with this PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you are ready to eliminate it, a guide can be found below. If you need more info, continue reading. Read more »