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Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension

Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension

You should not install Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension on your computer when there are so many other 100% trustworthy applications working similarly. This piece of software has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com despite the fact that it is promoted as reliable and useful software. At the time of analysis, the extension was down, so we cannot say anything about its usefulness; however, it surely has some drawbacks. For example, our malware analysts say that users might be forced to install this piece of software from a page with a pop-up claiming that installing the extension is the only way to close that website. This is not a feature of a reliable browser extension, we can assure you, so, in our opinion, you should delete Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension from your system today. You should not keep it even if you have found it quite useful because there is a possibility that it will cause you a lot of problems. Continue reading to find out how it can be removed. Read more »

TeleGrab

TeleGrab is a new malicious application that was detected by researchers monitoring the web at the beginning of May, 2018 for the first time. It is not an ordinary infection, to say the least. Malware analysts have carried out research to find more about this infection and they are now 100% sure that it is one of those threats that target a specific application. In this case, it is Telegram, which is known to be an end-to-end instant messaging service. Also, specialists can now say with confidence that there are two different versions of the same malicious application available. The first one was discovered in the wild on April 4, 2018, whereas the second one landed in researchers’ lap six days later. Even though both of them are all about stealing personal information, they slightly differ from each other. Read more »

Scarab-Osk Ransomware

Scarab-Osk Ransomware could rename and encrypt all of your data, so if it manages to infect your device, you might not only find it difficult to recognize your files but also impossible to open them. Soon after ruining the victim’s files, the malware should show a ransom note asking for a payment. The price for the decryption tool may look rather small compared to how valuable your data could be to you, but you should think about it carefully. There are no reassurances the hackers will not ask for more money or try to scam victims in other ways. Meaning, it is quite possible paying the ransom might be same as throwing your money out. Provided that you do not want to risk being scammed, we advise deleting Scarab-Osk Ransomware. The steps located below could help users remove it faster, and anyone who needs more information about the infection can find it further in the text. Read more »

Stabers.club

Stabers.club

Stabers.club is a website users usually get redirected to from powerfulappz.com, watchonlinemovies.com.pk, or a similar website. The most likely scenario is that they are then presented with a pop-up offering to install a browser extension. If the installation button is clicked, a piece of software promoting Stabers.club affects the browser. It should set this website as a new default search provider. Of course, not all users install the extension consciously. Some of them click on the installation button incidentally and thus cannot understand why they see a new page open to them every time they launch their browsers. It can bet set on all users’ browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you do not like what you have found, you should get rid of Stabers.club as soon as possible. This is exactly what our specialists recommend doing too. This search tool is not some kind of harmful malicious application, so you should be able to remove it quite easily. Just follow the removal guide we have prepared for you after you finish reading this report. Read more »

Scarab-Walker Ransomware

Scarab-Walker Ransomware is a malicious application that enciphers all personal data and then demands the user to pay for its decryption. So far, it is unknown how much Bitcoins the cybercriminals who created the malware expect to receive from their victims, but knowing they could trick you, we do not advise dealing with them. It would be best if the victim would have backup copies with which he could replace all encrypted data. Otherwise, there might be nothing else to do but to wait and see if any of the volunteer computer security specialists can create a free decryption tool. Besides, it is important to mention before recovering any files or creating new data on the infected computer that it might be safest to clean the device. This is why our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advise removing Scarab-Walker Ransomware as soon as possible if you refuse to pay the ransom. In which case, we recommend following the steps available at the end of the article or employing a legitimate antimalware tool. For more details about the threat, you could keep reading this report. Read more »

PainLocker Ransomware

PainLocker Ransomware

PainLocker Ransomware seems to be a new version of a malicious file-encrypting program known as Everbe@airmail.cc Ransomware. It should also encipher various files located on the computer and leave a ransom note saying it is crucial to contact the cybercriminals who created this malware or the data will remain to be locked. The truth is, the files might still be lost even if you do like the hackers tell you because, in the end, no one can say what they will choose to do. Naturally, it seems to us the safest solution would be deleting PainLocker Ransomware with no hesitation. This will not bring any of your files back, but it will allow you to create new data or restore encrypted files from backup without any fear something might go wrong. If you think it would be smartest to clean your device too, you could follow the removal instructions available below this report as they will explain whole process step by step. However, users who have not decided yet what to do could read the rest of our article and learn more about this threat. Read more »

Uselessfiles Ransomware

Uselessfiles Ransomware

Uselessfiles Ransomware is not some application you could get rid of by uninstalling it via Control Panel. Unfortunately, if the malicious program manages to get in it might be not only difficult to eliminate it, but also impossible to open your photos, pictures, text or other documents, and so on. That is because the infection is programmed to encipher most valuable files to the user, which means the only unencrypted data on the computer would be the one belonging to the operating system or other applications on it. Nonetheless, the ransom note created by the threat may suggest the user could get all of his data back if he would pay a ransom. As you probably imagine, it might be unwise to trust the hackers behind Uselessfiles Ransomware as they might easily trick you by taking your money and leaving you with encrypted files. Of course, if you do not want to risk ending up being scammed you could refuse to pay the ransom and delete the malware; to do so manually follow the instructions available below. Read more »

ImpaqSpeed

ImpaqSpeed

ImpaqSpeed might seem like a useful tool for anyone who is interested in knowing his Internet speed, but our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advice being cautious with it as the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It appears to be that there are a couple of reasons why the software is thought to be untrustworthy, and if you read the rest of this report, you will find out what undesirable features may have caused this. To be more accurate, later in the text, we will talk about where ImpaqSpeed comes from, how it works and may affect the system, etc. Moreover, since our researchers advise against the PUP’s usage, there will be instructions explaining how to eliminate the questionable application manually. Instead of these steps, users can also get rid of it by performing a full system scan with a legitimate antimalware tool. Also, if you have more questions about the deletion process or the tool itself, you can leave us a message below the text. Read more »

Robin Hood And Family Ransomware

Robin Hood And Family Ransomware

Robin Hood And Family Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that tries to trick users into paying money for something it cannot deliver. In a sense, it can be even worse than your regular ransomware infections because this program does not encrypt your files – it deletes them. Therefore, in the light of such infections it is extremely important that you keep a system back-up, saving copies of your important files in an external hard drive or any other place where you can store them. We will show you how to remove Robin Hood And Family Ransomware from your system, but please note that removing this infection does not bring your files back. Read more »

OnTargetYoga Extension

There are tons of potentially unwanted programs out there on the Internet. Malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have identified yet another application of this classification, which goes by the name of OnTargetYoga Extension. If you ever come across it, be sure to refrain from it at all times. It is essential to note that this potentially unwanted program could act in an incredibly intrusive manner. It can make undesirable modifications to your browser's default settings. As a consequence of such functionality, browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience, to put it lightly. Read more »