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Scarab-Deep Ransomware

Scarab-Deep Ransomware

If you are not careful about the security of your operating system, Scarab-Deep Ransomware might attack in a very clandestine way. It appears that the infection could use spam emails to expose gullible and careless users to the malicious launcher. Unreliable installers and unguarded remote access connections could be used to drop malware too. Once installed, the infection can successfully encrypt files that you would call personal, including documents, media content, or photos. The “.deep” extension is added to all of the files that are corrupted. The sad thing is that you cannot restore files by removing the added extension or the infection itself. The only thing that can help is a decryptor, and it is in the hands of cyber criminals. In some cases, free decryptors exist, but Anti-Spyware-101.com research team informs that it does not exist for this malware. To put the cherry on top of the cake, the ransomware also drops another piece of malware, a banking Trojan. The good news is there is a way to delete Scarab-Deep Ransomware and the malicious Trojan at the same time. Read more »

ibrowsersearch.com

ibrowsersearch.com

You have to be careful about ibrowsersearch.com. It does not look like a malicious search engine, but, of course, it does not look like a truly beneficial one either. In fact, its interface is pretty damn boring as there is only a search field displayed. Next to it, you can find the “powered by Google” tag, which, undoubtedly, is meant to make you trust the service more. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the search results are not modified – at least, at the time of research they were not – which means that it might be okay for you to use the search tool. Of course, we cannot say that with confidence because, after all, there’s still a possibility that the activity of this search tool is not as reliable as we might think right now. Due to this, it is recommended that all users take a good look at the search engine and consider its removal. Do you want to learn how to delete ibrowsersearch.com manually? Our researchers have created a guide that shows how to do it. Read more »

.bip File Extension

.bip File Extension

You cannot recover personal files by deleting .bip File Extension that is attached to them because the problem lies within the data of the file, which is scrambled by Dharma Ransomware. This malicious ransomware can attack your operating system in many different ways, but it is most likely to exploit spam emails and unsecure installers. If the devious infection manages to slither in, it can quickly utilize an encryption key to corrupt personal files. At this time, we don’t have a list of the exact files that this malware goes after, but, undoubtedly, it should be most interested in corrupting photos, documents, and media content. If files are encrypted successfully, the ransomware can then introduce the victims to instructions on how to pay a ransom, which, allegedly, is necessary if the victim wants a decryptor capable of recovering files. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that things would go according to plan if the payment was made. We discuss this, as well as the removal of malicious ransomware, in this report. Read more »

Whoopsie Ransomware

Whoopsie Ransomware

If you are seeing a message saying: “Whoopsie Do NOT close this Window! (otherwise your files are gone for ever and cant be recovered!)” you most likely came across Whoopsie Ransomware. It is a malicious threat designed for money extortion, although we doubt the cybercriminals who created it are using it for this purpose yet. As you see even though the malware’s warning may demand to pay a ransom, it does not provide the information on how to make the payment. Because of this, we believe Whoopsie Ransomware might be still unfinished and could be spread among a few victims to test it. If you are one of the unfortunate users who might have encountered it, we advise you to keep reading the text to find out more important details and then erase the threat with the instructions available below or a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Search.htv-now.co

Search.htv-now.co

Search.htv-now.co is an untrustworthy search engine we would not recommend using to surf the Internet. That is because our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com classified it as a browser hijacker. Plus, it appears to be there is a chance the application could display suspicious advertising material from various third parties. No doubt, users who wish to maintain their device’s security should avoid encountering possibly dangerous ads. If you think so a well, we invite you to follow the removal instructions located just a bit below this report. Another way to remove the browser hijacker would be to scan the system with a legitimate antimalware tool. Of course, if you need more assistance while deleting Search.htv-now.co you can contact us by leaving a message at the end of this page. Read more »

PlayThunder Offers

PlayThunder Offers

Do you want to see ads on any website you visit? Probably, you do not, but that is what you are likely to face if you download PlayThunder Offers. The word “offers” in the name reveals that advertising is an integral part of the service. Sure, the adware (advertising-supported program) does not hide the fact that it delivers ads, but this transparency should not make you think of it as a trustworthy tool. Instead, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests looking at it as a potential threat. Can we guarantee that you would face security issues if you interacted with this adware? We certainly cannot, but it is our duty to warn you about the bad and the ugly of every questionable service and program. In this report, we review the suspicious extension, and that should help you make an informed decision regarding its removal. If you are not sure you want to delete PlayThunder Offers, we strongly recommend that you keep reading. On the other hand, if your mind is made up already, the removal guide is waiting for you. Read more »

Mobsuite.site

Mobsuite.site is presented as “the world smartest Mobile Advertising platform.” Specialists say that it is mainly used for monetization purposes, so do not be surprised if it presents you with commercial advertisements one day. It might also be responsible for various redirections. According to researchers, it should target only Android users, but it does not mean that you can click on ads it shows if you are presented with them while surfing the Web on your Windows computer. It is not likely at all that users open this website consciously. Instead, they experience an immediate redirection to it after clicking on an untrustworthy link, or they simply have untrustworthy software that automatically opens it on their devices. Usually, advertising networks are closely related to adware or potentially unwanted software. We do not say that Mobsuite.site is malicious, but it might still diminish your browsing experience by showing all those ads and causing automatic redirections, so it would be best to get rid of it. Some users will no longer see any ads coming from Mobsuite.site when they quit an old habit of clicking on suspicious links/visiting dubious websites, whereas others will have to remove untrustworthy software from their devices to make it gone. Which group do you belong to? Read more »

Search.searchjsmtmp.com

Search.searchjsmtmp.com

Search.searchjsmtmp.com is considered to be a browser hijacker that might alter homepage and default search engine preferences. As a result, the affected browser may start loading this site every time it is launched or when the user begins a new search. The thing users should know about it is that together with the displayed search results there could be doubtful advertisements from various third parties. Our researchers say they cannot be one hundred percent sure, but they believe some part of such material could be possibly malicious, which is why they advise against the browser hijacker’s usage. We will talk more about it further in the article so if you are interested in learning more about Search.searchjsmtmp.com; we invite you to read the rest of this text. Additionally, users will find instructions showing how to erase it manually just slightly below the article. Read more »

PDF Convert Tab

PDF Convert Tab

It seems that PDF Convert Tab is becoming more and more popular, but you should not be one of those users who install it on their computers even if it promises to enable you to “convert PDF files directly on your new tab page” because it is considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted applications are not dangerous at all if compared to Trojans, worms, or other threats considered malware, but we are not going to lie – it has drawbacks, so it is not a very good idea to keep it installed on the system, especially if it has slithered onto your computer without your knowledge. 13 489 users have already installed PDF Convert Tab from the Chrome Web Store, but the total number of users who have it installed on their computers must be higher because it can be downloaded directly from its official website (http://www.pdfconverttab.com) as well. It seems that not all users install it consciously. Some people say they have nothing to do with its installation, which suggests that this potentially unwanted application might be distributed differently as well. If you know nothing about its installation too, you must delete it today. This should not be too difficult if you let us help you. Read more »

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at users looking for tools to stream movies or similar content online. However, users should realize it is not the extension that streams the content, but the links it suggests. In other words, installing the add-on could be unnecessary. Instead, you could add the links you find useful to your browser’s bookmarks, and you could reach them just as fast as with the PUP. In any case, the main reason we do not think it is worth wasting any time with StreamingOnlineWatch is there is a chance the add-on might encourage users to browse with an untrustworthy search engine. If you keep reading our report you can learn more about this as well as how to get rid of this suspicious application. What’s more, to make this task easier we will place steps showing how to eliminate it at the end of this report. Read more »