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Your Battery Is Damaged By Viruses

If you are seeing a notification telling Your Battery Is Damaged By Viruses you should know you most likely encountered a fake system alert. Such threats are designed to imitate genuine warnings and make the user do what the cybercriminals want while imagining they are doing it to protect their devices. For example, in this case, the hackers want their victims to download a specific tool. If you believe the fake pop-up, it is supposed to help you delete possible threats, but we suspect it might be in fact a malicious application. Thus, installing it could be extremely dangerous, for example, depending on the malware it could harm user’s files, steal his sensitive information, etc. Consequently, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com advise not to download any tools recommended by the Your Battery Is Damaged By Viruses notification. If you want to know how to react when coming across such alerts you should read our full report about this false pop-up. Read more »

Autismlocker Ransomware

Autismlocker Ransomware

Autismlocker Ransomware is an incredibly creepy infection that is capable of locking the screen and creating an illusion that the victim needs to either kill someone or send photos in which they are nude. Needless to say, the first option should not be even considered, but sending personal photos is not necessary either, and that is because the infection is a simple screen-locker that can be disabled very easily. Hopefully, you are not reading this after sending any photos or communicating with the malicious schemers who have created the infection. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com has found an easy way for you to disable the lock and then remove Autismlocker Ransomware. Can you ignore the infection once you regain access to the operating system? You certainly cannot, and that is because the malicious files of this threat could easily be converted and used in other malicious ways. It appears that they could even encrypt data! Continue reading to learn how to successfully delete this malware ASAP. Read more »

Leadtrack.pro

Leadtrack.pro

Leadtrack.pro appears to be an adware server as it could show tons of various advertising content. The bad news is such material might be not only incredibly annoying but also potentially malicious. This is why it is highly advisable to remove this threat as fast as possible. Of course, before deleting the adware server, it might be smart to learn more about it, and you can do this by reading the rest of our article. Especially, if you are encountering it for the first time as the information we will present could help users stay away from threats alike in the future. As for its elimination, we can offer the removal steps located at the end of this article. We cannot promise they will work for everyone, but if you are determined to erase Leadtrack.pro manually, we encourage you to try completing the provided steps. Read more »

BansomQare Manna Ransomware

BansomQare Manna Ransomware is an annoying computer infection that might even go as far as prevent Windows from booting. The good news that it is possible to decrypt this infection with an online decryption tool, but you should still work hard to remove BansomQare Manna Ransomware from your computer.

What’s more, it is important that you recognize the main malware distribution patterns and protect yourself from similar intruders in the future. Thus, we will tell you more about the potential ransomware distribution methods, so that you would know what to expect. The most important thing is that you should never be hasty when it comes to clicking new links! Read more »

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 »