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Skipper

Skipper is a Trojan, and if you are not cautious, it could be used to open up a backdoor straight into your operating system. This malicious Trojan has been found to be employed by the Turla APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group. The group is famous for creating and using multiple different tools in their attacks. A few others include Topinambour and KopiLuwak, and if you want to learn more about them, detailed articles and removal guides are already available. If you have found any of this malware on your operating system, there is a good chance that your virtual security has been jeopardized already. Although the backdoor does not offer a great variety of functions, the attackers can use it for the most basic actions necessary for highly complex and aggressive attacks. Ultimately, this malware is extremely dangerous, and you want to get rid of it as soon as possible. If you are not yet sure whether or not you need to delete Skipper, employ a trusted malware scanner, and you will find out right away. Read more »

Purple Fox

Purple Fox is a Trojan downloader that might enter target system through common software vulnerabilities. This infection is a particularly sneaky one because the Trojan downloader itself is fileless. It virtually means that you cannot remove Purple Fox from your system as it doesn’t drop any additional files. It can, however, drop other malicious infections on your system, so you will do yourself a favor if you run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool right now. After all, Trojans infections are hard to spot unless you are a computer expert, so regular system scans are a must. Read more »

GoRansom Ransomware

GoRansom Ransomware

You have to secure your Windows operating system now because a single security crack could help the dangerous GoRansom Ransomware slither in. Also known as GoRansom POC Ransomware, this malicious threat was created for an unknown purpose. According to the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection might have been created by someone interested in experiments and tests, and maybe it is not intended for mass attacks. However, it is also possible that whoever stands behind this malware is learning and getting ready to strike in a real way, just like LOCKED_PAY Ransomware, Seto Ransomware, Save Ransomware, and many other malicious infections can. These threats – along with thousands of others alike – are created to corrupt files and demand money in return for decryption tools and software. The current version of the threat we are discussing in this report does not request that. While it is unlikely to attack, if it has encrypted your files, you must delete GoRansom Ransomware ASAP. Read more »

Seto Ransomware

Seto Ransomware

You do not want your files to be encrypted by any infection, but especially not Seto Ransomware, because you might be unable to get them back. Although files are not deleted or moved, their data is changed so that they could be read only with a special decryptor. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com analysts, a free decryptor has been released by malware researchers, but this tool cannot decrypt all files or any files if they were not encrypted with an offline key. Basically, even though a decryptor exists, we cannot know for sure whether or not you would be able to have them decrypted. That, of course, does not mean that you are completely screwed. If you have backups of your personal files stored outside the infected computer, you should be able to use them as replacements for the corrupted ones. Hopefully, that is the scenario you are in, but we suggest replacing files only after you remove Seto Ransomware. After all, this is malware that cybercriminals have created, and you want it gone ASAP. Read more »

Ultra Music Search

Ultra Music Search

Ultra Music Search may seem like a perfect tool for users who cannot live without music, but there might be something about this extension that could make you want to get rid of it. Our researchers say the application might show irritating advertisements and notifications while surfing the Internet. For some users, such behavior could disturb their browsing. Consequently, the app was classified as a potentially unwanted program. If Ultra Music Search seems annoying to you and you do not want to keep it on your browser any longer, we can offer our deletion instructions provided at the end of this article. Also, you can find a comments section below where you can leave us a message if you have any questions about this potentially unwanted program or its deletion. Read more »

Kronos Ransomware

Kronos Ransomware shows a note through which the malware’s creators try to convince their victims to pay a ransom. In exchange, the hackers promise to send a decryptor that could decipher the threat’s affected files. They even promise to prove that they have the needed decryptor by allowing their victims to send one file for free decryption. Even so, we would not recommend agreeing to pay a ransom if you do not want to risk losing your money in vain. It is possible because even if the cybercriminals have the promised recovery tools, it does not guarantee they will send them to you. In any case, it is up to you to decide what you should do. If you choose to eliminate Kronos Ransomware, we advise using the instructions available at the end of this article or a chosen antimalware tool. In case you want to get to know the threat better, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

Erenahen Ransomware

Erenahen Ransomware

Have you ever been infected with ransomware? If you have, you know what to expect from Erenahen Ransomware. This is not a new player in the field because this program comes from a notorious group of similar infections. It is a dangerous infection that has quite a few tricks up its sleeves, and it can do a lot to prevent you from restoring your files.

Nevertheless, you should work hard to remove Erenahen Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. For the manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this description, and then terminate the infection for good. Read more »

Sherminator Ransomware

Sherminator Ransomware

Sherminator Ransomware appears to be a new variation of Mr.Dec Ransomware. Same as its early version, it encrypts files and shows a ransom note. The note does not ask for a ransom as it only claims a user needs to email the malware’s developers. However, based on our experience with such threats, we believe the demands for payment could be delivered later on via email. It is vital to understand that the hackers may promise anything to convince their victims to put up with their demands, but there are no guarantees they will hold on to their promises. Meaning, even if you do as told, you might not get your files decrypted. Thus, we advise thinking twice before putting up with any demands. If you decide it is not an option, we recommend removing Sherminator Ransomware with no hesitation. To learn more about it and its deletion, we invite you to read our full article and check the instructions available below. Read more »

Li Ransomware

Li Ransomware

Childhood photos, wedding videos, work or school documents, and other personal files can be corrupted by Li Ransomware if the conditions are right. These conditions include the Windows operating system being unprotected, users being careless/uneducated, and/or vulnerabilities being exposed. Although hundreds and thousands of file-encrypting infections are active as you read this, cybercriminals successfully find new victims. Of course, with more and more information being available, fewer and fewer Windows users are attacked. That being said, cyber attackers adapt quickly, and they learn new tricks to perform successful attacks, and so you must not let your guard down. If the malicious ransomware got into your operating system, you might believe that your personal files will be restored the moment you remove it, but that will not happen. Although you must delete Li Ransomware, it is likely that only the creator of the infection can restore your files, and, unfortunately, they are unlikely to do it. Read more »

365Stream

365Stream

According to its description, 365Stream is “the best way to browse.” However, in reality, it does not look like the application can offer any advanced tools that would make it better than Google or Yahoo search engines. It seems like the extension’s provided search tool uses a modified version of search.yahoo.co to gather results. Also, users ought to know that the application may require permission to read the user’s browsing history. Such behavior might be unwelcome by users who consider viewing their history a violation of their privacy. Consequently, the extension falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. If you come across it, we encourage you to learn more about it by reading the rest of this article. If you decide to erase 365Stream, you can learn how to get rid of this potentially unwanted program by following the instructions available below, or you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »