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Usam Ransomware

Windows users beware, Usam Ransomware is on the loose. Unprotected systems with unpatched vulnerabilities are the ones that are likely to be affected by this dangerous threat, but note that it might not need to use vulnerabilities or secret backdoors to slither in. It might simply trick you into executing it yourself. This could be done by hiding the launcher of the infection within spam emails or bundled downloaders. In fact, cybercriminals have many different ways, in which malware can be spread, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your own operating system is an impenetrable fortress. Unfortunately, to some users, that is easier said than done. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers know very well what happens when ransomware slithers into an operating system. If the threat is caught and removed in time, disaster can be avoided. If the threat encrypts files first, victims might be enveloped into a scam. Keep reading to learn more about this scam as well as how to delete Usam Ransomware. Read more »

Access TV Streaming

Access TV Streaming

Access TV Streaming probably sounds like a beneficial extension. One that could help you stream TV. Of course, if it offered free streaming for popular channels, it would be offering illegal services. Instead, it simply provides a list of links to third-party websites that offer paid streaming services, such as Hulu, Netflix, Roku, ESPN, CNN, YouTube, Xfinity, etc. Do you need a tool that could provide you with a list like that? Even if you think that you do, wouldn’t it be better to just bookmark the streaming services you use and have them accessible via the Bookmarks bar on your Google Chrome browser? Some might think that the extension offers convenience, but it offers much more than that, and not all is good. Our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends removing Access TV Streaming, and if you understand the reasons for that, you might want to scroll down to the last section to learn about your options when deleting the unwanted extension. If you are missing some information, keep reading. Read more »

Search.quicksearchtool.com

Search.quicksearchtool.com

Search.quicksearchtool.com is a search engine that might be encountered by those who install a particular extension that we mention later in this article. If you are wondering whether this search website is any better than google.com or search.yahoo.com, you should know that it might use either one of the mentioned search engines to get you the search results that would match your keywords. If you want to know more about how this search website and the extension that it comes with might work, you could read the rest of this article. In case you are here because you are looking for a way to remove Search.quicksearchtool.com from your browser, you should check the instructions available below the text. They explain how to get rid of this search website step by step. Read more »

Tabe Ransomware

Tabe Ransomware is a dangerous file-encrypting threat that can restart with the operating system. It is bad news, because there is a chance that every time it restarts it may start encrypting files again. Of course, such functionality might not affect the files that were already encrypted, but it could put new data at risk. If you want to know more about how this vicious threat works, where it comes from, and how it can be erased, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. Also, we can offer the instructions available at the end of this text. They show how users could erase Tabe Ransomware manually. This task could be challenging even if you follow our instructions carefully, in which case, we recommend using a legitimate antimalware tool that would make the removal process faster and easier. Read more »

CryLock Ransomware

CryLock Ransomware

CryLock Ransomware is one of those dangerous infections that can encrypt your personal files. The infection can take you by surprise, but you shouldn’t wait any longer. The sooner you remove CryLock Ransomware from your system, the better.

Please bear in mind that sometimes it is not possible to restore all the files that were affected by such an intruder. However, that shouldn’t push you into paying the ransom fee. It would be better to invest in cybersecurity measures that would protect you from similar infections in the future. For more information, feel free to leave us a comment below. Read more »

VidSearch

VidSearch

VidSearch is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Do you know what that means? In simple words, that means that the extension is useless and unreliable. If you have installed this extension already, you might have realized already that it does not search for videos specifically. In fact, it does not search for anything at all. It simply redirects search queries to search.yahoo.com. However, instead of just showing the normal search results, the PUP also modifies them. If you think that the modification is preformed to include more video-related results, you are mistaken. Instead, the suspicious extension ads sponsored links. So, the extension does not offer a useful search service, and then it also modifies the results you are shown via Yahoo Search to show the links of third parties. This is exactly why we advise deleting this potentially unwanted program. If you need help deleting VidSearch, continue reading. Read more »

Homer Ransomware

Homer Ransomware

If you happen to face Homer Ransomware, you must not panic. You must not take careless steps. And you must not take too much time deciding your next move. According to our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, if you delete Homer Ransomware quickly, your files will remain encrypted, but your system will become safer, and, hopefully, you will be able to take steps to restore or replace your personal files. Note that we do not claim that you will be able to restore or replace them, but that is something that might be available to some users. For example, if backup copies of files exist, replacing the corrupted files should be possible. More about that, later. Right now, continue reading to learn more about the infection and its removal. Do not forget that you can communicate with our research team via the comments section. And so if you have any questions that are left unanswered, do not hesitate to share them with us. Read more »

Josephnull Ransomware

Josephnull Ransomware

Josephnull Ransomware is an infection that you are unlikely to notice upon entrance but are bound to face once the attackers want that. The infection works in several stages. First, it has to invade your operating system, and it might exploit existing RDP vulnerabilities, spam emails, or unreliable downloaders for that. If the system is not protected appropriately, the infection might be able to slither in without anyone’s notice. After that, it moves on to the second stage of the attack, during which it drops files, encrypts your personal files, and also deletes shadow volume copies. Finally, it reveals itself with the help of ransom note files, at which point it blatantly demands money. Hopefully, you have not been victimized by this malware yet, but if you have, you want to remove Josephnull Ransomware as soon as possible. That might not save your files, but your system will automatically become safer. We also share important tips that, hopefully, will help you keep your files and your operating system safe against ransomware in the future. Read more »

AllMoviesSearch

AllMoviesSearch

If you expected AllMoviesSearch to help you find or even watch movies, you have to be disappointed by this extension after installing it. It has nothing to do with movies specifically, and all it can offer is a search engine that you can use to find anything, including information about movies. The problem with the search tool offered by this PUP (potentially unwanted program) is that it cannot be trusted. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed this PUP thoroughly, and we know for a fact that it exploits Yahoo Search to show modified search results. Therefore, the user might think that they are using Yahoo, when, in reality, they are browsing through the results selected by the PUP. If you do not understand why that is risky and why we recommend removing AllMoviesSearch, we strongly advise that you continue reading. To learn how to delete the PUP, check the last section specifically. Read more »

Burst Search

Burst Search

Burst Search might not seem like much, but it tries to present itself as a useful addition to your browser. Our research team, however, says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. As such, it might enter your browser accidentally, and it may exhibit a variety of undesirable behavioral patterns. In some cases, users might think that Burst Search is a browser hijacker, but that is really not the case. It is easy to remove Burst Search from your browser, and for that, you just need to follow the instructions that you will find right below this article. Read more »