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BoosterSearch

BoosterSearch

BoosterSearch is an extension created by webcoapps. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are very well familiar with this company and its Privacy Policy because we have reviewed a bunch of potentially unwanted programs created by it already. PUPs are very easy to replicate, and that is exactly what has happened with Cranchit, SearchOpedia, SearchConverter, and other extensions. While there are a few small differences between these PUPs (mostly in their names and installers), they are pretty much identical. They all follow the same privacy policy, they all have the same privileges after installation, they all promise the same things, and they all work for third-party advertisers. So, if you expected that this search tool would actually offer you beneficial services, we have to disappoint you. Instead, it offers ads, and if you do not want to deal with that, deleting BoosterSearch is the way to go. Are you interested in the removal of this PUP? If you are, we have some important information for you. Read more »

Flashit.xyz

Flashit.xyz

Flashit.xyz is a potentially unwanted program that can also be labelled as a browser hijacker. It means that this application may carry out various modifications on your browser, and these modifications generally are not desirable. While, most of the time, such apps require your permission to enter the target system, users often miss the moment when they are asked for the authorization. As a result, they add this app to their browsers accidentally. If that happened to you as well, you can remove Flashit.xyz by following the removal guidelines at the bottom of this entry. Read more »

RecipeFox

RecipeFox

RecipeFox is represented as a tool that can help you find the “most popular” recipes directly from your browser. It is also meant to include recipe ratings, summaries, and reviews, and provide you with access to “thousands of recipes for various meals.” On paper, so to speak, this extension can sound pretty great, but if you install it, you should be quick to realize that it is nothing more than a glorified search tool. On top of that, there is more than meets the eye, and not in the most positive way either. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the suspicious extension, and it is our recommendation that you delete it immediately. If you are not sure what the fuss is about, you ought to read this report. By the end, you will know why the removal of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is recommended. Should you want to discuss anything mentioned in this report, note that the comments section is open. Read more »

BOMBO Ransomware

BOMBO Ransomware

You must be aware that ransomware is spreading across the world. BOMBO Ransomware is just one of the many file-encrypting infections that can slither into your operating system if you open the door. Of course, you are tricked into doing that by opening spam email attachments/links or downloading files from unreliable websites. In some cases, however, action from you is not needed at all. The attackers can use other threats and existing vulnerabilities to distribute malware without your notice. Once the ransomware is in, it can encrypt photos, music files, and documents, videos, and everything else that you might keep close to your heart. Well, unless you have copies of your personal files stored somewhere safe, you are in trouble. Once files are encrypted, the data is scrambled, and that makes files unreadable. The attackers hope that this would be enough to make you pay a ransom. Instead, you should focus on deleting BOMBO Ransomware. Your files cannot be recovered by performing successful removal, but your security can be restored. Read more »

Zeronine Ransomware

Zeronine Ransomware

Are your personal files safe? You might think that they are until Zeronine Ransomware slithers in, changes their data, and makes it impossible for you to read them. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that this threat is just as dangerous as Covm Ransomware, CovidWorldCry Ransomware, Koti Ransomware, and hundreds of other infections alike. All of them were built to encrypt files and then make ransom demands, and in some cases, victims feel helpless. This leads them to contacting their attackers and sometimes even following their instructions. Hopefully, you understand that that is not a good idea, and you understand that deleting Zeronine Ransomware has to become your priority. If you have no way of recovering or replacing your files, you might consider taking risks, but let us warn you that cybercriminals cannot be trusted, and their promises are likely to be bogus. In any case, whether you restore your files or not, you must delete the malicious file-encryptor from your Windows operating system. Read more »

Covm Ransomware

Covm Ransomware

How important are your personal files for you? If they are important, Covm Ransomware is the threat that you need to keep away at all costs. Once this malware slithers in, it instantly encrypts all documents, videos, photos, archives, and other personal files, which renders them unreadable. In theory, a decryptor should exist, but because the threat belongs to cybercriminals, you should not expect to obtain it. They will use the decryptor as bait to get your money, but that does not mean that they will conduct a fair exchange if you do everything that they want you to do. Hopefully, you have not been pushed into paying the ransom yet. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that you are unlikely to get anything in return for it, and so we suggest keeping your money to yourself. Does that mean that you have to come to terms with the fact that your personal files are lost? There is hope that you could restore your files after removing the infection. First, however, you need to delete Covm Ransomware. Read more »

Local Weather Alerts

Local Weather Alerts

Local Weather Alerts comes from the Mindspark Toolbars family. It is a group of potentially unwanted applications that happen to have specific functions. However, those functions are often overshadowed by the additional features of the programs, and what they can actually do on your computer. The point is that you should not keep Local Weather Alerts on your browser if you didn’t want to have this extension in the first place. Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal, and remove Local Weather Alerts from your system as soon as possible. Read more »

Shield My Searches

Shield My Searches

Are you afraid to browse the web because you think that you could accidentally click a malicious link? If that is the case, Shield My Searches might be on your radar. This extension is meant to provide Google Chrome users with a “custom private browsing experience” and make it possible to enable private search, control adult content, disable tracking and profiling, and also enable custom web browsing. Without a doubt, at first sight, this extension appears to be pretty useful. The thing is, however, that how safe your web browsing is depends on many factors. First of all, you have to choose a web browser that is trustworthy. Nowadays, web browsers have many security tools integrated, and they can successfully block access to malicious websites. Also, it is particularly important how you conduct web searches yourself. If you tend to visit less reliable websites – such as illegal streaming websites or gambling websites – your chances of facing scams and malware are higher. So, do you want to remove Shield My Searches because it has not met your expectations? Perhaps, you have other reasons to delete this extension? In either case, we can help. Read more »

Mikroceen Might Have Been Spying on Governments Since 2017

How hard is it to protect Windows operating systems? Without a doubt, that is not a simple task, and Mikroceen proves that. This dangerous RAT (remote access tool) has been sneakily spying on sensitive industries and companies for years now, and no one has been able to stop the attackers behind it. The malware researchers, who analyzed this dangerous threat, have concluded that its main targets have been mostly companies in the telecommunications and gas industries in Belarus, Mongolia, and Russia. Other industries could have been attacked, and attacks in different countries might have occurred. While researchers continue to accumulate data on this malware, users around the world are urged to patch security vulnerabilities and employ trusted security software to defend themselves. Obviously, the RAT is most likely to attack larger entities, but regular users cannot sleep on this threat. Even if it does not attack, a new version of it could. Or the attackers behind it could build malware capable of attacking anyone and everyone. If it lithers in, and if you have to delete Mikroceen, your virtual security could be jeopardized. Read more »

Dictionary Pro

Dictionary Pro

If you need to references and thesaurus suggestions, you should probably look for something else than Dictionary Pro. This extension is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it could inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Please check out the manual removal instructions that you can find at the bottom of this description. You should also employ new web browsing habits if you want to avoid similar intruders in the future. Although potentially unwanted programs are not immediate system security threats, they should not be tolerated. If a program enters your system accidentally, it has to be removed. Read more »