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GNS Ransomware

GNS Ransomware

Were your personal files corrupted by GNS Ransomware? If they were, you should be unable to read them, and that is because the ransomware encrypts them. What does that mean? To understand it more simply, you can think of passwords. If you password-protect a file or a folder, that file/folder gets encrypted. The purpose is to ensure that only you – or whoever else has the password – can access it. Well, when cybercriminals use encryption, they lock files so that you could no longer access them. What is the purpose of that? The attackers hope that if you need a decryptor, they could convince you to pay for one. Due to this, they corrupt the most sensitive files – your personal files. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that cybercriminals would give you a decryptor regardless of what you did. Due to this, we suggest focusing on the removal. Do you know how to delete GNS Ransomware? Read more »

Ogdo Ransomware

Ogdo Ransomware

Ogdo Ransomware is a malicious computer infection from the STOP Ransomware family. This program is there to rip you off, and it tries to do that by selling you a decryption tool that probably cannot even deliver. If you don’t do anything about Ogdo Ransomware, it might seem that you cannot retrieve your files at all. However, there should be ways to get your files back, so paying the ransom should never cross your mind. Please remove Ogdo Ransomware following the instructions below, and when you are done, consider acquiring a powerful security application. Read more »

Wannacry666 Ransomware

Wannacry666 Ransomware

Receiving the Wannacry666 Ransomware could cause many problems as the malware could encrypt files that you might be unable to replace, such as photos, important documents, videos, etc. Files that become encrypted can be restored, as instead of being damaged, they get locked. However, it is vital to have a unique decryption key and a decryptor to undo the encryption. As you can probably imagine, both of these decryption tools are not easy to come by. In fact, the only ones who may have them could be the malicious application’s developers who offer them only to those who pay a ransom. We advise not to make any rash decisions because paying the ransom does not guarantee that you will get the needed decryption means. If you want to know why and learn more details about this threat, you should read the rest of this article. At the end of the text, you can also find our removal instructions that show how users might be able to erase Wannacry666 Ransomware manually. Read more »

MovieSearches

MovieSearches

MovieSearches got classified as a potentially unwanted program. In other words, specialists discovered that it could have unwanted functionality that we advise learning about before installing the application. In this article, you can find information not only about the extension’s working manner but also about its possible distribution channels. Also, we talk about the potentially unwanted program's deletion, which you might find interesting if you came here to learn how to erase MovieSearches from your browser. If you slide below the article, you can find concise deletion instructions that show how to remove the application from Google Chrome browsers. Should you have any questions about the deletion part or anything else related to the discussed extension, feel free to place a message in our comments area. Read more »

ConverterSearchNow

ConverterSearchNow

ConverterSearchNow is described as a “single purpose extension” that provides “the best way to search.” Truth be told, so are many other extensions that we have recently encountered. In other words, this application seems to be a clone of tools like NewVideoSearch, AllRadioSearch, or TheConverterSearch. All of these, including ConverterSearchNow, fall under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. It means that these applications may have undesirable functionality that may make some users wish they did not install these tools. If you want to know why the discussed extension’s working manner could be annoying, where it might come from, and other essential details about it, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. If you slide below the text, you can also find our removal steps that show how to erase ConverterSearchNow manually from Google Chrome. Read more »

Moba Ransomware

Windows operating systems need to be protected against all kinds of malware, especially against Moba Ransomware and other file-encrypting threats that are created to lock all personal files and force their owners to make huge payouts for alleged decryptors. The issue is that even if ransoms are paid, decryptors are not offered, and victims find themselves empty-handed. Needless to say, if you are currently facing a file-encrypting threat, we hope that you have not contacted the attackers or paid the ransom yet. We do not recommend wasting time or money, and we hope that you do not need to either. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers indicate that Moba is a variant of the STOP Ransomware infection, for which a free decryptor has been built. STOP Decryptor does not guarantee full decryption, but it is the only decryptor that you can trust. Before you install the tool, you have to remove Moba Ransomware, and if you have no idea how to delete this threat from Windows, keep reading. Read more »

Vil APP

Vil APP

Vil APP falls under the classification of browser hijackers. If you did not know this, there might be other things that you do not know about the application and its working manner. Thus, if you are interested in this browser extension, we encourage you to read the rest of this article so you could find out more details about it. On the other hand, if you are interested in the browser hijacker’s removal, we advise sliding below the article where you should find our deletion instructions. If you follow them carefully, you should be able to delete Vil APP manually. If you need more assistance or have any questions about the discussed extension or its removal, do not hesitate to leave us a comment at the end of this page. Read more »

StreamSearchs

StreamSearchs

StreamSearchs is a potentially unwanted program that is actually a Chrome browser extension. This application comes from a group of browser extensions that are supposed to improve your browsing experience. Thus, there is nothing malicious about this program, but we have to keep in mind that this application might also be added to the Chrome browser accidentally, and if you don’t want to deal with the app, you need to be careful whenever you browse the web so you could avoid such programs. At the same time, it’s probably for the best to remove StreamSearchs right now. Read more »

TheConverterSearch

TheConverterSearch

TheConverterSearch is not a tool that offers highly attractive services. In fact, all it claims to be capable of doing is providing the “best way to search” the web. Without a doubt, some might be intrigued by such a grand claim, and perhaps that is why over 10,000 people have, supposedly, downloaded the add-on from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/theconvertersearch/pancnbemlcflankemlppnbaoceipilla. If you have used this installer on the Chrome Web Store, you must know that the extension can change your search settings, read and change data on certain websites, and also read browsing data. A lot of people simply fail to pay attention to warnings and alerts because they just want to install desirable software or extension as soon as possible. If you continue reading this report, you will learn why using this extension could be dangerous, why we identify it as a PUP (i.e., potentially unwanted program), and also why we recommend deleting it. If you think that you already know why you want to remove TheConverterSearch, we have a guide that will help you along the way. Read more »

TorS@Tuta.Io Ransomware

TorS@Tuta.Io Ransomware

TorS@Tuta.Io Ransomware is a new threat from the GlobeImposter Ransomware family. It may encrypt various types of files to take them as hostages and then display a ransom note that asks to pay in Bitcoins to receive special decryption tools. The offer might sound tempting if you have no backup copies and no means to restore your files, but we advise thinking twice before making your final decision. Cybercriminals may seem friendly and tell you anything to convince you to pay a ransom, but, in the end, no one can know if they mean to hold on to their promises. Naturally, if you have no intention to fund cybercriminals or do not want to risk losing your money for nothing, we advise you to ignore the ransom note and erase TorS@Tuta.Io Ransomware. You can learn how to delete the threat as well as more details about its working manner if you read our full article. Read more »