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AwayTab

AwayTab

AwayTab is a traveling application, or so it claims to be. According to the information presented on the official download website (awaytab.com) and the Chrome web store – where the installer can be found (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/awaytab/homnophpjlhlpaglnfpomcambjmgceem) – this extension can help Google Chrome users discover new travel destinations, beautiful images, and the cheapest flights. Obviously, if you are interested in saving money when planning your next trip, this extension might sound pretty useful. That being said, at the time of research, only 311 users were counted by the Chrome web store, and so it is unlikely that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is spreading actively. It is possible that it will remain pretty unpopular, but it is also popular that it could see a surge of users. In any case, this PUP is not an extension we can ignore, and we are sure that many users will choose to remove AwayTab. Are you one of them? If you are, we can help you delete this add-on. Read more »

Travel Deals Center

Travel Deals Center

Do you love to travel? Do you love to snatch good deals for your upcoming vacations? If you do, Travel Deals Center might seem like the perfect addition to your Google Chrome browser. This extension is supposed to provide you with useful travel-related information as well as introduce you to some amazing deals. Although all of this sounds amazing, you also need to think about the extension’s ability to place cookies, track information about your activity, as well as hijack your browser’s New Tab page to expose you to a highly questionable search engine. This is why this seemingly beneficial extension is classified as a potentially unwanted program and why our research team recommends removing it. If you have already decided to delete Travel Deals Center, scroll down to the last section of the article. If you want to learn more about it before you can make a decision about what to do with it, keep reading. Read more »

PyLock Ransomware

PyLock Ransomware

When PyLock Ransomware encrypts your personal files, the “.locked” extension is added to their names to make sure that you can identify the corrupted ones right away. The attackers behind the malicious threat do not want to hide what they have done because they hope that the damage is big enough to convince you that you need their help. Nearly 200 different types of files can be corrupted by this malicious infection, and that includes images, documents, videos, and other files that you might have no way of replacing. The threat does not corrupt system files because it needs the system to run smoothly so that the attackers could make their demands clear and that the victims would understand what is expected of them. If the system was crashing, the victims would not be able to do what the attackers want. Unfortunately, if your files cannot be replaced, you might be willing to obey the demands of these attackers. That is a bad decision, and we recommend focusing on the removal of the threat. Do you know how to delete PyLock Ransomware? Read more »

Catelites: Android Malware That Faked Login Pages to Hijack Accounts

Reports suggesting that banking malware is on the rise once again keep coming out, and so it is important to remind ourselves how this malware operates. In this report, we analyze Catelites, an infamous banking malware that used fake apps on Android to attack unsuspecting users. This malicious threat was used primarily as a data stealer, and while it was, most likely, used to steal login credentials from banking apps, it could have stolen logins from any app that the user was opening. The only condition was that the infection could create an overlay for this app. Read more »

Movies123 Ads

Movies123 Ads

Have you been bombarded by random pop-ups that try to convince you to purchase something? Maybe you see Movies123 Ads every day and you don’t know how to get rid of them? You must have been affected by a potentially unwanted program that generates commercial advertisements.

Potentially unwanted programs and adware are not downright malicious infections but it would be a good idea to remove Movies123 Ads and anything similar from your system as soon as possible. While you can’t remove the ads themselves (they are generated online), you can remove the programs that utilize them and restore your browser settings to default. Read more »

MGS Ransomware

MGS Ransomware

MGS Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that will try to swindle you out of your money. It might not be the highest profile ransomware infection out there, but it can still successfully encrypt your files, so you should not take this program lightly.

At the bottom of this description, you will find the manual MGS Ransomware removal guidelines, but manual removal might be a bit too bothersome for you. If you feel that you need a helping hand, you can always acquire a licensed antispyware tool that will help you remove this infection from your system for good. Read more »

Marcher Banking Trojan Uses Overlays to Gather Login Credentials

The Marcher banking Trojan is not a new threat. In fact, you might have heard of this infection in one way or another throughout the years because it has been around since at least 2013. Obviously, it has not stayed the same. In fact, it has changed quite a bit, and there are now numerous different versions of this threat that we could talk about. In this report, however, we take a look at the whole picture. Obviously, if you suspect that this malware might have invaded your Android device, it is crucial that you delete it immediately. However, we hope that you read this before the invasion, so that you could take appropriate security measures first. If you are interested, please continue reading. Read more »

VIAGRA Ransomware

VIAGRA Ransomware

VIAGRA Ransomware is one of those ransomware infections that may look extremely dangerous, but whatever they perform on your computer can eventually be countered. What we mean is that it is possible to decrypt the files affected by this infection, but you might need professional help with that.

Since there is no need to panic when you get infected with this program, you can proceed to VIAGRA Ransomware removal. Please find the manual removal guidelines at the bottom of this description. For more efficient malware removal, do not hesitate to invest in a powerful antispyware tool. Read more »

Plague17 Ransomware

Plague17 Ransomware

The “.PLAGUE17-{ID}” extension attached to your personal files indicates that Plague17 Ransomware has slithered in and encrypted them. According to our malware research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, it looks like this infection was created to attack Russian-speaking Windows users, and if you can identify yourself as one, you need to be cautious. It is most important that you secure your operating system before the infection even manages to slither in, as prevention is most important in this situation. So, how are you supposed to prevent malware from slithering in? It is crucial that you install trusted anti-malware software to protect you against invaders. It is also important that you update your operating system and software to ensure that no vulnerability is left unpatched. Finally, it is crucial that you stay away from suspicious downloaders, spam email attachments, links, warnings, etc. If it is too late, remove Plague17 Ransomware, but do not forget to reinstate Windows security afterward. Read more »

Vesrato Ransomware

Vesrato Ransomware

Your personal files are doomed if Vesrato Ransomware slithers in. This infection targets Windows operating systems that lack protection, and whose owners are not careful enough. Misleading messages containing corrupted attachments, dangerous bundled downloaders, silently active infections, and unpatched security vulnerabilities could all be exploited to ensure that this malware invades systems. If you are not cautious, it could invade your system too, and it is unlikely that you would notice this threat until it was too late. Although you might have a quick moment in between when the threat attacks and when the encryption of personal files begins, it is unlikely that you will be able to catch it. Instead, it is likely that you will realize that there is malware that requires removal only after your files are encrypted. Can you delete Vesrato Ransomware to restore the files? You definitely need to eliminate the infection, but you cannot recover your files by doing so. Read more »