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Fastecosearch.com

Fastecosearch.com falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, the application comes with an extension classified as a potentially unwanted program. It works only on Google Chrome, and it is called Fast Power EcoSearch. This extension may alter users’ browser preferences. To be more precise, it might change your default search engine with Fastecosearch.com. If you do not like the change and want to go back to using your previous default search engine, you could erase these potentially unwanted programs. To be more accurate, erasing the extension ought to remove the search website. If you want to know how to do this manually, you could use the instructions at the end of this article. You could read the rest of our text to learn more about the extension and its search engine or their deletion. Read more »

Pushark.info

Pushark.info might show a statement saying that you should click Allow if you want to watch the website’s provided video. You should know that clicking Allow after entering this site might permit it to show notifications on your screen. It is also crucial to understand that the site is considered an adware server, which means its notifications could show third-party advertisements. Since there is a possibility that such content could be unreliable, we recommend being cautious before interacting with it. On the other hand, if you think that the adware server’s notifications are annoying and you do not want to see them, you could get rid of them. The instructions available below show how to remove Pushark.info notifications manually. If you want to learn more about it and its deletion, we encourage you to read the rest of this text. Read more »

Mountains

Mountains

If you have Mountains installed on your Google Chrome browser, we strongly recommend that you find a way to remove it. This extension might seem harmless, but it is completely unpredictable, and Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers warn that it could, potentially, be dangerous to trust. Given that the extension does not offer useful services, we are sure that most users will have no trouble realizing that they ought to delete Mountains. Of course, if you think that you need more information about this extension, or if you think that it is somehow useful to you, we advise that you continue reading. Once you are done, you can decide for yourself whether this threat should be eliminated or kept around. Before you proceed reading, we advise taking a few moments to scan your operating system because you do not want to overlook other threats that might have slithered in along with the suspicious extension. If threats are found, you have to make sure that all of them are eliminated. Read more »

Livesport.ws

Livesport.ws

Browsing the web is not always a safe activity, especially if you come across Livesport.ws, an adware server that has been found to redirect people to livesport365.ws. What is wrong with redirecting? If it is unauthorized, people might be redirected against their will. Furthermore, the websites to which the server might redirect to could be unreliable. That appears to be the case with livesport365.ws. Although this website might offer useful information to some of its visitors regarding sports and results, it was found by our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team that it could present links that lead to unreliable websites as well. In one case, the website offered a link to an illegal gambling website, access to which was automatically blocked by the web browser. Unfortunately, not all web browsers have such security mechanisms, and so interacting with the content shown on the website could, potentially, be risky. Of course, in this report, we focus on showing you how to remove Livesport.ws components. Read more »

SearchConverters

SearchConverters

SearchConverters is a browser extension that works on the Chrome browser. This application should enhance your browser’s functions, providing it with additional features. However, users often complain that they don’t know how or why SearchConverters is there, and they want to get rid of it. If you’re here for that, simply scroll down to the bottom of this description and remove the extension right now. The rest of the entry will deal with the origins and functionality of this extension, so if you want to find out more, be sure to read on. Also, don’t forget to drop us a comment if you have any questions. Read more »

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 »