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Search.searchmedia.online

Search.searchmedia.online

You know very well you should not download unfamiliar extensions and applications, but did you know that search tools like Search.searchmedia.online cannot be underestimated either. Of course, it looks and works like a search engine, but there is more to it than meets the eye, and that is why Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends removing this search tool right away. In fact, we classify it as a browser hijacker because, according to our analysis, it can hijack the homepage and default search provider on the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Whether your browser was corrupted without your knowledge, or you agreed with the changes, we suggest you continue reading this report. Afterward, you will be able to decide whether or not you want to delete Search.searchmedia.online as well. Note that our comments section at the bottom is open to everyone, and if you want to continue discussing the threat, be sure to post a comment. Read more »

blacklist@clock.li Ransomware

blacklist@clock.li Ransomware

Careless actions could lead to the infiltration of the monstrous blacklist@clock.li Ransomware. This threat could be introduced to you with the use of spam emails or malicious downloaders, and cyber attackers could also exploit existing security vulnerabilities to drop and execute the infection without your notice. If you do not recognize the infection and do not remove it right away, it can start encrypting your personal files – such as private photos and important documents – without you even realizing it. Unfortunately, you cannot really stop the process once it is underway, and you cannot revert the corrupted files to their original state afterward. Once files are encrypted, they are basically lost. Unfortunately, the attacker behind the infection is meant to try to convince you that you can pay for a decryptor. We suggest that you do not waste your money and, instead, delete blacklist@clock.li Ransomware immediately. Read more »

Ursnif spam

Spam email messages often look just like an annoying nuisance, but they often are part of malware distribution networks. Therefore, one should take them seriously. Take Ursnif spam, for example. As you can obviously tell from the name, this infection is associated with spam emails. It is a Trojan infection, and it reaches its targets through spam attachments. It is important to remove Ursnif spam from your system as soon as possible, but sometimes it might be hard to spot a Trojan infection immediately. Therefore, it is recommended to perform regular system scans with security applications to detect such infections early. Read more »

getdataback@fros.cc Ransomware

getdataback@fros.cc Ransomware

getdataback@fros.cc Ransomware is one of the newest variants of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware, as research has revealed. It would be a lie if we told you that it differs much from older versions of the same threat much because it does not. Just like many other ransomware infections these days, this malicious application infiltrates computers and then locks all discovered files immediately. The encryption algorithm it uses is no doubt a strong one, so do not expect that you will decrypt your files easily if you ever encounter this nasty threat. Cyber criminals will try to convince you that decrypting files with a special tool they have is as easy as pie, but you should still not purchase it from them because you do not know whether you will get it. Is it possible to unlock your files without the special decryptor? Well, if you do not want to spend money on the tool you may not even get, you should restore your files from a backup you have. Needless to say, this is impossible if a backup does not exist, i.e. you have never backed up any of your files. We cannot promise that you could get your files back in this case, but you should definitely try out third-party data recovery tools – they may help you to decrypt at least some files. Make sure you only use reliable software! Read more »

Speedy PC Pro 2018

Speedy PC Pro 2018

Free PC optimization tools that promise to clean the system and considerably improve its performance exist on the market, but Speedy PC Pro 2018 is not one of them, as research has clearly shown. If you install it, you could only use it as a diagnostic scanner. It will list all found issues/errors, but it will not fix a single one of them unless you purchase a license and upgrade the program. The license is not very expensive, so some users decide to invest in this program. This is not what we recommend that you do if you have already installed Speedy PC Pro 2018 on your computer because we cannot guarantee that this application could solve all your PC problems and improve its performance. It does not show any fake scan results like some other programs pretending to be reliable PC optimization tools, but it is very likely that it shows only insignificant issues. We leave the final decision in your hands, but it would be better that you purchase a more trustworthy application’s license. Have you already installed Speedy PC Pro 2018 on your computer? If so, we highly recommend that you erase it if you are not going to upgrade it because it might start showing various pop-ups on your screen to push you into purchasing the license. Even though they do not seem to be irritating at first, we are sure you will sooner or later find them extremely annoying. Read more »

Guruofsearch.com

Guruofsearch.com

Guruofsearch.com happens to be a browser hijacker that affects all main browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Browser hijackers are not direct computer security threats, but they can also cause a lot of issues, and thus, it is better to remove them at once.

In this description, we will talk more about the browser hijacker category, and this particular program, too. To remove Guruofsearch.com from your computer, please scroll to the bottom of this article for the manual removal instructions. While you are at it, please consider scanning your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to check for other potential threats. Read more »

MyFashionTab Toolbar

MyFashionTab Toolbar

A bunch of Mindspark toolbars exist. The company has already developed hundreds of them. MyFashionTab Toolbar is a new product that targets fashionistas, i.e. people interested in fashion. If you read the application’s description on http://www.myfashiontab.com/index.jhtml, you will see for yourself that it promises to inform users about the upcoming fashion weeks and keep them updated about the events in the fashion world. This piece of software seems to be really beneficial, so it is not surprising at all that users consciously download it from its official website or the Google Chrome web store. Have you installed it too? If so, you must have found your browsers’ settings altered. Altered browsers’ settings are no doubt the main reason why so many users decide to remove MyFashionTab Toolbar from their computers soon after installing it on their PCs. If you are one of them, you can undo the changes applied quite easily – by deleting MyFashionTab Toolbar from your system completely. This piece of software is just a potentially unwanted application, so it will not be difficult to remove it if you decide that you do not want to see the page it promotes set on your web browser anymore. Instructions provided below this article will help you to remove this potentially unwanted application without difficulty. Read more »

Hacker who cracked your email and device Scam

Hacker who cracked your email and device Scam shows a warning message claiming hackers have intercepted information revealing the victim’s “dark secret life.” In exchange for them keeping this information to themselves and not sending it to the victim’s friends or family, the scammers demand to be paid in Bitcoins. Knowing this is just a scam, and in reality, the hackers most likely do not have anything compromising to reveal about you, we would recommend against paying the ransom. If you continue reading the article, you will find more useful details about Hacker who cracked your email and device Scam. As well as our instructions on what to do if you come across this warning message; you should find them at the end of this page. Read more »

Minotaur Ransomware

Minotaur Ransomware

Your operating system can be heavily impacted by the entrance of Minotaur Ransomware, a malicious file-encryptor that uses a complex encryption algorithm to render files unreadable. This is not done just to mess with users. Files are encrypted to force victims to pay a huge ransom payment in return for a decryption key that, allegedly, is the only thing that can restore files. Although that is likely to be the truth, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that those who pay the ransom are unlikely to get the decryptor. Cyber criminals behind this malicious ransomware are not obligated to do it. Unfortunately, no one has tracked these criminals down and stopped their attacks yet, which is why it is the responsibility of every Windows users to secure their operating systems and personal files against the infection. In this report, we discuss how to secure the system to prevent malware from attacking in the future, as well as how to delete Minotaur Ransomware. As for the files, we do not have a solution for you, and you have to be very cautious about sources that claim otherwise. You can recover files only if they are backed up. Read more »

Advance PC Protector

Advance PC Protector

Advance PC Protector is a new PC optimization tool that is advertised as a powerful “junk cleaning and privacy protection” solution. Many users install this program on their computers consciously simply because they expect that it will make their computers run like brand new. To be more specific, they expect that this tool will increase their speed and considerably improve performance by erasing all junk files, untrustworthy software, and other components that may be affecting them in a negative way. Unfortunately, what the majority of users do not know is that this piece of software will not act beneficially for free. In other words, it is not a free program. You will first have to upgrade it before it cleans your system and improves your PC performance. To tell you the truth, we cannot promise that this is really going to happen because it seems that it detects only tiny errors. It is very likely that they do not really affect system performance. If you are not going to upgrade Advance PC Protector, we would suggest that you remove it right away because it will keep showing you reminders regarding the errors detected during the diagnostic scan in the System tray, which we are sure you will sooner or later find extremely irritating. Even though Advance PC Protector can be deleted through Control Panel, it leaves some leftovers you will have to remove yourself manually. Fully reliable programs can be removed fully using Control Panel, so specialists could not call Advance PC Protector a reliable application. It has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program by them. Read more »