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BBC Ransomware

BBC Ransomware

BBC Ransomware is one of those malicious applications that encrypt files. As a result, users cannot open the affected files. If they have backup copies, they can replace encrypted data, but if not, the affected files could be lost forever. Hackers behind the malware may say that they have decryption tools that could restore all encrypted files, but there are no guarantees that they will send such tools to you or still have them when it is time to deliver them. The more frustrating part is that cybercriminals ask to pay for the offered decryption tools and want to be paid first, which makes the whole deal very risky. If you want to know more about what this malware does and how you could erase it from your system, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Also, you might be interested in the deletion instructions available below if you decide to remove BBC Ransomware manually. Read more »

Game Searcher Pro

Game Searcher Pro

If you want to browse the web efficiently and safely, we do not recommend choosing Game Searcher Pro as your search aid. Without a doubt, you are most likely to install this extension because you want to play online games; however, you can do that on gamesearcher.pro, and you do not need an additional extension for that. Nonetheless, you might be introduced to the extension via a misleading advertisement or if it comes bundled with something else. Some users might install it by accident, while others might expect great things from it. Whichever side of the line you are on, there are reasons why deleting Game Searcher Pro is the smart thing to do. Of course, no one can force you to uninstall/remove anything that you like, but keep in mind that even extensions and applications that seem great and useful can turn out to be unreliable and deserving of removal. If you want to understand why our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests eliminating this suspicious extension, you ought to continue reading. Read more »

Dualshot Ransomware

Dualshot Ransomware

Dualshot Ransomware is a dangerous threat that could lock your important files to make them unusable. Afterward, the threat shows a ransom note in which the malware’s creators demand their victims to pay ransom. Thus, it looks like the malicious application was developed to extort money from users who do not back up their files. If you found this threat on your system, we advise you to read the rest of this article to learn more about it. In the text we talk about how this malicious application could be spread, how it works, and how you could eliminate it. If you are interested in its deletion, we advise checking the removal instructions that you can find at the end of this article. They show how to manually erase Dualshot Ransomware from your system. Read more »

2solo.biz

2solo.biz

Are you familiar with CAPTCHA, a Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart? That is what 2solo.biz exploits to trick people into allowing potentially unreliable notifications that are supposed to flood their screens. Unfortunately, unlike annoying ads you see on certain websites, notifications cannot be disabled when you exit those websites. They keep showing up, and they might even haunt you from the Desktop. Luckily, this is not an irreversible situation. You can remove 2solo.biz notifications, and we have even created a guide that shows how to do that on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Without a doubt, you also need to think about your own virtual behavior. Why were you introduced to the notifications request? Also, is it possible that threats need to be deleted from your operating system? Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is ready to answer all questions, and we suggest that you start by reading this report. Read more »

Vivelag Ransomware

Vivelag Ransomware

If you got infected with Vivelag Ransomware, you must have crossed the path of the ransomware distribution network. This is a very regional ransomware infection, as it is clearly intended for French-speaking users. However, we always emphasize that ransomware programs know no borders, and you could easily get infected with any kind of program, as long as you manage to get exposed to its distribution network. Hence, the same applies to Vivelag Ransomware as well. Therefore, you have to be ready to fight all types of ransomware infections, and right now, your main objective is to remove Vivelag Ransomware for good. Read more »

SearchWizard

SearchWizard

SearchWizard is described as a free extension for Google Chrome that allows users to search the Internet and find content like pictures, videos, news, and so on. Users should know that to provide this, the application may need permissions to change their default search tools as well as view their browsing histories. Since such functionality could be undesirable and irritating, the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program. If you want to learn more about it, we recommend reading the rest of this article, in which we talk about the ways this extension could be spread, its working manner, and it's deletion. If you are mostly interested in the extension’s removal, we recommend checking the instructions available below that show how to erase SearchWizard from Google Chrome. Read more »

Mzlq Ransomware

Mzlq Ransomware

Mzlq Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that was created to encrypt your files and then push you into transferring a ransom fee for the locked-up data. All the programs from this group are there to bully you into spending your money on the tool that should unlock your data, but there is no guarantee that can actually happen. Instead, you should focus on removing Mzlq Ransomware from your system immediately, and then you can look for ways to restore your files. If possible, consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool that will help you deal with similar infections in the future. Read more »

8800 Ransomware

8800 Ransomware

No one wants to go through the trouble of dealing with 8800 Ransomware, but if you got infected with this ransomware application, you will probably have to employ all sorts of measures to get your files back. In some cases, you might need to start building your file library anew. That’s how dangerous the likes of 8800 Ransomware are. Nevertheless, you still need to remove 8800 Ransomware from your computer, and for that, please refer to the manual removal guidelines at the bottom of this entry. You can also leave us a comment if you have questions about ransomware or how to protect yourself from such intruders. Read more »

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 »