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''1-888-398-0888" Technical Support Scam

''1-888-398-0888

''1-888-398-0888" Technical Support Scam shows a warning asking to buy a new Windows license and does not allow the user to access his computer. If your device’s screen is being blocked by this message, you should know it is a fake system alert. Meaning the note does not come from Microsoft, and you should not believe a word it says. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advise paying no attention to the demands on the note. Instead, users should remove ''1-888-398-0888" Technical Support Scam at once. It might threaten to delete your files, but in reality, it does not damage user’s data or does anything else besides blocking the screen with the described window. To learn more about the threat, you should keep reading our text and if you want to know how to deal with it do not forget to check the steps placed a bit below this report. Read more »

Free Forms Now

Free Forms Now

Free Forms Now might seem useful if you are looking for tax, citizenship, or other forms to fill. Nevertheless, our researchers do not recommend using it because it looks like the application may encourage those who install it to use an unreliable search engine, which could provide questionable advertising material from the software’s third-party partners. Consequently, it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Naturally, if you do not like the thought it could introduce you to unreliable content, we would advise deleting Free Forms Now before anything goes wrong. The removal process will be explained in the instructions added below the text, but if you want to know more about this PUP, we would recommend reading the rest of this article first. Read more »

Obtenez Email

Obtenez Email

Our researchers say Obtenez Email should be classified as a browser hijacker because it can hijack user’s browser by replacing its default homepage. If you do not like such changes, you should get rid of the application with no hesitation. Another thing you should know about it is the search engine it might load as your homepage could show modified search results. Because of it there is a risk there could be additional advertising content among them, and since it might come from unknown third parties, we advise not to interact with it. In fact, as mentioned earlier we would suggest not to keep such suspicious tools on the system. Users who decide not to leave the extension unattended could remove Obtenez Email manually with the instructions located at the end of the article or with their selected antimalware tool. Read more »

BlastGamesNetwork Ads

BlastGamesNetwork Ads

Have you started seeing BlastGamesNetwork Ads on your screen and cannot get rid of them easily? If so, it is very likely that you have consciously installed the browser extension associated with the online flash games website https://brainyzanygames.com, or it has found a way to enter the system without receiving direct permission from you. No matter how it has entered your system, it would be best that you do not let it stay active because its drawbacks undoubtedly outweigh its benefits. Yes, this piece of software will enable you to play online games for free, but there is a huge possibility that it will flood your screen with BlastGamesNetwork Ads as well, specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com say. At first glance, the presence of commercial advertisements might not seem like a huge problem; however, we are sure you will change your opinion soon if BlastGamesNetwork Ads start bothering you every day. They will not disappear from your screen themselves, meaning that you will have to close them all one by one if they show up. Needless to say, your web browsing experience will be diminished if these commercials keep popping up on your screen while you browse the web. Luckily, there is a way to eliminate BlastGamesNetwork Ads from the screen. Since all these advertisements are directly associated with the browser extension named BrainyZanyGames, you will no longer see them only if you get rid of this add-on. You can find more information about its removal in the last paragraph of this report. Read more »

Giyotin Ransomware

Giyotin Ransomware is among the newest ransomware infections detected by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com. It seems that malware targets Turkish-speaking users primarily, but it does not mean that you cannot encounter it. You might find any harmful program installed on your computer if you are not very careful, click on random links and advertisements that are displayed to you, and download tons of all kinds of applications from torrent websites. Luckily, Giyotin Ransomware does not encrypt files on users’ computers even though it places a window with a message in Turkish over the users’ screens claiming that all important files have been encrypted immediately after the successful entrance. According to specialists, this might show that Giyotin Ransomware is still in the development phase or hackers expect that users will send them money immediately after discovering a message opened on their Desktops. Since that window can be closed easily, you will see for yourself that none of your files have been locked – simply tap Alt+F4 to close it. It does not mean that you do not need to do anything else if your files have not been encrypted – you must still remove the ransomware infection from your PC. There is nothing smart about keeping malware on the system, even if it is not extremely harmful, because it might download an update from its C&C server and turn your life into a nightmare. Read more »

goDownload Search Plus

goDownload Search Plus

Do you download new programs and extensions frequently? If you do, goDownload Search Plus might seem like a great program. The Chrome webstore installer introduces this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as this “powerful search engine” that, allegedly, can offer you “a variety of unique features and search tools.” The application is presented at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/godownload-search-plus/cbieibobpefaobhfncpimjimbijplebe by gozooms.com. This source promotes “Zooms Start,” “Search by Zooms,” and “Musix.” We do not recommend installing any of these add-ons, especially if you are not willing to research them first. In general, the extension we are discussing is not represented in a very clear or straightforward manner. It doesn’t even seem to have an official downloader. Is this a reason enough to remove goDownload Search Plus? It might be, but we can provide you with other reasons. If you continue reading this report, you will learn how to delete this PUP, and you will understand why that might be the best thing to do. As always, if there are any questions you come up with while reading this report, you can use the comments section to post them. Read more »

EverydayMemo Toolbar

EverydayMemo Toolbar

Did you research EverydayMemo Toolbar before installing it into your Windows operating system and Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox web browser? If you did, the chances are that you did not install it at all. Otherwise, you might have decided that the benefits of the suspicious application outweighed the security risks that are associated with it. If you did not research the application before installing it, you might have been surprised regarding its activity. For example, you should have been surprised by the introduction of the MyWay search engine that is integrated into the interface of the application. Furthermore, you might have expected the app to install as a separate toolbar that floats at the top of the browser. Instead, it is represented via a new tab page, and it might be represented via the homepage of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers too. Due to this, some remove the toolbar because they believe it to be a browser hijacker. While we do not classify it as a hijacker, we do advise deleting EverydayMemo Toolbar from your browsers. Read more »

PC Speed Cat

PC Speed Cat

If you download PC Speed Cat hoping it will make your computer work faster you might get disappointed. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Moreover, while its description may say the tool can improve the computer’s performance, in reality, the free version only detects issues but does not remove them, except the three first ones. To tell the truth, even if the application eliminated all problems free of charge we doubt the system would start working noticeably faster. If you want to know why we think so you should read the rest of this article and learn more about this suspicious PC optimizer. At the end of the text we will place deletion instructions explaining how to erase PC Speed Cat manually, so if you decide you do not want it on your computer, feel free to use the provided steps. Read more »

Termite Ransomware

Termite Ransomware

Termite Ransomware is a dangerous threat as it could encrypt various images and documents located on the infected device. Usually, such malicious programs show ransom notes demanding to pay for decryption tools. This application shows such a text too, but it might be impossible to read it. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, say some computers might be unable to display the ransom note and so instead of the cybercriminals’ message you could see random characters. Obviously, without being able to read anything, the victim cannot know how to pay a ransom. However, we would not recommend doing so even if it was possible. The hackers may claim they can guarantee you will receive decryption tools, but in reality, there are no guarantees as they always ask to pay first and then what is left to do is to wait and hope the malware’s developers will bother to keep up with their promises. Instead of doing so we advise erasing the malicious application, and if you decide to remove Termite Ransomware, you can try eliminating it manually while following the instructions placed below. Read more »

Power Cleaner 2018

Power Cleaner 2018

Do not install Power Cleaner 2018 on your computer if you are not looking for a diagnostic scanner because this piece of software is just a diagnostic tool until a user upgrades it. The application is presented as a useful tool for optimizing and cleaning up the computer, but there is no point in installing it if you are not going to invest in it. Power Cleaner 2018 has been signed by Adequate Software, and it shares similarities with PC Cleanup 2018 and AutoClean Pro 2018. As for its distribution, some users download it consciously from its official website https://www.advancedsyscare.co/, whereas others find it installed on their computers without their knowledge. This is one of the reasons Power Cleaner 2018 has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application. If you have not installed it consciously, or you have simply changed your opinion about it after the installation, you can easily delete this undesirable program using Control Panel. Read more »