Author Archives: Max Lehmann - Page 5

VidSearch

VidSearch

VidSearch is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Do you know what that means? In simple words, that means that the extension is useless and unreliable. If you have installed this extension already, you might have realized already that it does not search for videos specifically. In fact, it does not search for anything at all. It simply redirects search queries to search.yahoo.com. However, instead of just showing the normal search results, the PUP also modifies them. If you think that the modification is preformed to include more video-related results, you are mistaken. Instead, the suspicious extension ads sponsored links. So, the extension does not offer a useful search service, and then it also modifies the results you are shown via Yahoo Search to show the links of third parties. This is exactly why we advise deleting this potentially unwanted program. If you need help deleting VidSearch, continue reading. Read more »

Homer Ransomware

Homer Ransomware

If you happen to face Homer Ransomware, you must not panic. You must not take careless steps. And you must not take too much time deciding your next move. According to our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, if you delete Homer Ransomware quickly, your files will remain encrypted, but your system will become safer, and, hopefully, you will be able to take steps to restore or replace your personal files. Note that we do not claim that you will be able to restore or replace them, but that is something that might be available to some users. For example, if backup copies of files exist, replacing the corrupted files should be possible. More about that, later. Right now, continue reading to learn more about the infection and its removal. Do not forget that you can communicate with our research team via the comments section. And so if you have any questions that are left unanswered, do not hesitate to share them with us. Read more »

Josephnull Ransomware

Josephnull Ransomware

Josephnull Ransomware is an infection that you are unlikely to notice upon entrance but are bound to face once the attackers want that. The infection works in several stages. First, it has to invade your operating system, and it might exploit existing RDP vulnerabilities, spam emails, or unreliable downloaders for that. If the system is not protected appropriately, the infection might be able to slither in without anyone’s notice. After that, it moves on to the second stage of the attack, during which it drops files, encrypts your personal files, and also deletes shadow volume copies. Finally, it reveals itself with the help of ransom note files, at which point it blatantly demands money. Hopefully, you have not been victimized by this malware yet, but if you have, you want to remove Josephnull Ransomware as soon as possible. That might not save your files, but your system will automatically become safer. We also share important tips that, hopefully, will help you keep your files and your operating system safe against ransomware in the future. Read more »

AllMoviesSearch

AllMoviesSearch

If you expected AllMoviesSearch to help you find or even watch movies, you have to be disappointed by this extension after installing it. It has nothing to do with movies specifically, and all it can offer is a search engine that you can use to find anything, including information about movies. The problem with the search tool offered by this PUP (potentially unwanted program) is that it cannot be trusted. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed this PUP thoroughly, and we know for a fact that it exploits Yahoo Search to show modified search results. Therefore, the user might think that they are using Yahoo, when, in reality, they are browsing through the results selected by the PUP. If you do not understand why that is risky and why we recommend removing AllMoviesSearch, we strongly advise that you continue reading. To learn how to delete the PUP, check the last section specifically. Read more »

Burst Search

Burst Search

Burst Search might not seem like much, but it tries to present itself as a useful addition to your browser. Our research team, however, says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. As such, it might enter your browser accidentally, and it may exhibit a variety of undesirable behavioral patterns. In some cases, users might think that Burst Search is a browser hijacker, but that is really not the case. It is easy to remove Burst Search from your browser, and for that, you just need to follow the instructions that you will find right below this article. Read more »

ProductManualsPro Toolbar

ProductManualsPro Toolbar

When we add new extensions to our browsers, we expect them to somehow enhance our web browsing experience. However, things like ProductManualsPro Toolbar might take you by surprise as well. This Chrome & Firefox extension is a potentially unwanted program that might be added to your browser accidentally. It might look like a good addition to your browser’s functionality, but the reality is that the extension might indirectly expose you to potentially harmful content. Hence, computer security experts recommend removing ProductManualsPro Toolbar and other similar apps from your system as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description. Read more »

Prnds Ransomware

Prnds Ransomware

Prnds Ransomware is one of the ransomware infections that have been terrorizing users around the globe. It comes from a notorious ransomware family, and so, it makes it easier for us to predict how this infection is going to behave. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we can decrypt all the affected files just because we know where this program comes from, but that shouldn’t be the downside of this situation. You should focus on removing Prnds Ransomware from your system. For that, you can refer to the manual removal guidelines below or invest in a security tool of your choice. Read more »

PopStop

PopStop

Did you download PopStop onto your Google Chrome browser already, or are you still thinking about doing that? We hope that you are in the latter position because we can help you understand this PUP (potentially unwanted program) better before you get involved with it. Of course, if you have this extension installed already, we can still help you remove it from the browser. But should you do it? The answer is yes because the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has tested this extension, and we have found that it does not work. Not only that, it also has suspicious functionality, which might be the biggest reason to delete PopStop as soon as possible. Before you continue reading, we advise implementing a legitimate malware scanner to help you inspect your system. It is possible that the PUP was installed along with other unwanted programs or even threats, and it is important that, if they exist, you are able to identify and address them all. Read more »

C-emoney.com

C-emoney.com

Have you been redirected to a website called C-emoney.com? If you have, you should know that it falls under the classification of adware servers. Meaning, the website could show various advertisements. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say that the site should be unable to show ads until it gets permission to display them. However, it seems that the site’s creators may have found a way to get the needed agreement easier. As you see, the website displays a video that does not play and shows a message that says the video will play if users click the button that would allow the adware server to display notifications. You can learn more details if you read the rest of this article. We can also offer our deletion instructions below the article that explain how to remove C-emoney.com notifications if you do not want to see them. Read more »

StreaminSearchs

StreaminSearchs

The name of StreaminSearchs does not make sense. It is easy to assume that this extension can help find sources for movie or TV series streaming, but that is not what it does. In fact, it is just a search tool, and it does not offer any additional services. Its interface represented via portal.streaminsearchs.com offers a PDF converter, a currency converter, a cryptocurrency converter, a calculator, and a favorites tab, and while these tools are free to use, it is important to focus on the PUP. PUP stands for “potentially unwanted program,” and our Anti-Spyware-101.com team has identified it as that due to several reasons. Hopefully, you are currently researching the extension to see whether or not to install it, in which case, all you need to do is read this report to understand why implementing the PUP is not recommended. However, if you have installed it already, we can help you delete it. Continue reading, and you will learn how to remove StreaminSearchs manually. Read more »