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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 »

RecipeFox

RecipeFox

RecipeFox is represented as a tool that can help you find the “most popular” recipes directly from your browser. It is also meant to include recipe ratings, summaries, and reviews, and provide you with access to “thousands of recipes for various meals.” On paper, so to speak, this extension can sound pretty great, but if you install it, you should be quick to realize that it is nothing more than a glorified search tool. On top of that, there is more than meets the eye, and not in the most positive way either. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the suspicious extension, and it is our recommendation that you delete it immediately. If you are not sure what the fuss is about, you ought to read this report. By the end, you will know why the removal of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is recommended. Should you want to discuss anything mentioned in this report, note that the comments section is open. Read more »

BOMBO Ransomware

BOMBO Ransomware

You must be aware that ransomware is spreading across the world. BOMBO Ransomware is just one of the many file-encrypting infections that can slither into your operating system if you open the door. Of course, you are tricked into doing that by opening spam email attachments/links or downloading files from unreliable websites. In some cases, however, action from you is not needed at all. The attackers can use other threats and existing vulnerabilities to distribute malware without your notice. Once the ransomware is in, it can encrypt photos, music files, and documents, videos, and everything else that you might keep close to your heart. Well, unless you have copies of your personal files stored somewhere safe, you are in trouble. Once files are encrypted, the data is scrambled, and that makes files unreadable. The attackers hope that this would be enough to make you pay a ransom. Instead, you should focus on deleting BOMBO Ransomware. Your files cannot be recovered by performing successful removal, but your security can be restored. Read more »

Zeronine Ransomware

Zeronine Ransomware

Are your personal files safe? You might think that they are until Zeronine Ransomware slithers in, changes their data, and makes it impossible for you to read them. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that this threat is just as dangerous as Covm Ransomware, CovidWorldCry Ransomware, Koti Ransomware, and hundreds of other infections alike. All of them were built to encrypt files and then make ransom demands, and in some cases, victims feel helpless. This leads them to contacting their attackers and sometimes even following their instructions. Hopefully, you understand that that is not a good idea, and you understand that deleting Zeronine Ransomware has to become your priority. If you have no way of recovering or replacing your files, you might consider taking risks, but let us warn you that cybercriminals cannot be trusted, and their promises are likely to be bogus. In any case, whether you restore your files or not, you must delete the malicious file-encryptor from your Windows operating system. Read more »

Covm Ransomware

Covm Ransomware

How important are your personal files for you? If they are important, Covm Ransomware is the threat that you need to keep away at all costs. Once this malware slithers in, it instantly encrypts all documents, videos, photos, archives, and other personal files, which renders them unreadable. In theory, a decryptor should exist, but because the threat belongs to cybercriminals, you should not expect to obtain it. They will use the decryptor as bait to get your money, but that does not mean that they will conduct a fair exchange if you do everything that they want you to do. Hopefully, you have not been pushed into paying the ransom yet. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that you are unlikely to get anything in return for it, and so we suggest keeping your money to yourself. Does that mean that you have to come to terms with the fact that your personal files are lost? There is hope that you could restore your files after removing the infection. First, however, you need to delete Covm Ransomware. Read more »