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Coronavirus Ransomware

Coronavirus Ransomware

As the world is busy while trying to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19), hackers are creating threats like Coronavirus Ransomware. This malicious application encrypts its victim’s files with a robust encryption algorithm and then displays a note saying that he has to pay to get decryption tools. Our researchers say that the malware could be spread through unreliable websites or messages. Thus, unlike the actual Coronavirus that spreads from person to person, Coronavirus Ransomware does not travel from one infected computer to another. If you want to learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. Also, at the end of it, you can find out prepared deletion instructions that show how you could erase this malware manually. However, we should stress that it might be safer to leave this task to a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

SepSys Ransomware

SepSys Ransomware

You might be going about your business as normal and then SepSys Ransomware reveals itself and declares that all of your personal files were encrypted. This might shock you and make you go into panic, but if you are able to keep your head level, you might be able to get yourself out of this messy situation with ease. If you are prepared for malware attacks, perhaps you already have backup copies of personal photos, documents, and other types of files? If you do, all you really need to worry about is how you will delete SepSys Ransomware from your Windows operating system. And what if you do not have copies? If that is the case, you might be interested in learning whether or not you can take the gamble of paying a ransom that is requested by cybercriminals, according to who, the ransom can buy you a decryptor. Whether you are trying to remove the infection or restore your files, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are here to assist you. Read more »

Speed Test Guide

Speed Test Guide

Did you download Speed Test Guide? If you did, you might have not researched it enough, and you might not know that it is identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). A PUP is a program or an add-on that does not offer greatly beneficial services and that works in a suspicious way. The most suspicious thing about this particular extension is the search service it provides, and we are discussing this further in the report. If you are already ready to delete Speed Test Guide, check out the guide below, but if you are not yet sure if you want or even should remove this PUP from your Google Chrome browser, you might want to continue reading the report. Before you commence, we advise scanning your system with a trusted malware scanner to make sure that there are no other threats to worry about. Also, as always, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are ready to answer your questions about the PUP and its elimination, and you can post them in the comments section below. Read more »

Access

Access is an extension that is meant to provide you with “access” to more search results on Google Search. Do you find that this search engine does not offer enough search results? That is unlikely to be the case, and so it is highly unlikely that you would find the extension useful. This is one of the reasons why it is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you have installed it by accident or carelessly, we are sure that you want to delete it from your Google Chrome browser immediately. At the time of research, this was the only web browser that the PUP was compatible with. On the other hand, if you installed the extension on purpose, hoping that it could assist you greatly, you might assume that it is harmless. That is not what researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com believe in. It was discovered that the search results injected by the PUP can present ads, and interacting with those could be risky. This might be the main reason to remove Access from Chrome. Read more »

View Free Recipes Now

View Free Recipes Now

Do you want to have access to thousands of recipes directly via your browser? If you do, you might think that View Free Recipes Now is the extension of your dreams. Well, we doubt that it is. If you end up installing it onto your web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox), you get easy-access links to totalrecipesnetwork.com, foodnetwork.co.uk, yummly.com, and epicurious.com. While these websites are legitimate, trustworthy, and can offer you plenty of recipes, you do not need an add-on to access them. Go to the website and click the star icon in or next to the URL field to bookmark it. Make sure that the Bookmarks toolbar/bar is activated, and that way, you will have access to all of these sites from your browser. If you do that, the extension becomes absolutely useless, and that is not the only reason to delete it. In fact, the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends removing View Free Recipes Now due to security issues that appear to be associated with this PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you are ready to eliminate it, a guide can be found below. If you need more info, continue reading. Read more »

Getstream.club

Getstream.club

In this article we discuss an adware server known as Getstream.club. As you might already know, adware servers may show lots of various advertisements. Also, you might know that depending on where the ads might come from, they could be harmless, potentially dangerous, or malicious. We do not say that the content shown by this adware server could be dangerous, but if it originatse from unknown third parties, there is a chance that they could promote untrustworthy content. Also, it is important to mention that the website in question might be unable to show any ads if a user does not give it permission to display notifications. To learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. As for the instructions available below, might be useful to users who are searching for ways to get rid of Getstream.club notifications. Read more »

Btos Ransomware

Btos Ransomware

If you let Btos Ransomware in, it will wreck your personal files. While some infections are able to steal, wipe, or remove files, this infection encrypts them. That means that the data within the files is changed so that the files themselves become unreadable. To put it simply, the infection hijacks your files, and it does not need to release them. The attackers behind the infection claim that files can be restored with the help of a decryptor that victims can purchase from them; however, that does not mean that the attackers would keep their promise to present the tool once the money landed in their pockets. According to the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, victims of this malware are unlikely to find relief by paying the ransom, which is why we DO NOT recommend paying it. The good news is that victims might not need to take the risk of paying the ransom at all. To learn about this, as well as how to delete Btos Ransomware, you should continue reading the report. Read more »

Ragnar Locker Ransomware

Ragnar Locker Ransomware

Ragnar Locker Ransomware is a regular ransomware infection that will encrypt your files in hopes of receiving a ransom payment from you. Currently, there is no public decryption tool available, so it might be challenging to restore the files that were affected by this program. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t stop you from removing Ragnar Locker Ransomware from your system. If you do not want to do it manually, get yourself a licensed antispyware tool that will remove this and other potential threats at once. You have to invest in your computer’s security because there’s just too much at stake these days. Read more »

Topi Ransomware

Topi Ransomware

Topi Ransomware is one of those infections that were created to mess with your private files. If it enters your operating system successfully, it is meant to encrypt photos, documents, media files, archives, and all other kinds of private files that are likely to mean a lot to you. Once encrypted, these files cannot be opened normally because the data is changed. That, however, does not mean that they are completely destroyed. If you can obtain a decryptor, it should restore the files back to normal. The problem is that the attackers are unlikely to provide you with a decryptor, and the free decryptor (STOP Decryptor) created by malware researchers might not work for you. Obviously, you do not need to worry about the recovery of files if you have backup copies, in which case, all you need to do is remove the corrupted files and replace them with copies. In any case, the first thing you need to do is delete Topi Ransomware. Read more »

Npsg Ransomware

Npsg Ransomware

Npsg Ransomware comes from the STOP Ransomware family. Consequently, it works almost the same as other malicious applications that belong to this family. First, it should encrypt files to take them as hostages, and then it ought to show a ransom note. As you can probably imagine, the message asks to pay a particular amount of money in exchange for decryption tools that could unlock all of the threat’s enciphered files. If you want to know why it might be a bad idea to put up with the hacker’s demands or more about how this malicious application works, we encourage you to read our full article. It is advisable to remove Npsg Ransomware too, and if you want to learn how to erase it manually, you could use the removal steps placed at the end of this page. Read more »