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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 »

Power PC Care 2018

Power PC Care 2018

Power PC Care 2018 was classified as a potentially unwanted program or a PUP in short. Even though its description may claim the software can optimize the computer to increase its performance speed, in reality, there is not knowing whether the tool is capable of it. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com doubt it, and if you continue reading our article, we will explain to you why. Unfortunately, the only way to know if the software works as described is to buy its full version as the free version you can download for free only identifies what might be wrong and does not solve any issues. Consequently, we find the application rather useless and if you think so too, we invite you to use the instructions placed below the article. They will show how to delete the PUP manually, although if it looks too difficult, you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

MyWayNotes Toolbar

MyWayNotes Toolbar

You might decide to download MyWayNotes Toolbar because it offers to create notes and lists from the home page of your browser. This extension/application, of course, does not come without conditions. If you install it onto your browser, the homepage can be modified, and the suspicious hp.myway.com page is introduced to you. This search engine is not identified as a browser hijacker, but Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that it could be used to showcase potentially unreliable links, which is why it is important to stay cautious. If this is all news to you, and you are interested in learning more, you are welcome to continue reading this report. If your mind is made up already, and you are sure you want to delete MyWayNotes Toolbar from your operating system, you can find all the information you need regarding the removal of the PUP (potentially unwanted program) in the last section of this report. If you scroll down, you can also find a full removal guide. Read more »

HidenGate

HidenGate

HidenGate appears to be a potentially unwanted program. The application falls under such classification because it might be distributed with bundled software installers offered on untrustworthy file-sharing web pages. Not to mention, instead of protecting user’s network privacy it is possible the tool might track user’s browsing to show him annoying advertising content. We doubt keeping such a questionable application would be smart, which is why we advise not to waste any time with it. Those of you who would like to erase HidenGate manually could follow the instructions available at the end of this text. On the other hand, if you need more information on the potentially unwanted program before deciding what to do with it, you could have a look at the rest of this article. Read more »

No_More_Ransom Ransomware

No_More_Ransom Ransomware

No_More_Ransom Ransomware is among the newest versions of Rapid Ransomware. It is quite a typical ransomware infection, so we cannot list any unique facts about it. It simply locks files on affected computers immediately after it reaches them. Ransomware infections are often designed to damage users’ personal files so that it would be easier to extract money from them. If you ever fall victim to No_More_Ransom Ransomware, you should not pay money to cyber criminals. You simply do not know whether sending money will really help you to get your files back. Encrypted files are an annoying but not exactly a huge problem if you have a backup with all your files on an external storage device because you could retrieve them with a click of a button. Do not forget that you must delete No_More_Ransom Ransomware first to prevent your files from being encrypted once again. Unfortunately, there might be no other free tools to fix encrypted files. Please continue reading this report if you have no idea how to erase the ransomware infection from the system. Read more »

Wise Ransomware

Wise Ransomware

If you believe that Wise Ransomware has encrypted or deleted your personal files, we might have good news for you. It appears that this self-proclaimed encryptor is just a screen-locker, and, in fact, it does not do anything to harm your personal files. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found this while analyzing the obtained sample of the infection. Is it possible that new, more malicious variants of this threat could emerge? That is a possibility that you need to be aware of, but we hope that that will not be the case. Regardless of what happens, if your system is locked, the first thing you want to do is unlock it to check what is actually going on with your personal files. Needless to say, if you find that they are not encrypted or deleted, the only thing you need to worry about is the removal of Wise Ransomware. And what if files are encrypted or erased? Even if that is the case, you do not want to communicate with the creator of the infection and then pay money for some decryption key. Read more »

Rapid RaaS

Windows users need to reinforce the protection of their operating systems because Rapid RaaS threats might start popping up from left and right. At the moment, this ransomware-as-a-service is still being developed, but it might be a matter of time before third parties purchase the code and start developing their unique versions of the Rapid Ransomware. This threat – as well as the newer variant, Rapid 2.0 Ransomware – has been analyzed by our research team. Based on the previous research of these threats, Anti-Spyware-101.com analysts have an idea of how new versions could behave. If you are interested in learning more about this, please continue reading. Our research team also offers a guide that shows the basic steps that you might have to take to delete Rapid RaaS. We also discuss ways to protect systems and files against this and other file-encryptors. Please continue reading, and then use the comments section to post comments and start discussions if you want that. Read more »

CryptoNar Ransomware

CryptoNar Ransomware

One careless action can help CryptoNar Ransomware enter your operating system, and that is why you want to be cautious at all times. Do NOT open spam email attachments even if they appear to be sent from someone you know. Do NOT click on random links and advertisements that come your way. Most important, do NOT download files or software that you are not familiar with. You want to do research before installing anything new. Unfortunately, there are many malicious threats spreading around, and so you want to make sure that you take appropriate security measures so that you would not need to worry about the removal of malware in the first place. Anti-Spyware-101.com analysts recommend implementing anti-malware software and backing up files on a chosen cloud. You should keep these recommendations in mind even if the only thing you want to focus on right now is deleting CryptoNar Ransomware. If that is what you are worried about right now, please continue reading. Read more »

Trojan.Redgamble

You do not want Trojan.Redgamble invading your operating system because if it does, it can steal highly personal information in a completely clandestine manner. This infection does not need to trick you into giving this information up, as it can use its own elements to steal this information illegally. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection can record data and capture screenshots to obtain even more information. The strange thing is that this malicious infection appears to have been created for the collection of very specific information. Do you play online gambling games, such as poker? If you do, you are the target of this Trojan. Of course, we cannot refute the possibility that other types of personal information could not be recorded by the infection, and that gives an additional push to remove it. Are you afraid you cannot delete Trojan.Redgamble from your operating system manually? Do not worry about this. We’ve got you. Of course, if we fail to answer all your questions in this report, you can always post your comments below. Read more »