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M@r1a Ransomware

M@r1a Ransomware

M@r1a Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection. It is classified as ransomware, as you can obviously tell from its name. Getting infected with a ransomware program is a terrible experience, and we would not recommend going through it to anyone. However, if you got infected with this program, you need to remove M@r1a Ransomware from your system because you should not tolerate it any longer. While you might experience difficulties trying to recover your files, it is of utmost importance that you never pay anything to the criminals behind this infection. Do not let them win! Read more »

KingMiner Cryptojacking

KingMiner Cryptojacking connects to the Internet without any permission and uses the computer’s CPU to mine cryptocurrency. It is a malicious application that allows hackers to generate money while using another computer’s resources. Since the threat enters the system without the user’s permission, it falls under the classification of Trojans. Our researchers say it is difficult to detect and users may only suspect something could be wrong because of the worsened computer’s performance. If you think your system might be infected with KingMiner Cryptojacking, we recommend learning more about it by reading the rest of this report. The removal instructions available below could be of use to you too, but if the process looks too challenging, we would advise using a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

MusicTab Newtab

MusicTab Newtab

Do you listen to music while you are working on your computer or laptop? If you do, MusicTab Newtab might seem quite interesting to you. This extension can be downloaded onto Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for free, and it is meant to provide you with access to Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, and Pandora sites from your new tab page. Unfortunately, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, when you install the extension, the default search provider and homepage could be modified too, and that is the first sign that something’s not right. If you continue reading this report, you will learn exactly why you should consider deleting MusicTab Newtab from your web browsers, and so if this PUP (potentially unwanted program) is installed already, or you are still thinking about installing it, you will find important information. On the other hand, if you are here for the removal guide, we are happy to provide it for you. Scroll down below to find it. Read more »

Pro Search TIp

Pro Search TIp

Pro Search Tip is meant to be the “best search assistant,” but it is a useless program, and Anti-Spyware-101.com research team classifies it as a potentially unwanted program (in short, PUP). If you install it, your default search provider on Google Chrome will be replaced with search.prosearchtip.com, and if you think that this search tool is beneficial or trustworthy, you need to think again. Our research team recommends that you remove Pro Search Tip from your web browser, but do not take our word for it blindly. Keep reading this report to learn about this strange extension, and you will find all the motives to eliminate it from your own browser. Of course, we understand that not every single Chrome user has the same level of experience, and so if you find anything mentioned in this report unclear, or if you have questions about deleting the PUP, you can always post a comment below. Our malware and PUP experts are ready to assist you as soon as possible. Read more »

VegaLocker Ransomware

VegaLocker Ransomware

VegaLocker Ransomware is a malicious program that enciphers files with a robust cryptosystem. The purpose of doing so is to lock files the user might want to get back at all costs, e.g., photos, various documents, and so on. Soon after encryption, the malware should show a ransom note demanding to pay for decryption. The hackers do not name the price for their decryption tools, but whatever it is, we would not recommend paying it if you hate the idea your savings could be lost in vain. It could happen as cybercriminals cannot be trusted, and there is a possibility they might scam you. Therefore, we believe the safest option is to eliminate the malware. To erase VegaLocker Ransomware manually, you could follow the removal instructions provided below. As for users who prefer automatic features, we would advise deleting the threat with a legitimate antimalware tool. For more details about the malicious application, we invite you to read our full report. Read more »

One Click Booster

One Click Booster

One Click Booster is supposed to boost your Windows operating system by fixing errors in the Windows Registry and by deleting certain things, such as malware, PUPs, temporary files, cache, etc. While it is possible that this potentially unwanted program could clear your browsing history and eliminate the temp files successfully, you do not want to rely on it to clear your entire operating system from malware. This is not a security tool, and the best it can do is eliminate the components you can easily eliminate yourself. This is why we classify it as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) too. Do you know what you should do about PUPs? You should get rid of them. The instructions our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com created below will help you remove One Click Booster without much trouble, but we advise reading the report first to understand how risky it might be to trust untrustworthy programs. Please take note of any questions that might come up, and use the comments section to present them to our malware experts. Read more »

tRat

tRat

tRat is a malicious application created by a group of hackers who call themselves TA505. The same cybercriminals are responsible for malicious programs known as Dridex and Locky Ransomware. It is not a new threat since the first time it was noticed was a few months ago. It might still be active at the moment of writing, and if you have not heard of it yet, we highly recommend reading our full report. This Trojan can collect data about the infected device and then download malicious files to complete specific tasks given to the threat by its creators. In other words, the malicious application could be highly capable, and for your computer’s and privacy’s safety it would be wise to get rid of it without any delays. Users who feel up to the task could use the instructions located below. Of course, tRat can be removed with an antimalware tool too, so if you prefer using such a tool, all that is left to do is make sure it is legitimate. Read more »

Bestdecoding@cock.li Ransomware

Bestdecoding@cock.li Ransomware

If we had to name one threat that Windows users need to avoid, Bestdecoding@cock.li Ransomware could be it. Although it is pretty unoriginal, it is a file-encrypting threat, which makes it very dangerous. Every file affected by this infection is modified to ensure that it can be read only using a special decryptor. Where is it? We do not know if it is a real thing at all, but if it is, cyber criminals must have it hidden somewhere out of research. If you were able to obtain the decryptor for free, there would not reason for malware attackers to create ransomware and communicate with victims. Read more »

SmartPackageTracker

SmartPackageTracker

SmartPackageTracker is a browser extension targeted at users who are looking for tools that could help them track various packages. Our researchers tell the application might change the user’s homepage, default search engine, or new tab page with a website of its own. Plus, it is possible it could display unreliable advertising content. Because of this, the add-on falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. As you continue reading our article, we will explain to you more about this extension. Those who choose to eliminate it should have a look at the instructions available below too. Of course, if you prefer using automatic features instead you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

FCrypt Ransomware

FCrypt Ransomware

FCrypt Ransomware is a threat that can encrypt files, but it is unlikely that it spreads and that it encrypts files in reality. First of all, our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has not found any victims of this malware. Second, the tested sample of the threat did not request a ransom, which is what most file-encrypting ransomware request. It appears that maybe someone created this malware just for fun or to educate themselves. In any case, even if this malware does not invade real operating systems that belong to regular Windows users, we cannot ignore it. Just in case the threat attacks, we have created a removal guide that shows how to get rid of it. More important, the guide explains how to protect the system and personal files to ensure that ransomware cannot invade in the first place. Note that the same security tips can be applied to avoid other kinds of malware too, and so you should continue reading. If you have questions – post them in the comments section. Read more »