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Decent Search

Decent Search

Decent Search is a browser extension that might change your default search engine with somedecentsearch.com. However, that is not all as the application might also gather information related to your browsing. Also, you should be aware that the extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It does not mean that it is harmful, but we still recommend learning more about it before installing it. If you think it is a good idea as well, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. We can help users who have installed the potentially unwanted program and now wish to erase Decent Search too as we display removal instructions just a bit below this text. If you want to ask anything about the discussed extension after reading our article, you could place a comment at the end of this page. Read more »

Access Your Coupons

Access Your Coupons

Google Chrome users have thousands upon thousands of extensions to choose from, and Access Your Coupons is one of them. However, we do not recommend installing this extension. The reasons for that are very simple. First of all, this tool does not offer anything incredibly useful, which means that it is useless. Second, this tool can spy on you and share information about you and your browsing activities with undisclosed parties, which means that it is not very trustworthy either. If you need no further explanation as to why you should delete this PUP (potentially unwanted program), move to the last section of our report to learn about your options. If you are curious to learn more before you remove Access Your Coupons, you are welcome to continue reading. Note that we also have a comments section at the bottom of the page that can be used by anyone anonymously. If you have questions about the PUP or its elimination, our Anti-Spyware-101.com experts will be glad to answer them. Read more »

Search Sherpa

Search Sherpa

Search Sherpa might not be a direct computer security threat, but it shouldn’t be allowed to stay on your computer either way. It is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it might inadvertently redirect you to corrupt websites or expose you to shady online marketing schemes. Either way, the bottom line is that you have to remove a program you never wanted to have, and you can remove Search Sherpa by following the manual removal guidelines right at the bottom of this description. Of course, don’t forget to protect your system from similar intruders, too. Read more »

FireBird RAT

FireBird RAT is a dangerous infection that can be used by pretty much anyone in a number of ways. This remote access trojan/tool was created by an unknown malware developer, who then decided to sell it on underground forums. This ensures that only interested parties – a.k.a. hackers – are able to obtain it. We do not know what price this tool is sold at, but that is done in anonymous ways, and that is why it is impossible to catch the seller and the buyer. Unfortunately, because virtually anyone can purchase the RAT, it can be used in many different ways, and its distribution can be unique as well. So, while some victims might execute the threat themselves as they open spam email attachments or files/links sent to them on social networking platforms, a different trojan could be employed to expose the RAT to others. Unfortunately, once inside the system, this malware stays hidden, and so victims are not supposed to know that they need to delete anything. Of course, the removal of FireBird RAT must be handled ASAP. Read more »

Nppp Ransomware

Nppp Ransomware

Nppp Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. This program will enter your system surreptitiously, and it will not let you do anything unless you pay the ransom fee. All ransomware programs are there to rip their victims off by pushing them into purchasing file decryption tools. Sometimes, those tools don’t even work. Thus, you should refrain from paying anything to these criminals, and you have to focus on removing Nppp Ransomware from your computer. You can find the manual removal instructions below, but it is also strongly recommended to invest in a licensed antispyware tool. Read more »

Fiaharam.net

Fiaharam.net

The information, offers, suggestions, and requests introduced to you via Fiaharam.net must be disregarded completely because this adware server is likely to be used by completely unreliable parties. If you think that you will be able to get paid when you share links on the Internet using the service, you are very far off the reality. In fact, if you are tricked into sharing links, you could, potentially, expose the communities you belong to, your followers, friends, and colleagues to scams, unreliable installers and perhaps even malware. Due to this, it is strongly recommended that you stay away from this adware server at all times. Have you been tricked into enabling the notifications by this server already? If you have, you now must be flooded with ads, and we can help you get rid of them. Hopefully, the only thing you need to do is remove Fiaharam.net notifications, but just in case you are dealing with something more ominous, please scan your operating system immediately. If the scanner detects threats, delete them ASAP. Read more »

ComputerDestroyer Ransomware

ComputerDestroyer Ransomware

ComputerDestroyer Ransomware is a malicious infection that is meant to convince you that your personal files were encrypted. Well, the good news is that they were not; unless there is a real file-encryptor inside your operating system, and this fake encryptor is taking attention away from it. Of course, that is unlikely to be the case. This malicious threat is a screen-locker of sorts, and if it manages to execute inside your Windows operating system, it should first log you off and then display a full-screen window that cannot be closed normally. You should, however, be able to reboot your system to Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking and remove ComputerDestroyer Ransomware successfully. Hopefully, you have not been tricked into contacting the attacker behind this malware, but even if you have, and if your files were “decrypted,” you must delete this infection as soon as possible. If you want to get on with the removal right away, scroll down to the last section. If you want to learn what our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has found, continue reading. Read more »

Damn Good Recipe Promos

Damn Good Recipe Promos

Do you want to browse recipes and also find advertisements? Most likely, you do not, but that is exactly what Damn Good Recipe Promos offers. This Google Chrome extension is meant to track your browsing activity and then provide you with relevant ads based on that. The problem is that the creator of the extension is not responsible for creating these ads. Instead, we are dealing with third-party advertisers. What is the big deal here? Well, unfortunately, we know very little about these third-party advertisers, and so it is very hard to say whether the advertisements shown by them can be trusted. This might be the main reason why Chrome users will choose to remove Damn Good Recipe Promos from their browsers. Do you want to delete this extension? If you do, we are prepared to show you the way. If you are not yet sure if that is the move you want to make, continue reading to learn more about this add-on, and then you will be able to make up your mind. Read more »

Jope Ransomware

Jope Ransomware

Jope Ransomware is a threat that appends the .jope extension to files that it enciphers, for example, leaves.jpg.jope. Our researchers say that the malicious application could be after pictures, various documents, and other types of data that could be valuable to the malware’s victims. As you see, once the threat is done with encrypting files, it shows a ransom note that asks to buy decryption tools. The malware’s creators may tell you that they can guarantee that you will get what you pay for. However, such people should not be trusted as there are known cases when users paid ransom, but never heard from cybercriminals again. Therefore¸ we advise thinking carefully if you want to risk being scammed. If you do not, we advise ignoring the ransom note and erasing Jope Ransomware. To learn more about it first, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

Pushishere.com

Pushishere.com

Have you ever wondered why there are so many random pop-us on your screen, telling you to try out one product or the other? Perhaps you get redirected to Pushishere.com, too? If that is the case, you must have modified your browser’s settings in a way that allows this adware server to promote various commercial content for you. Although there technically is no way to remove Pushishere.com from your system (because the server is not there), you can still restore your browser settings to default to avoid seeing these pop-ups on your screen. For that, please scroll to the bottom of this description. Read more »