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Search.searchjsmmp.com

Search.searchjsmmp.com

Search.searchjsmmp.com is a form of a browser hijacker because the majority of users say that its appearance on their browsers was unexpected. It is not the first Polarity Technologies Ltd. browser hijacker that specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have analyzed, so they can say nothing new. Like other hijackers developed on the same template, e.g. Search.yourmapscenter.com and Search.yourinterestscenter.com, it should alter homepages on all browsers that are installed on your system. Most probably, it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you use any of these web browsers to surf the web, the appearance of Search.searchjsmmp.com will definitely not go unnoticed. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that this page is a trustworthy search provider even though its interface suggests the opposite, so we see only one outcome in this situation – its complete removal. The sooner you get rid of it, the sooner you could set another reliable search provider and start performing safe web searches. It is not a problem if you do not know how to remove it now because you will definitely know more after you read this report. Read more »

Streamit-online.com

Streamit-online.com

Users should be cautious with Streamit-online.com since it appears to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Even though it is not a malicious tool, we cannot say it is a reliable one either. To be more accurate, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think the search engine could show questionable pop-ups, banners, or other similar advertising content from the software’s third-party partners. It is true, other search engines may also show irritating ads, but there is a reason to think the material displayed by this PUP might be potentially dangerous. If you want to know more about this, we encourage you to have a look at our full report. At the end of it, we will add instructions explaining how to remove Streamit-online.com from the browser too, so if you decide you do not wish to keep it anymore, feel free to use these steps. Read more »

Win Speedup 2018

Win Speedup 2018

Win Speedup 2018 might promise to speed up your device, but from what we have learned about this application, its usefulness looks somewhat questionable. Moreover, users should know the tool falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. It means that users may install it willingly but later wish to get rid of it because of some undesirable qualities. Further in the report, we will mention what such qualities could be and why paying for the application’s license could be a waste of money. Therefore, if you want to know the answers to these questions, we urge you to read the rest of this article. Besides the details about Win Speedup 2018 working manner, we can also suggest manual deletion steps that will be added slightly below the text. Read more »

Search.searchtheweb.today

Search.searchtheweb.today

You should be very careful with Search.searchtheweb.today even though it is presented as a powerful search provider and really looks like one at first glance. Well, it would be a lie if we told you that it is malicious because it is far from ransomware, Trojans, or other types of malicious applications, but we cannot confirm that it is 100% reliable too. First of all, fully trustworthy pages are never set on users’ browsers without their knowledge. Second, as research conducted by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, this search tool might display some modified search results together with ordinary search results after the search query is entered by the user. This is not a small drawback, so we recommend that you replace this search tool with a more trustworthy search provider, for example, Google. You should get rid of it without further consideration if it has been set on your browser without your knowledge. It is nothing near serious malware, so its removal should be quick and easy. Of course, as usual, we highly recommend that you read this report till the end before you take action. Read more »

RansomAES Ransomware

RansomAES Ransomware

Windows users who live in Korea need to be extremely cautious about RansomAES Ransomware. If it finds its way in, it can silently encrypt the most personal and important files, and the worst part is that chances of full recovery are very slim. Unfortunately, that is not the illusion that cyber criminals behind this malware create. They use several messages to make victims believe that they can recover data for a certain free, i.e., a ransom. Although no specific numbers are available at this moment, it is likely that the sum of the ransom is quite substantial. In any case, paying it would not be wise because cyber criminals do not care about the files that their malware corrupts, and so helping victims recover it is not on their agenda. Of course, it is up to you whether or not you want to take the risk. If you do, let us known in the comments section how things go for you. You should also share any information about free decryptors. At the time of analysis, the research team that was working on deleting RansomAES Ransomware did not find a free decryptor that would work in this case. Read more »

Csgo Ransomware

Csgo Ransomware

Our researchers believe Csgo Ransomware was made as a joke or it is not yet finished. The reason we think this way is the malware is unable to encipher any data, and there is no message with demands on its pop-up window. Obviously, receiving such a threat that does not cause any damage is somewhat lucky. However, keep it in mind, you might not be so fortunate next time, and if you want to protect your device from malicious programs that could ruin your data or damage the computer, you should strengthen your system and learn about safe browsing habits. We will suggest a few tips further in this report as well as tell you how Csgo Ransomware could enter your system, what it does, and how to remove it. Thus, if you came here to get to know this malware better, we encourage you to review our full report. Read more »

Bkransomware Ransomware

Bkransomware Ransomware

Have you found the “.hainhc” extension attached to your personal files? If you have, it is likely that the devious Bkransomware Ransomware has found its way into your Windows operating system. How did that happen? Did you open a link or a file represented via a misleading email message? Did you download the infection by downloading something else? Do you have no idea where this threat came from? In some cases, it is easy to pinpoint the moment the malicious threat slithers in; however, in other cases, victims never figure that out. If you wish to prevent malware from invading your operating system in the future, we strongly recommend employing trustworthy anti-malware software. It is also important that you yourself act carefully. If you take risks, you are more likely to face malware in the future. Hopefully, you will take this seriously, but, right now, we need to delete Bkransomware Ransomware. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, this malware might be in development at this point, but since there is a possibility that it could jump into action at any point, discussing its removal is crucial. Read more »

My Pc Repair 2018

My Pc Repair 2018

You should definitely not trust My Pc Repair 2018 blindly despite the legitimate-looking appearance this application has because it is not exactly what it seems to be. Even though it is promoted as a beneficial piece of software that has been “designed and tested with utmost care to keep your PCs running smooth, fast and error free,” it has turned out after research specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have conducted that this application is not fully trustworthy. Researchers say that it would be best to classify it as a potentially unwanted application because it is not a real threat, but it cannot be called a fully trustworthy program too. You will find more about My Pc Repair 2018 if you read this article till the end, so do not hurry to make the final decision if you find it extremely hard to do this. We are sure it will be easier to decide whether to keep the program or not after you find more about this PC optimizer. Read more »

Oblivion Ransomware

Oblivion Ransomware is the kind of malware that you do not want to encounter. When it slithers in, it encrypts your personal files, and then it requests for a ransom to be paid in a crypto-currency, Bitcoins. The creator of the infection is using this method to keep their anonymity, and, unfortunately, if you pay the ransom, getting your money back is not possible. Why would you want your money back? Well, considering that it is unlikely that cyber criminals would give you a decryption tool in return, you are likely to want it back. Needless to say, researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com do not advise making the payment. Unfortunately, we do not have good news for you regarding your personal files. Most likely, they are lost, unless, of course, you have backup copies. If this is your situation, go ahead and delete Oblivion Ransomware right away. If your files are not backed up, you probably want more information before you can initiate the removal of this malicious infection. Read more »

Nransom Ransomware

Nransom Ransomware

Nransom Ransomware has been categorized as ransomware, but it slightly differs from ordinary ransomware infections, we have to say. Surprisingly, it does not want users’ money. It locks victims’ screens and then asks them to send 10 nude pictures instead. Do not even think about doing this – you could remove the opened screen from your Desktop yourself even though it does not have X in the top-right corner and cannot be resized or moved. Unlike a bunch of other ransomware infections researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com analyze every day, it does not encrypt a single file on the system. As mentioned, it only opens a window with a message and a picture of the fictional character Thomas the Tank Engine. Because of this, this threat is called a screenlocker. You cannot leave this threat active on your computer even if you have managed to access your Desktop – it is only a question of time when you will find it opened again. The removal of Nransom Ransomware should not be very complicated if you follow our manual removal guide provided right below this paragraph. Read more »