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IconDown

IconDown falls under the classification of Trojans. Such malicious applications can enter a system without any permission and without being detected. Cybersecurity specialists suspect that this threat was created by a group of hackers known as BlackTech. Since these cybercriminals seem to be concentrated on cyber-espionage in Asia, it is likely that their newest threat might be used to attack systems of various institutions to obtain highly valuable information. If you want to learn more about it, we encourage you to read our full blog post. Also, users who are interested in learning how to erase IconDown manually should check the instructions we provide below this article. If you have any questions about the Trojan or its removal, feel free to leave us a message in the comments area. Read more »

WatchBog Exploits Linux Servers

WatchBog is a malicious Trojan that attacks Linux servers. Therefore, it doesn’t seem to bother most of the regular computer users who are bound to be using either Windows or Mac OS machines. Nevertheless, we would like to tell you more about WatchBog, and what it is capable of. This entry will not deal with the Trojan removal because of the way it works. Please use this description to learn more about types of malware and what they do to various computer systems. Also, we always recommend exercising caution when you encounter unfamiliar content online. It is good to remember that malware infection could be just one click away. Read more »

ABCD Ransomware

ABCD Ransomware

ABCD Ransomware is a textbook file-encryptor, and so the name suits it very well. It is very predictable indeed, but that does not make this malware any less dangerous. If it slithers in successfully, and if there is no security software to catch and delete it in time, your personal files can be locked up for good. Also known as LockBit Ransomware, this malware does not have a free decryptor. In some cases, such tools are created by malware experts, but creating a working decryptor is not an easy task, and that is why we do not have free decryptors for most infections. Unfortunately, due to his, the victims of this malware might feel trapped, and if they feel trapped, they might be pushed into following the attackers’ demands. Victims are promised “decryptor software” if they do as told, but trusting cybercriminals and their promises is always risky, and we cannot guarantee that you will be given what you need. To add insult to injury, the files are not automatically restored when you remove ABCD Ransomware. Read more »

LimeRevenge RAT

LimeRevenge RAT

LimeRevenge RAT might sneak in when you least expect it. Same as other Trojans, it enters a system without any permission. However, it is not just any Trojan as the application’s functionality may allow its developers to gain remote access to its infected machines. Consequently, the threat was classified as a RAT or a Remote Access Trojan. If you continue reading our article, you can learn what this malware is capable of and how it might enter a system in more detail. Also, in this article, we discuss its deletion. If you are interested in removing LimeRevenge RAT manually, you might also find useful the instructions placed at the end of this page as they describe the process step by step. If you have any questions about the malware’s deletion or its working manner, you could leave us a comment below this article. Read more »

TheEasyWayPro

TheEasyWayPro

TheEasyWayPro is a Chrome extension that is categorized as a potentially unwanted application. It means that this extension is not a malicious security threat, but it might be associated with various security issues. Therefore, it would be for the best to remove it from your browser. Also, if you did not intend to have TheEasyWayPro on-board, you will do yourself a favor by deleting it from your system and running a full PC scan with a reliable security tool: the chances are that you have many other unwanted programs on-board, so the sooner you delete them, the better. Read more »

PUP.Search Defender Live

PUP.Search Defender Live

You might have been convinced that Search Defender Live is the tool that will make your online searches safe. Well, in fact, that is something you can do yourself by implementing the right browser and caution. Of course, extensions and applications that promise to aid virtual security should be welcome, but only if you can guarantee that they are trustworthy. Are you sure that this extension is trustworthy? Our malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have doubts. First of all, you should know that we identify this extension as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), and our recommendation is that you remove it from your Google Chrome web browser. If you have found this article, it is possible that you have come to the same conclusion also. If you have not installed the extension yet, or if you are trying to figure out if or not you should delete Search Defender Live, you ought to keep reading. If you are not interested in learning more, but you are sure that you want to erase the PUP, check out the guide below. Read more »

FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware

FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware

FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware is an obnoxious name for an obnoxious infection, and so it completely makes sense. If this dangerous threat finds a security backdoor via which it can enter a vulnerable operating system, it immediately slithers in, and, unfortunately, it does that silently. Therefore, you might suspect not a thing while your files are being encrypted. The process of encryption is very simple as a unique algorithm is used to cipher the data within the file. Normally, that is what people use to lock and protect their files. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using this method to hijack personal files and then hold them hostage. If you have been introduced to the message created by the infection already, you know that attackers want money. Well, paying the ransom is risky, and even if you do it, you will need to remove FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware from your operating system. Unfortunately, even if you succeed at deleting this malware, your files are unlikely to be restored. Read more »

Bitx Ransomware

Bitx Ransomware

Careless moves online can lead to the invasion of all kinds of malware. Bitx Ransomware is an infection that could do the same. These careless moves might include failure to install updates in time, to recognize malicious downloaders/installers, and to identify spam emails containing malware files. If you are inexperienced and gullible, you are more likely to become a victim of this malware. Of course, even if you are more cautious, malware could find a way into your operating system if you do not protect it appropriately. Once inside the system, the threat encrypts personal files, and then the “.id-{unique ID code}.[1btc@qbmail.biz].bitx” extension is added to their names. Should you remove this extension? Do not bother with that. What you need to do is delete Bitx Ransomware, but, unfortunately, even this will not restore your personal files. In fact, it is possible that you will not be able to recover them. Have you found a tool that promises to decrypt files for free? If you have, research it thoroughly and carefully. Read more »

Deal Ransomware

Deal Ransomware

Deal Ransomware appends an extension that ends with .deal to files that it encrypts, e.g., .id[8B6R197N-2423].[butters.felicio@aol.com].deal. Afterward, the malware should open a pop-up window with a message explaining that files got locked, but they are no corrupted and can be restored. The problem is that hackers ask victims to contact them to get their files decrypted. We believe that users who write to them might be asked to pay a particular sum in exchange for decryption tools. Users should be warned that paying ransom might be risky because there are no guarantees that the malicious application's creators will keep up to their end of a bargain. What we advise is removing Deal Ransomware manually while following the instructions placed below this article or with a legitimate antimalware chosen by the user. Read more »

Arsium Ransomware

You might think that we are about to talk about another ransomware infection because it’s Arsium Ransomware after all, but guess what – it’s not your average ransomware app. Now, why is that? It’s because the program is actually a builder set devised to help you CREATE ransomware. So, it’s like a toolkit for people who want to make their own malicious infections. Perhaps it’s a good thing that none of the samples we had worked, but just in case you find this builder on your system, you should probably remove Arsium Ransomware for good. If it was you who downloaded the builder, we urge you to reconsider your intentions. Read more »