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PointRoll

PointRoll might look suspicious to some users, but according to our researchers, it is nothing more than a simple tracking cookie, so there is no need to panic. It can collect various browsing information that later could be analyzed and then used to serve the user targeted advertisements. No doubt, such material can be annoying, and if you do not want the cookie to gather any information about your browsing habits at all, we would recommend erasing it from your browser. The task is not particularly tricky, and if you need any help while removing PointRoll, you can follow the instructions available at the end of the article too. For more information about the cookie, we would encourage you to read our full report. Read more »

Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware

Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware

Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware is a new variant of Dharma Ransomware, and so it looks very much alike. Same as before it encrypts user’s personal files and then shows a pop-up message with a ransom note. The shorter version of it can be found on a text document that should be placed on the user’s Desktop. If your files have the .id-{random characters}.[Darknes@420blaze.it].waifu extension and you see the described ransom notes, we invite you to read our full article and learn more about the malicious application that might have infected your system. In the text, we will discuss details like the threat’s distribution channels, ways to avoid Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware, possible removal methods, and so on. Also, at the end of the text, you can find our deletion steps that will explain how to erase the malware manually. Read more »

BlueMountain

You do not need to remove BlueMountain from your system because it is not malicious and it will not cause any harm to you, but, of course, you have the freedom to eliminate this tracking cookie if its presence bothers you a lot or you simply do not trust it. BlueMountain is, technically, not intruder either even though you do not know anything about its appearance because it is very likely that you have agreed that it would be dropped on the system yourself. It is hard to say the exact website you have visited, but it is very likely that BlueMountain is closely associated with https://www.bluemountaingroup.co.uk/ and https://www.bluemountain.com/. Legitimate websites inform users about the use of cookies and allow users to manage them. Of course, not all the users remember clicking the Accept Cookies button themselves. As a consequence, not all of them know why certain cookies are listed under the Cookies category on their web browsers. A bunch of users cannot explain why BlueMountain has been dropped on their systems too, and there is nothing surprising about that. BlueMountain is not considered to be malicious, but you can delete it from the system if you want to. Read more »

HiddenBeer Ransomware

HiddenBeer Ransomware

HiddenBeer Ransomware appends .beer extension to its encrypted files, which is how victims recognize their computers are infected with this specific malicious application. If you can see .beer extension at the of your files’ names too, we encourage you to read this article and get to know the threat better. Another sign it is on the computer, is a particular picture placed as Desktop wallpaper as well as a text note containing a ransom note that demands to pay for decryption tools. It is natural you may consider putting up with the cybercriminals’ demands if the infection ruined a lot of personal files or data you cannot replace, but the truth is paying the ransom could be hazardous. The hackers may not keep their promises in which case you would lose your money in vain. If you do not want to gamble with your savings, we would advise erasing HiddenBeer Ransomware. To learn more about it as well as how to eliminate it you should continue reading this report and review the removal instructions added below it. Read more »

Cpm10.com

Cpm10.com is an adware server, which is why users who encounter it might see various advertisements when surfing the Internet. Such content could be annoying and may disturb user’s browsing. However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com also believe some of it could be potentially dangerous as well. Therefore, if you come across this adware server, we would recommend not to interact with any suspicious ads that might be displayed by it. For users who do not want to take any chances, or see any questionable ads, we would advise removing Cpm10.com with no hesitation. Users who need instructions on how to get rid of this suspicious application could take a look at the steps provided below the article. On the other hand, if you wish to know more about the adware server, you may want to read our article first. Read more »

Octopus Trojan

Octopus Trojan

Octopus Trojan might be related to a particular group of hackers known as DustSquad because the malware’s targeted victims are diplomatic organizations from Central Asia, which is the region where these cybercriminals have been active for some years now. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report that the threat might allow cybercriminals to take control over the victims’ computers. Based on what we learned while testing the malicious application it looks like it could steal various information, track user’s activity, download files, and so on. No doubt, such actions could cause a lot of trouble for the victim and the organization he works at. Of course, the faster it is eliminated, the less damage it can do, which is why it is essential to know how to remove Octopus Trojan. Probably the safest option would be to acquire a legitimate antimalware tool that could handle the malicious application. Also, the instructions available below will demonstrate how to erase it manually. Read more »

KraKra Games

KraKra Games

If you have downloaded the KraKra Games extension onto your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser, you should have noticed that advertisements have started flooding via your browser. The add-on is introduced to users when they play online games at krakragames.com, and it, allegedly, can give you “access to thousands of games you can play for free.” The suspicious extension is presented at krakragames.com/games/lander.php?, and Google Chrome users can also find it on the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/krakragames/jjnipfcfcddhgepeneeedbiophaehhkb). Although this official source exists, the extension can be spread using unreliable installers, bundled with other questionable pieces of software. Overall, regardless of how the adware (advertising-supported software) got in, you should consider deleting it. If you are inexperienced, or you have no idea why you should remove KraKra Games from your operating system, keep on reading, and you will get all of the answers. If we fail, and you want to ask more questions, do not hesitate to do so via the comments section below. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team will help you as soon as possible. Read more »

Searchall.network

Searchall.network

Searchall.network might not raise any suspicion until you take a closer look at it. What our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com noticed, while testing the application in question, is that it does not provide information about the publisher’s policy on privacy issues usually explained on Privacy Policy. In fact, we did not find the software’s End User License Agreement document either. It means there might be no knowing how the application may work when searching the Internet with it or what information it could gather. Because of this, we do not think it would be wise to use Searchall.network. Provided you feel the same, we recommend deleting the questionable tool with the instructions located at the end of this article. For users who would want not only to get rid of the suspicious search engine but also learn more about it, we advise reading the text first. Read more »

Godsomware v1.0 Ransomware

Godsomware v1.0 Ransomware

Godsomware v1.0 Ransomware is a malicious threat that blocks user’s screen and displays a ransom note asking to pay for the decryption of user’s files the malware claims to have encrypted. The good news is, even if the infection’s warning claims otherwise, your data may not be ruined. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report the malicious application does not encipher user’s files. It means the malware only pretends to be damaging user’s data to trick him into paying for its decryption. Luckily, we know how to unlock the screen without funding the cybercriminals who developed Godsomware v1.0 Ransomware, and if you want to know how to get rid of it too, you should check the steps available below this report. However, if you wish to find out more about the infection, we encourage you to read our full article too. Read more »

Music Browsing Extension

Music Browsing Extension

Music Browsing Extension is classified as a potentially unwanted application that works like the Chrome browser extension. The extension can be found at the Chrome Web Store, but it is very likely that users add it to their browsers accidentally.

In this entry, we will discuss the origins of this application, and what it can do. Also, we will point out the potential security risks associated with Music Browsing Extension, and what you can do to remove it from your computer. After all, this must be one of the reasons you have opened this page, right? Read more »