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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 »

PUP.Speedy SystemCare

PUP.Speedy SystemCare

If you are hoping to increase the speed and efficiency of your operating system using Speedy SystemCare, we have bad news for you: This potentially unwanted program cannot help you that well. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection could remove temporary files, as well as registries that are not important to the system. Would that increase the speed? It is highly unlikely that it would. The PUP is only advertised as an amazing tool so that its creator could push more users into paying for its services. Although anyone can install the application for free, its alleged services cost €23.95. That is not a lot, but it is 23.95 too much for what is offered. Whether or not you have invested in the tool already, we strongly recommend deleting Speedy SystemCare from your operating system, and if you do not understand why that is so, you should continue reading the report. If you are ready to eliminate the PUP from your operating system, move to the last paragraph of the report and choose your preferred method. Read more »

Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware

Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware

Windows users are alerted about Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware. At the time of research conducted by our expert Anti-Spyware-101.com analysts, the malicious infection was not spreading actively. That was, most likely, due to the fact that the infection did not work as intended. Since there is absolutely no way we could predict the emergence of new infections or the upgrade of ineffective ones, we cannot say that this ransomware is a non-threat. We have to think of all possibilities, and one of them is that the threat will be fixed up and unleashed to invade unguarded Windows operating systems. When this threat invades, it is meant to encrypt files and attach the “.locked” extension to their names. Unfortunately, once files are encrypted, it is not possible to decrypt them. The only chance the victims of file-encrypting malware have to restore their files is if they are backed up. Backup copies should be stored on virtual clouds or external storage drives to ensure that they are not affected by malware. Whether or not you need to delete Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware from your operating system already, this removal guide shows how to do it, as well as how to prevent ransomware from harming files in the future. Read more »

LearnTheLyrics Toolbar

LearnTheLyrics Toolbar

LearnTheLyrics Toolbar is an application that was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, the same company that created EverydayMemo Toolbar, MyWayNotes Toolbar, WeatherBlink Toolbar, and hundreds of other applications that work in the same way. These toolbars always promote links to third-party sites, they always use the same search engine to provide users with a search service, and they always record and share data with third parties. All of these things contribute to our recommendation to delete LearnTheLyrics Toolbar and other toolbars alike. Why? The toolbars cannot be considered useful just because they offer links to useful sites. The search tool cannot be trusted just because it allegedly is “enhanced by Google.” Finally, the fact that undisclosed parties can obtain data about your virtual activity is disconcerting. We expand on all of this in the report, and if you are interested in learning more, keep on reading. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the PUP (potentially unwanted program) thoroughly, and if you have any questions about it, you can use the comments section to start a discussion. Read more »

castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware

castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware

castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware seems to be a dangerous threat that might cause a lot of trouble. According to our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com, the malware can encrypt various data found on the computer as well as disable Windows recovery features, delete shadow copies, and so on. After completing the mentioned tasks, the infection should show a ransom note saying users should contact the malicious application’s developers via email; if they want their data decrypted. We have no doubt the message from the cybercriminals would ask to pay a ransom as the note also mentions payment in Bitcoins. Keep it in mind, paying it could be hazardous as you do not know if the hackers will hold on to their word. If they decide not to, you would be unable to get your money back. Therefore, we recommend not to risk your savings and erase castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware with the instructions located below or a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Flyrlk.com

Flyrlk.com is an adware server that, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, is most likely to be used for the promotion of unreliable installers. These installers could present browser extensions, applications, and malware, and so all users who face these installers need to be extremely cautious. Unfortunately, not all users understand that it is dangerous to interact with random installers that are introduced to them. Hopefully, you are smarter than that. However, if you have accidentally installed unfamiliar software, please make sure you scan your operating system immediately to check if you do not need to delete malicious infections. Another reason to employ the scanner is to check if adware exists. Advertising-supported software could be responsible for introducing you to ads and redirecting to unreliable or malicious pages. If you do not need to remove Flyrlk.com-related adware, maybe you need to change settings in your browsers? Continue reading this report, and you will learn what you need to do to ensure that misleading and annoying ads stop showing up on your screen. Read more »

GandCrab 5 Ransomware

GandCrab 5 Ransomware

GandCrab 5 Ransomware does not damage the system, but it can ruin all your photos, pictures, videos, and other similar files you might keep on the computer. The threat does so by encrypting each file with a secure encryption algorithm. Sadly, the only way to reverse the process is to use a specific decryption tool and a unique decryption key generated by the malware. The only problem is these means are available only to the malicious program’s creators, and they want a huge payment in exchange. Naturally, we do not recommend risking your saving to restore your files even if they are valuable to you. If you would like to know more about the malware before you choose whether it should be erased or not, you should read our full article. However, if you already know you have no intention to pay the ransom and wish to eliminate GandCrab 5 Ransomware as fast as possible you could slide below the text and use the given instructions. Read more »