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GTF Ransomware

GTF Ransomware

GTF Ransomware is named like that because this infection adds “.id-*.[grandtheftfiles@aol.com].GTF” as an additional extension to all of the files it encrypts. The extension also includes a unique code (in the place of *) and an email address, which you are introduced to via a ransom note as well. Unfortunately, you are most likely to find this monstrous extension attached to your most valued personal files, including photos, videos, and documents. The infection is supposed to encrypt all personal files throughout your operating system, and if you have a lot of files, you might face extensive damage. Of course, if you care about your personal files, you might already have backup copies stored someplace safe outside the infected computer. If that is the case, you can replace the corrupted files, but only after you remove GTF Ransomware from your operating system. If you are not sure if you can delete this malicious infection, please continue reading, and you will learn a trick or two. Read more »

Sarut Ransomware

Sarut Ransomware

You might be unable to pinpoint the moment that the devious Sarut Ransomware slithered into your operating system, but if that is what has happened, you must have discovered that your personal files were encrypted. That means that the data was ciphered, and now you cannot read the files. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have found a way to encrypt your own documents, photos, and other kinds of personal files, and they are doing that to extort money. The goal is to make you pay a ransom in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, could restore all files. Isn’t that convenient? The attackers encrypt files and then offer a decryption tool in return for some money. Unfortunately, offers and promises made by cybercriminals cannot be trusted. If you succumb to their demands, you will waste $490 (or $980), and your files will remain encrypted. What if you delete Sarut Ransomware? Will your files be restored then? Unfortunately, that is not how file-encryptors work. That being said, the removal of this infection is crucial. Read more »

CovidLock Ransomware

CovidLock Ransomware is a malicious application that is targeted at Android users who are looking for information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The malware’s victims are offered to install an application called Coronavirus Tracker that is supposed to show how COVID-19 spreads. However, instead of receiving locations of those who have the disease, your Android device gets locked after you give the malicious application specific permissions. Unfortunately, if your phone gets locked, you should be unable to do anything besides read the malware’s message or insert a code into its provided box. If you want to know more about how it works and how to avoid this malicious application, we encourage you to read the rest of our article. Also, we can offer our deletion instructions placed below that show how to unlock your device and remove CovidLock Ransomware. Read more »

Search Anything

Search Anything

In this article we talk about a browser extension called Search Anything. Due to its working manner, the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It is vital to understand that such classification does not mean that the add-on is dangerous. What it means is that it could have undesirable qualities that might make some users want to erase it. Thus, what we recommend is learning more about this extension so you could decide for yourself if you should keep it or not. By reading our report you can find out how it might be spread, how it could work, and how it could be erased. In fact, if you decide to remove Search Anything, you could also check our deletions steps available below that show how to get rid of this potentially unwanted program manually. Read more »

HistorySee

HistorySee

At the first glance, HistorySee might look like a decent educational tool, but in reality, it is a potentially unwanted application. It means that this extension might enter your browser accidentally. If that is really the case, you can scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. However, you should also consider the possibility that there are more unwanted programs on your computer than just HistorySee. To make sure that your system is absolutely safe, it would be a good idea to run a full computer scan with a licensed security tool of your choice. Read more »

Eco Search

Eco Search

Eco Search could make changes to your browser, such as replace its homepage if you let it settle in. Also, our researchers say that it might encourage users to search the Internet via a specific search tool that may redirect to a modified Bing search engine. This could result in seeing injected third-party content among your search results. Such behavior is partly why the extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program, a tool that might have undesirable qualities. If you want to get to know it better, you should have a look at the rest of our article. On the other hand, if you came here to learn how to eliminate Eco Search, we advise checking the instructions placed below the text or getting a reliable antimalware tool. Read more »

My Video Converter

My Video Converter

If you want to convert video files, you need to find a reliable and legitimate tool or online service. You should not trust My Video Converter to help you out. While this free Google Chrome extension can definitely seem useful, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found it to be quite problematic. At this point, the recommendation is to remove it from the browser, and if you do not understand why that might be necessary, we welcome you to read our full report. You will learn why this add-on is identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), how it spreads, what it does in the background, and also how to get rid of it. If you are one of those users who have already decided to delete My Video Converter, you will be glad to find a comprehensive guide. If you are going to follow the instructions below without reading further, let us advise you to scan your system using a trusted malware scanner as well. The last thing you want is to allow any hidden threats to remain active. Read more »

Anwapfile.club

Anwapfile.club

Pop-ups introduced to you via Anwapfile.club cannot be ignored. Interacting with them is NOT something you should do, but you also cannot ignore the fact that you have been exposed to them. That means that you must have visited unreliable websites or that adware exists on your operating system. If that is the case – although it is unlikely to be – a trusted malware scanner will inform you about it immediately. It might detect adware, adware helpers, PUPs, and other kinds of threats, and they all deserve removal. In this report, however, we want to focus on deleting Anwapfile.club-related notifications. If they are enabled on your browser, a legitimate malware scanner might identify them as adware helpers. While you can get rid of them automatically, you also can take a few simple steps to disable them yourself. If you continue reading this report, you will learn all about the suspicious notifications and why you need to disable them to protect yourself. Read more »

Your Search Tool

Your Search Tool

Your Search Tool is a browser extension offered to Google Chrome users. The application’s description might say that it is a useful search tool and mention that it can provide access to Yahoo searches. If you like Yahoo search engine, you may want to use its original version instead of using one provided by this program. That is because the tool is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It does not mean that it is harmful, but it may mean that it could have unwanted qualities. If you are interested in learning more about the extension, we advise you to read our full article. Of course, if you already have it on your browser and find it annoying you might want to slide below the text and use our removal instructions that show how to erase Your Search Tool manually. Read more »

Email Search Tools

Email Search Tools

Email Search Tools was classified as a potentially unwanted program because of its behavior. Apparently, the application might alter browser preferences and encourage users to search the Internet via a modified search tool. Further, in this article, we talk about the application’s working manner in more detail as well as discuss how it might be spread and explain how to erase it. Therefore, if you want to find out these things about the extension, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Another thing that we can offer is the deletion guide available below the text. It explains how to erase Email Search Tools from Google Chrome, which is the only browser that the application appears to be compatible with. At the end of this page, you can also find our comments section, where you are welcome to leave a message if you have any questions about the discussed program. Read more »