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Free Streaming Radio

Free Streaming Radio

Free Streaming Radio is a potentially unwanted program or a PUP. At the moment of writing, it works on Google Chrome browsers only, so if you are using a different browser, you are unlikely to come across it. Also, our researchers say that the extension could be targeted at users who like to listen to the radio. Apparently, the plugin’s toolbar provides links to websites that let you stream radio programs. To learn more about this PUP, we invite you to read our full article. Plus, we can offer our deletion instructions that show how to erase Free Streaming Radio manually. If you think our provided steps are too challenging or want to check your system for potential threats, we recommend scanning it with a legitimate antimalware tool that could take care of the PUP and help you keep your computer clean. Read more »

MonCrypt Ransomware

MonCrypt Ransomware

Can you recover the files that were corrupted by MonCrypt Ransomware? It does not look like that is possible because the infection uses a unique encryptor that has not been deciphered yet. It is likely that no one will be able to decipher it as most ransomware infections remain undecryptable. At the time of research, free decryptors did not exist, and the tool offered by the attackers behind the infection could not be trusted. If you do not understand why that is so, we suggest that you read this report carefully. Of course, if you have paid the ransom, it is likely that you already know that cybercriminals cannot be trusted. Hopefully, you have not wasted your money yet, and you also can replace the corrupted files with securely stored backups. Before you do that, you must delete MonCrypt Ransomware, and while this infection is not incredibly complex, removing it requires skill and knowledge. Continue reading to learn all about the infection, and do not forget to use the comments section if you want to ask questions. Read more »

BlueCheeser Ransomware

BlueCheeser Ransomware

Do you keep important files on the Desktop? If you do, BlueCheeser Ransomware might make a huge mess. It is a file-encrypting infection, but unlike most threats of this kind, it only targets files that are found on the Desktop. Unfortunately, this is the location where most of us drop the most recent files or the files that are in use most frequently. Perhaps you have folders containing photos from your recent trips, or maybe you have documents that are important for your work or school projects. Whatever kinds of personal files you might have, they are bound to be encrypted if the infection manages to slither in and is not deleted in time. Needless to say, if you have yet to face this malicious infection – or any other kind of file-encryptor – you need to take appropriate security measures to ensure that your files and operating system are protected. If you already need to remove BlueCheeser Ransomware from your system, we are here to help, but it is unlikely that we can help you with the decryption of your files. Read more »

Reha Ransomware

Reha Ransomware

No one wants to get infected with the likes of Reha Ransomware. It is a dangerous computer infection that might leave you looking at tons of encrypted files without any hope of retrieving them. While it is not that complicated to remove Reha Ransomware from your computer, you have to do everything in your power to recover the files that were affected by this infection.

Scroll down to the bottom of this entry for the manual ransomware removal instructions. It would also be a good idea to acquire an antispyware tool that would help you protect your system from similar intruders in the future. Read more »

gamenaps.com

gamenaps.com

Do not accept the notifications from gamenaps.com because that will allow the website to flood you with ads. Even if you do not enable notifications, ads are shown, but if you enable them, you might be giving it the permission to track you and expose you to more personalized content. Anti-malware tools recognize such behavior as adware assistance, which is why the enabled notifications are identified as adware helpers. Of course, not all notifications are unreliable, and some of the most popular websites offer this feature as well. That being said, this does not mean that you should enable notifications whenever you are offered this option. In fact, you should automatically disable them, unless you want to spend your time learning about what the enablement would entail. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends deleting gamenaps.com notifications for several reasons, and if you want to learn more about the removal process, you should continue reading. Read more »

2048 Ransomware

2048 Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. If you got infected with this program, you should consider that you might not be able to restore your data. All programs from this category are extremely vicious, and they keep hold of your files unless you pay the ransom. Please note that paying the ransom fee might not solve your problems. The criminals behind this infection might as well just take your money and scram. Hence, you need to focus on removing 2048 Ransomware from your system, and then look for ways to protect your PC from similar intruders. It doesn’t look like this ransomware virus is going to get contained any time soon. Read more »

ROGER Ransomware

ROGER Ransomware

Once ROGER Ransomware finds a vulnerable Windows operating system and slithers in – which it usually does with the help of spam emails or unprotected RDP backdoors – it immediately encrypts files. When files are encrypted, the data is scrambled to ensure that no one can read it without the private key. Normally, this method acts as a file lock, but cybercriminals use it to lock out the owners of the files. This is done to force them to act a certain way, and if you continue reading this report, we will explain what the whole deal is. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have thoroughly inspected the malicious threat, and it is now clear that it belongs to the Crysis/Dharma Ransomware family, just like Devil Ransomware, Dever Ransomware, and hundreds of other threats whose removal we discussed in previous reports. In this report, of course, we show how to delete ROGER Ransomware. If you come up with any questions for our research team after you are done reading, add them to the comments area. Read more »

Horsedeal Ransomware

Horsedeal Ransomware

If you come across Horsedeal Ransomware, your Desktop image might be replaced with a picture of horses at sunset. The bad news is that the malicious application should also encrypt your files. As a result, you could lose your photos, documents, and other files forever if you have no backups on removable media devices or cloud storage. A special decryption tool and a unique decryption key are the only things that can decrypt the malware’s locked files. Unfortunately, the threat's creators, who may have them, will most likely want to be paid for providing such tools, and there are no guarantees that they will. In other words, if you try to purchase their decryption tools, you might get scammed. Therefore, we advise against paying the ransom if you decide you cannot risk losing your money. To learn how to erase Horsedeal Ransomware and other things about it, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

Easy Gaming App

Easy Gaming App

Easy Gaming App might look like a useful tool if you like computer games and are constantly looking for new ones to play. Since the application works only on Google Chrome, it seems to be aimed at users of this particular browser. If you are interested in it, you should know that this extension is thought to be a potentially unwanted program. Thus, it might not be the best choice for you if you want to keep away from such software. If you want to find out more details about it, we encourage you to have a look at the rest of this article. Should you decide that you do not want to use it, we can offer you our deletion instructions available below the text that show how to remove Easy Gaming App from Google Chrome’s extension menu. Read more »

C0hen Locker Ransomware

C0hen Locker Ransomware

C0hen Locker Ransomware locks not your computer, but some of the files located on it. To be more precise, the malicious application encrypts files, and, as a result, they become unreadable as victims cannot open them. There is a way to restore such data, but it requires having a decryptor and a unique decryption key. Sadly, only the malware’s developers may have these means that could restore files, and they demand a ransom in exchange for them. The worst part is that even if you pay what they ask, you might still end up being scammed. Therefore, we do not recommend putting up with the hackers’ demands. Also, we advise deleting C0hen Locker Ransomware as quickly as you can because if it stays, it might relaunch after you restart your computer and encrypt files that you may yet create or obtain. To learn how to eliminate C0hen Locker Ransomware as well as other things about it, we invite you to read our full report. Read more »