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Search.hcrimereport.co

Search.hcrimereport.co

If you face Search.hcrimereport.co when you open your web browser or the New Tab page, it is likely that an extension called “Crime Report” has been installed as well. This browser hijacker is unlikely to spread on its own, and it should always come bundled with an extension or an application. This depends on the web browser you use because you install extensions on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but you actually install applications if you operate via Internet Explorer. The search tool was created by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd SEZC, which, according to the Privacy Policy, is an affiliate of Polarity Technologies Ltd. We can link a bunch of hijackers and potentially unwanted programs (for example, QuickMapsAndDirections) to these companies, and they certainly do not have a good reputation because of it. We recommend removing Search.hcrimereport.co and Crime Report because they are unreliable, and if you want more information about this, you should continue reading. If you want to ask us questions before you delete the hijacker, use the comments section below the article. Read more »

L0rdix

If you encounter L0rdix, you can forget about privacy since the malicious application can gather various information and even take screenshots of what you are doing with your computer. Sadly, there is more as the Trojan is capable of other things that we will discuss further in this article. What we ought to stress right away is that the malware might be sold on the dark web. Meaning hackers who purchase it might be able to personalize the threat and distribute it in ways they prefer. As a result, erasing L0rdix manually could be tricky, and we cannot know for sure how users could encounter it. Nonetheless, we provide manual deletion steps that should work for those who infect their computers with the same version of the Trojan that we researched. Also, in the article, we discuss the possible distribution channels and other relevant details about the malicious program, so if you wish to know more, we encourage you to continue reading. Read more »

Dharma Ransomware (.bkpx extension)

Dharma Ransomware (.bkpx extension)

If your Windows operating system is not protected appropriately, Dharma Ransomware (.bkpx extension) is one of the many malicious infections that could try to invade it. This particular threat comes from the Dharma/Crysis Ransomware family, and it has quite a few clones behind it. Some of them include Bestdecoding@cock.li Ransomware and Backdata@qq.com Ransomware. Although these threats might have unique names, they are almost identical, and only a few details change within the ransom notes that are represented along with them. Without a doubt, we do not wish any of these threats upon Windows users, and that is because all of them can encrypt personal files. Once files are encrypted, they cannot be read and, most likely, salvaged. Of course, the attackers behind the infection are meant to convince you that there is a way to restore files, but you must not trust them. Instead, you need to figure out how to remove Dharma Ransomware (.bkpx extension) from your operating system. Needless to say, the sooner you delete this infection, the better. Read more »

QuickMapsAndDirections

QuickMapsAndDirections

If you downloaded QuickMapsAndDirections onto your web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox), you must have been convinced that this extension is beneficial and reliable. If that were the case, our research team would not classify it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you are curious as to why Anti-Spyware-101.com experts have come to this conclusion, you will need to continue reading this report. Ultimately, it is strongly recommended that you evaluate this program cautiously because it requires this. If you decide that it is best to delete QuickMapsAndDirections from your operating system and browsers, a full removal guide is posted below, and if you want to ask us questions before you can make a final decision, do not hesitate to use the comments section. Read more »

Gillette Ransomware

Gillette Ransomware

If you cannot open your files, and you can see the “.GILLETTE” extension appended to them, there is no doubt that Gillette Ransomware is the culprit. This is a tremendously dangerous infection that can encrypt your files with the help of a complex algorithm. This algorithm is so strong that cracking it manually is not possible. While, in some cases, free decryptors are discovered and made public, this is not the case with this malicious threat. That means that once files are encrypted, you are in the mercy of the attackers. That is exactly what they want because if you believe that they are your only saving grace, you might start believing that you have to pay money to get your files back. Even though that is what the attackers want from you, we strongly recommend thinking long and hard about this “option.” Most likely, if you pay the ransom, you will not get whatever it is that the attackers are promising, and you will be left empty handed. Unfortunately, if the infection attacked, it is most likely that you can do nothing more than to delete Gillette Ransomware. We discuss your removal options in this report. Read more »

TreasureHunter

TreasureHunter is a rather old Trojan, but it seems to be active to this day. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, the malicious application was created around 2013 on a Windows XP computer. Apparently, the threat has not been updated ever since, and it still works only on devices running Windows XP. Thus, if your device uses any other operating system, you may have nothing to worry about. As for those who have encountered this infection we advise reading our full article. In it, we will talk about what the Trojan can do if it enters the system and how to eliminate TreasureHunter as soon as possible. In fact, to make the task easier for those who may want to get rid of the malicious application manually, we prepared step by step deletion instructions available just a bit below this article. Read more »

Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware

Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware

Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware is the infection that is responsible for making your files unreadable and for changing their names. While the actual names of the corrupted files are not changed, the infection adds a unique prefix and an extension. Due to this, a file named “document.doc” might look something like this: “email-biger@x-mail.pro.ver-CL 1.5.1.0.id-[numbers].fname-document.doc.doubleoffset.” Without a doubt, that is the kind of a filename that you are bound to notice. Although this prefix and extension combination might seem completely random, in fact, it includes a unique email address that belongs to cyber attackers. Also, it includes a unique ID that is presented to every victim. While you can remove the prefix/extension, you do not need to do that because that will not restore your files. In fact, we cannot provide you with a tool or a key that would decrypt your files. Even though the attackers behind the threat might promise you a decryptor, they are likely to be scamming you. We discuss that, as well as how to delete Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware, in this report. Read more »

CrazyCrypt Ransomware

CrazyCrypt Ransomware

CrazyCrypt Ransomware can cause a lot of problems as the malicious application is capable not only of encrypting user’s files but also of disabling various features and modifying Registry entries. After encrypting targeted data (e.g., pictures, photos, documents, and so on), the threat should show a warning asking to contact the malware’s developers. The message should also mention the user can decrypt his data only after paying a ransom. To those who do not want to comply with the demands, the cybercriminals threaten to delete their unique decryption keys and erase some of the encrypted files permanently. Needless to say that without decryption tools the affected data is useless in any case, so if you are not planlning on paying the ransom, you should not worry about it getting erased. Our specialists say making the payment could end up badly as the hackers cannot be trusted. Thus, we advise not to risk your money and remove CrazyCrypt Ransomware with the instructions available below the article or a reliable security tool. Read more »

Byoml.com

Byoml.com

Byoml.com is a browser extension that is considered to be a potentially unwanted program or a PUP. Currently, it is compatible with Google Chrome alone, so we do not think those using other browsers could encounter it. If it appeared on your browser and you want to learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. In the text, we will discuss the extension’s working manner, its possible distribution channels, and the ways it can be erased from the computer. Additionally, you will find step by step removal instructions explaining how to delete Byoml.com from Google Chrome at the end of this article. Thus, if you need any help while eliminating this PUP manually, do not hesitate to follow the provided steps. Also, should you have any questions about the removal process or the application itself, you could leave us a message in the comments section. Read more »

JCry Ransomware

JCry Ransomware

Malware seems to wait for us behind every virtual corner, and JCry Ransomware proves that. The malicious code of this dangerous infection was recently found in a plugin used by hundreds of websites in Israel. Although the code had a serious bug that prevented the infection from executing successfully onto the systems via which the affected sites were accessed, this is not likely to be the end of this malware. The creators of this malicious infection could be creating a new plan to attack you as you read this. Hopefully, you still have time to secure your operating system and prevent this ransomware from slithering in. If you do not know how to take care of that, keep reading this report because we include useful tips. We also include a removal guide that shows how to delete JCry Ransomware in case this threat eventually starts invading Windows operating systems. Please note that the comments section is open, and you should not hesitate to add questions you might have about the threat. Read more »