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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 »

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware is a malicious threat that encrypts files on the victim’s computer and then shows a note demanding to pay a ransom. Usually, we do not recommend paying the ransom because there is always a chance the user could be tricked, and the money he spends might go to waste, but in this case, it may not be necessary. Apparently, the malware has an integrated decryption tool, which deciphers all user’s data after entering this passcode: 666HackerThn. Of course, we cannot be sure the decryption password will not be changed, but if you come across this infection and you have no other options to get your data back, it is worth a try. Needless to say, later on, we would recommend removing 5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware from the computer as leaving it could be still dangerous. If you need help with its deletion, you should take a look at the instructions we will place below the article. Read more »

Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Ransomware

Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Ransomware is a nasty computer threat whose entrance will not be fun at all. It is one of those harmful malicious applications that enter computers to obtain money from users, so if you ever encounter it, you could no longer access a bunch of files on your computer. The ransomware infection locks files with .3gp, .1cd, .dat, .dbx, .class, .docx, .doc, .drw, .dxg, .djvu, .groups, .jar, .java, .json, and other popular extensions, but, luckily, it skips all system files. In other words, your computer will continue working normally even though you could no longer open a bunch of your files. You will be offered to acquire a unique key that can unlock encrypted personal files, but you should definitely not send money to cyber criminals. We do not say so without reason. Sending money to crooks is not a smart move no matter what kind of computer threat you encounter because it is unclear whether you will really solve your problems by making a payment. Speaking about this particular situation, the Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Ransomware encounter, we are sure this infection will not be deleted from your system even if you transfer a ransom. On top of that, you cannot be 100% sure that you could really unlock your files. Read more »

bkp@cock.li Ransomware

bkp@cock.li Ransomware

Have you found a window with a padlock image claiming that “All your files have been encrypted!” opened on your Desktop? If so, bkp@cock.li Ransomware must have infiltrated your computer and already done the damage. bkp@cock.li Ransomware is nothing else than a harmful malicious application that seeks to obtain money from users. It locks personal files on affected computers for the same reason as well. The exact amount of money cyber criminals behind this infection wants is not indicated in the message the opened window contains, but it still tells users that they will have to pay money if they have encountered bkp@cock.li Ransomware: “You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins.” Of course, it does not mean that you could not delete this threat from your system if you do not transfer a ransom. Actually, we do not even recommend sending money to malicious software developers because they will definitely take your money, but there are no guarantees that the working decryption tool will be sent to you. The ransomware infection will not be erased from your computer, no matter you pay money or not. Read more »