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BIOLOAD

Can you name an infection that impersonates a legitimate Microsoft .DLL file to carry out malicious actions? BIOLOAD is an infection that is capable of doing just that. This malware sneakily plants its own binary along with an authentic binary, and then it uses it to drop malware. More specifically, we are talking about Carabank, a dangerous banking Trojan that has, in the past, cleaned out money from online banking systems and even ATMs. Undoubtedly, the sneaky infection we are talking about in this report was, most likely, created to target banks and very specific systems. Could regular Windows users be affected? Perhaps, the attackers employing it could change tactics. Ultimately, when it comes to malware and cybercriminals, unpredictability is the only predictable thing, and so we would not reject the possibility that pretty much anyone could face the threat. Obviously, regardless of whether you are a banked or a stay-at-home mom, you need to remove BIOLOAD. Continue reading for removal tips. Read more »

Shitcoin Wallet

Shitcoin Wallet

If you want to be safe, Shitcoin Wallet is not the extension/program you should install. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that this PUP (potentially unwanted program) has the ability to inject malicious code and extract personal information from users visiting five cryptocurrency management platforms, which are binance.org, idex.market, myetherwallet.com, neotracker.io, and switcheo.exchange. If you visit any of these platforms while the PUP is active, your login credentials and crypto wallet information can be leaked without your permission, and, unfortunately, there is only one thing that can happen after that. Of course, the collected data could stay untouched, but it is possible that someone could use it to log into your wallets and tamper with the funds found within them. Do you want that? Of course, you do not, and that is why you should delete Shitcoin Wallet without further delay. If you want to waste no time, check out the last paragraph and the removal guide below. If you want to learn more, continue reading. Read more »

Somik1 Ransomware

Somik1 Ransomware

Somik1 Ransomware is a ransomware infection that hasn’t been fully developed yet. However, it can still encrypt the target files, and so, it is a really dangerous security threat. Ransomware programs can be detrimental to small businesses that cannot afford to maintain file back-up storage. Therefore, you have to learn more about ransomware so that you could avoid Somik1 Ransomware and other similar intruders. It is true that it is not that hard to remove most of the ransomware programs from the infected computers, but dealing with the long-term infection consequences can be quite frustrating. Read more »

Dever Ransomware

Dever Ransomware

If you have valuable data on your computer, Dever Ransomware is a malicious application that you would like to avoid at all costs. The malware encrypts files to make them unusable, and then shows a ransom note that claims the enciphered files can only be restored if a victim pays for decryption tools. To see if your files were encrypted, you should check if they have the .id{random characters}.[lizethroyal@aol.com] extension, for example, picture.jpg.id[9AC7094B-3047].[lizethroyal@aol.com]. If you see such extension on your files and a notification mentioning the same email address is on your screen, your computer is most likely infected with Dever Ransomware. For more information on this infection, we invite you to read our full report and check the deletion instructions placed at the end of the text. Read more »

Chch Ransomware

Chch Ransomware

If you got infected with Chch Ransomware, don’t panic. This ransomware program might have encrypted your files, but that is no reason to spend your savings on the decryption tool that might not even work. Please remove Chch Ransomware following the guidelines below this description, and then consider other file recovery options. It is also possible that some of your files will remain encrypted, and you will have to give them up, but don’t let that discourage you. Take it as a good opportunity to improve your overall cybersecurity so that you could avoid similar infections in the future. Read more »

InnfiRAT

Have you been informed about the existence of InnfiRAT? If you have, you need to remove this malware immediately, and then you need to replace all the passwords you have ever used. That is important because this RAT (remote access Trojan) was created to steal passwords and record other private information that could assist cybercriminals in performing identify theft online. Hopefully, you still have time to ensure that your operating system is guarded against this Trojan. If you know for sure that you need to delete InnfiRAT from your operating system already, there is no time to waste. Quickly read this report to learn how to eliminate the infection. This report also includes tips on Windows security and malware attack prevention. If you have any questions you want to be addressed by our research team, add them to the comments section below. Read more »

MedusaLocker Ransomware

MedusaLocker Ransomware

Keep one thing in mind: Your Windows operating system is vulnerable. MedusaLocker Ransomware is one of the many threats that could try to invade it if you are not cautious. This threat is controlled by cybercriminals who care about nothing else but money, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Unfortunately, it is fairly easy for them to reach their goals using an efficient file encryptor. All they have to do is corrupt your personal files and make a few demands. If you value your files, it is likely that the attackers could convince you to do some risky things. Hopefully, you have done nothing yet. Continue reading this report, and you will understand how dangerous it could be for you to follow the instructions of cybercriminals. Remember that, in any case, you will need to delete MedusaLocker Ransomware from your Windows operating system. We hope that the removal process will be a little easier for you because of the information gathered by our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team. Read more »

Find My Nascar Lineup

Find My Nascar Lineup

Find My Nascar Lineup is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and that is what Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers decided after thoroughly inspecting this strange application/extension. Internet Explorer users are forced to download it as an application, and that means that they have to uninstall it at the end. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users install it as an extension, and it is enough to delete the unwanted add-on to get rid of it. Since you are reading this report, it is possible that you need to further explanation as to why you should remove Find My Nascar Lineup from your operating system or browsers. However, if you have no idea why the seemingly-harmless app/extension is classified as a PUP or why you should even consider eliminating it, this is an article for you. Continue reading, and, as always, do not be shy to post any questions in the comments section below. Read more »

IconDown

IconDown falls under the classification of Trojans. Such malicious applications can enter a system without any permission and without being detected. Cybersecurity specialists suspect that this threat was created by a group of hackers known as BlackTech. Since these cybercriminals seem to be concentrated on cyber-espionage in Asia, it is likely that their newest threat might be used to attack systems of various institutions to obtain highly valuable information. If you want to learn more about it, we encourage you to read our full blog post. Also, users who are interested in learning how to erase IconDown manually should check the instructions we provide below this article. If you have any questions about the Trojan or its removal, feel free to leave us a message in the comments area. Read more »

WatchBog Exploits Linux Servers

WatchBog is a malicious Trojan that attacks Linux servers. Therefore, it doesn’t seem to bother most of the regular computer users who are bound to be using either Windows or Mac OS machines. Nevertheless, we would like to tell you more about WatchBog, and what it is capable of. This entry will not deal with the Trojan removal because of the way it works. Please use this description to learn more about types of malware and what they do to various computer systems. Also, we always recommend exercising caution when you encounter unfamiliar content online. It is good to remember that malware infection could be just one click away. Read more »