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Cyspt Ransomware

Cyspt Ransomware

Cyspt Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that was created with the intention to rip innocent users off. It encrypts personal files and then asks users to pay a ransom for the decryption key. Unfortunately, paying the ransom would not guarantee that this infection would restore your files. Rather than giving away your money, you should focus on deleting Cyspt Ransomware for good. You can do that by following the instructions you will find below this description. If you encounter any difficulty while trying to remove this infection manually, be sure to get yourself a licensed antispyware tool or address a professional technician. Read more »

Search.smacklek.com

Search.smacklek.com

You do not want to find Search.smacklek.com set as the homepage and/or the default search provider on your web browser. At the time of research, this browser hijacker was found to take over Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers. If a different kind of browser was corrupted, and you need help removing Search.smacklek.com, do not hesitate to leave a comment below, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team will try to assist you as soon as possible. While analyzing the hijacker, we could not find a specific extension or application to be linked to it, and so it appears that the hijacker stands on its own, which is not very common. That being said, it is unlikely to spread on its own, and it should be attached to more attractive extensions or applications. In that case, deleting these extensions and apps might be necessary in order to get rid of the hijacker itself. Of course, if that is not the case, we have created a guide that shows how to replace unwanted homepage and search provider pages. Read more »

XUY Ransomware

XUY Ransomware

XUY Ransomware encrypts files only in particular locations. Then it should show a message with instructions on what the victim should and should not do. In exchange for putting up with the demands of the hackers behind the malware promise, the user will be able to decrypt his data. We do not advise doing it, no mater what the note says or promises. That is because the threats on the ransom note appear to be empty as our researchers report the malicious application is incapable of doing what the note mentions. Plus, it looks like the given payment address is fake too. To learn more about XUY Ransomware, including how to erase it we advise reading the rest of our article. A bit below it you should find instructions showing how to remove the malware, which might be useful also if you decide to erase the threat. Read more »

Advisurf.com

Advisurf.com

Advisurf.com is most popular in Brazil, but it does not mean you cannot encounter it if you live elsewhere. In case you do come across this search engine you should know it is categorized as a browser hijacker, which means it could hijack your browser. Our researchers say the application may do so by replacing your homepage or new tab page. Moreover, it appears to be the search engine does not look for results on its own as it employs a modified version of search.yahoo.com. Consequently, the results could be modified as well. If you do not like this idea, we recommend using the original Yahoo search engine instead or any other reliable search tool of your choice. To remove Advisurf.com from the browser, you may need to reset it, and the instructions available below can help you with this task. Of course, for more details about the browser hijacker, you should read the rest of this article. Read more »

SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware

SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware

If you opened this web page, you probably have SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware on your computer, or you want to find out more about this malicious infection. It is really unfortunate if you have gotten infected with this ransomware application. Ransomware programs are there to swindle you out of your money by making you pay for a decryption key that they sometimes cannot even issue.

Therefore, if this ransomware infection entered your system, you need to remove SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware right now. Follow the instructions you find at the bottom of this description to get rid of this program for good. Read more »

Qinynore Ransomware

Qinynore Ransomware

No one wants to get infected with Qinynore Ransomware. And yet, some individuals, unfortunately, may find their systems infected with this dangerous program. What are we supposed to do then? The most important thing is to keep the panic at bay because panicking leads to rash and irrational decisions. We don’t want any of them when it comes to financial decisions. Next, it is necessary to remove Qinynore Ransomware from your system as soon as possible. It might be challenging, but you can easily terminate this infection with a powerful antispyware tool. By investing in a legitimate security application, you would also secure your system from similar infections in the future. Read more »

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 »