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Shipment Trackers

Shipment Trackers

Did you download Shipment Trackers onto your Google Chrome browser purposefully? If you did, you must have expected beneficial services. If you have no idea where this extension has come from, perhaps you recently downloaded something else, and the potentially unwanted program (PUP) came bundled with it? Of course, the extension works the same regardless of how you download it, but if you have let it in along with other unfamiliar pieces of software, it is crucial that you examine your operating system. We recommend doing that with the help of a trusted and a legitimate malware scanner. At the end of the day, even if you downloaded the PUP from shipmentrackers.com and the Chrome web store (the installer can be found at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/shipment-trackers/capblhlnijkiglhdacnlboimeikjnnig/), it is very odd. Do you know why you should delete Shipment Trackers? Continue reading, and you will find out. Read more »

Math Ransomware

Math Ransomware

It seems that Math Ransomware is a file-encrypting threat that is targeted at users who speak Italian. As you see, the malware shows a message that is written almost entirely in Italian. It should appear as soon as the malicious application encrypts files and marks them with the .math extension. If you want to know more about how this threat works as well as where it might come from and how it could be erased, we encourage you to read our full article. For users who not only want to read about the malware but also learn how to remove Math Ransomware manually, we can offer our deletion instructions that are available at the end of this article. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by leaving us a message in the comments section. Read more »

Taargo Ransomware

Taargo Ransomware

Taargo Ransomware is a new version of the infamous GlobeImposter Ransomware. In the past, we have reviewed quite a few other versions of this malware, including Ox4444 Ransomware, QP Ransomware, and Pig4444 Ransomware. All of these threats have unique elements, but in general, they are pretty much identical, and they cause the same kind of harm once they invade an operating system. Windows systems are the ones targeted by this malware, and according to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the attackers are using the same attack methods over and over again. In most cases, we see spam emails and bundled downloaders used for the distribution of .exe files that are responsible for the execution of ransomware. Avoiding spam emails and bundled downloads is easy enough, but Windows users keep on taking risks. If you need to delete Taargo Ransomware from your operating system, there is a good chance that you have take some unnecessary risks as well. Read more »

SearchZilla

SearchZilla

SearchZilla might be presented as a beneficial tool but it is just a potentially unwanted program. What does that mean? That means that this extension does not actually work in the most beneficial manner. According to our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, it cannot even be trusted with the most basic function, which is a web search. Although the PUP (potentially unwanted program) is introduced as a beneficial search tool, all it can do is show modified search results. Do not have the illusion that these results are somehow better. They are modified to show sponsored links and advertisements, for which the PUP’s developer is likely to earn money. Without a doubt, our recommendation is that you delete SearchZilla from your Google Chrome web browser, but if you have doubts about the removal, continue reading. We explain how the extension works and what kinds of issues you might face if you install and use it. Read more »

GTF Ransomware

GTF Ransomware

GTF Ransomware is named like that because this infection adds “.id-*.[grandtheftfiles@aol.com].GTF” as an additional extension to all of the files it encrypts. The extension also includes a unique code (in the place of *) and an email address, which you are introduced to via a ransom note as well. Unfortunately, you are most likely to find this monstrous extension attached to your most valued personal files, including photos, videos, and documents. The infection is supposed to encrypt all personal files throughout your operating system, and if you have a lot of files, you might face extensive damage. Of course, if you care about your personal files, you might already have backup copies stored someplace safe outside the infected computer. If that is the case, you can replace the corrupted files, but only after you remove GTF Ransomware from your operating system. If you are not sure if you can delete this malicious infection, please continue reading, and you will learn a trick or two. Read more »

Sarut Ransomware

Sarut Ransomware

You might be unable to pinpoint the moment that the devious Sarut Ransomware slithered into your operating system, but if that is what has happened, you must have discovered that your personal files were encrypted. That means that the data was ciphered, and now you cannot read the files. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have found a way to encrypt your own documents, photos, and other kinds of personal files, and they are doing that to extort money. The goal is to make you pay a ransom in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, could restore all files. Isn’t that convenient? The attackers encrypt files and then offer a decryption tool in return for some money. Unfortunately, offers and promises made by cybercriminals cannot be trusted. If you succumb to their demands, you will waste $490 (or $980), and your files will remain encrypted. What if you delete Sarut Ransomware? Will your files be restored then? Unfortunately, that is not how file-encryptors work. That being said, the removal of this infection is crucial. Read more »

CovidLock Ransomware

CovidLock Ransomware is a malicious application that is targeted at Android users who are looking for information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The malware’s victims are offered to install an application called Coronavirus Tracker that is supposed to show how COVID-19 spreads. However, instead of receiving locations of those who have the disease, your Android device gets locked after you give the malicious application specific permissions. Unfortunately, if your phone gets locked, you should be unable to do anything besides read the malware’s message or insert a code into its provided box. If you want to know more about how it works and how to avoid this malicious application, we encourage you to read the rest of our article. Also, we can offer our deletion instructions placed below that show how to unlock your device and remove CovidLock Ransomware. Read more »

Search Anything

Search Anything

In this article we talk about a browser extension called Search Anything. Due to its working manner, the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It is vital to understand that such classification does not mean that the add-on is dangerous. What it means is that it could have undesirable qualities that might make some users want to erase it. Thus, what we recommend is learning more about this extension so you could decide for yourself if you should keep it or not. By reading our report you can find out how it might be spread, how it could work, and how it could be erased. In fact, if you decide to remove Search Anything, you could also check our deletions steps available below that show how to get rid of this potentially unwanted program manually. Read more »

HistorySee

HistorySee

At the first glance, HistorySee might look like a decent educational tool, but in reality, it is a potentially unwanted application. It means that this extension might enter your browser accidentally. If that is really the case, you can scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. However, you should also consider the possibility that there are more unwanted programs on your computer than just HistorySee. To make sure that your system is absolutely safe, it would be a good idea to run a full computer scan with a licensed security tool of your choice. Read more »

Eco Search

Eco Search

Eco Search could make changes to your browser, such as replace its homepage if you let it settle in. Also, our researchers say that it might encourage users to search the Internet via a specific search tool that may redirect to a modified Bing search engine. This could result in seeing injected third-party content among your search results. Such behavior is partly why the extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program, a tool that might have undesirable qualities. If you want to get to know it better, you should have a look at the rest of our article. On the other hand, if you came here to learn how to eliminate Eco Search, we advise checking the instructions placed below the text or getting a reliable antimalware tool. Read more »