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Trix Ransomware

Trix Ransomware

You might not know when Trix Ransomware slithered in or what files it encrypted, but when this malware reveals itself, you are likely to be shocked. The infection attacks silently, and most victims are unlikely to pinpoint the moment of the attack. Unfortunately, when it comes to ransomware, in most cases, victims are the ones who let malware in. For example, the launcher could be camouflaged as an attractive program on unreliable download websites or P-2-P websites. It also could be camouflaged as a document or a photo file in a misleading spam email. Do you remember downloading or opening any files recently? If you do, you might figure out the source of the infection. Hopefully, you will become more cautious in the future. Right now, however, you might need to delete Trix Ransomware from your Windows operating system. If you are worried about the removal of the threat and the decryption of files, we are ready to help you. Read more »

Best Recovery Ransomware

Best Recovery Ransomware

Best Recovery Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that will not let you off the hook that easy. It is a ransomware program, and as such, it tries to push users into pay the ransom for the encrypted files. It might be hard to restore your files when they have already been encrypted by this program, but it is possible if you have a file backup. Whichever way you choose to react, you should never pay the ransom fee. Focus on removing everything related to Best Recovery Ransomware from your computer. And when you’re done, invest in a powerful antispyware tool. Read more »

Welsworn.info

Welsworn.info

Welsworn.info might seem like a streaming website as it mentions an extensive movies and TV shows catalog that users are promised if they click the Allow button. Our researchers say that in reality users who do so might end up seeing annoying advertisements from different third parties on their Desktop. That is because the Allow button that this website refers to appears on a  pop-up window that claims Welsworn.info wants to show notifications. If you have noticed such content on your screen and you wish to get rid of it, we advise using our deletion instructions placed below this article. They show how to reset browser to eliminate Welsworn.info notifications. If you do not want to reset your browser, but still want to get rid of the adware server’s notifications, we advise using a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

SearchStreams

SearchStreams

We are always looking for ways to make our lives better, and SearchStreams is a tool that promises to help out with that. This extension claims that it can optimize the search results you see at search.yahoo.com, and some Google Chrome users might decide to install the extension for this very reason. Although the PUP (potentially unwanted program) can be downloaded for free from the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/searchstreams/homhffmdkacgebfnpfhokdnlgngfolck/), the experts in our research team warn that this extension is most likely to be introduced to you in other ways. Most likely, you were introduced to it when you were redirected to the installer page via an unreliable website or a misleading advertisement. Obviously, if you installed the PUP along with other questionable pieces of software, it is important that you scan your system and delete any additional threats that might exist. If all that you need to do is remove SearchStreams, we can assist you. Read more »

Sealoid

Sealoid

When you install Sealoid onto your Google Chrome browser, you agree to the Privacy Policy presented by webcoapps, you agree to have your default search provider replaced, and you also agree to the introduction of advertisements whenever you browse the web. Although our Anti-Spyware-101.com malware experts have identified this extension as a PUP – which is short for “potentially unwanted program” – it would not be unfair to identify it as an advertising tool either. That is because when you search the web using it, it delivers ads. Unfortunately, it does that using the trusted Yahoo Search engine, and so some users might not even realize that the results they see are not exactly trustworthy. We fear that some users could even face virtual scams or unreliable websites if they continue using this PUP, which is why we recommend deleting it. Do you know how to remove Sealoid? We can show you how to do it. Read more »

Search and Newtab

Search and Newtab

Did you download Search and Newtab by toupdate15 thinking that it can help you browse the web more efficiently? Most likely, you do not even know where it came from, or you were tricked into letting it in when you executed a bundled downloader. The installer of this PUP (potentially unwanted program) can be found on the popular Chrome Web Store, at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-and-newtab/gffphgpcblfoaknmcaldoggadmomcgmm. Although it is suggested that more than 200,000 people have downloaded this extension, and it has a 3/5* rating, the reviews written by actual users are terrible. Some of them claim: “Keeps installing itself after multiple removals, please help” or “google do somthing about this, its a virus and it keeps downloading by itself.” Clearly, this extension is doing something strange, and that is what we are here to discuss. Needless to say, we recommend removing Search and Newtab, but before you delete this PUP, we recommend that you read this report to learn all about it. Read more »

Revon Ransomware

Revon Ransomware

Revon Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts databases, pictures, videos, various documents, and other files that could be personal or valuable. Since the malware uses a strong encryption system, files that get encrypted become unreadable. Unfortunately, if your computer cannot read your files, it cannot open them. The process could be reversed, but in order to do it you would need unique decryption tools that only the malicious application’s creators have. Victims of this malware should see a note in which the hackers ask to pay ransom and promise to deliver the needed decryption tools in exchange. If you want to learn why we do not recommend putting up with their demands as well as more information about the malware, we encourage you to read the rest on this article. If you are looking for instructions on how to delete Revon Ransomware, you should check the steps available below this text too. Read more »

Rolling Search

Rolling Search

We have been seeing the term “single purpose extension” in the descriptions of many recent potentially unwanted programs, Rolling Search being one of them. This PUP belongs to the webcoapps family, along with Twisted Search, SearchZilla, Vista Search, Searchsio, and other “single purpose extensions.” What does that mean? That means that they were created for the sole purpose of providing Google Chrome users with a web search service. Unfortunately, although the creator had one job, it did not develop a search service that could aid anyone. Every single tool created by webcoapps redirects to Yahoo Search, where the results are modified to include sponsored links from third-party advertisers. This is why they are identified as PUPs and why we strongly advocate for deleting them. In this report, we focus on explaining how to delete Rolling Search, and so if that is what you are interested in, continue reading. Also, note that you can ask us questions in the comments section below. Our experienced Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers will get back to you ASAP. Read more »

Get Search Plus

Get Search Plus

So, you search the web. That is one the most basic actions one can take online. Although it is basic, tools like Get Search Plus keep suggesting that people can do it better. This suspicious extension is found at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/get-search-plus/eoccimmcpieheioihnpeedkkfonjojgi (Chrome Web Store) and hsearchplus.co, and it promises to help you “manage how you search” via your Google Chrome browser. This extension is meant to offer “quicklinks” to shopping and social networking websites as well as provide you with a “convenient” search service “powered by Yahoo.” If you are not familiar with search tools and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), the extension might sound pretty great. However, if you have some knowledge, the information that describes the extension should sound like a bunch of nonsense. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team can smile a PUP from a mile away, and we can assure you that that is what you are dealing with as well. As you might have gathered already, we suggest removing Get Search Plus. Read more »

Ciledhoopinga.info

Ciledhoopinga.info

Ciledhoopinga.info might show you sponsored advertisements from various third parties. Naturally, if you cannot stand such content, you might want to leave this website at once if you ever get redirected to it. Our researchers say that because of its behavior it falls under the classification of adware servers. If you want to know more details about this website like how you could encounter it or how the adware server works, we invite you to read the rest of this article. If you want to also learn how to remove Ciledhoopinga.info from Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you should have a look at our instructions available below the text that show how to get rid of this adware server step by step. Read more »