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My Video Converter

My Video Converter

If you want to convert video files, you need to find a reliable and legitimate tool or online service. You should not trust My Video Converter to help you out. While this free Google Chrome extension can definitely seem useful, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found it to be quite problematic. At this point, the recommendation is to remove it from the browser, and if you do not understand why that might be necessary, we welcome you to read our full report. You will learn why this add-on is identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), how it spreads, what it does in the background, and also how to get rid of it. If you are one of those users who have already decided to delete My Video Converter, you will be glad to find a comprehensive guide. If you are going to follow the instructions below without reading further, let us advise you to scan your system using a trusted malware scanner as well. The last thing you want is to allow any hidden threats to remain active. Read more »

Anwapfile.club

Anwapfile.club

Pop-ups introduced to you via Anwapfile.club cannot be ignored. Interacting with them is NOT something you should do, but you also cannot ignore the fact that you have been exposed to them. That means that you must have visited unreliable websites or that adware exists on your operating system. If that is the case – although it is unlikely to be – a trusted malware scanner will inform you about it immediately. It might detect adware, adware helpers, PUPs, and other kinds of threats, and they all deserve removal. In this report, however, we want to focus on deleting Anwapfile.club-related notifications. If they are enabled on your browser, a legitimate malware scanner might identify them as adware helpers. While you can get rid of them automatically, you also can take a few simple steps to disable them yourself. If you continue reading this report, you will learn all about the suspicious notifications and why you need to disable them to protect yourself. Read more »

Your Search Tool

Your Search Tool

Your Search Tool is a browser extension offered to Google Chrome users. The application’s description might say that it is a useful search tool and mention that it can provide access to Yahoo searches. If you like Yahoo search engine, you may want to use its original version instead of using one provided by this program. That is because the tool is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It does not mean that it is harmful, but it may mean that it could have unwanted qualities. If you are interested in learning more about the extension, we advise you to read our full article. Of course, if you already have it on your browser and find it annoying you might want to slide below the text and use our removal instructions that show how to erase Your Search Tool manually. Read more »

Email Search Tools

Email Search Tools

Email Search Tools was classified as a potentially unwanted program because of its behavior. Apparently, the application might alter browser preferences and encourage users to search the Internet via a modified search tool. Further, in this article, we talk about the application’s working manner in more detail as well as discuss how it might be spread and explain how to erase it. Therefore, if you want to find out these things about the extension, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Another thing that we can offer is the deletion guide available below the text. It explains how to erase Email Search Tools from Google Chrome, which is the only browser that the application appears to be compatible with. At the end of this page, you can also find our comments section, where you are welcome to leave a message if you have any questions about the discussed program. Read more »

Free Streaming Radio

Free Streaming Radio

Free Streaming Radio is a potentially unwanted program or a PUP. At the moment of writing, it works on Google Chrome browsers only, so if you are using a different browser, you are unlikely to come across it. Also, our researchers say that the extension could be targeted at users who like to listen to the radio. Apparently, the plugin’s toolbar provides links to websites that let you stream radio programs. To learn more about this PUP, we invite you to read our full article. Plus, we can offer our deletion instructions that show how to erase Free Streaming Radio manually. If you think our provided steps are too challenging or want to check your system for potential threats, we recommend scanning it with a legitimate antimalware tool that could take care of the PUP and help you keep your computer clean. Read more »

MonCrypt Ransomware

MonCrypt Ransomware

Can you recover the files that were corrupted by MonCrypt Ransomware? It does not look like that is possible because the infection uses a unique encryptor that has not been deciphered yet. It is likely that no one will be able to decipher it as most ransomware infections remain undecryptable. At the time of research, free decryptors did not exist, and the tool offered by the attackers behind the infection could not be trusted. If you do not understand why that is so, we suggest that you read this report carefully. Of course, if you have paid the ransom, it is likely that you already know that cybercriminals cannot be trusted. Hopefully, you have not wasted your money yet, and you also can replace the corrupted files with securely stored backups. Before you do that, you must delete MonCrypt Ransomware, and while this infection is not incredibly complex, removing it requires skill and knowledge. Continue reading to learn all about the infection, and do not forget to use the comments section if you want to ask questions. Read more »

BlueCheeser Ransomware

BlueCheeser Ransomware

Do you keep important files on the Desktop? If you do, BlueCheeser Ransomware might make a huge mess. It is a file-encrypting infection, but unlike most threats of this kind, it only targets files that are found on the Desktop. Unfortunately, this is the location where most of us drop the most recent files or the files that are in use most frequently. Perhaps you have folders containing photos from your recent trips, or maybe you have documents that are important for your work or school projects. Whatever kinds of personal files you might have, they are bound to be encrypted if the infection manages to slither in and is not deleted in time. Needless to say, if you have yet to face this malicious infection – or any other kind of file-encryptor – you need to take appropriate security measures to ensure that your files and operating system are protected. If you already need to remove BlueCheeser Ransomware from your system, we are here to help, but it is unlikely that we can help you with the decryption of your files. Read more »

Reha Ransomware

Reha Ransomware

No one wants to get infected with the likes of Reha Ransomware. It is a dangerous computer infection that might leave you looking at tons of encrypted files without any hope of retrieving them. While it is not that complicated to remove Reha Ransomware from your computer, you have to do everything in your power to recover the files that were affected by this infection.

Scroll down to the bottom of this entry for the manual ransomware removal instructions. It would also be a good idea to acquire an antispyware tool that would help you protect your system from similar intruders in the future. Read more »

gamenaps.com

gamenaps.com

Do not accept the notifications from gamenaps.com because that will allow the website to flood you with ads. Even if you do not enable notifications, ads are shown, but if you enable them, you might be giving it the permission to track you and expose you to more personalized content. Anti-malware tools recognize such behavior as adware assistance, which is why the enabled notifications are identified as adware helpers. Of course, not all notifications are unreliable, and some of the most popular websites offer this feature as well. That being said, this does not mean that you should enable notifications whenever you are offered this option. In fact, you should automatically disable them, unless you want to spend your time learning about what the enablement would entail. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends deleting gamenaps.com notifications for several reasons, and if you want to learn more about the removal process, you should continue reading. Read more »

2048 Ransomware

2048 Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. If you got infected with this program, you should consider that you might not be able to restore your data. All programs from this category are extremely vicious, and they keep hold of your files unless you pay the ransom. Please note that paying the ransom fee might not solve your problems. The criminals behind this infection might as well just take your money and scram. Hence, you need to focus on removing 2048 Ransomware from your system, and then look for ways to protect your PC from similar intruders. It doesn’t look like this ransomware virus is going to get contained any time soon. Read more »