SmartPackageTracker

SmartPackageTracker

SmartPackageTracker is a browser extension targeted at users who are looking for tools that could help them track various packages. Our researchers tell the application might change the user’s homepage, default search engine, or new tab page with a website of its own. Plus, it is possible it could display unreliable advertising content. Because of this, the add-on falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. As you continue reading our article, we will explain to you more about this extension. Those who choose to eliminate it should have a look at the instructions available below too. Of course, if you prefer using automatic features instead you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware

LockerGoga Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts almost every single file that is not associated with the operating system. The malware marks data it affects with the .locked extension, which is not particularly unique since other similar threats are using it as well. Later on, it should display a note explaining what has happened and what the victim is supposed to do to receive decryption tools. To be more precise, the hackers ask to pay a ransom. They do not say how much to pay but mention the price could depend on how fast the user contacts them. Anyone who encounters this malicious application or any threat alike should understand it would be unwise to trust cybercriminals. There are no guarantees they will do as promised, and if the victim does not wish to risk losing money in vain, we advise deleting LockerGoga Ransomware. For more information we invite you to read the full article, as for removal instructions, you should take a look at the steps available below. Read more »

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro is not a malicious application, but it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. In this article, we will discuss what makes the application fit into the mentioned category. Hopefully, this will help users decide whether they want to use such a tool if they are thinking about having it. On the other hand, if you have already installed this potentially unwanted program, but do not want to keep it any longer, we can help you erase System Clean Pro. All you have to do is follow the instructions located below this article, and they will guide you through the process. However, if you do not feel like removing the application manually, you could pick a legitimate antimalware tool that could let you eliminate the program faster. Read more »

FCrypt Ransomware

FCrypt Ransomware

FCrypt Ransomware is a threat that can encrypt files, but it is unlikely that it spreads and that it encrypts files in reality. First of all, our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has not found any victims of this malware. Second, the tested sample of the threat did not request a ransom, which is what most file-encrypting ransomware request. It appears that maybe someone created this malware just for fun or to educate themselves. In any case, even if this malware does not invade real operating systems that belong to regular Windows users, we cannot ignore it. Just in case the threat attacks, we have created a removal guide that shows how to get rid of it. More important, the guide explains how to protect the system and personal files to ensure that ransomware cannot invade in the first place. Note that the same security tips can be applied to avoid other kinds of malware too, and so you should continue reading. If you have questions – post them in the comments section. Read more »

FORMA Ransomware

FORMA Ransomware

If you run your Windows operating system using Polish, or you live in Poland, FORMA Ransomware is the threat you need to beware of, amongst thousands of others. While most infections are pretty versatile, and they use English to deliver messages intended for victims, once in a while, we see a threat that has a very specific target. That is how the threat we are discussing in this report works too. The distribution of this malware is still very mysterious, but it is likely that attackers could use spam email attacks to spread the launcher. The threat could be bundled with unreliable programs that might be available on Polish file-sharing websites too. The attackers could also spread malware randomly, but set it to attack only those systems whose IP addresses link to Poland. In any case, if this malware got in, you need to eliminate it as soon as possible, and Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is ready to help you. We have created a guide that should help you remove FORMA Ransomware, and we also discuss other options you have when deleting this dangerous infection. Read more »

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware

Snatch Ransomware does not rename files it enciphers, but it may mark them with .snatch, .FileSlack, or .jupstb extensions. Later on, it ought to drop a ransom note that should be more or less the same no matter which version of the malware you receive. The words in the note claim that the user should not attempt to restore files himself if he does not wish to ruin them completely. Instead, the malware’s developers advise contacting them via email. Of course, we recommend against it, as they will most likely ask you to pay a ransom, and doing so could be hazardous. If you have no intention to risk your savings, we recommend ignoring the ransom note and erasing Snatch Ransomware. The instructions offered below this text will tell you how to remove the malicious application manually. If you are interested, you can also learn more about the threat by reading our full report. Read more »

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com is a search tool that redirects users to Bing to display results. After researching it, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com decided it might be safer to go directly to bing.com instead of using the application in question. Apparently, it does not have End User License Agreement (EULA), Privacy Policy (PP), and Terms of Use documents that as you might be aware are crucial in order to get to know any tool or website. There is one other thing suggesting the application might not be the best fit for your default search engine too, but we will discuss it further in the report. Thus, if you came here to get more information about Search-operator.com, we invite you to read our full article. What’s more, if you choose to remove this search engine from your browser, you might find useful the deletion steps available below the text. Read more »

Eq Ransomware

Eq Ransomware

Eq Ransomware is a dangerous infection that might invade your Windows operating system if you do not secure it appropriately. It is crucial that you install legitimate security/anti-malware software to keep the operating system guarded, and it is also important that you act cautiously. Most file-encrypting infections invade operating systems using the help of victims themselves, who, of course, have no idea what is going on. In a popular scenario, the launcher of the threat is camouflaged as a harmless file that is sent via email. If the victim clicks the file to open or download it, the malicious ransomware is executed immediately, without any notice. The threat needs to stay silent so that it could encrypt files and perform other malicious actions. Without a doubt, if you spot the infection right away, you must delete it; otherwise, your files will be destroyed. Continue reading if you want to understand what happens with your files, how to protect yourself in the future, and, of course, how to remove Eq Ransomware. Read more »

EnyBeny Ransomware

EnyBeny Ransomware

EnyBeny Ransomware is a version of EnybenyCrypt Ransomware. Its older versions could encrypt data or even delete files later on, but it looks like this version is not yet fully developed. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, it only changes user’s Desktop image and drops numerous copies of its ransom note all over the computer. Given it does not encrypt data yet, and users would have no reason to agree with any of the hackers’ demands, we doubt the malicious program could be distributed widely. Still, we do not say it is entirely impossible. In case you do encounter this version of EnyBeny Ransomware, we advise removing it with no hesitation. The instructions available below should help you get rid of it manually, and if you wish to know more details about the threat, we invite you to keep reading our article. Read more »

SpeedTest3

SpeedTest3

Have you downloaded SpeedTest3 to test your Internet speeds? If you have done that, you might come to the conclusion that you have made a mistake. Although the extension looks pretty much harmless, and you can download it onto Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for free, there’s more than meets the eye. The extension is, first and foremost, an advertising tool, and if you let it in, you will be flooded with all kinds of ads. Furthermore, the parties serving them could know quite a lot about you to ensure that the content you are exposed to is attractive, and that is due to the information that the extension collects and shares. To most users, this is enough to decide upon the removal of SpeedTest3. If you wish to delete this extension as well, you can find a guide below. Before that, we advise reading the report to understand this adware (advertising-supported software) better. Read more »