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 »

Divine Ransomware

Divine Ransomware

You can be sure that Divine Ransomware has invaded your Windows operating system and corrupted your files, if you can find the “.[divine@cock.lu].divine” extension appended to their original names. The files with this extension are encrypted and, therefore, cannot be read in a normal manner. A decryptor is necessary, but it is highly unlikely that you would obtain it. Of course, cyber criminals do not want you to know it, and they use a deceptive message to push you into contacting them and then paying a ransom for a decryptor tool that, allegedly, can restore your personal files. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not know how much the attackers of the malicious infection could ask in return for this decryptor, but whether the sum is small or large, we do not recommend paying it. The only things we recommend doing are deleting Divine Ransomware and securing your operating system to ensure that similar and other kinds of threats could not invade it in the future. Read more »

Cmb Dharma Ransomware

Cmb Dharma Ransomware

Cmb Dharma Ransomware is a computer infection. It falls into the ransomware category, as you can easily tell from its name. Ransomware programs are terrible because they encrypt files and hold them hostage until users pay the designated ransom fee. What’s more, ransomware programs pose big threats to businesses and corporate computer systems because they target important data.

If you happen to have this infection on your system, you should remove Cmb Dharma Ransomware immediately. After malware removal, be sure to explore all sorts of options that offer you to recover your files. But do not feel discourage if you have to start building your library anew. Read more »

online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware

online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware

Those who do not have their files backed up certainly do not want to face online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware, a malicious file-encrypting threat that can corrupt all kinds of personal files. Needless to say, this is not the only threat that has been created to take over your files. In fact, there are hundreds and thousands of infections that could try to do the same, and you need to protect your data and your operating system against all of them. Without a doubt, your first line of defense is anti-malware software that can protect your operating system against malicious threats. That being said, you do not want to rely on it solely, and that is why backing up data is recommended. If backup copies exist, the only thing to worry about when malware invades is its removal. On the other hand, if backups do not exist, the only thing you can do is delete online24files@airmail.cc Ransomware. Although your personal files will not be restored, your operating system will be cleaned, and you will be able to start fresh. Read more »

Search.htransitlocator.co

Search.htransitlocator.co

You should find Search.htransitlocator.co set as the New Tab page on your browser if you downloaded an add-on named “Transit Locator.” Both of these tools were created by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. and PolarityTechnologies Ltd., and they always come bundled together. The hijacker is not spread on its own, and the extension represents the hijacker. One might say that the extension and the hijacker are the exact same thing, except that when it comes to downloading and deleting this software, Transit Locator is the thing that is downloaded and that must be eliminated. At first sight, this software does not look malicious or suspicious, but our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends deleting Search.htransitlocator.co and Transit Locator immediately. If you are worried that you will not be able to get rid of this strange hijacker, continue reading this report to gather knowledge, and if you continue to have questions afterward, do not forget to add them to the comments section. 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 »

Rising Sun Backdoor Attacks Companies Across the World

Most infections that malware experts deal with on a daily basis are infections targeted at the general public, and they can affect users regardless of their location or job title. However, infections that have specific targets do exist as well, and Rising Sun backdoor is one of those threats. Malware researchers inform that this infection was specifically designed to attack defense, energy, financial, and nuclear companies. Most victims of this malware were found in the United States; however, it has impacted organizations in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia too. Read more »

Ox4444 Ransomware

Ox4444 Ransomware

Ox4444 Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that will encrypt your files. It is not something unknown; after all, we have been dealing with ransomware infections for a few years now. It is very frustrating that they just keep on coming, but if there is anything we can do about it, it’s removing Ox4444 Ransomware and other dangerous infections from your systems no questions asked. Please refrain from transferring the ransom fee to these criminals. It wouldn’t help restoring your files anyway. You may need to look at other file recovery options if you do not have a file backup. Read more »

GusLocker Ransomware

GusLocker Ransomware

GusLocker Ransomware is a pretty regular ransomware program that was discovered last year. It didn’t make big waves, but it had a few variants, and some of them might still be making rounds out there, so we need to discuss this program in a big greater detail.

Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that one must remove GusLocker Ransomware from the infected system as soon as possible. Manual ransomware removal is not that complicated, but if you do not feel confident about doing it on your own, you should definitely consider investing in a legitimate security tool that would help you terminate this program for good. 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 »