WebCobra

WebCobra is not an infection you want entering your operating system. Even though it is unlikely to create a mess on its own, it can download other malicious programs, and these could be extremely dangerous. While there is a possibility that virtually any file could be downloaded using this downloader, at the time of research, its main task was to drop a crypto-currency miner. Two unique miners are linked to the threat, and which one is dropped onto a specific Windows operating system, depends on the architecture of that system. On the x86 architecture, the infection drops Cryptonight. On the x64 architecture, it drops Claymore’s Zcash. Both of these are silent crypto-currency miners that can help cyber criminals obtain crypto-currency. Virtually, any computer could be used for the process. Then why don’t criminals use their own computers? Crypto-currency mining requires a lot of energy, which means that the electrical bill can get very high. Basically, miners are energy stealers, and the sooner you delete WebCobra, Cryptonight, and Claymore’s Zcash – the better. Read more »

Delphimorix Red Ransomware

Delphimorix Red Ransomware

Delphimorix Red Ransomware is a tremendously vicious infection, and it looks like it was created for the sole purpose of destroying Windows users’ files. Unlike most threats of this kind, it appears that it was not created to make any money for the attackers. Of course, a ransom price is set, but it is ridiculous. At the time of research, it was set at 999,999.5 Bitcoin, which is around 8,000,000,000 US Dollars. Needless to say, this is not the kind of money that anyone would be willing to give. Even multibillion dollar companies and governments could not cough up that much. It seems like the attackers just entered a random number without even expecting the ransom to be paid. Truth be told, even if the ransom was $10, we would not recommend paying it. Nonetheless, the risk would be much smaller. Even though there might be no point in discussing the demands of cyber criminals, we certainly need to discuss the removal of Delphimorix Red Ransomware. If you continue reading, you will learn how to delete this threat. Read more »

Cheetah Ransomware

Cheetah Ransomware

The smallest security backdoor could help the malicious Cheetah Ransomware slither into your operating system, which is why it is crucial that you do not open these backdoors. First and foremost, you want to make sure that your operating system is secured reliably, and we recommend employing anti-malware software to ensure that. Next, you want to make sure that all security updates are installed. These updates might include patches for existing vulnerabilities, and you do NOT want to skip those. Finally, you have to evaluate your own activity. Do you open random links, download files without knowing much about them, or visit websites that you are not familiar with? If you do, your chances of letting in malware are pretty high. Hopefully, you think about this once you remove Cheetah Ransomware from your operating system. This is not the only threat in the world, and it is not even the worst kind. If you do not want to face threats and have to delete them in the future, you must be cautious. Read more »

Cryptre Ransomware

Cryptre Ransomware

No one wants to be infected with ransomware. Especially not by the likes of Cryptre Ransomware. It might not look like much, but this is a dangerous infection, and it comes over with just one purpose in mind: it wants your money. To get that, Cryptre Ransomware encrypts your personal files, and it says it won’t release them unless you pay the ransom fee. Of course, you should never consider paying it. Just remove Cryptre Ransomware with a powerful antispyware program right now, and be sure to secure your computer against similar intruders in the future. Read more »

Critical Warning 888-412-7389

Critical Warning 888-412-7389

The devious Critical Warning 888-412-7389 scam is targeted at Windows users with vulnerable operating systems. The warning does not show up out of nowhere, and it is fully dependent on a malicious .exe file that is dropped onto the computer silently. Needless to say, if the operating system is protected and guarded, this malicious file could not be executed. Therefore, besides thinking about the malicious threat, you also should think about your virtual security. If you do not take appropriate steps to secure your operating system, other kinds of malicious threats could try to invade! In this report, we focus on helping you delete Critical Warning 888-412-7389 file, but do not forget that you need to think about security overall as well. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is ready to answer your questions, and the comments section is open to anyone and everyone. Read more »

ABANTES Ransomware

ABANTES Ransomware

ABANTES Ransomware is based on an open-source threat known as Hidden-Tear Ransomware. Unlike most of the other file-encrypting applications created with Hidden-Tear Ransomware’s code, the malware does not demand a ransom. It looks as if the hackers created the threat for no other reason except to damage the infected computer’s system and the victim’s private files. Afterward, the malware may show an annoying message that tells victims not to kill any processes, delete the malware, or use antimalware tools. The note claims that if the user does not stick with the rules, his computer “will die.” However, it might not matter if you keep with the malware’s rules or not. If the threat rewrites the computer’s MBR (Master Boot Record), you might be forced to reinstall Windows. Otherwise, you might be able to get rid of it with a reputable antimalware tool or the deletion instructions placed below. Read more »

CIP QxSearch

CIP QxSearch

CIP QxSearch is not an extension you should keep installed on your Google Chrome web browser. This extension might appear to be harmless and maybe even beneficial, but our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com finds only negatives. According to the official information that was available on the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cip/ffpmjgjkflkhffekbjbmiaidgmafogec) until the installer was taken down, the extension can encrypt searches to ensure a more private experience. Well, this is a completely useless service because you already have Chrome’s Incognito mode that offers a similar thing. Also, Incognito mode is more reliable and transparent, whereas it is known that the suspicious extension has other agenda. We discuss that further in the report, but we can reveal straight away that the extension is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and that its removal is recommended. If you are still not sure about deleting CIP QxSearch, continue reading. Afterward, use the comments section at the bottom of the page if you want to continue the discussion. Read more »

EarthAndSatelliteMaps

EarthAndSatelliteMaps

EarthAndSatelliteMaps is a browser extension that is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that this extension is not an immediate computer security threat, but it could exhibit certain behavioral patterns that you may find undesirable.

If it was not your intention to add this extension to your browser, scroll down to the bottom of this description and use the manual removal instructions to delete EarthAndSatelliteMaps for good. To find out more about the extension itself, please continue reading the article. Our aim is to tell you about this type of software so you could be aware of the potential security issues it brings. Read more »

Kiratos Ransomware

Kiratos Ransomware

Kiratos Ransomware is a threat that appends the .kiratos extension to the files it encrypts. It does not target system data, which means the computer should run more or less the same as always except the user might be unable to open files that have the mentioned extension. Next to locked data, victims should also notice text documents (_readme.txt) with instructions on what to do to decrypt the affected files. To be more precise, the hackers should ask to contact and pay them 490 or 980 US dollars. Needless to say, putting up with such demands could be extremely risky, and if you do not wish to do so, you should ignore ransom notes. Since the malware can restart with the operating system and possibly encrypt new data, we advise removing Kiratos Ransomware from the device. To eliminate it manually, you should complete the steps located below. For more information on it, we invite you to read the rest of this report. Read more »

Guvara Ransomware

Guvara Ransomware

You cannot be careless when opening spam emails because Guvara Ransomware and many other threats could hide within them. Cyber criminals are smart, and they know what kinds of subject lines and messages can lure in more gullible people. If they allow the malicious threat in, it can start corrupting files almost immediately. Unfortunately, if the victim does not realize that malware has invaded and delete the launcher right there and then, they are unlikely to stop the attack in time. After files are encrypted, the infection reveals itself using an added extension (“.guvara”), as well as a text file, which we discuss further in the report. Unfortunately, the recovery of files is unlikely to be possible, and you cannot save them even by deleting Guvara Ransomware. Obviously, it is necessary to remove this malware anyway, and we recommend taking care of that as soon as possible. Read more »