ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

One could think that ShutUpAndDance Ransomware is a very entertaining program, but it is only entertaining for its developers. For regular users and its victims, this is a dangerous threat that can cut you off from your data.

In this description, we will give you a short overview of the main ransomware distribution methods, and then we will talk about what this infection does to your system. Finally, you will be able to remove ShutUpAndDance Ransomware on your own, but if you do not feel confident enough about it, we would recommend investing in security application that would terminate the infection for you automatically. Read more »

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

A new infection has been developed. At first glance, WannCrypto V6 Ransomware looked like a real threat, but it turned out that it does not do anything malicious. Our malware researchers say that it has probably been released just for fun. It was not even distributed at the time of research, so it is not very likely that you will ever encounter it. Theoretically, cyber criminals might update this infection and start spreading it with the intention of obtaining money from users, so you still cannot keep your system unprotected. If it ever happens that you end up with WannCrypto V6 Ransomware, which is not likely to happen, you should remove the ransomware infection from your computer no matter it works properly or not. If nothing changes, you could eliminate it by simply deleting the malicious file you have launched, i.e. the ransomware launcher. The entrance of ransomware is no fun, so do what you can to ensure your system’s maximum protection against malicious applications. Read more »

PC Repair Clinic

PC Repair Clinic

You might have downloaded the free scanner by PC Repair Clinic, and now you do not know if you should pay for the full version of the program, or if you should remove it. You might already have your answer if you are researching your removal options, but if you are still on the fence about this whole thing, you can definitely get your answer here. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed the PUP (potentially unwanted program), and it was found that while it does not show fictitious results to trick users into paying money for it, it is unlikely that its services are beneficial. In fact, we believe there are far better and more advantageous tools you could be investing in instead. If you are here only because you want to delete PC Repair Clinic from your operating system and browsers, check out the complete guide below. If you want to learn a little bit more, keep reading. Read more »

KEYPASS Ransomware

KEYPASS Ransomware

There are so many file-encryptors that their creators are now creating and applying new features. The malicious KEYPASS Ransomware is a perfect example of that. Although it is primarily a file-encrypting and ransom-demanding threat – just like most ransomware – it also could work as spyware because it has the functionality of a keylogger. Needless to say, this makes an already intimidating infection a real danger. It is not yet clear what kind of information the infection might attempt to record, but it is known that KEYPASS Ransomware removes itself after the encryption of files, and so it is unlikely that it would lurk on the computer for a long time just to record keystrokes in the hopes of obtaining credit card information, login data, or other sensitive details. All in all, you do not want to let your guard down. It is possible that you are in danger, and you want to make sure that every single malicious component is deleted successfully. First, scan your operating system to see what is going on. Read more »

PooleZoor Ransomware

PooleZoor Ransomware

PooleZoor Ransomware shows a ransom note asking to pay 10,000,000 Riyal. The sum seems ridiculous, especially when it is asked for decrypting files located on the Desktop folder alone. The malware does not encrypt any other data than the files available on the user’s Desktop directory. No doubt, there might be users who keep a lot of important files there, but for some users, it could be a few pictures, perhaps documents with details of their online purchases, etc. What we are trying to say is there is a chance the malicious application may not encipher any data that would be worth paying a ransom for. However, we do not think there was some mistake. The simplest explanation would be PooleZoor Ransomware could be just a test version, and the next release might damage more files and ask for a more reasonable sum to pay. For more information about it, we urge you to read our full article. Also, should you need deletion instructions, keep it in mind you can find them at the end of this text. Read more »

mirey@tutanota.com Ransomware

mirey@tutanota.com Ransomware might belong to the Cryptconsole Ransomware family: a group of malicious applications coded in C# on Microsoft .NET framework. Another thing they have in common is they might open a command prompt window while they encipher files located on the infected computer. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say closing it could make the malware stop encrypting user’s data, so it is best to close this window the moment you notice it. Unfortunately, users who have never seen a ransomware application before may not realize what is happening or imagine what the consequences might be. If you want to get to know mirey@tutanota.com Ransomware better, we recommend reading our full article. As for users who wish to get rid of the malicious program faster we encourage you to slide below the text and use the provided removal instructions. Read more »

Maxi Buy

Maxi Buy

Maxi Buy is presented as a beneficial browser extension that can help to save some time and money by finding and displaying where a particular product a user is viewing can be purchased for a lower price. It seems that users believe that this piece of software can be useful – a number of users have already installed it on their computers. To be more specific, there were 9,918 users in total who had this extension installed at the time of writing. Maxi Buy is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari (but only Google Chrome version was working properly at the time of research), which clearly shows that the developer of this application targets a wide range of users. Some users consciously install Maxi Buy on their PCs from its official website, or, in the case of Google Chrome users, directly from the Chrome Web Store, but it does not mean that it cannot enter computers illegally. As research carried out by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, this piece of software might also come bundled, which explains why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by researchers. The application might seem to be really useful, but you should definitely not keep it installed if you have not installed it yourself. Read more »

Killrabbit Ransomware

Killrabbit Ransomware is another malicious file-encrypting program designed to harm files the user may consider to be valuable. Thus, receiving this threat could mean you might lose all your private data located on the computer. Of course, if you have a backup, there should be no problem to restore files. The malware’s developers may suggest their help in recovering enciphered data too, but we would not recommend taking it. It is most likely the hackers’ services would cost you, and what is even worse there are no guarantees when dealing with cybercriminals. What we mean is you could end up being scammed. If you do not want to risk it, we encourage you to slide below the article and remove Killrabbit Ransomware while using the manual deletion instructions we placed below the text. On the other hand, if you wish to know more about this malicious program first, you should read the rest of this article first. Read more »

WeatherBlink Toolbar

WeatherBlink Toolbar

Your homepage and New Tab page have been changed to a page with the WeatherBlink logo not without reason. WeatherBlink Toolbar must have been installed on your computer. This piece of software has been developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., a software developer that has already released hundreds of different applications, including AtoZManuals Toolbar, MyFileConvert Toolbar, and EasyFileConvert Toolbar. Speaking about WeatherBlink Toolbar, it has been developed to help users track the local weather, and it really looks like useful software at first glance; however, researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com do not consider it fully reliable. According to them, WeatherBlink Toolbar should be categorized as a potentially unwanted application. No, this Mindspark Toolbar is not anywhere near real malicious software, but it might still cause you problems, so it would be best that you remove it from your computer. Continue reading to find out what you need to do to make it gone. Read more »

Crypt6 Ransomware

Crypt6 Ransomware is a malicious program that can encrypt various user’s files and then show a warning claiming the user has to pay for decryption. Since the ransom note is in French and the infection does not provide a means to translate it, we believe the threat’s creators could be targeting users who speak the French language only. This might mean the malware may not be distributed widely. In any case, if you did encounter it, we would recommend reading our full report to get to know Crypt6 Ransomware better. Further in the text, we will talk about its possible distribution channels, working manner, and ways it could be erased from the system. More than that, if you slide a bit below the article, you will find deletion instructions explaining how to eliminate this infection manually step by step. Read more »