EbolaRnsmwr Ransomware

EbolaRnsmwr Ransomware

Ransomware infections are one of those computer threats that apply changes once they infiltrate computers. EbolaRnsmwr Ransomware will apply changes too if it ever slithers onto your computer. Luckily, this malicious application is still in development and thus should not encrypt your files if it ever happens that it successfully enters your computer. Also, this infection is not prevalent, which means that you should not encounter it if you are cautious. Security specialists highly recommend keeping security software installed on the system. Additionally, ignoring all attachments from suspicious emails might considerably lower the chance of encountering EbolaRnsmwr Ransomware. If you have still encountered this threat, it must be removed as soon as possible. Do not worry; it is very likely that it has not encrypted a single file on your computer even though it tries to convince you that “your files got encrypted, what means you can’t use them anymore.” Have you encountered the updated version of EbolaRnsmwr Ransomware that has locked files in all the major directories on your PC? In such a case, you should not rush to pay a ransom to cyber criminals – you have no guarantees that the ransom will fix your problem. In our opinion, the malware removal is the first thing any user who encounters it has to do in the first place. Read more »

Sicck Ransomware

Sicck Ransomware

Sicck Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts the victim’s data and then threatens to share it on the Internet if the user does not pay the requested amount of Bitcoins in three days. Unfortunately, the asked amount of money is not a small sum, which is why we would not recommend risking it. Especially, when there are no guarantees, the hackers will provide the needed decryption key. Even if they promise to do so and encrypt a couple of files to prove they have the required decryption tools it does not mean they cannot trick you, for example, ask for more money. To learn more about the threat you could have a look at our full article. Moreover, if you choose not to pay the ransom, we advise deleting Sicck Ransomware because it unattended could still be dangerous. At the end of this page, you can find instructions showing how to remove it manually. Naturally, if they appear too challenging, you should leave the task to a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

PointRoll

PointRoll might look suspicious to some users, but according to our researchers, it is nothing more than a simple tracking cookie, so there is no need to panic. It can collect various browsing information that later could be analyzed and then used to serve the user targeted advertisements. No doubt, such material can be annoying, and if you do not want the cookie to gather any information about your browsing habits at all, we would recommend erasing it from your browser. The task is not particularly tricky, and if you need any help while removing PointRoll, you can follow the instructions available at the end of the article too. For more information about the cookie, we would encourage you to read our full report. Read more »

xiti.com

xiti.com is a product of XiTi, the company which specializes in digital intelligence solutions. One of these solutions is “collecting reliable, relevant data” that fits special companies’ needs. Research conducted by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has shown that the company has a bunch of customers around the world. These include various media companies, e-commerce companies, companies providing financial services, and a great number of public institutions and corporations. Consequently, there must be hundreds of users who have encountered the xiti.com tracking cookie. If you belong to this group, it simply means that you have opened the website that belongs to the company using the service provided by XiTi, or, alternatively, you have clicked on the commercial advertisement produced by it. Either way, this tracking cookie is not dangerous, so it should not cause you any problems linked to your privacy and security. It is not harmful, so it is not a must to remove it too. Of course, it is up to you what to do with it. If you are worried that your privacy might be in danger due to the xiti.com presence on your system, remove it without further consideration. You do not need to be an expert to erase it from the system manually, believe us. Read more »

German Jigsaw .spaß

German Jigsaw .spaß

If you use the German language on your operating system, you are the prime target of German Jigsaw .spaß malware, a malicious file-encrypting infection that was created to make you pay a huge ransom in return for a file decryptor. The ransom is $500, but you are requested to pay it in Bitcoin, which is a highly popular crypto-currency. At the time of research, $500 (if we assume that $ stands for USD) converted to around 0.12 BTC. Of course, you should check the conversion rates yourself because they shift often. Whether you think this ransom is big or small, paying it is a bad idea. If you make the payment to the 1CpnhbLaqLj5NgXwYVQ5aXmrMzvhzjehmm Bitcoin Wallet, your money will be gone forever. Recovering it will not be possible. Unfortunately, that is why cyber criminals are unlikely to give you a decryption key. They simply do not need to, and they cannot be forced to do it. Of course, the choice is yours, and if you decide to take the risk, you are free to do so. If a miracle happens, and your files are restored, do not forget that you must delete German Jigsaw .spaß malware ASAP. Different removal methods are discussed in this post. Read more »

Driver Tonic

Driver Tonic

If you are looking for a tool or a service that could help you improve your Windows operating system, know that Driver Tonic is not it. Of course, it is presented as this amazing, versatile, and highly useful tool, but is it? According to the researchers at the Anti-Spyware-101.com internal lab, it is not. In fact, trusting this application is not only NOT beneficial. It could be dangerous too. We are not saying that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is malicious, but there is no doubt that it has some deceit going on behind it, and, for that reason, it is best to delete Driver Tonic. In this article, we explain the reasons why trusting the PUP is a bad idea, and we also discuss the different methods you could use to remove it. Note that it is not enough to uninstall this program to eliminate it completely. A few components in the Windows Registry are left behind, and you have to clear them yourself. Is it strange that the program leaves something behind? It sure is, and that is another reason we classify it as a PUP. Read more »

WebtrendsLive

WebtrendsLive seems to be an old tracking cookie that could keep information about user’s interests. As you might be aware, such data can be used for marketing purposes or to be more precise, to show you targeted advertisements, offers, and so on. While there is nothing malicious in it and lots of various web pages do so too, some users may still not like the idea they are being tracked when browsing the Internet. If you do not want to be followed by websites that could be using WebtrendsLive, you should simply erase this cookie from your browser. The instructions below the text will explain how to eliminate it and if you need more information about the application you could find it by reading the rest of our article. Read more »

Torii Botnet Can Be Used to Exfiltrate Personal Data, Researchers Say

A botnet is a network of computers/systems that are infected with the same kind of malware to perform cyber attacks on a large scale. Torii Botnet is one of the newest botnets to be uncovered, but it is believed to have been active for at least a year now. Most botnets are utilized for mass spam email attacks that could, for example, be used to spread ransomware or expose users to phishing scams. They can also be used for DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks that are primarily meant to disrupt regular traffic to a server or network. Read more »

CtrlAlt Ransomware

CtrlAlt Ransomware

CtrlAlt Ransomware is a malicious tool used for money extortion. It locks files located on the infected device with a secure encryption algorithm and displays a ransom note suggesting the user can get his files back only after paying a ransom. Needless to say, we would not recommend trusting the cybercriminals behind the malware. There is a possibility they may not bother sending the decryption tools you would pay for or they could start asking for more money. Therefore, if you do not want to pay for something you may never receive we recommend erasing CtrlAlt Ransomware. If you have already decided you want to delete it, you should have a look at the removal instructions available at the end of the article. On the other hand, if you need more details before deciding what to do, you could read our report first. Read more »

Mediaplex

Mediaplex is one of the billion existing tracking cookies used to collect and keep certain details about users. It might be also dropped on your system as Conversant. You should not freak out if you have found it listed under Cookies on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome even if you cannot recognize it and know nothing about its appearance on your computer because this particular tracking cookie is not malicious. Of course, tracking cookies may, theoretically, be used by cyber criminals who set up websites with the intention of dropping a tracking cookie on the user’s computer, but we can assure you that Mediaplex will not cause you any trouble. Usually, these plain text files called cookies are not dangerous, but privacy-minded users should still be cautious and refrain from visiting shady websites. If you still decide to eliminate Mediaplex, it should not be a complicated task at all; however, we still suggest following our manual removal guide for those less experienced users. You want to be sure that the undesirable cookie is removed fully, do you? Read more »