Spinyon

Spinyon

Google Chrome users might install Spinyon, an extension that is meant to optimize search results by Yahoo Search. What does that mean? You might think that the extension promises to enhance the results you see and include more interesting and useful links. In reality, the extension is most likely to include sponsored links and advertisements only. This is the main reason this add-on is classified as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. As you might know already, our Anti-Spyware-101.com team recommends removing all PUPs, and you can learn how to get rid of this particular PUP using the guide in our article. If you scroll down, you will find a section called “How to delete Spinyon,” and further down, you will find a step-by-step guide. If you are not interested in learning more about the extension, scroll down. If you are curious about the extension, continue reading, and use the comments section to ask questions if you want to. Read more »

Search Sherpa

Search Sherpa

Search Sherpa might not be a direct computer security threat, but it shouldn’t be allowed to stay on your computer either way. It is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it might inadvertently redirect you to corrupt websites or expose you to shady online marketing schemes. Either way, the bottom line is that you have to remove a program you never wanted to have, and you can remove Search Sherpa by following the manual removal guidelines right at the bottom of this description. Of course, don’t forget to protect your system from similar intruders, too. Read more »

FireBird RAT

FireBird RAT is a dangerous infection that can be used by pretty much anyone in a number of ways. This remote access trojan/tool was created by an unknown malware developer, who then decided to sell it on underground forums. This ensures that only interested parties – a.k.a. hackers – are able to obtain it. We do not know what price this tool is sold at, but that is done in anonymous ways, and that is why it is impossible to catch the seller and the buyer. Unfortunately, because virtually anyone can purchase the RAT, it can be used in many different ways, and its distribution can be unique as well. So, while some victims might execute the threat themselves as they open spam email attachments or files/links sent to them on social networking platforms, a different trojan could be employed to expose the RAT to others. Unfortunately, once inside the system, this malware stays hidden, and so victims are not supposed to know that they need to delete anything. Of course, the removal of FireBird RAT must be handled ASAP. Read more »

Gleguidat.info

Gleguidat.info

Gleguidat.info is an adware server that is used to display commercial content to Internet users. If you are constantly being redirected to this webpage, it means that there have been some modifications made on your browser, that redirects you to the server once in a while. In a sense, it is not possible to remove Gleguidat.info from your computer because it is not there. But you can reset your browser settings to default to delete all the modifications related to this adware server. It would also be a good idea to run a full system scan with a powerful security tool. Read more »

Access+

Access+

There is an extension that claims that it can enhance Google Search results, and it is called Access+. This extension was created by StreamSoft, which is also the creator that stands behind Access and Stream+ extensions. All three of them are classified as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) because they do not offer useful or trustworthy services. Most likely, this tool was created to serve the agenda of its creator, and we have to consider the worst possible scenarios. Perhaps the PUP was created to spy on you and leak information about you to unknown parties? What if it was created as an advertising tool that exploits the globally trusted Google Chrome search engine to push malicious links? Whatever the case might be, even if you are safe using this extension, it does not offer anything useful, and that is a good enough reason to remove it. If you continue reading, you will learn how to delete Access+ from your browser. Read more »

Nppp Ransomware

Nppp Ransomware

Nppp Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. This program will enter your system surreptitiously, and it will not let you do anything unless you pay the ransom fee. All ransomware programs are there to rip their victims off by pushing them into purchasing file decryption tools. Sometimes, those tools don’t even work. Thus, you should refrain from paying anything to these criminals, and you have to focus on removing Nppp Ransomware from your computer. You can find the manual removal instructions below, but it is also strongly recommended to invest in a licensed antispyware tool. Read more »

Fiaharam.net

Fiaharam.net

The information, offers, suggestions, and requests introduced to you via Fiaharam.net must be disregarded completely because this adware server is likely to be used by completely unreliable parties. If you think that you will be able to get paid when you share links on the Internet using the service, you are very far off the reality. In fact, if you are tricked into sharing links, you could, potentially, expose the communities you belong to, your followers, friends, and colleagues to scams, unreliable installers and perhaps even malware. Due to this, it is strongly recommended that you stay away from this adware server at all times. Have you been tricked into enabling the notifications by this server already? If you have, you now must be flooded with ads, and we can help you get rid of them. Hopefully, the only thing you need to do is remove Fiaharam.net notifications, but just in case you are dealing with something more ominous, please scan your operating system immediately. If the scanner detects threats, delete them ASAP. Read more »

Lezp Ransomware

Lezp Ransomware

Lezp Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that tries to push you into paying ransom for your files. It is yet another addition to the STOP Ransomware family, and it doesn’t look like the string of these infections would end any time soon. Therefore, you have to be ready to remove Lezp Ransomware from your system as soon as possible. In this description, you will find more information about the threat, and you can also check out the manual removal guidelines at the bottom. If you do not feel confident about removing this infection manually, be sure to acquire a powerful security application that will help you terminate the program automatically. Read more »

Search and Newtab

Search and Newtab

Did you download Search and Newtab by toupdate15 thinking that it can help you browse the web more efficiently? Most likely, you do not even know where it came from, or you were tricked into letting it in when you executed a bundled downloader. The installer of this PUP (potentially unwanted program) can be found on the popular Chrome Web Store, at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-and-newtab/gffphgpcblfoaknmcaldoggadmomcgmm. Although it is suggested that more than 200,000 people have downloaded this extension, and it has a 3/5* rating, the reviews written by actual users are terrible. Some of them claim: “Keeps installing itself after multiple removals, please help” or “google do somthing about this, its a virus and it keeps downloading by itself.” Clearly, this extension is doing something strange, and that is what we are here to discuss. Needless to say, we recommend removing Search and Newtab, but before you delete this PUP, we recommend that you read this report to learn all about it. Read more »

ProLock Ransomware

ProLock Ransomware

If you use remote access tools, you have to make sure that no vulnerabilities exist because ProLock Ransomware is one of the many infections that could exploit them for unauthorized access. This kind of malware cannot invade operating systems that are guarded. Unfortunately, many Windows users are pretty lax when it comes to cyber security, and that is why malware is thriving. According to Anti-Apyware-101.com researchers, PwndLocker Ransomware is the predecessor of this dangerous infection, and sadly, it is stronger as well. The old version had a bug that allowed victims to decrypt their files, and when the new variant encrypts files, they cannot be recovered manually. In fact, we do not know if they can be recovered at all. Of course, that is not what cybercriminals want you to think. They want you to think that you can purchase a decryptor from them. Instead of wasting your money, we recommend focusing on deleting ProLock Ransomware. To learn more about the infection and its removal, keep reading. Read more »