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 »

Chrome Cleaner

Chrome Cleaner

You need to think very carefully before installing Chrome Cleaner if this extension is worth your time and trust. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests that it is not. The program is lacking transparent representation, and there is no doubt that any user can do without its services. We discuss all of that in our report. We can tell you right off the bat that our recommendation is to delete Chrome Cleaner. If you already agree with us, and you want to get rid of this potentially unwanted program (PUP), we suggest scrolling down to find a full manual removal guide. Of course, before you commence the action, you should inspect your operating system using a legitimate malware scanner. If other, more dangerous threats are found, it is possible that clearing the operating system manually might not be the greatest idea. The good news is that there are other options you could choose. Continue reading to learn all about your options, and do not forget to add your questions to the comments section if you want to continue the discussion. Read more »

Pig4444 Ransomware

Pig4444 Ransomware

Pig4444 Ransomware is a vicious threat that encrypts all data on the victim’s device and then drops a ransom note asking to pay for its decryption. The problem is the victim might be unable to view the ransom note since the malware damages even system files, which could stop the computer from working correctly. Consequently, we are not sure whether the malicious application was created to ruin someone’s system on purpose or if the hackers made a mistake. If you are interested in learning more about Pig4444 Ransomware, you should read the rest of this article. Also, if you have other questions about it, keep in mind there is a comments section below the text where you can leave us a message. Read more »

BROOM PC Cleaner

BROOM PC Cleaner

BROOM PC Cleaner is a potentially unwanted program that computer security specialists are very wary about. It might not be the worst security threat out there, but you shouldn’t keep this program on-board if you care about your system stability and personal data security.

In this description, we will look at how BROOM PC Cleaner spreads around, what the implications of keeping this app on your system are. As mentioned, in order to protect your computer from malicious exploitation, it would be for the best to remove BROOM PC Cleaner as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this article. Read more »

BellevueCollegeEncryptor Ransomware

BellevueCollegeEncryptor Ransomware

BellevueCollegeEncryptor Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that targets a collect community in the United States. Even so, there is always a chance that this infection might spread further. Therefore, it would be for the best to remove BellevueCollegeEncryptor Ransomware from your system as soon as possible. You also need to educate yourself about ransomware distribution so that you could protect yourself and your community from similar intruders in the future. Should you need more information about the matter, please do not hesitate to address a professional technician. You should also employ all the measures possible to protect your system from other types of malware. Read more »

Best File Converter

Best File Converter

Best File Converter is a browser extension that lets users convert documents into PDF files and the other way around. However, you should know it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It means the application could do something that might make a user wish it was gone even if he installed it himself. To learn more about why the extension might be annoying, you should read the rest of this article. Should you decide you want to eliminate Best File Converter manually, you could also use the instructions located at the end of this text. Since it is classified as a PUP, it can be erased with security software too. If you like this option better, you should download a legitimate antimalware tool and do a full system scan. After it, the chosen tool ought to let you remove the suspicious plugin and other possible threats by clicking its provided deletion button. Read more »