HiddenBeer Ransomware

HiddenBeer Ransomware

HiddenBeer Ransomware appends .beer extension to its encrypted files, which is how victims recognize their computers are infected with this specific malicious application. If you can see .beer extension at the of your files’ names too, we encourage you to read this article and get to know the threat better. Another sign it is on the computer, is a particular picture placed as Desktop wallpaper as well as a text note containing a ransom note that demands to pay for decryption tools. It is natural you may consider putting up with the cybercriminals’ demands if the infection ruined a lot of personal files or data you cannot replace, but the truth is paying the ransom could be hazardous. The hackers may not keep their promises in which case you would lose your money in vain. If you do not want to gamble with your savings, we would advise erasing HiddenBeer Ransomware. To learn more about it as well as how to eliminate it you should continue reading this report and review the removal instructions added below it. Read more »

Engage

Engage is a tracking cookie used for gathering information about the user’s interests. Researchers report it could record various anonymous data, e.g., clicked ads, visited web pages, and so on. What’s more, our researchers inform us the cookie is quite old, and it is unknown whether there are any sites that still contain it. However, we will talk more about it later in the text. Therefore, if you noticed Engage in your browser, we would recommend reading the rest of the article to find out more details about it. Besides, positioned slightly below the text you should find detailed removal instructions that explain how to eliminate the tracking cookie manually from browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Read more »

ZEDO.com

ZEDO.com is a tracking cookie that is set up to record virtual information. An HTTP cookie is stored on the browser or computer, and it is primarily used to record and store information. It is because of cookies that you don’t need to log into a website every time you visit it, unless, of course, you log out or adjust settings to limit cookies. Although cookies can be very useful, the line between usefulness and intrusiveness is often very blurry, and that is what you need to be cautious about. ZEDO is a self-proclaimed “Advertising Technology Partner for Publishers,” and the “World’s Largest Independent Global Ad Server.” It supports all kinds of services and products, and offers to showcase them using ads on mobile apps and articles, and with the help of the so-called curtain raisers. Curtain raisers are ads that pop up on your mobile screen and take up a good portion of it. While you can see ads – whether or not you find them intrusive or annoying – recognizing the existence of cookies might be more complicated. If you are curious to learn if you should remove ZEDO.com cookies, please continue reading. Read more »

Matrix-EMAN Ransomware

Matrix-EMAN Ransomware

It is most likely that your operating system was attacked by Matrix-EMAN Ransomware if your Desktop wallpaper has been replaced with an image that displays this message: “We are really sorry to inform you that: ALL YOUR FILES WERE ENCRYPTED with AES-128+RSA-2048 algorithms!” There are other signs that can tell you that this is the infection that you are dealing with, and we discuss them in this report. Unfortunately, it is most likely that you have discovered the malicious ransomware after it successfully encrypted your personal files. At the time of research, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, it was not possible to decrypt files, as no legitimate file decryptors could help. This is the strength of file-encrypting ransomware because once victims realize they are out of options, they are more likely to be willing to pay a ransom. The bad news is that this is not a good option either because cyber criminals are unlikely to help you out even if you transfer the requested ransom. Of course, whether or not you pay the ransom, you must remove Matrix-EMAN Ransomware. Continue reading to find out how to delete this monstrous infection. Read more »

Go.bonanzoro.com

Go.bonanzoro.com

Installers that promote Go.bonanzoro.com cannot be trusted because this search tool is a browser hijacker, and the programs packaged along with it are unlikely to be reliable. If you are in a situation, in which you are deciding whether or not to go on with the installation of the software bundle, you should find a better way to install desirable software, especially if you are not provided with the option to reject undesirable programs. If you have downloaded the hijacker and accompanying programs already, you need to be extremely careful about what you do next. If you choose to interact with the downloaded programs carelessly, you could get yourself in trouble. On the other hand, if you research what you have downloaded, you might avoid security issues. We do not claim that all programs and extensions bundled along with the hijacker are malicious and require removal, but it is in your own interest to research them to make sure they are harmless. Whether or not you need to worry about other threats, in this report, we focus on deleting Go.bonanzoro.com. Read more »

Power System Care

Power System Care

If your operating system has been running slower than usual lately, you might be thinking about installing a program like Power System Care. It promises to speed up the system by cleaning the Registry and by removing add-ons and adware. These promises are made at powersyscare.com, the official website set up to offer the free installer of the program. Although the installer is free, the services are not, and if you choose to use the PUP (potentially unwanted program) to “repair” alleged issues, you will need to pay €23.95. This is not a lot of money, but definitely too much for what is offered. The issues that the scanner finds can be easily fixed for free, and some of them can even be ignored. If you go to %TEMP%, you might find a ton of temporary files, and you can easily eliminate them all yourself. It is silly to pay for a program to do it. Unfortunately, some users might be tricked into thinking that the PUP is an essential tool that can significantly increase system’s speeds. It is not, and that is why we want to show you how to delete Power System Care. Read more »

Cpm10.com

Cpm10.com is an adware server, which is why users who encounter it might see various advertisements when surfing the Internet. Such content could be annoying and may disturb user’s browsing. However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com also believe some of it could be potentially dangerous as well. Therefore, if you come across this adware server, we would recommend not to interact with any suspicious ads that might be displayed by it. For users who do not want to take any chances, or see any questionable ads, we would advise removing Cpm10.com with no hesitation. Users who need instructions on how to get rid of this suspicious application could take a look at the steps provided below the article. On the other hand, if you wish to know more about the adware server, you may want to read our article first. Read more »

Octopus Trojan

Octopus Trojan

Octopus Trojan might be related to a particular group of hackers known as DustSquad because the malware’s targeted victims are diplomatic organizations from Central Asia, which is the region where these cybercriminals have been active for some years now. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report that the threat might allow cybercriminals to take control over the victims’ computers. Based on what we learned while testing the malicious application it looks like it could steal various information, track user’s activity, download files, and so on. No doubt, such actions could cause a lot of trouble for the victim and the organization he works at. Of course, the faster it is eliminated, the less damage it can do, which is why it is essential to know how to remove Octopus Trojan. Probably the safest option would be to acquire a legitimate antimalware tool that could handle the malicious application. Also, the instructions available below will demonstrate how to erase it manually. Read more »

MassMiner

MassMiner

The online community has faced a considerable increase in cryptocurrency malware this year. As research has clearly shown, MassMiner is a computer threat that belongs to this category of malicious software as well. Since it enters computers illegally and works completely in the background, it usually takes time for users to find out about the successful entrance of this infection. The quickest and easiest way to find out about the entrance of MassMiner is, of course, scanning the system with an antimalware scanner, but it does not mean that it is impossible to do that without the special antimalware tool. You can find out whether or not this infection is installed on your computer by simply checking the C:\Windows\Temp\Networks directory. If you can locate a malicious executable file (taskmgr.exe) there, there is no doubt that you have encountered MassMiner. We expect you to take action immediately in such a case. In other words, you must delete this infection from your system as soon as possible because its presence will only result in serious problems. The threat is considered to be harmful malware, and, on top of that, research has shown that it is quite sophisticated. Consequently, its manual removal will not be anywhere near easy, but we are sure you will successfully remove it yourself if you first read this report and then use the manual removal guide specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have prepared for less experienced users. Read more »

Go.bonefreeze.com

Go.bonefreeze.com

If you ever encounter an installer that offers to set Go.bonefreeze.com as the default search provider, new tab page, or homepage, the smart thing to do is to terminate the installation. This search engine is classified as a browser hijacker, and you do not want to face it every time you launch your browser. The interface of this hijacker is certainly confusing, as it gives an impression that it is just a regular search engine that can be trusted with web browsing. It cannot because it redirects and shows results that are modified. In the past, the hijacker would redirect to Bing Search. At the time of research, it was routing to Yahoo Search. In the future, we might see it redirecting someplace else. The same is true for the clones of this hijacker, Go.deepteep.com, Go.bonanzoro.com, and Go.querymo.com. We recommend deleting them all for the same reasons that are presented in this report. If you too want to learn how to remove Go.bonefreeze.com, do not hesitate to continue reading. Read more »