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 »

Zoldon Ransomware

Zoldon Ransomware

Do you know what a file-encryptor is? It is an infection that encrypts files. Zoldon Ransomware is not an infection capable of doing that, although it ties to trick victims into thinking that it is. At best, it is a screen-locker, but it fails at that also. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, it is possible to close the window via the Task Bar or the Task Manager to inspect the allegedly corrupted files. This step is exceptionally important because you want to see what damage was or was not done before you pay attention to the demands that cyber criminals have. If you check your files, it should become obvious very quickly that your personal files are fine and that you do not need to worry about permanent encryption. That being said, even if your files are not encrypted, you want to remove malware that has invaded your operating system. We have a few useful tips for you that will help delete Zoldon Ransomware from the Windows operating system with ease. Read more »

Exerciers.mobi

It can be really dangerous to interact with online advertisements that come your way, especially if they are delivered via Exerciers.mobi and other unreliable adware servers. Adware, as you know, stands for advertising-supported software, but in this situation, it is unlikely that the server needs applications or extensions to act. Of course, it is possible that adware active on your operating system and browser is connecting to the server and delivering ads hosted on it, but it is also possible that you have activated the suspicious ads yourself by agreeing to see notifications. Do you remember enabling notifications when you visited a suspicious website? If you have, you might find yourself needing to delete Exerciers.mobi ads. Is that feasible? It certainly is, and the removal guide available below should help you. First, of course, we suggest performing a full system scan to check if you need to erase adware-server related software or other infections. Read more »

ERROR #268d3x8938 pop-ups

ERROR #268d3x8938 pop-ups are fake system alerts, so if you see one, you should not trust it. Our researchers believe the warning might be prepared by hackers who may seek to scam their victims over the phone since the message should ask the user to call 1-855-624-0192. The mentioned telephone alone should show it is a scam because Microsoft does not have a helpline; instead, users can contact the support by visiting the official company’s web page. Therefore, users who notice ERROR #268d3x8938 pop-ups on their browser should eliminate them at once with no hesitation. If you have no idea how to get rid of it, you could check the instructions available at the end of this article. However, if you came here to learn about this threat as well, you may want to read the rest of the text too. Read more »