Whoopsie Ransomware

Whoopsie Ransomware

If you are seeing a message saying: “Whoopsie Do NOT close this Window! (otherwise your files are gone for ever and cant be recovered!)” you most likely came across Whoopsie Ransomware. It is a malicious threat designed for money extortion, although we doubt the cybercriminals who created it are using it for this purpose yet. As you see even though the malware’s warning may demand to pay a ransom, it does not provide the information on how to make the payment. Because of this, we believe Whoopsie Ransomware might be still unfinished and could be spread among a few victims to test it. If you are one of the unfortunate users who might have encountered it, we advise you to keep reading the text to find out more important details and then erase the threat with the instructions available below or a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Shrug Ransomware

Shrug Ransomware

Have you found a window displayed on your Desktop and cannot access your programs and files anymore? Shrug Ransomware must be installed on your computer in this case. It is a serious threat that has been developed by cyber criminals who seek to obtain money from users. To increase the chances of receiving the money, it locks personal files and Desktop on the affected computer. Most probably, you could not prevent it from entering your system if you are reading this article right now. Luckily, you do not need to pay money to cyber criminals to unlock your screen and files. Specialists say that Shrug Ransomware is decryptable. That is, a free tool available on the web will unlock your files for free. Consequently, there is no point in sending money to malicious software developers. Before you use the decryptor, delete the ransomware infection fully so that it could not lock files once again. It is not one of those threats that load up on system startup, but you might launch it accidentally yourself. Read more »

MusicBox Live Extension

MusicBox Live Extension

MusicBox Live Extension is an extension for Chrome, and various security experts categorize this application in various ways. Some might consider this application a potentially unwanted program. Our research team goes a little bit further and says that this app is a browser hijacker. This would mean that MusicBox Live Extension modifies your browser’s settings without your permission, and then consequently exposes you to potentially harmful content. The bottom line in this is that this application could cause certain computer security issues, so the sooner you remove it from your computer, the better. Read more »

Search.htv-now.co

Search.htv-now.co

Search.htv-now.co is an untrustworthy search engine we would not recommend using to surf the Internet. That is because our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com classified it as a browser hijacker. Plus, it appears to be there is a chance the application could display suspicious advertising material from various third parties. No doubt, users who wish to maintain their device’s security should avoid encountering possibly dangerous ads. If you think so a well, we invite you to follow the removal instructions located just a bit below this report. Another way to remove the browser hijacker would be to scan the system with a legitimate antimalware tool. Of course, if you need more assistance while deleting Search.htv-now.co you can contact us by leaving a message at the end of this page. Read more »

GeoSmartDNS

GeoSmartDNS

GeoSmartDNS is a piece of software that promises to enable users to “browse the Internet with no censorship.” Even though it has an official website (http://www.geosmartdns.com/), you will not find a Download button, which clearly shows that it is impossible to download it from there. Users still encounter GeoSmartDNS, so, according to researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, there is a huge possibility that this program often enters users’ computers without their knowledge. Most probably, it is installed next to other applications. Have you found it installed on your computer too? If so, you should remove this program as soon as possible. It is not considered extremely harmful malicious software, but specialists are 100% sure that it is a typical advertising-supported application (adware). In other words, GeoSmartDNS has been developed to distribute commercial advertisements. You will start seeing them soon after it is installed on your computer. It might seem to be a minor drawback at first; however, we are sure you will want them gone after some time. Unfortunately, the chances are high that they will not disappear from your screen if you simply delete GeoSmartDNS from your computer because the program changes DNS settings and it does not restore them once removed. Read more »

Search.hdesignyoursite.co

Search.hdesignyoursite.co

Search.hdesignyoursite.co is a browser hijacker, which means it might modify your browser’s preferences. As annoying as users may find such behavior, they should be aware the application might also be unreliable. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, this search engine might display modified search results containing additional advertising material from unknown third parties. Needless to say, if you do not want to put your system at risk accidentally, we would recommend not to take any chances with this threat. Therefore, slightly below the article, we will add detailed steps showing how to get rid of Search.hdesignyoursite.co manually. Of course, if you need more information about the browser hijacker before you decide whether to keep it or eliminate it, we invite you to have a look at the rest of our report. Read more »

FastFormFinder

FastFormFinder

FastFormFinder is presented as a useful tool that can help to “search and access popular forms quick links instantly from your new tab page.” It promises that users could access taxation, immigration, healthcare, travel, power of attorney, and other forms of government. Since it does look beneficial, it is not surprising that users install it on their computers consciously. Google Chrome users usually install it from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fast-forms-finder/pholacpmcekgiaopjihmoahbnffjdpce), whereas Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users get it from its homepage http://fastformfinder.com/. Some users find FastFormFinder quite beneficial. Actually, we cannot say that it is completely useless software too, but it does not mean that it is very smart to install it on the system. We say so because this piece of software has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by our specialists. It should be noted that potentially unwanted applications are not considered malware; however, they have some drawbacks that put them into the unreliable software category. We will elaborate on why FastFormFinder is not fully trustworthy software further in this article. Read more »

The Brotherhood Ransomware

The Brotherhood Ransomware

The Brotherhood Ransomware is a file-encrypting threat our researchers encountered recently. According to them, it is doubtful the malicious application is being distributed yet as they believe it is still in the development stage. If you read the rest of our article, we will explain to you why we think the malware is not finished yet and how it works at the moment. What’s more, at the end of this article you should find our prepared deletion instructions. They might help users to get rid of The Brotherhood Ransomware if the hackers start distributing it. However, it is essential to understand the given steps might not necessarily work because if the malicious application ever gets finished, its working manner could change as well, for example, it could place data on the system that we would not expect to see at the moment of writing. Therefore, it might be safer to use a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

PlayThunder Offers

PlayThunder Offers

Do you want to see ads on any website you visit? Probably, you do not, but that is what you are likely to face if you download PlayThunder Offers. The word “offers” in the name reveals that advertising is an integral part of the service. Sure, the adware (advertising-supported program) does not hide the fact that it delivers ads, but this transparency should not make you think of it as a trustworthy tool. Instead, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests looking at it as a potential threat. Can we guarantee that you would face security issues if you interacted with this adware? We certainly cannot, but it is our duty to warn you about the bad and the ugly of every questionable service and program. In this report, we review the suspicious extension, and that should help you make an informed decision regarding its removal. If you are not sure you want to delete PlayThunder Offers, we strongly recommend that you keep reading. On the other hand, if your mind is made up already, the removal guide is waiting for you. Read more »

Scarab-Bin Ransomware

Scarab-Bin Ransomware

Scarab-Bin Ransomware could change your Desktop picture with an image that should have a text on it saying: “Hello my friend! For instructions for decrypting files, please write here: mrbin775@gmx.de mrbin775@protonmail.com.” Unfortunately, users who encounter this malicious application might need decryption tools since the infection locks various private files with a secure encryption algorithm. Nonetheless, we would still recommend against contacting the malware’s creators as it could lead to them asking for a ransom and if you pay it, you might find you have lost the money in vain. That is because there is always a possibility the hackers will not bother to send decryption tools even if they promise or guarantee it. Therefore, if you do not like the idea of being tricked, we would advise erasing Scarab-Bin Ransomware with the instructions located at the end of the article or a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »