Gollum Ransomware

Gollum Ransomware, also known as Bitshifter Ransomware, is a malicious application that locks files on victims’ computers. It is a typical ransomware infection that has been designed to encrypt data. There is only one thing that distinguishes it from other ransomware-type infections – it has been observed that it might also try to steal cryptocurrency wallets and some other personal information. In other words, it makes files unusable and, on top of that, it works as an info-stealer. If you have opened this report because you have encountered this malicious application, make sure you erase it from your system because it might be launched again incidentally and lock all your new files. It will not need your permission to do this. Ransomware infections are one of the nastiest malicious applications that are available on the market, but, luckily, Gollum Ransomware does not seem to be anywhere near sophisticated malicious software, i.e. it does not block system utilities, does not drop a bunch of different components, and it does not make any changes in the Run registry key, so you should be able to delete it from the system manually quite easily. Unfortunately, none of your files will be decrypted. Read more »

Mobsuite.site

Mobsuite.site is presented as “the world smartest Mobile Advertising platform.” Specialists say that it is mainly used for monetization purposes, so do not be surprised if it presents you with commercial advertisements one day. It might also be responsible for various redirections. According to researchers, it should target only Android users, but it does not mean that you can click on ads it shows if you are presented with them while surfing the Web on your Windows computer. It is not likely at all that users open this website consciously. Instead, they experience an immediate redirection to it after clicking on an untrustworthy link, or they simply have untrustworthy software that automatically opens it on their devices. Usually, advertising networks are closely related to adware or potentially unwanted software. We do not say that Mobsuite.site is malicious, but it might still diminish your browsing experience by showing all those ads and causing automatic redirections, so it would be best to get rid of it. Some users will no longer see any ads coming from Mobsuite.site when they quit an old habit of clicking on suspicious links/visiting dubious websites, whereas others will have to remove untrustworthy software from their devices to make it gone. Which group do you belong to? Read more »

Search.searchjsmtmp.com

Search.searchjsmtmp.com

Search.searchjsmtmp.com is considered to be a browser hijacker that might alter homepage and default search engine preferences. As a result, the affected browser may start loading this site every time it is launched or when the user begins a new search. The thing users should know about it is that together with the displayed search results there could be doubtful advertisements from various third parties. Our researchers say they cannot be one hundred percent sure, but they believe some part of such material could be possibly malicious, which is why they advise against the browser hijacker’s usage. We will talk more about it further in the article so if you are interested in learning more about Search.searchjsmtmp.com; we invite you to read the rest of this text. Additionally, users will find instructions showing how to erase it manually just slightly below the article. Read more »

AnimusLocker Ransomware

AnimusLocker Ransomware

AnimusLocker Ransomware is a newly-discovered malicious application you might encounter if you keep your system completely unprotected, i.e. security software is not installed on it. Ransomware infections are one of the nastiest malicious applications available because they target the most valuable user’s asset – personal files. If this infection ever slithers onto your computer, you will find a bunch of files, including your documents, images, and music, completely encrypted. Additionally, the ransomware infection will kill Windows Explorer. The process should restart automatically, but you will need to launch it yourself if it does not revive. Technically, AnimusLocker Ransomware is not sophisticated malware, but it might still cause a lot of problems, so it would be best not to encounter it. As mentioned, you can prevent malicious software from entering your computer by installing a security application. If it is already too late for prevention, i.e. the ransomware infection has infiltrated your computer and locked your files, you must delete this infection as soon as possible so that it could not encrypt your new files. Unfortunately, you will not unlock your files even if you delete the ransomware infection fully. Most probably, you could not find a free decryptor either. Read more »

Patagonia92@tutanota.com Ransomware

Patagonia92@tutanota.com Ransomware

Patagonia92@tutanota.com Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting program that employs a secure cryptosystem called RSA to lock all of their victims’ personal files. The worst part is the malware is set to restart with the operating system so if the user turns the computer off and then on again the threat might start encrypting his files once more. In which case, data that you might have added or created after the computer got infected would be damaged as well. Because of this, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com urge users to remove Patagonia92@tutanota.com Ransomware before it ruins more of their files. The malware can be eliminated manually and if you have a look at the instructions available below you can learn how to get rid of it. As for learning more about the threat you could review our full text. Read more »

PDF Convert Tab

PDF Convert Tab

It seems that PDF Convert Tab is becoming more and more popular, but you should not be one of those users who install it on their computers even if it promises to enable you to “convert PDF files directly on your new tab page” because it is considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted applications are not dangerous at all if compared to Trojans, worms, or other threats considered malware, but we are not going to lie – it has drawbacks, so it is not a very good idea to keep it installed on the system, especially if it has slithered onto your computer without your knowledge. 13 489 users have already installed PDF Convert Tab from the Chrome Web Store, but the total number of users who have it installed on their computers must be higher because it can be downloaded directly from its official website (http://www.pdfconverttab.com) as well. It seems that not all users install it consciously. Some people say they have nothing to do with its installation, which suggests that this potentially unwanted application might be distributed differently as well. If you know nothing about its installation too, you must delete it today. This should not be too difficult if you let us help you. Read more »

Scarab-Bomber Ransomware

Scarab-Bomber Ransomware

Scarab-Bomber Ransomware is a tricky infection because it has at least two versions, but it is certain that this program is a ransomware infection that encrypts user’s files and then demands that the victims paid a ransom fee. We always say this when we deal with ransomware: paying is not an option because you would only encourage these criminals to continue committing the same cybercrimes. Therefore, you need to remove Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, and then look for ways to either restore your files or you simply start anew. Please remember that ransomware infections are really dangerous, and sometimes it is impossible to decrypt the affected data. Read more »

ThePresidentSays Toolbar

ThePresidentSays Toolbar

Perhaps ThePresidentSays Toolbar looks like a fun application that will make your browsing sessions more entertaining. However, computer security experts suggest that this app is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it might expose you to potentially corrupted content. What’s more, if you did not intend to have this application added to your system, there is no reason to keep it because it will only slow down your browser. Hence, scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions and get rid of ThePresidentSays Toolbar immediately. For further questions, please feel free to leave us a comment. Read more »

Win PC Repair 2018

Win PC Repair 2018

Win PC Repair 2018 is PC optimization tool users can download directly from http://www.fastwinpcs.com. It is promoted as a useful application that can boost the computer’s performance by detecting and then cleaning items that affect it in a negative way. It looks useful, but you should not install it on your computer if you expect that you could speed up your PC with it for free because this is not going to happen. The free version of this program works as a diagnostic tool, meaning that it could only scan your computer for items that need to be removed. No, it is not the main reason Win PC Repair 2018 has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Continue reading this article to find out more about it. We hope that the provided information will convince you not to install Win PC Repair 2018 or delete it from the system in case you have already installed it/found it installed on your PC without your knowledge. It is usually not something extremely difficult to delete potentially unwanted programs, so you should be able to delete Win PC Repair 2018 quite easily too if you decide that you no longer want to see it installed on your computer. Read more »

Omerta Ransomware

Omerta Ransomware

Omerta Ransomware is, without a doubt, the one that has locked files on your computer if you can locate a new .[XAVAX@PM.ME].omerta extension appended to those files you find impossible to open, because this filename extension is one of its distinctive features. It has not been developed for the purpose of making users annoyed. Instead, it is used to obtain money from users. Do not send money to malicious software developers by any means because they will use your money to develop more threats that you yourself might encounter in the future. Also, even though Omerta Ransomware promises to decrypt users’ files right after the money is received, there are no guarantees that it will be given to you, so, in our opinion, it would be smarter to restore files from a backup rather than pay money for the decryption tool that might not be even sent to you. Make sure you remove the ransomware infection first before you go to restore your encrypted data. It is not sophisticated malware, and it even deletes itself automatically once it is done with users’ personal files, but you will still need to remove two components associated with it (its Value and its ransom note) from your system. Additionally, you will have to change your Wallpaper because the ransomware infection will set its image with an email address. Read more »