How Schemers Can Use Your Real Password to Blackmail You

It is a scary thing to find a real password sent to you via email by schemers because that indicates that your virtual security has been jeopardized. If you receive an email like that, the first thing you need to do is think if that password is still in use. If it is, you must change it immediately because there is no doubt that it has been leaked. Whether that happened during a massive data breach or because you were tricked using a phishing scam, you need to take care of your virtual security first. If the password sent to you along with an intimidating message is no longer in use, the chances are that you are safe. Most likely, the password linked to your email account has been discovered during a data breach that happened a long time ago. If that is the case, you should not pay attention to the message. Read more »

Smart Pc Care

Smart Pc Care

Smart Pc Care is a questionable PC optimizer that some users may come across if they do not mind visiting unreliable websites or clicking possibly dangerous content. After testing it, our researches decided it should be classified as a potentially unwanted program or a PUP in short. It would seem the software may show a list of issues that might not make any difference to the system’s performance and then ask to buy the full version of it if the user clicks the repair button. If you installed Smart Pc Care without knowing this, it would be smart to review our full article so you could find out more about what you might be dealing with. Since our specialists advise not to waste any time with this questionable application, there will be a deletion guide just a bit below the article too. Read more »

AskHelp@protonmail.com Ransomware

AskHelp@protonmail.com Ransomware

Our specialists discovered a new version of Matrix9643@yahoo.com Ransomware; it is titled AskHelp@protonmail.com Ransomware. The moment the malicious application’s installer is launched it should show a window displaying the progress of data encryption. Users who notice it should try to unplug the computer immediately and restart it in Safe Mode, we cannot promise it will necessarily save the data located on the computer, but there is a possibility it might stop the encryption process. Of course, afterward, users should restart the system in Safe Mode. However, if your computer got infected and the files on it were affected there might be nothing else to do but to delete AskHelp@protonmail.com Ransomware and restore data from backup. As for more details on this malicious threat, you should continue reading our article. Also, at the end of the text, we will place instructions showing how to remove the malware manually. Read more »

Proticc Ransomware

Proticc Ransomware

New malicious infections are discovered every day, and amongst truly malicious and dangerous ones we often see those that cannot perform well. Proticc Ransomware is one of these underperforming infections; however, we cannot guarantee that it will stay that way forever. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts have examined the infection in the internal lab, and the conclusion is that while this malware poses as a file encryptor, it definitely cannot encrypt anything. Unfortunately, it is most likely that this infection was caught in the development stage, and there is a chance that it will start actively spreading and encrypting personal users’ files. If it succeeds, it could lead to permanent loss of these files because decryption is almost never possible. All in all, whether or not your files are encrypted, you want to delete Proticc Ransomware, and the removal guide in this report should help you. Read more »

National Security Bureau Ransomware

National Security Bureau Ransomware

National Security Bureau Ransomware is a variant of the infamous VirLock Ransomware, which is a true pioneer in the world of ransom-demanding infections. According to the researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, this malware might be one of the first ransomware threats to ever emerge, and its creators keep releasing new successfully propagated variants. Although the different versions of this malware have more similarities than differences, differences do exist, and they are discussed further in this report. Needless to say, our goal is to inform you and help you remove National Security Bureau Ransomware, and so if this malware got into your operating system, you want to continue reading. If your operating system is currently malware-free, we suggest reading to learn how to protect yourself against the invasion of malware in the future. Also, note that the comments section is open, and you can add all questions about how to delete the infection and protect your operating system in the future. Read more »

AndreaGalli Ransomware

AndreaGalli Ransomware is a tremendously mysterious infection, and that is partially because it does not seem to be fully completed yet. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has started analyzing this malware, and it was immediately found that it was created using the infamous Hidden-Tear open source code that is publicly available. Crybrazil Ransomware, Horros Ransomware, and Sorry HT Ransomware are few out of hundreds of other infections that were created using the same code. Although they usually function in the same way, there are always unique traits about this malware. Needless to say, even if we do not know everything about it yet, we know that users must delete AndreaGalli Ransomware, and that is because this is a serious infection. If it slithers into your operating system, it can encrypt personal data, and that is something you want to prevent from happening because, unfortunately, it is almost never possible to restore the encrypted files. So, are you interested in learning more about the infection to protect yourself against it, or do you need to remove it already? We can help in either case. Read more »

Search.hthecalendar.co

Search.hthecalendar.co

Search.hthecalendar.co is a page you will find set on the web browser you use to surf the Internet after you install the extension named The Calendar from its official website http://thecalendar.co/ or another third-party source. Also, it seems that it might come bundled, meaning that it might be installed on your computer without your direct permission. This piece of software has been developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. The company is best-known for developing various suspicious applications that are usually classified as browser hijackers or potentially unwanted software. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that The Calendar promoting can be trusted fully either. Therefore, if you ever find it installed on your PC without your knowledge, or you have clicked the Download button and thought of the consequences later, it would be best that you get rid of it today. It is the only way to remove  Search.hthecalendar.co from all affected browsers as well, so take action immediately after you read this report. Read more »

Ann Ransomware

There are often several ways to refer to the same infection. Here we encounter such situation with Ann Ransomware. It is easy to tell that this program is a computer threat that can encrypt target files, but you can find information on the same program under the AskHelp@protonmail.com Ransomware tag. On the other hand, it doesn’t matter which keyword you choose when you look for information on this program. The bottom line is that you need to remove Ann Ransomware for good, and the instructions applied to AskHelp@protonmail.com Ransomware work for this program, too. After all, it’s the same application. Read more »

Armage Ransomware

Armage Ransomware

Have you found your personal files with the .armage filename extension? If so, it is very likely that you have encountered Armage Ransomware, which is a new infection that targets users’ personal files. Like many other ransomware-type infections available on the market, this threat mercilessly locks all the most valuable users’ files, including documents and images. Without a doubt, the author of Armage Ransomware wants your money. It is very likely that you will be told that it is the only way to unlock encrypted data if you contact the author, but you would make a huge mistake by sending a demanded ransom because you have zero guarantees that those affected files will get back to normal, or you will get a decryption key to unlock your files with. No, you will not get your money back in this case. No matter what you decide to do, make sure you do not keep the malicious application you have encountered active on your computer. Luckily, the removal of Armage Ransomware should be quick and easy since this threat deletes itself once executed, leaving only the text file on the victim’s computer. Read more »

Boris HT Ransomware

Boris HT Ransomware might encipher user’s data and then show a ransom note saying it is necessary to contact the malware’s creators to find out how to decrypt affected data. Usually, in such cases, hackers ask their victims to pay a ransom and promise to send decryption tools right after the payment is confirmed. Unfortunately, there are cases when users do all that is asked and just never hear from the malicious program’s creators ever again. Thus, it is safe to say, paying the ransom is not something we would recommend. If you think it might be a bad idea to write to the infection’s developers too, you should scroll below the article and use the presented deletion instructions. On the other hand, if you would like to learn more about Boris HT Ransomware before deciding whether to erase it, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »