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Fanatics Search

Fanatics Search

If you are not cautious, you might install malware and unreliable or unwanted programs without even realizing it. Fanatics Search has an official installer, but because this installer does not present the add-on in an attractive manner, it is most likely that third-party installers are used for the distribution. These installers might attach the extension to more desirable programs, or it could be lost in the middle of all other programs bundled together. All in all, regardless of how you install the application, it is recommended that you remove it from your web browser. At the time of analysis, it was compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers only. The extension was also available on official Chrome and Firefox app stores: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fanatics-search/aphmipfohigogebjlbkeecamnljollac and addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/fanatics-search/. Without a doubt, it might be easier to handle the situation of the only thing you need to do is delete Fanatics Search. That being said, make sure you eliminate all unwanted and malicious threats that exist on your operating system. Read more »

Rektware Ransomware

Rektware Ransomware

Rektware Ransomware is a file-encrypting malicious threat that turns the targeted victim’s files into useless data. Afterward, the malware drops a ransom note and shows the same text provided on a popup window that should be displayed on the computer’s screen. The message does not say a lot beside telling the victim to send a letter to a given email address. It may also contain the following phrase: (FreeDecryptAllYourFiles). It might look as if the malicious application’s creators promise to decipher victim’s data free of charge, but we highly doubt it considering such infections are usually created solely for money extortion. Perhaps, the hackers think they will be able to convince their victims to pay after all. If you continue reading our article, you will find out more information about the malware as well as deletion instructions for Rektware Ransomware provided below the report. Read more »

LIGMA Ransomware

LIGMA Ransomware

Malware experts agree: LIGMA Ransomware could become a serious threat. At this time, the infection is not complete, and its distribution is unlikely to have started. Of course, if you encounter it, you must remove it without further delay because it appears to have been created to encrypt files. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com has found that the infection is programmed to encrypt 224 different types of files, which include documents, photos, archives, songs, videos, shortcuts, etc. The infection does not encrypt system files, and there is no point in doing that because the operating system can be reinstalled. On the other hand, when personal files are encrypted, their owners are more likely to accept the requests of cyber criminals just to get them back. The strange thing is that the infection in its current state does not make any requests. This isn’t bad news because even when victims have the opportunities to pay ransoms, they should not do it because cyber criminals are unlikely to give anything in return. All in all, even if it is not spreading yet, we want to show how to delete LIGMA Ransomware in case it strikes unexpectedly. Read more »

Termite Ransomware

Termite Ransomware

Termite Ransomware is a dangerous threat as it could encrypt various images and documents located on the infected device. Usually, such malicious programs show ransom notes demanding to pay for decryption tools. This application shows such a text too, but it might be impossible to read it. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, say some computers might be unable to display the ransom note and so instead of the cybercriminals’ message you could see random characters. Obviously, without being able to read anything, the victim cannot know how to pay a ransom. However, we would not recommend doing so even if it was possible. The hackers may claim they can guarantee you will receive decryption tools, but in reality, there are no guarantees as they always ask to pay first and then what is left to do is to wait and hope the malware’s developers will bother to keep up with their promises. Instead of doing so we advise erasing the malicious application, and if you decide to remove Termite Ransomware, you can try eliminating it manually while following the instructions placed below. Read more »

savefiles@india.com Ransomware

savefiles@india.com Ransomware

Your virtual security is important to you, isn’t it? Then why would you let savefiles@india.com Ransomware in? If this malicious threat has not slithered into your operating system yet, you want to take this opportunity to secure it as soon as possible. The first thing you want to do is install a reliable anti-malware tool to safeguard your operating system and keep infections away. The second thing you have to do is back up your files, and we recommend choosing cloud storage or external drives to back up photos, videos, and other personal files you might not want to lose. If it is too late to protect your personal files because your system has been invaded by the malicious ransomware already, make it a point to back up files in the future because that is the only thing that can guarantee that your files are safe. Of course, if you need to delete savefiles@india.com Ransomware, that is the first thing you need to focus on. Continue reading the report to learn more about the infection, and follow the removal guide below if you decide to erase the infection manually. Read more »

KCTF Locker Ransomware

KCTF Locker Ransomware

We could not call KCTF Locker Ransomware a real threat because research has revealed that it has been developed for a competition. Specifically speaking, someone has developed it for the CyberSecurity Capture The Flag event. It was not distributed by cyber criminals at the time of analysis. We do not know whether this threat will ever be used as a tool to obtain money from users, but we still want you to know about it. Theoretically, new ransomware infections might be developed on its source code, or crooks might borrow this threat, update it a little, and then start distributing it with the intention of obtaining money. It does not really matter which version of this threat you encounter because you cannot keep any malicious application installed on your computer. Even the tiniest infection must be deleted from the system right away because you cannot know what it will evolve into. If nothing changes, it will be a piece of cake to remove this program from the system. Unfortunately, no files will be unlocked if they have already been encrypted no matter you delete KCTF Locker Ransomware manually or scan your system with an antimalware scanner to clean it. Read more »

Suri Ransomware

Suri Ransomware

Suri Ransomware locks all files on the victim’s Desktop with AES encryption algorithm and marks them with the .SLAV extension. If you see this extension at the end of your files' names you should have a look at the rest of the article to learn more about the threat you came across. In this article, we will discuss its possible distribution channels, its effective manner, and the methods you could employ to get rid of it. Moreover, just slightly below the report, we will add instructions showing how to remove Suri Ransomware manually. Naturally, if you do not think you can deal with the malicious application on your own, you could use a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Also, users who have some other questions about the infection or need more guidance with its deletion could place comments at the end of this article. Read more »

Korean MAFIA ransomware

Korean MAFIA ransomware

Korean MAFIA ransomware is a malicious computer infection that can encrypt your personal files. According to our research, this program has not been developed fully, and so it cannot collect the ransom payments. Thus, it does not provide users why any method to decrypt their files. As a result, you need to remove Korean MAFIA ransomware from your computer immediately and look for individual ways to restore your files.

In this description, we will tell you a little bit more about what this infection can do, and how you can remove it from your computer. Also, we will explore several file retrieval options. Read more »

CouponRockstar Ads

CouponRockstar Ads

If you keep seeing CouponRockstar Ads, there is a good chance that you can find the CouponRockstar extension installed on your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser. Can this extension be installed without your permission? That is unlikely to be the case, but our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers suggest that users might let in the unwanted extension by accident. Do you remember downloading anything new recently? If you do, do you remember other programs being bundled with that new piece of software? Software bundles are quite common these days, and, unfortunately, that is how malicious infections are spread too. In fact, malware could have been downloaded along with the extension too. Our research team advises that you remove CouponRockstar Ads because it is an advertising-supported program that might showcase annoying and questionable ads, but you must not forget to inspect your system for even more serious infections. Before you continue reading, install a free malware scanner to check whether or not you need to delete anything else besides adware. Read more »

CEIDPageLock

CEIDPageLock

CEIDPageLock falls both under the rootkit and browser hijacker classifications. Currently, it is spread among users from China, but it is possible users from other countries could receive it too. According to our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com the threat might keep redirecting its victims to a malicious website pretending to be 2345.com, which is a legitimate website. If the user ends up searching the Internet through the fake malware’s site, he could come across potentially dangerous advertising content. Also, it is possible the site may track users and collect information like websites the user visits, purchased goods, etc. The malicious application itself might use such data or it could be sold to other interested parties. Needless to say, the safest option would be to erase CEIDPageLock before anything goes wrong. Slightly below the article, you will find instructions explaining how to remove the malware manually, although if you wish to know this threat better, you should read the article first. Read more »