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WebtrendsLive

WebtrendsLive seems to be an old tracking cookie that could keep information about user’s interests. As you might be aware, such data can be used for marketing purposes or to be more precise, to show you targeted advertisements, offers, and so on. While there is nothing malicious in it and lots of various web pages do so too, some users may still not like the idea they are being tracked when browsing the Internet. If you do not want to be followed by websites that could be using WebtrendsLive, you should simply erase this cookie from your browser. The instructions below the text will explain how to eliminate it and if you need more information about the application you could find it by reading the rest of our article. Read more »

CtrlAlt Ransomware

CtrlAlt Ransomware

CtrlAlt Ransomware is a malicious tool used for money extortion. It locks files located on the infected device with a secure encryption algorithm and displays a ransom note suggesting the user can get his files back only after paying a ransom. Needless to say, we would not recommend trusting the cybercriminals behind the malware. There is a possibility they may not bother sending the decryption tools you would pay for or they could start asking for more money. Therefore, if you do not want to pay for something you may never receive we recommend erasing CtrlAlt Ransomware. If you have already decided you want to delete it, you should have a look at the removal instructions available at the end of the article. On the other hand, if you need more details before deciding what to do, you could read our report first. Read more »

Mediaplex

Mediaplex is one of the billion existing tracking cookies used to collect and keep certain details about users. It might be also dropped on your system as Conversant. You should not freak out if you have found it listed under Cookies on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome even if you cannot recognize it and know nothing about its appearance on your computer because this particular tracking cookie is not malicious. Of course, tracking cookies may, theoretically, be used by cyber criminals who set up websites with the intention of dropping a tracking cookie on the user’s computer, but we can assure you that Mediaplex will not cause you any trouble. Usually, these plain text files called cookies are not dangerous, but privacy-minded users should still be cautious and refrain from visiting shady websites. If you still decide to eliminate Mediaplex, it should not be a complicated task at all; however, we still suggest following our manual removal guide for those less experienced users. You want to be sure that the undesirable cookie is removed fully, do you? Read more »

Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware

Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware

Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware is a new variant of Dharma Ransomware, and so it looks very much alike. Same as before it encrypts user’s personal files and then shows a pop-up message with a ransom note. The shorter version of it can be found on a text document that should be placed on the user’s Desktop. If your files have the .id-{random characters}.[Darknes@420blaze.it].waifu extension and you see the described ransom notes, we invite you to read our full article and learn more about the malicious application that might have infected your system. In the text, we will discuss details like the threat’s distribution channels, ways to avoid Darknes@420blaze.it Ransomware, possible removal methods, and so on. Also, at the end of the text, you can find our deletion steps that will explain how to erase the malware manually. Read more »

btc@fros.cc Ransomware

btc@fros.cc Ransomware

If you are unlucky enough to face btc@fros.cc Ransomware, you need to take action right away. If you are able to uncover the disguise of this malicious threat quickly, you just might be able to delete the launcher file before the infection is fully executed. The threat is likely to be introduced to you with the help of software bundles or spam emails, and so you might have a chance to eliminate the file. If you do not realize that a seemingly harmless file you downloaded and opened belongs to malware, the malicious infection can move on to encrypt your personal files. Once they are encrypted, you cannot rename them or change them in any way to make them readable again. The decryptor that the creator of the ransomware should produce, could not have been obtained, and legitimate file decryptors are powerless against the cryptor of this malware. So, if your files were encrypted, you are in a very sticky situation. All in all, regardless of the outcome, it is a must to remove btc@fros.cc Ransomware, and that is what we discuss in this report. Read more »

Gator

Tracking cookies are not considered serious threats, so do not freak out if you ever find one of them on your system. Gator is one of the thousands of tracking cookies that exist in the world. It is already quite old (it was detected in 2010), but some users might still encounter it. If you can locate it next to other cookies on the web browser you use, it is very likely that it was placed there some time ago. It is not considered malicious, but it might be used to keep/record some information about you, so feel free to remove Gator from your system to put an end to this activity. We cannot confirm that Gator is actively used to collect information these days since it is quite old, but it would not be worse if you remove it from your web browser. Tracking cookies might be placed on all users’ browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Luckily, users have the full freedom to manage all cookies themselves. We would suggest eliminating those that have been dropped on your system after visiting shady websites immediately. Instructions provided below will help you to get rid of Gator and all other undesirable browsing cookies manually. Read more »

Bridgetrack

The Bridgetrack cookie is a piece of data that has been employed to track users’ activity since at least 2009. It can record the user’s geographical location, as well as search history and interaction with virtual content. All of this information is supposed to help the service provider and advertising companies working along with it to present more personalized content. In some cases, this is not a good thing as malicious parties can use cookies to figure out what intrigues potential targets. This could be used to deliver scams successfully. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not have any data that would point to the cookie discussed in this report to be malicious. Does that mean that you should just let it in and do whatever it pleases? Before you do that, you want to understand how it works. If you continue reading this report, you will be able to decide whether or not you want to delete Bridgetrack from your web browser. If you have made up your mind already, the removal guide is below. Read more »

EPilot

There is a good chance that a cookie called EPilot can be found on your browser. On Google Chrome, for example, you can find the list of all cookies at chrome://settings/siteData (enter this path into the address bar of the browser to access the list). The access to the cookies’ list on other browsers is a little more complicated, but we can help you delete EPilot. Why should you eliminate this HTTP/web/tracking cookie? In fact, we cannot tell you to do it, and it is your decision whether or not you wish to go through with it. That being said, there are some things that might weigh your decision, and our research team has thoroughly inspected the suspicious cookie to provide you with the most relevant information. If you choose not to remove it, you will at least have more information about it. If you decide that you do want to get rid of it, we have added a guide that should help you. Of course, we have created guides that show how to clear the most popular web browsers, and if you need our assistance clearing others, you should not hesitate to leave us a comment below. Read more »

BlueMountain

You do not need to remove BlueMountain from your system because it is not malicious and it will not cause any harm to you, but, of course, you have the freedom to eliminate this tracking cookie if its presence bothers you a lot or you simply do not trust it. BlueMountain is, technically, not intruder either even though you do not know anything about its appearance because it is very likely that you have agreed that it would be dropped on the system yourself. It is hard to say the exact website you have visited, but it is very likely that BlueMountain is closely associated with https://www.bluemountaingroup.co.uk/ and https://www.bluemountain.com/. Legitimate websites inform users about the use of cookies and allow users to manage them. Of course, not all the users remember clicking the Accept Cookies button themselves. As a consequence, not all of them know why certain cookies are listed under the Cookies category on their web browsers. A bunch of users cannot explain why BlueMountain has been dropped on their systems too, and there is nothing surprising about that. BlueMountain is not considered to be malicious, but you can delete it from the system if you want to. Read more »

Xnxx

You need to be extremely selective about the cookies that are embedded in your web browsers because malicious ones exist too. The Xnxx cookie is our main focus in this report. Cookies are pieces of data that record information that can be both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable. The data is stored by the cookie so that whenever the user revisits the website, some data is already available. This data might include preferences, language settings, time zone, geo-location, and browsing history. Using this data, the website might be capable of presenting the visitor with a more relevant and personalized experience. For example, if you revisit an online shopping website, you might find recently viewed items, and shopping suggestions might reflect your previous browsing history. In most cases, cookies are harmless and even useful, but some are more intrusive and might require removal. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends deleting Xnxx cookie because it can monitor activity and, potentially, record highly sensitive information. Continue reading to learn more. Read more »