Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware is a devious Windows infection that enters your operating system using clandestine methods. Whether this program slithers in via a corrupted spam email attachment or gets downloaded by a malicious installer, it will hide itself until all of your personal files are encrypted. If this malicious infection successfully encrypts your personal files, it can proceed to demand a ransom from you. According to our research, at the moment, this ransom is 1.24 BTC, which is around 507 USD or 463 EUR. Every user is given 7 days to make the payment, and, if the payment is not made, the ransom supposedly rises to 2.48 BTC (~1014 USD/925 EUR). Note that the Bitcoin currency is quite unstable and the currency ratios fluctuate frequently. All in all, the sums are high, and it is unlikely that many victims have this kind of money lying around. Unfortunately, at the moment, it is impossible to decrypt personal files in other ways, which means that paying the ransom might be the only way to regain control over your files. Of course, this does not change the fact that you must remove Cerber Ransomware. Read more »

Webhome-page.com

Webhome-page.com

Webhome-page.com is a devious browser hijacker that we urge you to remove as soon as it is found up and running on your operating system. It is important to do so since the hijacker in question exhibits numerous invasive features. Just like any other application that belongs to this category, it will induce undesirable changes to your web browser's default settings. The modifications made by it will result in a ruined online experience. It goes without saying that such functionality should never be tolerated if you wish to surf the web the way you like it. To help you get rid of Webhome-page.com, our researchers have crafted a detailed removal guide that we provide below. Also, we present a few preventative steps that will help you improve your overall virtual security and so to avoid any devious program. Read more »

Driver Updater Plus

Driver Updater Plus

Driver Updater Plus is a questionable application that claims to “keep your computer running at peak performance” by offering all kinds of software and driver updates after scanning your system. As a matter of fact, we have found that this software is quite useless if you install the free version because you cannot actually update anything with it. Due to the fact that this application can show up on your system coming from questionable sources, our malware specialists have labeled this tool as a potentially unwanted program, i.e., a PUP. This obviously means that you are not dealing with a major malware threat in this case, such as a ransomware or any other Trojan. Still, it is possible that the presence of this software may indirectly cause you some virtual security-related issues. If you do not like undesirable surprises, we suggest that you remove Driver Updater Plus from your system. Please continue reading our article to have a better understanding why we believe that this is the best for you. Read more »

Fake Windows Defender Prevented Malicious Software Tech Support

Fake Windows Defender Prevented Malicious Software Tech Support

Fake Windows Defender Prevented Malicious Software Tech Support is hard to miss once it slithers onto your system and activates its attack. This malware infection blocks and locks your screen with a blue window that poses as a Windows product key authentication screen; however, in reality, it is nothing else than a fake alert. We have seen similar threats in the past years emerging from time to time, including “License has Expired +1-888-303-5121,” “Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607,” and “Fake Activation Support 1-877-784-7461.” Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com say that these infections are typical technical support scams that try to fool unsuspecting computer users with a fake alert to call a given customer support phone number. However, calling this number could land you in the center of a scam in which you could lose hundreds of your hard-earned dollars if you are not careful. We recommend that you remove Fake Windows Defender Prevented Malicious Software Tech Support the moment you notice its presence. Read more »

Healer Console

Healer Console

Healer Console is a potentially unwanted program that tries to pass for a system optimizer. System optimization tools are already rather suspicious applications as they are, so you definitely should not trust this one, especially if it enters your system uninvited. Please read on to find out more about the program and how to get rid of it. If you do not remove Healer Console immediately, there is a possibility that you might face more serious security problems in the future. Potentially unwanted programs are not malicious computer infections, but they can always be exploited by malevolent third parties, so you should be careful. Read more »

Stg-234i23r9-sph.com

Stg-234i23r9-sph.com

Stg-234i23r9-sph.com is a suspicious search tool that was created by Bontio Media. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers, the same company is responsible for Startpage-home.com, Search-startpage.com, Homepage-web.com, and other browser hijackers, which, by the way, are identical to the one we are discussing in this report. It is not exactly clear why Bontio has created so many versions of what appears to be the same tool, but our guess is that the hijackers work as advertising platforms that can help make money. Obviously, the more platforms are used to promote sponsored content, the more money can be made. In general, it does not look like the suspicious search tool was created to assist you. In fact, we do not classify it as a beneficial tool at all, and it is our recommendation for you to remove Stg-234i23r9-sph.com from your web browsers. If you continue reading this report, you will learn all about this suspicious search provider and its elimination. Read more »

Yardood.com

Yardood.com

At first glance, Yardood.com may look like a customized version of the Yahoo! Search engine. However, our research shows that the search engine may also change to Google, so it is suspicious already. In fact, we believe that this search engine is most commonly used for browser hijacker infections, so if your default homepage suddenly changed without your permission to Yardood.com, the chances are that your system’s security has been compromised. You should do everything you can to remove all the potential threats from your computer, and it goes without saying that this search engine should be at the top of your “to remove” list. Read more »

Asn1 Ransomware

Asn1 Ransomware

Asn1 Ransomware is a dangerous malware threat that has just hit the web only recently. According to our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com, this ransomware attack can be devastating with regard to your files. After this malware infection manages to crawl onto your system, it can encrypt virtually most of your files on your hard disk. This means that you will not be able to open or run them any longer until you decrypt them with specific software or a unique decryption key. It seems that, unfortunately, there is no free tool on the web yet that you could use to restore your files. So unless you have a recently saved backup of your files, it is quite likely that you can say goodbye to them because there is no guarantee that you will get any help from these cyber crooks even after you pay the ransom fee. In fact, we recommend that you act right away and remove Asn1 Ransomware from your operating system if you ever want to use your computer again. Please read on for more information on this vicious program and how you can protect your system from similar malicious attacks. Read more »

Picasti Extension

Picasti Extension

Picasti Extension, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers, is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that might be introduced to you by an unreliable software distributor. Based on our research, this PUP is not represented in an official manner, which means that it is unlikely that anyone would seek out this program specifically. On the contrary, it is likely that all users of this suspicious extension first learned about it when downloading a software bundle. If you believe that the add-on was installed onto your Google Chrome browser without your permission, it is possible that it was slipped in without your permission. Of course, it is more likely that you simply did not notice the extension in the myriad of other programs. In any case, you should consider removing Picasti Extension, and you can learn more about this by reading our report. Read more »

GoldenEye Ransomware

Ransomware programs are ones of the most malicious applications that you can ever come across. Recently a malicious program of this category called GoldenEye Ransomware has been noticed roaming the web. Thus, being aware of its existence is crucial if you are a security-conscious user. It is critical to act immediately once this malware is found active on your PC as it is fully capable of locking your personal data without any notification. It goes without saying that such functionality should not be tolerated under any circumstances. In this article, we provide a few security recommendations that will allow you to improve your overall virtual security and so to avoid this or any other malicious program. Also, we present our further findings regarding the overall functionality of GoldenEye Ransomware alongside detailed removal instructions that should be used at the very same time that this ransomware is found active on your computer. Read more »

Matrix9643@yahoo.com Ransomware

Matrix9643@yahoo.com Ransomware

Matrix9643@yahoo.com Ransomware was first seen on 30 November 2016. It is a highly malicious application whose only purpose is to infect your computer and encrypt its files secretly. Therefore, removing this infection is highly recommended, but the problem is that once it has encrypted your files, there is nothing you can do to about it. This ransomware was created to extort money from you by offering you to purchase a unique decryption key that you can get only from the developers of this ransomware. Nevertheless, you should be wary of the possibility that they will not give it to you. Read more »