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 »

Iron Ransomware

Iron Ransomware

Iron Ransomware is a dangerous malware infection that you need to take seriously since it can cause the loss of all your important files. This malicious program can target hundreds of file extensions to encrypt them in order to extort money from you for the decryption. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this new ransomware threat belongs to the infamous Maktub Ransomware family. It can appear on your system without your knowledge and by the time you realize what has hit you, it will be too late to do anything. Well, there is one thing that you must do actually if you want to use and restore your PC. We recommend that you remove Iron Ransomware from your computer immediately. Of course, you may wrongly believe that paying the ransom fee can get your files back. But let us remind you that in most cases this is not so, unfortunately. It is your choice, though. Please read our full article to figure out how this beast may have entered your computer and how you can remove this vicious ransomware without possibly leaving leftovers. Read more »

Nmcrypt Ransomware

Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have detected a new ransomware-type infection Nmcrypt Ransomware in the wild. It has turned out that this infection is not exactly a brand new threat since it seems to be a new version of an older crypto-threat NM4 Ransomware. The main thing that distinguishes it from the older version of this ransomware infection is the filename extension it uses. While the previous version used the .NM4 extension to mark encrypted files, Nmcrypt Ransomware appends .nmcrypt to all those files it affects, but there is no doubt that they share the same goal. Cyber criminals develop ransomware infections because they want to obtain money from users, and since they know that it is not so easy to make them send money, they usually set these malicious applications to lock the most valuable files they have. In other words, if the user ever gets infected with crypto-malware, the chances are high that he/she will find all documents, pictures, videos, and many other files encrypted. In such a case, you have only two choices. First, send money to cyber criminals expecting that they will unlock files for you or give you the decryption tool. Second, delete the ransomware infection from your system fully and then restore those affected files from a backup. The choice is yours, so choose wisely. Read more »

Search.searchtsbn.com

Search.searchtsbn.com

Search.searchtsbn.com could be potentially dangerous as it might introduce you to possibly malicious advertisements from different third parties. Moreover, since the threat seems to be able to modify user’s default search engine, start page, or even other browser preferences, it falls under the classification of browser hijackers. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com recommend removing Search.searchtsbn.com for any user who cannot stand annoying ads and does not want to encounter advertising content leading to harmful web pages accidentally. If you are among such users, we can offer you our manual deletion instructions available slightly below this article. However, if you would like to know more about this browser hijacker we would recommend reading the text first as further in it we discuss how to avoid threats alike, how they can endanger your computer or privacy, and so on. Read more »

Downtoext.info

Downtoext.info

Downtoext.info is a regular browser hijacker that can be added to your browser when you install various freeware applications on your computer. A browser hijacker may not look like the most dangerous thing in the world, but such programs can easily expose you to potentially harmful content, and you should be careful to avoid that. Hence, the best way to solve this situation is to remove Downtoext.info from your system immediately. You will find the manual removal instructions below this description, but if you feel that you need assistance with the software removal, please feel free to leave us a comment. Read more »

DotZeroCMD Ransomware

DotZeroCMD Ransomware

Based on the text in the windows displayed by DotZeroCMD Ransomware it seems it is supposed to be a malicious file-encrypting program designed for money extortion. However, even though it asks for a ransom in the mentioned notes, it does not appear to be able to encipher any data even though the displayed texts tell a different story. Thus, before you start to panic or think about paying the ransom, we urge you to check the files on the infected device first. If they can be opened and the system seems to be able to recognize them, as usual, it means DotZeroCMD Ransomware did not do anything to them. There is a possibility the malware could be updated later on, but until it does, we would recommend not to waste any time with it and erase it immediately. In fact, even if it would encipher your data, we would advise removing it just the same since there is always a chance the hackers behind the malware might scam the victim. As always to learn how to eliminate this malicious program we invite you to follow the instructions located below the text. Read more »

Scorpionlocker Ransomware

Scorpionlocker Ransomware is also known as H34rtbl33d Ransomware. The researchers who encountered the threat for the first time noticed it encrypts files and appends .H34rtBl33d extension at the end of their titles, which is why they decided to name the malware after it. Nevertheless, after some time it appeared that the malicious application could append different extensions, and it was decided it would be best to call it differently. The name Scorpionlocker Ransomware comes from a particular server URL address (h34rtbl33d.scorpionlocker.xyz) used by the cybercriminals who created the infection. If you continue reading our article, we will tell you more important information about the malicious applications, such as its working manner, possible distribution methods, etc. At the end of this page, we will also add manual removal instructions for users who decide to get rid of the infection instead of paying the ransom and putting their savings at risk, so if you need any assistance with its deletion feel free to use these steps. Read more »

Mac Mechanic

Potentially unwanted programs are infamous for their invasive and otherwise suspicious functionality. One such intrusive application goes by the name of Mac Mechanic. If you ever cross paths with it while browsing the Internet, be sure to do everything that you can to avoid it at all times. We recommend conducting its complete removal if it is ever found up and running on your operating system. Doing so is vital since this dubious application functions in a devious way. In fact, it appears that developers of this program might be trying to make quick profits from naive Internet users. If you wish to have a better understanding of this potentially unwanted program's inner workings, make sure to read the rest of this report. Alongside such information, we include a few virtual security tips, which will help you maintain a clean and secure operating system. To help you delete Mac Mechanic, we also include a comprehensive removal guide below. Read more »

Search.searchjmt.com

Search.searchjmt.com

You should not mistake Search.searchjmt.com for a legitimate search engine. Although it looks like one, in reality, its creator, Polarity Technologies Ltd, built it as an advertising tool. All links represented via the home page of this “search tool” can be regarded as advertisements as well. Although you might think that this suspicious tool is completely harmless, it is not, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers list a few reasons why deleting it is recommended. You can learn all about this by reading this report. Now, if you believe that you know everything there is to know about the search tool – which we classify as a hijacker – or you simply do not care to learn more, you might be interested in the removal of Search.searchjmt.com only. Is it difficult to get rid of this browser hijacker? It should not be difficult for you to follow the steps shown below if the hijacker is the only threat you are dealing with. However, if it slithered into your operating system along with malware, unfortunately, it might be much more difficult for you to clean your operating system and browsers manually. Read more »

Click-now-on.me

Click-now-on.me might be incredibly irritating and could disturb the user’s browsing. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say it falls under the classification of adware servers. Apparently, it may show unreliable advertising content from various third parties. Clicking such ads could lead to potentially malicious web pages, which is why we do not advise it. If you think your browser might be affected by this adware server and you do not want to be redirected to Click-now-on.me anymore, we invite you to learn how to get rid of this threat manually by completing steps available at the end of this article. However, before you scroll below, you may want to read the rest of this report as it could help you get to know this suspicious application better or even learn how to keep your system protected from similar threats. Read more »

Nurobi.info

Have you been recently exposed to an advertisement served via Nurobi.info? You might not have noticed this, but if you have been shown an ad, there is a possibility that this is the adware server that delivered it. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com warns that there are plenty of unreliable adware servers out there, some of which include Ssl.mmtgo.me, Free.dealclicks.us, and Abrts.pro. They are set up to inject all kinds of advertisements, including pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, interstitial ads, search results ads, etc. If you interact with them, you could get yourself into trouble, and if you want to learn more about that, you should continue reading this report. The biggest problem users who are facing these ads might be dealing with is the existence of malware. If you suspect that a malicious extension or program might have slithered in and is responsible for communicating with the adware server, scan your system right away. If you learn that you need to delete Nurobi.info-related software, make sure you do so immediately. Read more »