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 »

Searchy.online

Searchy.online

Searchy.online is another browser hijacker similar to threats like Searchengage.com and Search.gg. Same as its previous versions, the application is made to look similar to the popular search engine known as Google. For this reason, it may take you a while to notice this suspicious tool even though it may replace your start page and search engine with Searchy.online. What’s more, users should know the application might provide potentially harmful advertising from its third-party partners. In order to avoid such questionable content, we would recommend removing the browser hijacker from your browser. There are plenty of legitimate search engines like google.com, search.yahoo.com and more, so you should not take any chances with this suspicious tool. If you think you can deal with it manually, scroll at the end of the text and follow the provided steps. Read more »

Exte Ransomware

Exte Ransomware

If you are not careful, it is very easy to let Exte Ransomware in. This dangerous infection was created to encrypt your files, and it can do that in a silent manner, without your notice. Once the files are encrypted, they become completely unrecognizable as their names are replaced by strings of random letters and numbers. Hopefully, that does not stop you from figuring out which files were encrypted. It is safe to say that the ransom will go after your photos, personal documents, media files, and similar data because it is more valuable than replaceable system files. The goal is to make you feel hopeless and then follow the demands that are represented via a TXT file called “_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT”. If you follow these instructions, you might be left without your money and, unfortunately, your files as well. Though you might be promised a decryptor in return of a ransom, cyber criminals are unlikely to keep their end of the deal. So, should you follow the demands or should you delete Exte Ransomware and count your losses? Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests there might be one other scenario. Read more »

Oxar Ransomware

Oxar Ransomware

Our researchers have found a new ransomware called Oxar Ransomware. This malicious application is based on the Hidden-Tear project and is set to encrypt your files and then demand that you pay a ransom for a decryption tool/key to get them back. In short, its developers use it to extort money from you, and your files act as leverage. This program targets many file types, so many of your valuable files can become encrypted and remain that way indefinitely. Nevertheless, you may want to remove this program instead of complying with its demands because there is no guarantee that you will get the decryption tool/key once you have paid. Read more »

Bubble Ransomware

Bubble Ransomware

When Bubble Ransomware manages to slither onto your system, it encrypts your important files, such as your documents, videos, and images. This is normally a devastating loss since most victims lose their files for ever. Paying the demanded ransom fee does not usually help either. On the one hand, you pay money to support cybercrime; on the other hand, there is never any guarantee that you get anything for your money. As a matter of fact, most ransomware cases end with no decryption keys or tools delivered at all. You need to understand that you are dealing with cyber criminals here who could not care less about your files. All they want is your money, nothing else. But the good news is that a free decryptor has already emerged on the web that can help you restore your encrypted files. This time it was a rather quick move from the malware hunter community because this ransomware seems to be far from perfect. In fact, it looks more like an amateur job. In any case, we highly recommend that you remove Bubble Ransomware from your system right away because there is no other way for you to secure your computer and decrypt your files. Read more »

Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet

Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet

If you have landed on a page suggesting that Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet, you have encountered a scam. Hopefully, you can exit the misleading page and get on with your day-to-day life, but, unfortunately, some users are likely to have a hard time disabling the misleading, but intimidating message. Also, some users might face it again and again, in which case, the chances are that a malicious infection is set up to redirect you to likekaminapanti.xyz. This page was created to represent the scam, and whoever created it did a good job because it looks quite convincing. In fact, at first sight, you might mistake it for the official Microsoft website. Of course, if you are not blinded by the scary warnings, it should not be difficult for you to recognize the scam. First and foremost, the address of the website is different. Second, the notification does not make any sense. Third, the helpline number (+1-888-814-3477) that you are urged to call is fictitious, and that should not take long to figure out if you can cross-check it. To learn more about the scam and how to delete Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet-related malware, please continue reading. Read more »

Search.gg

Search.gg

Search.gg is a new questionable search engine that can show up in your Google Chrome browser and may strike you as Google. No wonder because this search page resembles Google a lot and inexperienced computer users may easily believe that no change has been made to the home page setting. Due to its capabilities, we have labeled this threat source as a browser hijacker. Although at first sight this search engine may look totally innocent, you should know that it may display possibly harmful third-party ads and links on modified search results pages. You should never use this browser hijacker for searching the web. What is more, we suggest that you remove Search.gg as soon as possible. This may not make your entire system clean as there could be other threats around but this is definitely the first step we recommend. Read more »

Abrts.pro

Abrts.pro is an adware server that can be used to expose users to all kinds of content, including promotional offers, surveys, and giveaways, or installers. It could also be used to boost traffic to sites that users would not visit on their own. Anyone can use this adware server, and it is likely that its administrator is paid money to push third-party offers. Unfortunately, it is unknown who controls this advertising domain, and it is unknown which parties could use it. When there are more questions than answers, it usually means that the service is unreliable, and it is very possible that unreliable parties are involved. Were you introduced to offers hosted on this adware server and were you redirected to random pages without your permission? If that is the situation you are in, there are at least two different scenarios you have to think about. One, you were redirected to Abrts.pro by accident or if you were interacting with corrupted content. Second, malicious software installed on your PC is exposing you to these offers by force. In the case of the latter, you probably need to remove infections. Read more »

Petya+ Ransomware

Petya+ Ransomware

Petya+ Ransomware is a malicious threat that only pretends to be a file-encrypting application. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have tested the malware, and they did not notice it encrypting even a single file. Therefore, if you encounter this threat, we urge you to pay no attention to its displayed warning since it tells only lies. As soon as you unlock the screen, you should see it for yourself that none of the files on the infected device were damaged. We invite you to continue reading our report if you wish to find out how this malicious application works. Also, further in the text, we will explain how to get rid of Petya+ Ransomware’s displayed warning message and how to remove the infection itself. Users who need detailed deletion instructions should have a look at the steps we placed at the end of the text too. Read more »

Search.hdirectionsandmap.com

Search.hdirectionsandmap.com

Search.hdirectionsandmap.com is a website similar to Search.yourpackages.com, Search.mapscenter.com, and Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com – dubious search tools analyzed by specialists some time ago. What unites them all is the fact that they have been developed by the company Polarity Technologies Ltd and they are very similar to each other. Unfortunately, none of these search tools can be called trustworthy although their interfaces suggest that they are ordinary search tools. Instead, specialists better know them as browser hijackers due to the fact that they set themselves on users’ browsers without getting their permission. In the case of Search.hdirectionsandmap.com, it can show up on any browser, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so you could remove it fully only by undoing the changes applied to all these browsers. Not all the users understand why such a legitimate-looking search tool has to be removed from their browsers, especially if they have set it as a homepage/search tool on their browsers voluntarily, so the following paragraphs of this article will provide more information about it. Read more »

Search.mytab.club

Search.mytab.club may look like a legitimate search engine, but the truth is that it is nothing more but a browser hijacker set to replace your browser’s homepage address. You should consider removing it because of the fact that it replaces the homepage address without authorization. Indeed, its creators have resorted to malicious distribution methods to get Search.mytab.club on as many computers as they can because, apparently, its search results are ad-supported. Hence, they can feature promotional links that generate ad revenue for their creators. Without a doubt, this search engine was created to show you promotions in a clandestine manner, which is dishonest. Read more »