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 »

Zhinku.info

Zhinku.info

If you ever find a program called Zhinku.info running on your personal computer, take no chances and conduct its immediate removal. It is critical to do so because malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have classified this piece of software as another browser hijacker due to its devious overall functionality. Like any other program of this category, it can alter your web browser's default settings and so make surfing the web quite a frustrating experience, to put it lightly. It is also important to highlight the fact that your computer might be subjected to questionable and sometimes dangerous web content because of this application. To get yourself familiar with the inner workings of this program read the rest of our report as we provide detailed information gathered by our skilled research team. Alongside that you can also find a comprehensive removal guide that will help you delete Zhinku.info in a quick and easy manner. Read more »

Marlboro Ransomware

Marlboro Ransomware

A simple XOR cipher is used by Marlboro Ransomware to encrypt your personal files, and it appears that a legitimate file decryptor was created that can help decrypt the files corrupted by this infection. Unfortunately, not all users know about this, and many still think that they need to pay a ransom fee to get their files unlocked. The problem is that no one knows if the files with the “.oops” extension would be decrypted after the ransom payment was issued, and this is the main reason why following the demands of cyber criminals is not a good idea. Even if you cannot find a working decryptor, paying the ransom is not something we recommend doing. Hopefully, you do not need to resort to that to save your personal photos, media files, and documents. In any case – whether your files are restored or they are lost – you have to delete Marlboro Ransomware from your operating system, and that is not always easy. The main task is to remove the malicious launcher, and that might be hard to do if you are unable to identify it. Read more »

Havoc Ransomware

Havoc Ransomware

Havoc Ransomware is a recently developed malicious application. It should not become a real threat to you because it has been created just to find out whether it is hard to develop a ransomware infection. The author of this threat says that Havoc Ransomware will not be spread publicly; however, it does not mean that this infection is harmless. Bad people might steal the source code of this threat and then start spreading this computer infection through the web, so we believe that it is important that you know what to expect from it. To be frank, it does not differ much from older ransomware infections developed some time ago because its main purpose is to obtain money from users too. Also, it encrypts files which are located on Desktop and its subfolders. Finally, Havoc Ransomware opens a window with a ransom note when it finishes encrypting files. As it is already known, this computer infection has been created just for fun, so it should not be widely distributed and affect many users. Of course, if it ever happens that you discover this malicious application on your computer, go to delete it from your computer as soon as possible and do not transfer the amount of money indicated in the ransom note. Never send money to cyber criminals if you encounter a ransomware infection because your money might be taken and you might not get anything in exchange. Also, users support cyber criminals by paying money to them. Read more »

CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware

CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware

CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware means a major threat to your personal files, including your images, videos, documents, and archives. This ransomware program can infiltrate your system silently and encrypt your files without you noticing it until it is too late. Obviously, the surprise factor is a vital element for such a malware infection. Unfortunately, once your files have been encrypted, there is not much you can do to unlock them. These criminals try to make you believe that your only chance at getting your files back is to pay them the ransom fee for which they promise to send you the decryption key. Since dealing with criminals is rarely about mutual trust, you should be very careful what you decide on. Experience shows that victims almost never get the key when it comes to ransomware attacks. On the other hand, why would you support criminals? While this could be a dilemma for you, we recommend that you act immediately and remove CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware from your computer. Read more »

Reg TuneUp

Reg TuneUp

Reg TuneUp might seem like a useful PC optimizer, but in reality, the benefits of this software are questionable. The program performs a system scan and afterward it may show a report with various computer issues. However, our researchers noticed that most of the detected errors are detections of empty folders or Windows Registry entries, which could have been left after uninstalling software and so on. Naturally, we doubt the deletion of such data could visibly increase computer’s speed or “Drastically improve overall PC performance” like the application’s official website claims. The free version of Reg TuneUp is rather annoying too since it might launch itself automatically and keep suggesting purchasing the full version. Because of its unwanted qualities, the tool was categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you do not want to keep it on your computer either, we can offer a manual removal guide placed below the text. Read more »

Easysearchit.com

Easysearchit.com

Easysearchit.com is a new product of Imali Media Ltd., which is an infamous company responsible for developing a number of suspicious extensions and search tools. Many users discover this website set on their browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) and cannot explain why it is there and when it has been set, so specialists tend to classify Easysearchit.com as a browser hijacker. There are, of course, users who do not pay attention to a new search tool set and do not hurry to remove it because it looks like an ordinary search provider. Most probably, you are not one of them if you are reading this article. If you have already discovered Easysearchit.com set and its presence irritates you, go to delete it today. This is a step security specialists recommend users to take because this search engine only has a legitimate-looking interface, but the truth is that it might be quite harmful. It is not associated with malware directly, but it might still expose users to potential threats. Last but not least, it has to be deleted if a user prefers to see another web page every time the browser is opened too. The detailed information regarding the removal of this dubious website will be provided in this article after explaining why it is a must to get rid of it. Read more »

Search.searchpackaget.com

Search.searchpackaget.com

We would not recommend trusting Search.searchpackaget.com since it may show you modified search results that could contain suspicious advertisements from the software’s third-party associates. As you realize, while clicking such ads you might be redirected to unfamiliar web pages and the sites you may visit could distribute potentially harmful programs or malicious applications. There are other risks too, but we will tell you more about them further in the article. Plus, users should know that this search engine was categorized as a browser hijacker. Meaning, it might enter the system by modifying particular browser data and consequently it could replace some of the default preferences. If you do not like these changes and certainly do not want to risk your computer's safety, it is advisable to delete Search.searchpackaget.com. Therefore, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com prepared removal instructions; you can find them just below the article. Read more »

Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware

If you can no longer access the majority of your pictures, documents, music, and videos, there is a possibility that Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware is the one responsible for making them unusable. It has been detected only recently and it is not very popular yet, judging from a number of computers affected, but, of course, the situation might quickly change since this computer infection is spread through spam emails primarily. Even though Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware does not append its own filename extension after encrypting users’ files, it should become clear quickly that there is a ransomware infection inside your computer because files could not be opened and there is a ransom note left on the computer. Ignore this message left by cyber criminals and go to remove the ransomware infection from your computer. This threat will not be erased from your computer even if you transfer the required money. On top of that, your files might still stay encrypted. Last but not least, there is no point in transferring money to cyber criminals behind Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware also because a free decryption tool has been developed by specialists. Download it and use it to decrypt your files instead. Use it only after you fully erase a file-encrypting threat from your PC because it might strike again and encrypt your files. Read more »

MaskSearch.com

MaskSearch.com

Your homepage on Google Chrome could be replaced with MaskSearch.com if you install a suspicious add-on by the name “Mask Search.” Although this add-on is mentioned via the Uninstall instructions that are introduced to the users of the suspicious search tool directly from its home page, we could not find an official installer. Unfortunately, this suggests that this add-on – along with the hijacker – might be spread by unreliable software distributors. The biggest issue here is that these distributors could spread the search tool packaged with malware, and you might not even realize that. A software bundle is usually supported by one attractive program. When you try to install it, the distributor might offer you a bunch of other supposedly attractive tools, including system optimizers, coupon finders, etc. If you install software without doing any research, you might let in malware that you will need to remove. Please scan your operating system with a trusted malware scanner immediately to check if you need to delete MaskSearch.com along with other infections. Read more »

Search.searchleasier.com

Search.searchleasier.com

It is quite easy to recognize untrustworthy search engines because they are tools which are set without a user’s consent. Since Search.searchleasier.com tends to change the settings of users’ browsers too so that it could appear as a homepage and default search engine, it falls into the category of these unreliable search providers as well. In fact, specialists have classified it as a browser hijacker because of the fact that it is capable of sneaking onto computers and then changing browsers’ settings without permission. If you have discovered a dubious search tool Search.searchleasier.com set on your browsers too, it means that you have become a victim of this browser hijacker as well. Do not use Search.searchleasier.com as your default search engine because this might result in a number of problems. We can assure you that this untrustworthy search tool will not start downloading bad applications on your PC or performing other activities borrowed from malicious applications itself; however, as has been found, it might still expose users to potential threats by providing them with the commercial content. Find more detailed information about Search.searchleasier.com in this article and decide whether or not it is worth keeping this search tool set on browsers. Read more »