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 »

Picpac.info

Picpac.info

Picpac.info is a search engine offering users quick access to many popular social networking websites and email services, which is a common feature of numerous search providers. The search engine also  contains a link to a gaming website, which looks like a third-party advertisement that you can encounter on various websites. The Picpac.info search engine is intended for Japanese-speaking computer users and may seem to be a reliable tool as it retrieves Google-based search results. Unfortunately, the latter feature is quite alarming since the developers behind Picpac.info are likely to be capable of altering search results so that you are provided with search results based according to the fraudsters' preferences. Read more »

Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware

Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware

If your operating system was invaded by Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware, you must have been introduced to a file named “_READ_IT_FOR_RECOVER_FILES.html” already. This file is created to represent the demands that the creator of this malicious threat has for you. Just like Cryptodark Ransomware, BrainLag Ransomware, Ransed Ransomware, and hundreds of other infections alike, this threat was created to encrypt your files and then demand ransom in return of a decryptor. In most cases, unfortunately, decryptors are not offered in return of ransom payments. Instead of getting files back, victims who pay money usually find themselves being scammed. So, if you do not want to lose your files and get scammed at the same time, you need to make sure that you defend your operating system against ransomware. If the devious infection has already found its way in, you need to remove Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware as soon as possible. Hopefully, you do not lose your files, but even if you do, deleting this infection is crucial, and the sooner you do that, the better. Read more »

Spider Sally Ads

Spider Sally Ads

If you are worried about various advertisements with the text Spider Sally Ads, that means that your Chrome browser contains the Spider Sally browser extension, which is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This browser extension is promoted in Google Web Store, which, unfortunately, is not the only source of the program. The Spider Sally extension might be also distributed as a bundle file, the use of which usually ends with the installation of unwanted programs. Spider Sally ads are displayed by third parties, and the developers of this extension do not accept responsibility for your interaction with third-party advertisements, which vary in size, type, and content. The Spider Sally extension should be removed from the browser to minimize the risk of getting the computer infected, and, if you are still wondering whether to remove the extension or not, we invite you to continue reading to learn more about this PUP. Read more »

Euro-search.net

Euro-search.net

A program that goes by the name of Euro-search.net is not one that you can trust. If you ever happen to encounter it, make sure to avoid it at all costs. We urge you to do so because our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have classified it as yet another intrusive browser hijacker due to its devious functionality. Like any other application of this category, this one is capable of making undesirable and unauthorized changes to your web browser's default settings. It is not hard to imagine that due to such changes browsing the web will become a much more annoying and infuriating experience. On top of that, you must also know that in some instances this hijacker might be the primary reason your operating system could be exposed to questionable and even malicious web content; this might consequently lead to a system infection. Learn more about Euro-search.net and its functionality by reading this report. Besides such information, we also provide a detailed removal guide that will help you delete it in no time at all. Read more »

Recipes Extension

Recipes Extension

It is possible that you notice a change in your home page, default search engine, or your new tab page in your browsers because Recipes Extension finds a way to your system. This Google Chrome browser extension caught the attention of our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com, who found that this tool is indeed a potentially unwanted program, also known as PUP. This questionable extension was created by Clever App, S.L. based in Madrid, Spain. It claims to offer thousands of “tasty recipes” and more, but our biggest worry is actually the questionable search website it installs in your browser. This search engine has in fact been labeled as a browser hijacker for its ability to change your browser settings. Since this search page can present potentially unreliable search results to you, you could infect your system with more serious threats, such as adware programs, if you were to engage with them. We recommend that you do not hesitate to remove Recipes Extension from your computer. Please read our full article to learn more about how you can possibly avoid similar threats in the future. Read more »

Isasus

Isasus

Isasus is a despicable browser extension that we have classified as adware because it has been configured to show pop-up advertizements while you browse the web. Needless to say, its ads can be intrusive and annoying. However, some of them can be misleading as well and redirect you to websites of questionable legitimacy. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this extension as soon as possible. If you want to find out more about it, then please read this article that is dedicated to this particular application. In it, we will discuss how this program is distributed, how it works, and how you can get rid of it easily. Read more »

The Affirmativo

The Affirmativo is thought to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It means the application’s reliability could be in question and it might work in an undesirable manner, for which some of you might want to get rid of it. We should mention that at the moment it works only on Google Chrome as there are no reports about versions compatible with other browsers. If the application’s removal is why you are here, we encourage you to slide below this report and use the available deletion instructions. However, if before eliminating the PUP you would like to get more information about it, we invite you to read our article first. While doing so, users can find out where The Affirmativo comes from and most importantly how it can affect one’s browsing habits. Read more »

PCGuardian

PCGuardian

PCGuardian might seem like a fine program to have up and running on your personal computer. On its official website, it is advertised as a great tool that every Internet user should have because it should optimize your personal computer for the best possible performance. It should be able to clean your registry system and delete any other devious content from your PC. While it might seem like a great tool to have up and running on your computer, the reality is quite different. In fact, malware experts working at our internal labs have classified this application as a potentially unwanted program that should not be active on your PC. Such categorization has been made for a few reasons, one of them being is the questionable functionality of this application. Another one is its suspicious functionality. To learn more about PCGuardian and understand why its complete removal is critical, be sure to read the rest of our article. Below we provide detailed removal instructions to help you get rid of this program in no time at all. Read more »

Search.searchytdm.com

Search.searchytdm.com

Search.searchytdm.com is yet another browser hijacker that currently roams the web. If unfortunately, your computer is already running this browser hijacker, you must take immediate action to remove it. It is important to do so since this devious piece of software acts in an aggressive and invasive manner. Just like its counterparts, it can make unwanted changes to your web browser's default settings without any authorization or notification. Due to such functionality, surfing the web will become a much more annoying and frustrating task. What is even more concerning is the fact that this hijacker might be the main reason other suspicious and potentially harmful programs might be able to enter your operating system without a lot of trouble. To learn more about the complex functionality of this intrusive program, read this report. To those who already have Search.searchytdm.com active on their PC, we present a detailed removal guide that will help you delete it in just a few simple steps. Read more »

FileConvertOnline Toolbar

FileConvertOnline Toolbar

FileConvertOnline Toolbar is one of the potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from the Mindspark family. It means the tool was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc; an unreliable software developer responsible for many other similar PUPs and untrustworthy programs alike. This alone signalizes the application should not be trusted. Therefore, if you would like to keep your system clean and do not wish to risk endangering it, we would recommend removing FileConvertOnline Toolbar without any hesitation. As always our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com prepared deletion instructions to assist you with this task. In the rest of the text you can find other important details about this suspicious extension, so if you wish to know it better, we invite you to read the rest of it. Read more »