CrossBrowser

CrossBrowser

CrossBrowser is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which accesses the operating system alongside freeware programs, including PicColor, VuuPC, WordProser, and some others. The CrossBrowser program is an Internet browser based on the Chromium platform, which means that the interface of the browser is very similar to Google Chrome, which very often confuses computer users. Our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends that you remove CrossBrowser from the computer, and, if you are not familiar with the characteristics of this program, keep on reading to find out why you should not delay removing it from your PC. Read more »

WeatherWizard

WeatherWizard

WeatherWizard is not your average weather app. Our malware researchers took a good look at this program after receiving numerous complaints and now they recommend everyone to remove it since this program features an undesirable additional function of displaying a fake Blue Screen of Death error. However, this error only appears as such, because WeatherWizard does not actually provoke it. This application is not considered malicious, but we do not recommend keeping it either, especially since its fake BSOD promotes a certain phone number “for technical support.” So it is plain to see that it is a scam program. For more information about it, please read this whole description. Read more »

Yoursites123.com

Yoursites123.com

Yoursites123.com is a browser hijacker that usually enters computers without the permission of their owners. Although this should help them realize that this hijacker is a malicious threat that requires urgent elimination, not all of them address the situation appropriately. The worst thing you can do in this situation is to interact with the suspicious search tool and the results provided by it. If you do, you will be at risk of encountering unreliable content, and your virtual activity will be tracked. If you do not understand why this is dangerous or why you need to remove Yoursites123.com, you can find all answers in this report. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed this threat, and we can answer the most important questions about it. Where did this hijacker come from? What can it do? How does it work? How to eliminate it from the Windows operating system? Read more »

HydraCrypt Ransomware

HydraCrypt Ransomware

HydraCrypt Ransomware can hide behind any spam email attachment, corrupted link, or malicious software bundle. This devious infection has been developed by experienced cyber criminals who know what they are doing, and you can expect them to employ different security backdoors for the distribution of this devious infection. Unfortunately, this threat is extremely clandestine it is initial stages. This infection can creep into your system and copy itself to a different location to initiate the encryption of your personal files. This way, even if you eliminate the original launcher of this malicious ransomware, it can still initiate malicious processes. According to our research, this ransomware can copy itself to %APPDATA%, %TEMP%, and %LOCALAPPDATA% directories. Note that this infection can create folders and hide within them. Unfortunately, it takes just 10 to 20 minutes for this ransomware to encrypt your personal files, and removing HydraCrypt Ransomware cannot solve this problem. Read more »

PUP.Internet

PUP.Internet

Now here is an interesting name for a web browser, it is simply called Internet, so please mind this silly name while we try to provide you with information about it. We suggest removing it since it falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs. It was released by a company known for producing software of questionable legitimacy, and we believe that this browser is questionable as well. It is not malicious but you probably will not want to use it any longer after reading this short description we have prepared based on the research information by our security analysts. So, without further ado, let us get started. Read more »

Search.MySocialHubXp.com

Search.MySocialHubXp.com

It is possible that you notice Search.MySocialHubXp.com in your browsers and you do not even remember setting it as your new home page, new tab page, and search engine. This questionable search engine may appear on your computer at least in two ways. It is, of course, possible that you yourself have installed it knowingly and on purpose, but, unfortunately, it may also have come as a “surprise” in a freeware bundle. Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have classified this browser extension as a browser hijacker due to its capability to perform the aforementioned browser setting changes. This unreliable tool may expose you to potentially unsafe third-party content; therefore, we advise you to remove Search.MySocialHubXp.com as soon as you can type “browser hijacker,” because leaving this infection on board could cause system security-related issues before long. Please read our full article in order to find out more about this threat source and how you can step up against this and similar infections. Read more »

Customer Promos

Customer Promos

If you wonder what Customer Promos is, we can tell you that it is what it probably sounds like: an adware program with the main purpose to bring you various ads and shopping offers. “Keeping web users in mind” is its motto and it lives up to it as Customer Promos never forgets to display you tons of pop-ups. So as you see this program is maybe not that dangerous as it is irritating; although some activities can cause concern and we will tell you all about them in detail. So continue reading if you want to learn more or scroll down for removal instructions if you are already annoyed by this application. Read more »

Koyote Toolbar

Koyote Toolbar

Although it might seem that Koyote Toolbar belongs to Koyote-Lab, Inc., this program is the creation of MyBrowserBar and Spigot Inc. In fact, it is possible that both of these companies are operated by the same people. For example, if you go to www.mybrowserbar.com and click the link called “Company Information,” you will be redirected straight to www.spigot.com. All in all, both of these companies monetize software, and it is unlikely that they are interested in helping you. It is most likely that they earn money for the links they promote, which is why the toolbar provides an array of links leading to different sites. Some of these sites are popular and authentic, and others are more suspicious and unpredictable. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed this suspicious toolbar, and, if you want to learn what was found, you should continue reading. If you do, you will also learn how you can remove Koyote Toolbar from your operating system. Read more »

goMovix Start

goMovix Start

goMovix Start is supposed to be a Google Chrome extension that lets you “watch trailers, view movies, tv series and follow your favorite actors”; however, our malware specialists have found that this tool is a questionable search engine that may pose a threat to your system security. Due to the suspicious traits this tool has shown, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, i.e., a PUP. This is the category that includes applications that do not mean direct danger to your computer or your privacy. But do not be misled by this classification because it may still expose you to potentially harmful web content even if indirectly. A lot of users do not mind having sometimes completely useless extensions and applications on their computers. A lot of times they may not even know that such a PUP as this one is on board at all. You should know that if this program is on your system, there is a good chance that you will find a couple of malware infections as well, including adware applications and browser hijackers. Read more »

MusicOptimizerLab

MusicOptimizerLab

We want to raise awareness about a new malicious application called MusicOptimizerLab that is set to display annoying pop-up advertisements. Thus, we recommend that you remove this program because it is next to useless. However, it is promoted as if offers something unique that is an outright lie. Apart from showing annoying ads, it will also collect information about you and use it for commercial purposes. If you are unfortunate enough to have this program, then you might want to read this whole article as it contains insightful information collected by our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com. Read more »

Simple New Tab

Simple New Tab

Simple New Tab is untrustworthy software that is promoted on simplenewtab.com. As we have managed to find out, this piece of software claims that users will be able to customize their New Tab URLs easily and quickly if they install it on their systems. It seems that only Mozilla Firefox users can download this software from its official website; however, the truth is that Google Chrome will be affected too. In case of the version of Simple New Tab for Internet Explorer, it slithers onto computers with the help of other applications in most cases. You will definitely notice if Simple New Tab manages to enter your system because it will apply changes to your browsers. If you do not set your own settings, you might find Simple New Tab really annoying. In this case, you have to eliminate this program from your computer. We suggest doing that also if you have detected this program on your computer and feel that it has appeared on your PC out of nowhere. Read more »