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 »

Anony.killers@protonmail.com Ransomware

Anony.killers@protonmail.com Ransomware

A new ransomware infection encrypting files has emerged - Anony.killers@protonmail.com Ransomware. At present, it is not a prevalent threat. According to researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, it has been primarily developed for testing purposes and, as a consequence, unlike other ransomware-type infections, it encrypts files in only one folder D:\DemoEnryption. Users should not have this folder on their computers. Even if they do, chances are zero to none that it will be located in the same place, i.e. D: drive, so they should not discover a single encrypted file on their systems. Of course, theoretically, Anony.killers@protonmail.com Ransomware might be updated one day and start encrypting files in other directories too – cyber criminals might borrow this infection from its developers to extract money from users easier. No matter which of these versions of ransomware you encounter, the deletion of this infection is a must. Fortunately, this infection does not make any modifications that would be impossible to undo manually with our help. More information about this threat and its deletion is provided in the paragraphs that follow. Read more »

Ruby Ransomware

Ruby Ransomware

Compared with other file-encrypting applications, Ruby Ransomware does not appear to be so dangerous since the program is most likely still in the development stage. In other words, if the malware is distributed at all, its creators are probably doing so just to test how it works and learn how to improve it. Currently, it would seem the infection might fail to encrypt its targeted data as the version our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com tested did not encipher a single file. If you encountered a variant that does not lock any data too, you can consider yourself lucky. In such case, we advise you to learn from this experience and strengthen your system as you may yet encounter more dangerous malicious software in the future. Besides reading the rest of the text, we would also recommend erasing Ruby Ransomware as leaving it on the system might be risky. If you need any guidance in this process, have a look at the instructions located below the article. Read more »

Search.sonicpdfconverter.com

Search.sonicpdfconverter.com

Have you let in Search.sonicpdfconverter.com by installing an extension called “Sonic PDF Converter?” Maybe an entirely different extension or application is responsible for this hijacker taking over your homepage and New Tab page? Whatever the case is, it is most likely that you have been tricked or pushed into accepting browser modifications, and that is why we identify the seemingly normal search tool as a browser hijacker. Needless to say, the malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommend removing Search.sonicpdfconverter.com from the infected browser right away. If the reasons are not obvious to you, you might want to read this report. If you cannot wait to delete this hijacker from your Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome browser, you can find a complete guide at the bottom. If you have questions regarding the process, or if you want to discuss something mentioned in our report, do not hesitate to add your questions to the comments section so that we could address them timely. Read more »

XData Ransomware

XData Ransomware

What have you done to let in XData Ransomware? Have you executed an unreliable installer? Have you downloaded a corrupted spam email attachments? Unfortunately, at the time of research, it was still unknown how the malicious ransomware is spread, but we know that it is spreading quite aggressively, with 150 operating systems infected within 24 hours. According to the research of Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts, this threat mainly targets users in Ukraine, but it has been found to affect operating systems in Germany, the United States, and other countries, so no one is safe. All in all, if this threat has invaded your PC, it is most likely that it is not protected appropriately. With such malicious threats as Kee Ransomware and Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware emerging nearly every day, it is a crime not to take care of your operating system’s protection. Hopefully, you fix this problem once you remove XData Ransomware from your operating system. While we can promise you that you will delete this threat, we, unfortunately, cannot promise that you will be able to restore your files. Read more »

FuckTheSystem Ransomware

FuckTheSystem Ransomware

FuckTheSystem Ransomware is a new threat spreading on the web; however, if this beast wannabe ends up on your system, you are in the luck this time. It is quite rare that we can make a report on a program in possibly the most dangerous and devastating malware category and we can mention “luck” in the same sentence. Well, it is still true. Our malware specialists have found that this ransomware is not only based on a decryptable open-source threat but it does not even ask for money after encrypting your files. In fact, this malware program belongs to a family that has been named “Stupid Ransomware” by malware researchers for a reason. In this case there is no pressure for you to contemplate whether to pay hundreds of dollars for your files or to lose them for good. You can easily decrypt your files and remove FuckTheSystem Ransomware right after that. Please read on for more information on this “almost dangerous” ransomware. Read more »

CinematicFanatic Toolbar

CinematicFanatic Toolbar

A new piece of software CinematicFanatic Toolbar has been developed recently by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. Like previously-released products of this company, it is advertised as a useful application. It promises that users could find and watch movies “from a variety of genres” online. At first glance, it might seem that it is a perfect application for cinema lovers; however, in reality, it is surely not as beneficial as it claims to be. Additionally, it cannot be called a fully trustworthy application by any means – specialists have come to a decision to call it a potentially unwanted application. CinematicFanatic Toolbar has been put next to other potentially unwanted programs not without reason. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have made several findings which clearly show that this piece of software is not exactly what it claims to be. Also, users might find it installed on their computers without their knowledge. If you still cannot decide which side you should pick, i.e. those users who immediately remove this program from their PCs or those who keep it, read this report – no doubt it will help you to make up your mind. Read more »

Kee Ransomware

Kee Ransomware

Kee Ransomware is yet another malicious program that you must remove at the very same time that it is found up and running on your operating system. Under no circumstance allow it to run on your PC because that could lead you to devastating outcomes. If you are not familiar with programs that belong to the ransomware category, you must know that they are designed by cyber criminals to lock personal data on the affected computer. Once that is done users are pressured into paying a huge ransom if they want to regain their personal files. To find out more about the technical side of this malware, be sure to read the rest of our report as we present information gathered by malware experts ant Anti-Spyware-101.com. Below, you will also find an easy-to-follow removal guide that should be used to delete Kee Ransomware once and for all. Read more »

Search.weather-genie.com

Search.weather-genie.com

Interacting with third-party installers is risky business because you might unknowingly install malware. Although Search.weather-genie.com is not classified as a threat of critical level, it is a browser hijacker, trusting which might be dangerous. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers also warn that this hijacker is most likely to be active on your PC along with other threats, some of which might be much more aggressive and dangerous. Since an official installer does not appear to exist, the threat must be spread by third-party distributors. While you might be able to use the hijacker without facing a single risk, there are plenty of dangerous threats that can initiate malicious processes without you even noticing it. Due to this, the first thing you should do right now is scan your operating system using a legitimate, trusted, and up-to-date malware scanner. A free malware scanner can be downloaded by clicking the yellow button below. Hopefully, this scanner informs that you only need to delete Search.weather-genie.com; however, if other threats are found, you should not ignore them. Read more »

Fireplayer Ads

Fireplayer Ads

Fireplayer Ads are irritating commercial advertisements which might start coming from a program Fireplayer. It is promoted on fireplayr.com, and it calls itself “the ultimate HD media player.” In reality, it is known to be a potentially unwanted program or even adware because of those annoying commercial advertisements it disseminates, so keeping it installed is the worst thing users can do. Although such programs like Fireplayer do not act like harmful malicious applications, they still perform activities which might cause a number of problems to users. In this case, ads might not only disrupt your browsing session, but also expose you to potential threats. Therefore, the flow of ads you see on your screen must be stopped. The only thing you need to do is to remove Fireplayer from your system. Do this even if you have found it quite useful because, unfortunately, it is not a program that could be called trustworthy. Read this article till the very end if you have never deleted an untrustworthy program before – you will be told everything you need to know about the removal process. Read more »

Converters Now Toolbar

Converters Now Toolbar

A well-known company Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. has recently developed a new browser plugin Converters Now Toolbar. Just like its other products, it has been classified by specialists as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are several reasons why specialists have decided to categorize this piece of software as a potentially unwanted application: first, it can slither onto computers illegally in software bundles or when users click on certain pop-up advertisements promoting this application; second, it might apply undesirable changes to all users’ web browsers; third, it might gather information about users behind their backs. Without a doubt, we cannot call Converters Now Toolbar a malicious program, but, as mentioned above, it is a typical potentially unwanted application, which means that it might perform activities the majority of users find undesirable too. We will tell you more about them in the next paragraph, so read it carefully if you want to get more knowledge about this Mindspark toolbar. Read more »