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 »

Search.searchtrmypa.com

Search.searchtrmypa.com

Search.searchtrmypa.com looks like a search engine with a fall theme. How do you like those leaves above the search box? It is not clear whether such interface makes the search engine look more reliable, but even if it does, it should not fool you: Search.searchtrmypa.com is a browser hijacker. In other words, it is a potentially harmful intruder that affects your system’s security. If this situation falls out of hand, you might also get infected with malware, and then it would be really hard to restore your system to its previous state. Thus, you need to prevent that from happening by removing Search.searchtrmypa.com today. Read more »

Search.searchfdf.com

Search.searchfdf.com

It is possible that you travel a lot and a browser extension like Search.searchfdf.com could come in handy to provide you with quick access links to directions and online map sites. Unfortunately, our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have found this tool questionable and potentially unreliable. Since this search page can emerge in your browsers by changing certain settings, it has been labeled as a browser hijacker. A lot of people do not really pay attention to such an infection showing up in their browsers because they are obviously not aware of the potential risks they take by failing to act. If this browser hijacker has managed to sneak onto your system, not only can it introduce you to unsafe content, but it is also possible that it is not the only threat you should worry about. Our specialists recommend that you delete Search.searchfdf.com before the situation gets out of hand. But you should also take care of all other infections you may find on your system. Let us tell you in more detail about the potential risks and the solutions. Read more »

TappyTop

TappyTop

TappyTop is a Chromium-based web browser that has the interface similar to that of the most popular browser in the world, Google Chrome. This program was developed by Linkury, Inc., and you might already know that this company is the developer of the infamous Linkury Smart Bar. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com also indicate that the creator of this suspicious web browser stands behind Snap.do software, as well as search.safefinder.com, which is a suspicious search engine. At the moment, this browser is mainly spread across Europe and North America regions, but it could cross-over to other regions as well. The distribution and the activity of this program raise quite a few questions, and we have attempted to answer them in this report. The chances are that you will decide to remove TappyTop after you read this report, but if you are already set on eliminating it, you can move straight to the removal guide below. Read more »

Findizer

Findizer

Findizer is another recently developed advertising-supported application that might appear on your computer one day. The Internet Explorer and Google Chrome versions of this extension can be easily downloaded from its official website findizer.fr, whereas Google Chrome users get it from the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/application-findizer/apbbnlboenllhnddfpokmeeiinhhhmmc). Unfortunately, you cannot be sure that you will never encounter this program if you do not download it willingly because it is already clear that it might enter computers rather secretly because it is spread in software bundles as well. To be frank, it does not really matter you have downloaded this program willingly from its official sources, or it has found an alternative way to sneak onto your computer because you need to remove Findizer from your computer ASAP. Adware should not be kept installed because it might cause harm very quickly no matter it looks like it is completely harmless. Read more »

Alpha Ransomware

Alpha Ransomware

The researchers say that Alpha Ransomware was created by the same developers who released Cerber Ransomware. This time, they ask users to pay 1.5 Bitcoins for the decryption tool. If you convert this sum to US dollars, it would be approximate $996 at the moment. Since the ransom is rather large and there are no reassurances, we do not recommend you to put up with these demands. Instead, we offer you to get rid of the malware manually. Thus, if you already made the decision, check the deletion instructions available below the article. Also, you can use a reliable security tool to erase Alpha Ransomware. As stated by the infection’s creators, antimalware software cannot recover encrypted data and while it is true it also true that if you had a reliable tool before you probably would not have to read this text. Read more »

Search.youremailnow.com

Search.youremailnow.com

Search.youremailnow.com is a browser hijacker set up by the infamous SaferBrowser. Therefore, it is paramount that you remove it because if you keep it on your PC, then its security can be jeopardized. In truth, this hijacker is an advertising platform as it is set to feature promotional links in its search results. The featured links are not filtered, so their content is unknown. Due to the fact that this hijacker comes from an established malware developer, we cannot rule out the possibility of this hijacker promoting malicious content. Please read this article to find out more. Read more »

Startab.me

Startab.me

Startab.me is a suspicious search engine that Anti-spyware-101.com researchers have tested in our internal lab after receiving users’ complaints. Although this search tool is not classified as a browser hijacker, it can modify the settings on your Google Chrome browser. According to our research, this search tool is spread along with the New Tab extension that is available from the Chrome web store (download link: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/startabme-new-tab/jdnmgbpipbnpfcjhadobcmcoglepbofd). There is not much information on this suspicious search tool, which is a red flag. The app is not supported by reviews, links to legal statements, screenshots, or promotional information. On top of that, there is only one rating. Regardless, the app, at the moment, has over 1330 users, which is a lot for a program that does not seem to offer beneficial services. Are you thinking about removing Startab.me from your Google Chrome browser? If you do not think this is necessary, continue reading, and then make your final decision. Read more »

Sear4m.xyz

Sear4m.xyz

Sear4m.xyz is a strange enough search page URL that you would most likely remember installing. However, it is still possible that this browser hijacker managed to sneak onto your system without your noticing it. This is likely to happen when you install it via a free software bundle. As a matter of fact, a lot of users end up with this and other hijackers without realizing it because they tend to overlook the assigned checkboxes during the installation. Unfortunately, the presence of this infection on your system can indicate other malware threats hiding on your computer. Therefore, there are multiple chances to be exposed to harmful web content as well as cyber criminals. If you do not want your files damaged or your privacy breached, our malware specialists at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommend that you remove Sear4m.xyz as soon as possible. Read more »

Payfornature Ransomware

Payfornature Ransomware

Payfornature Ransomware might be a new variant of a similar infection called JohnyCryptor or other applications that add “@india.com” extensions on encrypted data. Our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com warn users that the malicious application is dangerous since it can lock not only your personal data but also program files. It is important to mention that the malware should be removed as soon as possible because if you place new files on the computer they could also be encrypted once you restart the system. Therefore, you might be unable to use the computer normally until you erase the threat. To help you with the deletion part we are adding a removal guide below that will show you how to eliminate the malicious program manually. Read more »

Holycrypt Ransomware

Holycrypt Ransomware

Holycrypt Ransomware looks like an unfinished business; yet, if this ransomware attacks your system, you can probably say goodbye to all your files. Of course, if you are a security-minded computer user, you regularly make backups of your most important files, which would come in handy in this situation to be able to restore them. After managing to infiltrate your computer, it encrypts all your documents, photos, videos, music files, archives, and third-party program files in just a few seconds. This means that before you could realize what you have done by running this malicious file, your files become unusable, i.e., encrypted with a serious algorithm. The biggest problem and danger with this ransomware is that it does not give you a chance to transfer the ransom fee and buy the decryption key. We do not claim that otherwise these criminals would really keep their promise because experience shows that they rarely do. All traits surrounding this infection indicate that this could be a test run before the big hit. In any case, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com suggest that you remove Holycrypt Ransomware immediately if you want to restore your machine. Read more »