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 »

Wallet Protector Extension

Wallet Protector Extension

Wallet Protector Extension is an unreliable browser extension that may introduce users to untrustworthy third-party advertising content. At the moment of writing it can work only on Mozilla Firefox; therefore, it should not be encountered by users who browse with different applications. Plus, it looks like the program and its descriptions are available only in German, so there is even less chance to come across it. Nonetheless, if you installed Wallet Protector Extension, we encourage you to review our report and get to know it better, especially if you have doubts whether it would be good or not to leave the application installed. Further, in the article, we will explain why our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com do not advise it, and if you decide to follow this advice, we can also offer the removal instructions available at the end of the article. Read more »

Search.heasyconverter.co

Search.heasyconverter.co

Search.heasyconverter.co could change the user’s start page, default search provider, or his new tab page. As a consequence, the application falls under the classification of browser hijackers. However, the search engine provides a toolbar with possibly a couple of useful links to the user, so instead of looking suspicious it might seem helpful at first. Still, if you get to know it better, you may start thinking differently. Thus, if Search.heasyconverter.co settled in, and you do not know much about it or browser hijackers in general, it would be advisable to have a closer look at our report. Moreover, if you wish to pick a more reliable search engine, we will add manual deletion instructions at the end of it to help you get rid of the untrustworthy application faster. Read more »

Zip4NewTab Chrome Extension

Zip4NewTab Chrome Extension

Zip4NewTab Chrome Extension is a suspicious browser plugin that may encourage you to browse the Internet with an untrustworthy search engine called 4newtab.com/zip. The most annoying part is the software might do this by changing user’s default start page, search provider, or new tab page. Moreover, researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com are saying the application may offer to install another questionable tool, and it could act in a similarly irritating manner right after it gets installed. Thus, it is no wonder the tool was categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Accordingly, we advise against its usage and to help users delete Zip4NewTab Chrome Extension from Google Chrome we have prepared removal instructions showing how to get rid of the PUP step by step. Read more »

Zip Ransomware

Malicious applications are developed every day by cyber criminals. Zip Ransomware is one of the newest threats they have released. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have detected it only recently, so it is not one of those prevalent infections yet. Of course, it does not mean that it cannot become one in the future and infiltrate your computer. Most likely, this has already happened if you are reading this article or you are a very curious computer user. If it is the first reason you have started reading this report, you must erase this ransomware infection from your computer immediately so that it could not cause more problems to you. We do not think that the Zip Ransomware removal will be very complicated because it does not drop any files on victims’ computers, it does not make copies of itself in several different directories, and it does not create any new registry keys in the system registry. Even though you should not find the ransomware removal procedure very complicated, we recommend reading this article from beginning to end first. You will find out how you can remove it and, additionally, you will be explained in detail how it acts on victims’ computers. Read more »

Search.officeworksuite.com

Search.officeworksuite.com

A number of trustworthy search tools are available, so if you are looking for a new reputable search provider, you should not set Search.officeworksuite.com because it is not one of them. To be frank, only some users set it as a default search tool on their browsers. The majority of people find it set on their browsers without their knowledge, which is why it has been categorized as a browser hijacker. It is not the first Polarity Technologies Ltd search tool specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have come across, so it was not hard for them at all to find out how it works. They say that this search tool should not be used not only because it often changes browsers’ settings without permission. According to them, users who use it to perform web searches might also be exposed to potential threats because not all search results shown by Search.officeworksuite.com can be fully trusted. We have provided more information about this search tool for those who are curious or find it hard to decide what to do with it in the next paragraph, so you should also read what our specialists have to say about it before you take any action. Read more »

Powerful Hidden Tear Ransomware

If you ever encounter a program known as Powerful Hidden Tear Ransomware, it is crucial to avoid it at all costs. Every user should do so because this intrusive program acts in an incredibly malicious manner. Like any other program classified as ransomware, the one in question is designed to encrypt vast quantities of your data without authorization or notification. It should be more than obvious that having an intrusive application capable of such functionality will lead to disastrous outcomes, to put it lightly. If you wish to understand how this devious program works, make sure to read the rest of this detailed article since we provide information gathered by our malware experts. Additionally, you will find virtual security recommendations, which will help you maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. To delete Powerful Hidden Tear Ransomware once and for all, make use of the detailed removal instructions that we provide below. Read more »

Pics4NewTab Chrome Extension

Pics4NewTab Chrome Extension

Pics4NewTab Chrome Extension may appear in your Google Chrome browser and you may not even remember installing it. Although it is possible to install this questionable browser extension officially and knowingly, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that it is more likely that this application sneaks onto your system in questionable ways. If you have downloaded a free program recently, chances are you will find several potential and malware threats on board as well. We have concluded that this extension is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) but it can also be regarded as a browser hijacker due to its ability to change your new tab page setting to promote its search engine page. This PUP may seem all innocent with its nice looking background images you can choose from, but we think that it would be best for you to remove Pics4NewTab Chrome Extension from your system along with all other possibly harmful programs. There is no other way to create a secure virtual world for yourself. Please read our full article to learn more about this PUP and how you can prevent similar threats from entering your PC. Read more »

Kristina Ransomware

Kristina Ransomware

If you are introduced to a strange window with the name “KRISTINA” plastered at the top, there is no doubt that an infection dubbed Kristina Ransomware has invaded your operating system. According to the research conducted by Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, this malware is most likely to invade Windows operating systems using fake downloads or, as it is most common, via corrupted spam email attachments. Needless to say, this threat does not invade those systems that are reliably protected by up-to-date anti-malware tools capable of detecting and deleting malicious files in time. If your operating system is not guarded, the devious ransomware is likely to slither in and execute itself without your notice at all. Of course, if you notice it, you must remove Kristina Ransomware right away because this threat has only one goal, and that is to encrypt your personal files. Unfortunately, when it comes to this malware, prevention is key because not much can be done once the files are encrypted. Continue reading if you want to learn more. Read more »

MyEasyLotto Toolbar

MyEasyLotto Toolbar

MyEasyLotto Toolbar is an extension/application that was created by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. to make it easier for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users to check their winnings of “local lottery games.” When installing the toolbar onto Firefox and IE browsers, users are expected to check a box indicating that they agree to have their homepages changed to hp.search.com. Chrome users do not need to agree with that. However, the toolbar is represented via the New Tab page on all browsers. Because users are pushed to make changes to their browsers that do not seem to affect the main service – which is checking lottery winnings – some claim that the toolbar acts as a browser hijacker. Whether or not you agree with that, you should read this report to learn why removing MyEasyLotto Toolbar might not be such a bad idea. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has thoroughly analyzed this PUP (potentially unwanted program), and you can find everything you need to know about it in this report. Read more »

Zeus Panda

Zeus Panda is a new variant of the malicious Zeus Trojan, an infection that was created to steal Windows users’ banking information. Once the threat is in, it silently waits for the victim to connect to their online banking account so that passwords, pin codes, usernames, and other information could be recorded. If it is, schemers can silently take over the vulnerable accounts and steal money in an easy manner. Needless to say, it is a terrible thing to have sensitive information recorded, which is why it is most important that users take all preventative measures to keep this devious Trojan away. Unfortunately, once it slithers in, removing it is very difficult. This malware keeps itself hidden, and it creates a copy of itself to ensure it threat functions even if the original launcher is erased. That being said, deleting Zeus Panda is not impossible, and certain steps can be taken to get rid of this threat. Hopefully, you manage to eliminate this infection before it does anything incorrigible. Read more »