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 »

Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet

Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet

If you have landed on a page suggesting that Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet, you have encountered a scam. Hopefully, you can exit the misleading page and get on with your day-to-day life, but, unfortunately, some users are likely to have a hard time disabling the misleading, but intimidating message. Also, some users might face it again and again, in which case, the chances are that a malicious infection is set up to redirect you to likekaminapanti.xyz. This page was created to represent the scam, and whoever created it did a good job because it looks quite convincing. In fact, at first sight, you might mistake it for the official Microsoft website. Of course, if you are not blinded by the scary warnings, it should not be difficult for you to recognize the scam. First and foremost, the address of the website is different. Second, the notification does not make any sense. Third, the helpline number (+1-888-814-3477) that you are urged to call is fictitious, and that should not take long to figure out if you can cross-check it. To learn more about the scam and how to delete Windows Firewall Blocked The Internet-related malware, please continue reading. Read more »

Search.gg

Search.gg

Search.gg is a new questionable search engine that can show up in your Google Chrome browser and may strike you as Google. No wonder because this search page resembles Google a lot and inexperienced computer users may easily believe that no change has been made to the home page setting. Due to its capabilities, we have labeled this threat source as a browser hijacker. Although at first sight this search engine may look totally innocent, you should know that it may display possibly harmful third-party ads and links on modified search results pages. You should never use this browser hijacker for searching the web. What is more, we suggest that you remove Search.gg as soon as possible. This may not make your entire system clean as there could be other threats around but this is definitely the first step we recommend. Read more »

Abrts.pro

Abrts.pro is an adware server that can be used to expose users to all kinds of content, including promotional offers, surveys, and giveaways, or installers. It could also be used to boost traffic to sites that users would not visit on their own. Anyone can use this adware server, and it is likely that its administrator is paid money to push third-party offers. Unfortunately, it is unknown who controls this advertising domain, and it is unknown which parties could use it. When there are more questions than answers, it usually means that the service is unreliable, and it is very possible that unreliable parties are involved. Were you introduced to offers hosted on this adware server and were you redirected to random pages without your permission? If that is the situation you are in, there are at least two different scenarios you have to think about. One, you were redirected to Abrts.pro by accident or if you were interacting with corrupted content. Second, malicious software installed on your PC is exposing you to these offers by force. In the case of the latter, you probably need to remove infections. Read more »

Petya+ Ransomware

Petya+ Ransomware

Petya+ Ransomware is a malicious threat that only pretends to be a file-encrypting application. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have tested the malware, and they did not notice it encrypting even a single file. Therefore, if you encounter this threat, we urge you to pay no attention to its displayed warning since it tells only lies. As soon as you unlock the screen, you should see it for yourself that none of the files on the infected device were damaged. We invite you to continue reading our report if you wish to find out how this malicious application works. Also, further in the text, we will explain how to get rid of Petya+ Ransomware’s displayed warning message and how to remove the infection itself. Users who need detailed deletion instructions should have a look at the steps we placed at the end of the text too. Read more »

Search.hdirectionsandmap.com

Search.hdirectionsandmap.com

Search.hdirectionsandmap.com is a website similar to Search.yourpackages.com, Search.mapscenter.com, and Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com – dubious search tools analyzed by specialists some time ago. What unites them all is the fact that they have been developed by the company Polarity Technologies Ltd and they are very similar to each other. Unfortunately, none of these search tools can be called trustworthy although their interfaces suggest that they are ordinary search tools. Instead, specialists better know them as browser hijackers due to the fact that they set themselves on users’ browsers without getting their permission. In the case of Search.hdirectionsandmap.com, it can show up on any browser, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so you could remove it fully only by undoing the changes applied to all these browsers. Not all the users understand why such a legitimate-looking search tool has to be removed from their browsers, especially if they have set it as a homepage/search tool on their browsers voluntarily, so the following paragraphs of this article will provide more information about it. Read more »

Search.mytab.club

Search.mytab.club may look like a legitimate search engine, but the truth is that it is nothing more but a browser hijacker set to replace your browser’s homepage address. You should consider removing it because of the fact that it replaces the homepage address without authorization. Indeed, its creators have resorted to malicious distribution methods to get Search.mytab.club on as many computers as they can because, apparently, its search results are ad-supported. Hence, they can feature promotional links that generate ad revenue for their creators. Without a doubt, this search engine was created to show you promotions in a clandestine manner, which is dishonest. Read more »

Secure Search

Secure Search

If Secure Search seems like a genuine and useful program, you need to think again. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed this suspicious Google Chrome extension, and it was found that it is good at two things: Redirecting to third-party search engines and showcasing sponsored content. This strange extension has nothing to do with virtual security, and you should not rely on it to protect you against intrusive services or malicious programs. An official source that would represent this PUP (potentially unwanted program) does not exist, which immediately makes it suspicious. In the past, the extension was promoted via the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/; however, the installer has been taken down. Needless to say, that already says a lot. If you are curious about specific reasons for deleting Secure Search, you should keep reading. If you want to remove this PUP as soon as possible, you can move to the instructions below right away. Read more »

Search.hlocalweatherradar.co

Search.hlocalweatherradar.co

According to our cyber security experts, Search.hlocalweatherradar.co is one search engine that you should avoid getting on your PC because its search results can be ad supported. However, the primary reason to remove it is that it can end up as your browser’s homepage as a result of installing a malicious software bundle. Its creators use this deceptive and dishonest distribution tactic because you would not use this search engine otherwise. While Search.hlocalweatherradar.co is, for the most part, usable, it redirects entered search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine that can show you ad-supported search results. To learn more about this hijacker, please continue reading. Read more »

Striked Ransomware

Striked Ransomware

Striked Ransomware is a nasty ransomware-type infection that encrypts files and the majority of programs right after the successful entrance. You can be sure that it is the one you have to blame for locking your files and programs if they all have a new extension consisting of an email address rap@mortalkombat.top and a unique ID appended to them, for example, picture.jpg#rap@mortalkombat.top#id#1398924752. Strangely, it does not demand a ransom after locking users’ files. Well, at least you will not find a single word about money in its ransom note. Of course, there is still a small possibility that you will be asked to transfer a certain amount of money in exchange for the decryption key when you contact cyber criminals. Do not even think about paying a ransom in this case because you might lose your money too for nothing. Although your files will not be automatically unlocked, you must delete Striked Ransomware as soon as possible so that you would not accidentally launch its malicious file again. Read more »

Goqrench.net

Goqrench.net

If your browser loads a search engine that looks a lot like Google, but the URL address shows Goqrench.net, we urge you to read the full article as you most likely encountered a threat called browser hijacker. This application is not malicious, but it might annoy the user, disturb his browsing, or even introduce him to potentially malicious advertising content. It is because the threat might replace the user’s homepage, new tab page, or default search engine with Goqrench.net. According to our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com, the tool might further redirect the user to other website and display modified results that could show irritating pop-ups, banners, and other ads from unknown sources. Under such circumstances, we would recommend using Google, Yahoo, or other reputable search engines alike instead of this browser hijacker. Users who need any help while getting rid of it could slide below the text and take a look at the provided deletion steps. Read more »