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.searchtheweb.today

Search.searchtheweb.today

You should be very careful with Search.searchtheweb.today even though it is presented as a powerful search provider and really looks like one at first glance. Well, it would be a lie if we told you that it is malicious because it is far from ransomware, Trojans, or other types of malicious applications, but we cannot confirm that it is 100% reliable too. First of all, fully trustworthy pages are never set on users’ browsers without their knowledge. Second, as research conducted by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, this search tool might display some modified search results together with ordinary search results after the search query is entered by the user. This is not a small drawback, so we recommend that you replace this search tool with a more trustworthy search provider, for example, Google. You should get rid of it without further consideration if it has been set on your browser without your knowledge. It is nothing near serious malware, so its removal should be quick and easy. Of course, as usual, we highly recommend that you read this report till the end before you take action. Read more »

RansomAES Ransomware

RansomAES Ransomware

Windows users who live in Korea need to be extremely cautious about RansomAES Ransomware. If it finds its way in, it can silently encrypt the most personal and important files, and the worst part is that chances of full recovery are very slim. Unfortunately, that is not the illusion that cyber criminals behind this malware create. They use several messages to make victims believe that they can recover data for a certain free, i.e., a ransom. Although no specific numbers are available at this moment, it is likely that the sum of the ransom is quite substantial. In any case, paying it would not be wise because cyber criminals do not care about the files that their malware corrupts, and so helping victims recover it is not on their agenda. Of course, it is up to you whether or not you want to take the risk. If you do, let us known in the comments section how things go for you. You should also share any information about free decryptors. At the time of analysis, the research team that was working on deleting RansomAES Ransomware did not find a free decryptor that would work in this case. Read more »

Search.powersearch.online

Search.powersearch.online

If your homepage was replaced by Search.powersearch.online all of a sudden, you might think that your browser was hijacked. Most likely, you downloaded a program or an extension that was created to change settings within your browser. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, potentially unwanted programs, shortly known as “PUPs,” can be used to drop this strange search tool, and that is a cause for concern. The interface of the hijacker we are discussing is identical to that of eanswers.com, which is classified as a harmless search tool. Also, it is quite popular. Well, it was discovered, that the creator of these search tools is the same, which means that the hijacker is just a sub-domain. It was also found that there are others just like it. One example is Search.searchtheweb.today. So, the creator of a legitimate search tool is developing sub-domains and spreading them using questionable programs. Isn’t that strange? Our research team thinks it is, and that is why Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users are advised to delete Search.powersearch.online. Read more »

Search.searchgdbv.com

Search.searchgdbv.com

Make sure to remove Search.searchgdbv.com if it is ever found up and running on your operating system. We highly advise you to do so because this application happens to be yet another browser hijacker. Programs of this classification are defined by their ability to make undesirable modifications to your browser's default settings, which will affect the way you experience the web. In fact, due to unwanted changes browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience. On top of that, you must know that this invasive application could prove to be quite dangerous. Our researchers noticed that it could expose your operating system to suspicious or even malicious web content. Read this report in its entirety to have a better understanding of this hijacker's inner workings. Besides such information, we provide a detailed removal guide, which you should use to delete Search.searchgdbv.com once and for all. Read more »

Csgo Ransomware

Csgo Ransomware

Our researchers believe Csgo Ransomware was made as a joke or it is not yet finished. The reason we think this way is the malware is unable to encipher any data, and there is no message with demands on its pop-up window. Obviously, receiving such a threat that does not cause any damage is somewhat lucky. However, keep it in mind, you might not be so fortunate next time, and if you want to protect your device from malicious programs that could ruin your data or damage the computer, you should strengthen your system and learn about safe browsing habits. We will suggest a few tips further in this report as well as tell you how Csgo Ransomware could enter your system, what it does, and how to remove it. Thus, if you came here to get to know this malware better, we encourage you to review our full report. Read more »

TripleM Ransomware

If you ever find a program known as TripleM Ransomware up and running on your operating system, be sure to execute its complete removal right away. Doing so is absolutely critical because this devious application exhibits extremely malicious inner workings. If you are not familiar with ransomware applications, you should know that they are infamous for their ability to lock enormous amounts of data stored on the affected hard drive. As you can imagine, having an application that functions in such a way could have devastating outcomes, to put it lightly. If you are eager to find out more about this malicious program's complex inner workings, be sure to read the rest of this report. Besides such information, you will also find a few virtual security recommendations that will help you maintain a secure operating system at all times. To help you delete TripleM Ransomware once and for all, we include a comprehensive removal guide. Read more »

Randomlocker Ransomware

Randomlocker Ransomware

Researchers have recently come across malware that seems to be a new ransomware infection. It has been named Randomlocker Ransomware. An in-depth analysis has clearly shown that this infection is still in development, so at the time of analysis, it was nowhere near sophisticated malware that can cause serious problems. Of course, there is a huge possibility that it will evolve into something bigger in the near future, so we highly recommend that you ensure your system’s maximum protection ASAP. We do not expect you to protect your system from malware all alone, but there are many tools that can do this for you available, so you should at least install one of them on your computer. If it happens that you have already encountered the fully-working version of Randomlocker Ransomware, you should hurry to remove this infection from your system right away. Never keep malware active on your computer because it might get updates and cause you even more problems. Read more »

Bkransomware Ransomware

Bkransomware Ransomware

Have you found the “.hainhc” extension attached to your personal files? If you have, it is likely that the devious Bkransomware Ransomware has found its way into your Windows operating system. How did that happen? Did you open a link or a file represented via a misleading email message? Did you download the infection by downloading something else? Do you have no idea where this threat came from? In some cases, it is easy to pinpoint the moment the malicious threat slithers in; however, in other cases, victims never figure that out. If you wish to prevent malware from invading your operating system in the future, we strongly recommend employing trustworthy anti-malware software. It is also important that you yourself act carefully. If you take risks, you are more likely to face malware in the future. Hopefully, you will take this seriously, but, right now, we need to delete Bkransomware Ransomware. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, this malware might be in development at this point, but since there is a possibility that it could jump into action at any point, discussing its removal is crucial. Read more »

Maps Driving Directions

Have you downloaded the Maps Driving Directions extension because you through that it would help you plan your trips and driving routes? Although it would be unfair to state that it is completely useless, it certainly is not beneficial. Once installed, the extension hijacks the new tab, homepage, and/or search provider to introduce Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer users to Search.searchmmap.com. This search engine displays easy-access links to google.com/maps/ (Google Maps), bing.com/maps/ (Bing Maps), and geico.com/save/local-gas-prices/ (Gas Prices). Some users might find quick access to these sites highly beneficial. Of course, our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com does not agree with that. What is advertised as a beneficial search tool is just a glorified search engine, and an unreliable at that. These are some of the reasons to remove Maps Driving Directions from your web browser (for Chrome and Firefox) or the PC (for Internet Explorer). If you wish to delete the threat, you are reading the right article. Read more »

Search.searcheasywa.com

Search.searcheasywa.com

Search.searcheasywa.com is a browser hijacker, which means it might change your browser’s preferences. To our knowledge at the moment of writing it is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the application should change user’s start page. Even though it may look like any other search engine, we would advise you to be extra careful with it. It appears to be the threat might show modified search results, which means it could place various pop-ups, banners, and other advertisements among gathered search results. Such content could seem rather annoying, but we should warn you there is a chance some part of the ads may lead to scam web pages or other untrustworthy sites. As a consequence, we advise our readers not to risk their computer’s or their privacy’s security and eliminate the browser hijacker before anything bad happens. To remove it manually you should follow the deletion instructions available below this article. Read more »