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 »

Searchdefence.com

Searchdefence.com

Searchdefence.com is a browser hijacker that comes with a Chrome browser extension. It means that users who add that extension to their browser eventually encounter the hijacker, too. Therefore, in order to remove Searchdefence.com from your system, you need to either reset your browser settings to default or remove the extension from it. While you are at it, you should also look for other potential threats that might have entered your system together with this browser hijacker. Due to the specifics of browser hijacker distribution, there is always a very good chance that you have several unwanted programs running on your computer, and you need to take care of that immediately. Read more »

Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner

Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner is a cryptocurrency miner that is mainly used to mine the Siacoin digital currency. The Marlin.exe file in its name shows how it can be recognized – you should look for this file on your computer. If you can locate it, it means that Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner is active on your computer. Some users download and install it on their computers willingly expecting that it could help them earn some extra money; however, malware researchers want to warn users that this miner might be uploaded on their computers without their consent and used for malicious purposes. Therefore, if you know nothing about its entrance, the chances are high that it has been installed on your computer without your knowledge. In such a case, you must delete Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner as soon as possible because it will not act beneficially, and you might even find it impossible to use your computer to perform daily activities if it says. Cryptocurrency miners are not ordinary applications, so do not expect to delete Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner through Control Panel as well. We have nothing to hide – its removal might take some time, but you must still remove it no matter what. Read more »

LockOn Ransomware

LockOn Ransomware

LockOn Ransomware is a typical ransomware infection that has been developed for money extortion. Luckily, it is not distributed actively yet because it is still in development, so the chances are not very high that you will ever find this infection on your computer. If you are reading this article not out of curiosity, i.e., LockOn Ransomware has already infiltrated your computer, you should go to delete this infection right away. The first symptom showing that this threat has been installed on the system is a window placed over Desktop. Also, if you have a “test” folder with files located in %HOMEDRIVE%\Users\Exploits\Desktop, you will find them all encrypted. Currently, this infection affects files located in this directory only, but, of course, it might be updated one day, so its behavior might change. No matter which version of this ransomware infection you find on your computer, you must delete it as soon as possible. The version specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have analyzed is not sophisticated at all, so it should not be hard to remove this malicious application. You will find more about its removal in the second half of this report. Read more »

MusicApp Search

MusicApp Search

Have you downloaded MusicApp Search to find songs and listen to music? Well, unfortunately, this tool cannot be compared to a normal search engine that provides you with different options because the only source that it introduces you to is gomusix.com. As our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has found, this source can track information about your activity, and it can introduce you to advertisements. If you are okay with that, you need to think if you should use an extension to access gomusix.com. After all, you could add a link to this website to your browser’s menu, and the extension would become unnecessary. The fact that the extension is not very useful is not the main thing that our research team is worried about. It was found that it can redirect you to a third-party search engine and display advertisements via it, which is very strange. On top of that, it can showcase ads, and that is another reason to, potentially, remove it. If you keep reading, you will learn more about deleting MusicApp Search. Read more »

Newtab.today

Newtab.today

Newtab.today might look like a legitimate search engine, and its appearance resembles Google’s new tab page of Google Chrome with its frequently visited sites thumbnails below the search bar. However, our researchers say that this search engine can be unreliable and recommend that you remove it from your browser as soon as the opportunity arises. Its search results can contain promoted links that can be deceiving and redirect you to malicious websites. In this short description, we will discuss how this search engine is distributed, how it works, and how you can get rid of it, so please continue reading to find out more. Read more »

Anubi Ransomware

Anubi Ransomware

According to our cybersecurity experts, Anubi Ransomware is a recently released ransomware-type computer infection that can encrypt your files and then offer you to purchase a decryption tool/key to get them back. They even offer you to send three encrypted files, and they send you them back decrypted as proof that they can decrypt all of your files. However, your fill might not be worth the money, and there is no guarantee that the cybercrooks will keep their word. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this ransomware. For more details on this malicious program, please read this whole article. Read more »

Asasin Ransomware

Asasin Ransomware

Asasin Ransomware is an infection that was unleashed to take your money. This threat is not new, and, in fact, it is a new variant of the well-known Locky Ransomware. This infection is one of the most prevalent threats nowadays, and it has been that way since it first emerged in early 2016. All versions of this malware are named after the extensions that are attached to the encrypted files. Some of the extensions include .zepto, .odin, .thor, .aesir, and .osiris. If you discover that an unfamiliar extension was attached to your personal file (e.g., a photo or a document), it is most likely that a malicious infection has corrupted it. The good news is – if you can consider it that – you do not need to hunt for ransomware because it exposes itself once it is done encrypting the files. It displays a ransom message in one way or another, and if it did not do that, the creator of the threat could not coerce you into paying a ransom for some alleged decryption tool or key. So, have you been introduced to the ransom demands? What should you do about them? Should you pay attention to them or should you remove Asasin Ransomware right away? Continue reading to find out. Read more »

Kickay

Kickay is a browser extension that was used to spread the search engine kickay.com. The browser extension is known to have been promoted in the Chrome Web Store as a tool that is based on a new technology, which, unfortunately, is not specified. Such generic descriptions of browser apps are very common in software sharing websites to scare users into installing unreliable programs. Our team recommends that you pay extra attention to questionable software that are presented as useful tools without any specific details or reviews.

Malware researchers have recently categorized Kickay as a browser hijacker because of how it is distributed and installed. Both the browser and the search engine Kickay should be removed from the computer. The latest analysis of Kickay has shown that the search engine is inactive, and the very browser extention is no longer avaible in the Chrome Web Store. Nevertheless, you should be aware of such programs so that you do not have to suffer the consequences caused. Read more »

Mirageiso

Mirageiso

Have you downloaded Mirageiso yourself, or has it slithered into your operating system without your notice? According to our research team, in some cases, this suspicious program can be downloaded without user’s permission at all, and that, of course, should be classified as malicious activity. After all, the programs that slither into your operating system without permission should not be identified as trustworthy. If you are determined to delete Mirageiso from your Windows operating system right now, you can find the guide below. Remember that it is not enough to uninstall this potentially unwanted program (PUP) because leftovers remain active afterward. The good news is that complete removal of this unwanted program is possible. We also recommend reading this report to learn more about the PUP’s activity, which you might be interested in regardless of whether this suspicious piece of software was installed with or without your knowledge. Read more »

X1881 Ransomware

X1881 Ransomware

A new malicious application X1881 Ransomware, often referred to as crypto malware, has been detected. It has turned out that it is not exactly a completely new threat. Malware researchers have proof that it is a new version of CryptoMix Ransomware (you can read about it on your website). This new version is as dangerous as the previous one, so we are sure you will find a bunch of your files encrypted if it ever slithers onto your computer. Ransomware infections do not encrypt users’ files just to make fun of them. Malicious software developers use these infections to obtain money from ordinary users easier. Although X1881 Ransomware does not ask users to make a payment right away, we are sure you will be told when you write an email to cyber criminals that the only way to decrypt those locked files is to pay a certain amount of money to them. Needless to say, sending money to malware developers is the worst users can do because the chances are high that their files will stay locked. It does not mean that it is impossible to unlock the encrypted data without the special decryptor cyber criminals have – you could restore your files from a backup. The restoration of files should only take place when X1881 Ransomware is removed completely because it can launch automatically with the Windows OS due to the entry it creates in the Run registry key, meaning that you could not disable it and, as a consequence, it will strike again and lock those decrypted files. Read more »