Author Archives: Lisa Blanc

Revolution Ransomware

Revolution Ransomware might be one of those malicious programs that sneak into the system without the user noticing anything and ruin various files on the computer just to extort money from its victim. If you are one of these victims, you should continue reading our article and learn more about this harmful threat. Also, users who wish to get rid of the malicious program manually will be happy to learn that below the text we will present a step by step deletion instructions, although we recommend them only for experienced users. Plus, it is important to mention we cannot be one hundred percent sure our prepared steps will work for everyone. As a result, for users who do not have a lot of experience with ransomware or other infections alike, we recommend choosing a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

Formfetcherpro

Formfetcherpro

Cybersecurity experts at Anti-spyware-101.com have recently tested a browser extension called Formfetcherpro for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. From the very outset, it was clear that this extension is bad news because it was made by Mindspark Interactive Network, a company dedicated to making such extensions. What Formfetcherpro officially offers is irrelevant because its functions are just links to third-party services featured on the bar at the top of the homepage. Also, it was set to change your browser’s homepage address without your consent, and that search engine can collect some information about you and use it present you with promotional links that can jeopardize your PC’s security as they come from unknown sources. Therefore, you might want to remove it but, before you do, we invite you to read about this program in the description below. Read more »

Possible Suspicious Activity

Possible Suspicious Activity is a fake system alert that may try to convince you there are viruses or other extremely harmful applications on your computer. Most likely the hackers who created it are hoping their less experienced victims will respond to the urges call the provided telephone number and so give them an opportunity to scam such users. We will discuss what could happen if you call these cyber criminals further in the text, so if you want to find out the possible scenarios or wish to learn more about the fake alert, we invite you to read this report. Just slightly below the text, we will place instructions showing what to do if you encounter Possible Suspicious Activity pop-up since it might be quite challenging to get rid of it. Read more »

High Priority Message

High Priority Message

High Priority Message can come up on your screen out of the blue and scare you enough to want to call the provided telephone number; however, we must warn you that this is just another annoying fake alert. This warning tries to trick you pretending to be a Windows security alert; even the malicious webpage has the usual blue color resembling that of the blue screen of death. But whatever this message or this webpage claims is all made-up. This fake alert is very similar to "Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert," "Google Security Warning," and many others that have surfaced in the past year. This fake warning has only one purpose: To make you call the given telephone number to try to sell you some useless software claiming to fix your system security-related issues; however, the main issue that you are having is the malware program that may be responsible for getting redirected to this malicious page. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that you should remove High Priority Message as soon as possible. Read more »

Hard Drive Is Not Accepted

If you are introduced to an alert suggesting that your computer has been locked or blocked, the chances are that you are being scammed. The Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam is one of the many that you might face, and, hopefully, you recognize it right away. If you are tricked into thinking that the bogus notification is real, you could be tricked into calling a fictitious helpline number and giving schemers what they want. It is hard to say exactly what it is that they want, but Anti-Spyware-101.com research team guarantees that it is nothing good. Hopefully, it is enough to click out of the window or tab to get rid of the misleading alert. Unfortunately, it is also possible that you will need to remove Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam-related malware. Needless to say, the latter situation is the more complicated one. If you continue reading, you will learn how to inspect your operating system and delete malicious infections if they exist. If you want to go straight to the elimination process, check out the last section of this report. If you have questions after reading, post a comment below. Read more »

Vpntop

If your operating system has started overheating and crashing out of the blue, you need to think if maybe Vpntop has slithered into your operating system. If you have downloaded it yourself, it should not be hard for you to find and remove it immediately. Unfortunately, that is not all that needs to be done. In fact, this infection is not the one causing all of the problems. The only task for this threat is to silently download a different program, and that is why we classify it as a Trojan. This additional program that the Trojan downloads is a miner, and it is used to mine Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a virtual currency, which, at the moment, is at a record high with 1 BTC converting to over 5,000 USD. While Bitcoin miners are not exactly dangerous, they are sucking all of the energy out of your operating system to add transactions to the block chain. This, undoubtedly, makes your machine into a zombie that serves one purpose only, and we are sure that you want to use your computer for your own purposes. That is why our Anti-Spyware-101.com malware research team wants to show you how to delete Vpntop. Read more »

Rdntrojanhacking File Detected

Rdntrojanhacking File Detected

What should you do if you are notified about the Rdntrojanhacking File Detected on your operating system? The first thing you have to do is close the page representing the notification or the web browser showcasing the page because it is not reliable. The second thing you should do is scan your operating system, and you should do this with the help of a reliable malware scanner. If you are worried about a Trojan, this tool will give you a peace of mind because the Trojan will not be found. Of course, a different kind of Trojan or another type of infection could be found, but the bogus “RDN/Trojan/Hacking file” will not be listed, simply because this threat is bogus. In the best case scenario, no infections will be found on your PC, but if malware is found, you need to remove it instantly. It is possible that only by deleting Rdntrojanhacking File Detected-related infections you will ensure that this bogus alert is out of sight for good. Continue reading to learn how this scam appears and what you can do to get rid of it. Read more »

Skull Ransomware

There are never enough warnings about programs like Skull Ransomware. It always seems that it can easily happen to someone else, but not to you. However, ransomware programs can easily enter your computer when you expect it the least. When you get infected with such a program, you can easily be forced into paying a huge ransom, but please keep in mind that there is no guarantee these criminals will really restore your files. Thus, your best option right now is to remove Skull Ransomware from your system and then protect your PC from similar intruders using a licensed antispyware tool. Read more »

SongsCenter Search

SongsCenter Search

Users who willingly install the Google Chrome browser extension SongsCenter Search on their PCs expect it to act beneficially, and we cannot blame them for this because this extension is promoted as a beneficial tool. It promises to help users “easily search the web for FREE unlimited music, song, full albums, music videos.” At the time of writing, there were 156 039 users who installed it from the Chrome Web Store, so we can consider it quite popular. If you are among those users, i.e., you see SongsCenter Search on the list of Google Chrome extensions too, you should think twice before letting it stay because it is not a fully trustworthy application even though you have found it quite beneficial. Experienced researchers at anti-spyware-101.com even consider it a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It has been placed next to other potentially unwanted programs not without reason, of course. Read the rest of this report to find out more about it and then immediately take action to disable it. Read more »

GifsGalore Toolbar

GifsGalore Toolbar

It might seem that GifsGalore Toolbar is a useful application, but if you are looking for a tool to create memes and gifs, do not install this piece of software because you will not find it very beneficial for sure because it will only change your homepage and New Tab URL on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Also, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, so the chances are high that it will perform undesirable activities on your computer. If you are reading this article because you have already discovered GifsGalore Toolbar installed on your computer, our only recommendation for you is to delete this browser plugin and then install a new trustworthy application having similar features instead of it. If you have not made up your mind yet about what you should do with this potentially unwanted program, you should read what specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have to say about it. Read more »