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MusixLib

MusixLib

MusixLib is a suspicious third-party application, which should not be active on your operating system. That is so because malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have classified it as one more potentially unwanted program. We urge you to refrain from this questionable application because it exhibits intrusive functionality. As it turns out, it can make undesirable changes to your browsers default settings without any warning. As a consequence of such functionality, browsing the web becomes an annoying and frustrating experience, to put it lightly. Also, you should know that this suspicious application is distributed in a questionable manner, which could prove to be quite dangerous. If you wish to find out more about this potentially unwanted program's functionality, make sure to read this report entirely. Read more »

Virus Alert From Microsoft fake alert

If you were introduced to a page representing the Virus Alert From Microsoft fake alert, the first thing you need to do is close it. If you cannot do it, close the web browser representing this page. If closing the browser normally is not possible – for example, if it is shown in full-screen mode – you can launch the Task Manager via the Ctrl+Alt+Delete menu and then terminate the process of the affected browser. Next thing you need to do is install a trustworthy, up-to-date malware scanner. That is necessary because you want to make sure that malware has not invaded your operating system. It is unlikely that malicious threats will be found, but you need to check it nonetheless. Without a doubt, every single malicious infection that is discovered must be deleted. You might even find out that you need to remove Virus Alert From Microsoft fake alert-related malware. In this report, we explain the origins and the activity of the fictitious alert in depth. If you are interested, keep reading. Read more »

Search.hgetsports.net

Search.hgetsports.net

Search.hgetsports.net appears to be one of the Polarity Technologies Ltd browser hijackers. What’s more, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think it might be a clone of another recently reviewed hijacker called Search.getsports.co since the titles are almost identical and the threats look more or less the same. From our experience with such search engines, we can say there might be a chance Search.hgetsports.net could show unreliable advertising content from different third parties to generate advertising revenue. The bad news is while the program’s developers might be receiving payments for each user’s click, the user could put his system or privacy at risk by clicking it. If you keep reading our text, you will learn more about the browser hijacker and why we do not advise leaving it unattended. Should you decide to remove it; keep it in mind the manual deletion instructions available at the end of the article are here to help you erase it faster. Read more »

Tear Dr0p Ransomware

Tear Dr0p Ransomware

Tear Dr0p Ransomware shows a message saying all of the user’s files got enciphered with a strong cryptosystem, but in reality, it is possible none of the files on the infected computer were damaged. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the malware might still be under the development stage as it would explain why the variants we came across did not manage to encrypt even a single file. Further, in the article, we will tell more about Tear Dr0p Ransomware and its working manner. As for users who came here only to learn how to eliminate this malicious application, we would recommend using the instructions placed below the text as they will explain the manual deletion process step by step. Also, if you have any questions related to the infection or its removal, we encourage you to leave a comment at the end of this page. Read more »

SlikDealer New Tab

SlikDealer New Tab

SlikDealer New Tab is not a new browser extension; in fact, it does not even seem to be active yet. Yet, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that finding it in your Google Chrome browser could be a sign of other, more serious malware threats hiding on board. Since this search page tool does not mean direct threat to you or to your system, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Strangely enough, this PUP is not available for download on its own official webpage. You should know that it was created by First Offer (firstofferz.com), which seems to be a group specializing in online monetization. This obviously means that this search page is not really designed for your benefit but to promote third parties, who may not always be trustworthy. Although this Chrome browser extension features all kinds of coupons and links to coupon-related pages, it may expose you to unreliable third-party advertisements and links. It seems that this PUP targets the US market mainly. We recommend that you remove SlikDealer New Tab as soon as possible since it is a useless tool that may well be risky to use, too. Read more »

Defender Ransomware

Defender Ransomware

Whoever created Defender Ransomware truly has no regard for virtual privacy. This infection corrupts files found on the infected operating system by encrypting data within them. Most other threats of this kind demand a ransom in return of a file decryptor or a decryption key (e.g., LockMe Ransomware or Xorist-Frozen Ransomware). Of course, in most cases, the cyber crooks behind these threats have no intention of keeping their promises and providing the victims with the decryption tools. In reality, decrypting files corrupted by ransomware is usually impossible. The surprising thing is that the threat we are discussing in this report does not even make a request to pay the ransom. On the contrary, the notification represented via a file (“Defender_Ransomware.txt”) created by the infection informs that “THIS RANSOMWARE IS NOT DECRYPTABLE.” Needless to say, the only thing that anyone can do is delete Defender Ransomware. You can scroll to the bottom to find a guide that explains how to remove this malicious infection, but we suggest reading the report first to learn more. Read more »

LockMe Ransomware

LockMe Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting application you could accidentally receive after downloading suspicious data, for example, email attachments from unknown senders, setup files from untrustworthy file-sharing web pages, etc. If it happens, you may lose all of your data located on the infected device as the malware enciphers it with a strong cryptosystem. Such files cannot be opened without a decryption tool and a specific decryption key. Unfortunately, these means might be available only to the cyber criminals who created this malicious application, and they are not sharing them free of charge. Needless to say, even if you can pay the asked ransom, we do not think it would be wise considering there are no refunds and no reassurances. If you cannot decide what to do yet, you should keep reading our report and learn more about LockMe Ransomware. For those who have already decided to eliminate the malware, we would recommend sliding a bit below the text where we will place removal steps. Read more »

Inasearch.space

If the search tool of the web browser you use has been changed to Inasearch.space, this suggests that you have encountered a browser hijacker, or you have installed some kind of untrustworthy add-on that has altered your browser’s settings. The majority of users do not know anything about the appearance of Inasearch.space on their browsers, which clearly shows that it is not one of those reputable search providers users set consciously on web browsers they use. If you are sure you have not set this search engine yourself either, remove it today without further consideration. It is not the only reason it should be eliminated. Theoretically, it might also present you with untrustworthy search results, so it would be smart to start using another search provider instead of it as soon as possible. The Inasearch.space removal should not be very complicated. Most likely, the undesirable search tool will be gone from the default search provider place after you reset the web browser you use to default settings. If this does not tell you much, feel free to use the removal guide you will find placed below this article. Of course, it would be best to read this report till the end before taking any action. Read more »

Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert

Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert is what malware researchers also call as a technical support scam. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that you can be exposed to this fake alert when you get redirected to a malicious page pretending to be a support page warning you about an alleged security issue. This alert claims that Vodafone Australia has detected a threat on your system that can steal personal and financial information from your computer. You are led to believe that you must call a provided telephone number for technical support. Of course, if you contact these schemers, you will not talk with a Microsoft certified technician. Instead, you could be asked to grant remote access to your PC and also buy a promoted security tool so that this alleged issue can be fixed. So, if you do not want to lose your money and even let cyber crooks gain access to your precious computer, we suggest that you remove Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert immediately. Read more »

filmsNet Search

filmsNet Search

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) find their ways to the computer unnoticed. The filmsNet Search extension is yet another PUP, which you have most likely installed by accident, and, if you are wondering what to do next, continue reading to find our recommendations.

The filmsNet Search extension enables you to access free content which, in most cases, would be available at a certain price. Not only filmsNet Search enables you to access video content, but also modifies the settings of the Chrome browser so that your search terms are redirected through an additional server before the Yahoo search generates related results. Such changes on the browser are usually not accepted by computer users, and, if you are also unsatisfied with this potentially unwanted program, do not hesitate to remove it from the browser. Read more »