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Vudu Search

Vudu Search

You may not even realize that a new browser extension called Vudu Search appears in your browser, but you should know that this tool may put your virtual security at risk. Our malware specialists say that this application does not mean direct danger to you or to your computer but it may still present you with potentially harmful third-party content that could actually cause some headaches for you. We have categorized this tool as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, but you should not ignore it because of this category since it means that it could be undesirable on your system. It is up to you to decide whether you consider it as a threat or not. But let us tell you in more detail why we advise you to remove Vudu Search apart from the obvious sinister name it has. Please continue reading our article to learn more about this PUP. Read more »

Rapidyl.net

Unsolicited pop-up advertisements and web banners inserted into websites by third parties are very often obtrusive and even offensive. If you are worried about Rapidyl.net advertisements, the odds are that your computer has been affected by adware or by a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Such programs are usually installed surreptitiously without asking the user's permission, but there are also many cases when users do not pay attention to the permissions asked by software installers and agree to all the suggestions displayed. It is likely  that you have recently installed a program which was bundled with an additional program. In order to get rid of all those annoying advertisements, it is necessary to remove the program that causes the display of different type of advertisements. Read more »

Cancel Tabs Closing

Cancel Tabs Closing

Cancel Tabs Closing might look like a fun little application, but it is not worth while getting because it does not do anything useful. Security specialists have classified it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and suggest removing it. However, it is not malicious so you can keep it if you really want to but why would you if its only stated function is to cancel the closure of browser tabs. You can get this program from one of two dedicated distribution sites as well as from bundled installers that can install it on your PC without your knowledge. To find out more about this program, please read this whole article as it contains the most relevant information presented in simple terms. Read more »

Searchencrypt.com redirect

Searchencrypt.com redirect

Albeit we use the keyword Searchencrypt.com redirect, this program that we are going to discuss right now is not a so-called “redirect.” It is actually a genuine browser hijacker, and as such, it can expose you to a wide range of potential security threats. If you care about your system’s safety (and you most certainly do), please remove Searchencrypt.com redirect from your computer immediately. You will find the manual removal instructions right below this description, and you should apply them at once. If something does not go according to the plan, you can always leave us a comment and our team will be ready to assist you. Read more »

Search Awesome

Search Awesome

Search Awesome is classified as an advertising-supported program because it can display advertisements whenever you are browsing the web. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, this adware is a clone of such well-known programs as Wajam and Social2Search. The creator of this strange, suspicious piece of software is Iron Mountain Technology, and this company has set up searchawesome.net to introduce us to it. Surprisingly, this site does not offer an installer, which is very strange. How is this adware spread? If it does not have an official installer, it might be spread via third-party installers, in which case, other threats might have been downloaded along with adware. This report shows how to remove Search Awesome, and it is important that you read it, but, first, you should scan your operating system – we advise using a legitimate malware scanner – to check if other infections are active. If more serious threats are found, you might have to focus on deleting them first. Read more »

SnakeLocker Ransomware

SnakeLocker Ransomware

Getting the computer infected by a ransomware infection leads to serious problems, but the SnakeLocker ransomware is not so dangerous as many other damanging computer threats. The SnakeLocker infection gets on the computer surreptitiously and encrypts browser extension files, cookies, and some other files related with the use of the Internet. The reason behind this unusual performance might be the fact that the SnakeLocker ransomware does not seem to be complete. Moreover, it is built using the Python coding language, which is likely to have been selected some first-time ransomware developer.

The odds are that the threat is still in development or is just a testing release aimed at checking whether the intended functions are working. There are some other characteristics defining SnakeLocker as an incomplete piece of malware, so we invite you to continue reading about the threat. Our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com strongly recommends that you remove the SnakeLocker ransomware despite the fact that it does not lock the screen or affect your valuable data. All the infections running on your PC should be removed to ensure smooth performance and privacy. Read more »

Incognito Start Button

Incognito Start Button

Have you downloaded Incognito Start Button after researching it and its services, or were you careless? Considering that this Google Chrome extension does not offer beneficial services – it simply adds a button to help access Incognito mode – it is unlikely that users would choose to install it. Instead, they are most likely to find this suspicious add-on offered along with other programs. If you are one who does not miss on freeware, you have to be cautious because many software bundles – even those offering seemingly legitimate and well-known programs – could be used to expose users to malware. Is the suspicious extension malicious as well? Unfortunately, that is not entirely clear, and that is why Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are worried. Since there is no legal information supporting the add-on, there is a great possibility that it acts in highly undesirable ways. If you have no idea what we are talking about, you need to continue reading this report. If you do, you will also learn how to delete Incognito Start Button, and our research team strongly recommends getting rid of this strange PUP (short for “potentially unwanted program”). Read more »

Interesting20news17.net

Interesting20news17.net is one of the browser hijackers that affect almost all of the popular browsers. Browser hijackers are computer security threats that do not hide themselves, so it is really easy to deal with them the moment they appear on your system. This is the main reason we are writing this description. We want you to remove Interesting20news17.net from your system because you need to protect your personal information and your computer from potential exploitation.  Do yourself a favor and scan your PC with a security tool once you get rid of the browser hijacker. There is always a good chance that there are more unwanted applications installed on your PC, so you should not take your chances. Read more »

RSA2048Pro Ransomware

RSA2048Pro Ransomware

A new ransomware program seems to pop-up every single day. That is mostly because cyber crooks can use applications of this classification to make huge illegal profits from unsuspecting Internet users. A new program of this category is known as RSA2048Pro Ransomware. It has been noticed in August of 2017; thus being aware of its existence is crucial. Just like any other malware of this classification, it acts quickly and aggressively. It encrypts vast amounts of their files without any authorization or warning on the affected operating system. As you can imagine having such application up and running on your PC could have disastrous outcomes, to put it lightly. In this article, you will find detailed information about the complex functionality of this malware. Furthermore, our research team provides a few virtual security tips and a thorough and easy-to-follow removal guide that will allow you to delete RSA2048Pro Ransomware without encountering any major problems. Read more »

RobinHood Ransomware

RobinHood Ransomware

RobinHood Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that wants to rip off computer users in Saudi Arabia. The reason it calls itself a “Robin Hood” ransomware is that the program makes it seem as though it embarks on a sacred mission to help the Yemeni people, and make Saudi Arabia pay for its supposed role in the war. However, such means of “retribution” are highly questionable, as it is obvious that the program has been created by cyber criminals. The criminals have been intercepted, and you need to remove RobinHood Ransomware from your system if you happen to have this infection on-board. Read more »