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MyMovie Start

MyMovie Start

MyMovie Start is a browser extension for Google Chrome. Specialists have decided to categorize it as a browser hijacker because of the distribution method used to spread it and all these complaints saying that it has entered the computer without permission and changed the settings of the Google Chrome browser coming from users. Users who download this piece of software willingly from the Chrome Web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mymovie-start/gnpjipjocompjdfhpdgckfnedpjbdofd) are usually aware of the fact that MyMovie Start is going to change the settings of Google Chrome upon the installation if they read the program description, whereas those users who download it from a third-party website or get it installed by clicking on a pop-up advertisement usually have no possibilities of getting acquainted with this application before installing it on their computers, so they often find changes this browser extension makes undesirable. Luckily, those changes can be undone. What users need to do is to eliminate MyMovie Start fully from their computers. Read more »

Search.mysafesearch.net

Search.mysafesearch.net

Currently, Search.mysafesearch.net can hijack only the Google Chrome browsers. It was reported that the application might provide users with modified search results, which could contain doubtful ads from the third party. What’s more, the browser hijacker could also redirect you to potentially malicious web pages. Naturally, because of these risks, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com believe it might be safer to eliminate the threat. If you are still in doubt whether to keep Search.mysafesearch.net or remove it from the browser, we urge you to read the rest of the text and get to know the search engine better before you make your decision. As for users who have no intentions of leaving the browser hijacker on their system, we would like to offer the deletion steps prepared by our specialists; you can find them at the end of this report. Read more »

Winvmx Client

Winvmx Client is a Trojan infection that may have several functions, and the way it affects your system may differ according to what the criminals behind it want it to do. Nevertheless, the application falls into dangerous computer threat category, and it should not be taken lightly. All the more so that it is sometimes hard to determine how or when the infection enter your computer. Needless to say, it is for the best to remove Winvmx Client automatically if an antispyware tool, but just in case you want to try out removing it on your own, we have added the manual removal instructions below this description, too. Read more »

Karmen Ransomware

Karmen Ransomware

Karmen Ransomware is a threat that enciphers particular files located on the infected computer and marks them by adding the .grt extension, for example, picture.jpg.grt. The sample our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com tested encrypted only documents, yet it was determined the malware should be able to encipher photographs, pictures, or other personal files too. According to the infection’s ransom note users can get this data back as soon as they pay an estimated amount of Bitcoins. Of course, we would advise you not to trust the words of the malicious application’s creators. Clearly, their only goal is to collect money from users at any cost, so it would not seem too surprising if the files would not get decrypted as easily and quickly as it is promised. Thus, we advise you not to gamble with your money, but concentrate on how to clean the system; to assist you with Karmen Ransomware’s removal we placed manual deletion instructions at the end of this report. Read more »

PetrWrap Ransomware

Ransomware programs are extremely popular nowadays as they are used by cyber crooks to make illegal profits. One such application goes by the name of PetrWrap Ransomware. Malware experts working at our internal labs have discovered that this program is roaming the web nowadays; therefore, being aware of its existence is critical if you consider yourself a security-conscious user. Like any other program of this category, it can lock your data without any warning and ask for a ransom. It should be more than obvious that such functionality of this malware could have devastating outcomes. To avoid it, you must take preventative steps that we present within this article. We also present further information about the overall malicious functionality of PetrWrap Ransomware. Below you will also find a comprehensive removal guide that you should use to terminate this malware once and for all. Read more »

Vortex Ransomware

Vortex Ransomware

Vortex Ransomware is a Polish-made computer infection designed to encrypt your personal files and then offer you to buy the decryption software needed to decrypt them. The cybercriminals behind this malware want you to pay a hefty sum of money for the decryption software which might not be worth your files. Therefore, you should consider removing this ransomware as soon as possible because if it were to enter your PC, then it will go to work immediately. The only way to prevent it from entering your PC is installing an anti-malware program. To find out more about this malicious application, we invite you to read this whole article. Read more »

Weatherbuddy Ads

Weatherbuddy Ads

An application that goes by the name of Weatherbuddy Ads is questionable at best. After conducting its detailed analysis, our malware experts have classified it as one more potentially unwanted program. Such classification has been made because this application could act in a rather invasive manner. In some instances, it could interrupt your daily online experiences and might even be the main reason your PC could start working in a significantly slower way. Another reason this dubious application has been classified as a potentially unwanted program is its questionable distribution. To learn more about it in detail, make sure to read the rest of our report. We also include a few security tips to help you maintain a fully secure operating system along with a detailed removal guide that you should use to delete Weatherbuddy Ads once and for all. Read more »

GoaSave

If you happen to come across a program entitled GoaSave, make sure to avoid it at all costs as it exhibits only negative features. In fact, due to its devious functionality, our research team has classified this program as one more adware application, which will make surfing the web a much more annoying experience than you are used to. Keep this in mind since this devious program could be advertised in a questionable manner. Its developers could market this program as a useful tool that you should use to improve you your overall online experience. Unfortunately, the reality is quite different since in some cases this adware could be as dangerous as it is annoying since it might prove to be the main reason other suspicious programs could enter your computer without a lot of trouble. Make sure to remove GoaSave as soon as it is found fully active on your personal computer. Do so by using the instructions that we present below. Read more »

Kill Alphashoppers Ads

Kill Alphashoppers Ads as a browser extension for Google Chrome that our security experts have classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and suggest that you remove it because its primary goal is to show you annoying advertisements. It might get onto your PC accidentally because its developers distribute it using several methods. Some of these methods are more deceptive and can install this program on your PC without your knowledge. However, there is no conclusive evidence that Kill Alphashoppers Ads is actually malicious. Still, you ought to be careful because it comes from an unknown developer. Read more »

Notblocked.biz

Notblocked.biz

Notblocked.biz is a devious adware server, which is notorious for its unwanted online content. Users that see excessive amounts of ads or pop-ups powered by it must know that it signifies the fact that their operating system is infected with some dubious program that maintains connectivity to the server in question and so keeps the flow of unwanted content. It goes without saying such interruptions will make surfing the web a much more annoying and frustrating task, and that is not even the worst thing about all of this. Our research has revealed that content provided by Notblocked.biz could be quite dangerous as well since it could prove to be the primary reason devious programs might enter your operating system without major inconveniences. In this article, we provide further information regarding this suspicious adware server with instructions that will help you break the potentially malicious connectivity once and for all. Read more »