Author Archives: Max Lehmann

PlayThunder Offers

PlayThunder Offers

Do you want to see ads on any website you visit? Probably, you do not, but that is what you are likely to face if you download PlayThunder Offers. The word “offers” in the name reveals that advertising is an integral part of the service. Sure, the adware (advertising-supported program) does not hide the fact that it delivers ads, but this transparency should not make you think of it as a trustworthy tool. Instead, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests looking at it as a potential threat. Can we guarantee that you would face security issues if you interacted with this adware? We certainly cannot, but it is our duty to warn you about the bad and the ugly of every questionable service and program. In this report, we review the suspicious extension, and that should help you make an informed decision regarding its removal. If you are not sure you want to delete PlayThunder Offers, we strongly recommend that you keep reading. On the other hand, if your mind is made up already, the removal guide is waiting for you. Read more »

Mobsuite.site

Mobsuite.site is presented as “the world smartest Mobile Advertising platform.” Specialists say that it is mainly used for monetization purposes, so do not be surprised if it presents you with commercial advertisements one day. It might also be responsible for various redirections. According to researchers, it should target only Android users, but it does not mean that you can click on ads it shows if you are presented with them while surfing the Web on your Windows computer. It is not likely at all that users open this website consciously. Instead, they experience an immediate redirection to it after clicking on an untrustworthy link, or they simply have untrustworthy software that automatically opens it on their devices. Usually, advertising networks are closely related to adware or potentially unwanted software. We do not say that Mobsuite.site is malicious, but it might still diminish your browsing experience by showing all those ads and causing automatic redirections, so it would be best to get rid of it. Some users will no longer see any ads coming from Mobsuite.site when they quit an old habit of clicking on suspicious links/visiting dubious websites, whereas others will have to remove untrustworthy software from their devices to make it gone. Which group do you belong to? Read more »

Search.searchjsmtmp.com

Search.searchjsmtmp.com

Search.searchjsmtmp.com is considered to be a browser hijacker that might alter homepage and default search engine preferences. As a result, the affected browser may start loading this site every time it is launched or when the user begins a new search. The thing users should know about it is that together with the displayed search results there could be doubtful advertisements from various third parties. Our researchers say they cannot be one hundred percent sure, but they believe some part of such material could be possibly malicious, which is why they advise against the browser hijacker’s usage. We will talk more about it further in the article so if you are interested in learning more about Search.searchjsmtmp.com; we invite you to read the rest of this text. Additionally, users will find instructions showing how to erase it manually just slightly below the article. Read more »

PDF Convert Tab

PDF Convert Tab

It seems that PDF Convert Tab is becoming more and more popular, but you should not be one of those users who install it on their computers even if it promises to enable you to “convert PDF files directly on your new tab page” because it is considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted applications are not dangerous at all if compared to Trojans, worms, or other threats considered malware, but we are not going to lie – it has drawbacks, so it is not a very good idea to keep it installed on the system, especially if it has slithered onto your computer without your knowledge. 13 489 users have already installed PDF Convert Tab from the Chrome Web Store, but the total number of users who have it installed on their computers must be higher because it can be downloaded directly from its official website (http://www.pdfconverttab.com) as well. It seems that not all users install it consciously. Some people say they have nothing to do with its installation, which suggests that this potentially unwanted application might be distributed differently as well. If you know nothing about its installation too, you must delete it today. This should not be too difficult if you let us help you. Read more »

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at users looking for tools to stream movies or similar content online. However, users should realize it is not the extension that streams the content, but the links it suggests. In other words, installing the add-on could be unnecessary. Instead, you could add the links you find useful to your browser’s bookmarks, and you could reach them just as fast as with the PUP. In any case, the main reason we do not think it is worth wasting any time with StreamingOnlineWatch is there is a chance the add-on might encourage users to browse with an untrustworthy search engine. If you keep reading our report you can learn more about this as well as how to get rid of this suspicious application. What’s more, to make this task easier we will place steps showing how to eliminate it at the end of this report. Read more »

Kwaaklocked Ransomware

Kwaaklocked Ransomware is not yet fully developed, but it seems it could be another malicious file-encrypting application based on an open source ransomware program known as Hidden Tear. Most of them were created the year the original Hidden Tear’s sample was uploaded (2015), but apparently, there are still some hackers who keep using this code to generate more infections. Further, in the text, we will discuss the threat’s possible distribution channels and explain what to expect if it enters your system. Of course, you will find tips on how to avoid malicious applications like Kwaaklocked Ransomware as well as how to get rid of this malware manually. However, we would like to stress that since the infection is still in the process of being developed it might change and it is difficult to say how accurate the instructions at the end of this article can be. Therefore, if you encounter this threat, it might be best to use a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

Crybrazil Ransomware

Crybrazil Ransomware

If you live in Brazil or speak Portuguese, Crybrazil Ransomware is an infection that is specifically targeted at you. The installer of this dangerous infection could be dropped using remote access or introduced to you as a harmless spam email attachment. Other methods could be employed to spread this malware as well. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has found that the infection was built using the infamous Hidden Tear source code. We have reviewed hundreds of other infections (e.g., Cyberresearcher Ransomware) that have been built using the same code and spread in similar ways. Although all of these threats have unique features, they function in the same ways. For one, they were all created to terrorize Windows users, hijack their files, and demand huge ransom fees in return for decryptors and decryption keys. In some cases, free decryptors are released by malware researchers, but one that would work with this malware did not exist at the time of research. All in all, whether or not you decrypt your files, you must delete Crybrazil Ransomware as soon as possible. The removal tips we have for you will surely help. Read more »

Your Battery Is Damaged By Viruses

If you are seeing a notification telling Your Battery Is Damaged By Viruses you should know you most likely encountered a fake system alert. Such threats are designed to imitate genuine warnings and make the user do what the cybercriminals want while imagining they are doing it to protect their devices. For example, in this case, the hackers want their victims to download a specific tool. If you believe the fake pop-up, it is supposed to help you delete possible threats, but we suspect it might be in fact a malicious application. Thus, installing it could be extremely dangerous, for example, depending on the malware it could harm user’s files, steal his sensitive information, etc. Consequently, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com advise not to download any tools recommended by the Your Battery Is Damaged By Viruses notification. If you want to know how to react when coming across such alerts you should read our full report about this false pop-up. Read more »

Autismlocker Ransomware

Autismlocker Ransomware

Autismlocker Ransomware is an incredibly creepy infection that is capable of locking the screen and creating an illusion that the victim needs to either kill someone or send photos in which they are nude. Needless to say, the first option should not be even considered, but sending personal photos is not necessary either, and that is because the infection is a simple screen-locker that can be disabled very easily. Hopefully, you are not reading this after sending any photos or communicating with the malicious schemers who have created the infection. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com has found an easy way for you to disable the lock and then remove Autismlocker Ransomware. Can you ignore the infection once you regain access to the operating system? You certainly cannot, and that is because the malicious files of this threat could easily be converted and used in other malicious ways. It appears that they could even encrypt data! Continue reading to learn how to successfully delete this malware ASAP. Read more »

Leadtrack.pro

Leadtrack.pro

Leadtrack.pro appears to be an adware server as it could show tons of various advertising content. The bad news is such material might be not only incredibly annoying but also potentially malicious. This is why it is highly advisable to remove this threat as fast as possible. Of course, before deleting the adware server, it might be smart to learn more about it, and you can do this by reading the rest of our article. Especially, if you are encountering it for the first time as the information we will present could help users stay away from threats alike in the future. As for its elimination, we can offer the removal steps located at the end of this article. We cannot promise they will work for everyone, but if you are determined to erase Leadtrack.pro manually, we encourage you to try completing the provided steps. Read more »