Author Archives: Max Lehmann

Storm Ransomware

Storm Ransomware is a newly-detected ransomware infection that might become a serious threat to your files. Although it does not encrypt files at the time of writing, which suggests that it does not work properly or is still in development, it does not mean that it cannot be fixed one day by malicious software developers. Needless to say, you must eliminate the ransomware infection from your system no matter you encounter a fully working version encrypting files and demanding a ransom or you detect an unfinished/corrupted version of this infection. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com do not think that this threat is very sophisticated, so, consequently, they are 99% sure that users could erase this threat from their systems manually. Of course, it does not mean that you will not find any information about the removal of this ransomware infection in this article. The last paragraph focuses on the removal of this threat, so you should read this report till the very end if you have no idea what your next move should be. Read more »

TheTabSearch

TheTabSearch

TheTabSearch is a potentially unwanted program you could encounter after downloading an extension known as Search Extension by TheSearchTab. According to our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com the mentioned tool might be distributed with the help of malicious software installers that the add-on could be bundled with. It is also important to say the software is currently compatible just with Google Chrome browser, so users surfing the Internet with different browsing applications may not encounter it. For users who would like to learn more about this potentially unwanted program, we encourage you to read the rest for the text, although if you would rather get rid of TheTabSearch, we recommend following the removal instructions we placed at the end of this report. Read more »

Gg Ransomware

Gg Ransomware

Gg Ransomware is one more file-encrypting application that is roaming the web nowadays. It might sound redundant, but staying away from this program or its counterparts is critical. Users that might not know much about malicious applications classified as ransomware must be aware of the fact that they are crafted by cyber criminals for a particular reason - to make illegal profits from unsuspecting users. The scheme is rather simple. Once the devious program enters the user's operating system, it encrypts a large number of files and then asks for a ransom. To learn more about the functionality of this malicious program, be sure to read the rest of this detailed article. Additionally, our malware experts have combined a few virtual security tips that will help you avoid intrusive programs, and so maintain a secure operating system at all times. If unfortunately, your PC is already running Gg Ransomware in question, be sure to use the removal guide below to delete it once and for all. Read more »

Ikasutmi

Cyber security experts at Anti-spyware-101.com have tested Ikasutmi and come to the conclusion that it is a highly unreliable browser extension because it is forced upon you by a malicious website. This application in no longer available, however, but if you already have it on your browser, then you ought to remove it for your computer’s security’s sake. Nothing is known about this extension other than that it was disseminated employing dishonest tactics, but it may have been used for showing advertisements or changing your browser’s homepage or not tab page to a different search engine. The bottom line is that this application is next to useless now, and if you want to find out more about it, then please read this article. Read more »

Spider Sally Ads

Spider Sally Ads

If you are worried about various advertisements with the text Spider Sally Ads, that means that your Chrome browser contains the Spider Sally browser extension, which is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This browser extension is promoted in Google Web Store, which, unfortunately, is not the only source of the program. The Spider Sally extension might be also distributed as a bundle file, the use of which usually ends with the installation of unwanted programs. Spider Sally ads are displayed by third parties, and the developers of this extension do not accept responsibility for your interaction with third-party advertisements, which vary in size, type, and content. The Spider Sally extension should be removed from the browser to minimize the risk of getting the computer infected, and, if you are still wondering whether to remove the extension or not, we invite you to continue reading to learn more about this PUP. Read more »

PCGuardian

PCGuardian

PCGuardian might seem like a fine program to have up and running on your personal computer. On its official website, it is advertised as a great tool that every Internet user should have because it should optimize your personal computer for the best possible performance. It should be able to clean your registry system and delete any other devious content from your PC. While it might seem like a great tool to have up and running on your computer, the reality is quite different. In fact, malware experts working at our internal labs have classified this application as a potentially unwanted program that should not be active on your PC. Such categorization has been made for a few reasons, one of them being is the questionable functionality of this application. Another one is its suspicious functionality. To learn more about PCGuardian and understand why its complete removal is critical, be sure to read the rest of our article. Below we provide detailed removal instructions to help you get rid of this program in no time at all. Read more »

Search.searchytdm.com

Search.searchytdm.com

Search.searchytdm.com is yet another browser hijacker that currently roams the web. If unfortunately, your computer is already running this browser hijacker, you must take immediate action to remove it. It is important to do so since this devious piece of software acts in an aggressive and invasive manner. Just like its counterparts, it can make unwanted changes to your web browser's default settings without any authorization or notification. Due to such functionality, surfing the web will become a much more annoying and frustrating task. What is even more concerning is the fact that this hijacker might be the main reason other suspicious and potentially harmful programs might be able to enter your operating system without a lot of trouble. To learn more about the complex functionality of this intrusive program, read this report. To those who already have Search.searchytdm.com active on their PC, we present a detailed removal guide that will help you delete it in just a few simple steps. Read more »

ShinigamiLocker Ransomware

ShinigamiLocker Ransomware

ShinigamiLocker Ransomware is yet another file-encrypting program, which has been noticed roaming the web earlier this week. Thus; being aware of its existence is crucial if you consider yourself to be a security-conscious user. If you are still not familiar with programs of this category, you must know that they are extremely dangerous because they can lock huge amounts of data on the affected computer. As you can imagine having an application that is capable of such functionality just for a short period could have devastating outcomes. To understand how the ransomware in questions functions, be sure to read the rest of our report as we present our researchers' detailed findings. Likewise, we present a few virtual security recommendations that will help you maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Finally, below we provide a detailed removal guide that will help you delete ShinigamiLocker Ransomware in just a few simple steps. Read more »

Spongebob Ransomware

Spongebob Ransomware

Spongebob Ransomware is a malicious program you should eliminate right away without any hesitation and to assist you in this task our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have prepared manual removal instructions available at the end of this report. Nevertheless, before you scroll below, it might be a good idea to get more information about the infection. Especially, if you wish to know how to protect your computer from threats like Spongebob Ransomware or even more dangerous malware you could yet come across in the future. Provided you still have some questions about the malicious program after reading our text or need more help with the threat’s removal, you could leave us a message in the comments section as well. Read more »

Movie-Quest

Movie-Quest

Movie-Quest is described as a plugin that can provide a search tool with which the user could be able to look for movies and “all things Hollywood.” However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com tested the provided search engine themselves and did not find anything unique about it except annoying third-party advertising content that could be injected into the displayed results. To make matters worse, there is a chance some of the search engine’s advertising content might be malicious. Accordingly, the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If Movie-Quest does not work how you expected it to, we urge you not to waste any time with it and erase it before anything goes wrong. For manual deletion, you should have a look at the instructions located below this report, but if you wish to know other details about the PUP, we would recommend reading the rest of the text first. Read more »