Author Archives: Max Lehmann

Searchprivacy.co

Have you realized that your default search provider was taken over by Searchprivacy.co? Are you sure that this was done without your permission? Maybe you have accepted this change by downloading the suspicious Search Privacy add-on? This extension is promoted as a tool that can ensure reliable and secure web browsing, and it is stated that tracking cookies are not used and browsing history is not recorded, which might make the tool highly attractive. Whether you download this extension from an official source or using an unfamiliar software installer, the suspicious search provider comes bundled with it because it is part of the extension itself. While our Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers do not classify the search tool as a browser hijacker, and the extension is not identified as a malicious threat either, you definitely need to research this software to understand it completely. If you come to a conclusion that you want to delete Searchprivacy.co, this article will help you. Read more »

Minehp.com

Minehp.com

If you think that Minehp.com is a safe and reliable search engine, then you are in for an unpleasant surprise because our malware researchers have found it to be malicious and recommended that you remove it. They say that its secretive developers have made arrangements to include it in software bundles that inject it into your browser during installation. If you get it on your PC, then you should know that it was created for generating income and nothing more. Its main page features advertisements of questionable legitimacy, and its search results are also suspect because they can feature promotional links that can redirect you to shady and even malicious websites. In this article, we present you with information regarding its distribution, functionality, and deletion, so if you have it on your browser, we invite you to continue reading. Read more »

Winn Extension

Winn Extension

Winn Extension is an intrusive program that we advise you to avoid at all times. Even though it might be advertised as a great tool that should improve your online experience by allowing you to stream sporting events, regular TV and much more, you must be informed that in reality, this program is just one more adware application. Thus, it is not surprising that the devious program in question will ruin your online experience instead of improving it. If that was not enough, you should also know that in some instances this adware program could prove to be quite dangerous as your PC might be subjected to questionable and even malicious web content. If you wish to keep your personal computer safe and secure at all times and want to surf the web without being constantly interrupted, make sure to use a detailed removal guide to delete Winn Extension in its entirety. Read more »

SurveyLocker Ransomware

SurveyLocker Ransomware

If the malicious SurveyLocker Ransomware has attacked your operating system, it is most likely that you have been denied access to it. This ransomware is also known as a screen-locker, and its main function is to block your screen with an aggressive notification suggesting that your only option is to fill out an online survey. The problem here is that even if you participate as told, your operating system will not be freed from the malicious ransomware. If you do not remove its components, you will find your PC locked every time you turn it on/restart. Unfortunately, the surveys introduced to you by the ransomware could be malicious, and so you should not just dismiss this threat as annoying. Sure, it is extremely annoying, but it is more important that it can be dangerous as well. Needless to say, Anti-Spyware-101.com malware experts strongly recommend deleting SurveyLocker Ransomware from your operating system immediately. Continue reading to learn how to do that. Read more »

Search.searchdirma.com

Search.searchdirma.com

Our research team classifies Search.searchdirma.com as a browser hijacker. There is a possibility that you have accepted the homepage, default provider, and new tab modifications, but it is most likely that you saw no other option. This hijacker is most likely to come bundled with the Directions Mapper by SaferBrowser extension, and you cannot install the extension without accepting the modifications because, in reality, it is represented via the hijacker itself! Anti-Spyware-101.com malware experts warn that although this hijacker looks like a regular search provider, trusting it could be dangerous, and, therefore, not recommended. In this report, we discuss the removal of Search.searchdirma.com, as well as all of the reasons why that is considered necessary. If you are curious about these things as well, you should continue reading before you jump to the guide below that shows how to delete the hijacker. Read more »

Cockblocker Ransomware

Cockblocker Ransomware

Cockblocker Ransomware is one of the newest ransomware infections detected recently by experts working in the field of cyber security. It might not do anything bad to your files, or it might encrypt them all like other ransomware infections do. It depends on the version you encounter. According to anti-spyware-101.com specialists, one version of Cockblocker Ransomware does not encrypt files at all, whereas the other one locks them using the RSA encryption algorithm. Unfortunately, if the latter version encrypting users’ files ever sneaks onto your computer, it, most probably, means that you have lost your personal files forever. It is because it is impossible to contact cyber criminals and there is no information regarding the decryption of files left on the ransom note opened. Since this ransomware infection does not ask users to pay money and does not always encrypt the personal data, specialists believe that it might still be in development. If it is true, the final version of this malicious application might be released soon and act slightly differently than the one described in this article. No matter which version of Cockblocker Ransomware sneaks onto your computer, it has to be deleted from the system as soon as possible. Read more »

Newpoptab.com

Newpoptab.com

We would like to inform you about a newly discovered search engine called Newpoptab.com. This search engine was created by an unknown company, and research has shown that it is nothing more than a browser hijacker, so you should remove it from your browser as soon as you can as it is set to hijack your browser’s homepage address. Moreover, it can collect certain information about you and use it to present personalized promotional links and advertisements in its search results. From the outset, it is clear that this search engine is highly unreliable, but if you want to find out more about it, we recommend that you read this short description. Read more »

Search.searchfdd.com

Search.searchfdd.com

Search.searchfdd.com will change your browser’s settings, and you will be forced to perform your web search queries through this third-party domain. The program is a browser hijacker, so it means that it arrives at your system with the intention to make some money.

It is true that browser hijackers do not steal money from users directly. However, they might as well expose you to a variety of dangerous threats, and you cannot afford that. It is important that you remove Search.searchfdd.com from your computer at once. The longer you wait, the more damage this infection may cause. Most of the damage will be indirect, but you will definitely feel it. Read more »

Agucar.com

Agucar.com

Agucar.com is another browser hijacker that is known to be roaming the web nowadays. If you ever encounter this devious program, make sure to avoid it at all times since it exhibits quite a few negative features. It is important to note that in some instances you could come across misleading statements regarding this program's overall functionally. In some situations, it could be advertised as a useful tool that you should have active on your PC for a smoother online experience. Unfortunately, such claims are just a manipulative marketing technique used by this hijacker's developers to lure naive Internet users into obtaining a suspicious program without knowing how it really works. Do not waste any time and delete Agucar.com if it is ever found up and running on your personal computer. Use the detailed instructions that we present below to get rid of it once and for all. Read more »

Fasttoaccess.com

Fasttoaccess.com

Fasttoaccess.com is a browser hijacker that will try to push you into clicking unfamiliar links to unknown websites. Computer security experts believe that this practice is more annoying than dangerous, but browser hijackers present an array of security issues that cannot be ignored. They could be easily used as a tool in malware distribution schemes, and they could collect information on your web browsing habits for online marketing purposes. Therefore, to protect yourself from potential exploitation, you will do yourself a favor if you remove Fasttoaccess.com right now. Luckily, it is not a hard thing to do, so please scroll down to the bottom of this article. Read more »