Author Archives: Max Lehmann

Newtab.today

Newtab.today

Newtab.today might look like a legitimate search engine, and its appearance resembles Google’s new tab page of Google Chrome with its frequently visited sites thumbnails below the search bar. However, our researchers say that this search engine can be unreliable and recommend that you remove it from your browser as soon as the opportunity arises. Its search results can contain promoted links that can be deceiving and redirect you to malicious websites. In this short description, we will discuss how this search engine is distributed, how it works, and how you can get rid of it, so please continue reading to find out more. Read more »

Asasin Ransomware

Asasin Ransomware

Asasin Ransomware is an infection that was unleashed to take your money. This threat is not new, and, in fact, it is a new variant of the well-known Locky Ransomware. This infection is one of the most prevalent threats nowadays, and it has been that way since it first emerged in early 2016. All versions of this malware are named after the extensions that are attached to the encrypted files. Some of the extensions include .zepto, .odin, .thor, .aesir, and .osiris. If you discover that an unfamiliar extension was attached to your personal file (e.g., a photo or a document), it is most likely that a malicious infection has corrupted it. The good news is – if you can consider it that – you do not need to hunt for ransomware because it exposes itself once it is done encrypting the files. It displays a ransom message in one way or another, and if it did not do that, the creator of the threat could not coerce you into paying a ransom for some alleged decryption tool or key. So, have you been introduced to the ransom demands? What should you do about them? Should you pay attention to them or should you remove Asasin Ransomware right away? Continue reading to find out. Read more »

Tyrant Ransomware

Tyrant Ransomware

Tyrant Ransomware is a newly released malicious application that was based on an open-source ransomware project known as DUMB. This ransomware is only semi-functional as it was designed to lock your computer’s screen but, in some cases, it might also encrypt your personal files. In any case, regardless of what it will do to your PC specifically, it will demand you pay money to unlock your PC and/or decrypt your files. However, you should not trust the cybercrooks to keep their word, so we recommend that you remove this ransomware as soon as the opportunity arises. Read more »

MusicApp Home

MusicApp Home

MusicApp Home description suggests the extension can help users access music for free, discover new artists, create personalized playlists, and so on. Consequently, it may seem like a useful tool, but when you think about it, there are already applications that provide the same features and do not hijack user’s browser, for example, YouTube. Thus, if you did install MusicApp Home for its features, we advise you to reconsider this choice. This extension was categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which means it might have undesirable qualities or could endanger the system. There will be more information in the rest of the text, so if you wish to learn more, we encourage you to have a look at the rest of our report. As for users who have already decided to eliminate the PUP, we offer our deletion instructions available below the text. Read more »

Search.pe-cmf.com

Search.pe-cmf.com

Search.pe-cmf.com is a browser hijacker that was created to promote third-party content and make money for its developers. There is nothing too dangerous about this program, but computer security experts warn users that browser hijackers could be exploited by cyber criminals. The point is that the program is an annoying intruder that should not be taken lightly. To protect your system from malicious threats, you need to remove Search.pe-cmf.com today. Once you are done with that, you should consider scanning your system with a legitimate antispyware tool. There is always a chance that there are more unwanted programs on-board, and you need to take care of them all. Read more »

Anoncrack Ransomware

Anoncrack Ransomware

Anoncrack Ransomware is a recently discovered malicious file-encrypting program. If you encounter it, the malware might lock all of your documents, pictures, photos, and other essential files available on the computer. Unfortunately, the damage cannot be undone even if the infection is eliminated. Despite it, we would still advise our readers to delete Anoncrack Ransomware as leaving it on the system could be dangerous. Also, you should know there are other recovery methods besides paying to the cyber criminals who developed this infection. We will talk about them as well as the threat’s working manner and its removal further in the article. Therefore, users who want to get to know the malware better should read the rest of the article first. Then if you choose to get rid of the ransomware, we suggest you have a look at the removal instructions available below the text. Read more »

Dilyme

Dilyme is considered a browser hijacker, so if it ever infiltrates your computer, you will definitely notice the changes applied to your web browsers. According to specialists at anti-spyware-101.com, it should affect only Google Chrome; however, if you have found a new search tool set on your other browsers too, you should go to undo these changes as soon as possible because it is only a question of time when you will be exposed to potential threats if you use the search tool promoted by Dilyme to perform web searches. It should be enough to remove the extension called Dilyme from the list of add-ons to delete a dubious search tool that has been set as your default search provider, so we are sure you could do this yourself. If you feel that you need some help with that, you should read this article from beginning to end and only then take action. You should use our manual removal instructions (they can be found below this article) too. Read more »

EasyArcade New Tab Extension

EasyArcade New Tab Extension, also known as GetEasyArcade, is a browser extension that should work both on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It is promoted as a beneficial piece of software that can give “access to thousands of FREE Games with UNLIMITED play time right in your browser.” Because of this, we are not surprised at all that some users install this piece of software directly from its official website http://www.geteasyarcade.com or the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easy-arcade/apbofmodpodebgolpnejglhedmblmfen). If you are one of them, you should know that EasyArcade New Tab Extension is a potentially unwanted program no matter how useful it seems to be. Potentially unwanted programs are not harmful infections, but they cannot be called fully reliable programs either due to undesirable activities they perform on users’ computers. Continue reading to find out what you can expect from EasyArcade New Tab Extension if you keep it installed. We hope you will decide to delete it after you find more about it because even though it is not dangerous malware, it is a typical potentially unwanted application that might act in an undesirable way. Read more »

QuasarRAT

QuasarRAT is a highly malicious application that falls into the category of Trojans. It was designed to perform a variety of functions that are considered malicious. Therefore, you ought to remove this malicious program as fast as possible before the people that control it do any damage to your system or jeopardize your privacy. In this short description, we will discuss how this program works, how it is distributed and how you can delete it. So, if your PC has become infected with QuasarRAT, then we invite you to read this whole article. Read more »

Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer

Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer

Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer is promoted as a quick and reliable registry optimizer that can clean invalid registries. This application is not malicious, but our security experts have classified it as a potentially unwanted program because it leaves leftover files when you uninstall it from your PC. If you have uninstalled this program, then you should take the extra effort and remove the remaining leftovers. In this short article, we will discuss how this program works, how it is distributed, and how you can get rid of it. Read more »