Author Archives: Max Lehmann

Apple Rewards Event

Cyber crooks use all sorts of methods to make illegal profits from unsuspecting Internet users. One of the most prominent ways that they do that is by using fake alerts. Recently, one such scam has been discovered roaming the web. It goes by the name of Apple Rewards Event. Thus, if you ever come across it, be sure to refrain from it at all costs. It is essential to note that you could encounter this devious message in a couple of different ways. In some situations, you might be redirected to a site that hosts it. In other instances, this fake alert could be prompt by a suspicious third-party application, which might be up and running on your operating system. To find out more about this hoax notification and its dangerous nature, be sure to read the rest of this report. Also, we present a few virtual security recommendations along with a generic removal guide to help you delete an application associated with Apple Rewards Event. Read more »

Ads By Video Converter

Ads By Video Converter might start bothering you every day no matter what you do if you install an application named Video Converter from on your computer, or it finds a way how to get onto your system without your permission. Video Converter is advertised as an application that will “save you time & frustration” by making it easy to convert videos from/to a variety of popular forms. It not only works with all the popular video formats, but it is also very fast and easy to use. Well, at least the information provided on its official website says so. We have to admit that this program does look beneficial, but we still do not recommend keeping it installed when there are hundreds of more trustworthy tools with similar features available on the market. If you keep it, you will see for yourself that it has several drawbacks that clearly show that Video Converter is not an application that can be trusted fully. Continue reading to find more about it. If you decide not to keep it on your system once you find out all the truth about it, read the last paragraph of this report carefully because it contains all the necessary information about its removal. Read more »

Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware

Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware

If the malicious Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware slithers in, it can encrypt your files without your notice. When files are encrypted, you cannot open them, and the only thing that can help is a decryption/private key. This key is in the hands of the creator of the ransomware, and it is held hostage so that you could be convinced to pay the ransom. The key is introduced as the “Princess Decryptor,” and you are asked to pay 0.06 Bitcoin for it. At the time of research, 0.06 BTC was nearly $500. Needless to say, that is not that insignificant, and so you need to think carefully if you should be taking the risk. Even if the corrupted files are worth the sum, and you have it, you need to consider the possibility that cyber criminals are simply scamming you, and that you will not get a decryptor when you pay the ransom. What we can guarantee is that you will stay at risk until you delete Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware. The removal of this threat can be complicated, but it does not need to be. Read more »

Frs Ransomware

Frs Ransomware

Frs Ransomware is a recently discovered file-encrypting infection that, at the time of research, was not decryptable. That means that recovering the files corrupted by it was not possible. The creator of the infection, however, wants you to believe that a program called “FRS Decryptor” can help you. The goal is to make you pay a ransom of 0.05 Bitcoin. Although that is just around $300, it is highly unlikely that you could get your files recovered if you followed the instructions and paid the ransom. Our research team advises focusing on the removal of Frs Ransomware instead. This infection is incredibly malicious because it was created and is controlled by vicious cyber criminals. If you do not want to be under their control any longer, deleting the infection is the first step you need to take. Hopefully, you have backups for all encrypted files, but even that you need to worry about after you eliminate the malicious ransomware. Please continue reading, and if any questions come up, start a communication using the comments section. Read more » Ransomware

The research shows Ransomware could be a new version of a malicious file-encrypting program known as RotorCrypt Ransomware. Just like the previous variant, it enciphers user’s personal data with a secure encryption algorithm. As a result, the affected data becomes unrecognizable, or in other words, it can no longer be opened by the user. Usually, such threats leave ransom notes to offer a decryptor and ask for a ransom, but in this case, the malicious program does not leave any messages. For more information about this malware we invite you to review the rest of our article, but if you would like to erase Ransomware as fast as possible we would recommend sliding below the text instead; there you should find our provided removal steps. Read more »

Silentspring Ransomware

Even though Silentspring Ransomware is still in development, it will encrypt your documents, music, videos, and other personal files mercilessly if it ever manages to slither onto your computer. Luckily, this threat is not distributed actively yet, so the chances to encounter it are not very high. Of course, this might change soon, i.e. cyber criminals might start distributing it actively in order to obtain money from users. If you have encountered the new version of Silentspring Ransomware demanding money in exchange for the decryption tool, you should know that paying money to cyber crooks is the worst users can do. You have zero guarantees that you could unlock your encrypted files. Also, you will encourage malicious software developers to release new infections by sending money to them. No matter which version of Silentspring Ransomware you encounter, you will need to remove this infection from the system yourself. We can assure you that it will not delete itself automatically. Read more »

Nyoogle Search

Nyoogle Search is a questionable Google Chrome browser extension that may put your system security at risk. In fact, our malware specialists at have labeled this threat source as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Although it may not be as dangerous as an adware or ransomware program, it can still cause indirect threats. We have found that this PUP has already been blocked and removed by Google from the Chrome web store, and its official website is down, too. This means that you cannot install it officially; yet, it is possible that you will find it on your computer. It is quite likely that this PUP is spread in questionable ways, which usually also means that you may have other threats on board endangering your system and the normal operations of your computer. We suggest that you remove Nyoogle Search as soon as possible if you do not want to let further infections onto your PC. Read more »

Fairy Tail Ransomware

Fairy Tail Ransomware

A new ransomware infection that shares similarities with Cryakl Ransomware has been detected by cyber criminals. It is called Fairy Tail Ransomware because it appends a long string with .fairytail at the end to all encrypted files. Yes, this malicious application is another crypto-threat that mercilessly locks files on victims’ computers. Researchers working at have observed that the quality of this ransomware infection is low, so it is not very likely that it will become very prevalent; however, a new polished version might be developed in the near future, so users should not leave their systems unprotected, specialists say. Fairy Tail Ransomware cannot be considered prevalent, but it does not mean that users cannot encounter it. Have you already encountered this infection? If yes, you must delete it from your computer right away. If you do nothing about its presence, it is only a question of time when it locks more files on your system because it creates an entry in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run so that it could continue doing its dirty job after the system restart. In other words, the Value it creates allows it to start working on system startup. The removal of this ransomware infection will not be very easy since it not only makes modifications in the system registry, but also copies itself to %TEMP%, but if you read this report before you go to erase this infection, you should manage to delete it manually. Read more »

Malware experts working at have discovered a dubious adware server, which goes by the name of It is important to note that being in connection with this server, could negatively affect your online sessions, to put it lightly. That is so because such server might flood your web browser with worthless third-party web content. Unfortunately, there is more to being in connection with this adware server than just annoyance. Our researchers have discovered that with its help cyber crooks might be able to use your computer's resources for mining cryptocurrencies. It is also critical to note that a questionable third-party application could initiate the suspicious connectivity. If you wish to have a better understanding of this adware server, be sure to read this article in its entirety. Also, we provide a few virtual security tips to improve your overall virtual security. Finally, we include a generic removal guide to help you delete a program associated with Read more »

Creeper Ransomware

If you have found your personal files with the .creeper extension, this is an indication that Creeper Ransomware has entered your system. This threat is a typical ransomware-type infection whose only purpose is to make users pay money to cyber criminals. Because of this, it mercilessly locks files on victims’ computers once it infiltrates them. This threat does not ask permission to enter users’ PCs and make changes on them, but it does not hide either, so you will discover that your files have a new extension and can no longer be accessed soon. To tell you the truth, we cannot promise that you could unlock these files because free decryption software is not available. Purchasing a decryption key from cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection is not an option either. Never pay money to cyber criminals because they only want your money. Consequently, they might forget their promises to you the second they get what they want, i.e. your money. No matter what your final decision is, you must delete the ransomware infection as soon as possible. Specialists say that Creeper Ransomware is not one of those infections that start working on system startup, but if you ever open its launcher, it will start working again and your all new files will become encrypted in no time. Read more »