Safestsearches.com is a browser hijacker that may use Bing search engine to show results injected with suspicious pop-ups, sponsored links, and other annoying advertisements. In fact, such content may appear to be dangerous as well since it could come from potentially harmful websites. Further in the article, we will explain to you more about such ads and the risks they could carry. Also, we urge to read the part related to the browser hijackers distribution as it may help you realize how Safestsearches.com appeared on the browser or how to keep away from this kind of software in the future. As the application might be unsafe to use, our researchers recommend its removal. If you wish to eliminate the program too, slide below the article and use the provided instructions.
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iSpy Keylogger is a malicious keylogger Trojan that can be acquired by almost anyone who wants to indulge in criminal activities. This type of malicious software is created primarily to spy on the unsuspecting computer users and then steal your data for financial purposes. You may not even know that you have this infection on-board, so it is important that you run regular system scans to see whether your computer is safe and clean. If this keylogger happens to be installed on your computer, you need to remove iSpy Keylogger immediately. Otherwise, the infection will cause all sorts of damage.
Dnav.com looks like a search engine, and it provides search results; however, it does that by redirecting you to Bing.com search engine, and that is quite strange. Did you know that you would be redirected to Bing when using this search tool? The information representing this search tool informs that it uses Google, Yahoo, and Bing services to provide users with search results. On top of that, the interface includes a tag that says “Results by Bing,” which, of course, should make it clear that this suspicious search provider does not produce its own results. Here is a question for you: Why do you need a search tool like that? Would it not be more convenient just to employ Bing as your default search provider or to open on startup? The reality is that the search results shown to you are meant to distract you from something else, and that is what we discuss in this report. We also discuss the best way to delete Dnav.com from your web browsers.
Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns about a new threat, Trickbot Virus. This is a banking Trojan that is likely to have been created by the same people who stood behind the already dismantled Dyre Trojan, also known as Dyreza Trojan. The loaders of both of these infections are practically identical, and they serve the same purpose. The differences between these infections are in the programming language (the new version was created using C++, and Dyre was created using C language) and programming interfaces (the new version uses Microsoft CryptoAPI). Other than that, both Trojans are very similar, which is why it is believed that they were developed by the same group of cyber criminals. As mentioned already, the new version of the infection is identified as a banking Trojan and, needless to say, it targets online banking accounts. Although, at the moment, this infection is localized in Australia, we do not dismiss the possibility that it will cross-over at some point in the future. Regardless of where you live, check if you need to remove Trickbot Virus, and implement security software to ensure protection against this malware.
search2016-ping.com may look like a regular search engine, but it is not one that you would want, and there is nothing regular about it. In fact, it is irregular because it is a browser hijacker and we recommend that you remove it if it has secretly replaced your browser’s homepage. Indeed, it is distributed in a highly malicious manner and is set to feature questionable and even malicious promotional links in its search results, and that may prove detrimental for your computer. The sooner you get rid of it, the better. However, before you do that, please read this whole article.
Trojan.SlayerRAT is known to be a dangerous computer infection that usually finds ways to enter computers without permission. People might not know for a long time that they have malicious software installed on their systems because Trojan infections have extraordinary camouflaging skills; however, if your security tool ever detects a threat with this name, you should not ignore that since Trojan.SlayerRAT is a serious computer threat that can cause many problems if a user lets it stay. Judging from the information we have found on its official website (yes, unlike other Trojan infections, it has an official web page), this harmful infection was released in 2015 by a group of people living in Tunisia. Even though it has an official source, specialists are sure that it enters computers secretly in most cases. Users have to remove Trojan.SlayerRAT from their computers not matter how it has appeared on their systems if they wish to be safe. The removal of this infection will not be very easy since it does not have an uninstaller. Of course, our researchers still know how to make it gone, and they are going to share their knowledge with you in the last paragraph.
If you launch your browser and you are greeted by Seekforsearch.com, there is a great chance that your browser was hijacked. This suspicious search tool might appear not only on the homepage of Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer browser but also hijack the default search provider. The hijacker takes over the browser in a way that you would use a search engine introduced by ClientConnect Ltd. This company stands behind Searchthatup.com, Premiumsearchweb.com, and many other suspicious search providers as well. Although the interfaces of these “search tools” are very convincing, Anti-Spyware-101.com malware experts warn that these tools cannot be trusted. As a matter of fact, we recommend removing them, and you can learn why that is so by reading this report. Keep in mind that this report was specifically designed to help users understand and delete Seekforsearch.com. If you are dealing with other hijackers, refer to articles that were created after analyzing them.
Max-search2016.com is a strange search engine that practically does not seem to function for the time being. You can encounter this search page in your browsers after a browser hijacker enters your system and changes the home page settings. Obviously, the mere presence of this hijacker is questionable and you may not even remember installing it. Apart from it being totally useless and without any function, you should know that the emergence of this infection could also indicate the presence of other malware programs that could actually pose a threat to your system security. Of course, this browser hijacker may also start working in the near future so it is best to be prepared and to understand the consequences of keeping it in your browsers. If you do not want to let more infections on board or experience online scams, we suggest that you start restoring your virtual security by removing Max-search2016.com from your browsers. However, this may only be the first step. If you want to use a perfectly safe system, you need to hunt down all other potentially harmful applications as well.
You are at risk of inviting Princess Locker Ransomware into your operating system if you are not careful how you act. According to malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com, even opening a harmless-looking file could unleash this infection. For example, the executable of the ransomware could be attached to a spam email, and you might be tricked into opening this file because of the information provided along with it. The worst part is that it is unlikely you will realize that a dangerous infection has been executed once you open the file because it is very clandestine. In fact, most users realize that they have become victims of this devious threat only after they discover the ransom notes that are likely to be placed on the Desktop, as well as the folders containing the corrupted files. Obviously, you need to delete Princess Locker Ransomware from your operating system, but not before you learn more about it and figure out what to do about your files. Continue reading if you want to learn more about the threat and its removal.
Takahiro Locker is a highly malicious program that targets Japanese-speaking users and is most likely distributed in Japan only. If your PC becomes infected with it, then you must remove it immediately because it is designed to encrypt your personal files and demand that you pay a ransom for the decryption key that is required to decrypt them. This ransomware’s developers want you to pay 3 BTC which is 195, 306 Japanese Yen or 1883 US dollars. However, we want to point out that you might not receive the promised decryption key as this ransomware’s developers just might not send it to you.