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DirectionsAce Toolbar

DirectionsAce Toolbar

DirectionsAce Toolbar is a suspicious application that comes with an untrustworthy search engine called Myway.com. The website should be set as your default search engine and homepage. The problem with the site is that it might show you modified search results, which could contain ads and sponsored links from unknown sources. In other words, you could be redirected to malicious web pages that might invade your privacy or infect you with malware. Of course, we cannot be entirely sure about this, but given that the toolbar is rather worthless, you should not risk your computer’s security. Despite what users might think, the software can only provide links to other web pages, so it does not have any unique tools. If you continue reading the text, you will learn how it works once it enters your system. Also, you will find a step by step removal guide if you wish to get rid of DirectionsAce Toolbar. Read more »

ZX Player

ZX Player

ZX Player is not a program that you can consider entirely trustworthy as it holds little to no valuable features whatsoever. As a matter of fact, this devious application has been dubbed as a potentially unwanted program by malware experts working at our internal labs. The main reasons such category has been assigned to this program is because it exhibits dubious functionality and is usually spread in various questionable ways. In this article, we present our findings about the overall dubious features in regards to this potentially unwanted program's functionality, which should make you realize why the advise you to execute a complete removal of ZX Player. To do so, make sure to follow the detailed instructions that we provide below as it will help you delete this devious application without encountering any major problems. Read more »

ODCODC Ransomware

ODCODC Ransomware

Being attacked by ODCODC Ransomware could be one of your worst days. This ransomware can slither onto your computer without your knowledge and encrypt all your most important personal files within mere seconds. Obviously, the criminals, who created this dangerous threat, offer you their “generous help” to recover your files if you are willing to pay the demanded ransom fee. Normally you cannot decrypt your files without the private key or the decryption key unless there is a free tool available on the web that cracks the key. Another method to recover your files is to keep a backup copy on a removable disk. However, in this particular case, you may have a third option that is due to a “mistake” this otherwise dangerous infection makes. We will share with you the details later on but first, let us tell you more about this vicious program and also, why our researchers suggest that you should remove ODCODC Ransomware right away. Read more »

Goo.glesafe.com

Goo.glesafe.com

Goo.glesafe.com is a program that must be removed as soon as it is found active on your operating system as it yet another browser hijacker that will alter your online experience for the worse, to say the least. The primary indication that this or any other hijacker is up and running on your PC is a sudden change of your web browser's default settings. If unfortunately you already have this intrusive program fully active on your PC, make sure to follow the removal guide that we provide below to get rid of Goo.glesafe.com in the easiest way, to say the least. Make sure to read the rest of this report to find out more about the devious functionality of this browser hijacker in order to realize why its complete removal should be your utmost priority. Additionally, we provide a few preventative steps that should help you improve your overall virtual security; thus, should allow you to avoid dubious software at all times. Read more »

Top Media Player

Top Media Player

Top Media Player is indeed more than just a media player that can playback your audio and video files; unfortunately, it may also expose you to potentially unsafe content through third-party advertising. Its presence on your computer may also indicate that a couple of malware infections have also infiltrated your system together with this application. Based on what they have experienced during testing, our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have classified this software as a PUP, i.e., a potentially unwanted program. This is not a malware infection per se, but it does not mean that it cannot put your system security at risk indirectly either. In fact, it is possible that you let this PUP on board in a bundle that contains a number of malware threats. This could more seriously harm your system than this PUP alone. Although we cannot really complain about its playback abilities, we still think that you should remove Top Media Player if you want to be consistent about your virtual security. Read more »

iPadian

iPadian

Whether you classify iPadian as an advertising-supported program or a potentially unwanted program, the only right place for it is in your Recycle Bin. This suspicious program boasts of interesting features, and the fact that it is free pushes users into downloading it. Well, once installed, this program starts collecting data, injecting advertisements, and introducing you to suspicious third-party links. It is unknown whether this app has not been fully developed yet or if it is no longer supported by its creator, but it is obvious that it is not helpful. This means that the features associated with this app were made up just to get your attention and trick you into installing it. You can learn more about this suspicious program, as well as its removal by reading our report. If you wish to remove iPadian right away, check out the guide below. Read more »

Birds

Birds

A program that goes by the name of Birds is nothing more than your average adware. The unfortunate fact is that quite a few Internet users already have this invasive program active on their PC since its creators tend to use devious distribution methods. If unfortunately, you are one of those unlucky users who already has it fully active, make sure to use the removal guide crafted by our malware experts. It is presented below and it will allow you to terminate this invasive piece of software in just a few easy steps. In addition to that, we provide further information in regards to the suspicious and invasive functionality of Birds as well as we highlight the main reasons we recommend its complete removal without any hesitation. Read more »

Nemucod Ransomware

Nemucod Ransomware

Nemucod Ransomware is a malicious program that locks user’s files and in some cases downloads another Trojan infection called Kovter. If these threats managed to enter your system, it is a sign that you have to look for more efficient ways to protect it. The ransomware can do a lot of damage for users who do not backup their data since it encrypts personal files and demands to pay a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. If you are thinking about making the payment, we should tell you that there might be other ways to recover your data. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com confirmed that there are decryptors available on the Internet. Since it will not cost you anything, you might as well try it. You can keep the note that contains the payment details as the last resort, but Nemucod Ransomware and other possible threats should be erased from your system. Thus, keep reading the article and learn how to get rid of the malware. Read more »

TrendsTab.com

TrendsTab.com

TrendsTab.com is the address of the official website of the TrendsTab extension that should help users to “find out what’s trending today.” TrendsTab.com is also the address of the search engine that will appear to you when you open your New Tab page after the installation of the extension. We would like to focus on this questionable search engine in this article because it has been found that it might put systems into danger shortly. We will not only provide more information about TrendsTab.com (search.trendstab.com), but we will also talk about its deletion in a detailed way, so if you do not wish to see the presence of this page every time you open your browser’s New Tab, you should read the article and then immediately go for its removal. We are sure that it will not be difficult to eliminate it yourself after reading through the article. Read more »

Trendio

Trendio

Our old foe SuperWeb LLC is making a comeback with the release of Trendio Ads, which not only shows ads but hijacks Chrome’s new tab page as well. We recommend that you remove it from your computer as soon as you get a chance to do so because it is up to no good. Our malware researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker because it is set to replace Chrome's new tab page without your consent. It does not even inform you about its intention. This hijacker is rather deceptive because it claims to provide you with the most relevant news articles, but it does this by displaying them on the new tab page that it hijacks. Read more »