Author Archives: Max Lehmann

Hihikal.ru

Hihikal.ru

Hihikal.ru will hijack your browser and change your default homepage settings. This computer security threat enters your system uninvited, and you know for sure that you have to remove this application at once. In this description, we will discuss the nature of this browser hijacker in a greater detail, and you will also find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of the article. If you do not want to find out more about this infection, you can simply scroll down to the removal instructions. However, it would be better to learn about browser hijackers because this way you will be able to protect yourself from similar intruders in the future. Read more »

Ustarts.xyz

Ustarts.xyz

Ustarts.xyz is a strange name for a search tool, don’t you think? Well, the thing is that it is not a search tool at all. Although this website provides a search dialog box, original search results are not produced. Instead, this “search tool” redirects you to Google Search. According to Anti-Spyware-101 researchers, all search queries are redirected via baserad.xyz. It represents Google Custom Search, and the results shown via it could possibly be modified and include sponsored links. Obviously, we do not recommend interacting with the search results shown to you. The uselessness of this “search” tool is the first reason for you to remove it from your Google Chrome browser. If you are trying to eliminate it from other web browsers, let us known in the comments section below, and we will assist you. Luckily, deleting Ustarts.xyz is not that difficult, and we are sure you will succeed even if you are inexperienced. Read more »

ODIN Ransomware

ODIN Ransomware

ODIN Ransomware is a highly malicious computer infection designed to encrypt most of the files on your PC and demand money to decrypt them. It is necessary to remove it if you want to continue using your computer safely, but encrypted files will remain encrypted, and there is little chance of a free decryption making an appearance anytime soon. However, paying the ransom is not an option as well, because you might not get the decryption key you pay for or it might not work. In this short description, we are going to overview how this ransomware works, how it is distributed, and how you can get rid of it. So, without further ado, let us jump right into it. Read more »

Toptvtabsearch.com

Toptvtabsearch.com

Toptvtabsearch.com might hijack user’s browser while installing adware and other suspicious software. Since the software changes your default homepage, you might be forced to use this search engine if you cannot undo such modifications. That is the application’s primary goal, since while the user is searching with the provided tool, the program’s creators can show third-party advertising content. Also, it is most likely that the hijacker’s publishers receive advertising revenue when you click on their displayed ads. The problem is that the advertisements could lead you to harmful web pages. For instance, such sites could infect the system with Trojans, worms, ransomware, and so on. Naturally, if you do not want to take such chances, Toptvtabsearch.com should be removed immediately. The good news is that the application can be erased manually. All you have to do is follow our prepared instructions placed below. Read more »

Securefindersearch.com

Securefindersearch.com

Our security team at anti-spyware-101.com identifies Securefindersearch.com as a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are particular programs that change your browser settings and then try to expose to third-party content that should help the people who created this program make money. Do not worry; the program cannot steal your money because it is not that sophisticated. Likewise, it is also not complicated to remove Securefindersearch.com from your computer. Just take a look at the instructions below this description, and you will be able to delete this application yourself. In the case you find the instructions too challenging, you can remove the program automatically. Read more »

Need2Find.net

Need2Find.net

Need2Find.net is a devious program that you should bypass at all times. If you ever happen to come across it make sure not to download or install it under any circumstances. We advise you to do so since the application in question has been categorized as one more intrusive browser hijacker. This classification has been made after a careful analysis of this questionable piece of software. Its invasive features were the main reason why it was classified as a hijacker; it is fully capable of making unauthorized modifications to your web browser's default settings, which in consequence will turn your overall online experience into an annoying and frustrating one, to put it mildly. On top of that, it has been found out that in some situations, the suspicious program in question could even expose your personal computer to potentially harmful online content. It goes without saying that there are no good reasons to have Need2Find.net fully active on your operating system; thus, do not hesitate and use detailed removal instructions that we present below to get rid of it in a quick and easy manner. Read more »

Nefryhok.xyz

Nefryhok.xyz

Nefryhok.xyz is another browser hijacker created while using Google Custom Search engine. Same as other similar threats the application was most likely created to generate revenue while promoting third-party content. The bad news is that some of the program’s displayed ads could cause you trouble. Apparently, the original advertisements’ web pages might contain unreliable or malicious software that may be harmful to the computer. Thus, while the browser hijacker’s creators could be generating revenue from your clicks, you might expose your system to threats. Obviously, such an unreliable application is not worth to take any risks. If this deal does not seem fair to you either, it is advisable to get rid of Nefryhok.xyz. Luckily, our researchers learned how to erase it, and we will explain it to you as well in the instructions placed below. Read more »

Mylucky123.com

Mylucky123.com

Mylucky123.com is not a reliable search provider. It seems that it only tries to echo the appearance of a legitimate search engine. As it might seem quite trustworthy at first glance, many users decide to let it stay on their browsers even though they feel that Mylucky123.com has been set without permission. Fortunately, unlike other questionable search engines, this search tool will set itself as your homepage only if it ever enters your computer. Of course, it also means that you will see it every time you launch your browser; however, it will be easier to remove it if you decide to get rid of it after reading this report. Read more »

Razy 5.0 Ransomware

Razy 5.0 Ransomware

Razy 5.0 Ransomware was discovered some time ago by specialists focusing on the detection, research, and analysis of malware. This infection might seem to be slightly different if compared to other ransomware infections, including CryptoCat Ransomware, DevNightmare Ransomware, and Locklock Ransomware; however, it is not very true. Yes, Razy 5.0 Ransomware might have distinctive features, for example, it does not store the encryption key anywhere, but it also seeks to extort money like all the aforementioned threats. At the time of writing, it is impossible to pay money for cyber criminals who have developed Razy 5.0 Ransomware, so they will not be able to obtain money from users unless they fix the ransomware infection they have released. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com do not recommend transferring money cyber criminals require because users often do not get anything from cyber criminals. In other words, cyber criminals take money from them but do not give the decryption tool in exchange. Of course, purchasing the decryptor from cyber crooks might be the only way to decrypt files, but researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com still do not think that paying money for them is a good idea. Read more »

Fabiansomware

Fabiansomware

Fabiansomware is a new variant in the so-called Apocalypse Ransomware family that has been giving birth to at least half a dozen offspring since May, 2016, when it first emerged. If you find out that your computer has been hit by this ransomware, we may have good news for you. As a matter of fact, this is the kind of ransomware threat that can be hacked quite easily and malware hunters come out with the latest decryption tools soon after a new variant hits the web. This must have upset the authors of this malicious threat, who named their new variant after a Twitter user who shares system security advice and decryption tools through his account. Although this threat may not be the most dangerous ransomware there is, because of the number of variants and new ones emerging, it could be a bit difficult to identify exactly what you have been attacked by, which is essential when it comes to using the right decryption software. Failing to do so can result in your files staying encrypted and inaccessible until you find the right tool. Read more »