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Videostripe Pop-up Ads

Videostripe Pop-up Ads can annoy you while surfing the web after your system has been infected with an adware program. We must emphasize that however aggressive marketing tactics the Videostripe website uses, it is a legitimate service. This platform claims to provide you with ad-free premium movies as “high-quality content directly streamed to you.” But even if this service itself seems to work just fine, it can be promoted by ad-supported programs that may also display unreliable third-party advertisements unrelated to this website. You can subscribe for this service officially but you need to be careful with it because the subscription form can be a bit tricky and not reading it carefully could cost you around 40 EUR a month. We consider the service provided by this website rather expensive. As a matter of fact, we recommend that you remove Videostripe Pop-up Ads before you fall for this trick. In order to be able to eliminate these annoying advertisements, you need to identify the adware program that may be responsible for them. Read more »

Findthatsearch.com

Findthatsearch.com

Malware analysts at Anti-spyware-101.com have concluded that Findthatsearch.com is not a real search engine but a browser hijacker that poses as one. Removing it is, therefore, highly recommended because its developers distribute it dishonestly using bundled software installers. They want you to use it for searching the web because if you do, then you will see promoted links. If you click the links, then you will generate ad revenue for this hijacker’s developers because you are the product to them. This search engine is all about advertising, but the ads come from unknown sources. Therefore, you ought to get rid of it to keep your PC secure. Read more »

ShutdownTime

ShutdownTime

Our cyber security experts have recently tested a program called ShutdownTime because it was reported as suspicious. They have found that this program features an adware component designed to show advertisements while you browse the web. For this reason, our experts classified it as a potentially unwanted program and suggest that you remove it because the ads are annoying and invasive. Apart from that this application seem to be okay. It is not malicious per say, but its adware component is a real turn off because its ads can be unreliable because we do not know where they come from. Read more »

Search.hfreeliveradio.co

Search.hfreeliveradio.co

Search.hfreeliveradio.co is a questionable featured search website that may appear in your browsers without your knowledge. It is quite possible that you do not remember letting this malware infection on board; although, tens of thousands of users seem to have installed it knowingly. Since this infection can change some of your browser settings, we have classified it as a browser hijacker. You should not trust any of the content provided by this browser hijacker because it is capable of showing you potentially harmful third-party advertisements and links. Keeping this infection in your browsers could cause possible virtual security threats, not to mention the other malware programs that may have traveled with it. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that you should remove Search.hfreeliveradio.co from your PC if you want to use a clean computer; however, it could take more than just eliminating this one threat. Read more »

Globallysearch.com

Globallysearch.com

If your browser’s homepage, new tab page, and/or search provider have been replaced by Globallysearch.com, then we want to inform you that your computer has been infected with a browser hijacker. This search engine is dedicated to replacing search-related settings in order to present you with ad-supported search results that generate revenue for its developers. Furthermore, it can also collect information about you to show targeted ads that are supposed to be more appealing and relevant. Therefore, Globallysearch.com only serves the interests of its creators and not its users and, therefore, you ought to remove it. This article goes in-depth about this hijacker, so if you have been affected by it, see the information presented below. Read more »

MoonCryptor Ransomware

MoonCryptor Ransomware

MoonCryptor Ransomware is one more devious program that should never be fully active on your personal computer. We urge you to do so because it can act in an incredibly malicious manner. The devious application in question, like a lot of other ones of this classification, is fully capable of encrypting vast amounts of data on the affected computer. As you can imagine, such functionality could have devastating outcomes, to put it lightly. To have a better understanding how a ransomware program functions, make sure to read the rest of this report. Besides such information, we provide a few virtual security recommendations that will allow you to maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Finally, we present a detailed removal guide that you must use to delete MoonCryptor Ransomware once and for all if you ever happen to find it active on your operating system. Read more »

BizarreHall

BizarreHall

BizarreHall is a new browser extension that could possibly put your system security at risk. In fact, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this tool is virtually identical to Polimva and a few more potentially unwanted programs (PUP) that have surfaced lately, coming from the same creators. Although this extension offers you viral content in two clicks, it also installs a questionable search engine that could expose you to potentially unreliable third-party advertisements and links that are promoted by this PUP. This tool may not enter your system alone, which could mean multiple threats on your system right now. If you do not want to infect your computer further or become the next victim of an awful online scam, we suggest that you remove BizarreHall from your browser as the first step towards a clean system. Please read on for more details. Read more »

Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware

Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware

If your operating system was invaded by Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware, you must have been introduced to a file named “_READ_IT_FOR_RECOVER_FILES.html” already. This file is created to represent the demands that the creator of this malicious threat has for you. Just like Cryptodark Ransomware, BrainLag Ransomware, Ransed Ransomware, and hundreds of other infections alike, this threat was created to encrypt your files and then demand ransom in return of a decryptor. In most cases, unfortunately, decryptors are not offered in return of ransom payments. Instead of getting files back, victims who pay money usually find themselves being scammed. So, if you do not want to lose your files and get scammed at the same time, you need to make sure that you defend your operating system against ransomware. If the devious infection has already found its way in, you need to remove Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware as soon as possible. Hopefully, you do not lose your files, but even if you do, deleting this infection is crucial, and the sooner you do that, the better. Read more »

Recipes Extension

Recipes Extension

It is possible that you notice a change in your home page, default search engine, or your new tab page in your browsers because Recipes Extension finds a way to your system. This Google Chrome browser extension caught the attention of our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com, who found that this tool is indeed a potentially unwanted program, also known as PUP. This questionable extension was created by Clever App, S.L. based in Madrid, Spain. It claims to offer thousands of “tasty recipes” and more, but our biggest worry is actually the questionable search website it installs in your browser. This search engine has in fact been labeled as a browser hijacker for its ability to change your browser settings. Since this search page can present potentially unreliable search results to you, you could infect your system with more serious threats, such as adware programs, if you were to engage with them. We recommend that you do not hesitate to remove Recipes Extension from your computer. Please read our full article to learn more about how you can possibly avoid similar threats in the future. Read more »

Isasus

Isasus

Isasus is a despicable browser extension that we have classified as adware because it has been configured to show pop-up advertizements while you browse the web. Needless to say, its ads can be intrusive and annoying. However, some of them can be misleading as well and redirect you to websites of questionable legitimacy. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this extension as soon as possible. If you want to find out more about it, then please read this article that is dedicated to this particular application. In it, we will discuss how this program is distributed, how it works, and how you can get rid of it easily. Read more »