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My Pc Repair 2018

My Pc Repair 2018

You should definitely not trust My Pc Repair 2018 blindly despite the legitimate-looking appearance this application has because it is not exactly what it seems to be. Even though it is promoted as a beneficial piece of software that has been “designed and tested with utmost care to keep your PCs running smooth, fast and error free,” it has turned out after research specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have conducted that this application is not fully trustworthy. Researchers say that it would be best to classify it as a potentially unwanted application because it is not a real threat, but it cannot be called a fully trustworthy program too. You will find more about My Pc Repair 2018 if you read this article till the end, so do not hurry to make the final decision if you find it extremely hard to do this. We are sure it will be easier to decide whether to keep the program or not after you find more about this PC optimizer. Read more »

Oblivion Ransomware

Oblivion Ransomware is the kind of malware that you do not want to encounter. When it slithers in, it encrypts your personal files, and then it requests for a ransom to be paid in a crypto-currency, Bitcoins. The creator of the infection is using this method to keep their anonymity, and, unfortunately, if you pay the ransom, getting your money back is not possible. Why would you want your money back? Well, considering that it is unlikely that cyber criminals would give you a decryption tool in return, you are likely to want it back. Needless to say, researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com do not advise making the payment. Unfortunately, we do not have good news for you regarding your personal files. Most likely, they are lost, unless, of course, you have backup copies. If this is your situation, go ahead and delete Oblivion Ransomware right away. If your files are not backed up, you probably want more information before you can initiate the removal of this malicious infection. Read more »

Nransom Ransomware

Nransom Ransomware

Nransom Ransomware has been categorized as ransomware, but it slightly differs from ordinary ransomware infections, we have to say. Surprisingly, it does not want users’ money. It locks victims’ screens and then asks them to send 10 nude pictures instead. Do not even think about doing this – you could remove the opened screen from your Desktop yourself even though it does not have X in the top-right corner and cannot be resized or moved. Unlike a bunch of other ransomware infections researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com analyze every day, it does not encrypt a single file on the system. As mentioned, it only opens a window with a message and a picture of the fictional character Thomas the Tank Engine. Because of this, this threat is called a screenlocker. You cannot leave this threat active on your computer even if you have managed to access your Desktop – it is only a question of time when you will find it opened again. The removal of Nransom Ransomware should not be very complicated if you follow our manual removal guide provided right below this paragraph. Read more »

Search.searchddn.com

Search.searchddn.com

If you have found your browsers’ settings changed, i.e. Search.searchddn.com has been set as your new homepage and/or default search provider, you must have encountered the new Polarity Technologies Ltd. product. This company specializes in the development of browser hijackers, so our specialists did not even need to spend much time on the analysis of Search.searchddn.com. Like other Polarity infections, this one changes Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome settings right away after the successful entrance. It will not disappear from these affected browsers itself, so if you are not happy about its appearance, you will have to delete it yourself. Luckily, this will not be an extremely difficult job because this browser hijacker is definitely not one of those extremely dangerous infections. You should be able to get rid of it without any difficulties. It is not a problem if you do not know how to do this because we will tell you more after we present this browser hijacker to you. Read more »

Spartacus Ransomware

Spartacus Ransomware

Spartacus Ransomware has been developed by cyber criminals seeking to obtain money from users. It is a newly-discovered infection, but it does not differ much from these older threats categorized as ransomware. To be more specific, you could no longer access the majority of your files if this infection ever slithers onto your computer because it will mercilessly encrypt them all the first thing after the successful entrance. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have thoroughly analyzed Spartacus Ransomware to find out how it acts once it infiltrates users’ computers, and it has become clear that it immediately encrypts all popular formats of pictures and documents it finds on affected computers. Without a doubt, this infection has been developed by cyber criminals and is used by them as a tool to obtain money from users. You will be told that you can only unlock your files by paying for decryption in Bitcoin, and this might be true, but it does not mean that you should transfer money to cyber criminals. In some cases, it is better to lose files than give crooks what they want. Of course, you are the only one who can decide what to do, but you should keep in mind that you might not get the decryptor from them. Additionally, it would be very naive to expect that they will not continue developing new harmful infections when they realize that they can really extract money from users quite easily with the help of the malicious application. Read more »

Plasma RAT

According to the hackers who created Plasma RAT description the software can be used as Crypto Currency Miner, Remote Desktop, Remote WebCam, Keylogger, Script Execution, and so on. As a consequence, the application falls under the classification of Trojans.  It means the malware can enter the system without the user’s permission and endanger the device, its user’s privacy, or cause other damage. Naturally, under such circumstances, it is advisable to erase the malicious program with no hesitation. The problem is it might appear to be difficult not just to remove it, but also to detect it. Apparently, the malware is good at hiding from its victims and some antimalware tools. Therefore, if you want to learn how to recognize Plasma RAT and get rid of it too, we urge you to read the rest of our article and use the deletions instructions located at the end of this page. Read more »

Autotron Ransomware

Autotron Ransomware

If your files became unrecognizable and they now have a .tron extension at the end, you most likely came across a malicious program known as Autotron Ransomware. The threat is capable of locking different file types with a secure cryptosystem. Unfortunately, the only way to restore such data is with a decryption tool and a unique decryption key. The bad news is that if there is anyone who has a decryptor, it is the malware’s developers, and according to the ransom note they leave behind they want money in return for providing it. Sadly, even if they claim they will not trick you and will deliver the tool as promised, in the end, there are no reassurances they will hold on to their end of the deal. Knowing this we would advise against paying a ransom; no matter how important your data might be. For more details about Autotron Ransomware we invite you to read our report, and if you decide it would be best to get rid of it, you could use the deletion instructions located at the end of this page. Read more »

Assembly Ransomware

Assembly Ransomware

Assembly Ransomware is a new danger that can threaten your files. Although this ransomware program may have been written by a noob based on the code, it can still encrypt all your important files and demand a rather high ransom note for the decryption. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this badly written malware infection is actually built on the well-known Hidden Tear Ransomware, which is an open-source infection originally used for educational purposes only. However, rookies as well as pro hackers started to use this open-source code for creating their own versions of a ransomware threat and this is how dozens of new variants have seen the light of day, such as Cyberresearcher Ransomware and Horros Ransomware. But even if this particular ransomware is not the most professional job we have ever seen, you need to take it seriously since there is a chance that you may lose all your important files. Hopefully, though, you have a recently saved backup on a removable hard disk or in cloud because you may not be able to decrypt all your files using a general Hidden Tear decryptor. All in all, we advise you to act immediately and remove Assembly Ransomware from your computer. Read more »

InternetSpeedTester

InternetSpeedTester

InternetSpeedTester is a new version, or should we say, a perfect clone of a previous potentially unwanted program (PUP) called UltimateSpeedTester. This is a desktop application that shows you your Internet speed as you may have already figured out based on its name. The truth is, this is a totally useless application since it simply uses an existing website to display your Internet speed. This PUP autoruns with your Windows operating system, which cannot be overruled by the user. We find this rather annoying and also aggressive. Although this tool may not yet be available on its future official website, you may still install it under questionable conditions. Therefore, it is quite possible that you will find more serious malware infections on your system as well. We certainly do not encourage anyone to keep such a useless and questionable program on board. This is why we advise you to remove InternetSpeedTester from your computer. Please read on if you would like to know how you can avoid similar threats in the future. Read more »

My Search Manager

My Search Manager

My Search Manager is a potentially unwanted program that can also be considered a browser extension. This program works only on the Chrome browser, so if you use another browser, you should be able to avoid dealing with this intruder. However, if this extension was added to your browser accidentally, perhaps you might want to consider removing My Search Manager. We are not trying to say that this extension is an extremely dangerous security threat, but it is always a good idea to get rid of applications you did not want to have on your PC. After all, system safety should be one of your top priorities. Read more »