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Search.myonlinecalendar.co

Search.myonlinecalendar.co

Search.myonlinecalendar.co is a search tool that places a toolbar just below the browser’s address bar. The additional search box and the links to possibly user’s favorite sites might make the application look rather useful. However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com wish to warn users the software might be suspicious and potentially dangerous even if it does not look like it at first. As you continue reading the text, we will explain this better, so if you are here to learn more about Search.myonlinecalendar.co we encourage you to invest a couple of your minutes and review the rest of our report. Below the last paragraph users can find deletion instructions too; hopefully, they will guide users who wish to get rid of this suspicious application manually through this process. Read more »

Search.hclassifiedseasy.com

Search.hclassifiedseasy.com

Search.hclassifiedseasy.com is a highly malicious search engine that can replace your browser’s homepage address without your knowledge or consent as it is distributed through bundled software installers. Our cyber security experts have classified it as a browser hijacker as recommend that you remove it from your browser as soon as the opportunity arises. If you use it as a regular search engine, be warned that its search results can contain misleading promoted links that can jeopardize your computer’s security. Also, it can collect anonymous information about you to present you with personalized search results and targeted promotional links. To find out more about this hijacker, read the information presented below. Read more »

Setli

Setli

It has been revealed that Setli is more than a DNS settings manager that claims to allow you to access restricted content and protects your online privacy. Research has revealed that it has been configured to collect information about you, so it is recommended that you remove it because its ads are annoying and invasive. On top of that, some of them may subject you to malicious content, so you should not take that risk. As an adware, type program it is considered malware, so you ought to get rid of it as soon as possible, but if you want to learn more about it, please see the information presented below. Read more »

Keylogger.Revealer

Originally, Keylogger.Revealer is a free monitoring tool developed by Logifox. It can be downloaded from https://www.logixoft.com/en-us/index by anyone. It is not harmful until cyber criminals modify it and use it for malicious purposes. Unfortunately, as specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have observed, more and more cyber criminals discover this piece of software and use it to spy on users. It is not so easy to find out about the presence of Keylogger.Revealer on the system because this keylogger does not open any window. Instead, it works silently in the background. Consequently, it takes time to detect it. We know one trick that will help you to detect this infection if it has already been uploaded onto the computer by cyber criminals – you should be able to find a new process, e.g., rvlkl.exe in Task Manager. Also, Keylogger.Revealer drops an executable file on the affected machine, but since Keylogger.Revealer is already 9 years old, and cyber criminals have modified it a number of times during this time, the malicious file belonging to this keylogger might be placed in any folder, so you might not even notice it at first. Either way, you cannot keep Keylogger.Revealer active on your PC because its presence can only bring privacy-related problems to you. Read more »

Google Security Warning

Fictitious security warnings have been on the rise recently, and one of them is the misleading Google Security Warning. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has recently analyzed this bogus warning, and, unsurprisingly, it was discovered that it is 100% fictitious. It was created by schemers who want nothing more than to scam you. Unfortunately, in this case, it is hard to say exactly what would happen if you called the fictitious helpline number shown in the alert. The schemers answering your call could trick you into doing all kinds of things. For example, they could trick you into sharing personal information that might include full name, credit card information, home address, telephone number, and so on. Since the schemers should pose as “Windows” technicians, you might reveal information about yourself without even suspecting a scam. Unfortunately, that might not be the worst outcome. Please continue reading to learn how dangerous it is to communicate with schemers and if you need to delete Google Security Warning-related infections. Read more »

Blackmist Ransomware

Blackmist Ransomware

According to our cybersecurity specialists, Blackmist Ransomware is still in development, but an unfinished version has been reported to have been released. If your PC were to become infected with it, then you ought to remove it without hesitation because there is no free decryption key available. Furthermore, the criminals threaten to delete your files if you do not pay that ransom the criminals ask you to. It can encrypt many of your personal files, block your browser from launching, and so on. For more details, please read this whole article. Read more »

PCProtect

PCProtect

If you ever encounter a program that goes by the name of PCProtect, our malware researchers highly recommend avoiding it at all times. During the in-depth analysis of this application, it has been discovered that it exhibits quite a few questionable and invasive features. It can affect your web browser and slow your computer down. Due to that, this application has been categorised as one more potentially unwanted program that should not be active on your personal computer. In this report, we provide further information about the inner workings of this dubious application. Additionally, our research team provides a few virtual security recommendations that will help you maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Finally, you will also find a comprehensive and easy-to-follow removal guide that you should use to delete PCProtect once and for all. Read more »

Master Pc Cleaner

Master Pc Cleaner

Master Pc Cleaner is one of those questionable supposed PC optimizers that promise you faster PC performance and boot-up, but the truth is that you will never really see your PC performing any better. The Windows Registry fixes and temporary file removals this software may apply have not too much to do with your computer's overall performance. Well, may be there is a psychological factor here that after using such software, you would feel your computer boosted just simply in your mind or as a way of perception. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com have found that this application is yet another potentially unwanted program (PUP) very similar to AdvanceSystemCare, SystemKeeperPro, and SystemBoosterPro, which all claim to be PC optimizers. We cannot say that this PUP means any direct and dangerous threat to your system but its free version is definitely useless because it may just display made-up scan results to push you to buy the full version to be able to fix these supposed errors. Since this PUP may enter your system along with other PUPs or even malware infections, we suggest that you remove Master Pc Cleaner as soon as possible. Read more »

CypherPy Ransomware

CypherPy Ransomware

CypherPy Ransomware appears to be a newly created file-encrypting malware that may work on devices running either Windows or Linux. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report the threat can affect videos, text documents, various archives, executable files, pictures, photos, and so on. It means if the malicious application enters your system it can ruin your personal data. Of course, it can be quickly recovered if the user prepared backup copies in case of such emergency. Just before attempting to transfer the unaffected copies, for safety reasons we would recommend erasing the malware first. The removal steps available below the report can help you complete this task, although if you wish to be one hundred percent sure CypherPy Ransomware is gone it might be waise to do a full system check-up with a legitimate antimalware tool instead. However, there is no need to decide right away as for starters we invite you to read the text and learn more about this file-encrypting application. Read more »

Games.onesearch.org

Games.onesearch.org

Games.onesearch.org is a search engine that can be spread by deceptive pop-ups and bundled software installers. The search engine can be set as the default search engine and home page of the Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers if you do not keep the system protected, or pay no attention to the details displayed by the software installer. Due to the fact that the changes are very often made surreptitiously or without an apparent warning, this type of behavior is called browser hijacking, and the very search engine is referred to as a browser hijacker. Our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends taking action immediately once unsolicited changes are noticed in order to prevent unexpected consequences regarding those changes. It is highly advisable to remove Games.onesearch.org, that is, to fix your browser settings so that you do not end up suffering malware attacks and data loss. Read more »