Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated

Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated is quite similar to another fictitious system notification called Network Security Breach Tech Support Scam. Both of them mention same error code (0x00AEM001489), and both of them ask to enter Windows Product key. Nonetheless, this other variant seems to be slightly different, and if you continue reading our text, you will find out what our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com were able to discover. No doubt, the reason you are here is not just to learn more about where the fake notification comes from or how it affects the system, but also to find a way to erase Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated from your computer. If this is the case, we can offer the deletion instructions available below this article. Users who need more help with its removal or have other questions are welcome to leave us a comment too. Read more »

MetroWhiz Toolbar

MetroWhiz Toolbar

MetroWhiz Toolbar is a new questionable browser extension that offers free transit maps, fares, and schedules as well as a search engine; however, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this is yet another bad toolbar from the infamous Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. This family has produced tons of potentially unwanted programs (PUP) like this, including ConvertDocsOnline ToolbarGifsGalore Toolbar, and Formfetcherpro Toolbar to mention a few from the most recent ones. Although this features search page may present to you with quick links to reliable third-party pages, its search engine may introduce you to potentially unreliable third-party content. It is also possible that this PUP comes on board alongside malicious software installers that can actually cause serious harm by exposing you to malicious websites and advertisements while you are surfing the web. All in all, it is advisable for you to remove MetroWhiz Toolbar from your computer if you care about your system security. Read more »

Fidonav.com

Fidonav.com

Fidonav.com is not an application that you cannot trust in any way. During the in-depth analysis of this program, malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have classified it as a browser hijacker. Such category has been assigned due to invasive functionality. Like any other application of this category, the one in question functions aggressively. As it turns out, it can easily change your browser's default settings without any warning whatsoever, which is frustrating to put it lightly. Furthermore, it is critical to note the fact that in some instances this intrusive application might be the primary reason other questionable and even potentially malicious program could enter your operating system without a lot of trouble. To have a better understanding of the inner workings and dangers regarding Fidonav.com, make sure to read the rest of this article. Finally, below we provide a detailed removal guide that you should use to get rid of this browser hijacker in just a few simple steps. Read more »

Lite PDF Reader

Lite PDF Reader

If you are looking for a good PDF reader, we do not recommend trusting Lite PDF Reader. This PDF reader might be free, but it might come at a price of your virtual security. If you install it onto your Windows operating system, you agree to have personal information recorded and also shared with unknown parties. While most service providers use data trackers to record information about users, not all record private information and then share it with parties that are kept hidden. Does that make you trust the suspicious PDF reader? Of course, it does not, and that is one of the main reasons users choose to delete Lite PDF Reader. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts have analyzed this suspicious piece of software, and it is concluded that it works as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Even if you find it beneficial, there are elements to this PUP that make it unreliable or useless. If you wish to learn more about this, as well as the removal process, please continue reading the report. Read more »

FilmsApp Home

FilmsApp Home

FilmsApp Home is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is far from a genuine computer infection. Users often add this application to their Chrome browser without realizing that it could perform unwanted modifications. Later on, they think that FilmsApp Home is a malicious intruder that can damage their system, but that is the truth. In fact, you can easily remove this extension from your system, and it is actually additional programs that might cause trouble. So scanning your computer with a licensed antispyware tool is extremely important. Do not leave that out just because the extension looks like not much of a big deal. Read more »

Web Optimum

Web Optimum

At first, it might look that Web Optimum is a useful browser extension that is supposed to enhance your online experience. However, our research team says that it is a potentially unwanted program, and it means that it gets installed on target systems accidentally. Users often do not even understand how this extension enters their systems. Luckily, it is very easy to remove Web Optimum from your computer, so you should not wait any longer: Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions, and then protect your system from other unwanted intruders that could be lurking right behind a figurative corner. Read more »

Eanswers.com

Eanswers.com is a seemingly legitimate website with a search engine but our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that there are certain questionable traits regarding this search page that makes it potentially unreliable. In fact, this featured search page seems to be spread by potentially unwanted programs that are also categorized as browser hijackers depending on the malware researcher. There is a growing family that includes FilmsApp Search, MovieCenter Search, VideoCenter Search, and GameCenter Search, which all promote this legitimate-looking website or rather, its respective subdomains. So even if this featured website does not cause direct threat to your system, indirectly it may expose you to potentially unreliable third-party content through its search engines, which are, of course, identical clones of each other. Since these hijackers can be spread in questionable ways, it is possible that there are several malicious threats on your system right now. This is why we suggest that you remove Eanswers.com by eliminating all possible threats, extensions, which could be responsible for its presence in your browsers. Read more »

Atchbo Ransomware

Atchbo Ransomware

Atchbo Ransomware is one scary infection because when it slithers in it silently encrypts all of your personal files. Once that is done, the threat also locks the screen to make it impossible for you to terminate malicious files, remove the infection, or even see which files were corrupted. While there are many threats that pose as file-encryptors – they often lock screens just so that users could not see that files are safe – this is not one of them. This ransomware is real, and it was created for the sole purpose of forcing you into paying the ransom. Although this ransom is not very big (between 40-60 USD, depending on the conversion rates), paying it is not what Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers would ever recommend because your input is unlikely to help you decrypt your personal files. All victims, including those who have their personal files backed up and those who might end up losing their files, must delete Atchbo Ransomware. The operation might be lengthy and complicated, but it must be performed right now. Read more »

Searchdefence.com

Searchdefence.com

Searchdefence.com is a browser hijacker that comes with a Chrome browser extension. It means that users who add that extension to their browser eventually encounter the hijacker, too. Therefore, in order to remove Searchdefence.com from your system, you need to either reset your browser settings to default or remove the extension from it. While you are at it, you should also look for other potential threats that might have entered your system together with this browser hijacker. Due to the specifics of browser hijacker distribution, there is always a very good chance that you have several unwanted programs running on your computer, and you need to take care of that immediately. Read more »

Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner

Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner is a cryptocurrency miner that is mainly used to mine the Siacoin digital currency. The Marlin.exe file in its name shows how it can be recognized – you should look for this file on your computer. If you can locate it, it means that Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner is active on your computer. Some users download and install it on their computers willingly expecting that it could help them earn some extra money; however, malware researchers want to warn users that this miner might be uploaded on their computers without their consent and used for malicious purposes. Therefore, if you know nothing about its entrance, the chances are high that it has been installed on your computer without your knowledge. In such a case, you must delete Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner as soon as possible because it will not act beneficially, and you might even find it impossible to use your computer to perform daily activities if it says. Cryptocurrency miners are not ordinary applications, so do not expect to delete Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner through Control Panel as well. We have nothing to hide – its removal might take some time, but you must still remove it no matter what. Read more »