Smart PC Mechanic

Smart PC Mechanic

If you think that Smart PC Mechanic can provide you with reliable system security and optimization services, you are not right. This alleged system optimizer might appear to be great, but, in reality, it is not equipped to assist you properly, and that is the conclusion our Anti-Spyware-101.com virtual security experts have made after analyzing this suspicious application. In fact, it is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) because its services are not beneficial. Although this application can scan your PC and identify certain components that allegedly require your attention, the chances are that these components are just junk that does not threaten your virtual security. If a program can only remove harmless files, do you want to invest in it? Most likely, you do not. Continue reading this report to learn more about the suspicious, potentially unwanted program and its elimination. If you cannot wait to delete Smart PC Mechanic from your Windows operating system, check out the guides below. Read more »

WannaPeace Ransowmare

WannaPeace Ransowmare is not an application that should be up and running on your personal computer. If you ever encounter it while surfing the web, it is critical to do everything in your power to avoid it. Our malware experts advise you to do so because this devious application can act in an extremely malicious manner. If you are not familiar with ransomware programs, you must know that they are designed to lock a vast number of data without any notification or authorization. If you want to learn how that could happen, make sure to read the rest of our detailed report. Additionally, you will find a few virtual security recommendations, which will allow you to maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. To help you remove WannaPeace Ransowmare once and for all, we also include a detailed removal guide that we present below. Read more »

Shadow Ransomware

Shadow Ransomware

Shadow Ransomware is a vicious threat that may leave you with no working programs and none of your personal data. The malware does not exactly ruin any files, but it enciphers them with a secure encryption algorithm and without specific decryption tools such data becomes useless. To extort money from you, the threat’s creators should ask you to pay a ransom in exchange for a decryptor. No doubt they may sound quite sincere, but keep it in mind there are no guarantees they will keep up with their promises. There are plenty of users who got tricked while believing they could trust hackers and if you do not want to be one of them we would advise you to remove the malicious application. The instructions you can find a bit below the article should help you with such a task. However, if you are interested in getting to know more about Shadow Ransomware, we recommend reading the rest of our article too. Read more »

Awesome Dealers

Awesome Dealers

Awesome Dealers is promoted as a piece of software that can improve the online shopping experience by providing “the best, most relevant deals online.” Users install it expecting that it will meet their all shopping needs, but not all of them find this extension very beneficial. Some users read its description before installing it on their PCs, whereas others find out that it can apply changes to browsers only after installing it. Specifically speaking, it affects only Google Chrome. It is not called a browser hijacker because users allow this add-on to apply changes to their browsers by installing the extension on their computers. If you are sure you have nothing to do with the installation of Awesome Dealers, you should disable it today. You should also remove it if you have not found it beneficial at all. Awesome Dealers is not a malicious application. It is not even a threat. Instead, it is a potentially unwanted program in the form of the browser extension, so its removal should not be complicated at all – you could erase the undesirable extension via the add-ons manager. Read more »

Crimson RAT

Originally, Crimson RAT is a publicly available, free Remote Administration Tool (RAT), which can be altered and used for malicious purposes by cyber criminals. We could say metaphysically that this tool is like a knife; it can be very useful when used for what it was designed for but can also be very dangerous in the wrong hands. This is exactly what happened to this application and cyber villains may use it for all kinds of malicious tasks operating on your system. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say this the spin-off tools of this program are indeed Trojans that can infiltrate your computer without your knowledge and run different malicious operations behind your back. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you remove Crimson RAT from your PC and make sure that there is no other single threat present as well. Please continue reading our report if you would like to learn how to protect your PC against similar dangerous threats. Read more »

Wannapeace Ransomware

Wannapeace Ransomware

Wannapeace Ransomware is one more devious application that you must delete if it is ever found up and running on your operating system. Our malware experts urge you to do so without any hesitation since this malicious piece of software functions in an extremely malicious manner. Like any other ransomware program, the one in question can easily encrypt a vast amount of your data without any notification or authorization. It is not hard to imagine that having such application could lead to disastrous outcomes, to put it mildly. To help you understand how this malicious piece of software works we present findings of your researchers in this article. Also, you will find virtual security tips, which will help you maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Besides all such information, we include an in-depth removal guide, which you should use to delete Wannapeace Ransomware once and for all. Read more »

Cyber Police Ransomware

Cyber Police Ransomware

Cyber Police Ransomware shows a message claiming it enciphered user’s data because of his illegal activities. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say it is nothing more than a harmful program developed to extort money from inexperienced users. Consequently, if you come across it, we advise you to consider all options carefully. The malicious program’s creators could promise to deliver decryption tools once you pay the requested ransom, but there are no guarantees these hackers will keep up with such promises. To put it simply, there is a chance you might lose not just your files, but also some of your money. For users who would like to avoid such a scenario, we recommend erasing Cyber Police Ransomware with the instructions located below this text. As for those who wish to learn more about the malware first; we encourage reading the rest of the article. Read more »

Wannasmile Ransomware

Wannasmile Ransomware

Wannasmile Ransomware belongs to the group of crypto-malware, so it will encrypt your entire hard drive if it ever infiltrates your computer. This threat will affect your .jpeg, .docx, .rtf, .xlsx, .ppt, .mrw, .odb, .ods, .p7b, .wmv, .zip, .7z, .mp4, .avi, and a bunch of other files. No doubt the file you are trying to open belongs to the group of encrypted data if you cannot open it, and you see a new extension .WSmile appended to it. You will be told that you could unlock your files with the special decryptor after you purchase it from cyber criminals, but you should not fall for this. Nobody knows whether cyber criminals behind this infection will still be willing to share the decryptor with you after receiving a ransom you send to them, so we recommend that you do not spend your money on it. Instead, you should delete the ransomware infection from your computer right away. If you leave this infection active on your computer, it might encrypt even more files on your system because it has a point of execution and starts working automatically on system startup. That is, it scans the system with every new launch and encrypts those files that are not locked yet. We will talk about its removal in detail in the last paragraph. Read more »

Check Weather

Check Weather is most likely a clone of a potentially unwanted program (PUP) known as Always Weather. Just like its earlier version, the unreliable application might settle in without the user realizing it. Another thing our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com found out is that the add-on works only on Google Chrome and as soon as it is placed on it, the user might begin receiving lots of not only irritating, but also untrustworthy advertisements from unknown sources. If you did not know Check Weather could act this way and do not want to encounter any possibly malicious third-party advertisements accidentally, we urge you not to wait any longer and eliminate this doubtful browser add-on immediately. This task should not be difficult even for inexperienced users, but if you need any guidance, we recommend using the deletion instructions available at the end of this report. Read more »

Foxy Ransomware

Foxy Ransomware

If all pictures, videos, songs, slides, and other files that belong to you have been marked by the .nightmare extension, Foxy Ransomware must have infiltrated your computer. It is another HiddenTear-based ransomware infection, so our specialists have not found it surprising at all that it acts the way it does, i.e. goes to lock files on compromised machines the first thing. All ransomware infections act similarly – they make it impossible to access files so that cyber criminals behind them could have a chance to obtain easy money from users. At the time of writing, Foxy Ransomware was not a very prevalent threat if compared to similar ransomware-type infections, but it does not mean that it cannot become popular over time, so you should take all security measures to prevent it from entering your system. If it is already too late for prevention, i.e. you have already encountered this threat, you should delete it from your computer right away because the ransomware infection creates a copy of itself in %TEMP%, and you might accidentally launch it again one day. In this case, your files will become encrypted again. Once all components of Foxy Ransomware are erased from your system, you could restore your files. Unfortunately, free decryption software does not exist. Cyber criminals will not give you the special decryption tool to you for free either, so the only thing you can do is to restore these encrypted personal files from a backup. Read more »