Boost PC Pro

Boost PC Pro

If you think your operating system needs an improvement, Boost PC Pro might appear to be offering a legitimate and beneficial service. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, although the application might seem useful, it is highly doubtful that it would live up to your expectations. Maybe if the program offered free services it could be considered harmless, but it is not, and the services it offers are not worth the money. This is the main reason we recommend that you remove Boost PC Pro from the Windows operating system. Of course, you must make the decision regarding this on your own, and we can only advise you and provide you with information that was gathered during the tests conducted by our virtual security experts. Are you ready to delete the PUP (potentially unwanted program)? If you are, you can scroll down to find the guide you need. If you are not, you should continue reading. Also, you do not need to make the decision right away if you need additional information. The comments section is open, and you can add any question you need the answer to. Read more »

Zzz12 Ransomware

Zzz12 Ransomware

Zzz12 Ransomware is not one of those prevalent malicious applications that affect thousands of users’ computers and manage to swindle them out of thousands of dollars, but it might still infiltrate your computer and cause you serious security-related problems. Without a doubt, the ransomware infection will lock personal files on your computer. Specialists say that it should not lock any system files, but there is no doubt that you will find your personal files encrypted. Ransomware infections choose the most important users’ files to encrypt because cyber criminals know that users will pay only for valuable files like documents or pictures. Zzz12 Ransomware has even been developed to delete Shadow Volume Copies of files so that users could not decrypt them for free. The ransomware infection does not tell users that they have to pay to get files decrypted, but even though the ransom note it drops after encrypting data does not include this information, we are sure you will not be given the decryptor for free. Usually, decryptors that can unlock files affected by ransomware infections are extremely expensive. Do not spend a cent on such a tool because you do not know whether you will get it from crooks behind malware you have encountered. The ransomware infection will not be automatically removed from the system for you too even if you make a payment. Read more »

Locky Locker Ransomware

Locky Locker Ransomware

Locky Locker Ransomware is a computer infection that tries to scare users into giving away their money. As you can obviously tell from the title, this program is an encrypting ransomware application, so it will encrypt your files. While a public decryption tool is not available at the moment, it does not mean that you have to pay the ransom to decrypt your files. It is strongly recommended that you remove Locky Locker Ransomware from your computer instead, and then look for alternative methods to restore your files. Please bear in mind that sometimes users are left with no other choice but to start anew. Read more »

Shrug2 Ransomware

Shrug2 Ransomware

Shrug2 Ransomware is a malicious threat that might encrypt your files and then threaten to erase them permanently if you do not pay a ransom. There is not much use from enciphered data without decryption tools, but there is always a possibility the volunteer IT specialists could create such tools. Therefore, if the locked files are irreplaceable, you may want to hold on to them even if do not plan on paying the ransom to get them decrypted. In fact, you should realize doing as the malware’s developers demand will not ensure they will be restored. For more information on Shrug2 Ransomware we encourage you to keep reading our text. What’s more, users who wish to get rid of it might find useful the deletion instructions available at the end of this text as they will explain the removal process step by step. Read more »

GameOver Ransomware

GameOver Ransomware

The invasion of GameOver Ransomware might mean it is “game over” for your personal files. When this malware enters the system, it immediately starts encrypting your photos, video files, documents, and application files. At the time of research, 173 different types of files could be affected by the malicious infection, some of which include .avi, .mp4, .rar, .jpg, .html, and .doc. When the files are encrypted, the “.gameover” extension is added to their names, which can help you assess the damages quicker. At the time of analysis, a legitimate decryptor did not exist, which means that if the infection slithers in and encrypts data, there isn’t a guaranteed solution to the problem. Unfortunately, that is something most users dealing with malicious ransomware face. A few other threats that act the same way include GandCrab4 Ransomware, Everbe 2.0 Ransomware, Ra Ransomware, and Patagonia92@tutanota.com Ransomware. While we can help you delete all of them, we cannot help you when it comes to the decryption of your personal files. Of course, if you want to learn more before you remove GameOver Ransomware, you should continue reading. Read more »

Ra Ransomware

When we get infected with malicious programs, we could hope that they do not function properly because it might mean that they cannot inflict a lot of damage. However, when it comes to Ra Ransomware and other ransomware infections, such logic might not always work. Even if a ransomware program has certain flaws, it usually always performs one thing very well: and that is the encryption. So even if the program does not convey its message properly, it can still paralyze your system. Hence, you will see that even after you remove Ra Ransomware from your computer, you still have a lot of things left to fix. Read more »

DanaBot

DanaBot is a malicious infection that can seriously mess your day up. This threat is specifically targeted at those who live in Australia, and during the execution, the infection checks the IP address to determine whether the attack should be continued. At this point, it is not known if the attack could be spreading to other regions in the future, but if our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team finds more information, the report will be updated. For now, we know that the Trojan is ready to terrorize Australians and that it can be extremely dangerous. The first thing we recommend doing, before anything else, is inspecting your operating system. Even if you know for a fact that this is the malware that you need to delete, you want to make sure that other threats do not exist. And if you have no clue what is going on, you need a reliable malware scanner to confirm that this is the Trojan you are dealing with. Without a doubt, even if other threats exist, we suggest removing DanaBot without father hesitation. If you do not understand the danger you could be in if you do not act quickly, continue reading. Read more »

GandCrab4 Ransomware

GandCrab4 Ransomware

GandCrab4 Ransomware is a malicious application that can encrypt files even if there is no Internet connection. However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com also found out the malware does not encipher any data if it finds clues suggesting the victim could be using a Slavic keyboard. Naturally, because of this, users from particular countries might be less likely to encounter this threat. In case you happen to come across it and have no idea what to do now, we would recommend reading our full report to learn more details about GandCrab4 Ransomware. What’s more, since we advise deleting the malware instead of putting up with any demands from the cybercriminals behind it, you will find instructions explaining how to erase it manually slightly below the article. Read more »

Rpd Ransomware

Rpd Ransomware

A new variant of Rapid Ransomware – Rpd Ransomware – has been recently detected by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com. It has been classified as a ransomware infection right away because it has been observed that this malicious application encrypts files on victims’ computers. It locks pretty much all files it manages to find, including users’ precious images, documents, and all other media files it comes across. There is only one group of files it does not touch – system files. It means that the ransomware infection does not ruin the operating system running on the computer. Research has shown that Rpd Ransomware encrypts all files using the AES encryption algorithm. This means that it might be impossible to unlock them without the special decryptor. If you drop an email to the email address found in the ransom note, you will most likely be offered to purchase it, but you should not do that by any means even if you can easily afford it. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to unlock files without the special decryptor because this malicious application also deletes Shadow Volume Copies of files so that users could not recover them easily. The only thing that works in all the cases is restoring files from a backup. Read more »

Gameszone Search

Gameszone Search

A browser extension and a search tool share the name Gameszone Search. If you ever install the browser extension named Gameszone Search directly from the Chrome Web store, or it manages to enter your system stealthily, your default search tool will be changed to Gameszone Search. Additionally, a button opening a small window with the search box will be installed on your web browser (the button can be found next to the URL bar). If you are sure you have not agreed with any of the changes you have found applied to your Google Chrome browser, you can delete the Gameszone Search extension and undo these modifications. This piece of software is not a real malicious application. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have decided to classify it as a potentially unwanted program after the research. These programs are not anywhere near malicious software, but specialists still do not recommend keeping them installed on the system. Luckily, potentially unwanted software can be removed quite easily. You surely do not need to be an expert in untrustworthy software removal to get rid of the Gameszone Search extension, we can assure you that. Read more »