Zinocrypt Ransomware

Zinocrypt Ransomware is a brand new malicious application detected by our malware analysts in March, 2017. Although it is a new computer infection, it acts exactly like other ransomware infections seeking to obtain money from users. First of all, after the successful infiltration on the computer, it searches for files (PDF documents, archives, Microsoft Office documents, pictures, media files, etc.) and then encrypts them all. Second, it drops a ransom note on those computers it affects. It becomes clear after reading this ransom note that Zinocrypt Ransomware has been programmed to lock those files users value the most because cyber criminals need users’ money. Do not give them anything even though you are told that “there are no tools online that will allow you to decode your files for free.” Keep in mind that the ransomware infection still needs to be erased from your computer if you pay money for the decryption tool because it will not be closed and deleted by cyber criminals when they receive your money. Even though Zinocrypt Ransomware should not create any new files on the computer, the malicious file responsible for launching this computer infection on your system has to be found and erased. On top of that, this infection might create a new process in the Task Manager – it needs to be killed too. Take action only after you read the ransomware description. Read more »

Vortex Ransomware

Vortex Ransomware

Vortex Ransomware is a Polish-made computer infection designed to encrypt your personal files and then offer you to buy the decryption software needed to decrypt them. The cybercriminals behind this malware want you to pay a hefty sum of money for the decryption software which might not be worth your files. Therefore, you should consider removing this ransomware as soon as possible because if it were to enter your PC, then it will go to work immediately. The only way to prevent it from entering your PC is installing an anti-malware program. To find out more about this malicious application, we invite you to read this whole article. Read more »

Weatherbuddy Ads

Weatherbuddy Ads

An application that goes by the name of Weatherbuddy Ads is questionable at best. After conducting its detailed analysis, our malware experts have classified it as one more potentially unwanted program. Such classification has been made because this application could act in a rather invasive manner. In some instances, it could interrupt your daily online experiences and might even be the main reason your PC could start working in a significantly slower way. Another reason this dubious application has been classified as a potentially unwanted program is its questionable distribution. To learn more about it in detail, make sure to read the rest of our report. We also include a few security tips to help you maintain a fully secure operating system along with a detailed removal guide that you should use to delete Weatherbuddy Ads once and for all. Read more »

Revenge Ransomware

Revenge Ransomware

The name of the malicious Revenge Ransomware is truly mysterious. Why does the creator of this threat feel the need to seek revenge and who is it targeted at? It is unlikely that answers to these questions will be found, but what Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers know is that this infection is incredibly malicious, and your files might be put at serious risk if it manages to slither into your operating system. If it slithers in, this threat can encrypt the most personal files – such as your photos and media files – just to make you pay attention to the demands. Although you would probably pay attention to the threat even if it encrypted less important files, it is unlikely that you would choose to follow the instructions just to get them back. In many cases, files can be recovered by downloading them anew, but that is not the case with personal files. Unfortunately, it is not possible to decrypt files by deleting Revenge Ransomware, which is the greatest obstacle that the victims are likely to face. Continue reading to learn more about the threat and its removal. Read more »

GoaSave

If you happen to come across a program entitled GoaSave, make sure to avoid it at all costs as it exhibits only negative features. In fact, due to its devious functionality, our research team has classified this program as one more adware application, which will make surfing the web a much more annoying experience than you are used to. Keep this in mind since this devious program could be advertised in a questionable manner. Its developers could market this program as a useful tool that you should use to improve you your overall online experience. Unfortunately, the reality is quite different since in some cases this adware could be as dangerous as it is annoying since it might prove to be the main reason other suspicious programs could enter your computer without a lot of trouble. Make sure to remove GoaSave as soon as it is found fully active on your personal computer. Do so by using the instructions that we present below. Read more »

avastvirusinfo@yandex.com Ransomware

There can be two slightly different versions of avastvirusinfo@yandex.com Ransomware. Apparently one of them displays ransom notes written both in English and Russian languages, while the other one shows a short message with less information and only in English. Both variants can damage a broad range of different file types, but it seems the version showing longer texts can encipher twice as many file types as the other variant. None of the malicious application’s displayed ransom notes says how much the decryption tool costs. Probably, this way the malware’s creators are trying to make you contact them so they would have more chances to convince you to pay the ransom. Of course, we advise against paying it since there are no reassurances they will send you the decryption tools. Lastly, we would like to stress that avastvirusinfo@yandex.com Ransomware is a dangerous threat and it would be safer to remove it from the computer; you can do so manually if you follow the instructions placed below this report. Read more »

Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware

Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware

Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware has nothing in common with ransomware belonging to the Cryptolocker family. It seems that it has just borrowed the name. Of course, it does not mean that it is not harmful at all. As specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have observed, it does not encrypt any files at the time of writing. It might be using the scare tactics only, it might not be finished yet, or it could have been developed for the purpose of testing only. Either way, keeping Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware on the system is not recommended because it might be updated soon and then really encrypt your personal files, i.e. documents, images, and media files, judging from the specific filename extensions it searches for once it successfully enters the system. It should be noted that Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware is, most probably, of a Turkish origin because of the language it uses, but, without a doubt, users who live on the other side of the world can encounter this ransomware infection too. If you are reading this article because you have detected this infection on your computer, go to get rid of it as soon as possible. Read more »

Kill Alphashoppers Ads

Kill Alphashoppers Ads as a browser extension for Google Chrome that our security experts have classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and suggest that you remove it because its primary goal is to show you annoying advertisements. It might get onto your PC accidentally because its developers distribute it using several methods. Some of these methods are more deceptive and can install this program on your PC without your knowledge. However, there is no conclusive evidence that Kill Alphashoppers Ads is actually malicious. Still, you ought to be careful because it comes from an unknown developer. Read more »

Advance System Care

Advance System Care

Advance System Care is yet another questionable application that claims to “clean, optimize, and speed up your PC”; however our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has found that the free version of this software simply tries to push you quite aggressively to buy the full version. We have labeled this application as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it may not be as useful and effective as it promotes itself. In fact, this PUP is very similar to other PC optimizers, including Super System Optimizer, SystemKeeperPro, and System Care. The truth is that you cannot really trust the system scans this PUP may display since it is possible that most of it is just made up to convince you about buying the full product to be able to fix some alleged system errors. Since this questionable application may enter you system in a bundled version and may bring other, more serious threats on board, we suggest that you remove Advance System Care as well as all related potentially risky programs. Read more »

Nhtnwcuf Ransomware

Nhtnwcuf Ransomware is a newly discovered malware that every Internet users should avoid at all times. It is yet another file-encrypting application, which could cause loads of damage if you store a lot of sensitive or otherwise important data on your personal computer. Cyber criminals use ransomware programs as a source of illegal income by fooling naive Internet users into paying huge ransoms for procedures that are not needed and sometimes are not even delivered. Due to the fact that the majority of users infect their operating system with this and other malicious programs, we provide a few virtual security tips that you must take to keep your PC clean of this or any other malicious program. To learn in detail about overall functionality of Nhtnwcuf Ransomware, make sure to read the rest of this report. We also present comprehensive removal instructions that you should use to remove this malicious application once and for all. Read more »