Stabers.club

Stabers.club

Stabers.club is a website users usually get redirected to from powerfulappz.com, watchonlinemovies.com.pk, or a similar website. The most likely scenario is that they are then presented with a pop-up offering to install a browser extension. If the installation button is clicked, a piece of software promoting Stabers.club affects the browser. It should set this website as a new default search provider. Of course, not all users install the extension consciously. Some of them click on the installation button incidentally and thus cannot understand why they see a new page open to them every time they launch their browsers. It can bet set on all users’ browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you do not like what you have found, you should get rid of Stabers.club as soon as possible. This is exactly what our specialists recommend doing too. This search tool is not some kind of harmful malicious application, so you should be able to remove it quite easily. Just follow the removal guide we have prepared for you after you finish reading this report. Read more »

TaxCenterNow Toolbar

TaxCenterNow Toolbar

If you believe that TaxCenterNow Toolbar is a highly beneficial and trustworthy tool, you have been mistaken. This toolbar was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, a company that stands behind hundreds of suspicious applications/extensions. We classify all of them as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and, of course, deleting them is recommended. If you are not sure why that is a recommendation, you need to read this report, and you will soon understand the situation yourself. Do you want to remove TaxCenterNow Toolbar as soon as possible? In this case, you can use the instructions that are available below, but you should return afterward to learn more about this strange application/extension. If you install it using Internet Explorer, it is installed as an application. Chrome and Firefox users are introduced to it as an add-on. The PUP is sometimes classified as a browser hijacker, and that is because of the MySearch tool that is integrated in it. We discuss this in the report as well. Read more »

Scarab-Walker Ransomware

Scarab-Walker Ransomware is a malicious application that enciphers all personal data and then demands the user to pay for its decryption. So far, it is unknown how much Bitcoins the cybercriminals who created the malware expect to receive from their victims, but knowing they could trick you, we do not advise dealing with them. It would be best if the victim would have backup copies with which he could replace all encrypted data. Otherwise, there might be nothing else to do but to wait and see if any of the volunteer computer security specialists can create a free decryption tool. Besides, it is important to mention before recovering any files or creating new data on the infected computer that it might be safest to clean the device. This is why our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advise removing Scarab-Walker Ransomware as soon as possible if you refuse to pay the ransom. In which case, we recommend following the steps available at the end of the article or employing a legitimate antimalware tool. For more details about the threat, you could keep reading this report. Read more »

August Stealer

August Stealer is a Trojan infection spotted in the wild for the first time around 10/20/2016. Unfortunately, it seems that it is possible to encounter it these days too. Yes, this malicious application is still active. Malware analysts are not surprised at all that this infection is still distributed by cyber criminals because the malicious macro that drops August Stealer on victims’ computers can be purchased on the dark web. According to researchers, it seems that August Stealer does not focus on infiltrating ordinary users’ computers. Most probably, it is mainly used to steal information from large companies. It is usually too late when they detect this infection. It can steal a bunch of private details during a short period of time, so when it is discovered, cyber criminals behind it already have some information in their hands. It takes time to detect Trojans stealing information. Additionally, it is not so easy to remove them, so we highly recommend cleaning all affected computers automatically, i.e. using a powerful antimalware scanner. Read more »

Loadingdata.site

Some MAC users complain that they get redirected to the Loadingdata.site domain periodically. They say this usually happens when they refresh or open websites using the Safari browser. Are you one of these users? If so, we have bad news for you. Unexpected redirections to Loadingdata.site might indicate that there is an untrustworthy application installed on your computer. According to researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, it is very likely that some kind of potentially unwanted program or an ad-supported application (adware) is directly associated with these irritating redirections to Loadingdata.site. Have you managed to locate any suspicious programs on your machine? If so, you must delete them all as soon as possible. All these redirections to random websites are not only annoying and might diminish the browsing experience to a great extent, but they might also bring security-related problems, so the sooner you stop them completely, the better. Take action only after you fully read this article – we are sure you will find some useful information here. Read more »

OnTargetYoga Toolbar

OnTargetYoga Toolbar

If you are practicing yoga daily, or you are interested in starting to practice it, OnTargetYoga Toolbar might seem like a great assistant. The extension is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers, and Internet Explorer users can download it as an application. The extension/app is meant to offer free yoga-related content directly via the browser, and so it is not surprising that some have downloaded it already. Officially, it is available at ontargetyoga.com/index.jhtml and the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ontargetyoga/bmjgcbjkkidfnefbipkbgjmddcfllbkm. If this is the source you used to acquire the suspicious PUP (potentially unwanted program), it is unlikely that other PUPs or malicious threats have invaded your operating system. On the other hand, if you have used a different installer, the PUP might have been packaged along with unfamiliar pieces, and you MUST research them to make sure that you do not need to delete them. Well, what about removing OnTargetYoga Toolbar? Is that necessary? Continue reading, and you will be able to decide for yourself. Read more »

PainLocker Ransomware

PainLocker Ransomware

PainLocker Ransomware seems to be a new version of a malicious file-encrypting program known as Everbe@airmail.cc Ransomware. It should also encipher various files located on the computer and leave a ransom note saying it is crucial to contact the cybercriminals who created this malware or the data will remain to be locked. The truth is, the files might still be lost even if you do like the hackers tell you because, in the end, no one can say what they will choose to do. Naturally, it seems to us the safest solution would be deleting PainLocker Ransomware with no hesitation. This will not bring any of your files back, but it will allow you to create new data or restore encrypted files from backup without any fear something might go wrong. If you think it would be smartest to clean your device too, you could follow the removal instructions available below this report as they will explain whole process step by step. However, users who have not decided yet what to do could read the rest of our article and learn more about this threat. Read more »

Embrace Ransomware

Embrace Ransomware

When Embrace Ransomware invades the Windows operating system, it silently downloads an encryption key and then uses it to corrupt existing personal files. The infection is unlikely to affect system files, but it is likely to go after your documents, videos, photos, archives, and other sensitive data. We really hope that you have this data backed up; otherwise, it is most likely that it is lost irreversibly. If you used an internal backup, it is possible that it was corrupted by the ransomware as well. Without a doubt, it is safest to use cloud storage or external drives; or, better yet, a combination of both to guarantee that your files are safe. Remember that malware is not the only thing that could affect your files. Also, if you use cloud storage, you have the ability to access your personal files from any device wherever you are. Needless to say, if backups exist, there should be nothing else stopping you from deleting Embrace Ransomware. If you need more information or help from our malware experts before you initiate the removal, continue reading and do not forget to use the comments section to start conversations. Read more »

Private.securesearches.net

Private.securesearches.net

Private.securesearches.net is a search tool that looks fully reliable. Unfortunately, the fact that some users find it set as a new homepage and New Tab page on their browsers clearly shows that it is not one of those 100% trustworthy search providers, so if you ever find it set on your browsers without your knowledge too (theoretically, it might affect all browsers, including popular ones like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome), you should consider getting rid of it right away. It is not real malware, but if you suspect that it has hijacked your browsers’ settings, you should remove it without further consideration. Since it is not a harmful threat, you should be able to remove it from your browsers by simply resetting them to default settings. If this does not tell you much now, it should be clearer for you what you need to do after you read this entire report. Read more »

Trojan:vbs/mutuodo.a

Trojan:vbs/mutuodo.a appears to be an extremely dangerous Trojan infection. The research shows it could modify user’s computers settings. Moreover, there is a chance it might do other malicious activities like spy on the user or infect the computer with other malware. No doubt, it is best to remove it as soon as you realize it is on the computer. The problem is doing so might be not an easy task as so far there is not much information about this Trojan. If you want to find out the details, we managed to gather up till now, you should read the rest of our report. Also, we would like to stress that the deletion instructions located at the end of this page might be incomplete because we do not have all information about the infection. Accordingly, we would advise using a legitimate antimalware tool instead, if you want to be sure the threat gets deleted permanently. Read more »