PokemonGo Ransomware

PokemonGo Ransomware

PokemonGo Ransomware has nothing to do with the popular game as it is a malicious program created to extort money from its victims. Apparently, it targets user’s private data that could be enciphered while using the AES encryption algorithm. Unfortunately, the malware might encrypt not only your private data but also gain access to the system. Thus, it is advisable to delete the infection as soon as possible. Luckily, our researchers tested the malicious application and learned how to erase it manually. Accordingly, we prepared a manual removal guide that is available below the text. However, if you want to understand fully how the ransomware works or how it is distributed, you should read the rest of the article. Read more »

Troldesh Ransomware

Troldesh Ransomware

Troldesh Ransomware is also known as Shade Ransomware, and it primarily targets users who speak Russian. Unfortunately, this threat has the potential to invade operating systems in different regions because the notification associated with it can also be introduced to you in English. This notification is displayed via an image that replaces your usual Desktop wallpaper. This replacement is initiated as soon as this threat is executed and done encrypting the files found on your PC. As you might have found out yourself, this threat does not corrupt system files that you can easily replace. No, this threat goes after your personal files, and it is likely that you will be more willing to pay the ransom requested by cyber criminals if you find your personal files in jeopardy. Are your files backed up on an external drive or online? If they are, you can remove Troldesh Ransomware in no time. If they are not, you have to be careful about the steps you take. Read more »

Search.mynewswire.co

Search.mynewswire.co

Search.mynewswire.co belongs to a particular malware category. Due to its malicious distribution method, our researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker and recommend that you remove it as soon as possible. Apart from hijacking your web browser’s homepage and new tab page, it will subject you to promotional links featured in its search results. Indeed, this hijacker promotes advertisements in a rather clandestine manner which is dishonest and, frankly, unacceptable. On top of that, it is not even a real search engine because it redirects all search queries to Yahoo.com. Therefore, this fake search engine has nothing to offer, but if you are not convinced, please read this whole article. Read more »

Unlock92 Ransomware

Unlock92 Ransomware

Unlock92 Ransomware was created by the developers of the infamous KozyJozy Ransomware. Both of these malicious infections target users who speak Russian, and so it is likely that its victims will be located in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other Russian-speaking countries. At the moment, this malware is primarily spread via corrupted spam emails that contain malicious attachments. If you open the attachment, the infection is automatically executed, and the encryption of files begins. The encryption key is created along with the decryption key; however, it is hidden from users. Due to this, your files will become “unreadable” until you obtain the key. Needless to say, cyber criminals use this opportunity to make a profit, and they set out to demand a crazy sum of money from you. The problem is that many users find their files irreplaceable, and they are willing to pay the money. Continue reading to learn why paying the ransom is a bad idea, as well as how to remove Unlock92 Ransomware. Read more »

DatingSmith

DatingSmith

A potentially unwanted program such as DatingSmith is often inconspicuous and difficult to identify. Our security specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com advise that you remove it because it falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs. We have found that some of the websites this program promotes come from shady backgrounds, and we believe that you should not trust them. Furthermore, its ads are quite invasive and will constantly get in the way of your daily computing. To learn more about this rather deceptive application, please read this whole article. Read more »

SportsHero

SportsHero

SportsHero is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that settles in the system as an extension. The add-on can affect only the Google Chrome browsers. It may change your preferences, by replacing the default search engine, homepage, or new tab page. Thus, the browser might start loading Search.mysearch.com every time you open it. We would not recommend you using the search engine as it might show you content that could be potentially harmful. Instead, we would advise users to get rid of the application as soon as possible. There are more trustworthy search engines you could use instead, so there is no need to keep the suspicious software on the system. If you think alike, you should check the removal instructions below the text and erase SportsHero. Read more »

XRat Ransomware

XRat Ransomware

XRat Ransomware comes from the same family as the infamous Xorist Ransomware. According to the tests conducted in the Anti-Spyware-101.com internal lab, this infection encrypts files using the Tiny Encryption Algorithm (TEA) cipher, which is rarely used by ransomware infections. The encryption is performed silently, and the infection has to be executed on your PC for this process to be initiated. It appears that this threat is usually spread via spam email attachments, and the victim has to open the corrupted attachment to execute the infection. Needless to say, the email containing the launcher is misleading, and you are likely to be made believe that the attachment represents an important document or a fun image. Once the threat is executed, you are likely to recognize its existence only after your files are encrypted. If that happens, you should not rush to remove XRat Ransomware or follow the demands introduced to you by cyber criminals. The first thing you should do is read this report. Read more »

SideTab

SideTab

A devious application that is entitled SideTab should be terminated at the very same time that it is found fully running on your personal computer. We advise you to do so because it is nothing more than yet another intrusive adware program. This ad-supported piece of software is mostly targeted to users within the China area; thus, if you happen to be located in this specific region, you should be extra aware of its existence. The unfortunate thing is that quite a few Internet users are simply tricked into obtaining and installing this adware since it is advertised as a must have tool for frequent online shoppers: it should present you with great discount deals and coupons as you are surfing the web. While such functionality might seem quite useful, you must know that in reality, this ad-supported program will only cause tons of disruptions while you are browsing the web; thus, making your online experience a miserable one, to say the least. Make sure to delete SideTab by following the detailed instructions that we provide below. Read more »

TVHero

TVHero

TVHero is a browser extension that is similar to Muzik Fury and Seen On Screen, although unlike the mentioned applications, this one works only on Google Chrome. Apparently, users cannot even access the software’s official site if they use another browser. In any case, we are writing about the application not to encourage users to install it, but rather warn them about it. The extension was categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com noticed that the application comes with a doubtful search engine, which could show you altered search results. Therefore, while using it, you might receive third-party ads that could lead you to malicious web pages. For that reason, we advise against the PUP’s usage. Thus, we are placing a removal guide below the text that will help you get rid of TVHero. Read more »

Search-select.co

Search-select.co

Search-select.co is one search engine that you should avoid setting as your browser’s homepage address, and you should remove it if it happens to hijack it because our security analysts have classified it as a browser hijacker. This hijacker is disseminated in a dishonest manner that enables it to enter your computer secretly. Apart from that, it is also configured to show promotional links in its search results and it collects information about your browsing preferences to tailor the ads. It is no secret that Search-select.co was created for the purpose of generating advertising revenue, but you will not benefit from using it in any way, and we suggest reading this article to find out more about it. Read more »