Zeus Panda

Zeus Panda is a new variant of the malicious Zeus Trojan, an infection that was created to steal Windows users’ banking information. Once the threat is in, it silently waits for the victim to connect to their online banking account so that passwords, pin codes, usernames, and other information could be recorded. If it is, schemers can silently take over the vulnerable accounts and steal money in an easy manner. Needless to say, it is a terrible thing to have sensitive information recorded, which is why it is most important that users take all preventative measures to keep this devious Trojan away. Unfortunately, once it slithers in, removing it is very difficult. This malware keeps itself hidden, and it creates a copy of itself to ensure it threat functions even if the original launcher is erased. That being said, deleting Zeus Panda is not impossible, and certain steps can be taken to get rid of this threat. Hopefully, you manage to eliminate this infection before it does anything incorrigible. Read more »

Gibon Ransomware

Gibon Ransomware

Have you let Gibon Ransomware in by opening a corrupted spam email attachment or by downloading suspicious files from a questionable source? These are few of the possible ways using which this malware is spread, but it is possible that other methods are employed to distribute it as well. Without a doubt, this infection must be dropped without the user’s notice, or it must be concealed as something else (e.g., a harmless PDF file). If you recognize the threat right away, you are likely to remove it before it is executed and before your precious personal files are corrupted. Because this threat is clandestine, you are unlikely to notice when it slithers in. That is all that this malware needs to initiate malicious processes that are discussed further in this report. Once the infection is done, your personal files are encrypted using a complex algorithm, and you can no longer open them. A special private key is needed for the cipher to be cracked, but, of course, this key is hidden, and cyber criminals want you to pay for it. Instead of doing that, you should delete Gibon Ransomware. Read more »

Skull HT Ransomware

Skull HT Ransomware

Skull HT Ransomware is one of those ransomware infections that infiltrate users’ computers without their knowledge. Although they usually do not know anything about the entrance of this ransomware infection, they quickly realize that they have malicious software on their computers because they discover their files encrypted and see a picture with a green skull set as Desktop background. If you are sure that this malicious application has entered your computer too and already applied changes, you need to erase this infection right away. Skull HT Ransomware is a new HiddenTear-based threat, i.e., it has been developed on the basis of Hidden-Tear, open-source ransomware, so it should not be very hard to delete it from the system. Even though this infection does not have a point of execution, i.e, it will not open automatically on startup, you are still not allowed to keep it on your computer because you might open its executable file again. If it happens, the chances are high that it will lock your music, documents, text files, and other valuable files once again. Ransomware infections do this so that they could obtain money from users easier, but you should definitely not pay money to cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection. As mentioned above, better focus on the full removal of this nasty infection. Read more »

HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar

HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar

HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar may seem like a great idea to have in your browsers since this questionable browser extension offers you image editing capabilities straight from its featured search page. However, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that it may not be a good idea to keep this potentially unwanted program, or PUP, in your browsers because it may introduce you to questionable contents. In fact, this PUP is a new member in the ever-growing Mindspark toolbar family that has given us hundreds of redundant tools that sometimes may be considered as useful by unsuspecting users. Unfortunately, this browser extension can enter your system in questionable ways, which also means that malware infection may be present and expose you to more malicious contents. Leaving these system security issues unaddressed could be a big mistake and dangerous one as well even if this particular PUP may not mean direct threat to your system. This is why we suggest that you remove HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar from your computer. Please read on to find more details about this questionable tool and how you can protect your PC from future invasions. Read more »

Pennywise Ransomware

Pennywise Ransomware

Pennywise Ransomware is the newest variant of Jigsaw Ransomware. It is still in the development phase, judging from the fact that it does not do anything. Even though it claims that it has encrypted your files, it is not true – you can check them yourself after you close a window opened on your screen. Although you can see the clock ticking down in the top-right corner of this window, this threat will not delete your files automatically either. Of course, we cannot promise that the updated version of this ransomware infection will act the same. No matter which of the two versions of this ransomware infection you detect on your computer, you cannot keep this threat on your system because it might cause even more problems. The removal of this ransomware infection should not be very complicated because it only places a window on Desktop. In other words, it is not one of those infections that apply major modifications on victims’ computers following the successful entrance. Of course, before you go to remove it from your computer, you should still read the rest of this article. Read more »

GifaPalooza Toolbar

GifaPalooza Toolbar

GifaPalooza Toolbar may seem like a good idea for a new free toolbar in your browsers that can provide you with easy access to GIF creating as well as a search engine, but we must warn you that this application comes from the notorious Mindspark family. This family is infamous for its useless and potentially risky tools, including HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar, MetroWhiz Toolbar, and ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar. Since this browser extension does not really mean direct danger, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) just like all its predecessors from Mindspark. The truth is that this PUP along with all its siblings are totally redundant since you can substitute them easily by using the bookmarking function of your browsers. This application may show up in your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. If you do not want to be introduced to potentially unreliable third-party content, we advise you to remove GifaPalooza Toolbar from your computer. Read more »

Adamant Search

Adamant Search

Adamant Search is a questionable application, which should not be up and running on your personal computer. If you ever happen to encounter it while browsing the web, we highly advise you to refrain from it, because it has been classified as on more potentially unwanted program. Such category has been assigned because this application exhibits invasive and otherwise questionable functionality. It has been discovered that this devious program can make invasive changes to your browser's default settings without any notification or authorization. It goes without saying that surfing the web will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience. If you wish to learn more about the inner workings of this potentially unwanted program, make sure to read the rest of our report. Additionally, we provide a few virtual security tips and a detailed removal guide that you should use to delete Adamant Search once and for all. Read more »

Search.romandos.com

Search.romandos.com is a questionable application that should not be running on your operating system. During the extensive analysis of this suspicious program, malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have eventually classified it as one more browser hijacker. Such classification has been assigned because this program exhibits invasive and otherwise suspicious functionality. Just like any of its counterparts, it can make unwanted changes to your default settings without any notification or authorization. As a consequence, your online activities will become much more annoying and frustrating. If that was not enough, you must know that in some cases, the hijacker in question could subject your operating system to questionable and even dangerous web content. To have a better understanding of how this dubious program functions, make sure to read the rest of this report. Below we also include a comprehensive removal guide, which you should use to delete Search.romandos.com once and for all. Read more »

Memberacy Search

Memberacy Search

Memberacy Search is a potentially unwanted program that enters your computer accidentally. It is not a malicious infection though. So it means that you probably added the extension to your browser willingly, even if you were not fully aware of it. This also means that there are probably a lot more unwanted applications installed on your computer, and they are the ones that make your browser work quite slow. It goes without saying that you must remove Memberacy Search and other unwanted applications from your computer. If you think you cannot do it on your own, you can employ a powerful antispyware tool to help you do it automatically. Read more »

Search.hplayfreemusic.co

Search.hplayfreemusic.co

You might think that Search.hplayfreemusic.co is a normal search tool that offers normal search services. If that is what you think, it is most likely that you have let this suspicious browser hijacker into your operating system yourself. According to the research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, this hijacker is associated with an extension called “Play Free Music.” It is believed that playmusicfree.co is the website that was set up by the creator of this extension to promote it, but you cannot install it from there; at least, not right now. The extension and the hijacker are both created by Polarity Technologies Ltd., and, in most cases, the extensions developed by this company are also offered via the Chrome web store. This is not the case right now. Unfortunately, the distribution of this hijacker is still a mystery, but what we know is that it is not trustworthy and that the sooner you delete it the better. Are you interested in removing Search.hplayfreemusic.co? If you are, continue reading. Read more »