Hotweb360.com

Hotweb360.com

Hotweb360.com is a potentially risky search engine page that you may not even notice right away in your browsers since it looks very similar to Google. Of course, this kind of resemblance is not a coincidence at all. According to our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com, the creators do this on purpose to deceive unsuspecting computer users to believe that it is actually Google they find as their home page so they would not even think of a malware infection. However, this is indeed a browser hijacker that belongs to a family of threats that also include identical clones, such as Gogletab.com. The security-related issues with finding this hijacker in your browsers are twofold. First, this malware infection can present to you potentially harmful third-party advertisements and links leading to malicious websites. Second, it is most likely that this threat did not enter your system all alone, which would clearly mean the presence of other malware programs as well. This is why you may not be able to restore order on your system if you only remove Hotweb360.com from your browsers; you also need to hunt down all other possibly harmful programs, too. But before you jump to the end where we reveal how you can eliminate this threat, let us tell you more about this infection so that you can understand how you can infect your system with similar threats and what you can do against it. Read more »

Youhomepage.org

Youhomepage.org

Youhomepage.org is a browser hijacker that is likely to target the most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. According to the analysis conducted by Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers, this threat is identical to Newcityinworld.ru and Mans-find.org. These are browser hijackers that we have reviewed in different reports, but, of course, we advise deleting them as well. If you are still not sure whether or not these suspicious tools are reliable, you might be tricked into thinking that there is nothing dangerous about them. Well, that is not true. First of all, these hijackers are completely unpredictable, and they can work in ways that we are not even aware of. Furthermore, the services represented via these hijackers might be unreliable as well. If you have already made the decision to remove Youhomepage.org, you might want to move straight to the last section of the report. If you are still confused, we recommend reading the report to learn more about the suspicious hijacker and the risks that it might expose you to. Read more »

search.startjoytabsearch.com

search.startjoytabsearch.com

If you have downloaded the StartJoyTab extension, Search.startjoytabsearch.com must have modified your browser’s homepage as well. At the moment, this hijacker only affects Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, but we cannot guarantee that different browsers will not be targeted in the future. Our hope is that this hijacker disappears altogether because all it can do is jeopardize your virtual security. Sure, it looks like a regular search provider, but the looks can be deceptive. If you only pay attention to the interface of the hijacker, it definitely can appear to be harmless. However, if you analyze it on a deeper level, you are bound to realize that it can work in a suspicious, potentially malicious manner. It should come as no surprise that we advise deleting Search.startjoytabsearch.com. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team classifies this hijacker as a security threat, and you can find all facts supporting this in the guide. If you cannot wait to remove the infection, check out the instructions below. Read more »

Search.searchfpdfc.com

Search.searchfpdfc.com

Search.searchfpdfc.com provides links to web pages where users can convert Microsoft Word documents into PDF files, so it might seem like a handy tool. However, users should know that besides useful links the application could show them annoying advertisements too. This content may come from unknown sources, and consequently, some of the ads could lead to malicious websites or promote suspicious content. Moreover, it seems the search tool might modify your browser settings; as a result, it was categorized as a browser hijacker. Since the application does not look reliable, we advise you to bookmark its provided links if you need them and remove search engine before it causes you any trouble. To eliminate Search.searchfpdfc.com, you can either follow the instructions provided below the article or use a reliable security tool. Read more »

Evillock Ransomware

Cyber security specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com have recently stumbled upon a new ransomware that has come to be known as Evillock Ransomware. They say that this malicious application was designed to encrypt your personal files and then demand that you purchase a decryption key if you want to get your files back. Needless to say, you have to remove this malware to reestablish your computer’s security. This ransomware is particularly dangerous because there is no free decryption tool available (at the time of this article). However, paying the ransom is not a good idea because the cyber crooks behind it might not give you the promised decryption key. Read more »

Cryptofag Ransomware

Cryptofag Ransomware

Cryptofag Ransomware is a malicious application created only for money extortion. Thus, the malware should encrypt the most valuable files on the victim’s computer or in other words take the data on the device as a hostage. Then, the infection should show a ransom note explaining the situation and demanding to contact the threat’s creators. Once you get in touch with these people, they should inform you how much you need to pay for the decryption tool and how to transfer the money. However, even if it is your last option, we advise against paying the ransom. There is a high risk you may not get the decryption tool and so lose your money for nothing. Instead, we would encourage users to erase the malware from the system and look for other ways to restore their damaged files. If you need any help while eliminating Cryptofag Ransomware, you could check the instructions placed below. Read more »

ConvertPDFsNow Toolbar

ConvertPDFsNow Toolbar

If you have noticed undesirable changes within your web browser's default settings, it might be an indication that an application known as ConvertPDFsNow Toolbar is up and running on your PC. You should know that our research team has classified it as a potentially unwanted program because it exhibits suspicious features. While some user might be tempted to obtain this program since it is marketed as a tool that should help you covert PDF files right within your browser, you must be aware of the fact that the changes induced by this application will have a negative effect on the way you experience the web. Even though this questionable program is not malicious by itself, you should know that in some cases this application might be the reason your computer could be subjected to questionable web content. To understand why our research team advises you to remove ConvertPDFsNow Toolbar make sure to read the rest of our report. Below you will also find a detailed removal guide that you should use to get rid of this invasive application. Read more »

Betternewtabsearch.com

Betternewtabsearch.com

Have you installed Betternewtabsearch.com yourself or was it installed without your permission? In either case, it is classified as a browser hijacker, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found information that suggests the removal of this infection. If you have agreed to have your homepage modified yourself, it might be harder for you to realize what kinds of risks you might be facing by trusting it. Unfortunately, it is possible that you will put yourself at risk by interacting with this hijacker. For one, you might be exposed to misleading search results, which might be used to redirect you to unreliable, potentially malicious websites. Furthermore, your virtual privacy could be put at risk if personally identifiable information is leaked to malicious parties. Our research team has also found that the search services that the hijacker hides behind are completely useless. Overall, there is not one thing that reasons against deleting Betternewtabsearch.com. This hijacker is neither useful nor reliable, and it would be foolish to keep it installed for much longer. Read more »

Polarisearch.com

Polarisearch.com

Users who constantly encounter unwanted redirects to Polarisearch.com might be victims of a browser hijacker. These infections usually enter computers illegally and then change browsers’ settings so that users will see Polarisearch.com every time they open their browsers. Specialists do not think that users set this website voluntarily on their browsers because it is not that popular, but if there are users out there who have done that willingly, they should go to delete Polarisearch.com from their browsers as well. Experienced security specialists say that this tool is definitely not going to improve the web browsing experience. Instead, it might be responsible for all kinds of problems that might arise if people use this search tool as a default search engine. If you have thought up to this very moment that this website is a decent search tool, you should read this article to find out what researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have revealed about it. Most probably, your opinion about this website will change quickly and you will make a decision to replace it with a more trustworthy tool for searching the web. Read more »

Win Tuneup Pro

Win Tuneup Pro

Win Tuneup Pro is a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application may not be a severe computer security threat, but it still exhibits certain behavioral features one would not want to have on their computer. Fortunately, the application can be uninstalled via Control Panel, although you may have to wrestle several annoying pop-ups that will try to stop you from removing the program. If you want to get rid of Win Tuneup Pro faster, you can always invest in a licensed antispyware tool that will delete all the potential threats from your computer at once, and you will no longer have to worry about it. Read more »