Rargenie Adware

Allegedly, Rargenie Adware is a free archiver for Mac OS X. Of course, its official name does not include the word “adware” but since it has been classified as such, “adware” is used to identify it as an ad-supported application that does more to advertise than to provide other features. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this application from your Mac as soon as the opportunity arises because its ads are not only annoying but can promote malicious content. Please read this whole article to find out more about it. Read more »

ArmaLocky Ransomware

ArmaLocky Ransomware is another crypto-threat that was first detected as MlsoSvc.exe by specialists working in the cyber security field at the beginning of September, 2017. At that time, it was not a prevalent threat yet. It was not prevalent at the time of writing either, but we cannot promise that this will not change soon, so, theoretically, anyone can encounter ArmaLocky Ransomware. If you are reading this article not out of curiosity, but because you have detected this ransomware infection on your computer, we want that you know that you cannot do much to get these encrypted files back. Yes, you can try purchasing the private key and decryption software from cyber criminals, but there are still no guarantees that you could decrypt your data, so do not even bother sending money to the owner of this threat. What we recommend doing instead is going to delete that ransomware infection so that it could not encrypt more personal files. ArmaLocky Ransomware might create its entry in the Run registry key, specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say, but it is still not one of those ransomware infections that drop a bunch of files, block system utilities, or lock the screen completely, so its removal should not be anything very complicated. Read more »

Startme.online

Startme.online

Startme.online is not a trustworthy search provider, so if you ever find it set as your new homepage, search engine, or a New Tab page, you should remove it from your browsers without consideration. We cannot say that you can keep it also if you have set this search tool on your browsers willingly because it is definitely not one of those fully trustworthy search providers. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that Startme.online is the most prevalent in India and the United Kingdom, but the truth is that you might discover it set on your browsers no matter where you live. It looks harmless, we have to admit, and it is not malicious for sure; however, replacing it with a more trustworthy search provider would be a smart step, especially if you have nothing to do with its appearance on your browsers. That is, you have not set it on your browsers voluntarily. Fortunately, you do not need to be experienced in malware removal to delete Startme.online from browsers. It should be enough to replace it with a new URL. If it happens that you see it in the same place after closing your web browser and opening it again even though you have undone the undesirable modifications applied, it is very likely that Startme.online has modified the shortcuts of your browsers too so that it could not be removed easily. In such a case, the first thing you have to do is to fix these modified shortcuts. Read more »

Com.google.provision

If you think you are safe against malware just because you are using an Android device, you are very wrong. Com.google.provision is one of the threats that could slither into your phone or a tablet without your notice. It is believed that this infection is spread using layering attacks, when a malicious threat is hidden behind a bogus window or image that tricks you into tapping it. If you do, you let in the threat without even realizing it. It is also possible that the infection could be concealed as a harmless application. Malicious applications are usually spread via unreliable sources, but that does not mean that you are safe when using Google Play as well. Whenever you install apps, we suggest using Google Play, but you have to be careful. Check the reviews and the download count to see if or not the app is well-liked and trustworthy. Unfortunately, if the infection is in, it can do bad things. Continue reading to learn why exactly you need to delete Com.google.provision from your Android device. Read more »

Google Chrome Warning Alert Scam

The appearance of a Google Chrome Warning Alert on users’ screens usually indicates that they have encountered Google Chrome Warning Alert Scam, specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say. We can assure you that its appearance does not show that “pornographic malware” is inside your computer because the Google Chrome Warning Alert is nothing more than a scam that seeks to convince users that harmful software has been detected on their PCs and, in consequence, they must contact the support as soon as possible. Fake alerts are usually shown to users when they visit untrustworthy domains containing these alerts. They can be redirected to them against their will from another page, or they might see all these warnings because of the presence of malware on their systems. Specifically speaking, malicious applications can redirect periodically to untrustworthy domains or show fake warnings themselves. According to our malware researchers, more people encounter Google Chrome Warning Alert Scam because their PCs get infected with malicious software. If you cannot stop the flow of fake alerts by closing your web browser and making sure it does not open previously visited pages, it means that you are one of those users whose PCs are infected with malicious software. Read more »

MovieCenter Search

MovieCenter Search

Are you a movie buff and love spending time watching new movies? In this case, you might find MovieCenter Search quite interesting. Although this Google Chrome extension is advertised as this amazingly useful tool, our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers classify it as a potentially unwanted program, or “PUP.” Why is that so? There are several reasons for that. First of all, the extension itself does not stream movies. Instead, it introduces you to the c.gomovix.com movie database that provides users with links to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and other movie streaming services that you have to pay for. Secondly, it comes bundled with a hijacker that has nothing to do with the service it offers. It seems that this search tool is simply meant to make it easier for the creator and advertisers to collect information and promote advertisements. Due to these reasons, our research team advises that you delete MovieCenter Search. If you want to learn more, keep reading. Read more »

Dilmalocker Ransomware

Dilmalocker Ransomware

Dilmalocker is a ransomware infection that can spread in multiple ways and affect unprotected operating systems in no time. Once installed the Dilmalocker ransomware encrypts files so that you cannot access them and displays a warning in which you are required to pay a considerable sum of money in order to have your files restored. It is highly important not to pay the ransom fee because the odds are that nobody will every bother to send you the decryption key or tool. Law enforcement highly recommends disregarding attackers' demands to pay and encourage people to implement measures that would prevent such incidents. The Dilmalocker ransomware is a dangerous threat that you should remove from the computer instead of following the instructions provided by the attackers behind this infection. Read more »

Stolen Camera Finder

Our cyber security experts have recently tested an application called Stolen Camera Finder. They say that this browser extension for Google Chrome enables you to find photos taken with stolen cameras. Hence, this program allows you to contribute to finding someone’s stolen camera. However, you may not find this program all that useful if you are not into finding someone else’s stuff, so you might want to remove it, especially if you got it accidentally somehow. In this article, we will discuss how this application works, how its developers distribute it, and how you can remove it from your browser easily. Please continue reading to find out more. Read more »

PC Smart Cleanup

PC Smart Cleanup

All of us probably go through the days when our computers work slower than we would like. There are many reasons why computers suddenly slow down, but then users often turn to various programs like PC Smart Cleanup to clean up their systems and improve their performance. Unfortunately, such programs are often categorized as potentially unwanted software (PUP). It means that they often have particular features that might not be considered desirable by users and security specialists. Therefore, it is recommended that you remove PC Smart Cleanup and other similar applications from your computer, especially if you did not plan to have them in the first place. Read more »

Boxedsearch.com Redirect

Boxedsearch.com Redirect

If you see a change in your home page when you open your browsers, it is possible that you have been infected with Boxedsearch.com Redirect. This browser hijacker can appear in your browsers without your noticing it or remembering how you installed it. This is due to the fact that this search engine is promoted and spread in questionable ways. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have found that this is not the only hijacker of its kind as it is practically identical to another hijacker that has also appeared only recently called Strixchase.com. While the latter is actually a working search engine that cannot be trusted, this malware infection seems to be half-finished or its web server could be down because somehow it does not display any results. Of course, this could be fixed any time soon, so we can assume that it can present to you potentially risky search results just like its sibling. Since this browser hijacker may not be the only one that has entered your system recently, your PC could be under attack by several threats and this also means that you could be exposed to an increased number of malicious web content. If you would like to defend your computer from total failure to operate, we believe that it is important that you remove Boxedsearch.com Redirect and all other threats you may find on your system. Read more »