Gifables

Gifables

Gifables is a questionable application that should not be active on your operating system. We advise you to do so because it has been classified as one more potentially unwanted program. If you ever happen to come across this application, make sure to avoid it. It is important to note that on its official website this dubious program is advertised as a great tool that should help you view and share gifs in an easier manner. While it might seem like a great application to have active on your personal computer, you must know that it can make surfing the web a much more annoying and frustrating experience. It is also important to note that in some instances this dubious program might be spread in suspicious ways. To understand why we advise you to delete Gifables, make sure to read the rest of our detailed report. To do so, be sure to follow the instructions that we provide below. Read more »

My Privacy Search Extension

My Privacy Search Extension is a potentially unwanted application that may change your browser’s settings without your permission. As a result, you may face various security issues that could slow down your computer and even expose you to potentially malicious content. To protect your system and your personal information from potential exploitation, you should remove My Privacy Search Extension from your computer immediately. It is not complicated to delete this application manually, but if you do not feel confident about it, you can always rely on a licensed antispyware tool that will terminate unwanted applications and protect your computer from harm. Read more »

Tubetime Ads

Tubetime Ads

If you ever come across a program called Tubetime Ads make sure to avoid it. We advise you to do so because this application has been dubbed as a potentially unwanted program. In fact, if you already have it active on your PC, make sure to execute its complete removal. Unfortunately, quite a few users could be fooled into downloading it since it is advertised in a rather misleading manner. You could come across statements claiming that this application will provide you with an ability to view YouTube videos right from your desktop. While it sounds tempting to have such a tool, make no mistake about it and keep in mind that it has been classified as a potentially unwanted program because of its intrusive functionality. For further information regarding the questionable inner workings of this application read the rest of our detailed removal guide. Below you will also find a comprehensive removal guide that you should use to delete Tubetime Ads once and for all. Read more »

Best Ziper

Best Ziper

Best Ziper is a supposedly legitimate file archiving application. However, we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program and suggest removing it because it is not as useful as you might think. Our cyber security experts at Anti-spyware-101.com have concluded that this particular application was designed to launch other programs that show commercial advertisements on your web browser while you browse the Internet. While its actions are not considered malicious, it is clear that this program was designed with web monetization in mind, so it will not provide you with a reliable file archiving feature. To find out more about this program, please read this whole article. Read more »

Searchy.info

Searchy.info is a questionable search engine that may not even appear in your address bar when you search the web in your browsers because it redirects to Yahoo. As a matter of fact, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this is yet another annoying browser hijacker that can modify your homepage and default search provider settings in your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This malware infection may not be functioning right now but you should know that it is capable of showing you manipulated search results that can contain unreliable third-party ads and links. If you find this hijacker in your browsers, chances are there are a couple of more malware infections hiding on your system, too. This is why we recommend that you do not waste more time and remove Searchy.info from your computer as soon as you can. Read more »

DirectionsOnline

DirectionsOnline

DirectionsOnline is promoted as an application that can help you get directions, avoid traffic, find the best gas prices, and so on. However, all of these gimmicky features are there to hide the fact that its true purpose is to replace your browser’s homepage with its promoted search engine that is capable of collecting information about you and displaying advertisements in its search results. Given that the ads can be of malicious nature, we suggest that you remove this program as soon as possible. Therefore, it would be best if you avoid getting this browser extension, so let us take a look at how its developers distribute it. Read more »

WanaCrypt0r Ransomware

WanaCrypt0r Ransomware

If your operating system was not updated in the past months, WanaCrypt0r Ransomware could slither in without any warning. Although the vulnerability patch that is necessary to prevent this infection from entering the computer has been created in March 2017, many users have failed to install it, which is the main reason the malicious ransomware is spreading. Once it slithers in, it demands a ransom of $300 to be paid to one of three Bitcoin Addresses, which include 115p7UMMngoj1pMvkpHijcRdfJNXj6LrLn, 12t9YDPgwueZ9NyMgw519p7AA8isjr6SMw, and 13AM4VW2dhxYgXeQepoHkHSQuy6NgaEb94 (at the time of research, they had collected a staggering sum of $65,970.35, or 38.89 BTC). You are given 3 days to make a move, and that is a long period to think things through. The bad news is that the cyber crooks who have created this ransomware are not reliable, and so it would be naive to expect them to provide their victims with appropriate decryption keys in return for ransom payments. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that it is most likely that your files are locked permanently, and there is nothing you can do to decrypt them. Despite that, you MUST remove WanaCrypt0r Ransomware. Read more »

Haters Ransomware

Haters Ransomware

Haters Ransomware is a program similar to FuckTheSystem Ransomware. Both of them probably come from the same creators and are equally dangerous, so you should remove them. Like its counterpart, Haters Ransomware was designed to encrypt your personal files. However, it does not drop a ransom note or ask you to pay money. It just encrypts your files and leaves them like that. The good news is that the developers have made a grave error of including the decryption key in the source code. The key is included in this article, so if your PC has become infected with this ransomware, you might want to read this article. Read more »

Fatboy Ransomware

Fatboy Ransomware

Fatboy Ransomware, also known as PyCL Ransomware, is a new RaaS ransomware discovered by malware analysts. It has fallen into the group of RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) ransomware because it is available for download somewhere on the DarkNet, and those people with bad intentions can easily personalize it, for example, decide upon a size of a ransom. Also, they are the ones responsible for distributing this ransomware-type infection too. At the time of writing, the infection rate of Fatboy Ransomware is quite low. Additionally, it seems that its C&C server is down and, in consequence, the ransomware infection cannot reach it. Because of this, at present, this threat does not encrypt any files, and there is no information about the amount of money or the Bitcoin address (it is necessary to know it to transfer money) provided to users. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that it is the end of the campaign. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this threat might steer itself in any direction, i.e. it might never revive or start working again in full swing soon. We hope that you are reading this article not because your PC is infected with a properly-working version of Fatboy Ransomware. If our worst fear has become a reality, i.e. you have discovered a ransomware infection on your computer, delete it without the slightest hesitation even if your files have been locked. Read more »

Frozrlock Ransomware

Frozrlock Ransomware

The files encrypted by the malicious Frozrlock Ransomware can be very hard to identify because they are not marked with a unique extension, which is what usually happens when ransomware encrypts files. Because of that, the only way to know which files were corrupted by this threat is by trying to open every single file. Of course, the chances are that every single file on your computer – except Windows elements and files in %WINDIR%f – was encrypted. This malicious threat, of course, targets documents, media files, and photos first, but it can also corrupt the files of downloaded applications. Due to this, you might find that you can no longer use your browser and other apps. While you can restore your web browser, restoring personal files might be more complicated. Hopefully, these files are backed up; otherwise, they might be lost for good. Continue reading to learn all about the encryption of your files, as well as how to delete Frozrlock Ransomware (also known as FileFrozr Ransomware). Read more »