Smartransom Ransomware

Smartransom Ransomware is a Chinese-developed ransomware that was designed to encrypt your files and also lock your PC entirely so that you could not use it. Its creators use an innovative technique for receiving ransom payments. However, we do not recommend that you comply with their demands because you might not get the promoted decryption key. You may lose not only your files but also your money. In this short article, we will discuss how this program is disseminated, how it is distributed and how you can remove it from your PC safely. Read more »

GrodexCrypt Ransomware

Do NOT open random spam emails because you might invite GrodexCrypt Ransomware by doing so. If you let this infection into your operating system and allow it to encrypt your files, you will find yourself in a predicament. This threat encrypts files, and it demands for a ransom to be paid. Well, can you just pay the ransom and be done with the whole thing? Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee this because, in most cases, ransomware creators do not care about providing their victims with decryptors. All they care about is the money, and they are likely to disappear once they get it. The information that the creator of the threat displays using a window entitled “GrodexCrypt” is meant to make you think that the devious infection will disappear once you pay the ransom as well. Of course, that is not the case, and even if you get your files decrypted, you must not forget to delete GrodexCrypt Ransomware. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has thoroughly researched this malicious threat in our internal lab, and the information in this article represents the findings. Read more »

TeslaWare Ransomware

TeslaWare Ransomware is a malicious threat that employs AES encryption algorithm to lock its targeted files. The hackers behind the malware give their victims seven days to pay a ransom of 0.425 BTC that is approximately one thousand euros, although it is uncertain if this is the real price since the infection’s window suggests the victim should transfer only 300 euros. Strangely, the accounts for transferring the money are different in the ransom note and the malicious application’s window too. Under such circumstances, we urge you not to risk your money as it is unclear what the correct price is and where it should be transferred. Not to mention, there are no guarantees TeslaWare Ransomware’s creators will not scam you and provide the decryption key. Consequently, we would encourage users to refuse to pay the ransom and get rid of the threat as soon as possible. To help you handle this task, we are placing removal instructions just below the report. Read more »

Look1213@protonmail.com Ransomware

Look1213@protonmail.com Ransomware is a new threat spreading on the web that you should take very seriously. In fact, you may lose all your important personal files in this malicious attack. This is why we keep emphasizing the need for a backup copy of your files. You can either use the trendy cloud storage places or a portable hard drive. As a matter of fact, it is hard to choose between these two because both have their pros and cons. Still, it is much safer and better to have a backup than risking losing your files. This ransomware encrypt your files as soon as it is initiated and offers you a decryption tool for a ransom fee. It is always risky to pay such a fee because you can never know whether your attackers will really send you the tool or not. The truth is that our experience shows that it is quite rare that cyber criminals bother at all to send you anything after receiving your money. We advise you to remove Look1213@protonmail.com Ransomware even if it means losing your files. Read more »

Brickr Ransomware

You might be responsible for letting Brickr Ransomware in if you executed this infection yourself by accidentally opening a corrupted spam email attachment. This is how this infection spreads. Soon after execution, the malicious file initiates the encryption of personal files to keep them hostage when demanding a ransom from you. While your files are being encrypted, a decryption key should be created as well, and this is what the creator of the ransomware will offer you in return for the ransom. Though the transaction might seem real, it is very possible that you would not see a decryptor after you transferred the ransom to the appropriate Bitcoin Address. You are introduced to the ransom and provided with instructions on how to pay it via the message that can be shown to you in two different ways. Hopefully, you can get your files decrypted, but even if that fails, you need to delete Brickr Ransomware, and the sooner you do it, of course, the better. Read more »

Youfreenews.net

Youfreenews.net is an adware server that is active since 1st of May, 2017. This server hosts commercial advertisements that are annoying and potentially dangerous as they can redirect you to various promoted websites that can feature malware. Apart from that, the ads appear constantly and hinder the browsing experience. This particular adware server is distributed malicious software bundles that can inject it into your browser secretly. Therefore, you should remove it from your PC as it is installed on your PC by stealth. For more information, please read this whole article as it contains information about its distribution methods, dissemination, and so on. Read more »

KKK Ransomware

KKK Ransomware is one more extremely malicious program that is roaming the web these days. The growth in popularity of ransomware applications has been quite steady for a few months. That is mostly because cyber crooks develop them to make illegal profits from unsuspecting Internet users. Thus, if you ever encounter this malware make sure to avoid it at all costs because having it active on your PC for just a few moments could be devastating. That is so because programs of this classification are notorious for their ability to quickly and silently lock huge amounts of files on the affected computer. To be more familiar with the malicious inner workings of this ransomware, make sure to read the rest of our article. Alongside such information, we provide a few professional security tips along with a detailed removal guide that you should use to delete KKK Ransomware if it is ever found up and running on your personal computer. Read more »

Search.searchgstt.com

Search.searchgstt.com is one undesirable search engine that you should not use. Our malware analysts have classified it as a browser hijacker because its developers are known to distribute it through malicious software bundles that install it on computers without the user’s knowledge or consent. Consequently, you ought to remove it from your PC if it has somehow gotten onto your PC. Researchers say that this hijacker might feature promotional links in its search results and also gather some anonymous information about you in order to show customized promotional links to generate more ad revenue. Read more »

Search.searchlttradionow.com

If your homepage has been replaced by a new website Search.searchlttradionow.com against your will, a browser hijacker must have entered your computer without permission. Specialists classify this URL as a browser hijacker even though it has an interface of a legitimate search provider because it changes users’ browsers settings without permission, and, in most cases, it arrives on computers illegally in malicious software bundles. The same can be said about other search tools developed by the same company Polarity Technologies Ltd, e.g. Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com and Search.youremailnow.com, so if you ever discover any of them on your web browsers, eliminate them without consideration. We believe you have understood that Search.searchlttradionow.com needs to be removed from the place of your default search tool as well. You should do this for the sake of your system’s safety – the active use of this search engine might result in problems linked to both security and privacy. If it is still too hard for you to decide what to do with this search engine, read this entire report. We are sure it will help you to arrive at a final decision. Read more »

Fake Windows Defender Alert: Zeus Virus

If you encounter the Fake Windows Defender Alert Zeus Virus alert, you have to figure out whether you were introduced to it because you were redirected to the page representing it after clicking a misleading pop-up or link, or if malware is responsible for that. If the bogus alert reappears after you close it, the chances are that malicious software is involved, in which case, to delete Fake Windows Defender Alert Zeus Virus alert from your browser, you need to eliminate malware. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware research team strongly advises disabling the alert as soon as possible. The last thing you should do is pay attention to the information represented via this alert because it is all fictitious and misleading. The creator of the scam is clearly trying to push you into calling the fake Microsoft technicians, and if you do, they could scam you pretty bad. Hopefully, you have not yet called the bogus helpline, and you can disable the scam without facing any consequences. Read more »