NoteHomepage Toolbar

NoteHomepage Toolbar

Mindspark Interactive Network is at it again. After several months of keeping a low profile, they have resumed the release of their bad toolbars. NoteHomepage Toolbar in the newest addition and just as worthy of being removed as the rest of Mindsparks toolbars. Mindspark in infamous for its highly intrusive browser toolbars/extensions that offer a useless service and then replace the homepage address to compel you to use their search engine. However, the search engine is unreliable, so we do not recommend you to use it. We invite you to read this description if you want to find out more. Read more »

Fabsyscrypto Ransomware

Fabsyscrypto Ransomware

You have to be exceptionally careful about your activity online because any misstep could lead to the infiltration of Fabsyscrypto Ransomware. This infection is completely new, and it is possible that it has not been released in the wild yet, which is why we do not fully understand how it spreads. Of course, if we look at other ransomware infections – such as Patcher Ransomware, Jigsaw 4.6 Ransomware, and Wallet Ransomware – they tend to spread via corrupted spam emails, which is why we believe that this method could be employed by the creators of this infection as well. The distributor of this threat could conceal the launcher file as a regular-looking document file, and you could be tricked into launching the threat yourself. There is also a possibility that this dangerous ransomware could be downloaded and executed by a Trojan that is already active on your PC. Clearly, there are many things that we need to discuss before we show you how to delete Fabsyscrypto Ransomware. Read more »

Searchis-cng.ru

Searchis-cng.ru

Malware analysts at Anti-spyware-101.com have recently found a browser hijacker that has since been known as Searchis-cng.ru. It is not your typical browser hijacker because it does not hijack the homepage address. It was designed to redirect you to its promoted websites and, thus, subject you to their featured content. The problem is, however, that the websites can be malicious. Apart from that, this hijacker is highly intrusive and annoying, so you should remove it because of all of these things. In this short article, we will discuss how this hijacker can get onto your PC, what it does and how you can get rid of it. Read more »

Faststartpage.com

Faststartpage.com

A new browser hijacker Faststartpage.com working exactly like Personal-Spage.com, Searchbuw.com, and Loadblanks.ru has been recently detected by malware experts working at anti-spyware-101.com. It is not an ordinary browser hijacker for sure because it does not change browsers’ settings, e.g. homepage, New Tab URL, and default search provider like other prevalent browser hijackers tend to do. Instead, it hijacks shortcuts of all browsers users have installed on their computers. At the time of writing, it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so if you have all these three web browsers installed on your computer, you will notice that they all open Faststartpage.com. It should be emphasized that users see the Faststartpage.com domain for a second only because it immediately redirects to http://net-quick.com/ivi/. As a consequence, some people think that the latter URL has taken over their browsers and belongs to malicious software, which is not exactly true. Read more »

DailyProductivityTools Toolbar

DailyProductivityTools Toolbar

DailyProductivityTools Toolbar is an application that might be tempting to have active on your personal computer because it is advertised as a piece of software that should allow you to schedule your daily activities right within your web browser. Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. In reality, it can function in a rather invasive manner that could make surfing the web a much more annoying experience. As it turns out this dubious toolbar is capable of making undesirable changes to your web browser’s default settings in a quick and easy manner. Due to these capabilities, this application has been classified as a potentially unwanted program. We highly advise you to delete this questionable piece of software as it mostly exhibits intrusive features. To remove DailyProductivityTools Toolbar in its entirety make sure to use comprehensive instructions that we provide below. Read more »

Patcher Ransomware

Patcher Ransomware is one more malicious program developed by cyber criminals to extort money from unsuspecting Internet users. Just like any other malicious application classified as a ransomware, this one is fully capable of locking large numbers of files in a quick and easy manner. It goes without saying that having huge chunks of your data encrypted, could have devastating outcomes. It should be quite obvious that a complete removal of this malicious program should be every user’s, affected by this malware, utmost priority. Note that at the given moment this ransomware program only affects MAC computer users. While PC user might feel safe, it is crucial to highlight that developers of this program could launch an updated version of Patcher Ransomware that might be fully compatible with all Windows versions. Thus, being aware of it before anything happens is critical. In this report, we provide virtual security tips along with information regarding the functionality of this malicious program. Read more »

Jigsaw 4.6 Ransomware

Jigsaw 4.6 Ransomware is a new updated version of Jigsaw Ransomware which did much harm for hundreds of computer users some time ago. The new version slightly differs from the old one the way it looks. Also, researchers at anti-spyware-101.com who have tested Jigsaw 4.6 Ransomware have noticed that it, unlike Jigsaw Ransomware, does not encrypt files at the time of writing although users are informed that files stored on their computers have all been encrypted. Surprisingly, it does not launch together with the Windows OS as well, which means that users will not find it opened again after restarting their computers. Currently, Jigsaw 4.6 Ransomware should not cause much harm, but it does not mean that users who have encountered this computer infection can keep it on their computers and do nothing because sooner or later it will definitely be updated by cyber criminals. We are sure you would not want to have it on your system when this happens. Read more »

Mommys Offers Ads

Mommys Offers Ads

When your system is infected with Mommys Offers Ads, it is quite apparent since whenever you are viewing online shopping-related websites, annoying third-party advertisements pop up labeled like “Ads by Mommys Offers,” “Ads powered by Mommys Offers,“ or some other variations. Since it is unlikely that you have knowingly installed this browser extension that only works in Google Chrome as of yet, it is possible that you have installed a free program lately that you downloaded from a questionable freeware page. If this could be true, you should know that there may be other malware infections on your system. Our malware specialists have categorized this threat as an adware application. It is essential that you understand that these ads displayed by this questionable tool are not only distracting but also can put your virtual security at risk, should you engage with them. Therefore, we advise you to make up your mind as soon as possible and remove Mommys Offers Ads from your system. Read more »

No-block.net

No-block.net

Have you decided to employ No-block.net in order to access websites that are restricted for you? Some services – such as Hulu, Amazon video, or HBONow – are restricted in certain countries, but users find these services extremely desirable. When there is a demand, the supply comes as well, and more and more tools that promise to “unlock” access to restricted websites emerge. Some other examples include DNS Locker and Ghostify. Although these tools work because they can change proxy settings, they come with a price, which, in most cases, is the user’s virtual privacy. All of these services are free, but they have the ability to showcase ads, which is what allows their creators to generate a profit. The problem here is that not all advertisers can be trusted, and not all advertisements are reliable. Read more »

Dot Ransomware

According to our malware analysts, Dot Ransomware is a malicious application that can infect your computer by stealth and then encrypt your files. Once the encryption is complete, it will drop a ransom note that demands you to pay a ransom to decrypt your files. However, you should consider removing this ransomware instead because there is no guarantee that your files will be decrypted. Price is also a factor because in some cases paying the ransom is not affordable or the files are not worth the money. In this article, we will discuss how this ransomware works, where it comes from and how you can get rid of it safely. Read more »