Cyclone Ransomware

Cyclone Ransomware

If you still have time, you need to strengthen your system’s protection as soon as possible against a newly discovered infection, Cyclone Ransomware. If it has already slithered in and encrypted your files, we hope that your personal files were backed up in time because if they were not, most likely, they are now lost. Although the infection does not remove them, it encrypts them, and that is just as bad because decrypting them can be impossible. Of course, the cyber crook who has created this malware should have a decryption key, but there is no reason why they would give it to you. Naturally, you are asked a ransom in return for this key, but trusting malware operators is extremely risky, and it would be very surprising if you got the key after paying the ransom. Needless to say, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not recommend taking any risks when it comes to your savings. All in all, regardless of how you proceed, you must delete Cyclone Ransomware, and that is discussed thoroughly in this report. Read more »

Zlocker Ransomware

Zlocker Ransomware

If it suddenly becomes impossible to access almost all files (e.g. pictures, documents, videos, and more) and they have a Unicode symbol, Zlocker Ransomware must have infiltrated your computer. It is not very easy to say how this threat enters computers because it has not become a prevalent infection yet; however, we are sure you have not given it permission to enter your computer. Ransomware infections are one of those threats that try to infiltrate computers unnoticed; however, they do not perform their activities in the background once they successfully enter systems. As a consequence, users soon find out about the entrance of the ransomware infection. The entrance of Zlocker Ransomware does not go unnoticed too because it encrypts victims’ files right away and, additionally, drops a ransom note in a .txt format. There is a bunch of similar threats that act the same, but you can be sure that Zlocker Ransomware is the one that has infiltrated your computer and locked your files if you see a Unicode character appended to all files you can no longer open. Delete this threat from your system if you are sure it is the one responsible for locking your files so that it could not encrypt your data in the future again. If you feel that you need some help with the removal of this crypto-threat, you should use our manual removal guide (you will find it below this article). It will be easy to clean the system if you follow it step-by-step. Read more »

Gamesquest Extension

Gamesquest Extension

Gamesquest is a Google Chrome browser extension that should allow users to search for online games. The Gamesquest extension is presented as a tool that enables unlimited access to different genres and is easy to use. Unfortunately, when analyzing Gamesquest, no enhancement in web searches has been observed. The free application only changes the browser settings, including proxy settings, so that you are directed to the Yahoo search results page.

The Gamesquest extension, which is promoted as a convenient tool, has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) even though it has its official website and is also promoted in the Chrome Web Store. In addition to these two sources, the Gamesquest extension is also distributed alongside freeware. If you are not sure how Gamesquest got on your PC, the odds are that it has been installed as an additional program simultaneously with another program. The Gamesquest extension is also spread by pop-up advertisements, which you should always ignore to prevent unwanted adverse consequences.  Our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends removing the Gamesquest extension so that your browsing sessions are not redirected and your browsing behavior is not monitored. Read more »

Koler Ransomware

Koler Ransomware is a screen-locking infection that affects Android devices. Unlike the most common ransomware programs that attack Windows systems and encrypt the files they find on those systems, Koler Ransomware does not encrypt anything. Rather than holding your files hostage, the infection tries to convince you that you have committed something illegal and thus you need to pay the fine to unlock your device. Needles to say, you need to remove this infection without even thinking of paying the supposed “fine.” You have done nothing wrong, and the program only wants to scare you into thinking that you are a criminal. Read more »

Pink Lemonade Extension

Pink Lemonade Extension

Pink Lemonade Extension is an extension as useless as they get. That is, it is useless for Chrome users. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has found the code of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) to be completely obfuscated, which means that it is impossible to know what exact function it serves. Unfortunately, the official download source does not provide users with any useful information either, and we discuss this further in the report. All in all, this report was created to show you how to remove Pink Lemonade Extension from your operating system, and if you move to the last part, you will learn exactly what needs to be done to have this PUP eliminated completely. If that is all you care about, this is the part you need to focus on. If you are curious about this mysterious extension, we have some information about it too. You should be particularly interested if you do not fully understand why you should focus on deleting this extension. Read more »

Mozilla Firefox Critical Error

If you come across Mozilla Firefox Critical Error, you should be aware it is a fictitious notification, and you should not believe a word it says. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, the fake warning is probably designed to scare users so that they would call the telephone number mentioned on the alert. As you see, provided you do so the cyber criminals behind this scam might convince you to let them connect to the device to fix issues remotely or suggest you buy their products. Of course, neither of these options would fix the device since there is nothing wrong with it. Thus, we advise you not to let these people scam you and try to get rid of Mozilla Firefox Critical Error as fast as possible. To help users eliminate the fake warning more quickly, we prepared deletion instructions located at the end of this report. Read more »

The Tungsten Rounded Font Was Not Found fake alert

If you have been presented with The Tungsten Rounded Font Was Not Found fake alert after opening some kind of website, ignore the alert you see completely and leave the page opened immediately because there is nothing genuine about the alert you see on your screen. It is just a part of the so-called social engineering attack. As research conducted by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, The Tungsten Rounded Font Was Not Found fake alert is opened to users expecting that they will click the Update button and install malicious software on their computers. It might be any malware specialists say, for instance, you might end up with Trojans, keyloggers, cryptocurrency miners, and other harmful infections. You will not necessarily find out about their installation immediately because many threats tend to perform activities in the background after slithering onto users’ computers. Have you already clicked the button located on the fake alert displayed to you? If the answer to this question is “yes,” the chances are high that there is malware actively working on your computer. You must delete it as soon as possible because it might download more threats without your knowledge. Also, it might perform activities that would make it impossible to use the computer normally. Read more »

File Spider Ransomware

File Spider Ransomware

File Spider Ransomware is a new malicious application that belongs to the crypto-malware category. As research conducted by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has revealed, it mainly spreads in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you reside in any of these countries, you should be very cautious all the time because you might allow this nasty infection to enter your system by simply clicking on some kind of malicious link, opening a malicious email attachment, or downloading software from a hacked website. Of course, it does not mean that users living in other countries cannot encounter this malicious application either. Even though users usually do not know anything about the entrance of the ransomware infection, it turns out quickly that such a threat has infiltrated the computer because it encrypts files right away and appends a new extension to them all. You cannot unlock these files by removing this extension. You need to have a unique key “generated specifically for this PC” to decrypt them. The reason ransomware infections are developed is to obtain money from users, so we are sure you will not be given this decryption key for free. Do not send Bitcoins to cyber criminals because they will never stop developing new threats if they always get what they want from victims. Additionally, the promise to send you the decryptor right away after receiving money might be a lie. To be honest, the chances are quite high that you will not get anything from crooks behind File Spider Ransomware, so you should delete this threat from your system immediately. Once this infection is gone from your computer, you could try alternative data recovery methods. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that you will find a way to unlock your files for free. Read more »

EuqalTab Extension

EuqalTab Extension is presented as an “animated new tab and homepage with the weather forecast for your location.” No doubt, users who are looking for a colorful website with a few handy features for their start page may want to install it. However, our researchers say it is just another potentially unwanted program (PUP) that could introduce you to an unreliable search engine and consequently recommend not to trust it. Those who would like to learn more about this suspicious application should continue reading our report. In the rest of the text, we will talk about EuqalTab Extension’s working manner and why it might be potentially dangerous to leave it unattended. Also, if you already installed it, but do not wish to keep this PUP on your system any longer, you could use the deletion instructions available a bit below this article. Read more »

Your Apple Device Has A Virus

Fake alerts are quite common nowadays since they allow their developers to make illegal profits from naive users. One such bogus error message goes by the name of Your Apple Device Has A Virus. As it turns out, it is primarily targeted at Mac computer users. Thus, if you are one of those users, you must be aware of this devious alert's existence at all times. It is critical to note that this suspicious warning could indicate the fact that a dubious third-party application could be up and running on your personal computer. Find out more about the potential dangers regarding this suspicious alert, by reading our in-depth article. Besides such information, we include a few virtual security tips, which will help you maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Finally, to help you delete an application linked to Your Apple Device Has A Virus we also provide a detailed removal guide below. Read more »