Brainfinds.com

Brainfinds.com

Brainfinds.com is one of those dubious search tools users can find set on their Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers without their consent. If you already see it opening for you automatically too, we suggest that you remove it as soon as possible. Most probably, it has changed your homepage and default search tool, so it will be opened for you each time you launch your web browser until you go and erase it fully. Judging from the interface of Brainfinds.com, it is not a harmful search provider, but, as they say, never judge a book by its cover. This search tool is not as harmful as real malware for sure, but it is not exactly a trustworthy search provider either. The first sign showing that it is far from a decent search tool is the fact that it can change browsers’ settings without getting direct permission from users. Also, like some other untrustworthy search tools, it might present users with sponsored links. Luckily, it is not that hard to erase it from browsers, so we highly recommend that you delete it as soon as possible if do not like something about it, or it has changed your web browsers’ settings without your permission. You can find more information about its removal provided further in this article. Read more »

Browserhome.net

Browserhome.net

Browserhome.net is a suspicious search engine that was created by AirFind Corp. This company is also the creator behind Mobisearch.co, as well as gobrowser.mobi, a search engine that users are redirected to from Browserhome.net. Although redirecting seems unauthorized, our research team does not consider it to be malicious because both search tools belong to the same company. Whether you are reading this report because you want to learn more about these suspicious search tools, or you want to learn how to remove them, you should continue reading. If you want to discuss anything further, or you have questions that are not answered in this report, we welcome you to start a discussion in the comments section. Hopefully, once you are done reading, you will know what to do. Read more »

SoFucked Ransomware

SoFucked Ransomware

SoFucked Ransomware run amok on your computer and encrypt all your personal files in a short time if it finds a way to your PC. Unfortunately, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com have not managed to find a way yet to recover your files after being hit by this malicious ransomware program. The only goal your attackers have is to make you pay for the decryption key that is unique and almost impossible to crack that you cannot actually restore your files without it. However, our experience indicates that there is little chance for you to get any working key from such cyber crooks. It is your decision to make, though, whether you want to risk losing your money, too. We certainly believe that you should remove SoFucked Ransomware from your computer right away in order to restore order and security. Please read our article to learn more about this dangerous ransomware infection so that you may be able to avoid the next attack. We advise you to start saving backups because in such a situation they may come in handy and could be the only solution for your nightmarish problem. Read more »

Yahlover.worm

It does not mean that your computer is infected with Yahlover.worm if you see a window claiming that this nasty infection has been detected and such personal details as passwords, credit card information, and browsing history might be compromised at any time. According to specialists at anti-spyware-101.com, it is more likely that you have been exposed to a scam if you see the Yahlover.worm alert. Cyber criminals usually create them seeking to scare users into dialing the number provided. More gullible users make a call and spend money on useless software or provide personally-identifiable information to cyber criminals pretending to be certified technicians – do not be one of them. You should focus instead on the detection and removal of malicious software showing the fake Yahlover.worm warning. You could have been presented with this alert because you have ended up on a domain distributing it against your will, e.g., after clicking on some kind of corrupted link too, but our researchers have revealed that more people who see fake warnings on their screens periodically have malicious software installed on their computers. Nobody knows anything about that malware, so do not expect that its detection and removal will be a piece of cake. Read more »

RedBoot Ransomware

It appears to be RedBoot Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting program that, besides enciphering your data, can also damage the computer’s system or to be more precise a file called Master Boot Record, which is necessary in order to boot the PC’s operating system. Naturally, without the ability to load the operating system, the computer becomes of no use as you will not be able to perform any tasks with it. However, if you have your Windows boot CD, DVD, or recovery USB, there is a chance the Master Boot Record can be fixed. We will guide users through the fixing process with the instructions available below the article. Also, we would like to stress that if you succeed and the PC can boot again, you should get rid of RedBoot Ransomware immediately. It will not recover enciphered data, but there is no use in keeping it either. Plus, leaving the malicious program unattended could still be dangerous. Users can erase the infection manually while following the rest of our presented instructions or with a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

'.dian File Extension' Ransomware

'.dian File Extension' Ransomware

If you have found your files marked with .dian and could no longer open any of them, there is no doubt that '.dian File Extension' Ransomware, a nasty malicious application, has entered your computer and made modifications on it so that it could obtain money from you. This infection encrypts all popular formats of pictures, documents, and other files users usually consider the most valuable, so you will soon find out about the successful entrance of this ransomware infection if it ever shows up on your computer. Are you reading this article because you have already detected it on your system? If the answer to this question is “yes”, you should not worry about those encrypted files now because the first thing you must do is to delete the ransomware infection from your system as soon as possible. You cannot keep its components on your system because you might accidentally launch this infection again and get even more files encrypted. Theoretically, it might be possible to unlock those files with the special decryption tool cyber criminals claim to have, but, of course, this tool will not be given to you for free. Actually, you might not get it even if you transfer the required money to cyber criminals, which explains why we do not recommend sending money to malicious software developers. We cannot promise that you could unlock your files, but we are sure that it might be possible to restore them without the decryptor – we will tell you more about that in the paragraphs that follow. Read more »

Websearchthis.com

Websearchthis.com

According to our cyber security experts, Websearchthis.com is an unreliable search engine that comes from a developer known to make browser hijackers. However, this particular search engine is not a browser hijacker because it is not distributed as such. Still, we recommend that you remove it from your PC because you can get it accidentally if you are not paying attention. The bottom line is that it offers nothing of value as it redirects all entered search queries to Google. For more information, please read this whole article. Read more »

Birdfinds.com

Birdfinds.com

Although Birdfinds.com does not look like a menace to your virtual security, you need to be cautious about this search engine; especially if it takes over your web browser without authorization. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts identify it as a browser hijacker, and the recommendation is that you remove it immediately. It should be very easy to make the decision if the hijacker took over your web browser in an illegal manner. On the other hand, if you agreed to have your homepage modified, you might still think that this search tool is harmless. First and foremost, does the search tool work? At the time of research, it did not, and regardless of which search keywords you would enter, no results would show up. That, of course, is a very important reason to delete Birdfinds.com, but it is not the only one, and even if the search engine works, and you can surf the web using it, there are reasons to get rid of it. Keep reading to learn all about that. Read more »

HeroesOftheStorm Ransomware

HeroesOftheStorm Ransomware is not a very harmful threat for sure because, unlike real ransomware infections created for money extortion, it encrypts files located in one folder only and does not even demand a ransom. Also, specialists have observed that it contains bugs and crashes quite often, so, according to them, it is very likely that this infection has been developed for testing purposes, or it is still in development. We cannot promise that a new version of this infection will not be developed. Yes, there is a slight possibility that cyber criminals will update HeroesOftheStorm Ransomware one day and then it will start encrypting files in all locations and demanding money from users; however, no matter what version of this infection slithers onto your computer, you must go to erase it as soon as possible if you have already detected it on your system. The version of this threat analyzed by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com is not very sophisticated, so its removal should not be very problematic either, we believe. Of course, it would be best that you take action only after you read this entire article. Read more »

1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal

1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal

1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal is the so-called TechSupport scam, so if you ever encounter it, do not believe a single word the borderless window you see contains. This nasty infection puts enormous efforts to convince users that a serious problem has occurred and, because of this, “Windows has been shutdown.” Following the successful infiltration, it immediately opens a blue screen imitating the blue screen of death (BSOD) shown by the Windows OS. Users are told that the problem has been detected and Windows cannot fix it automatically. We have to admit that this error is quite convincing because it cannot be closed/removed from the screen, but you should still ignore it and definitely not call the promoted number of the “Windows support.” What you should do instead is to remove the infection responsible for displaying the fake 1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal error as soon as possible. In some cases, it is enough to close the fake window and delete untrustworthy software responsible for its appearance on the screen from the system, but, unfortunately, it is not the case with the 1-855-266-4100 Driver_irol_not_les_or_equal TechSupport scam because it locks the screen, drops its executable file on the affected computer, and creates a Value in the Run registry key (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) so that it could place the screen-locking window again after the computer is rebooted, i.e., so that it could continue working. Read more »