Petya 2017 Ransomware

Petya 2017 Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting program that not just ruins your files, but also overwrites particular boot data needed to load Windows; this data is known as Master Boot Record or MBR in short. Consequently, it might cause a lot of trouble for the computer’s user if it manages to infect it. Sadly, even though the threat is not entirely new and most likely just an improved version of Petya Ransomware it is still impossible to decipher its encrypted data. Petya 2017 Ransomware’s creators could offer you to purchase a decryptor, but we would advise against it since there is no proof such a tool exists. Even if it does, the hackers might not bother to send it to each victim. This is why we believe the best solution is to ignore any urges to pay the ransom and remove the malware. If you feel up to the task, you should have a look at the instructions placed at the end of the article because the process might be rather complicated. Read more »

BitPaymer Ransomware

If you own a business, then you should be concerned with your company’s computers because they can become infected with BitPaymer Ransomware, a ransomware-type application that targets computers of businesses specifically to extract large sums of money. This program is set to encrypt many files that include documents that and other files that may be of vital importance to you. Its developers want you to pay an outrageous 50 BTC ransom which translates to an approximate 135,000 USD. Its creators mean business and this program’s encryption has not been cracked yet, so you cannot decrypt your files for free. An anti-malware program is a must for a business computer because they are often targeted by cyber criminals who know that they will be able to extract a lot of money from it. Read more »

Diranalyze Disk

Diranalyze Disk

Diranalyze Disk is an application promoted as a useful PC optimization tool. It performs a system scan and searches for duplicate files so that users could remove them and free up some disk space. Also, it shows how much space certain folders are using. Some users find this application quite useful while others cannot even explain why they have Diranalyze Disk installed on their computers. We would recommend deleting this application from the system even if you belong to the first group of users because this program is a potentially unwanted application and definitely not trustworthy software. It does not act as a malicious application, we can assure, but we cannot tell you that it is a fully reliable application either. Specifically speaking, it performs certain activities that make it an untrustworthy program. For instance, it creates several scheduled tasks after the successful infiltration. We will list all the activities typical for a potentially unwanted application it performs on users’ PCs in the next paragraph, so you should continue reading if you still cannot decide whether you should keep it or remove it. Read more »

HUSTONWEHAVEAPROBLEM Ransomware

HUSTONWEHAVEAPROBLEM Ransomware

The malicious HUSTONWEHAVEAPROBLEM Ransomware attacks quick and hard, and once it is in your operating system, it creates huge problems. The purpose of this infection is to corrupt your files so that you would need a decryptor, which, unfortunately, only the creator of the ransomware can provide you with. If you want the decryptor, you have to fulfill the demands of this creator, and, of course, that means paying money. Although it is terrible that you have to pay money to have your own files accessible again, the most terrible part is that no one can guarantee that a decryptor would be available to you if you paid the ransom. In fact, in most cases, the victims of ransomware infections find themselves without getting what was promised. If that is something you want to avoid, you have to think twice before paying the ransom. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers do not recommend paying it at all. What we recommend is deleting HUSTONWEHAVEAPROBLEM Ransomware, and the sooner you do this, the better. Read more »

IPNinja

IPNinja

IPNinja is a useless application that pretends to be a VPN or Virtual Private Network software; however, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this program does not seem to work at all. This is not the only suspicious trait about this software that has led us to label it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the end. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way for you to download and install this tool officially and the subscription does not seem to work on its promotional page either. The most likely way for you to have this PUP on your system is through questionable distribution methods. In other words, it is likely that you have no idea how this PUP showed up on your computer. Since there is no real sign of its operations on your system, it can lay low for some time and who knows what it might actually do. We suggest that you remove IPNinja as soon as possible because it is a totally useless program on your PC that has no benefit for you and its operations are questionable. Read more »

PSCrypt Ransomware

PSCrypt Ransomware can cause huge devastation on your system if it infiltrates your computer. This severe threat can encrypt most of your personal files and offer you a decryptor for a certain amount of money. It is obvious from the ransom note that this malicious program mostly targets Ukrainian computer users. But we have also found that Russian and Dutch users could be targeted as well. In any case, if you find out that this dangerous program has attacked you, it is important to accept the fact that you may lose all your files if you do not have a backup copy somewhere. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that there is a free tool on the web as of yet but it can show up anytime soon when malware specialists find a way to crack this beast. But you should not wait at all if you want to restore the security of your PC. We highly recommend that you remove PSCrypt Ransomware right now. Read more »

Mole02 Ransomware

Mole02 Ransomware

Mole02 Ransomware is a malicious computer infection, but it is one of the few that should not cause you a terrible headache. This ransomware program has a decryption tool available, and so you can restore all of your affected files for free. Nevertheless, just because there is a way to counter the effects of this infection, you should not take it lightly. You need to remove Mole02 Ransomware from your computer before decrypting your files because there is always a chance the program might encrypt the healthy files again. Please check out the manual removal instructions right below this description for more information. Read more »

Todays News Reporter

Todays News Reporter

If a browser extension named Todays News Reporter somehow ended up on your browser, then we want to inform you that it falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and should be removed. This program is not malicious per se, but we think you would be better off without it because it is set to replace your browser’s homepage address with a browser hijacker-like search engine that features shady links in its search results. Also, that search engine can collect information about you, use it for advertising purposes, and even share the collected information with third parties. Read more »

Searchy.online

Searchy.online

Searchy.online is another browser hijacker similar to threats like Searchengage.com and Search.gg. Same as its previous versions, the application is made to look similar to the popular search engine known as Google. For this reason, it may take you a while to notice this suspicious tool even though it may replace your start page and search engine with Searchy.online. What’s more, users should know the application might provide potentially harmful advertising from its third-party partners. In order to avoid such questionable content, we would recommend removing the browser hijacker from your browser. There are plenty of legitimate search engines like google.com, search.yahoo.com and more, so you should not take any chances with this suspicious tool. If you think you can deal with it manually, scroll at the end of the text and follow the provided steps. Read more »

Exte Ransomware

Exte Ransomware

If you are not careful, it is very easy to let Exte Ransomware in. This dangerous infection was created to encrypt your files, and it can do that in a silent manner, without your notice. Once the files are encrypted, they become completely unrecognizable as their names are replaced by strings of random letters and numbers. Hopefully, that does not stop you from figuring out which files were encrypted. It is safe to say that the ransom will go after your photos, personal documents, media files, and similar data because it is more valuable than replaceable system files. The goal is to make you feel hopeless and then follow the demands that are represented via a TXT file called “_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT”. If you follow these instructions, you might be left without your money and, unfortunately, your files as well. Though you might be promised a decryptor in return of a ransom, cyber criminals are unlikely to keep their end of the deal. So, should you follow the demands or should you delete Exte Ransomware and count your losses? Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests there might be one other scenario. Read more »