Aptitudemedia.co

Aptitudemedia.co is an adware server, and it is not a malicious computer infection. The server can be used by adware programs and other applications that promote commercial content. Getting exposed to this domain does not automatically mean that you will be infected with malware. However, you may encounter particular security issues that you should not overlook. Hence, you should take all the precaution measures to avoid the negative consequences that may occur when you get redirected to Aptitudemedia.co. For more information on how to deal with these redirections, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Read more »

AtoZManuals Toolbar

AtoZManuals Toolbar

AtoZManuals Toolbar is a browser extension that, supposedly, offers you access to thousands of PDF manuals to various gadgets, and software. While it may provide you with the manuals, you should also know that it will replace your browser’s homepage with its promoted search engine. Furthermore, both this extension and that search engine will collect information about you and show commercial advertisements. While ads are not a problem by themselves, we are concerned that some of them can be malicious and potentially jeopardize your computer’s security. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this application from your PC/browser as soon as possible. Read more »

Yoga Search Extension

If Yoga Search Extension invades your operating system, it immediately wreaks havoc, all in the hopes of making you use a modified Google Chrome browser. If Google Chrome is the browser you use, you might think that something has hijacked it, but that is not the case. In reality, a shortcut to your Google Chrome browser is created, and the Target is modified to open the unreliable extension, which our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team classifies as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The only purpose behind this add-on is to expose you to unreliable search results that are shown after redirecting to https://search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&xpubz=8z108mno&r=yy62f009mvb12&trk=b1v30 without authorization. Although Yahoo Search is known as a legitimate search engine, the PUP can modify the results shown via it, and, unfortunately, these results could be very misleading and malicious. That is why you should delete Yoga Search Extension right away. Our research team has created a guide that will help you better understand this threat and its elimination, so keep reading. Read more »

Cyber Villains Corrupted Ccleaner 5.33 Version

It is probably the worst thing that can happen to a security application developer that a release like Cyber Villains Corrupted Ccleaner 5.33 Version can hit the web right from its legitimate source. The software in question (CCleaner) was developed by Piriform and it is a widely used tool that has been installed by 2 billion users globally. Although statistics say that this application is downloaded by around 5 million users every week, official sources state that "only" 2.27 million users were affected by this horrible breach since it was only the 32-bit version of CCleaner 5.33 that was affected between August 15 and September 12, 2017. This corrupted version included a backdoor component that managed to stay undetected for four weeks. This breach could have caused serious and severe damage but, fortunately, the Command and Control (C&C) servers were taken down before the cyber criminals behind this attack could have moved to stage two of their attack. Our malware experts say that the only way for you to remove Cyber Villains Corrupted Ccleaner 5.33 Version from your system is to update your CCleaner software to a new version (it is 5.35 at the time of writing) even though other articles may suggest that you need to restore your system to a point before you installed the corrupted version. Read more »

Rutube Extension

Rutube Extension

Rutube Extension is not a browser extension you should keep installed on your Google Chrome browser despite the fact that it promises to grant free access to a collection of Russian TV shows. Some users might find this extension quite useful, but the majority of people who install it on their web browsers decide to remove it sooner or later because they realize that this browser extension is not as beneficial as it claims to be. It only opens a minimized version of rutube.ru, a Russian website containing information/news about Russian TV shows. This website can be easily opened without Rutube Extension, so we see no point in keeping it active. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com say that users should remove Rutube Extension from their web browsers not only because it is not very useful. Research has shown that it might also collect information about users, and it often affects users’ web browsers without getting permission from them. We hope that you will decide to remove this extension from your browser after reading this description – it will reveal all its darkest secrets. Read more »

Oxsearches.com

Oxsearches.com

Oxsearches.com is a search engine that could also be classified as a browser hijacker in the near future. It all depends on whether it will become acting on the web. The most important thing is that if you happen to see this domain on your browser, your system might have been trespassed by potentially unwanted programs or other types of software that modifies your browser’s settings for online marketing purposes. It would be in your best interest to remove Oxsearches.com from your computer, but do not forget that acquiring a powerful security tool should also be at the top of your agenda. Read more »

Mystic Ransomware

Mystic Ransomware

Mystic Ransomware is truly mystic, in a sense that it appears to have traveled from the past. The ransom note appears to have been created a long time ago because the conversion rates between Bitcoins and US Dollars are not accurate at all. Furthermore, the infection does not add a unique extension to the names of files that it encrypts, which makes it very difficult to figure out which files were corrupted and which ones were spared. It is unclear why this ransomware does that because most threats that come from this group make it very obvious which files were encrypted. InfinityLock Ransomware and Paradise Ransomware are two recent threats that our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed, and both of them use unique extensions. Overall, although this ransomware is quite mysterious, we have enough information to help you understand it better. If you are only interested in removing Paradise Ransomware, you will find the instructions below, but we advise reading this report first. Read more »

Click-cpa.net Ad

You might not pay a lot of attention to Click-cpa.net Ad at first because it will appear as a link on a pop-up that jumps into your screen when you open some website. However, if you see that you are being redirected to Click-cpa.net, there is a very good chance that you have a number of potential threats on your system. This domain is not an infection itself. It is an adware server that will be used by various programs to promote commercial content. This kind of activity is very annoying and potentially harmful because you can always be exposed to the potentially harmful content. Read more »

.Locked_file File Extension Ransomware

.Locked_file File Extension Ransomware

If you have just found that some of your files cannot be opened and contain the extension .locked_file, that means that you have fallen victim to the .Locked_file File Extension Ransomware, which is a type of malware that holds data to ransom. This infection encrypts targeted files and displays a message with the attacker's requirements. It is highly advisable to disregard the demand to pay a release fee and the warning not to remove the malware, but our team at anti-spyware-101.com strongly recommends taking immediate action to prevent potential damage in the future. The .Locked_file File Extension Ransomware is a computer infection the ultimate goal of which is to encourage you to pay for data recovery. It is very rare that the attacker would bother to provide the victim with a decryption key or tool, though there are some cases when cyber fraudsters published a great number of master keys for no reason. The safest way to restore your data is by backing it up from a cloud or storage device. If you do no have the copies of your files, it is high time you made them. Read more »

Pendor Ransomware

Pendor Ransomware

Pendor Ransomware is a dangerous infection cyber criminals have developed recently with the intention of easily obtaining money from users. We would lie if we told you that it is one of those prevalent infections now, but we cannot know when its popularity increases, so we are writing about it today hoping that this information will help some users to prevent Pendor Ransomware from entering the system. It is a typical ransomware infection in a sense that it encrypts users’ files right after the successful entrance, but it differs from many other ransomware infections in a sense that it does not drop a ransom note after encrypting users’ personal files, but, instead, it opens a CMD window with the ransom note for users when they double-click on any of the locked files. If Pendor Ransomware has already entered your system successfully and you see a ransom note in front of your eyes, we suggest that you ignore it completely because sending money to cyber criminals is not what victims of ransomware infections should do. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that victims should immediately go to erase the ransomware infection from their computers so that their other files would not be encrypted. More information about the Pendor Ransomware removal is provided in the last paragraph, so read the report till the end. Read more »