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Videostripe Pop-up Ads

Videostripe Pop-up Ads can annoy you while surfing the web after your system has been infected with an adware program. We must emphasize that however aggressive marketing tactics the Videostripe website uses, it is a legitimate service. This platform claims to provide you with ad-free premium movies as “high-quality content directly streamed to you.” But even if this service itself seems to work just fine, it can be promoted by ad-supported programs that may also display unreliable third-party advertisements unrelated to this website. You can subscribe for this service officially but you need to be careful with it because the subscription form can be a bit tricky and not reading it carefully could cost you around 40 EUR a month. We consider the service provided by this website rather expensive. As a matter of fact, we recommend that you remove Videostripe Pop-up Ads before you fall for this trick. In order to be able to eliminate these annoying advertisements, you need to identify the adware program that may be responsible for them. Read more »

Findthatsearch.com

Findthatsearch.com

Malware analysts at Anti-spyware-101.com have concluded that Findthatsearch.com is not a real search engine but a browser hijacker that poses as one. Removing it is, therefore, highly recommended because its developers distribute it dishonestly using bundled software installers. They want you to use it for searching the web because if you do, then you will see promoted links. If you click the links, then you will generate ad revenue for this hijacker’s developers because you are the product to them. This search engine is all about advertising, but the ads come from unknown sources. Therefore, you ought to get rid of it to keep your PC secure. Read more »

Blocking Ransomware

Blocking Ransomware

Blocking Ransomware is a new malicious application seeking to extract money from computer users. Although it has been detected by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com only recently and is considered a new threat, it is, technically, not completely new because it is a variant of BTCWare Ransomware. That is, it is based on its engine. Because of this, specialists have quickly found out how it acts on compromised machines. They say that Blocking Ransomware is another threat trying to obtain money from people. Cyber criminals who develop such malicious applications know well that users are not going to give them their money easily, so they create threats that encrypt files upon arrival to give them the reason to pay money. Unfortunately, ransomware infections encrypt files using strong encryption algorithms, so it is not always possible to unlock files without the special key. Of course, we do not try to say here that you should go to purchase a decryptor from cyber criminals. Instead, we recommend, first and foremost, getting rid of the ransomware infection so that it could not lock more files. The removal of the ransomware infection will be explained in the final paragraph, but we want you to understand how it acts first. Read more »

Hells Ransomware

Hells Ransomware

At the time of research, Hells Ransomware was demanding a ransom of 350 USD to be paid in Bitcoins. The ransom note created to support this malware was ordering to transfer this large sum to a special Bitcoin Wallet, 1Hp8VBKehCPBvArm6VRUWzPCte3EgdjYiY. According to the note, that was the only way to get files back. Unfortunately, this malicious ransomware could encrypt files, and, using that, it could push victims into paying the ransom. Though the infection did not work when our research team tested it, there is a possibility that it will be upgraded in the near future. Since the status of the infection is undetermined, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers advise looking at your files if any ransom payment demands are made. In the best case scenario, you discover that your files are not corrupted, and then you can delete Hells Ransomware without further delay. In the worst case scenario, you realize that your files were corrupted and that you cannot do anything to recover them. Read more »

Explorer Ransomware

Explorer Ransomware

The entrance of Explorer Ransomware, a nasty computer infection, might be the reason you can no longer open such files as images, documents, music, and movies. Actually, there is no doubt that this infection is active on your system if these files you cannot access have a new extension .explorer appended next to their original extensions. Most probably, this infection has entered your computer because you have opened a malicious attachment from a spam email accidentally or willingly. No matter how this has happened, you are not allowed to keep this ransomware infection active on your system because you might launch this threat again accidentally and get even more personal files locked. Other malicious applications might slither onto your computer easier as well if there is already malware inside the system. Ransomware infections do not have uninstallers, so victims usually have to put some effort into their removal. Do not worry if you are not very experienced in malware removal because you will find detailed information regarding the Explorer Ransomware removal provided further in this report. Read more »

Hello Ransomware

Hello Ransomware

Needless to say, Hello Ransomware is not a welcomed infection. In fact, if it finds its way into your operating system, you will want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in most cases, users realize that this infection is in only after it encrypts files and demands a ransom in return of a decryptor. As you might know already, file-encrypting ransomware is extremely malicious, and it appears that most victims end up losing their files. The main goal behind this kind of malware is to make money, and the creators of these infections push victims to pay ransoms. Decrypting personal files is not a goal that these infections have, and so users are usually left without the thing – whether it is a decryptor, a program, or a key – that was promised. Luckily, there is no need to panic because a tool that can decrypt your files should exist. Keep reading to learn more about this tool, the overall activity of the ransomware, and, of course, its removal. If you are here just to delete Hello Ransomware, scroll to the guide below. Read more »

Search.searcheasyma.com

Search.searcheasyma.com

When your browser opens to Search.searcheasyma.com, it might look like you have gotten yourself a new search provider. It also looks like a decent search engine, as it even has shortcuts to popular social websites. Nevertheless, our research team says that Search.searcheasyma.com is a browser hijacker, and as such, this program can redirect you to dangerous pages that could eventually infect you with malware. Thus, to protect your system from harm, you need to remove Search.searcheasyma.com from your computer immediately. It is not hard to do if you follow the instructions you will find right below this description. Read more »

Search.hfreeliveradio.co

Search.hfreeliveradio.co

Search.hfreeliveradio.co is a questionable featured search website that may appear in your browsers without your knowledge. It is quite possible that you do not remember letting this malware infection on board; although, tens of thousands of users seem to have installed it knowingly. Since this infection can change some of your browser settings, we have classified it as a browser hijacker. You should not trust any of the content provided by this browser hijacker because it is capable of showing you potentially harmful third-party advertisements and links. Keeping this infection in your browsers could cause possible virtual security threats, not to mention the other malware programs that may have traveled with it. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that you should remove Search.hfreeliveradio.co from your PC if you want to use a clean computer; however, it could take more than just eliminating this one threat. Read more »

Storm Ransomware

Storm Ransomware is a newly-detected ransomware infection that might become a serious threat to your files. Although it does not encrypt files at the time of writing, which suggests that it does not work properly or is still in development, it does not mean that it cannot be fixed one day by malicious software developers. Needless to say, you must eliminate the ransomware infection from your system no matter you encounter a fully working version encrypting files and demanding a ransom or you detect an unfinished/corrupted version of this infection. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com do not think that this threat is very sophisticated, so, consequently, they are 99% sure that users could erase this threat from their systems manually. Of course, it does not mean that you will not find any information about the removal of this ransomware infection in this article. The last paragraph focuses on the removal of this threat, so you should read this report till the very end if you have no idea what your next move should be. Read more »

Fedsit.com Redirect

You have to be cautious about Fedsit.com Redirect because this adware server is unlikely to redirect you to reliable and reputable sites. On the contrary, it is likely to expose you to sites that promote unreliable content, including the installers of malware, adware, or PUPs, misleading surveys and prize giveaways, and bogus subscription or shopping offers. If you interact with this content, you are likely to invite malware and intrusive data-trackers, as well as disclose personally identifiable data. Furthermore, you could be tricked into wasting money on products and services that are not worth it. As you can tell, Anti-Spyware-101.com malware research team is very worried about this redirector, and it is extremely important to do whatever it takes to get rid of it. It is possible that a malicious infection is linked to this redirector in one way or another, in which case, of course, you need to remove it first. Hopefully, this report provides you with enough information to help you delete Fedsit.com Redirect-related infections. Read more »