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MyMovie Start

MyMovie Start

MyMovie Start is a browser extension for Google Chrome. Specialists have decided to categorize it as a browser hijacker because of the distribution method used to spread it and all these complaints saying that it has entered the computer without permission and changed the settings of the Google Chrome browser coming from users. Users who download this piece of software willingly from the Chrome Web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mymovie-start/gnpjipjocompjdfhpdgckfnedpjbdofd) are usually aware of the fact that MyMovie Start is going to change the settings of Google Chrome upon the installation if they read the program description, whereas those users who download it from a third-party website or get it installed by clicking on a pop-up advertisement usually have no possibilities of getting acquainted with this application before installing it on their computers, so they often find changes this browser extension makes undesirable. Luckily, those changes can be undone. What users need to do is to eliminate MyMovie Start fully from their computers. Read more »

Roshalock Ransomware

If your PC does not have an anti-malware program installed on it, then it can be vulnerable to the likes of Roshalock Ransomware, a highly malicious program that can put your personal files in file archives protected by a password and then demand that you pay money for it. Yes, this program wants to extract money from you, and you should not comply because there is no evidence that the people that created this program actually send the password. Therefore, we suggest that you remove this program instead of paying the ransom which can vary in amount. To find out more about this ransomware, we invite you to read this whole article. Read more »

Search.mysafesearch.net

Search.mysafesearch.net

Currently, Search.mysafesearch.net can hijack only the Google Chrome browsers. It was reported that the application might provide users with modified search results, which could contain doubtful ads from the third party. What’s more, the browser hijacker could also redirect you to potentially malicious web pages. Naturally, because of these risks, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com believe it might be safer to eliminate the threat. If you are still in doubt whether to keep Search.mysafesearch.net or remove it from the browser, we urge you to read the rest of the text and get to know the search engine better before you make your decision. As for users who have no intentions of leaving the browser hijacker on their system, we would like to offer the deletion steps prepared by our specialists; you can find them at the end of this report. Read more »

Hahaha Ransomware

Hahaha Ransomware

Hahaha Ransomware has the opposite effect as its name would suggest because once it penetrates your system, it is most likely you will lose most of your personal files in this malicious attack as this infection encrypts them all. Laughter is probably the last of the reactions you would express when you realize that you have no recent backup saved on a removable hard disk. If this is your case, you may really believe that the only choice for you to be able to restore your encrypted files is to pay the rather high ransom fee. Unfortunately, our malware specialists do not recommend this for you as experience shows that there is little chance that you would get the decryption key needed for you to decrypt your files. We have found that this ransomware threat is another variation of CryptoWire Ransomware, which is an "educational" ransomware released and available to the public. Even if it means the loss of your files in the end, we advise you to remove Hahaha Ransomware immediately. Read more »

Winvmx Client

Winvmx Client is a Trojan infection that may have several functions, and the way it affects your system may differ according to what the criminals behind it want it to do. Nevertheless, the application falls into dangerous computer threat category, and it should not be taken lightly. All the more so that it is sometimes hard to determine how or when the infection enter your computer. Needless to say, it is for the best to remove Winvmx Client automatically if an antispyware tool, but just in case you want to try out removing it on your own, we have added the manual removal instructions below this description, too. Read more »

Dataup

Users who discover Dataup installed on their computers should be aware of the fact that they have a Trojan infection inside their systems. There is not much information about what its main goal is, but, according to specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com, it might be one of these computer infections created to steal information from computer users. As a consequence, users should not even consider keeping Dataup installed. Luckily, all files of this undesirable application are located in one folder it creates in %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, depending on the system architecture, so its removal should not be a challenge for the majority of users who have manually erased any kind of program before. Of course, we will not leave you alone in this. The last paragraph of this report contains more detailed information about the removal process, and there is our manual removal guide located below this article. This should be enough to help you erase this Trojan from the computer. Read more »

Karmen Ransomware

Karmen Ransomware

Karmen Ransomware is a threat that enciphers particular files located on the infected computer and marks them by adding the .grt extension, for example, picture.jpg.grt. The sample our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com tested encrypted only documents, yet it was determined the malware should be able to encipher photographs, pictures, or other personal files too. According to the infection’s ransom note users can get this data back as soon as they pay an estimated amount of Bitcoins. Of course, we would advise you not to trust the words of the malicious application’s creators. Clearly, their only goal is to collect money from users at any cost, so it would not seem too surprising if the files would not get decrypted as easily and quickly as it is promised. Thus, we advise you not to gamble with your money, but concentrate on how to clean the system; to assist you with Karmen Ransomware’s removal we placed manual deletion instructions at the end of this report. Read more »

Kirk Ransomware

Kirk Ransomware

There is no doubt that Kirk Ransomware is a malicious infection, and protecting your operating system against it should be your biggest priority right now. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts encourage installing up-to-date security software right away because the creator of this malicious infection could use different security backdoors to drop it onto your PC. Has your operating system been infected by this malware already? If it has, your personal files and some software files must have been encrypted, and the “.kirked” extension must have been added. If that is the situation you are dealing with right now, there is much to learn, but little to do. We wish we could say that there is a way to decrypt your personal files, but the reality is that this might be impossible. At the moment, it is believed that the malicious threat is aimed at big companies, but it is possible that regular users will let this infection into their operating systems as well. Whichever the case might be, continue reading to learn what to do and how to delete Kirk Ransomware. Read more »

PetrWrap Ransomware

Ransomware programs are extremely popular nowadays as they are used by cyber crooks to make illegal profits. One such application goes by the name of PetrWrap Ransomware. Malware experts working at our internal labs have discovered that this program is roaming the web nowadays; therefore, being aware of its existence is critical if you consider yourself a security-conscious user. Like any other program of this category, it can lock your data without any warning and ask for a ransom. It should be more than obvious that such functionality of this malware could have devastating outcomes. To avoid it, you must take preventative steps that we present within this article. We also present further information about the overall malicious functionality of PetrWrap Ransomware. Below you will also find a comprehensive removal guide that you should use to terminate this malware once and for all. Read more »

Zinocrypt Ransomware

Zinocrypt Ransomware is a brand new malicious application detected by our malware analysts in March, 2017. Although it is a new computer infection, it acts exactly like other ransomware infections seeking to obtain money from users. First of all, after the successful infiltration on the computer, it searches for files (PDF documents, archives, Microsoft Office documents, pictures, media files, etc.) and then encrypts them all. Second, it drops a ransom note on those computers it affects. It becomes clear after reading this ransom note that Zinocrypt Ransomware has been programmed to lock those files users value the most because cyber criminals need users’ money. Do not give them anything even though you are told that “there are no tools online that will allow you to decode your files for free.” Keep in mind that the ransomware infection still needs to be erased from your computer if you pay money for the decryption tool because it will not be closed and deleted by cyber criminals when they receive your money. Even though Zinocrypt Ransomware should not create any new files on the computer, the malicious file responsible for launching this computer infection on your system has to be found and erased. On top of that, this infection might create a new process in the Task Manager – it needs to be killed too. Take action only after you read the ransomware description. Read more »