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Search.search1000tr.com

Search.search1000tr.com

Search.search1000tr.com is a new search page that can pose a threat to your virtual security with its potentially unreliable contents. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has found that this questionable search engine belongs to a browser hijacker family that seems to give birth to a new child every other day or so. While there seems to be quite a productive and creative team behind these malware infections, a lot of these pages are sheer clones of each other or only the main themes, i.e., the available quick-links are different. You need to understand the risks of clicking on questionable third-party ads and links such a hijacker may present you with. If you would like to keep your system safe, we recommend that you remove Search.search1000tr.com as soon as possible. In order for you to be able to manually defend your system against similar attacks, you need to know how such a browser hijacker may appear in your browsers. Let us tell you the details before we share with you the solution. Read more »

Loadstart.biz

Loadstart.biz

Loadstart.biz is a search tool that might be set on all your browsers (it is compatible with all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without your permission. It usually replaces users’ homepages, default search tools, and New Tab pages; however, it might hijack all browsers’ shortcuts instead in order to automatically open Loadstart.biz for users when they open any of their browsers. It is the main reason it has been classified as a browser hijacker. If this dubious search tool ever changes your browsers’ settings, delete it no matter how it has managed to appear on your web browsers. If it is loaded for you because the Target line of your browsers’ shortcuts has been altered, you will need to fix those affected shortcuts first because it will revive again. Continue reading to find more about this browser hijacker and its removal. Read more »

Amnesia 2 Ransomware

Amnesia 2 Ransomware is a dangerous hit to your computer and to you as well, as this vicious program can encrypt most of your files once it is initiated on your system. This malicious threat can sneak onto your system without your permission and knowledge. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this is a Delphi-based ransomware just like RSUTILS Ransomware and Extractor Ransomware. After this attack, you are offered a way out by buying a decryptor that can allegedly restore your files. These criminals demand a rather high amount for this tool and to be quite frank, there is a chance that you will not even get it even if you transfer the ransom fee. Instead, we advise you to search the web for a free tool to recover your files, which you may find in this case. However, if you are not an experienced user, we suggest that you ask a friend or an IT expert to help you out with this because it is quite easy to infect your system with more threats if you land on the wrong site or download the wrong tool. If you have not launched the malicious file yet, we highly recommend that you remove Amnesia 2 Ransomware from your system. If it has already hit you, it most likely removed itself after it finished its job. Read more »

R4bb0l0ck Ransomware

R4bb0l0ck Ransomware

Malware developers consistently come up with new malicious applications. One of the most dangerous infections out there are ransomware applications. One of them is known as R4bb0l0ck Ransomware and must be avoided at all times. Programs of this classification are menacing due to their ability to encrypt vast quantities of data on the infected computer without any warning or authorization. This could put you in a terrible situation especially if you store work-related files on your hard drive. Malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have conducted an in-depth analysis of this malicious application, and in this report, we provide their findings, mostly regarding its intricate functionality. To help users with less computer knowledge, we also provide essential security tips that will allow them to safeguard their computer. Finally, below we include a detailed removal guide that you must use immediately if R4bb0l0ck Ransomware is up and fully running on your personal computer. Read more »

Ogre Ransomware

Ogre Ransomware

Malware experts working at anti-spyware-101.com have recently detected a new infection Ogre Ransomware. It has been named after the extension it should append to files it encrypts - .ogre. Specialists are sure that this infection is a new crypto-threat, but, according to them, it is still in development because, at the time of the analysis, it did not encrypt a single file. It does not mean that users who encounter this computer infection can let it stay active on their systems because it might be updated one day and start encrypting personal files belonging to users. Files ransomware infections usually record are various pictures, images, videos, music, and other files, so if they are ever really locked, it will not take long to come across those encrypted files. Are you reading this article because Ogre Ransomware has already locked them all? If so, you must remove this infection from your computer as soon as possible. Do not pay attention to the message left on your Desktop because sending the money required might not solve this problem. Cyber criminals often take users’ money but do not give the key for unlocking files. It should be noted that the version analyzed by our specialists not only does not encrypt any files, but also does not require money from users. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that an updated version, if it is ever released, will not try to extract money from users. Read more »

Resurrection Ransomware

Resurrection Ransomware

Resurrection Ransomware is yet another ransomware based on the Hidden-Tear project. However, like Decryption Assistant Ransomware that we analyzed recently, this new ransomware is also only partially working. Apparently, both of these programs are experiencing problems but, nevertheless, it does not mean that Resurrection Ransomware is going to remain harmless. It has the potential to encrypt your personal and demand money to have them decrypted. Therefore, you ought to remove this ransomware as soon as possible before it is updated and fully functional. For more information, please read this whole article. Read more »

Paysafecard Ransomware

Paysafecard Ransomware

Having a program that is known as Paysafecard Ransomware active on your computer could have disastrous outcomes, to put it lightly. Thus, if you ever happen to come across it while surfing the web, make sure to take all the necessary action to avoid it. It is important because just like any other ransomware program, this one can lock large quantities of data on the affected operating system. It should be more than obvious that every system must be protected from malicious applications that have such capabilities. To help you improve your overall virtual security, we compiled a few essential virtual security tips that will allow you to maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Also, in our article, you will find further detailed information regarding the intricate inner workings of Paysafecard Ransomware, along with its comprehensive removal guide that you must use if, unfortunately, this malware is already active on your PC. Read more »

$ucyLocker Ransomware

$ucyLocker Ransomware (also known as SucyLocker Ransomware) is a harmful malicious application detected by our experienced researchers at the beginning of June, 2017. The fact that it has been detected recently suggests that it is a new ransomware-type infection which is not very popular yet. Everything might change soon, of course. Ransomware infections are malicious applications developed by cyber criminals to extract money from users, and, unfortunately, we cannot say that $ucyLocker Ransomware is different. After its malicious file VapeHacksLoader.exe is launched, it starts working on a victim’s computer. It finds where users’ files are located first and only then encrypts them. In this sense, it does not differ much from other ransomware-type infections based on the Hidden-Tear engine. Do not give the developer of this nasty infection a cent and hurry to delete $ucyLocker Ransomware from your computer so that it could not lock your files one more time. This malicious application not only encrypts files, but also disables Task Manager. Evidently, it tries to make it harder to remove it. Do not worry; after getting rid of the ransomware infection, you could restore its functionality. Read more »

Decryption Assistant Ransomware

Decryption Assistant Ransomware

Decryption Assistant Ransomware is a new ransomware-type infection that is part of the Hidden-Tear ransomware family that also includes ransomware such as Kill Zorro Ransomware, Angleware Ransomware, and several others. This new ransomware is now being distributed, but the twist here is that it does not even work. Our malware analysts have tested it and found that it does not encrypt your files, and you could not pay the ransom even if it did. Therefore, you can simply remove this computer infection from your PC and carry on using it as normal. While this ransomware is not a threat now, it can be in the future as it seems that it has not been completed yet. Indeed, it is still in development, and it might actually encrypt your files in the future. Read more »

Qipapp Ads

Qipapp Ads

Have you started seeing irritating Qipapp Ads on your screen? If the answer to this question is “yes,” you must have an application Qipapp installed and active on your computer. This application is better known as a Trojan.HomepageDefender to specialists at anti-spyware-101.com. According to specialists working there, this application might work as an adware helper for Chinese applications. Consequently, it might perform a bunch of undesirable activities on users’ computers, for example, generate commercial advertisements and collect information about them, to name a few. It will surely not become a beneficial application, so we see no point in keeping this application installed on the computer. Although it is a Trojan infection, i.e. a harmful threat, it should not be hard to remove it because it creates an uninstaller in Control Panel. The information you find in the following paragraphs of this article will tell you more about Qipapp so that you would know what to expect from it if you make a decision to let it stay active on your system. Additionally, we will discuss its removal in detail in the last paragraph. Read more »