SmartRansom Ransomware

The SmartRansom Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is targeting computer users in the Asian-Pacific. The SmartRansom Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware tactic, encrypting the victim's files and then demanding the payment of a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to refrain from following the instructions and demands put forth by the SmartRansom Ransomware infection since this can lead to further problems, as well as monetary and data loss. The Weird Message Displayed by the SmartRansom Ransomware The SmartRansom Ransomware focuses its attacks on computer users in the Asian-Pacific, although it is not a locked region and it could spread to computers outside of this region easily. The SmartRansom Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack, meaning that the...

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Ransomware

LockedByte Ransomware

The LockedByte Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that seems to be distributed through corrupted email spam attachments. Victims of these tactics will receive an email that uses a social engineering tactic to trick the victim into believing that the email was sent from a legitimate source such as a social media website, a bank or a government office. There are numerous ways in which tactics like the LockedByte Ransomware can spread to victims apart from email attachments. These may include social media spam, corrupted advertisements on suspicious websites, and fake files distributed through file sharing networks. Take steps to prevent ransomware attacks like the LockedByte Ransomware, most importantly by having backups of your files. This LockedByte may not Set Your Files Free Even Paying Its Ransom The LockedByte Ransomware does not...

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Ransomware

OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar

OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program that was created by Mindspark Interactive. Some computer users may find the functions and offered features of OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar useful. However, those who do not find OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar useful may find issue with some of its offers for quick function buttons to access certain websites on the Internet, in addition to its quick Internet search feature. Even though OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar is not malicious - it may be considered as unwanted by some computer users who do not use the offered features of OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar . The new tab page or default search engine site settings may be changed upon installing OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar. Reversing those effects may require removal of OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar.

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

3Spiral Wave Tab

3Spiral Wave Tab is deemed as a Possibly Unwanted Program (PUP) by security researchers due to various reasons that include being introduced to your computer automatically when you download and install a free application that has 3Spiral Wave Tab bundled with its installation wizard, displays unwanted advertisements, may cause browser redirections, collect the computer user browsing preferences, slow down the machine's performance and much more. Based on all the problems it may cause, it is not difficult to conclude why it is not recommended to keep 3Spiral Wave Tab running on an affected computer. The advertisements for 3Spiral Wave Tab claim: 'Providing easy access to the most popular and trending sites. Classifying different kinds of websites to satisfy users’ personal and diverse preferences. Helping users to find relevant...

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

AntiGravity Tab

AntiGravity Tab is a parasite that may appear on your computer out of nowhere while you are browsing the Internet. What makes this happen is that some applications may use a method called 'bundling' to gain access to a computer stealthily since it will be included in the download and installation of a free program that you got from the Web. This is a condition that can be avoided easily by paying attention to what is behind the application you are introducing to your machine and always choosing the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' download methods, which will give you the choice of preventing the entrance of an unwanted program. As soon as AntiGravity Tab is inside a computer, it may alter the new tab component so that it can set up its search page, change your Web browser to AntiGravity Tab is classified as a browser...

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Browser Hijackers is a site that has been deemed to be a browser hijacker. The reasons for being classified as a browser hijacker is due to it having related web browser add-on components that may change Internet settings or at the minimum modify new tab pages or home page settings to load other sites, such as the home page. While the use of loaded on your web browser isn’t known to be harmful, the site does present a few questionable motives that are found through the display of its Internet search results. Acting as a basic Internet search engine site, may return search results accompanied by sponsored links or random advertisement links that entice clicks. It is believed that the ads or sponsored links associated with are a method to generate money for the creators of

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Browser Hijackers


ServerTest is defined by computer security experts to be an adware application that may load offers to test a computer that acts as a server or any PC that it may load on. Upon loading, ServerTest may display random pop-ups or alert notifications that attempt to offer random items or services. Those who use the ServerTest pop-ups or notifications by clicking on them may end up having their web browser pointed to questionable sites that attempt to offer additional services or downloads. The questionable actions of ServerTest are what make it an unwanted program or an entity that should be removed from your system. The removal of ServerTest may be a difficult task for most when entering the web browser Internet settings or control panel. Such an action can be done automatically by using the proper antimalware resource.

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Adware

Smart Registry Care

Smart Registry Care is a potentially unwanted program that computer security experts have found to be included with other downloads where computer users attempt to install freeware and random bundled software apps from the Internet. Upon installing such programs, Smart Registry Care may load automatically by default. When Smart Registry Care loads, it could then render pop-up messages or system alerts that claim to have scanned your system and detected registry issues within your Windows system. The list of issues may be both bogus and legitimate. Either way, the results rendered by Smart Registry Care are mostly enticing to novice computer users where they may believe that they must purchase Smart Registry Care to eliminate the issues at hand. Use of Smart Registry Care is not known to be immediately harmful to any Windows computer....

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Mancros+AI4939 Ransomware

The Mancros+AI4939 Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that carries out a typical encryption ransomware attack, identical to the countless other ransomware Trojans active currently that use this tactic to threaten computer users. Trojans like the Mancros+AI4939 Ransomware are designed to take the victims' files hostage and then demand a ransom payment to return the files to the victim. To take the victim's files hostage, the Mancros+AI4939 Ransomware will use a strong encryption algorithm to make the files inaccessible. Once the files have been encrypted, the victim cannot open them without the decryption key, which the con artists hold in their possession. The Mancros+AI4939 Ransomware will display a ransom note, threatening the victims with the complete loss of their files unless a ransom of $50 USD in BitCoin is paid....

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Ransomware

Deos Ransomware

The Deos Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that was first observed by PC security researchers on an online anti-virus platform. Malware developers will submit versions of their threats to these online security platforms frequently as a way to test whether their threat is capable of bypassing security protections. The Deos Ransomware is a poorly implemented version of Hidden Tear, a well-known open source ransomware platform released in 2015. This open source ransomware platform has been responsible for countless ransomware variants, including the Deos Ransomware. Fortunatelly, the Deos Ransomware Doesn't Work Properly The Deos Ransomware does not seem to work properly. Although the Deos Ransomware uses a combination of the AES and RSA encryptions to encrypt victims' files, the Deos Ransomware does not carry out the encryption routine...

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Ransomware

Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware

Although the Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware appears to be a legitimate ransomware Trojan, it is a harmless copycat that was designed as a way to test peoples' online security habits originally. It is very unlikely that the Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware has entered your computer, but if it has, then it is likely that someone is trying to teach you a lesson about preventing ransomware Trojan infections. The Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware is harmless and is merely designed to test whether people will open a suspicious file attachment (which could lead to a severe threat infection potentially). The Roots of the Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware An admin at SysNative that goes by the online name Tom982 developed a copycat version of WannaCry named the Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware to test whether his family could fall to a ransomware tactic. The...

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Ransomware

Priapos Ransomware

The Priapos Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that carries out a typical ransomware attack, using strong encryption algorithms to make the victims' data inaccessible and then demanding the payment of a large ransom in exchange for the decryption program that can be used to recover the affected data. The Priapos Ransomware was first observed in the last week of May 2017. The Priapos Ransomware is a standalone ransomware Trojan, created from any Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) platform or a larger family of threats independently. However, the Priapos Ransomware has many elements that mimic the messages used by the Globe Ransomware family to demand ransom payments. There is little to differentiate the Priapos Ransomware from the countless other encryption ransomware Trojans that are being used actively to attack computers around the world...

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Ransomware

LightningCrypt Ransomware

The LightningCrypt Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is designed to encrypt victims' files, making them inaccessible. Once the LightningCrypt Ransomware has encrypted the victim's files, it demands the payment of a large ransom by exhibiting a ransom note on the victim's computer. The files affected by the LightningCrypt Ransomware attack will be easily identifiable because the LightningCrypt Ransomware will add the file extension '.LIGHTNING' to the end of each affected files' names. The LightningCrypt Ransomware creates a text file on the victim's desktop. This file, named 'LightningCrypt_Recover_Instructions.txt' will include instructions on how to pay the ransom required to recover from the LightningCrypt Ransomware attack. Apart from this text file, the LightningCrypt Ransomware also will display its ransom note in the form...

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Ransomware

Converters Now Toolbar

The Converters Now Toolbar by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. is promoted at as an excellent tool that can help you convert PDFs to Microsoft Word documents and explore related content on,, and The Converters Now Toolbar works as an extension to your Web browser and may change your new tab page and start page to a customized version of The Converters Now Toolbar is a free-to-use and free-to-install software that may be compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The Converters Now extension is an ad-supported product that may arrive on your computer in the company of other freeware. You may be interested to know that the Converters Now is a re-branded version of the MyFileConvert by MyWay. Both apps...

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program


Were you browsing the Internet when a program called NoterSave appeared on your desktop without your participation? Don't be worried. NoterSave is an adware-related program that may have reached your machine bundled with a free application you downloaded recently. Although being advertised as a way to make notes and reminders that you can reach easily, the real purpose of NoterSave is to display numerous advertisements that you didn't ask for so that its developers can generate pay-per-click for themselves. The advertisements displayed by NoterSave may take the form of banners, pop-ups, coupons, etc. and may claim to be 'Brought to you by NoterSave,' 'Powered by NoterSave,' 'Ads powered by NoterSave' or 'RocketTab powered by NoterSave.' These advertisements may promote fake software or updates, make a way to the installation of...

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program