Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware is a devious Windows infection that enters your operating system using clandestine methods. Whether this program slithers in via a corrupted spam email attachment or gets downloaded by a malicious installer, it will hide itself until all of your personal files are encrypted. If this malicious infection successfully encrypts your personal files, it can proceed to demand a ransom from you. According to our research, at the moment, this ransom is 1.24 BTC, which is around 507 USD or 463 EUR. Every user is given 7 days to make the payment, and, if the payment is not made, the ransom supposedly rises to 2.48 BTC (~1014 USD/925 EUR). Note that the Bitcoin currency is quite unstable and the currency ratios fluctuate frequently. All in all, the sums are high, and it is unlikely that many victims have this kind of money lying around. Unfortunately, at the moment, it is impossible to decrypt personal files in other ways, which means that paying the ransom might be the only way to regain control over your files. Of course, this does not change the fact that you must remove Cerber Ransomware. Read more »

Msop Ransomware

Msop Ransomware

Msop Ransomware is not the kind of threat that you would ever consider to be harmless. It does not try to disguise itself because that is not something that cybercriminals behind this malware need to do. Sure, they need to execute this malware silently, so that your personal files could be corrupted without disturbance, but once that is done, the threat needs to reveal itself. The purpose of this threat is to push victims into paying a ransom in return for a tool that, allegedly, could be used to decrypt files. Therefore, once files are corrupted, the infection immediately introduces you to a file named “_readme.txt.” We discuss the contents of this text file further in the report. We also discuss how the infection spreads, and how to keep your operating system protected against it in the future. Most important, we discuss how to delete Msop Ransomware, and we are almost certain that you have found this article because you already know just how important the removal of this threat is. Read more »

Awesome Sports Search

Awesome Sports Search

Awesome Sports Search is a PUP or a potentially unwanted program. Tools from this category might not be dangerous, but they may have annoying or undesired qualities, which might make some users want to erase them. In this case, users could find it irritating that the application might change their default search engine, gather information, or show third-party advertisements. If you do not want to keep an extension that might act this way on your browser, we recommend deleting it while following the instructions provided below this article or employing a legitimate antimalware tool that could remove Awesome Sports Search for you. Of course, if you wish to know more about the PUP before deciding what to do, we invite you to read the rest of our article first. Read more »

Zobm Ransomware

Zobm Ransomware

When you discover that your personal files cannot be opened normally, you might automatically think that a system error has occurred, but Zobm Ransomware might be to blame for that. This infection is clandestine at first, and it might be dropped by other infections or slither in using an unpatched vulnerability. Users could be tricked into letting it in by opening spam email attachments or downloading files from unreliable websites too. If the threat manages to remain undetected, it can silently encrypt files, which means that the data is changed. The “.zobm” extension is also added to the names of the encrypted documents, photos, and other types of personal files to help you spot them quickly. At this point, you might still think that some error has occurred, and you might even try to remove the added extension. Soon after, the infection reveals itself so that demands could be made, and it is too late to delete Zobm Ransomware to prevent file damage. Read more »

PUP.Search Defender Live

PUP.Search Defender Live

You might have been convinced that Search Defender Live is the tool that will make your online searches safe. Well, in fact, that is something you can do yourself by implementing the right browser and caution. Of course, extensions and applications that promise to aid virtual security should be welcome, but only if you can guarantee that they are trustworthy. Are you sure that this extension is trustworthy? Our malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have doubts. First of all, you should know that we identify this extension as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), and our recommendation is that you remove it from your Google Chrome web browser. If you have found this article, it is possible that you have come to the same conclusion also. If you have not installed the extension yet, or if you are trying to figure out if or not you should delete Search Defender Live, you ought to keep reading. If you are not interested in learning more, but you are sure that you want to erase the PUP, check out the guide below. Read more »

FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware

FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware

FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware is an obnoxious name for an obnoxious infection, and so it completely makes sense. If this dangerous threat finds a security backdoor via which it can enter a vulnerable operating system, it immediately slithers in, and, unfortunately, it does that silently. Therefore, you might suspect not a thing while your files are being encrypted. The process of encryption is very simple as a unique algorithm is used to cipher the data within the file. Normally, that is what people use to lock and protect their files. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using this method to hijack personal files and then hold them hostage. If you have been introduced to the message created by the infection already, you know that attackers want money. Well, paying the ransom is risky, and even if you do it, you will need to remove FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware from your operating system. Unfortunately, even if you succeed at deleting this malware, your files are unlikely to be restored. Read more »

Mosk Ransomware

Mosk Ransomware

Mosk Ransomware is one of the newer threats from the Stop Ransomware family. Some malicious applications from this family encrypt victims’ files with offline keys. Specialists say that in such cases, it is possible to decrypt data. Unfortunately, it appears that this version encrypts files differently, which is why its affected files are currently undecryptable. Even so, we do not advise asking for the cybercriminals who created this malicious application to help you. They demand to pay a ransom in return, and the worst part is that there are no guarantees they will provide what they promise. Of course, before you decide, you should learn more about the malware, which is why we advise reading our full article. Also, users should know that it would be safer to erase Mosk Ransomware, which is why we provide manual deletion instructions at the end of this page. Read more »

Bitx Ransomware

Bitx Ransomware

Careless moves online can lead to the invasion of all kinds of malware. Bitx Ransomware is an infection that could do the same. These careless moves might include failure to install updates in time, to recognize malicious downloaders/installers, and to identify spam emails containing malware files. If you are inexperienced and gullible, you are more likely to become a victim of this malware. Of course, even if you are more cautious, malware could find a way into your operating system if you do not protect it appropriately. Once inside the system, the threat encrypts personal files, and then the “.id-{unique ID code}.[1btc@qbmail.biz].bitx” extension is added to their names. Should you remove this extension? Do not bother with that. What you need to do is delete Bitx Ransomware, but, unfortunately, even this will not restore your personal files. In fact, it is possible that you will not be able to recover them. Have you found a tool that promises to decrypt files for free? If you have, research it thoroughly and carefully. Read more »

Rooster865qq Ransomware

Rooster865qq Ransomware

Rooster865qq Ransomware is a recently created ransomware application. As most threats from this category, it encrypts files to take them as hostages and displays a ransom note explaining how to get affected data back. The malware’s note does not provide instructions on how to pay a ransom, but it has the malicious application’s creators’ contact information. Of course, we do not advise contacting them. Hackers are not trustworthy people, and there is always a risk they could scam their victims, in which case, things might get even worse. Therefore, you should consider it carefully. At first, we recommend checking if you have any backup copies that you could use instead of data that got encrypted. If you do, we advise removing Rooster865qq Ransomware with no hesitation. To learn more about this threat, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

Pagefinder

Pagefinder

Pagefinder promises to help you “access popular sites instantly,” and although you might think that this Google Chrome extension can be convenient, we want to warn you that it was classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by our malware research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com. It is most likely that Chrome users are introduced to this program via pop-ups, misleading links, and using redirection. Without a doubt, if you are ever introduced to an unfamiliar program in a strange manner, you should automatically become suspicious. If you decide that the program you are introduced to is just too good to pass up, you need to do research, and it is possible that you have stumbled upon this article exactly because of that. If you have not installed the extension yet, we suggest that you forget about it. If you have installed it already, you should definitely continue reading because the information we have gathered might make you want to remove Pagefinder. Read more »

Deal Ransomware

Deal Ransomware

Deal Ransomware appends an extension that ends with .deal to files that it encrypts, e.g., .id[8B6R197N-2423].[butters.felicio@aol.com].deal. Afterward, the malware should open a pop-up window with a message explaining that files got locked, but they are no corrupted and can be restored. The problem is that hackers ask victims to contact them to get their files decrypted. We believe that users who write to them might be asked to pay a particular sum in exchange for decryption tools. Users should be warned that paying ransom might be risky because there are no guarantees that the malicious application's creators will keep up to their end of a bargain. What we advise is removing Deal Ransomware manually while following the instructions placed below this article or with a legitimate antimalware chosen by the user. Read more »