Monthly Archives: January 2019

"Microsoft detected an unsolveable Therat" Locker

"Microsoft detected an unsolveable Therat" Locker appears to be a fake alert. Even though the notification’s developers tried their best to make it look like the message was displayed by the device’s operating system, its tone and grammatical mistakes raise suspicion. If you have encountered this questionable warning too, we encourage you to read our report carefully so you would not fall for the scam. Further, in the article, we will tell more details about this fake alert, for example, where it might come from and what to do if you encounter it. Also, at the end of the article, we will place instructions explaining how to remove "Microsoft detected an unsolveable Therat" Locker from the system. Thus, if you are here to learn how to delete the threat, you may want to have a look at the provided steps. Read more »

StupidJapan Ransomware

StupidJapan Ransomware

It seems as if StupidJapan Ransomware was made not to extort money, but to insult its victims. The threat does not encrypt any data and even makes no attempts to trick users into believing the files were locked. The message that is supposed to be the malicious application's ransom note insults the user instead of asking for any money. Naturally, it is probably better to be called stupid or garbage instead of losing precious family photos and other irreplaceable files that other ransomware applications encrypt. However, such message and the malware’s working manner indicate the threat could be a joke or just a test version. Either way, it is doubtful it might be distributed among lots of users. Nonetheless, we cannot be sure it is impossible to receive it. Thus, at the end of the article, we will add instructions showing how to deal with StupidJapan Ransomware manually. Read more »

Do not panic! 'I'm a programmer who cracked your email account' email is a Scam

The 'I'm a programmer who cracked your email account' Scam is a scam that reaches you via your inbox. The message is completely misleading, but it is pretty intimidating, which is why it is no wonder the targeted users are sometimes tricked into following the instructions, which include transferring $819 to a Bitcoin wallet that belongs to schemers. If you have paid the ransom as well, we cannot help you recover this money. You could try to contact your bank and talk to them about the scam, but if your savings are not insured, it is unlikely that you will get your money back. If you are still reading through the scam email, there is only one thing you need to do right now, and that is to remove 'I'm a programmer who cracked your email account' Scam email. Read more »

BooM Ransomware

BooM Ransomware

BooM Ransomware is a malicious program created by a hacker who calls himself Mohamed Naser Ahmed. It encrypts user’s files, marks them with .Boom extension, and then displays a message saying the only way to decrypt data is to obtain a unique password. Apparently, to get the passcode, the victims have to contact the malware’s developer. Usually, hackers give their email address, but in this case, the threat’s creator wants to be contacted through a popular social media platform known as Facebook. There are a couple of reasons why we believe this could be a bad idea and if you want to learn them, you should continue reading our report. What’s more, below the article we will place our prepared deletion instructions that will explain how to remove BooM Ransomware manually. Besides, if you have any questions, you can leave a comment at the end of this page. Read more »

System Firewall Has Blocked Some Features Pop-up

The misleading System Firewall Has Blocked Some Features Pop-up can appear to be very convincing, and less experienced users could be tricked by the scam. The pop-up might appear to be legitimate, but, in fact, it was created by schemers who want nothing else but to push people around and trick them into doing things that could be dangerous for their virtual security. From what Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has gathered, the schemers behind this particular threat appear to be after money. This is not surprising at all, considering that money is the #1 driving force behind most scams. Who would waste their time and energy for nothing in return? Definitely not schemers. Communicating with the schemers behind this devious scam is, without a doubt, the worst thing you could do for your virtual security. Whether or not you have done that, you will find useful information in this article. Continue reading if you wish to learn how to delete System Firewall Has Blocked Some Features Pop-up, as well as how to ensure that you are not hit by similar scams in the future. Read more »

EnybenyCrypt Ransomware

EnybenyCrypt Ransomware is not a complicated infection, but the problems it creates can complicate your life immensely. This threat is a file encryptor, and if it manages to slither into your operating system and corrupt your personal files, you might hit a wall with no point of return. You can escape the situation only if your files are backed up. Although most of us back up our files on external drives or online, if the infection hits those who do not use backup, its creators can be successful at swindling money out of them. The purpose of the infection is to make victims pay money, and they can achieve that by offering a miracle decryption tool that, allegedly, can restore files that the infection itself encrypted. This is a pretty genius scam because the victims have no other option; unless backups exist. Unfortunately, the decryptor is unlikely to be given to users even if they pay. That is why, in this report, we do not discuss the process of ransom payment. Instead, we show how to delete EnybenyCrypt Ransomware. Read more »

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware is another threat from Dharma/Crysis Ransomware family. Thus, it has some similarities with other malicious file-encrypting applications from this family. However, we will discuss them further in the article. For starters, it is enough to know the tool is used for money extortion. As you see, it locks user’s data to take it as a hostage and then demands to pay a ransom in exchange for tools needed to decrypt it. The problem is there are no guarantees you will get the promised tools. In other words, you could end up being scammed, and if you do not like the idea it might happen, we would advise you not to pay the ransom. Some or even all of your files, depending on how often you back them up, could be restored from backup copies. Of course, we would recommend doing so only after you remove skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware since it can restart with the operating system and encrypt your files again. To learn how to get rid of it, you should have a look at the rest of this text. Read more »

Search.searchmedia.online

Search.searchmedia.online

You know very well you should not download unfamiliar extensions and applications, but did you know that search tools like Search.searchmedia.online cannot be underestimated either. Of course, it looks and works like a search engine, but there is more to it than meets the eye, and that is why Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends removing this search tool right away. In fact, we classify it as a browser hijacker because, according to our analysis, it can hijack the homepage and default search provider on the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Whether your browser was corrupted without your knowledge, or you agreed with the changes, we suggest you continue reading this report. Afterward, you will be able to decide whether or not you want to delete Search.searchmedia.online as well. Note that our comments section at the bottom is open to everyone, and if you want to continue discussing the threat, be sure to post a comment. Read more »

Tunca Ransomware

Tunca Ransomware

Tunca Ransomware is a threat that adds .tunca extension to its enciphered files, which become unreadable. Fortunately, the malicious application does not lock all data available on the infected device. Instead, it picks a few locations and encrypts files located there. Thus, if you keep your most important files in different directories, the damage you may receive after encountering Tunca Ransomware could be minimal. For more details about how the threat works, enters the system, and most importantly how it can be erased, you should continue reading our article. Users who are looking for ways to get rid of this malicious application should also have a look at the instructions added at the end of this page, as they will list all the necessary steps you need to complete if you wish to delete the malware manually. Read more »

SymmyWare Ransomware

SymmyWare Ransomware

What are you supposed to do when SymmyWare Ransomware attacks your system and your personal files? This is what most victims of this malware think about when they encounter this malicious file-encryptor. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done. The threat uses an encryption algorithm that cannot be deciphered that easily, and, ideally, a decryption key is required. Who has it? The creator of this monster, of course. So, how are you planning on getting the key? There is only one option, and that is to pay a ransom that is requested. Unfortunately, you are unlikely to get the key even if you pay the ransom successfully. Why? That is because the creators of malware are the scum of this earth, and they do not care about anything else but money. So, have you paid the ransom already? Are you still thinking about it? In any case, you need to delete SymmyWare Ransomware, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is here to help you with all removal steps. Read more »

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