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Golden Ransomware

Golden Ransomware

Golden Ransomware is not a threat that works fully, but it does not mean that you are safe – crooks might soon release its final update and then it will lock your personal files without mercy. At the time of analysis, the infection was still in the development phase and thus did not lock a single file on our testing machine, but we cannot guarantee that you will be that lucky if you encounter its new version. Even if you encounter the same version analyzed by researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, it will still cause you trouble because it will execute a command shutdown -a to make sure it cannot be closed or killed by the user. In other words, it is a persistent infection that does all what it can to make sure it does not get removed. It does not mean that it cannot be erased. We cannot promise that it will be easy to eliminate it, but you could still delete it from the system yourself manually after you boot into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. We want to emphasize that you have to choose Safe Mode with Networking if you plan to download an automated malware remover and delete Golden Ransomware automatically. Read more »

My Daily Verse XP

If you study the Bible daily, extensions like My Daily Verse XP might catch your eye. At the moment, this suspicious add-on does not have an official download page, but it is known that it used to be offered at mydailyversexp.com/DailyBible and chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-daily-bible-verse-xp/poamjgfcppmnpeoihkdpbfpjjbiflpib. The official download website and the Chrome web store page has been taken down, and now the potentially unwanted program is believed to spread via third-party installers. They can deliver software bundles that carry both harmless and malicious infections. While we advise deleting My Daily Verse XP, we cannot make any claims about this extension being extremely malicious. Unfortunately, the programs this PUP could come packaged with could be very malicious, and they might require immediate removal. Due to this, we suggest scanning your operating system before you move on. If critical threats are uncovered, you need to get rid of them as soon as possible. Afterward, you can address the suspicious application and the search tool that comes along with it. Read more »

Wannacryv2 Ransomware

Wannacryv2 Ransomware

Wannacryv2 Ransomware is considered to be a copycat of WannaCry Ransomware; however, research conducted by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has clearly shown that this malicious application differs from the original threat completely. The only thing that unites them is the fact that they both lock files. Surprisingly, Wannacryv2 Ransomware does not drop a ransom note, and, on top of that, it is impossible to contact its author in order to purchase the decryption tool, which suggests that the ransomware infection is still in development, or it is just a test. Consider yourself lucky – we have a code that can unlock your files. You will have to enter it in the box the program (wanna cry v2 decryptor.exe) this ransomware drops on affected computers contains. You can find the unlock code indicated in our removal guide (you will find it below this article), but do not forget that you still need to eliminate the ransomware infection from your computer yourself – it will not be erased from your system automatically once files are unlocked. Read more »

Get Daily Bible Verses

Get Daily Bible Verses is a suspicious browser add-on that may alter your homepage, default search engine, or even new tab page preferences. Naturally, if you do not like these changes, you could remove the extension from your browser. Unfortunately, it is not all, and there are other reasons why we would recommend deleting it. To be more precise, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, noticed the application’s presented search engine might show unreliable advertising material from various third parties. Clicking it could redirect users to websites promoting questionable software, fake lotteries, and so on. If you do not like the idea of seeing such content while browsing, we encourage you to erase Get Daily Bible Verses. The instructions located below will show how to eliminate it manually. Read more »

ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

One could think that ShutUpAndDance Ransomware is a very entertaining program, but it is only entertaining for its developers. For regular users and its victims, this is a dangerous threat that can cut you off from your data.

In this description, we will give you a short overview of the main ransomware distribution methods, and then we will talk about what this infection does to your system. Finally, you will be able to remove ShutUpAndDance Ransomware on your own, but if you do not feel confident enough about it, we would recommend investing in security application that would terminate the infection for you automatically. Read more »

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

A new infection has been developed. At first glance, WannCrypto V6 Ransomware looked like a real threat, but it turned out that it does not do anything malicious. Our malware researchers say that it has probably been released just for fun. It was not even distributed at the time of research, so it is not very likely that you will ever encounter it. Theoretically, cyber criminals might update this infection and start spreading it with the intention of obtaining money from users, so you still cannot keep your system unprotected. If it ever happens that you end up with WannCrypto V6 Ransomware, which is not likely to happen, you should remove the ransomware infection from your computer no matter it works properly or not. If nothing changes, you could eliminate it by simply deleting the malicious file you have launched, i.e. the ransomware launcher. The entrance of ransomware is no fun, so do what you can to ensure your system’s maximum protection against malicious applications. Read more »

Killrabbit Ransomware

Killrabbit Ransomware is another malicious file-encrypting program designed to harm files the user may consider to be valuable. Thus, receiving this threat could mean you might lose all your private data located on the computer. Of course, if you have a backup, there should be no problem to restore files. The malware’s developers may suggest their help in recovering enciphered data too, but we would not recommend taking it. It is most likely the hackers’ services would cost you, and what is even worse there are no guarantees when dealing with cybercriminals. What we mean is you could end up being scammed. If you do not want to risk it, we encourage you to slide below the article and remove Killrabbit Ransomware while using the manual deletion instructions we placed below the text. On the other hand, if you wish to know more about this malicious program first, you should read the rest of this article first. Read more »

Exerciers.mobi

It can be really dangerous to interact with online advertisements that come your way, especially if they are delivered via Exerciers.mobi and other unreliable adware servers. Adware, as you know, stands for advertising-supported software, but in this situation, it is unlikely that the server needs applications or extensions to act. Of course, it is possible that adware active on your operating system and browser is connecting to the server and delivering ads hosted on it, but it is also possible that you have activated the suspicious ads yourself by agreeing to see notifications. Do you remember enabling notifications when you visited a suspicious website? If you have, you might find yourself needing to delete Exerciers.mobi ads. Is that feasible? It certainly is, and the removal guide available below should help you. First, of course, we suggest performing a full system scan to check if you need to erase adware-server related software or other infections. Read more »

ERROR #268d3x8938 pop-ups

ERROR #268d3x8938 pop-ups are fake system alerts, so if you see one, you should not trust it. Our researchers believe the warning might be prepared by hackers who may seek to scam their victims over the phone since the message should ask the user to call 1-855-624-0192. The mentioned telephone alone should show it is a scam because Microsoft does not have a helpline; instead, users can contact the support by visiting the official company’s web page. Therefore, users who notice ERROR #268d3x8938 pop-ups on their browser should eliminate them at once with no hesitation. If you have no idea how to get rid of it, you could check the instructions available at the end of this article. However, if you came here to learn about this threat as well, you may want to read the rest of the text too. Read more »

Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware

Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware

Ransomware does not stop, and ransomware creators do not sleep. The newest infection to join the ever-growing family is Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware, and it is just as bad as it sounds. While there are quite a few fake file-encryptors circulating the web these days – and that is because even the amateurs are now trying to build ransomware – this one is not fake. In fact, it is so real that it will encrypt every single personal file if it stored in the right place. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection does not corrupt system files, but audio, video, image, and text files are a prime target. Once encrypted, these files are paralyzed, so to speak. You cannot open them, and you cannot decrypt them using regular free decryptors. Maybe a reliable decryptor will be created in the future, but, for the time being, it does not exist, and that means that you have nowhere to go with your problem. Surely, the removal of the infection is on your mind, but you might be preoccupied with the fact that your files might be lost. Despite your anguish, it is important to delete Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware as soon as possible, and you can learn how to achieve that by reading this report. Read more »