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Sorryforthis Ransomware

Sorryforthis Ransomware

It may seem as if the developers of Sorryforthis Ransomware feel bad about encrypting their victims’ data, but it is doubtful. Hackers behind such threats know that they might lock precious files like photos or videos that some users might be unable to restore, and yet they chose to make their living this way. Thus, it would be unwise to think that cybercriminals care about what happens to their victims’ memories, important documents, and so on. All they do care about is getting paid and convincing users to pay as fast as possible. For this reason, the malware was programmed to display a window that explains how to pay a ransom and shows the time remaining to do so. More details about the malware’s working manner are available in the rest of this article. Also, if you decide to remove Sorryforthis Ransomware, you might be interested in manual deletion instructions that we offer a bit below the text. Read more »

Noos Ransomware

Noos Ransomware

An extension called .noos on your files most likely means that you have encountered a threat called Noos Ransomware. It is a malicious tool that encrypts data and marks it with the mentioned extension. Meaning, files with the .noos extension should be unreadable. The only way to fix them is to decrypt them with special software. If you are a victim of this threat, you most likely already saw a ransom note in which the threat’s developers claim to have needed decryption tools and offer them if you pay. If you do not want to put up with any demands, you should know that cybersecurity experts managed to create a decryptor that might be able to restore your files free of charge. It is worth a try if you do not back up your data and have no other means to get it back. We discuss the malware in detail further, in this article, so if you want to learn more, we encourage you to keep reading. Also, a bit below the text, you can find instructions showing how to remove Noos Ransomware manually. Read more »

Asus Ransomware

Asus Ransomware

Technically, Asus Ransomware is nothing new to security researchers. This program belongs to a huge family of similar infections, and thus, we know more or less what to expect from this intruder. It might not be impossible to restore the affected files immediately, but you shouldn’t lose hope. Since this program comes from a family of similar infections, it is very likely that a public decryption tool will be developed soon enough. Please remove Asus Ransomware from your computer right now. You can do it either manually or automatically with a security tool of your choice. Read more »

Skidmap: A Sophisticated Threat That Can Infiltrate Linux Computers

In this article, we discuss a highly capable malicious application called Skidmap. Since it was designed to infect Linux systems, you have no reason to worry about it if your computer is running Windows. Unfortunately, Linux users have a couple of reasons to fear this threat as it can not only misuse a device to mine cryptocurrencies but also allow the malware’s creators to gain access to infected systems. The worst part is that the malicious application is well at hiding and can run unnoticed. Meaning, its victims may not realize it is on their machines. Read more »

WiryJMPer Dropper

WiryJMPer Dropper

WiryJMPer Dropper is a malicious Trojan infection that carries other dangerous threats. In other words, if this infection is on your computer, you probably have a lot of more dangerous infections to worry about. At the same time, it might not be that easy to tell when this program slithers into your system. Nevertheless, you have to make sure that you remove WiryJMPer Dropper and everything this Trojan dragged into your system as soon as possible. If you think that you cannot perform manual removal by yourself, you can always employ a powerful antispyware tool that will terminate the infection for you automatically. Read more »

InfoDot Ransomware

InfoDot Ransomware

InfoDot Ransomware appears to be a recently developed ransomware application that can encipher files with both the AES-256 and the RSA-2048 encryption algorithms. So far, our researchers came across two samples that could be attributed to this malware. There are two options: the threat’s developers might be preparing to release a final version, or they mean to spread a couple of different variations of the malware. More information about the malicious application is provided further in this article. Thus, if you wish to know how to avoid such malware or what it is advisable to do after encountering it, we invite you to read our full article. Also, just a bit below the text, you should find deletion instructions that show how you could be able to erase a threat like InfoDot Ransomware manually. Read more »

Reco Ransomware

Reco Ransomware

When Reco Ransomware slithers in and encrypts files, the “.reco” extension is added to their names. This extension is a marker that is added so that victims of this malware could discover the corrupted files right away. Other than that, the extension has no significance, and if you remove it from the original name of the file, nothing will change. You will only have wasted your time. In order to restore the files back to normal, victims need a decryptor. At this time, as Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers inform, a tool capable of restoring some of the files for free exists. The so-called STOP Ransomware Decryptor should be able to restore the files corrupted with an offline key. Do you know where the name of this tool comes from? The name STOP Ransomware is used as an umbrella name to recognize different file-encrypting infections that appear to be controlled by the same attackers. If you continue reading, you will learn about these infections, as well as how to delete Reco Ransomware from the Windows operating system. Read more »

Crash Ransomware

Crash Ransomware

Crash Ransomware is a file-encrypting infection, and it was created for two reasons, which are to infect your system and introduce you to a message. The cybercriminals who stand behind this malware might use spam emails, bundled downloaders, and remote access vulnerabilities among other security backdoors to help this malware infiltrate your operating system without your notice. Once inside the system, the threat continues to hide itself, and so it can encrypt files silently. Once files are encrypted, Crash Ransomware deletes itself. According to the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection might leave some components behind, and so it would be irresponsible to just ignore the attack once you discover the encrypted files. In fact, before you proceed reading this report, we advise installing a free malware scanner that will determine if there is anything that you need to remove. To learn more about the threat, continue reading. Read more »

Shade8 Ransomware

Shade8 Ransomware

Shade8 Ransomware is one of those malicious infections that can give you a lot of fright, but in reality, they can be easily dealt with. Thus, if you were infected with this program, there is no need to panic. You just need to contact the researchers who can provide you with the decryption tool. Or, if you have a file backup ready, just remove Shade8 Ransomware from your system, delete the encrypted files, and then transfer the healthy copies back into your hard drive. For manual removal instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this description. Read more »

.crypted000007 File Extension Ransomware

.crypted000007 File Extension Ransomware

.crypted000007 File Extension Ransomware is an old ransomware infection that was released around a year ago. If you happen to have this program on-board, you must have encountered some old spam campaign that led to the infection. Since the program is old, it is very likely that there is a public decryption tool available. Nevertheless, you should still back up your files on an external hard drive or a cloud drive because you can never know when other similar infection could enter your system again. Thus, when you remove .crypted000007 File Extension Ransomware, make sure you protect your system from harm. Read more »