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Ghost Ransomware

Ghost Ransomware

Ghost Ransomware enciphers victim’s files, appends the .ghost extension to them, and then opens a window with a ransom note in which the hackers “apologize for the inconvenience.” Losing your precious files or important documents could be an inconvenience indeed. Not to mention, the cybercriminals ask to pay a ransom of 0.08116 BTC, which currently is around 422 US dollars. It is not a particularly small sum, and as you probably realize it yourself, there are no guarantees you will receive decryption tools the hackers promise even if you pay what they ask for in time. Therefore, it seems to us the safer choice would be to erase Ghost Ransomware with the instructions placed at the end of the text or a legitimate antimalware tool. To learn more about the malicious application, we invite you to continue reading. Read more »

Rabbit Ransomware

Rabbit Ransomware

Rabbit Ransomware was created to terrorize Windows users. If it is executed on the operating system successfully – which means that the victim does not notice and remove the launcher right away – it can imitate a real lockdown. Considering that file-encrypting infections are some of the most common these days, this might automatically send some victims into panic. Even though this particular threat does not actually claim to have encrypted files, it states that files would be eliminated if a ransom was not paid within 24 hours. The ransom that the screen-locker presents is relatively small (when compared to some other recent threats), and that might lead to higher success rates. On the other hand, even if victims are tricked into paying up, the consequences would not be too horrific. All in all, paying schemers is not something anyone should do, and, luckily, no one has to. There is a special code that should unlock the screen-locker, and, after that, you should be able to remove Rabbit Ransomware. Read more »

GoldenAxe Ransomware

GoldenAxe Ransomware

If you are ever exposed to GoldenAxe Ransomware, remember that you must delete this malicious threat immediately. If you are currently facing this infection, we will help you eliminate it quickly. Unfortunately, the damage might have been done already, and if that is the case, nothing can be done to fix it. You might be convinced that you could pay money to get your files decrypted, but cyber attackers are using this bait to make you give away your savings. They could not care less about the victims’ personal files, and as soon as they get the money, they are ready to seize all communication with them. What about third-party tools? At the time of research, tools that could decrypt files affected by this particular infection did not exist. That being said, if you want to look into that yourself, it might be worth your time. Just remember that fake decryptors might exist! In the end, you need to remove GoldenAxe Ransomware, and the sooner you get rid of this infection, the better. Read more »

Search By PrsstMusic

Search By PrsstMusic

You might think that Search By PrsstMusic is a beneficial tool, but we would like to argue with that idea. Although the extension provides its users with access to music-related content, it is not actually beneficial, and the only thing it can do is redirect users to prsstmusic.com. Yes, this website allows you to search for your favorite musical artist, album, or song, but the information that is available is truly limited. For example, if you enter your favorite artist, you are introduced to a list of albums and songs they have produced, but when you click to listen to them, you are shown videos that are available on youtube.com. Therefore, although the website might seem to offer a music streaming service, it certainly does not do that. Unfortunately, it is just one of the reasons to delete Search By PrsstMusic. At the time of research, this PUP (potentially unwanted program) was compatible with Google Chrome only, and if you have it installed on this browser, we suggest you read this removal guide right now. Read more »

Outsider Ransomware

Outsider Ransomware

The files encrypted by Outsider Ransomware are not protected, despite the “.protected” extension that is attached to their names. This extension is created for the sole reason of making it clear which files were encrypted. Most file-encrypting threats do this, and they also sometimes rename the files that are encrypted. In that sense, you are lucky because you can, at least, identify the files that were corrupted by the infection. What’s the use? Well, if you have backups, you might be able to check which ones of your files have backup copies, and which ones are lost for good. Unfortunately, decrypting files manually is not possible, and you certainly cannot trust the attackers themselves to free your files. If you have backups, you are in an ideal situation, but do NOT connect to your backup system or service until you have the malicious Outsider Ransomware removed from your operating system. If you keep reading, you will learn about two unique methods that can help you delete this vicious infection. Read more »

FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware

FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware

When you want your product to reach a wider audience, you have to make sure that your product “speaks” a number of different languages. Unfortunately, this is also something that malware developers are aware of. For example, FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware is a malicious infection that targets users who speak English, Russian, and Chinese. If you are one of those users who got infected with this malware, you should do yourself a favor and remove FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware from your system immediately. For the manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Also, do not forget that it is always a good idea to invest in a legitimate antispyware application. Read more »

decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware

decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware

Our researchers think decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware is a new version of GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware, because even though there are a few differences between them the threats work more or less the same. Further, in the text, we will talk about what has changed in the latest version as well as explain how to eliminate this malicious application from the system. Thus, if you came across it or just wish to know all about it, we encourage you to read our full article. Also, users who need help while deleting decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware manually should have a look at the instructions located at the end of this page for guidance. Lastly, we would like to remind our readers that if they have any questions about the malware or its removal, they can leave us messages at the end of the text. Read more »

MyOfficeTab

MyOfficeTab

If you need to create documents often, MyOfficeTab might be what you were looking for specifically. Although this extension promises to help you create document files online, it is not as useful as you might think. As a matter of fact, our research team classifies it as a potentially unwanted program, PUP. The best thing you can do about this program is to remove it, but do not do that just because our malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com are telling you to. Read the report, learn about the extension, and then come up with your own conclusion. If there is no need for that, go ahead and delete MyOfficeTab using the instructions below. At the time of research, this potentially unwanted program was compatible with Google Chrome, which is what we focus on in the guide. However, if you find that you need to eliminate the extension from a different browser, let us know via the comments below, and we will update the guide to help you out as soon as possible. Read more »

CommentsPlus

CommentsPlus

CommentsPlus is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome. What you ought to know about this plugin is it is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It means the application could have unwanted qualities. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the software could gather information about the user and track him. Also, we believe it is possible the extension could show third-party advertising content, although we cannot be sure about it. However, if it appears to be doing so, we would advise being extra careful with such ads, and if you continue reading our report, we will explain to you why. Another thing we will discuss in the text is how to delete CommentsPlus. Thus, if you decide you do not wish to keep this PUP any longer, you should not forget to check the last paragraph as well as instructions displayed below it. Read more »

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware

.PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection, and there is nothing fun about it. This malicious infection aims to make as much money as possible by pushing affected users into purchasing decryption keys. However, you do not need to spend your money on this infection. It is possible to decrypt the files affected by the program for free. Therefore, you need to remove .PC-FunHACKED!-Hello Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Should you need help with malware removal, do not hesitate to acquire a powerful antispyware tool to help you with it. Read more »