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Scannewsupdate.info

Scannewsupdate.info

Scannewsupdate.info is an adware server that works as a redirect on Chrome and Firefox. In order to avoid continuous redirections to this annoying website, you should scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool to see whether you have any adware program installed on your computer. It would also be a good idea to reset your browser settings to default because you might as well have several unwanted extensions working on your browser. In this entry, we will talk more about adware and adware servers that can be used by malevolent third parties to expose you to potentially harmful content. Read more »

Venom Ransomware

Venom Ransomware

Venom Ransomware displays a black window with links to articles about Bitcoins and instructions on how to pay for decryption tool. In exchange, the hackers behind the malware offer a decryptor that is said to recover files encrypted by the threat. The affected files are those that have .venom extension, for example, picture.jpg.venom. Another way to restore these files is to replace them with backup copies from cloud storage, removable media devices, and so on. If you have such an option, we recommend deleting Venom Ransomware right away. In fact, we would advise removing it even if you cannot restore your data, as putting up with the hackers’ demands could be hazardous. If you need instructions on how to eliminate the malicious application, you should check the steps available below. Naturally, to find out more details about the infection, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

ANATOVA Ransomware

ANATOVA Ransomware

ANATOVA Ransomware encrypts user’s data and drops a note called ANATOVA.txt. Inside of this note, the victim should find a text saying the files can be decrypted for 10 Dash. Currently, it is about 658 US dollars. It is a rather high price considering there are no guarantees the user will get what he pays for. Therefore, for those who come across this malicious application, we would advise not to make any rash decisions. It is best to learn more about the threat and only then decide what to do. Our recommended course of action is ANATOVA Ransomware’s deletion. It does not restore encrypted files, but it cleans up the system, and as a result, it becomes safe to transfer backup copies, create new data, and so on. If you decide you want to remove the malware instead of putting up with any demands, we invite you to take a look at the deletion instructions located below. Naturally, for more information about the threat, you should continue reading our report. Read more »

IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam

IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam

If you do not want to face a malicious Trojan, IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam is the one to look out for. It is important to mention that the email address attached to the scam could be different in your case. One other example is allenyoon@hanmiinc.com. The subject line could be adjusted too. Cyber schemers need to be smart about how they approach victims, and if they continue to use the same addresses, subject lines, and even the messages themselves, they are unlikely to succeed as much. The ever-changing scams make it much harder for security experts to catch them and warn users in time. Unfortunately, the consequences can be dire. If you are not careful and fall for the scam, you might let in malware without even knowing it. According to our research, some victims find that they need to remove IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam-related Trojans. One of them is the vicious Emotet Trojan. If you continue reading, you will learn how to recognize the scam and delete malware. Read more »

Ransom102 Ransomware

Ransom102 Ransomware

If you see a message saying “You are ransomwared,” you may have encountered a threat we call Ransom102 Ransomware. It locks user’s data on specific directories and then opens a window claiming the victim has to pay if he wants to get his data back. Needless to say, we would not recommend paying anything. First of all, there are various ways the cybercriminals could trick you. Also, it seems the decryption key, needed to unlock all encrypted files, can be extracted from the malicious application. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report it is Kevi379K. Soon after you encrypt your data with it, we advise not to wait any longer and erase this malicious program from the computer. To learn how to remove Ransom102 Ransomware manually, you should take a look at the instructions available below. Of course, if they appear to be too complicated, you should leave this task to a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Desktop Ransomware

Desktop Ransomware

If you keep some of the most important files on your Desktop, the malicious Desktop Ransomware is one of those threats you want to keep away at all cost. As the name suggests, it is targeted at all files on the Desktop, and it can encrypt them by changing their data. The good news is that a decryption code – which is also known as a pin code – has been made public, but it is always possible that the developers of this infection could change things around to ensure that the victim cannot get away easily. This should push them into clicking “Get PIN,” which probably would lead straight to the attacker. At the time of research, the “Get PIN” button was routing to a page that did not exist, but that too could change in the near future. We discuss this further in the report. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that although the infection might not be spreading vastly, it is a threat to watch out, which is why we add a removal guide. If you want to learn how to delete Desktop Ransomware, continue reading. Read more »

SnowPicnic Ransomware

Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is warning about SnowPicnic Ransomware, which could potentially work as a file-encrypting, ransom-demanding threat. At this time, this “ransomware” is not functional, and there is a possibility that it will never see the light of day, so to speak. That being said, we simply cannot guarantee that this malware will never be used for its intended purpose, and that is why we are reporting it right away. Without a doubt, NOW is the time to secure your system and prepare for a potential ransomware attack. Since there are, literally, hundreds of other file-encryptors that can attack you today, you really need to take action. If you continue reading, you will learn how to take care of your system, as well as how to remove ransomware if it manages to slither in. We also talk about deleting SnowPicnic Ransomware. First, scan your operating system to check if you are not currently battling malware that requires attention. If your system is clear, focus on protecting it. Read more »

"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 »

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 »

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 »