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.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 »

ShellTea PoS Malware Threatens the Hospitality Industry

When you stay at a hotel, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your credit card data is safe. Well, if ShellTea has silently invaded the network of the hotel you are staying at, this data is not safe. Of course, there is nothing you can do about it because it is the hotel’s responsibility to take care of this. This malware was created by FIN8, and Morphisec Labs observed it attacking operating systems in the spring. Unfortunately, it is impossible to say whether or not there will be no other attacks from this group targeting hotels. In fact, the last time this malware was seen was back in 2017, and so we really cannot know when this malware will strike next. Read more »

Novter Botnet

Novter Botnet is a file-less botnet that is used to control infected machines. Users often do not know that they are infected with a botnet, and they might continue using their computers for a long time before they notice that something is wrong. If your computer has been acting weird, and you want to know whether it has been affected by this botnet, you can scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. If the infection is found, please remove Novter Botnet as soon as possible. Should you need any help with malware removal, feel free to leave us a comment. Read more »

'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam

Do you ever wonder what to do with email scams that reach you? The easiest answer is to delete them from your inbox at once. However, sometimes users fall for these scams, and so we feel obliged to talk about the scam that could cause some trouble.

This time, we would like you to pay attention to the 'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam. It is an old email spam campaign, and there is no trick behind its removal. You simply need to ignore its contents and delete the message without even checking it. Read more »

Karl Ransomware

Karl Ransomware

Karl Ransomware might be a devastating surprise to any user who does not back up his files and does not feel like paying around $500 to restore them. The malicious application locks all personal data and shows a note claiming a victim must pay to receive a tool that can decrypt all files. Of course, there are no guarantees such a tool will reach you. Thus, doing as told might result in you losing not just your data, but also a considerable sum of money. If you want to know more about the malware before choosing what to do, we encourage you to read our full article. On the other hand, if you have already decided not to comply with the hackers’ terms, you could erase Karl Ransomware by following our removal instructions provided below this text. Our researchers say it might be best to deal with the malware immediately since it could relaunch when the system restarts and encrypt more files. If deleting it manually seems too tricky, you can use a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

Email Users Are Warned to Look out for the 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam

Do you receive many emails every day? If you do, you might be quite careless when you open them. While opening emails will not get you into trouble, interacting with them by opening attached files, clicking links, or responding to strange messages could be very dangerous. The 'Jeanson J. Ancheta' Email Scam is the newest one that you need to look out for because the schemers behind it are trying to trick people into making unnecessary payments. Have you made a payment already? Hopefully, that is not the case because getting it back is not possible. Read more »

LOCKED_PAY Ransomware

LOCKED_PAY Ransomware

If your personal files were “locked” by LOCKED_PAY Ransomware, you might be thinking about following the instructions that were introduced to you by the creator of this infection. In fact, we do not really know if the attacker has also created the threat because it appears to have the code of the infamous Jigsaw Ransomware infection (just like Rodentia Ransomware, Bisquilla Ransomware, and other threats), and so it is possible that the attacker has simply used the code that was developed by the original creator. All in all, following the instructions by whoever is responsible for this malware is a bad idea. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that you are likely to waste your savings by following the demands that are delivered using a window launched by the threat. So, what are you supposed to do? Hopefully, you have backups that can replace the corrupted files, but if that is the case, we suggest that you delete LOCKED_PAY Ransomware before you move on. Read more »

TFlower Ransomware

TFlower Ransomware

TFlower Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that no one wants to encounter. Unfortunately, users often find themselves dealing with ransomware even if they cannot stand them. What can we make of it? It means that we have to step up our system security so that things like TFlower Ransomware would never enter it. Luckily, it is possible to learn more about ransomware distribution and avoid similar programs. However, first and foremost, you need to remove TFlower Ransomware from your computer. For the manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Read more »

FTCODE Ransomware

FTCODE Ransomware

Do you think about your virtual security often? If you forget about it or ignore it completely, FTCODE Ransomware is one of the threats that could use an opportunity to slither in. Skipped updated, carelessness when downloading new files/software, interaction with random ads and links, inability to make the distinction between legitimate emails and spam emails could all lead to the invasion of dangerous malware. In the case of the clandestine ransomware, spam emails are most likely to be used for the execution. Note that cybercriminals can create misleading addresses, subject lines, messages, and attachments to trick you into thinking that the email is real and reliable. If you are tricked, the infection is executed, and the encryption of your personal files begins shortly. You cannot recover the files by deleting FTCODE Ransomware, but it is crucial that you remove this threat anyway, and the sooner you get to it, the better. Read more »

Search Box Ds

Search Box Ds

Search Box Ds is a potentially unwanted program. It is a browser extension that is compatible with the Chrome browser. This application should improve your web browsing experience. However, if you do not remember when you added this app to your browser, you probably didn’t intend to have this app in the first place. So what are you supposed to do? The best bet right now is to remove Search Box Ds from your browser and then scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool because you might have more unwanted applications on-board. Read more »