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RMS RAT

Even if you do not have a rat infestation problem at your home, RMS RAT could have invaded your Windows operating system. Similarly to an actual rat, this dangerous infection gets in silently and eats away at your privacy without you knowing about it. Although it does not corrupt files, spy on users, steal sensitive data, remove files, or perform in other similar ways, it can be much more destructive than any other threats capable of such activity. That is because it gives cyber criminals access to the system, and they can exploit it in various ways. Most likely, the attackers would use it to drop other malicious infections. This dangerous malware, of course, requires immediate removal, but, unfortunately, since this threat is silent and does not have an interface, it could stay hidden for a long time. This is exactly why performing routine system scans is crucial. If you have already figured out that you need to delete RMS RAT from your operating system, do not waste any time. Read more »

HACK Ransomware

HACK Ransomware might be the reason why you cannot access your files. It can be recognized from a particular extension that it appends to its encrypted data. For example, in our case, the files on a test computer got marked with .id-B4501087.[mr.hacker@tutanota.com].HACK, e.g., document.docx.id- B4501087.[mr.hacker@tutanota.com].HACK. Data that has this extension should become unusable as the malicious application enciphers it with a strong cryptosystem. Therefore, the only way to reaccess it is to get a decryptor from the hackers behind the malicious application. Since the hackers will most likely ask for a payment, you should know the money could be lost for nothing, if you get scammed. Thus, even if it looks like it might be your only option, we recommend considering it carefully. To learn more about HACK Ransomware and how you can get rid of it, we advise reading the rest of our article. Read more »

DDT Ransomware

DDT Ransomware

DDT Ransomware is a malicious ransomware infection, and it comes with the intention to rip you off. Ransomware programs are really good at scaring users into paying the ransom fees. DDT Ransomware and other similar infections make the impression that the only way to recover affected files is by paying the ransom fee.

Needless to say, you should keep your money to yourself. Paying the ransom may not even solve the problem. You need to remove DDT Ransomware first, and then look for other ways to restore your data. If you find yourself at your wit’s end, do not hesitate to address a professional. Read more »

Kedi RAT

Kedi RAT is an old computer infection that first came into light in 2017. It is a remote access Trojan, and as such, it can collect sensitive information on the infected system, and then transfer that information to its C&C. Whatever the hackers behind this infection do with the stolen information, that’s hard to say. However, it is clear that one shouldn’t underestimate this Trojan. If you know for sure that your computer or your computer network is infected with this threat, you have to remove Kedi RAT at once. If manual removal too much of a hassle for you, please invest in a powerful security tool to do the job for you. Read more »

ChaCha Ransomware

ChaCha Ransomware

ChaCha Ransomware plays an audio recording saying your files were encrypted and then shows a black screen with a message from the malware’s creators. As usual for such threats, its ransom note claims the hackers are the only ones who can help a victim restore his data and that users should contact them as soon as possible. It might even say the cybercriminals will give you a fair price or guarantee that you will get the needed decryption tools, but, the truth is, there are no guarantees when dealing with hackers. If you realize that and do not wish to take any chances, we advise removing ChaCha Ransomware. As we explain in the text, you might need to rewrite Windows to restore your system and get rid of the threat. However, if the computer works as usual, you might be able to erase the malicious application with the instructions provided at the end of this article. Read more »

Skymap Ransomware

Skymap Ransomware

Skymap Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that should be terminated as soon as possible. As you can obviously tell from the name, this program encrypts target files and then expects the affected user to pay a ransom fee for the files. Computer security experts always emphasize that transferring the ransom payment seldom solves anything. If anything, you need to remove Skymap Ransomware, and then look for other methods to restore the affected files. Please do not fall into this trap, and keep your money to yourself. Also, do everything you can to avoid similar infections in the future. Read more »

Blitzkrieg Ransomware

Blitzkrieg Ransomware

Blitzkrieg Ransomware is an infection that encrypts files and then adds either “.bkc” or “.non” extension to their original names to mark them. When you see either of these extensions, you no longer need to try to open the file to see whether or not it is corrupted. Unfortunately, our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that checking the files and assessing the situation might be impossible. That is because the malicious threat practically goes after all files. Needless to say, if system files are encrypted, you might be unable to run your operating system normally. If that has happened, you might need to reinstall Windows. Otherwise, you could leave the infected machine in the hands of a professional. In any case, even if your computer is running normally, if files were encrypted, it is unlikely that you will be able to set them free. That will not happen even when you remove Blitzkrieg Ransomware. Obviously, deleting this threat is important, and we discuss that too. Read more »

GetCrypt Ransomware

GetCrypt Ransomware

Were your personal files encrypted by GetCrypt Ransomware? If they were, your background wallpaper must have been replaced, and you must have been introduced to a file named “# DECRYPT MY FILES #.txt.” These are the two things that should help you identify the threat in no time. Depending on the version of this malware that you face, the messages delivered via the wallpaper and the text file should push you to email un42@protonmail.com or getcrypt@cock.li, and you should not do that. You will learn why that is risky if you continue reading. If you do that, you will also learn how to delete GetCrypt Ransomware, and doing that is very important. Even though your personal files will not be restored when you do that, you do not want anything malicious on your computer, because that creates security risks. Note that you will not get your files decrypted even if you pay the ransom requested by the attackers. So, what are you supposed to do? First, remove the infection, next, find a free decryptor. Read more »

Fallout Exploit Kit

Fallout Exploit Kit is a type of security threat that you cannot simply just remove from your computer because it is not there in the first place. We can only inform you about this exploit, and then hope that you do not encounter it when you browse the web.

In this entry, we will tell you more about the things Fallout Exploit Kit can do, but please bear in mind that if you want to somehow scan the websites you are about access to avoid this exploit kit, you might want to address IT security professionals, because this is not something a regular individual user can cope with. Read more »

Trojan.Minjen

Trojan.Minjen was designed to mine a cryptocurrency called Monero. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say there might be a lot of versions of it so the variant you encounter may not act the same as the one we tested. Nonetheless, it should not be that different either. Usually, such Trojans influence the infected device’s performance, so users might suspect it could be on the system if they notice the computer suddenly began to work slower. To find out more about this malicious application, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. In case you think it is on your system, we recommend checking it with a legitimate antimalware tool. The deletion steps placed below can also help you eliminate Trojan.Minjen, although if you encounter a different version of it, it is possible the instructions might not work for you. Read more »