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IEncrypt Ransomware

IEncrypt Ransomware

IEncrypt Ransomware is a very unpredictable infection, in a sense that we cannot associate any specific email addresses, names, or even encrypted files’ extensions to it. This threat is ever-changing, and it appears to be adjusted to target specific companies. For example, in the past, we saw it taking over the files of the Krauss-Maffei company, and when files were encrypted, the “.kraussmfz” ransomware file extension was added. In the latest attack, it has targeted the CMS Nextech company, and it also added the “.cmsnwned” extension to the files it corrupted. In this report, we take the latest attack as an example, but keep in mind that the infection could be modified to attack a different target entirely. Although it appears that the infection is going after big companies, we cannot guarantee that it will not attack individual Windows users too. In any situation, if you continue reading, you will learn how to secure your system, as well as how to remove IEncrypt Ransomware from your Windows operating system. Read more »

.lightning Ransomware File Extension

.lightning Ransomware File Extension

.lightning Ransomware File Extension can turn your photos and documents into worthless files that your system might be unable to read anymore. The malware encrypts the user’s data with a strong encryption algorithm, which makes it impossible to open it without decrypting it first. Sadly, the tools needed for decryption are in possession of the hackers behind the infection, and as usual, they demand a ransom. Truth to be told, it is possible the cybercriminals do not have decryption means either, which is why we do not recommend putting up with their demands. If your computer got infected with this malicious application, we recommend reading our full article to learn more about it. Also, we can offer deletion instructions available at the end of the article if you decide to erase .lightning Ransomware File Extension. Read more »

Cossy Ransomware

Cossy Ransomware

If you open the wrong spam email attachment, leave your system vulnerable, or interact with malicious downloaders, Cossy Ransomware is one of the many threats that could invade your Windows operating system. The threat is extremely aggressive, but it is stealthy in its attack, and you are not supposed to recognize it or even notice it. After execution, the threat is meant to encrypt files, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that this particular infection is capable of encrypting everything in its way. Of course, the ransomware evades files that help the system operate because if the system crashes, the attack will not be successful. The main goal is to make victims pay money, and a ransom note must be introduced to the victim for that. The ransom note is delivered via a TXT file, which is one of the several files that require removal. If you continue reading, you will learn what it takes to delete Cossy Ransomware from your operating system. We have to warn you right away that the process might be complicated. Read more »

Juwon Ransomware

Juwon Ransomware

You might be under the impression that Juwon Ransomware has encrypted your entire operating system, but that is far from the truth. The worst it can do is encrypt your personal files, and your computer is just fine. Of course, the encryption of personal data can be just as devastating, if not more, because while you can always reinstall Windows or buy another computer, you might not be able to recover your personal photos, videos, or documents. So, is there no solution to the problem? At this point, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team informs that it is not possible to decrypt the files corrupted by this malware. The good news is, it does not look like this malware is currently spreading in the wild. We assume that because the sample tested in our lab did not even encrypt files. Although that is good news, malware can be updated at any point, and it is important to secure all operating systems against it. Whether or not you need to delete Juwon Ransomware from your Windows system at this particular moment, we suggest that you keep reading. Read more »

BSS Ransomware

BSS Ransomware

According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, Windows users are unlikely to face BSS Ransomware. At the time of research, this infection was not spreading in the wild. Also, it appeared to be poorly designed, and it could not have served its main functions. That being said, the threat was capable of encrypting files, and there is a possibility that it is still in development, which means that it could become a big problem in the future. Hopefully, this threat will not spread; however, we need to be prepared for the worst, and that would be a full-fledged attack. If this malware invades your operating system, it might encrypt your personal files, and that is the last thing you want because decrypting files is always difficult, and almost never possible. Whether you are looking for more information just because you are intrigued, or you need to learn how to remove BSS Ransomware, we suggest that you continue reading. The report is supplemented with a guide that shows how to delete malicious files, and you also have access to the comments section in case you want to ask us any questions. Read more »

BlackWorm Ransomware

BlackWorm Ransomware

BlackWorm Ransomware encrypts data and marks it with .bworm extension, e.g., text.docx.bworm to make it unusable. Our specialists report the malware can also block various processes, disable Windows User Account Controls, display a ransom note, and so on. As you continue reading our report, we will tell you more details about the malicious application, including information on how to remove BlackWorm Ransomware from your computer. A bit below the article you will find instructions showing how to eliminate the threat manually too, so if you choose to erase it this way, feel free to check the given steps. Also, in case you still have any questions about this malicious application you can add a message in the commentaries section below the article. Read more »

Gorgon Ransomware

Gorgon Ransomware

Gorgon Ransomware is a malicious ransomware infection that targets several regions worldwide. It is very likely that it is possible to decrypt the affected files with a publicly available decryption tool. Therefore, there is no need to panic if this program enters your computer. You can scroll to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions, but do not forget to scan your system with a licensed antispyware tool because you have to locate every single suspicious file currently present on your computer and remove it as soon as possible. Read more »

DataWait Ransomware

DataWait Ransomware

Your files are in grave danger if DataWait Ransomware has encrypted them. The infection uses an algorithm that cannot be cracked that easily. Using this algorithm, the data of the files is changed, and the files become unreadable. Additionally, the “.DATAWAIT” extension is added to the original names, and that is how you might identify the corrupted files. Otherwise, you can try to open them, but you will see that that is not possible. Unfortunately, once files are encrypted, they might be unrecoverable. In the best case scenario, all of your personal files are backed up, and you can easily replace the corrupted files with backup copies after deleting DataWait Ransomware. If you want to review your backups, do NOT do that using the infected machine. Remove the threat first and then connect to other devices or cloud accounts. What about the private key that, allegedly, should restore your files? Do not pay for it, or you will lose your files and your money. Read more »

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 »