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CONTI Ransomware

CONTI Ransomware

CONTI Ransomware shows a message saying that a victim’s system is locked, but, in reality, the malware locks particular files. To be more precise, the malicious application enciphers data, which is why it becomes impossible to open it without a unique decryption key and a decryption tool. The threat’s developers may offer to sell such decryption tools if you contact them via the email addresses that should be provided on the malware’s ransom notes. However, you should know that whatever cybercriminals may offer you, you cannot be sure that they will deliver it. In other words, if you pay a ransom, your money could be lost in vain, as you may never get the needed decryption tools. Therefore, we advise thinking carefully before you decide how to react to the malicious application’s note. If you want to get to know the threat better, you should read the rest of this article. Also, if you choose to delete CONTI Ransomware, you might want to have a look at the removal instructions available below. Read more »

HackdoorCrypt3r Ransomware

HackdoorCrypt3r Ransomware

If the thought of losing your personal files makes you sweat profusely, HackdoorCrypt3r Ransomware is an infection you want to learn more about. Just like hundreds and thousands of other file-encrypting ransom-demanding threats, this one is all about making your personal files unreadable. Unfortunately, a complex, unique encryptor is used by this threat, which is why you cannot decrypt your files using any kind of decryption software. Are you looking for free decryptors? If you find one that claims to decrypt the files with the “.hackdoor” extension appended to their names, you want to be very careful. At the time of research, Anti-Spyware-101.com could not find free decryptors that worked. What does that leave you with? Unfortunately, your only option might seem to pay a ransom that is requested by the attackers. The thing is that this is not a real option because cybercriminals are unlikely to give you anything in return for your money. Hopefully, even if you cannot decrypt files, you can still replace them, but only after you delete HackdoorCrypt3r Ransomware. Read more »

OnyxLocker Ransomware

OnyxLocker Ransomware

When files are encrypted by OnyxLocker Ransomware, they cannot be read because there is no program that could decipher the encryptor used. The process of encryption is very simple because people can use it to protect their files; however, cybercriminals have decided to encrypt files to make money, and they have been very successful at it. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have faced an uncountable number of file-encryptors, and a few of the more recent ones include Devos Ransomware, 2048 Ransomware, and Pashka Ransomware. Some are more complex than others, and some of the threats are capable of stealing passwords, wiping data, deleting shadow copies, and doing other terrible things. Most often, however, cybercriminals stick to encryption alone because that is enough to back Windows users into a corner. If you too feel backed into a corner, you might be thinking about the option of paying the ransom, but our researchers recommend that you focus on deleting OnyxLocker Ransomware instead. Read more »

Devos Ransomware

Devos Ransomware

Devos Ransomware is one of those malicious applications that take various personal files as hostages and then show a ransom note. In this case, the malware’s note does not give instructions on how to pay a ransom to decrypt the threat’s locked files. Instead, users are asked to email the hackers behind the malware. We believe that as soon as these cybercriminals are contacted, they ought to demand a specific amount of cryptocurrencies and explain how to make a payment. Needless to say, putting your faith in such people could end up hazardously, which is why we advise not to rush into anything if you come across such a malicious application. If you want to know how to delete Devos Ransomware as well as more about how it works, we invite you to read our full report. Read more »

Watch Movies Live

Watch Movies Live

People around the world are on a constant lookout for tools and services that can help them stream and watch movies for free. Watch Movies Live is an extension designed for Google Chrome users that might catch the attention of those kinds of people. Of course, it does not actually make it possible to stream movies for free because that is illegal, and because it simply does not have that capability. It was created for two reasons. First, it offers users access to third-party sites that are related to movies and streaming services. Second, it promotes a search tool that redirects to search.yahoo.com, or Yahoo Search. Users usually trust this service, but that is a mistake because the results are modified by the extension itself. Basically, the extension does not offer streaming services, and its search service is not trustworthy, which is why it is classified as a PUP – potentially unwanted program. Since you are reading this report, you must have decided to remove Watch Movies Live already, but if you are not yet completely sure if you want to delete this extension, we hope that we can provide you with an answer. Read more »

SySS Ransomware

SySS Ransomware

If you are not yet sure if SySS Ransomware is the infection that encrypted your personal files and made them unreadable, you should look at the names of your files. If this is the threat that is responsible for the attack, you should find the “.id-***.[syspentest@aol.com].SySS” (*** represent unique characters) extension attached. You are free to remove this extension, but that is not something that will help you restore your files. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are not sure you can restore your files at all, and if you find tools that claim to be capable of restoring files affected by malware, you have to be careful. That being said, this particular threat comes from the Crysis Ransomware/Dharma Ransomware family, and free decryptors have been developed by malware experts. If you are going to use third-party tools, these are the ones you should look into first. Unfortunately, nothing can guarantee full decryption, and your files will not be restored even if you delete SySS Ransomware quickly. Read more »

ADHUBLLKA Ransomware

ADHUBLLKA Ransomware

Like other ransomware applications, ADHUBLLKA Ransomware could enter your system if you interact with unreliable files from the Internet. The malware does not create any data upon entering a system. Instead, it should locate its targeted files and start encrypting them to take them as hostages. As a result, most of your personal files, such as pictures and documents, should become unreadable. After this process is complete, the malicious application ought to display a ransom note, which should ask you to email the malware’s developers and pay a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. The problem is that you might never receive the promised tools. Thus, we advise you to be careful and to learn more about this threat before you decide what to do. After reading our article, we recommend checking our removal instructions too, as they may help you delete ADHUBLLKA Ransomware manually. Read more »

BitPyLock Ransomware

BitPyLock Ransomware

BitPyLock Ransomware is a malicious application that can sneak in and out without you noticing anything. It should reveal its presence only after encrypting your files with a robust encryption algorithm. By the time the encryption process is over, all locations containing affected files should contain an HTML file with instructions on how to pay a ransom. In exchange, hackers should offer their decryption tools. The scariest part is that the note might say that it is impossible to restore files from backup because the malware erased it. However, this might be untrue. We explain more about this malicious application further in this article, and if you want to learn how you could erase BitPyLock Ransomware too, you should check the removal instructions available below. Read more »

Bitsran

Bitsran is a malicious infection that doesn’t work alone. We have to understand that such Trojans are often just malware components that tell us about an onset of a far more dangerous infection. As far as we know, this Trojan component is part of the Hermes Ransomware infection, and it might be the first step in this entire attack. It is essential to detect and remove Bitsran before it manages to launch the file-encrypting infection. Although it is possible to do that manually, we would strongly recommend using an automated antispyware tool that would help you terminate all the malware components automatically. Read more »

Dudell

Dudell is a malware component that allows cyber crooks to infect multiple systems all over the world. Whenever we deal with such infections, we have to understand that they often work in tandem with several other threats. Dudell is categorized as a Trojan infection, and so it means that users probably do not realize they have been infected with it until it is a bit too late to do anything about it.

Hence, prevention is extremely important when it comes to such infections. If you want to remove Dudell, you have to perform regular system scans with reliable antispyware tools, so that you would locate and terminate this infection immediately. Read more »