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Dqb Ransomware

Dqb Ransomware encrypts and marks user’s files with the .dqb extension. Afterward, the malicious application should display a ransom note explaining how to restore affected data. In truth, the note only tells how to contact the malware’s developers. However, based on our experience with such threats, we are almost one hundred percent sure that the reply letter from hackers should provide further instructions. Usually, they ask to pay a ransom and promise to deliver decryption tools in return. Cybercriminals often claim they can guarantee victims will receive what is promised, but you should know that in reality, such promises have no value. Victims might be asked to pay with Bitcoins, and once they do, they cannot take their money back. Therefore, the malware’s developers might get their payment whether they provide decryption tools or not. If you rather not risk losing your money for nothing, you could pay no attention to the ransom note and erase Dqb Ransomware. Read more »

WSH RAT

WSH RAT is a clandestine remote access tool that, in the hands of malicious cyber criminals, can become a seriously dangerous weapon. The infection appears to have been unleashed at the beginning of June, and it is currently actively sold on underground forums, where schemers, hackers, and virtual attackers reign. At the time of research, Anti-Spyware-101.com analysts found the threat to be sold for a mere $50 per month. That is not a lot of money under any circumstances, and, undoubtedly, attackers are exploiting the opportunity to use a seemingly well-established RAT. Unfortunately, the scale of this malware is yet to be determined, but, without a doubt, everyone needs to take appropriate security measures to ensure that operating systems are guarded against it. Detecting this malware once it is in might be very difficult, and some victims might discover it by chance. In any case, deleting this malware is crucial, and you will find useful WSH RAT removal tips in this report. Read more »

BURAN Ransomware

BURAN Ransomware

You do NOT want to let in BURAN Ransomware because this devious file-encryptor can destroy all of your personal files. In fact, it is set to destroy every single file that is not a .buran, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .dll, .exe, .log, .msp, .msc, .pif, .scr, or .sys file. Although the infection does not remove or steal files, it encrypts them, which means that the data is scrambled and so the files become unreadable. In theory, a decryptor should exist along with the encryptor, but even if the developer of the infection has it, who can say whether or not they would hand it to the victims. That being said, that is exactly what the attackers are promising, and they are demanding money in return. One version of the infection demanded a ransom of $100 to be paid in Bitcoin, but there are many different versions, and so the sum of the ransom could change as well. What does not change is the fact that this infection must be erased. Do you know how to delete BURAN Ransomware? Continue reading to find out. Read more »

TROLL Ransomware

TROLL Ransomware

TROLL Ransomware could ruin all your photos, documents, and other files that could be of value to you if your computer gets infected with it. To learn how this could happen, we encourage you to read the rest of our article. Another thing we would like to explain from the start is that the malicious application uses a secure encryption algorithm to lock victims' data. It means affected files become encrypted and they can be decrypted with the right decryption tools. The bad news is that the malware’s developers could be the only ones who may have such tools, and they do not want to provide them free of charge. In other words, they expect you to pay a ransom and, sadly, doing so could be risky as there are no guarantees the hackers will hold on to their end of the bargain. Removing TROLL Ransomware will not decrypt your files either, but it is vital to do so if you want your system to be clean and secure. You can get rid of it with the instructions available below or with a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Windows Warning Alert +1-855-595-7999

Windows Warning Alert +1-855-595-7999

Windows Warning Alert +1-855-595-7999 may try to trick you into contacting a fake Windows Technical Support. According to our specialists, the false notification claims a computer is infected with a dangerous threat called Pornographic Spyware and that it is necessary to ask for assistance from the support center to get rid of it. Of course, in reality, the malicious application does not exist. If you want to know how the fake alert might appear on your browser or what could happen if you call the provided telephone number, you should read the rest of this report. A bit below it you can find instructions explaining how to eliminate Windows Warning Alert +1-855-595-7999 if you cannot close it. To make sure it will not come back, our researchers advise scanning the computer with a legitimate antimalware tool that could remove threats that might be related to the notification. For users who have more questions about the pop-up, we wish to remind that there is a comments space below where messages can be left. Read more »

Tracker Packages New Tab

Tracker Packages New Tab

Tracker Packages New Tab falls under the category of potentially unwanted programs, also called PUPs. Our researchers say there is a chance the extension could gather information about a user’s interests and display third-party advertising content. Keep in mind that some of the third-party ads might be untrustworthy, so if you see such content while using the application in question, we advise being cautious. If you continue reading our article, we will explain this in more detail as well as provide you with more information about the PUP. Should you decide you do not need such an application on your browser, you could erase Tracker Packages New Tab with the instructions available below this article. Read more »

Basecrypt@aol.com Ransomware

Basecrypt@aol.com Ransomware

Basecrypt@aol.com Ransomware is another ransomware infection that you need to remove ASAP. This program works like most of the other infections of the same category. It means that there is always a chance that you will not be able to restore the encrypted files.

If you do not have a file backup, you should look for other file recovery options. Also, you have to remove Basecrypt@aol.com Ransomware from your system, so check out the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this entry. They are quite lengthy, so if you do not want to do it on your own, get yourself a licensed antispyware tool. Read more »

GoldBrute

GoldBrute is a botnet infection that turns multiple computer systems into tame zombies. The infection itself doesn’t have any other purpose but to infect, but there are many things the developers might make an obedient zombie do. Therefore, it is vital to run regular system scans with a security tool of your choice if you want to remove GoldBrute immediately before this infection caused any great damage.

While you are at it, you should also look for other potentially dangerous programs that might be running on your system. Malware usually travels in packs, and so GoldBrute could be just one of the many intruders on-board. Read more »

IPStorm

IPStorm is a dangerous computer infection that can be used to do anything to the affected system. It is a botnet, and so the list of the things it could is practically endless. Individual and corporate users should be concerned about such infections because they do not just jump straight into your face. They often work in the background of the system for a very long time. Regular system scans with a licensed antispyware tool should be at the top of your to-do lists; because these scans can help you detect and remove IPStorm sooner. Negligence is never the answer when it comes to cybersecurity. Read more »

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 »