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Odveta Ransomware

Odveta Ransomware

Odveta Ransomware locks personal victims’ files and marks them with the .odveta extension. Such data can only be opened if it is decrypted first. Unfortunately, the malicious application’s developers do not provide decryption tools free of charge. In exchange, they should ask to receive a particular sum in Bitcoins. The malware’s ransom note does not say how much cybercriminals wish to get, but whatever the sum could be, we advise thinking carefully before deciding if you should pay it or not. There is always a risk that hackers may not hold on to their end of the deal. Before you choose anything, we advise getting to know this malware better by reading our full article. Also, if you decide you want to remove Odveta Ransomware manually, we recommend checking the deletion steps available below this text. Read more »

Stream+

Stream+

Stream+ might be just the right tool for you if you want to see as much of sponsored advertisements in your search results as possible. The description of this browser extension says that it inserts sponsored content into Google search results that is different from the advertising material shown by Google. Users should know that this application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs, which means it might be a mistake to trust it or its sponsored material. Further, in this report, we explain more about this extension, like where might it come from and how it works. Thus, if you want to know more about it, we encourage you to read our full article. On the other hand, if you already placed this plugin on your browser, but now wish to remove Stream+, we invite you to use our instructions placed a bit below this article. Read more »

Afrodita Ransomware

Afrodita Ransomware

Afrodita Ransomware is a rather obscure ransomware infection that enters target computers to extort money from their victims. Getting infected by a ransomware can be a devastating experience because not all programs have public decryption tools. Therefore, the best remedy against a ransomware infection is a file back-up. You need to regularly make copies of your data and then back it on either on an external hard drive or a cloud drive.

As for Afrodita Ransomware, this program deletes itself once the file encryption is complete, but there are some leftover files you need to terminate. For that, please scroll to the bottom of this description for manual removal guidelines. Read more »

TurkStatik Ransomware

TurkStatik Ransomware

New file-encrypting threats keep emerging, and TurkStatik Ransomware is one of them. This infection was created with Turkish-speaking Windows users in mind because the message that the attackers introduce to their victims is in Turkish. Does that mean that the infection is likely to be spread via Turkish websites? That is a possibility, but it is most likely that it would be sent via email or by exploiting the existing system or software vulnerabilities. Without a doubt, whenever you are warned that the email you received is spam, you want to be very careful with it. If you can immediately tell that it was sent to you by someone you do not know, you should remove this message without hesitation. However, note that cybercriminals might hijack legitimate accounts to spread malware too. You also want to install all updates in time. Hopefully, you can still protect yourself against the dangerous infection, but if you need to delete TurkStatik Ransomware from your operating system, you should not hesitate to do it as soon as possible. The most important thing is that you do not pay attention to the attackers’ demands. Read more »

DeathRansom Ransomware

DeathRansom Ransomware

The invasion of DeathRansom Ransomware might lead to the pseudo death of your personal files. This threat is capable of employing a unique algorithm to encrypt personal files, after which they are no longer readable. Although the creator of the infection does not seem to care about the files that are encrypted – in a sense that they do not read them or try to leak them online – they take the files hostage. After encryption, demands for a ransom payment are introduced to the victims, and it is claimed that victims can recover their files only if the ransom is paid. Unfortunately, there is no proof that files would be decrypted if the ransom was paid, and so Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers do not advise paying the ransom. If you did the opposite, it is likely that your files would go to waste. If you are ready to delete DeathRansom Ransomware from your operating system, check out the last section of the report that discusses the removal of this threat. If you want to learn more, continue reading. Read more »

Rote Ransomware

Rote Ransomware

If your personal files cannot be read, and the “.rote” extension is added to their names, you can blame Rote Ransomware for that. This clandestine infection slithers in and wreaks havoc on your personal files before you can figure out what is going on. Once files are fully encrypted, the infection uses a text file to introduced victims to a ransom demand, according to which files can be restored only if the victim pays $980 for a decryption tool provided by the attackers. If you know anything about cybercriminals, you must know that they often cheat and tell lies to reach their goals. In this case, their goal is to make money, and they are clearly willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Unfortunately, files are not restored when victims delete Rote Ransomware, and that is what might push them into a corner. Hopefully, you can find an alternative way to regain access to your personal files, and you can remove the threat without hesitation. Read more »

Zobm Ransomware

Zobm Ransomware

When you discover that your personal files cannot be opened normally, you might automatically think that a system error has occurred, but Zobm Ransomware might be to blame for that. This infection is clandestine at first, and it might be dropped by other infections or slither in using an unpatched vulnerability. Users could be tricked into letting it in by opening spam email attachments or downloading files from unreliable websites too. If the threat manages to remain undetected, it can silently encrypt files, which means that the data is changed. The “.zobm” extension is also added to the names of the encrypted documents, photos, and other types of personal files to help you spot them quickly. At this point, you might still think that some error has occurred, and you might even try to remove the added extension. Soon after, the infection reveals itself so that demands could be made, and it is too late to delete Zobm Ransomware to prevent file damage. Read more »

Mosk Ransomware

Mosk Ransomware

Mosk Ransomware is one of the newer threats from the Stop Ransomware family. Some malicious applications from this family encrypt victims’ files with offline keys. Specialists say that in such cases, it is possible to decrypt data. Unfortunately, it appears that this version encrypts files differently, which is why its affected files are currently undecryptable. Even so, we do not advise asking for the cybercriminals who created this malicious application to help you. They demand to pay a ransom in return, and the worst part is that there are no guarantees they will provide what they promise. Of course, before you decide, you should learn more about the malware, which is why we advise reading our full article. Also, users should know that it would be safer to erase Mosk Ransomware, which is why we provide manual deletion instructions at the end of this page. Read more »

Rooster865qq Ransomware

Rooster865qq Ransomware

Rooster865qq Ransomware is a recently created ransomware application. As most threats from this category, it encrypts files to take them as hostages and displays a ransom note explaining how to get affected data back. The malware’s note does not provide instructions on how to pay a ransom, but it has the malicious application’s creators’ contact information. Of course, we do not advise contacting them. Hackers are not trustworthy people, and there is always a risk they could scam their victims, in which case, things might get even worse. Therefore, you should consider it carefully. At first, we recommend checking if you have any backup copies that you could use instead of data that got encrypted. If you do, we advise removing Rooster865qq Ransomware with no hesitation. To learn more about this threat, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

AnteFrigus Ransomware

AnteFrigus Ransomware

When you do not take care of your operating system, you open a door for malware, and one of the infections that could use it is the AnteFrigus Ransomware. This infection might use remote access vulnerabilities, spam emails with malicious attachments, and clandestine bundled downloaders to enter the operating system, and if there is no reliable security software to stop the execution of this threat, your personal files are put at risk instantly. This malware encrypts files and, as the name suggests, it demands a ransom payment afterward. This payment, allegedly, would be exchanged for a decryptor, but can you trust cybercriminals? Of course, you cannot trust them, and that is why our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does NOT recommend making any payments. In fact, we do not recommend interacting with cybercriminals and their malware at all. Instead, you should focus on deleting AnteFrigus Ransomware. Read more »