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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 »

ANATOVA Ransomware

ANATOVA Ransomware

ANATOVA Ransomware encrypts user’s data and drops a note called ANATOVA.txt. Inside of this note, the victim should find a text saying the files can be decrypted for 10 Dash. Currently, it is about 658 US dollars. It is a rather high price considering there are no guarantees the user will get what he pays for. Therefore, for those who come across this malicious application, we would advise not to make any rash decisions. It is best to learn more about the threat and only then decide what to do. Our recommended course of action is ANATOVA Ransomware’s deletion. It does not restore encrypted files, but it cleans up the system, and as a result, it becomes safe to transfer backup copies, create new data, and so on. If you decide you want to remove the malware instead of putting up with any demands, we invite you to take a look at the deletion instructions located below. Naturally, for more information about the threat, you should continue reading our report. Read more »

IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam

IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam

If you do not want to face a malicious Trojan, IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam is the one to look out for. It is important to mention that the email address attached to the scam could be different in your case. One other example is allenyoon@hanmiinc.com. The subject line could be adjusted too. Cyber schemers need to be smart about how they approach victims, and if they continue to use the same addresses, subject lines, and even the messages themselves, they are unlikely to succeed as much. The ever-changing scams make it much harder for security experts to catch them and warn users in time. Unfortunately, the consequences can be dire. If you are not careful and fall for the scam, you might let in malware without even knowing it. According to our research, some victims find that they need to remove IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam-related Trojans. One of them is the vicious Emotet Trojan. If you continue reading, you will learn how to recognize the scam and delete malware. Read more »

Ransom102 Ransomware

Ransom102 Ransomware

If you see a message saying “You are ransomwared,” you may have encountered a threat we call Ransom102 Ransomware. It locks user’s data on specific directories and then opens a window claiming the victim has to pay if he wants to get his data back. Needless to say, we would not recommend paying anything. First of all, there are various ways the cybercriminals could trick you. Also, it seems the decryption key, needed to unlock all encrypted files, can be extracted from the malicious application. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report it is Kevi379K. Soon after you encrypt your data with it, we advise not to wait any longer and erase this malicious program from the computer. To learn how to remove Ransom102 Ransomware manually, you should take a look at the instructions available below. Of course, if they appear to be too complicated, you should leave this task to a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Desktop Ransomware

Desktop Ransomware

If you keep some of the most important files on your Desktop, the malicious Desktop Ransomware is one of those threats you want to keep away at all cost. As the name suggests, it is targeted at all files on the Desktop, and it can encrypt them by changing their data. The good news is that a decryption code – which is also known as a pin code – has been made public, but it is always possible that the developers of this infection could change things around to ensure that the victim cannot get away easily. This should push them into clicking “Get PIN,” which probably would lead straight to the attacker. At the time of research, the “Get PIN” button was routing to a page that did not exist, but that too could change in the near future. We discuss this further in the report. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that although the infection might not be spreading vastly, it is a threat to watch out, which is why we add a removal guide. If you want to learn how to delete Desktop Ransomware, continue reading. Read more »

SnowPicnic Ransomware

Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is warning about SnowPicnic Ransomware, which could potentially work as a file-encrypting, ransom-demanding threat. At this time, this “ransomware” is not functional, and there is a possibility that it will never see the light of day, so to speak. That being said, we simply cannot guarantee that this malware will never be used for its intended purpose, and that is why we are reporting it right away. Without a doubt, NOW is the time to secure your system and prepare for a potential ransomware attack. Since there are, literally, hundreds of other file-encryptors that can attack you today, you really need to take action. If you continue reading, you will learn how to take care of your system, as well as how to remove ransomware if it manages to slither in. We also talk about deleting SnowPicnic Ransomware. First, scan your operating system to check if you are not currently battling malware that requires attention. If your system is clear, focus on protecting it. Read more »