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CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking

CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking is a malicious infection that works behind the affected user’s back. It is a Trojan, and thus, it can be hard to notice that this infection is there on your computer. When it comes to dealing with Trojan infections, it is necessary to employ regular system scans so that you would know immediately if something goes wrong. Then, it would be possible to remove CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking and other similar infections as soon as possible. It is also important that you employ powerful security applications to protect your system from similar infections in the future. Read more »

Ims00ry Ransomware

Ims00ry Ransomware

Ims00ry Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that should be taken seriously. This program will encrypt target files to collect ransom payments from the affected users. Needless to say, you need to keep that money to yourself because there is no guarantee that the infection would issue the decryption key in the first place. You don’t even need to buy it because a public decryption tool is available. Thus, you just need to scroll down to the bottom of this entry for the manual removal instructions to remove Ims00ry Ransomware for good, and then fortify your system against similar threats. Read more »

Rodentia Ransomware

Rodentia Ransomware

Rodentia Ransomware is the kind of malware that can instantly ruin your day. If it finds a security crack through which it can slither into your operating system, it might be able to encrypt your personal files. At the time of research, our analysts working in the Anti-Spyware-101.com internal lab did not see the threat encrypting files, but it was found that it is a modified version of the well-known Jigsaw Ransomware, and so it is possible that it could encrypt files successfully. Maybe a bug exists, and maybe it will be fixed in no time. Maybe the infection will remain helpless. In any case, if this infection got into your operating system, it is a good idea to delete it as soon as possible. If you keep reading this guide, you will learn how to remove Rodentia Ransomware, and, hopefully, you will also learn how to secure your operating system and, most important, your personal files against threats that could try to attack in the future. Read more »

ExpBoot Ransomware

ExpBoot Ransomware

If you can find the “.ExpBoot” extension attached at the end of your files’ names, ExpBoot Ransomware must have found a way to invade your operating system. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has tested this infection in an internal lab, but it was not possible to determine a singular pathway into a system. It is possible that the infection could use different distribution techniques (via spam email, RDP backdoors, malware downloaders, or unreliable websites), but it is also possible that one specific method would be used. At this moment, however, that is unclear. We also cannot promise that the infection will not encrypt files in the future, which is what it claims to be capable of doing now. In reality, this infection does not encrypt files, and, instead, simply adds an alien extension to the files’ names to make sure that you cannot open them. Unfortunately, this could trick some victims into thinking that encryption has happened. Right now, however, if you delete ExpBoot Ransomware and remove the added extension, your files will be “restored.” Read more »

KopiLuwak

KopiLuwak is a backdoor infection that can be used by multiple third parties to access a target system. Whatever happens to the affected system later depends on the criminals who employ this backdoor. In other words, if you remove KopiLuwak, you also have to make sure that you terminate all the other malicious infections that could have entered the target system because of this backdoor. Also, you can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this entry, but it would be for the best to invest in a legitimate antispyware program that would delete KopiLuwak for you automatically. Read more »

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 »