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"Microsoft detected an unsolveable Therat" Locker

"Microsoft detected an unsolveable Therat" Locker appears to be a fake alert. Even though the notification’s developers tried their best to make it look like the message was displayed by the device’s operating system, its tone and grammatical mistakes raise suspicion. If you have encountered this questionable warning too, we encourage you to read our report carefully so you would not fall for the scam. Further, in the article, we will tell more details about this fake alert, for example, where it might come from and what to do if you encounter it. Also, at the end of the article, we will place instructions explaining how to remove "Microsoft detected an unsolveable Therat" Locker from the system. Thus, if you are here to learn how to delete the threat, you may want to have a look at the provided steps. Read more »

Do not panic! 'I'm a programmer who cracked your email account' email is a Scam

The 'I'm a programmer who cracked your email account' Scam is a scam that reaches you via your inbox. The message is completely misleading, but it is pretty intimidating, which is why it is no wonder the targeted users are sometimes tricked into following the instructions, which include transferring $819 to a Bitcoin wallet that belongs to schemers. If you have paid the ransom as well, we cannot help you recover this money. You could try to contact your bank and talk to them about the scam, but if your savings are not insured, it is unlikely that you will get your money back. If you are still reading through the scam email, there is only one thing you need to do right now, and that is to remove 'I'm a programmer who cracked your email account' Scam email. Read more »

EnybenyCrypt Ransomware

EnybenyCrypt Ransomware is not a complicated infection, but the problems it creates can complicate your life immensely. This threat is a file encryptor, and if it manages to slither into your operating system and corrupt your personal files, you might hit a wall with no point of return. You can escape the situation only if your files are backed up. Although most of us back up our files on external drives or online, if the infection hits those who do not use backup, its creators can be successful at swindling money out of them. The purpose of the infection is to make victims pay money, and they can achieve that by offering a miracle decryption tool that, allegedly, can restore files that the infection itself encrypted. This is a pretty genius scam because the victims have no other option; unless backups exist. Unfortunately, the decryptor is unlikely to be given to users even if they pay. That is why, in this report, we do not discuss the process of ransom payment. Instead, we show how to delete EnybenyCrypt Ransomware. Read more »

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware is another threat from Dharma/Crysis Ransomware family. Thus, it has some similarities with other malicious file-encrypting applications from this family. However, we will discuss them further in the article. For starters, it is enough to know the tool is used for money extortion. As you see, it locks user’s data to take it as a hostage and then demands to pay a ransom in exchange for tools needed to decrypt it. The problem is there are no guarantees you will get the promised tools. In other words, you could end up being scammed, and if you do not like the idea it might happen, we would advise you not to pay the ransom. Some or even all of your files, depending on how often you back them up, could be restored from backup copies. Of course, we would recommend doing so only after you remove skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware since it can restart with the operating system and encrypt your files again. To learn how to get rid of it, you should have a look at the rest of this text. Read more »

Tunca Ransomware

Tunca Ransomware

Tunca Ransomware is a threat that adds .tunca extension to its enciphered files, which become unreadable. Fortunately, the malicious application does not lock all data available on the infected device. Instead, it picks a few locations and encrypts files located there. Thus, if you keep your most important files in different directories, the damage you may receive after encountering Tunca Ransomware could be minimal. For more details about how the threat works, enters the system, and most importantly how it can be erased, you should continue reading our article. Users who are looking for ways to get rid of this malicious application should also have a look at the instructions added at the end of this page, as they will list all the necessary steps you need to complete if you wish to delete the malware manually. Read more »

SymmyWare Ransomware

SymmyWare Ransomware

What are you supposed to do when SymmyWare Ransomware attacks your system and your personal files? This is what most victims of this malware think about when they encounter this malicious file-encryptor. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done. The threat uses an encryption algorithm that cannot be deciphered that easily, and, ideally, a decryption key is required. Who has it? The creator of this monster, of course. So, how are you planning on getting the key? There is only one option, and that is to pay a ransom that is requested. Unfortunately, you are unlikely to get the key even if you pay the ransom successfully. Why? That is because the creators of malware are the scum of this earth, and they do not care about anything else but money. So, have you paid the ransom already? Are you still thinking about it? In any case, you need to delete SymmyWare Ransomware, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is here to help you with all removal steps. Read more »

Searcher.ilowcost.ru

Searcher.ilowcost.ru

Searcher.ilowcost.ru is a search engine that might look normal at first, but as soon as it redirects you to go.mail.ru, you should realize that not everything is normal. Reliable, trustworthy search engines do not just randomly reroute search queries to other engines, and when that is done, in most cases, the results are modified to show sponsored content, or users are redirected to engines that are unreliable at all. Does the engine we are discussing in this report modify the results and show sponsored links? It did not do that at the time of research. That being said, we cannot predict how the engine would change in the future. In fact, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not want to make any predictions at all because the situations could shift in any direction. That is because the engine is 100% unpredictable. Is that a reason to delete Searcher.ilowcost.ru? We believe that it is, and if you want to learn more about the removal process, you should continue reading. Read more »

newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware

newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware

Sadly, for some users, the biggest holidays of the year might have been ruined by threats like newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware. It is a malicious file-encrypting program that was discovered before Christmas. Our researchers tested it and found out it targets all types of files, although it should not do anything to data belonging to the computer’s operating system. The bad news is encrypted data becomes unreadable, which means the system cannot recognize or open it. If you have come across this malicious application and would like to learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. Also, users who decide to eliminate newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware can find instructions on how to get rid of the malware manually just a bit below the text. Read more »

ConvertoWiz

ConvertoWiz

ConvertoWiz is one of those potentially unwanted programs that seem to appear at your computer out of nowhere. They are not malicious or anything, but it is also recommended to remove the likes of ConvertoWiz because they could be associated with unreliable third parties.

Potentially unwanted programs are unwanted because they often exhibit a variety of features that can be deemed to be undesirable. Not to mention, they often get installed on a target system unintentionally. If that is the same in your case, you will do yourself a favor when you get rid of this application for good. Read more »

yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware

yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware

yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware encrypts your files with RSA-2048, a robust encryption algorithm that makes data useless without a decryption key. Unfortunately, as usual with such malware its creators ask for a ransom and promise to send the needed decryption tools right after they confirm the payment. What you should know is that nothing is certain. Even if the hackers give their word or say they guarantee you will get what you pay for, there is always a chance they may not bother to deliver your decryption tool or could try to extort more money from you. This is why our specialists advise not to risk your savings and erase yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware. The deletion steps available below the article can help you get rid of the threat manually. As for finding out more about the malware, we encourage you to take a look at the rest of our article. Read more »