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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 »

HACK Ransomware

HACK Ransomware might be the reason why you cannot access your files. It can be recognized from a particular extension that it appends to its encrypted data. For example, in our case, the files on a test computer got marked with .id-B4501087.[mr.hacker@tutanota.com].HACK, e.g., document.docx.id- B4501087.[mr.hacker@tutanota.com].HACK. Data that has this extension should become unusable as the malicious application enciphers it with a strong cryptosystem. Therefore, the only way to reaccess it is to get a decryptor from the hackers behind the malicious application. Since the hackers will most likely ask for a payment, you should know the money could be lost for nothing, if you get scammed. Thus, even if it looks like it might be your only option, we recommend considering it carefully. To learn more about HACK Ransomware and how you can get rid of it, we advise reading the rest of our article. Read more »

DDT Ransomware

DDT Ransomware

DDT Ransomware is a malicious ransomware infection, and it comes with the intention to rip you off. Ransomware programs are really good at scaring users into paying the ransom fees. DDT Ransomware and other similar infections make the impression that the only way to recover affected files is by paying the ransom fee.

Needless to say, you should keep your money to yourself. Paying the ransom may not even solve the problem. You need to remove DDT Ransomware first, and then look for other ways to restore your data. If you find yourself at your wit’s end, do not hesitate to address a professional. Read more »

Kedi RAT

Kedi RAT is an old computer infection that first came into light in 2017. It is a remote access Trojan, and as such, it can collect sensitive information on the infected system, and then transfer that information to its C&C. Whatever the hackers behind this infection do with the stolen information, that’s hard to say. However, it is clear that one shouldn’t underestimate this Trojan. If you know for sure that your computer or your computer network is infected with this threat, you have to remove Kedi RAT at once. If manual removal too much of a hassle for you, please invest in a powerful security tool to do the job for you. Read more »

ChaCha Ransomware

ChaCha Ransomware

ChaCha Ransomware plays an audio recording saying your files were encrypted and then shows a black screen with a message from the malware’s creators. As usual for such threats, its ransom note claims the hackers are the only ones who can help a victim restore his data and that users should contact them as soon as possible. It might even say the cybercriminals will give you a fair price or guarantee that you will get the needed decryption tools, but, the truth is, there are no guarantees when dealing with hackers. If you realize that and do not wish to take any chances, we advise removing ChaCha Ransomware. As we explain in the text, you might need to rewrite Windows to restore your system and get rid of the threat. However, if the computer works as usual, you might be able to erase the malicious application with the instructions provided at the end of this article. Read more »

Skymap Ransomware

Skymap Ransomware

Skymap Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that should be terminated as soon as possible. As you can obviously tell from the name, this program encrypts target files and then expects the affected user to pay a ransom fee for the files. Computer security experts always emphasize that transferring the ransom payment seldom solves anything. If anything, you need to remove Skymap Ransomware, and then look for other methods to restore the affected files. Please do not fall into this trap, and keep your money to yourself. Also, do everything you can to avoid similar infections in the future. Read more »