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Shrug2 Ransomware

Shrug2 Ransomware

Shrug2 Ransomware is a malicious threat that might encrypt your files and then threaten to erase them permanently if you do not pay a ransom. There is not much use from enciphered data without decryption tools, but there is always a possibility the volunteer IT specialists could create such tools. Therefore, if the locked files are irreplaceable, you may want to hold on to them even if do not plan on paying the ransom to get them decrypted. In fact, you should realize doing as the malware’s developers demand will not ensure they will be restored. For more information on Shrug2 Ransomware we encourage you to keep reading our text. What’s more, users who wish to get rid of it might find useful the deletion instructions available at the end of this text as they will explain the removal process step by step. Read more »

Ra Ransomware

When we get infected with malicious programs, we could hope that they do not function properly because it might mean that they cannot inflict a lot of damage. However, when it comes to Ra Ransomware and other ransomware infections, such logic might not always work. Even if a ransomware program has certain flaws, it usually always performs one thing very well: and that is the encryption. So even if the program does not convey its message properly, it can still paralyze your system. Hence, you will see that even after you remove Ra Ransomware from your computer, you still have a lot of things left to fix. Read more »

Rpd Ransomware

Rpd Ransomware

A new variant of Rapid Ransomware – Rpd Ransomware – has been recently detected by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com. It has been classified as a ransomware infection right away because it has been observed that this malicious application encrypts files on victims’ computers. It locks pretty much all files it manages to find, including users’ precious images, documents, and all other media files it comes across. There is only one group of files it does not touch – system files. It means that the ransomware infection does not ruin the operating system running on the computer. Research has shown that Rpd Ransomware encrypts all files using the AES encryption algorithm. This means that it might be impossible to unlock them without the special decryptor. If you drop an email to the email address found in the ransom note, you will most likely be offered to purchase it, but you should not do that by any means even if you can easily afford it. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to unlock files without the special decryptor because this malicious application also deletes Shadow Volume Copies of files so that users could not recover them easily. The only thing that works in all the cases is restoring files from a backup. Read more »

Everbe 2.0 Ransomware

Everbe 2.0 Ransomware

It is easy to let Everbe 2.0 Ransomware in by making a simple mistake. This mistake could be opening a corrupted spam email attachment that is introduced to you using an incredibly believable message. You could also make the mistake of downloading the launcher of the ransomware by interacting with a malicious downloader/installer. These can be presented on unreliable file-sharing sites, as well as via pop-up scams. If you are fooled into letting the infection in, it wastes no time. First, it deletes shadow volume copies to make the recovery of files more complicated or even impossible. Some Windows users choose system-provided backups, but that is not what we recommend doing because cyber criminals have figured out how to affect internal backups. Instead, we recommend using online storage services or external drives. Hopefully, your personal files are already backed up externally, and the ransomware has no way of blackmailing you. Continue reading to learn more about this. We also show how to delete Everbe 2.0 Ransomware. Read more »

CryptConsole v3 Ransomware

CryptConsole v3 Ransomware

You do not want any threat invading your personal space, but you definitely do not want to face CryptConsole v3 Ransomware. This is a file-encryptor that destroys everything in its way. Of course, it does not encrypt system files because it needs a functional operating system, and, also, it is easy for victims to reinstall their systems. On the other hand, recovering personal files might not be possible. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends relying on file backups. If they do not exist, you might be leaning towards fulfilling the demands introduced to you by the creator of the infection; however, that is not a good idea. Why? The simple answer is that you cannot trust anything that cyber criminals tell you or instruct you to do. Have you already gave in and paid the ransom? Most likely, the promised “automatic decryptor” was not given to you in return. Hopefully, you can find a way to recover files, but, regardless of the outcome, you must remove CryptConsole v3 Ransomware, and we can show how to do it. Read more »

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension might seem to be a great piece of software for learning more about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, but you should not install it on your computer if you do not want to find your browser’s settings altered. This extension can affect all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The appearance of the new page set as your new homepage and New Tab URL might indicate the successful installation of BitcoinPriceSearch Extension. Luckily, it is not malware. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have categorized this piece of software as a potentially unwanted application. A bunch of users are not happy about the changes they find applied to their browsers, but it is, of course, not the main reason BitcoinPriceSearch Extension has fallen into this category. Research has shown that it travels bundled and might slither onto users’ computers unnoticed, which is surely a bigger drawback. Read more »

CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware

CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware

CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware is a ransomware infection our specialists have discovered recently. Even though it is capable of encrypting files, it should not evolve into a large malware campaign, according to specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com. They say that this infection could have been developed for educational purposes only, or it is still in development because it encrypted only one folder at the time of research: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\test. We are sure there are not many users who have a folder named “test” on their Desktops, so even if they encounter it somehow, they should not find a single file encrypted on their computers. It does not mean that the ransomware infection can stay installed on the system if it has not locked data. There is a small possibility that it will get an update and then will start working as a normal ransomware infection, so it should be erased from the system as soon as possible. You should not find the CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware removal complicated at all because it is not one of those sophisticated malicious infections that not only drop files on affected computers, but also make significant changes in the system registry. Read more »

Websrch.mobi

Websrch.mobi

You need to be vigilant about any unauthorized changes within your browser, and if Websrch.mobi takes over without permission, you need to do some serious investigating. At the time of research, the search engine was not classified as a browser hijacker because it was not found to corrupt the search providers and homepages on any browsers illegally. That being said, if you have a different story, you definitely should look at this search engine as something more than just another search engine. Well, what if you invited it in willingly? Even if that is the case, we suggest taking a closer look at this strange tool. If you have already decided that you want to remove Websrch.mobi, you can move to the last section of the guide and the removal instructions that are available below. If you are interested in learning more, and you need tips to help you investigate it yourself better, please continue reading. Read more »

Shrug Ransomware

Shrug Ransomware

Have you found a window displayed on your Desktop and cannot access your programs and files anymore? Shrug Ransomware must be installed on your computer in this case. It is a serious threat that has been developed by cyber criminals who seek to obtain money from users. To increase the chances of receiving the money, it locks personal files and Desktop on the affected computer. Most probably, you could not prevent it from entering your system if you are reading this article right now. Luckily, you do not need to pay money to cyber criminals to unlock your screen and files. Specialists say that Shrug Ransomware is decryptable. That is, a free tool available on the web will unlock your files for free. Consequently, there is no point in sending money to malicious software developers. Before you use the decryptor, delete the ransomware infection fully so that it could not lock files once again. It is not one of those threats that load up on system startup, but you might launch it accidentally yourself. Read more »

GeoSmartDNS

GeoSmartDNS

GeoSmartDNS is a piece of software that promises to enable users to “browse the Internet with no censorship.” Even though it has an official website (http://www.geosmartdns.com/), you will not find a Download button, which clearly shows that it is impossible to download it from there. Users still encounter GeoSmartDNS, so, according to researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, there is a huge possibility that this program often enters users’ computers without their knowledge. Most probably, it is installed next to other applications. Have you found it installed on your computer too? If so, you should remove this program as soon as possible. It is not considered extremely harmful malicious software, but specialists are 100% sure that it is a typical advertising-supported application (adware). In other words, GeoSmartDNS has been developed to distribute commercial advertisements. You will start seeing them soon after it is installed on your computer. It might seem to be a minor drawback at first; however, we are sure you will want them gone after some time. Unfortunately, the chances are high that they will not disappear from your screen if you simply delete GeoSmartDNS from your computer because the program changes DNS settings and it does not restore them once removed. Read more »