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Blitzkrieg Ransomware

Blitzkrieg Ransomware

Blitzkrieg Ransomware is an infection that encrypts files and then adds either “.bkc” or “.non” extension to their original names to mark them. When you see either of these extensions, you no longer need to try to open the file to see whether or not it is corrupted. Unfortunately, our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that checking the files and assessing the situation might be impossible. That is because the malicious threat practically goes after all files. Needless to say, if system files are encrypted, you might be unable to run your operating system normally. If that has happened, you might need to reinstall Windows. Otherwise, you could leave the infected machine in the hands of a professional. In any case, even if your computer is running normally, if files were encrypted, it is unlikely that you will be able to set them free. That will not happen even when you remove Blitzkrieg Ransomware. Obviously, deleting this threat is important, and we discuss that too. Read more »

GetCrypt Ransomware

GetCrypt Ransomware

Were your personal files encrypted by GetCrypt Ransomware? If they were, your background wallpaper must have been replaced, and you must have been introduced to a file named “# DECRYPT MY FILES #.txt.” These are the two things that should help you identify the threat in no time. Depending on the version of this malware that you face, the messages delivered via the wallpaper and the text file should push you to email un42@protonmail.com or getcrypt@cock.li, and you should not do that. You will learn why that is risky if you continue reading. If you do that, you will also learn how to delete GetCrypt Ransomware, and doing that is very important. Even though your personal files will not be restored when you do that, you do not want anything malicious on your computer, because that creates security risks. Note that you will not get your files decrypted even if you pay the ransom requested by the attackers. So, what are you supposed to do? First, remove the infection, next, find a free decryptor. Read more »

Fallout Exploit Kit

Fallout Exploit Kit is a type of security threat that you cannot simply just remove from your computer because it is not there in the first place. We can only inform you about this exploit, and then hope that you do not encounter it when you browse the web.

In this entry, we will tell you more about the things Fallout Exploit Kit can do, but please bear in mind that if you want to somehow scan the websites you are about access to avoid this exploit kit, you might want to address IT security professionals, because this is not something a regular individual user can cope with. Read more »

Trojan.Minjen

Trojan.Minjen was designed to mine a cryptocurrency called Monero. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say there might be a lot of versions of it so the variant you encounter may not act the same as the one we tested. Nonetheless, it should not be that different either. Usually, such Trojans influence the infected device’s performance, so users might suspect it could be on the system if they notice the computer suddenly began to work slower. To find out more about this malicious application, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. In case you think it is on your system, we recommend checking it with a legitimate antimalware tool. The deletion steps placed below can also help you eliminate Trojan.Minjen, although if you encounter a different version of it, it is possible the instructions might not work for you. Read more »

.kraussmfz Ransomware File Extension

.kraussmfz Ransomware File Extension

The .kraussmfz Ransomware File Extension is an extension that is added to the files corrupted by a malicious infection, popularly known by the name “IEncrypt Ransomware.” Unfortunately, this extension is customizable, and it is not universal. By that we mean that the extension can be created according to the target of cyber criminals. In this particular instance, the attackers are targeting a German-Chinese company known as “KRAUSS-MAFFEI,” which specializes in plastic extrusion machinery. Without a doubt, the infection can be customized and go after other kinds of companies, and when that happens, the extension can be customized as well. That being said, in this report, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team focuses on the version of the threat that adds the .kraussmfz Ransomware File Extension. Removing this extension is not difficult, but recovering files after they are encrypted might be impossible. To learn more about that and the removal of IEncrypt Ransomware, please continue reading. Read more »

DNSMessenger

DNSMessenger

DNSMessenger is a malicious computer infection that can be employed by other threats to download additional malware programs onto the target system. This Trojan works without any additional files, so it might not be easy to notice that something is wrong. In fact, you may not notice that until it is too late and your system is infected with many other programs. Hence, you should run regular system scans with a licensed antispyware program that would help you detect and remove DNSMessenger immediately. You will find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description, but if you do not want to deal with that on your own, you can always invest in a security tool. Read more »

WannaOof Ransomware

WannaOof Ransomware

WannaOof Ransomware changes computer’s Desktop wallpaper, encrypts pictures, documents, and other user’s personal files, and shows a ransom note asking to pay in Bitcoins or Dogecoins. As always, the ransomware’s developers may claim the user will receive a decryptor in return, but we recommend not to trust them blindly. There are cases when users do not hear from cybercriminals anymore even though they pay the requested sum on time. If you do not want to risk being scammed, you should look for other ways to recover your files. For instance, you could replace encrypted data with backup copies. Needless to say, you should erase WannaOof Ransomware first to make sure it is safe to upload copies or create new files on the computer. To delete it, you could either use the instructions available below or install a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Read more »

.crypted034 Ransomware

Ransomware infections have been so prevalent that perhaps everyone has heard about them by now. If you happen to encounter .crypted034 Ransomware, you probably know what to expect from it, as it is your average ransomware infection that behaves like any other program from the same category. To put it simply, .crypted034 Ransomware encrypts target files, and then expects you to pay for the decryption key. The point is that there is no need to pay money for something this infection probably cannot even deliver. Simply remove .crypted034 Ransomware from your system immediately, and then make sure that you do not get infected by a similar intruder again. Read more »

AcruxMiner

AcruxMiner is the name of a malicious cryptocurrency miner that can be customized by those who purchase it on the dark web. As a result, there might be numerous variants of it that could find their way into targeted victims’ systems through various channels. Therefore, we should stress it from the start that we cannot give any specific details about customized AcruxMiner’s versions. Nonetheless, we can tell you how they might work and what effect they might have on your computer. Provided, you want to learn more about the malware, we invite you to read the rest of our article. Also, we can offer the deletion instructions placed below. They will list the steps you could take in order to determine whether AcruxMiner is on your system and then to get rid of it. Read more »

Cheetah Ransomware

Cheetah Ransomware

The smallest security backdoor could help the malicious Cheetah Ransomware slither into your operating system, which is why it is crucial that you do not open these backdoors. First and foremost, you want to make sure that your operating system is secured reliably, and we recommend employing anti-malware software to ensure that. Next, you want to make sure that all security updates are installed. These updates might include patches for existing vulnerabilities, and you do NOT want to skip those. Finally, you have to evaluate your own activity. Do you open random links, download files without knowing much about them, or visit websites that you are not familiar with? If you do, your chances of letting in malware are pretty high. Hopefully, you think about this once you remove Cheetah Ransomware from your operating system. This is not the only threat in the world, and it is not even the worst kind. If you do not want to face threats and have to delete them in the future, you must be cautious. Read more »