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Scarab-Glutton Ransomware

Scarab-Glutton Ransomware

Your operating system must be protected at all times because a single security backdoor can be used to infiltrate malware. Scarab-Glutton Ransomware is a serious infection that can invade your operating system with the help of misleading spam emails, and if you are more gullible than other users, you could be tricked into executing the malicious infection yourself. If you download files or software and they do not open or work the way you expect them to, remove them immediately because you do not want to take the risk of ignoring malware. If you are not sure, quickly scan your system using a reliable malware scanner. Do not use just any scanner because there are plenty of fake ones. If you waste time or ignore suspicious files, you might soon find your personal files encrypted. Our research team warns that once your files are encrypted, it is not possible to recover them. All in all, whether or not your files are encrypted, you need to delete Scarab-Glutton Ransomware, and this article should help you. Read more »

KOK8 Ransomware

KOK8 Ransomware is a threat that changes the computer’s background picture, encrypts all private data of its user, and then shows a message asking to email the hackers who created it to receive decryption tools. Given ransomware applications are tools for extorting victims we have no doubt the reply from the cybercriminals should ask for a ransom. What you should realize is dealing with these people could be hazardous as there are no reassurances they will not scam you. Thus, if you do not like the idea, you would have to pay for tools you may never receive we would advise ignoring the malware’s ransom note. Leaving the threat could be still dangerous, so we highly recommend removing KOK8 Ransomware. To make the task easier, we have prepared manual deletion instructions located at the end of this article. Read more »

Dark Tequila

Malware researchers have recently become aware of a new malicious application. It has received a name Dark Tequila. The infection is not exactly new. The thorough analysis carried out by malware researchers has clearly shown that Dark Tequila has been active since 2013. We can only imagine how many users it has already affected, but since it is capable of replicating itself like a worm, it is very likely that thousands of users have already fell victim to it. It is not that easy to find out about the successful entrance of this infection, so we do not blame those users who find out about its successful infiltration only when they realize that some financial information and login credentials have been stolen from them. Dark Tequila uses sophisticated evasion techniques in order not to get caught. Specifically speaking, it has been observed by specialists that it uses UPX and Yoda crypter to avoid detection. Of course, it does not mean that it is impossible to find out about its presence on the system. You just need to perform a scan with a diagnostic antimalware scanner. If malware is detected, make sure you erase it ASAP. Do not forget that it has infiltrated your computer to steal sensitive information! Read more »

Scarab-Good Ransomware

Scarab-Good Ransomware

It would be a lie if we told you that Scarab-Good Ransomware is a brand new malicious application because it is surely not. Research has clearly shown that this malicious application is a new Scarab Ransomware version. Just like all the previous versions of this threat, it mercilessly encrypts files on users’ computers. We are sure this will not go unnoticed. You will find out soon after its successful entrance that you can no longer access almost all files you consider valuable, including your documents, music, and pictures. Scarab-Good Ransomware is one of those nasty infections that try to obtain money by any means, so do not expect to unlock your files by erasing this infection from your system. Your files will stay encrypted even if you fully erase this ransomware infection. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to decrypt files locked by this threat – they are all encrypted using a strong encryption algorithm. Usually, ransomware infections use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)  to lock data on affected computers, which is definitely one of the strongest encryption algorithms available, so cracking it might be quite a problem. Usually, the only option victims have is the retrieval of files from a backup. If you have not backed up your files once in your life, those encrypted files might stay locked forever because it is not very likely that free decryption software that could help you will be developed anytime soon. Read more »

Golden Ransomware

Golden Ransomware

Golden Ransomware is not a threat that works fully, but it does not mean that you are safe – crooks might soon release its final update and then it will lock your personal files without mercy. At the time of analysis, the infection was still in the development phase and thus did not lock a single file on our testing machine, but we cannot guarantee that you will be that lucky if you encounter its new version. Even if you encounter the same version analyzed by researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, it will still cause you trouble because it will execute a command shutdown -a to make sure it cannot be closed or killed by the user. In other words, it is a persistent infection that does all what it can to make sure it does not get removed. It does not mean that it cannot be erased. We cannot promise that it will be easy to eliminate it, but you could still delete it from the system yourself manually after you boot into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. We want to emphasize that you have to choose Safe Mode with Networking if you plan to download an automated malware remover and delete Golden Ransomware automatically. Read more »

My Daily Verse XP

If you study the Bible daily, extensions like My Daily Verse XP might catch your eye. At the moment, this suspicious add-on does not have an official download page, but it is known that it used to be offered at mydailyversexp.com/DailyBible and chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-daily-bible-verse-xp/poamjgfcppmnpeoihkdpbfpjjbiflpib. The official download website and the Chrome web store page has been taken down, and now the potentially unwanted program is believed to spread via third-party installers. They can deliver software bundles that carry both harmless and malicious infections. While we advise deleting My Daily Verse XP, we cannot make any claims about this extension being extremely malicious. Unfortunately, the programs this PUP could come packaged with could be very malicious, and they might require immediate removal. Due to this, we suggest scanning your operating system before you move on. If critical threats are uncovered, you need to get rid of them as soon as possible. Afterward, you can address the suspicious application and the search tool that comes along with it. Read more »

Wannacryv2 Ransomware

Wannacryv2 Ransomware

Wannacryv2 Ransomware is considered to be a copycat of WannaCry Ransomware; however, research conducted by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has clearly shown that this malicious application differs from the original threat completely. The only thing that unites them is the fact that they both lock files. Surprisingly, Wannacryv2 Ransomware does not drop a ransom note, and, on top of that, it is impossible to contact its author in order to purchase the decryption tool, which suggests that the ransomware infection is still in development, or it is just a test. Consider yourself lucky – we have a code that can unlock your files. You will have to enter it in the box the program (wanna cry v2 decryptor.exe) this ransomware drops on affected computers contains. You can find the unlock code indicated in our removal guide (you will find it below this article), but do not forget that you still need to eliminate the ransomware infection from your computer yourself – it will not be erased from your system automatically once files are unlocked. Read more »

Get Daily Bible Verses

Get Daily Bible Verses is a suspicious browser add-on that may alter your homepage, default search engine, or even new tab page preferences. Naturally, if you do not like these changes, you could remove the extension from your browser. Unfortunately, it is not all, and there are other reasons why we would recommend deleting it. To be more precise, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, noticed the application’s presented search engine might show unreliable advertising material from various third parties. Clicking it could redirect users to websites promoting questionable software, fake lotteries, and so on. If you do not like the idea of seeing such content while browsing, we encourage you to erase Get Daily Bible Verses. The instructions located below will show how to eliminate it manually. Read more »

ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

One could think that ShutUpAndDance Ransomware is a very entertaining program, but it is only entertaining for its developers. For regular users and its victims, this is a dangerous threat that can cut you off from your data.

In this description, we will give you a short overview of the main ransomware distribution methods, and then we will talk about what this infection does to your system. Finally, you will be able to remove ShutUpAndDance Ransomware on your own, but if you do not feel confident enough about it, we would recommend investing in security application that would terminate the infection for you automatically. Read more »

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

A new infection has been developed. At first glance, WannCrypto V6 Ransomware looked like a real threat, but it turned out that it does not do anything malicious. Our malware researchers say that it has probably been released just for fun. It was not even distributed at the time of research, so it is not very likely that you will ever encounter it. Theoretically, cyber criminals might update this infection and start spreading it with the intention of obtaining money from users, so you still cannot keep your system unprotected. If it ever happens that you end up with WannCrypto V6 Ransomware, which is not likely to happen, you should remove the ransomware infection from your computer no matter it works properly or not. If nothing changes, you could eliminate it by simply deleting the malicious file you have launched, i.e. the ransomware launcher. The entrance of ransomware is no fun, so do what you can to ensure your system’s maximum protection against malicious applications. Read more »