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Xzet@tutanota.com Ransomware

Xzet@tutanota.com Ransomware

No one wants to get infected with ransomware. But if the likes of Xzet@tutanota.com Ransomware manage to slither into your system, you have to fight them. Although it is not possible to stop the infection completely, you can still remove Xzet@tutanota.com Ransomware from your system.

Perhaps the biggest downside of a ransomware infection is that removing the infection doesn’t solve the main problem – file encryption. You would still need the decryption key, and if it is not available, then you have to look for other file restoration options. However, do not feel discouraged if you have to start amassing your file library anew. Read more »

suppfirecrypt@qq.com Ransomware

suppfirecrypt@qq.com Ransomware

suppfirecrypt@qq.com Ransomware is another malicious application from Crysis Ransomware family that was named after its developer’s email address. The threat encrypts the victim’s pictures, documents, archives, and similar files with a secure cryptosystem. Then, it should show a message asking to contact the malware’s creators and pay a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. The price is left unmentioned, so it could vary based on how many files were affected or on how much money the cybercriminals think you can pay to get your data back. Needless to say, if you understand how risky it could be and do not want to pay anything you could simply erase suppfirecrypt@qq.com Ransomware and restore files from backup copies or look for other options. To remove the threat manually, you could follow the instructions available below, and if you wish to learn more about the malicious application, we encourage you to read the rest of the article. Read more »

Dharma Ransomware (audit24@qq.com varation)

Dharma Ransomware (audit24@qq.com varation)

Dharma Ransomware (audit24@qq.com variation), as the name suggests, is a new variant of an old infection, known as Dharma Ransomware. In some sources, the infection is also known by a different name, Crysis Ransomware. All in all, regardless of which name you identify the threat by, it acts the same, and you need to remove it for the same reasons and using the same methods. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed this malicious threat, and, at this point, we do not have good news. If it encrypts files, there is nothing that can be done to restore them. Maybe we will gain access to a free file decryptor in the future, but that is unlikely to happen. Ransomware is successful because it is completely devastating, and victims are usually backed into a corner without any room to move. There are no options, and even the one offered by the attackers cannot be trusted. Ultimately, it appears that the only thing you can do is delete Dharma Ransomware (audit24@qq.com variation), and our research team can show you the way. Read more »

Ghost Ransomware

Ghost Ransomware

Ghost Ransomware enciphers victim’s files, appends the .ghost extension to them, and then opens a window with a ransom note in which the hackers “apologize for the inconvenience.” Losing your precious files or important documents could be an inconvenience indeed. Not to mention, the cybercriminals ask to pay a ransom of 0.08116 BTC, which currently is around 422 US dollars. It is not a particularly small sum, and as you probably realize it yourself, there are no guarantees you will receive decryption tools the hackers promise even if you pay what they ask for in time. Therefore, it seems to us the safer choice would be to erase Ghost Ransomware with the instructions placed at the end of the text or a legitimate antimalware tool. To learn more about the malicious application, we invite you to continue reading. Read more »

Rabbit Ransomware

Rabbit Ransomware

Rabbit Ransomware was created to terrorize Windows users. If it is executed on the operating system successfully – which means that the victim does not notice and remove the launcher right away – it can imitate a real lockdown. Considering that file-encrypting infections are some of the most common these days, this might automatically send some victims into panic. Even though this particular threat does not actually claim to have encrypted files, it states that files would be eliminated if a ransom was not paid within 24 hours. The ransom that the screen-locker presents is relatively small (when compared to some other recent threats), and that might lead to higher success rates. On the other hand, even if victims are tricked into paying up, the consequences would not be too horrific. All in all, paying schemers is not something anyone should do, and, luckily, no one has to. There is a special code that should unlock the screen-locker, and, after that, you should be able to remove Rabbit Ransomware. Read more »

GoldenAxe Ransomware

GoldenAxe Ransomware

If you are ever exposed to GoldenAxe Ransomware, remember that you must delete this malicious threat immediately. If you are currently facing this infection, we will help you eliminate it quickly. Unfortunately, the damage might have been done already, and if that is the case, nothing can be done to fix it. You might be convinced that you could pay money to get your files decrypted, but cyber attackers are using this bait to make you give away your savings. They could not care less about the victims’ personal files, and as soon as they get the money, they are ready to seize all communication with them. What about third-party tools? At the time of research, tools that could decrypt files affected by this particular infection did not exist. That being said, if you want to look into that yourself, it might be worth your time. Just remember that fake decryptors might exist! In the end, you need to remove GoldenAxe Ransomware, and the sooner you get rid of this infection, the better. Read more »

Search By PrsstMusic

Search By PrsstMusic

You might think that Search By PrsstMusic is a beneficial tool, but we would like to argue with that idea. Although the extension provides its users with access to music-related content, it is not actually beneficial, and the only thing it can do is redirect users to prsstmusic.com. Yes, this website allows you to search for your favorite musical artist, album, or song, but the information that is available is truly limited. For example, if you enter your favorite artist, you are introduced to a list of albums and songs they have produced, but when you click to listen to them, you are shown videos that are available on youtube.com. Therefore, although the website might seem to offer a music streaming service, it certainly does not do that. Unfortunately, it is just one of the reasons to delete Search By PrsstMusic. At the time of research, this PUP (potentially unwanted program) was compatible with Google Chrome only, and if you have it installed on this browser, we suggest you read this removal guide right now. Read more »

Outsider Ransomware

Outsider Ransomware

The files encrypted by Outsider Ransomware are not protected, despite the “.protected” extension that is attached to their names. This extension is created for the sole reason of making it clear which files were encrypted. Most file-encrypting threats do this, and they also sometimes rename the files that are encrypted. In that sense, you are lucky because you can, at least, identify the files that were corrupted by the infection. What’s the use? Well, if you have backups, you might be able to check which ones of your files have backup copies, and which ones are lost for good. Unfortunately, decrypting files manually is not possible, and you certainly cannot trust the attackers themselves to free your files. If you have backups, you are in an ideal situation, but do NOT connect to your backup system or service until you have the malicious Outsider Ransomware removed from your operating system. If you keep reading, you will learn about two unique methods that can help you delete this vicious infection. Read more »

FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware

FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware

When you want your product to reach a wider audience, you have to make sure that your product “speaks” a number of different languages. Unfortunately, this is also something that malware developers are aware of. For example, FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware is a malicious infection that targets users who speak English, Russian, and Chinese. If you are one of those users who got infected with this malware, you should do yourself a favor and remove FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware from your system immediately. For the manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Also, do not forget that it is always a good idea to invest in a legitimate antispyware application. Read more »

decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware

decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware

Our researchers think decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware is a new version of GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware, because even though there are a few differences between them the threats work more or less the same. Further, in the text, we will talk about what has changed in the latest version as well as explain how to eliminate this malicious application from the system. Thus, if you came across it or just wish to know all about it, we encourage you to read our full article. Also, users who need help while deleting decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware manually should have a look at the instructions located at the end of this page for guidance. Lastly, we would like to remind our readers that if they have any questions about the malware or its removal, they can leave us messages at the end of the text. Read more »