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Search.hthecalendar.co

Search.hthecalendar.co

Search.hthecalendar.co is a page you will find set on the web browser you use to surf the Internet after you install the extension named The Calendar from its official website http://thecalendar.co/ or another third-party source. Also, it seems that it might come bundled, meaning that it might be installed on your computer without your direct permission. This piece of software has been developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. The company is best-known for developing various suspicious applications that are usually classified as browser hijackers or potentially unwanted software. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that The Calendar promoting can be trusted fully either. Therefore, if you ever find it installed on your PC without your knowledge, or you have clicked the Download button and thought of the consequences later, it would be best that you get rid of it today. It is the only way to remove  Search.hthecalendar.co from all affected browsers as well, so take action immediately after you read this report. Read more »

Unlock92 Zipper Ransomware

Unlock92 Zipper Ransomware

It’s been two years since we first reported Unlock92 Ransomware, and now is time to discuss a new variant of this malware, called Unlock92 Zipper Ransomware. In fact, there were two different versions of this infection at the time of research, and neither of them functioned properly. That, of course, does not mean that this infection does not deserve attention. On the contrary, we need to keep a close eye on this malware because we do not want it creeping up on unsuspecting Windows users. It is likely that this infection could be distributed via spam emails or malicious downloaders, and so that is the first thing that all users need to be cautious about. Do not open random emails, download unfamiliar software, or get involved in virtual scams. If the ransomware slithers in anyway, it is likely to encrypt the most valuable personal files, but the good news is that you might be able to recover them. Please continue reading to learn more about this and the removal of Unlock92 Zipper Ransomware. Read more »

Lanran Ransomware

Lanran Ransomware

It is crucial to protect your operating system and practice safe browsing; otherwise, Lanran Ransomware could invade sooner than you think. This malware can use spam emails, malicious downloaders, other infections, and system vulnerabilities to invade the Windows operating system and take over files. The infection does not leak or remove files, but it encrypts them, and that might be the end of them. Encryption is a security measure that is meant to ensure that the file can be read only if the right decryption key is applied, and, of course, cyber criminals are the only ones who know the decryption key of the ransomware. What that means is that you cannot recover files manually. Unfortunately, we do not have good news when it comes to the recovery option proposed by cyber criminals. We discuss that further in the report, along with the removal tips that you need if you wish to delete Lanran Ransomware successfully. Are you ready to tackle this threat? Let’s get to it. Read more »

Locky Locker Ransomware

Locky Locker Ransomware

Locky Locker Ransomware is a computer infection that tries to scare users into giving away their money. As you can obviously tell from the title, this program is an encrypting ransomware application, so it will encrypt your files. While a public decryption tool is not available at the moment, it does not mean that you have to pay the ransom to decrypt your files. It is strongly recommended that you remove Locky Locker Ransomware from your computer instead, and then look for alternative methods to restore your files. Please bear in mind that sometimes users are left with no other choice but to start anew. Read more »

GandCrab4 Ransomware

GandCrab4 Ransomware

GandCrab4 Ransomware is a malicious application that can encrypt files even if there is no Internet connection. However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com also found out the malware does not encipher any data if it finds clues suggesting the victim could be using a Slavic keyboard. Naturally, because of this, users from particular countries might be less likely to encounter this threat. In case you happen to come across it and have no idea what to do now, we would recommend reading our full report to learn more details about GandCrab4 Ransomware. What’s more, since we advise deleting the malware instead of putting up with any demands from the cybercriminals behind it, you will find instructions explaining how to erase it manually slightly below the article. Read more »

help@badfail.info Ransomware

help@badfail.info Ransomware

help@badfail.info Ransomware is a malicious application that has locked files on your computer if they have all received the V.0.0.0.1{help@badfail.info}.paradise filename extension. We consider this threat dangerous malicious software because it mercilessly encrypts almost all files it manages to find on the affected computer. Luckily, it does not encrypt any system files, so your Windows operating system will not be ruined. It does not lock users’ personal files just for fun. Instead, it seems that it also tries to obtain money from users like similar infections categorized as ransomware: “You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.” We have to admit that there might be no other ways to get files back if files have already been locked by ransomware because they use strong ciphers to encrypt data, but it does not mean that you should send money to malicious software developers. There are no guarantees that you will get the decryption tool from them, so you should not transfer a cent. It does not mean that there are no ways to unlock files. Continue reading to find more. Read more »

Evil Locker Ransomware

Evil Locker Ransomware

Evil Locker Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that will infect your computer and encrypt your files. The program holds your data hostage, and it expects you to pay the ransom fee. The ransom fee should be paid in order to receive a decryption key that should restore your files. However, there is no guarantee that the ransomware would really issue the decryption key. Computer security experts always maintain that users should remove Evil Locker Ransomware from their computers at once. You should not negotiate with these criminals because it does not lead anywhere good. Read more »

Scarab-Deep Ransomware

Scarab-Deep Ransomware

If you are not careful about the security of your operating system, Scarab-Deep Ransomware might attack in a very clandestine way. It appears that the infection could use spam emails to expose gullible and careless users to the malicious launcher. Unreliable installers and unguarded remote access connections could be used to drop malware too. Once installed, the infection can successfully encrypt files that you would call personal, including documents, media content, or photos. The “.deep” extension is added to all of the files that are corrupted. The sad thing is that you cannot restore files by removing the added extension or the infection itself. The only thing that can help is a decryptor, and it is in the hands of cyber criminals. In some cases, free decryptors exist, but Anti-Spyware-101.com research team informs that it does not exist for this malware. To put the cherry on top of the cake, the ransomware also drops another piece of malware, a banking Trojan. The good news is there is a way to delete Scarab-Deep Ransomware and the malicious Trojan at the same time. Read more »

ibrowsersearch.com

ibrowsersearch.com

You have to be careful about ibrowsersearch.com. It does not look like a malicious search engine, but, of course, it does not look like a truly beneficial one either. In fact, its interface is pretty damn boring as there is only a search field displayed. Next to it, you can find the “powered by Google” tag, which, undoubtedly, is meant to make you trust the service more. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the search results are not modified – at least, at the time of research they were not – which means that it might be okay for you to use the search tool. Of course, we cannot say that with confidence because, after all, there’s still a possibility that the activity of this search tool is not as reliable as we might think right now. Due to this, it is recommended that all users take a good look at the search engine and consider its removal. Do you want to learn how to delete ibrowsersearch.com manually? Our researchers have created a guide that shows how to do it. Read more »

.bip File Extension

.bip File Extension

You cannot recover personal files by deleting .bip File Extension that is attached to them because the problem lies within the data of the file, which is scrambled by Dharma Ransomware. This malicious ransomware can attack your operating system in many different ways, but it is most likely to exploit spam emails and unsecure installers. If the devious infection manages to slither in, it can quickly utilize an encryption key to corrupt personal files. At this time, we don’t have a list of the exact files that this malware goes after, but, undoubtedly, it should be most interested in corrupting photos, documents, and media content. If files are encrypted successfully, the ransomware can then introduce the victims to instructions on how to pay a ransom, which, allegedly, is necessary if the victim wants a decryptor capable of recovering files. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that things would go according to plan if the payment was made. We discuss this, as well as the removal of malicious ransomware, in this report. Read more »