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QP Ransomware

QP Ransomware

QP Ransomware is one of those threats that can create a big old mess. This infection is programmed to encrypt files, after which, they become unreadable. That is the main goal of this infection. Afterward, attackers can demand a hefty ransom payment in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, can help. Even if this decryptor exists – and we cannot know for sure – there is little to no chance of you receiving it. That is something our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team would like every Windows user to know and understand. Just because someone you do not know is promising you something that you need does not mean that their intentions are good or that their promises are truthful. We suggest that you pay no attention to the ransom demands and, instead, remove QP Ransomware. But what about the files? We are sure that you value them very much, but if backups do not exist, and you do not find a way to decrypt them, you are likely to lose them. If fact, you have lost them already, and the only thing left for you to do is to delete the infection that attacked you. Read more »

Unit09 Ransomware

Unit09 Ransomware

Sometimes when we get infected with malware, there isn’t much we can do about it. For example, Unit09 Ransomware is a malicious infection that looks like it wants you to pay a ransom fee in order to restore your files, but the program cannot do that because it is essentially a wiper. It means that it destroys your files, and you basically need to start anew.

Before you do that, however, please make sure that you remove Unit09 Ransomware from your system. If you need any assistance with that, do not hesitate to invest in a legitimate antispyware tool. Read more »

Project57 Ransomware

Project57 Ransomware

Project57 Ransomware is a rather unusual ransomware application since it is compiled while using a tool known as Php2Exe, which is why it can work only with the help of a specific .dll file that it creates right after entering the system. Another thing we find odd about it is it displays a ransom note providing a Bitcoin wallet address for transferring the money, but the message says the user should pay zero Bitcoins. It is difficult to say whether this is a mistake or intentional, as the malware could be still in development mode. In any case, what we recommend for users who encounter it is to restore the files encrypted by the malware with backup copies. Of course, it would be safest to remove Project57 Ransomware first, which is why at the end of the text you will instructions explaining how to get rid of it manually. Read more »

InducVirus Ransomware

InducVirus Ransomware

Do not leave your Windows operating system vulnerable to the malicious InducVirus Ransomware, also known as Delphi Ransomware. This dangerous infection relies on unprotected systems with security backdoors, and when it invades, the victim is not alarmed at all. The encryption process is silent, and the infection is capable of encrypting files in the %USERPROFILE% directory without any notice. Once they are encrypted, the “.FilGZmsp” extension is added to the names, which should help you see which files were corrupted faster. If you are prepared, your personal files are backed up, and there is nothing you need to worry about. Delete InducVirus Ransomware and then use your backups to access files. If files are not backed up, you might be thinking about contacting cyber criminals – something we discuss in this report – but that is dangerous. In any case, whatever moves you make, you must remove the infection, and the information Anti-Spyware-101.com research team provides will help you with the process. Read more »

CuteRansom Ransomware

Did CuteRansom Ransomware attack your operating system? If it did, your personal files must be encrypted and renamed, and you must have been introduced to a message indicating that files were corrupted using YuAlock. This is an alternative name, but both are equally as valid. This malware works like your regular file-encryptor (e.g., XARCryptor Ransomware or BooM Ransomware), but it is not a cookie-cutter. At the time of research, this infection did not ask for a payment in return for a decryption key or program. In fact, the message created by the treat asked to send an email. This is bizarre, and, unfortunately, it is unlikely that anything can be done to decrypt files. Once they are corrupted, they are practically lost. The situation is not so hopeless if your files are backed up. If they are, you need to delete CuteRansom Ransomware and then figure out how to ensure that this threat – or any other – invades your operating system in the future. Read more »

Doppler Weather Radar

Doppler Weather Radar

Are you selective when it comes to extensions and applications you download? If you are not, Doppler Weather Radar is one of those programs that you might acquire. It is a free extension and application that is available to Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer users, and it is meant to present weather reports. If you care about the weather, and you sit at a desktop computer all day long, installing this PUP (potentially unwanted program) might seem like a great option. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that it is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first. As a matter of fact, we do not advise installing this extension at all. If you simply must keep updated with the latest weather report, find a website that offers reliable and up-to-date information, and if you download anything, make sure you research it first, so that you would not need to think about removal later on. Do you need to delete Doppler Weather Radar? You should make that decision on your own, and we suggest that you read this report to get some answers. Read more »

FileFuck Trojan

FileFuck Trojan

Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is warning about Filefuck Trojan. It is not clear if this malicious threat is actively spreading across the web, but we know for a fact that this threat exists. Our team has managed to obtain a sample and test it in our internal lab. The findings are pretty interesting. First of all, it was found that the Trojan was built using the infamous Hidden Tear source code, the same one that has been used by the creators of SnowPicnic Ransomware, EnybenyCrypt Ransomware, SymmyWare Ransomware, and a bunch of other file-encrypting threats. The strange thing is, however, that this Trojan does NOT encrypt files and it does NOT demand a ransom. Instead, it removes files completely, and then it simply informs the victims that they are screwed. Was this malware created as a joke? Was it created to educate victims in a cruel way? Whatever the case it, the outcome is not good because the files cannot be recovered. If the infection attacks, the only thing you might be able to do is to delete Filefuck Trojan. Read more »

XARCryptor Ransomware

XARCryptor Ransomware

Our researchers report there is a new GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware version called XARCryptor Ransomware. It encrypts user’s files and shows a ransom note too, although the way it marks affected data has changed. Another thing we noticed about it is that the malware may attempt to steal user’s passwords and data related to his browsing habits. Needless to say, if you want to keep your private and sensitive data secret, you should get rid of XARCryptor Ransomware immediately. The steps available below this article will show how to remove the malicious application manually. Nonetheless, if you wish to find out more about it first, we encourage you to read the rest of the text. Read more »

StupidJapan Ransomware

StupidJapan Ransomware

It seems as if StupidJapan Ransomware was made not to extort money, but to insult its victims. The threat does not encrypt any data and even makes no attempts to trick users into believing the files were locked. The message that is supposed to be the malicious application's ransom note insults the user instead of asking for any money. Naturally, it is probably better to be called stupid or garbage instead of losing precious family photos and other irreplaceable files that other ransomware applications encrypt. However, such message and the malware’s working manner indicate the threat could be a joke or just a test version. Either way, it is doubtful it might be distributed among lots of users. Nonetheless, we cannot be sure it is impossible to receive it. Thus, at the end of the article, we will add instructions showing how to deal with StupidJapan Ransomware manually. Read more »

System Firewall Has Blocked Some Features Pop-up

The misleading System Firewall Has Blocked Some Features Pop-up can appear to be very convincing, and less experienced users could be tricked by the scam. The pop-up might appear to be legitimate, but, in fact, it was created by schemers who want nothing else but to push people around and trick them into doing things that could be dangerous for their virtual security. From what Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has gathered, the schemers behind this particular threat appear to be after money. This is not surprising at all, considering that money is the #1 driving force behind most scams. Who would waste their time and energy for nothing in return? Definitely not schemers. Communicating with the schemers behind this devious scam is, without a doubt, the worst thing you could do for your virtual security. Whether or not you have done that, you will find useful information in this article. Continue reading if you wish to learn how to delete System Firewall Has Blocked Some Features Pop-up, as well as how to ensure that you are not hit by similar scams in the future. Read more »