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Kodc Ransomware

Kodc Ransomware

Kodc Ransomware is a threat to your personal files, such as documents and photos, and if you want to keep them safe, you need to keep the threat away. Unfortunately, more and more file-encrypting threats emerge every single day, and it is no longer enough to implement legitimate security software. People often skip or postpone updates, and that leaves their systems exposed to new invaders. This is why all Windows users need to be proactive about how they protect their files as well. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers recommend setting up a reliable cloud storage system or using external hard drives to protect copies of all personal files. As long as the backups are separated from the original files, they should be safe. What about internal backups? We do not recommend using those because cybercriminals have learned ways to delete them. Hopefully, copies of your personal files are safe, and you can use them to replace the corrupted files after removing Kodc Ransomware. Read more »

Pashka Ransomware

Pashka Ransomware

If you have found the “.pashka” extension attached to your personal files, Pashka Ransomware is the threat that you are dealing with. This infection could be presented to you via emails and bundled downloaders, and because cybercriminals are likely to introduce it to you in some sneaky way, you might not recognize malware. Obviously, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that it is crucial to be careful about the emails you open or the files you download because you never know what kinds of dangers you might face. If the threat has slithered in already, you have three things to worry about. First of all, you might be looking for ways to restore your files. Next, you need to figure out how to remove Pashka Ransomware. Finally, the overall security of your operating system must be on your mind too. So, do you know how to restore files, delete malware, and secure your system? If you have no idea, we suggest that you read this report to learn all about it. Read more »

Ako Ransomware

Ako Ransomware

Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is warning Windows users about Ako Ransomware, a malicious file-encrypting threat that was created to corrupt your personal files. The infection does not encrypt exe, .dll, .sys, .ini, and .key files, and it also avoids everything in folders with strings Program Files, Program Files (x86), AppData, boot, PerfLogs, ProgramData, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Application Data, Tor Browser, or Windows in their names. However, it can encrypt ALL personal files if it manages to slither in. What is the purpose of that? Normally, people encrypt files to protect them. Cybercriminals encrypt files to lock out their owners, and that should give them leverage when demanding a payout. Ultimately, the attackers hijack your personal files to make you give up your money. This is why we classify this threat as a “ransomware” – because it is malicious software that demands a ransom. Can you delete Ako Ransomware to get things back to normal? The removal of the infection is very important, but your personal files will not be restored if you eliminate the infection. Read more »

Weather Forecaster

Weather Forecaster

Do you check the weather conditions daily or maybe even hourly? If you do, Weather Forecaster is an extension that you might be intrigued to install. Although it is presented as a tool that can give you access to weather-related information, our analysts identify it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Why is that so? To put it in short, the extension is capable of collecting information about its users that is not limited to the information necessary to produce a weather report. In fact, the program does not show a weather report at all. Read more »

5ss5c Ransomware

5ss5c Ransomware

The hackers behind 5ss5c Ransomware seem to be greedy as they may ask their victims to pay 1 BTC in exchange for decryption tools. As you see, the malware’s victims might need such tools to decrypt files locked by the malicious application. The message, which explains how to get in touch with the hackers and what a user needs to to exactly, gets displayed right after the threat enciphers all targeted files. As usual, data that gets encrypted ought to be personal, while files that belong to the system should be left alone. Thus, it is safe to say that receiving this malicious application might cause you lots of damage if you have irreplaceable files on your device. However, we advise not to panic and to read the rest of our article to learn how it works and how to eliminate 5ss5c Ransomware. Read more »

MediaConverterOnline Promos

MediaConverterOnline Promos

You might think that MediaConverterOnline Promos has something to do with video or music conversion, but it is a potentially unwanted program that shows advertisements. Now, who would install a program that shows ads? Well, if it is advertised as a tool that can convert video/audio files, some people might be willing to take the ads, but some users might choose to install the extension simply because of the ads. Yes, there are people in this world who seek out ads, and it is most likely that they do that because they want to save money or find better deals. Whatever your reasoning might be, if you have decided to install the extension, you want to think very carefully if it is not better for you to remove it from your Google Chrome browser. If you have already decided to delete MediaConverterOnline Promos, the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has created a guide that should assist you below. If you want to get more information about the suspicious PUP, you should continue reading. Read more »

Ekans Ransomware

Ekans Ransomware

If Ekans Ransomware enters your system, you might notice that one by one, your files are becoming unreadable until your computer crashes. However, you may not have to fear it if you are a regular home user because from what we have learned about this threat, it looks like its creators might be after businesses or other organizations. It appears the malware was created for money extortion as the note it creates mentions about users having to pay in order to receive decryption tools. Of course, since an infected device might crash soon after the threat gets in, its user might be unable to view this ransom note. If you want to know what your options are after receiving Ekans Ransomware or you are interested in more details about it, you should have a look at the rest of this report. Read more »

Devil Ransomware

Devil Ransomware

Devil Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. This program was designed to swindle you out of your money, but it is up to you to decide whether you give your savings away or not. Needless to say, you should not follow this program’s instructions. You have to act swiftly and remove Devil Ransomware immediately.

The truth is that removing ransomware infections from our computers is not that complicated. It is a lot more difficult to recover all the files that were affected by encryption. You shouldn’t rule out the possibility that you may need to start building your file library from scratch. Read more »

Pysa Ransomware

Pysa Ransomware

It is important to notice when Pysa Ransomware slithers in because it is your best chance of removing the infection and stopping it from encrypting your personal files. If you do not notice the threat, it encrypts files and then erases itself. Yes, Pysa Ransomware deletes itself, and that means that you might not need to worry about clearing your system from malware, but, just in case, you should employ a trusted malware scanner. Do it now to learn whether or not there is anything that you need to pay close attention to. Hopefully, threats no longer occupy your operating system, and you can focus on your personal files and, of course, the security of your Windows system. Note that even if you end up losing all encrypted files, you need to secure your system because there are hundreds and thousands of other infections that could invade it next. The ball is in your court. Read more »

FlowerPippi

If you are informed about the existence of FlowerPippi, you need to make sure that you remove this threat as soon as possible. You also need to inspect your operating system for other threats because this backdoor malware is unlikely to exist on its own. In the summer of 2019, this malicious threat was found to spread via spam emails along with Gelup, another Trojan that, of course, requires elimination as well. These two infections are believed to belong to the TA505 group, which has been sending its malware in many different directions. Its activity has been recorded in Morroco, the Middle East, and also Australia, Japan, and the Philippines. If you live in these three countries, you are more likely to need to delete FlowerPippi from your operating system. So, how can you get rid of this malware and, more important, how can you ensure protection against it in the future? Read more »