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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 »

Whoopsie Ransomware

Whoopsie Ransomware

If you are seeing a message saying: “Whoopsie Do NOT close this Window! (otherwise your files are gone for ever and cant be recovered!)” you most likely came across Whoopsie Ransomware. It is a malicious threat designed for money extortion, although we doubt the cybercriminals who created it are using it for this purpose yet. As you see even though the malware’s warning may demand to pay a ransom, it does not provide the information on how to make the payment. Because of this, we believe Whoopsie Ransomware might be still unfinished and could be spread among a few victims to test it. If you are one of the unfortunate users who might have encountered it, we advise you to keep reading the text to find out more important details and then erase the threat with the instructions available below or a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Search.htv-now.co

Search.htv-now.co

Search.htv-now.co is an untrustworthy search engine we would not recommend using to surf the Internet. That is because our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com classified it as a browser hijacker. Plus, it appears to be there is a chance the application could display suspicious advertising material from various third parties. No doubt, users who wish to maintain their device’s security should avoid encountering possibly dangerous ads. If you think so a well, we invite you to follow the removal instructions located just a bit below this report. Another way to remove the browser hijacker would be to scan the system with a legitimate antimalware tool. Of course, if you need more assistance while deleting Search.htv-now.co you can contact us by leaving a message at the end of this page. Read more »

PlayThunder Offers

PlayThunder Offers

Do you want to see ads on any website you visit? Probably, you do not, but that is what you are likely to face if you download PlayThunder Offers. The word “offers” in the name reveals that advertising is an integral part of the service. Sure, the adware (advertising-supported program) does not hide the fact that it delivers ads, but this transparency should not make you think of it as a trustworthy tool. Instead, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team suggests looking at it as a potential threat. Can we guarantee that you would face security issues if you interacted with this adware? We certainly cannot, but it is our duty to warn you about the bad and the ugly of every questionable service and program. In this report, we review the suspicious extension, and that should help you make an informed decision regarding its removal. If you are not sure you want to delete PlayThunder Offers, we strongly recommend that you keep reading. On the other hand, if your mind is made up already, the removal guide is waiting for you. Read more »