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Decrypme Ransomware

Decrypme Ransomware

Decrypme Ransomware goes after the most sensitive part of your operating system – your personal files. Whether it is a wedding video, a work document, or a childhood photo, this malicious infection can grab the file and change its data to render it unreadable. The ransomware does not encrypt files with .decryptme, .dll, .encrypted, .exe, .ini, .lnk, .rdp, and .sys extensions, but these extensions do not really represent personal files, and the infection is not interested in those. In fact, it specifically avoids system files by circumventing all folders that are found in certain locations. These locations are \AppData, \Application Data, \intel, \nvidia, \Program Files, \Users\All Users, \Windows, allusersprofile, programdata, programfiles(x86), systemdrive, userprofile, and windir. If the infection encrypted system files, it would be much easier to resolve the problem, but personal files cannot be replaced, unless backups exist. If backups exist, you have nothing to worry besides deleting Decrypme Ransomware. Read more »

"ERROR # MS-SYSINFO32" Pop-Up

"ERROR # MS-SYSINFO32" Pop-Up is an old fake alert that has been designed to scare users into taking unnecessary action. The good news is that the original homepage for this fake alert is dead, and so the chances to encounter it in the vast spaces of the Internet. Nevertheless, there will probably be many other fake alerts out there that will try to push you into spending money. You need to be careful about the content you interact with because it can easily expose you to various security threats. There’s no way to remove "ERROR # MS-SYSINFO32" Pop-Up because it’s not on your computer in the first place, but there are methods to protect your system from harm. Read more »

Start Ransomware

Start Ransomware

Messages on your screen that mention the starter@cumallover.me email address might mean your system got infected with Start Ransomware. What you ought to know about this malicious application is that it can encrypt various files with a robust encryption algorithm like AES or RSA. At the end of the encryption process, it ought to show the mentioned message that urges to contact the threat's creators to learn how to purchase a decryptor. Meaning, if you see the malware’s ransom note, it is likely your photos, videos, and other personal files have been already encrypted. In such a case, we advise not to panic but to read our full report to get to know this threat better. At the end of this article, you can find our deletion instructions that may help you get rid of Start Ransomware manually. Read more »

Kiss Ransomware

Kiss Ransomware

Your operating system is never 100% secure, and if you do not pay attention to the vulnerabilities within, Kiss Ransomware is one of the many infections that could slither in. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, this malware might be introduced to you via emails and bundled downloaders, and if you are tricked into executing these emails or downloaders without reliable protection to guard you, the threat can slither in without your notice. Ultimately, you need the combination of reliable protection and caution to keep malware away. If the system is not guarded, and you are not careful, it is much easier for cybercriminals to drop infections onto your computer. After successful infiltration, the devious ransomware is set to encrypt personal files, and since it does that silently, you are unlikely to notice it until cybercriminals want you to notice it. Of course, at that point, salvaging your personal files is not possible. Even if you do not find a solution that would help you restore files, there is one thing you can do, and that is to delete Kiss Ransomware. Read more »

Ccryptor Ransomware

Ccryptor Ransomware

Ccryptor Ransomware is a generic ransomware infection that can block you from accessing your files. It also seems that this program hasn’t been fully developed because it doesn’t drop any ransom note. Technically, it should do so, but some versions might not come fully equipped so to speak.

Therefore, the idea to communicate with these criminals shouldn’t even cross your mind. You have to focus on removing Ccryptor Ransomware from your computer right now. When you are done with it, please invest in a powerful security application that will safeguard your system against similar threats. Read more »

Wiki Ransomware

Wiki Ransomware

Wiki Ransomware is a threat that shows a message that mentions the following email address: bitlocker@foxmail.com. The address belongs to cybercriminals behind this malware who want to be contacted for payment information. As you see, the hackers claim to have a decryptor that can decipher files affected by this malicious application, and they expect users to put up with their demands if they want to receive such a tool. Sadly, even if you do as told, there are still no reassurances that you will get what is promised. Cybercriminals are not trustworthy people, and so all of their proposals should be considered carefully. To learn more about this threat, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. Also, we advise removing Wiki Ransomware if you want your system to be malware-free or do not wish to risk new data getting encrypted. You can find out more about the malware’s deletion from our article and the instructions available at the end of it. Read more »

Leto Ransomware

Leto Ransomware

Leto Ransomware is a malicious program from the vicious Stop Ransomware family of file-encrypting threats. Consequently, the malware works the same as other infections from this family. The only difference is that some of the details provided in its ransom note are different from the ones seen in the notes displayed by its clones. Also, this threat marks its encrypted files with the .leto extension. In this article, we discuss the malware’s working manner in detail as well as mention the differences in its displayed note. If you received this malware or simply wish to learn more about it, we encourage you to read the rest of our article. The instructions available at the end of it are for the malware’s victims who may want to try to erase Leto Ransomware manually. If you do not think you are up for such a task, we highly recommend employing a legitimate antimalware tool that could clean your system properly. Read more »

Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant)

Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant)

If you have been tricked into executing the launcher of Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant), your personal files must have been encrypted. Although no one in their right mind would install this dangerous infection, the attackers behind it could trick Windows users into executing it with the help of misleading emails or messages sent via messaging apps. Bundled downloaders and system security vulnerabilities could be exploited too. The infection is meant to slither in without notice because if the victim discovers it right away, they might be able to delete Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant) before the damage is done. Unfortunately, most victims realize what has happened only after they discover that their personal files are unreadable or after the malicious threat removes itself. Although the threat is meant to destroy itself after encryption, it is possible that leftovers could exist, and so you want to examine your operating system thoroughly. First, let’s discuss the ransomware. Read more »

EntertainmentNewsNow Toolbar

EntertainmentNewsNow Toolbar

EntertainmentNewsNow Toolbar is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users, and an application for Internet Explorer users. These are the web browsers that the PUP (potentially unwanted program) is compatible with, and Internet Explorer users can download it onto their Windows operating systems. The removal guide you can see below reflects that. Since you are reading this report, it is likely that you have already decided to delete EntertainmentNewsNow Toolbar from your browsers and the operating system. Is that the case? If it is, and if you believe that you have all of the information you need to make a final decision, you can scroll down to the last section of this report. On the other hand, if you are currently researching the program, or if you are trying to figure out whether or not it can be trusted, we recommend that you continue reading. If you come up with questions for our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, post them below. Read more »

Boot Ransomware

Boot Ransomware

Boot Ransomware might not look like much, but this malicious infection can still give you a run for your money. It is a ransomware program, and so it can lock up your files, and then wait for you to transfer the ransom payment for the decryption tool.

Needless to say, you should never do anything of the kind because that would only help these criminals achieve their aims. You need to remove Boot Ransomware right now, and you can do it by following the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description. Read more »