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Koko Ransomware

When Koko Ransomware encrypts your photos, documents, and other personal and sensitive files, it changes the data of these files, and they can be read only when a special decryptor is used. That is the strength of this malicious threat because if the victim cannot restore the files or replace them with backups, they might be tricked into paying money for the decryptor proposed by the attackers. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed thousands of file-encrypting infections, and if they have one thing in common it is that victims do not get to decrypt their files; at least, in most cases. Some of the more recent threats analogous to the ransomware we are discussing in this report include CXK-NMSL Ransomware, Erenahen Ransomware, and Sherminator Ransomware. Hopefully, you have backups, and you do not need to worry about restoring the corrupted files, but, in any case, you need to delete Koko Ransomware, and that is what we are here to help you with. Read more »

'The system is badly damaged, virus found (4)!' Pop-Ups

'The system is badly damaged, virus found (4)!' Pop-Ups

'The system is badly damaged, virus found (4)!' Pop-Ups are fake alerts that may show up if a user visits unreliable websites and interacts with questionable advertising content. These notifications might look legit due to Microsoft and Windows logos that might be displayed on them. It is essential to understand that Microsoft does not provide online virus scanners. Also, what should seem suspicious is that the scan is being performed without your permission. What we recommend for users who come across these fake alerts is to ignore what they say. Next, it is crucial to get rid of the 'The system is badly damaged, virus found (4)!' Pop-Ups and ensure that they do not come back. To do this, you could follow the instructions available below. For more information on these fake notifications, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

Domn Ransomware

Your Windows operating system cannot defend itself against Domn Ransomware unless you protect it appropriately and unless you stop acting carelessly online. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the attackers behind this dangerous infection could try to trick you into executing it yourself. For example, a fake email message could be sent to you with an alleged postage confirmation document. If you are tricked into opening this file, the infection can be executed without you even realizing it. This is just one example of how cybercriminals could attack you, and note that there are plenty of other methods they could use. Unfortunately, once inside the operating system, this infection can do a lot of damage because its primary task is to encrypt files. Once they are encrypted, you will not restore them even if you delete Domn Ransomware fast. Of course, the removal of this threat is important. Read more »

Topinambour

Topinambour is a Trojan from hackers known as Turla. It is a group of Russian speaking cybercriminals that usually attack systems of government institutions. Therefore, it is unlikely that this new malicious application could be targeted at regular home users, although we cannot be one hundred percent sure. In this text, we describe how the malware could put a user’s computer and privacy at risk, how it could enter a system, and most importantly, how to eliminate Topinambour. What we like to state from the start is that we cannot guarantee the steps provided in the deletion section will help you delete the malicious application manually. That is because the threat could have other versions that might work differently. For more information, we invite you to read the rest of our article. Read more »

Lokas Ransomware

Lokas Ransomware

Lokas Ransomware is a computer infection that is there to encrypt your files. This program is just like other ransomware infections out there. It wants you to pay the ransom fee, and it says that if you pay, it will give you the decryption tool that will restore your files. Is that promise legit? Most probably not. Therefore, you need to focus on removing Lokas Ransomware from your system today. It might be challenging to restore your files, but there are several file recovery options available, and you should try them all before waving the white flag. Read more »

Predator the Thief

Windows users need to be extremely careful about protecting their systems against Predator the Thief, a clandestine info-stealer that is capable of recording all kinds of private and sensitive data without any notice. Once the infection slithers in, it records this data and sends it to attackers, who can do all kinds of things with it. For example, they could sell it to other malicious parties, who have very specific plans to hijack accounts, spread malware, blackmail users, or initiate virtual scams. Needless to say, the sooner you delete Predator the Thief from your operating system after the invasion, the less damage this malware is likely to cause. Of course, once you discover it, you might be unable to say when exactly it slithered in first. This is why you need to take care of your virtual security after you perform removal. We share tips on how to secure your accounts and how to eliminate the malicious threat from your Windows operating system. Keep reading if you are interested. Read more »

BabyShark Is yet Another Malicious Threat to Spread via Emails

Our email inboxes have not been safe for years now, but we continue to get tricked into opening misleading messages sent by schemers and cybercriminals. Some of them are set up to trick us into disclosing personal information. Others are employed to scam us out of our money. Finally, we have those spam emails that are created to expose us to malicious infections. This method has been employed by the attackers behind the malicious BabyShark, a Trojan that silently collects and leaks sensitive information after execution. If this dangerous threat is discovered, it must be removed as soon as possible, but even if you delete BabyShark, a great deal of damage could have been done already. Read more »

Varenyky

Varenyky is a dangerous Trojan as it can not only use your computer to send malicious Spam emails to others, but also gather your sensitive information or even record videos of you browsing the Internet. It is essential to explain that the threat does not record all your browsing activities. It would seem the hacker are interested only in videos in which a victim views pornographic material, which is without a doubt meant to be used for sextortion in the future. Further, in this article, we explain how the malicious application might be able to infect a system and what you should do to make sure it does not. Naturally, for those who already had the misfortune to receive such a threat, we explain what the best way to eliminate Varenyky is. Provided, you wish to ask something about the malicious application that we have not mentioned in the text or you need more help with its deletion, we encourage you to leave us a comment at the end of this page. Read more »

Wal Ransomware

Wal Ransomware

Your operating system needs to be protected at ALL time because a single crack in your virtual security can help Wal Ransomware attack. The cybercriminals behind this dangerous infection know exactly how to find these cracks, and they are likely to use RDP vulnerabilities specifically to drop the infection without your notice. They could also trick you into executing the infection yourself using misleading spam emails. It does not take much to create a convincing email message and attach a dangerous file attachment to it. If you are tricked into believing that the file is harmless, you might let in the infection yourself by accident. Unfortunately, once it is in, you are unlikely to be able to stop it. The encryption process is quick, and so you might not understand what is going on at all. Of course, once files are encrypted, they cannot be read, and a unique extension is added to their names, which are the best indicators that you need to remove ransomware from your system. So, do you need to delete Wal Ransomware? Read more »

Stream-me

Stream-me

Stream-me is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at Google Chrome users. The descriptions on the extension's official site might suggest that the tool allows streaming TV content, but, in reality, it works as a search engine. Therefore, users may have to find sites that stream their favorite shows themselves. However, while surfing the Internet with the PUP’s search tool, it could gather information like your visited websites or clicked ads to show you advertisements from various third-parties. We do not claim it would necessarily happen if you use the extension's search engine, but there seems to be such a possibility. Thus, if you do not want to risk seeing third-party ads, we advise choosing a more reputable search engine. Provided, you decide to erase Stream-me, we can offer our removal instructions available below the article. Read more »