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Masodas Ransomware

Masodas Ransomware

Masodas Ransomware is a malicious program that marks the files it encrypts with .masodas extension, e.g., text_file.docx.masodas. The threat enciphers data important to its victims, such as photos or documents to take them as a hostage. To restore files the malware’s victims ought to be asked to pay a ransom. In return, the malicious application’s creators should offer tools for decryption. The bad news is that there are no guarantees they will hold on to their end of the bargain. In other words, you could get scammed, and if you do not want to take any chances, you should not put up with any demands. Users who wish to get rid of Masodas Ransomware should check the instructions available below or employ a legitimate antimalware tool. As for learning more about the malware, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

Dragon Ransomware

Although most file-encryptors act the same, it is important to identify the specific infections that attack you. Dragon Ransomware is the threat we are discussing in this report, and when it encrypts files, it adds the “.locked” extension to their names. This tells us nothing because this extension has been used by FORMA Ransomware, Locked Ransomware, Nog4yH4n Project Ransomware, and several other malicious threats. That being said, the threat introduces itself using the ransom note file, which you are likely to find created next to the encrypted documents, photos, videos, and so on. The name of this file is “#DECRYPT_MY_FILES#.txt,” and it was created to help attackers deliver their demands in a clear way. So, what happens after your files are encrypted? That depends on your actions completely, and we have a few tips that might help you navigate this situation. Please continue reading to learn how to delete Dragon Ransomware, how to save your files, and how to secure your operating system in the future. Read more »

Microsoftxyber@hackindex.com Screen Locker

Microsoftxyber@hackindex.com Screen Locker is a computer infection that looks a lot more dangerous than it actually is. It wants to pass for a ransomware infection, but it is a mere screen locker that can be closed without much difficulty. Therefore, if you encounter this threat, please do not panic.

Simply scroll down to the bottom of this entry for the manual removal instructions. It is not complicated to terminate this intruder on your own. If you do not feel like dealing with it manually, remove Microsoftxyber@hackindex.com Screen Locker with a licensed security tool that will also protect your system from similar threats. Read more »

Banta Ransomware

Banta Ransomware is one of those annoying infections that seemingly do not appear to be special, but they can still encrypt your files and leave you hanging. If we want to mitigate the damage caused by such intruders, we have to make sure that our files are backed up either on an external hard drive or some virtual storage. You see, it is not hard to remove Banta Ransomware from the infected system, but it might be quite challenging to get all your files back. Therefore, if you need more help with file recovery, do not hesitate to address a professional. Read more »

Delete Facebook Messages

Delete Facebook Messages

Delete Facebook Messages seems to be designed for Google Chrome users who have Facebook accounts. It offers a feature that is supposed to help users delete Facebook messages they no longer wish to keep, which seems a bit odd considering the social media platform and its messaging application already have such features. Moreover, besides the mentioned deletion tool for messages, the extension might change a user’s new tab page. The add-on ought to switch a user’s new tab page with a search tool of its own that we talk about further in the article. If you want to know more about this application that is considered to be a potentially unwanted program, we invite you to read the rest of this article. In case you decide to remove Delete Facebook Messages, you may want to check the instructions available below too. Read more »

Mogranos Ransomware

Mogranos Ransomware is a new malicious application in the STOP Ransomware family. Like all other threats from it, the malware should encrypt user’s pictures, photos, and all other files that could be precious and irreplaceable. The problem with encrypted data is that it can be decrypted only with specific decryption tools and, sadly, they might be impossible to come by. Of course, the malicious applications developers may claim they have such tools and are willing to share them with victims who pay a ransom, but who can tell whether it is true or not. This is why our specialists recommend against paying a ransom. If you decide not to pay and choose to erase Mogranos Ransomware, we can offer our removal instructions available at the end of this article. For more details about the malware itself, we invite you to read the rest of this text. Read more »

Datper

In this report, we talk about a malicious application known as Datper. It is considered to be a backdoor, a tool used to gain access to computers, systems, applications, etc. Researchers believe the malware might have been used to access systems belonging to various organizations and not computers of regular users. For instance, the threat could have been used to obtain sensitive information or to damage systems it infects. If you want to know more about this vicious threat, we invite you to read our full article, in which we explain how the malware could be distributed, how it works, and how it could be erased. What we should tell from the start is that the manual removal instructions available below may not work for everyone, since the malware might have lots of different versions and some of them might place files on different locations. Probably, the best option to deal with such a malicious application to get a reputable antimalware tool. Read more »

TONEDEAF

TONEDEAF is a backdoor Trojan that uses the LinkedIn network to reach its victims. It also means that people install this infection on their computers willingly, but it is very likely that they are not aware of the fact because the installer file doesn’t look dangerous at all.

We believe that it is extremely important to employ regular system scans in order to detect TONEDEAF and other similar infections as soon as possible. Then, you will be able to remove them all at once. If manual removal is not your cup of tea, you can always terminate the infection with a legitimate antispyware tool. Read more »

Careless App Installation Can Lead to the Invasion of Monokle

Monokle is the name you need to remember because it belongs to one of the most vicious Android apps out there. This malicious threat can use trojanized apps to slither into your device, and then it can manipulate it, steal information, and use various spying techniques. The victims of this malware are not safe because the attackers – and whoever gets access to the retrieved information – can know the physical location of the victim, can know where they are planning to be at specific times, and can spy on them using audio and video input. Basically, whoever has this malware on their device can become a victim of a serious attack, and even their physical security could be jeopardized. Due to the history of the infection and the complex spying abilities, it is believed that this malware was built to target very specific victims. Unfortunately, whatever the case might be, deleting Monokle might not be an easy option. Read more »

Paydra@cock.li Ransomware

Paydra@cock.li Ransomware

You must not postpone the removal of the malicious paydra@cock.li Ransomware if it has invaded your operating system. Unfortunately, your files would not be decrypted if you did that. At the time of research, decrypting files was not possible as third-party tools did not exist. Of course, there is the option of paying the ransom requested by the attackers, but our research team does not advise wasting your money. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed basecrypt@aol.com Ransomware, bestdecoding@cock.li Ransomware, and hundreds of other infections – many of which belong to the Crysis family (also known as Dharma) – and we can tell you right away that cyber criminals’ promises are mostly empty. If you think you can sway them into giving you the decryptor for free, you might decide to send them a message, but you cannot do that carelessly. You can learn more about it by reading this report. Of course, our main incentive is to show you how to delete paydra@cock.li Ransomware. Read more »