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castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware

castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware

castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware seems to be a dangerous threat that might cause a lot of trouble. According to our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com, the malware can encrypt various data found on the computer as well as disable Windows recovery features, delete shadow copies, and so on. After completing the mentioned tasks, the infection should show a ransom note saying users should contact the malicious application’s developers via email; if they want their data decrypted. We have no doubt the message from the cybercriminals would ask to pay a ransom as the note also mentions payment in Bitcoins. Keep it in mind, paying it could be hazardous as you do not know if the hackers will hold on to their word. If they decide not to, you would be unable to get your money back. Therefore, we recommend not to risk your savings and erase castor-troy-restore@protonmail.com Ransomware with the instructions located below or a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

Flyrlk.com

Flyrlk.com is an adware server that, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, is most likely to be used for the promotion of unreliable installers. These installers could present browser extensions, applications, and malware, and so all users who face these installers need to be extremely cautious. Unfortunately, not all users understand that it is dangerous to interact with random installers that are introduced to them. Hopefully, you are smarter than that. However, if you have accidentally installed unfamiliar software, please make sure you scan your operating system immediately to check if you do not need to delete malicious infections. Another reason to employ the scanner is to check if adware exists. Advertising-supported software could be responsible for introducing you to ads and redirecting to unreliable or malicious pages. If you do not need to remove Flyrlk.com-related adware, maybe you need to change settings in your browsers? Continue reading this report, and you will learn what you need to do to ensure that misleading and annoying ads stop showing up on your screen. Read more »

GandCrab 5 Ransomware

GandCrab 5 Ransomware

GandCrab 5 Ransomware does not damage the system, but it can ruin all your photos, pictures, videos, and other similar files you might keep on the computer. The threat does so by encrypting each file with a secure encryption algorithm. Sadly, the only way to reverse the process is to use a specific decryption tool and a unique decryption key generated by the malware. The only problem is these means are available only to the malicious program’s creators, and they want a huge payment in exchange. Naturally, we do not recommend risking your saving to restore your files even if they are valuable to you. If you would like to know more about the malware before you choose whether it should be erased or not, you should read our full article. However, if you already know you have no intention to pay the ransom and wish to eliminate GandCrab 5 Ransomware as fast as possible you could slide below the text and use the given instructions. Read more »

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware

5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware is a malicious threat that encrypts files on the victim’s computer and then shows a note demanding to pay a ransom. Usually, we do not recommend paying the ransom because there is always a chance the user could be tricked, and the money he spends might go to waste, but in this case, it may not be necessary. Apparently, the malware has an integrated decryption tool, which deciphers all user’s data after entering this passcode: 666HackerThn. Of course, we cannot be sure the decryption password will not be changed, but if you come across this infection and you have no other options to get your data back, it is worth a try. Needless to say, later on, we would recommend removing 5H311 1NJ3C706 Ransomware from the computer as leaving it could be still dangerous. If you need help with its deletion, you should take a look at the instructions we will place below the article. Read more »

Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Ransomware

Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Ransomware is a nasty computer threat whose entrance will not be fun at all. It is one of those harmful malicious applications that enter computers to obtain money from users, so if you ever encounter it, you could no longer access a bunch of files on your computer. The ransomware infection locks files with .3gp, .1cd, .dat, .dbx, .class, .docx, .doc, .drw, .dxg, .djvu, .groups, .jar, .java, .json, and other popular extensions, but, luckily, it skips all system files. In other words, your computer will continue working normally even though you could no longer open a bunch of your files. You will be offered to acquire a unique key that can unlock encrypted personal files, but you should definitely not send money to cyber criminals. We do not say so without reason. Sending money to crooks is not a smart move no matter what kind of computer threat you encounter because it is unclear whether you will really solve your problems by making a payment. Speaking about this particular situation, the Kraken Cryptor 1.5 Ransomware encounter, we are sure this infection will not be deleted from your system even if you transfer a ransom. On top of that, you cannot be 100% sure that you could really unlock your files. Read more »

bkp@cock.li Ransomware

bkp@cock.li Ransomware

Have you found a window with a padlock image claiming that “All your files have been encrypted!” opened on your Desktop? If so, bkp@cock.li Ransomware must have infiltrated your computer and already done the damage. bkp@cock.li Ransomware is nothing else than a harmful malicious application that seeks to obtain money from users. It locks personal files on affected computers for the same reason as well. The exact amount of money cyber criminals behind this infection wants is not indicated in the message the opened window contains, but it still tells users that they will have to pay money if they have encountered bkp@cock.li Ransomware: “You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins.” Of course, it does not mean that you could not delete this threat from your system if you do not transfer a ransom. Actually, we do not even recommend sending money to malicious software developers because they will definitely take your money, but there are no guarantees that the working decryption tool will be sent to you. The ransomware infection will not be erased from your computer, no matter you pay money or not. Read more »

LIGMA Ransomware

LIGMA Ransomware

Malware experts agree: LIGMA Ransomware could become a serious threat. At this time, the infection is not complete, and its distribution is unlikely to have started. Of course, if you encounter it, you must remove it without further delay because it appears to have been created to encrypt files. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com has found that the infection is programmed to encrypt 224 different types of files, which include documents, photos, archives, songs, videos, shortcuts, etc. The infection does not encrypt system files, and there is no point in doing that because the operating system can be reinstalled. On the other hand, when personal files are encrypted, their owners are more likely to accept the requests of cyber criminals just to get them back. The strange thing is that the infection in its current state does not make any requests. This isn’t bad news because even when victims have the opportunities to pay ransoms, they should not do it because cyber criminals are unlikely to give anything in return. All in all, even if it is not spreading yet, we want to show how to delete LIGMA Ransomware in case it strikes unexpectedly. Read more »

KCTF Locker Ransomware

KCTF Locker Ransomware

We could not call KCTF Locker Ransomware a real threat because research has revealed that it has been developed for a competition. Specifically speaking, someone has developed it for the CyberSecurity Capture The Flag event. It was not distributed by cyber criminals at the time of analysis. We do not know whether this threat will ever be used as a tool to obtain money from users, but we still want you to know about it. Theoretically, new ransomware infections might be developed on its source code, or crooks might borrow this threat, update it a little, and then start distributing it with the intention of obtaining money. It does not really matter which version of this threat you encounter because you cannot keep any malicious application installed on your computer. Even the tiniest infection must be deleted from the system right away because you cannot know what it will evolve into. If nothing changes, it will be a piece of cake to remove this program from the system. Unfortunately, no files will be unlocked if they have already been encrypted no matter you delete KCTF Locker Ransomware manually or scan your system with an antimalware scanner to clean it. Read more »

Suri Ransomware

Suri Ransomware

Suri Ransomware locks all files on the victim’s Desktop with AES encryption algorithm and marks them with the .SLAV extension. If you see this extension at the end of your files' names you should have a look at the rest of the article to learn more about the threat you came across. In this article, we will discuss its possible distribution channels, its effective manner, and the methods you could employ to get rid of it. Moreover, just slightly below the report, we will add instructions showing how to remove Suri Ransomware manually. Naturally, if you do not think you can deal with the malicious application on your own, you could use a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Also, users who have some other questions about the infection or need more guidance with its deletion could place comments at the end of this article. Read more »

CEIDPageLock

CEIDPageLock

CEIDPageLock falls both under the rootkit and browser hijacker classifications. Currently, it is spread among users from China, but it is possible users from other countries could receive it too. According to our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com the threat might keep redirecting its victims to a malicious website pretending to be 2345.com, which is a legitimate website. If the user ends up searching the Internet through the fake malware’s site, he could come across potentially dangerous advertising content. Also, it is possible the site may track users and collect information like websites the user visits, purchased goods, etc. The malicious application itself might use such data or it could be sold to other interested parties. Needless to say, the safest option would be to erase CEIDPageLock before anything goes wrong. Slightly below the article, you will find instructions explaining how to remove the malware manually, although if you wish to know this threat better, you should read the article first. Read more »