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Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware

Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware

Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware is the infection that is responsible for making your files unreadable and for changing their names. While the actual names of the corrupted files are not changed, the infection adds a unique prefix and an extension. Due to this, a file named “document.doc” might look something like this: “email-biger@x-mail.pro.ver-CL 1.5.1.0.id-[numbers].fname-document.doc.doubleoffset.” Without a doubt, that is the kind of a filename that you are bound to notice. Although this prefix and extension combination might seem completely random, in fact, it includes a unique email address that belongs to cyber attackers. Also, it includes a unique ID that is presented to every victim. While you can remove the prefix/extension, you do not need to do that because that will not restore your files. In fact, we cannot provide you with a tool or a key that would decrypt your files. Even though the attackers behind the threat might promise you a decryptor, they are likely to be scamming you. We discuss that, as well as how to delete Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware, in this report. Read more »

CrazyCrypt Ransomware

CrazyCrypt Ransomware

CrazyCrypt Ransomware can cause a lot of problems as the malicious application is capable not only of encrypting user’s files but also of disabling various features and modifying Registry entries. After encrypting targeted data (e.g., pictures, photos, documents, and so on), the threat should show a warning asking to contact the malware’s developers. The message should also mention the user can decrypt his data only after paying a ransom. To those who do not want to comply with the demands, the cybercriminals threaten to delete their unique decryption keys and erase some of the encrypted files permanently. Needless to say that without decryption tools the affected data is useless in any case, so if you are not planlning on paying the ransom, you should not worry about it getting erased. Our specialists say making the payment could end up badly as the hackers cannot be trusted. Thus, we advise not to risk your money and remove CrazyCrypt Ransomware with the instructions available below the article or a reliable security tool. Read more »

Byoml.com

Byoml.com

Byoml.com is a browser extension that is considered to be a potentially unwanted program or a PUP. Currently, it is compatible with Google Chrome alone, so we do not think those using other browsers could encounter it. If it appeared on your browser and you want to learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. In the text, we will discuss the extension’s working manner, its possible distribution channels, and the ways it can be erased from the computer. Additionally, you will find step by step removal instructions explaining how to delete Byoml.com from Google Chrome at the end of this article. Thus, if you need any help while eliminating this PUP manually, do not hesitate to follow the provided steps. Also, should you have any questions about the removal process or the application itself, you could leave us a message in the comments section. Read more »

JCry Ransomware

JCry Ransomware

Malware seems to wait for us behind every virtual corner, and JCry Ransomware proves that. The malicious code of this dangerous infection was recently found in a plugin used by hundreds of websites in Israel. Although the code had a serious bug that prevented the infection from executing successfully onto the systems via which the affected sites were accessed, this is not likely to be the end of this malware. The creators of this malicious infection could be creating a new plan to attack you as you read this. Hopefully, you still have time to secure your operating system and prevent this ransomware from slithering in. If you do not know how to take care of that, keep reading this report because we include useful tips. We also include a removal guide that shows how to delete JCry Ransomware in case this threat eventually starts invading Windows operating systems. Please note that the comments section is open, and you should not hesitate to add questions you might have about the threat. Read more »

Karlosdecrypt@outlook.com Ransomware

Karlosdecrypt@outlook.com Ransomware

Karlosdecrypt@outlook.com Ransomware might be a unique infection, but it is not original. It comes from the Crysis/Dharma family of malware that encrypts files and demands money in turn for allegedly real decryption tools. A few other threats from this family are Backdata@qq.com Ransomware, Bestdecoding@cock.li Ransomware, and Helpfilerestore@india.com Ransomware. As you can see, unique email addresses are included in the names, and that is because these email addresses are the only thing that changes from one Crysis ransomware to the next. They are represented via the identical ransom notes that all of these threats display after they are executed and after they successfully encrypt files. Unfortunately, this malware can actually encrypt files, and once that is done, recovery is impossible. Without a doubt, this is the malware you want to avoid at all cost, and, if you still can, we suggest taking ALL security measures to keep it away. If the infection got in, and you need to delete it already, act quickly. You can learn how to remove Karlosdecrypt@outlook.com Ransomware by reading this report. Read more »

Jupstb Ransomware

Jupstb Ransomware

Jupstb Ransomware is quite a threat. It enters the operating system silently, and then it demands the victim to contact them via provided email addresses. The goal here is to make you communicate with the attacker so that they could push you to pay money to get your files decrypted. This, most likely, is exactly what you want, but you need to think carefully if that is a good idea. If you want our opinion, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers strongly recommend NOT paying the ransom. In fact, it is best if you do NOT interact with the attackers in the first place. Unfortunately, this malware can hit the most personal and valuable files, and you might be willing to do whatever it takes to recover them. If these files matter that much, it is possible that you have them backed up outside the infected machine. In that case, quickly remove Jupstb Ransomware from your operating system and secure it to ensure that you do not need to face and delete other threats in the future. If you do not have backups, your files are likely lost already. Read more »

Idiot Ransomware

Idiot Ransomware

Idiot Ransomware is a threat that can ruin various personal files located on the infected device. It is somewhat unusual since the note it shows does not ask to pay a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. Instead, the message is full of insults towards the victim, and it is signed by a hacker who calls himself tostring and a Minecraft master. Therefore, it looks like the reason for creating the malicious application could be discord between some gamers. It is difficult to say how many users could be infected, but if you are one of them, we advise you to read the rest of our text. In it, we will talk not only about how Idiot Ransomware can be deleted or how it works but also about how to stay away from such malware in the future. Additionally, we are placing removal instructions that show how to get rid of the malicious application manually just a bit below the article. Read more »

helpfilerestore@india.com Ransomware

helpfilerestore@india.com Ransomware

helpfilerestore@india.com Ransomware is another version of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware. Meaning, it works more or less the same as the other malicious applications from this specific ransomware family. Of course, we will explain all there is to know about this new version further in the article, so if you came here for more information, we encourage you to read our full text. Another thing we will discuss is the malware’s removal, as our researchers believe removing helpfilerestore@india.com Ransomware is safer than following the hackers’ instructions. Nevertheless, it is only for you to decide whether you should follow our provided deletion steps available at the end of the article or not. Also, should you choose to eliminate the threat, keep in mind a legitimate antimalware tool could get rid of it for you too. Read more »

Spiteful Doubletake Ransomware

Spiteful Doubletake Ransomware may not be a very wide-spread infection, but it can still do its job. Just seeing the word “ransomware” should be enough for you to understand that this program is out there to collect your money for a ransom. These programs usually hold personal files “hostage” and expect users to pay the release fee as soon as possible. Needless to say, paying the fee is never an option, and this program, in particular, does not even offer that. In this case, you need to remove Spiteful Doubletake Ransomware from your system without taking a single look back. Read more »

Eq Ransomware

Eq Ransomware

Eq Ransomware is a dangerous infection that might invade your Windows operating system if you do not secure it appropriately. It is crucial that you install legitimate security/anti-malware software to keep the operating system guarded, and it is also important that you act cautiously. Most file-encrypting infections invade operating systems using the help of victims themselves, who, of course, have no idea what is going on. In a popular scenario, the launcher of the threat is camouflaged as a harmless file that is sent via email. If the victim clicks the file to open or download it, the malicious ransomware is executed immediately, without any notice. The threat needs to stay silent so that it could encrypt files and perform other malicious actions. Without a doubt, if you spot the infection right away, you must delete it; otherwise, your files will be destroyed. Continue reading if you want to understand what happens with your files, how to protect yourself in the future, and, of course, how to remove Eq Ransomware. Read more »