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GottaCry Ransomware

GottaCry Ransomware

GottaCry Ransomware is a malicious program designed for money extortion. However, users who encounter it may not have the reason to pay a ransom. Apparently, the malware’s pop-up window may lie about user’s files being encrypted and then deleted. Thus, no doubt anyone who checks whether the malicious application’s statements are true first, will realize there is no need to put up with any demands. In such a case, we advise deleting GottaCry Ransomware from the system. Even though it does not look like it can restart with the operating system, it would still be unwise to keep a threat on your computer. To deal with it manually, you could follow the step by step instructions provided at the end of this article. For more details about it, we encourage you to have a look at our full report. Read more »

TitanCryptor Ransomware

TitanCryptor Ransomware

TitanCryptor Ransomware is the kind of malware that can destroy your personal files. Even though it only encrypts them – which, in theory, means that you should be able to decrypt them – recovering them has not been possible yet. Even though free decryptors do not exist, and restoring files manually is not possible, victims might be tricked into paying money for the decryptor allegedly created by the attackers. Can you trust them? Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not recommend it. Even though cyber criminals might respond to you once you contact them first, it is unlikely that you would hear from them again after paying the ransom. Keep your money to yourself and, instead, figure out how to delete TitanCryptor Ransomware from your operating system. If you need help, you will find useful removal information in this article. If you continue reading, you will also learn how this malware spreads and, in turn, how to protect your Windows operating system against it in the future. Read more »

help@decrypt-files.info Ransomware

help@decrypt-files.info Ransomware

help@decrypt-files.info Ransomware is a vicious threat that encrypts lots of various files. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, the malware may even continue this process after each restart if the victim does not get rid of it. Therefore, if you come across this malicious application, we recommend being extra cautious. To learn all about it, you could continue reading our article. Also, we can help you eliminate help@decrypt-files.info Ransomware. Below the text, you should see step by step instructions explaining how to remove the malware manually. Naturally, if you think the process is a bit too challenging, you should not hesitate to employ a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Users who have more questions or require more assistance can leave us comments at the end of the text too. Read more »

Delphi Ransomware

Delphi Ransomware

Do you know what happens to the files corrupted by Delphi Ransomware? They are encrypted, which means that they can be read only using a special decoder. Although you might be happy to learn that your files are not lost completely, we have bad news: Cyber criminals are the only ones who can give you the tool to restore personal files. So, what is the problem? The problem is that these cyber criminals are unlikely to help you out. They might promise you to decrypt files as soon as you contact them and then pay the ransom, but if you think that the words of attackers can be trusted, you are wrong. While we cannot guarantee that you would not get anything in return for the ransom – after all, cyber criminals are people, and so they are unpredictable – it would be surprising to learn about files being decrypted successfully. If you cannot do anything about your files, you still can delete Delphi Ransomware, and we recommend initiating the removal of this malware ASAP. Read more »

RegProtech

RegProtech is a potentially unwanted program or a PUP in short. Such applications may have undesirable or irritating qualities that might make a user wish to get rid of it even if he installed it himself. In this case, the tool could seem annoying because it might ask users to pay to remove results identified during a free scan. Besides, the software may not even work anymore as it could not launch during our tests. We suspect it might have to do with the fact that the server RegProtech used to connect to, is currently unreachable. If your version no longer launches or you simply do not want to keep a PUP on your computer, we invite you to check the deletion instructions available at the end of this article. The comments section below the instructions is where you can place your questions about the application or its removal. Read more »

.PUMA Ransomware File Extension

.PUMA Ransomware File Extension

Do not ignore the .PUMA Ransomware File Extension attached to your documents, archives, photos, and other kinds of personal files. This extension means that your Windows operating system was invaded by a malicious file-encryptor, known as Puma Ransomware. The “.puma” extension that is attached to the corrupted files, according to our research team, might vary depending on the version of the threat. If you find the “.pumas” or “.pumax” extension, you are dealing with the same threat. Unfortunately, your files will not be restored if you delete .PUMA Ransomware File Extension attaching malware, but that does not mean that removal is not important. On the contrary – this infection is incredibly dangerous, and the sooner you eliminate it from your operating system, the better. The good news is that you do not need to worry about the decryption of your files, as a free decryptor already exists. Research and download it carefully because you do not want to install another malicious threat. Read more »

Tizer78224 Ransomware

Tizer78224 Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that encrypts target files with a strong encryption algorithm and then demands a ransom to be paid. It is part of the never-ending ransomware epidemic, and users have to be strong and alert if they want to fight such infections.

Although Tizer78224 Ransomware isn’t a high-profile infection, it can still inflict significant damage, so you should not take it lightly. If you were infected with this program, please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Remove Tizer78224 Ransomware as soon as possible, and then protect your system from similar intruders in the future. Read more »

WebCobra

WebCobra is not an infection you want entering your operating system. Even though it is unlikely to create a mess on its own, it can download other malicious programs, and these could be extremely dangerous. While there is a possibility that virtually any file could be downloaded using this downloader, at the time of research, its main task was to drop a crypto-currency miner. Two unique miners are linked to the threat, and which one is dropped onto a specific Windows operating system, depends on the architecture of that system. On the x86 architecture, the infection drops Cryptonight. On the x64 architecture, it drops Claymore’s Zcash. Both of these are silent crypto-currency miners that can help cyber criminals obtain crypto-currency. Virtually, any computer could be used for the process. Then why don’t criminals use their own computers? Crypto-currency mining requires a lot of energy, which means that the electrical bill can get very high. Basically, miners are energy stealers, and the sooner you delete WebCobra, Cryptonight, and Claymore’s Zcash – the better. Read more »

Cryptre Ransomware

Cryptre Ransomware

No one wants to be infected with ransomware. Especially not by the likes of Cryptre Ransomware. It might not look like much, but this is a dangerous infection, and it comes over with just one purpose in mind: it wants your money. To get that, Cryptre Ransomware encrypts your personal files, and it says it won’t release them unless you pay the ransom fee. Of course, you should never consider paying it. Just remove Cryptre Ransomware with a powerful antispyware program right now, and be sure to secure your computer against similar intruders in the future. Read more »

CIP QxSearch

CIP QxSearch

CIP QxSearch is not an extension you should keep installed on your Google Chrome web browser. This extension might appear to be harmless and maybe even beneficial, but our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com finds only negatives. According to the official information that was available on the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cip/ffpmjgjkflkhffekbjbmiaidgmafogec) until the installer was taken down, the extension can encrypt searches to ensure a more private experience. Well, this is a completely useless service because you already have Chrome’s Incognito mode that offers a similar thing. Also, Incognito mode is more reliable and transparent, whereas it is known that the suspicious extension has other agenda. We discuss that further in the report, but we can reveal straight away that the extension is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and that its removal is recommended. If you are still not sure about deleting CIP QxSearch, continue reading. Afterward, use the comments section at the bottom of the page if you want to continue the discussion. Read more »