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EnyBeny Ransomware

EnyBeny Ransomware

EnyBeny Ransomware is a version of EnybenyCrypt Ransomware. Its older versions could encrypt data or even delete files later on, but it looks like this version is not yet fully developed. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, it only changes user’s Desktop image and drops numerous copies of its ransom note all over the computer. Given it does not encrypt data yet, and users would have no reason to agree with any of the hackers’ demands, we doubt the malicious program could be distributed widely. Still, we do not say it is entirely impossible. In case you do encounter this version of EnyBeny Ransomware, we advise removing it with no hesitation. The instructions available below should help you get rid of it manually, and if you wish to know more details about the threat, we invite you to keep reading our article. Read more »

raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware

raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware

raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware displays a message claiming the files on the computer were encrypted due to some security problem with the computer. It is not far from the truth since this application is malicious and it encrypts data if it manages to enter the user’s system. If the computer has vulnerabilities or the user is not careful enough it might not be a difficult task. Naturally, finding such a threat on the system might be frustrating, especially if you do not have a backup to restore your files from and do not understand how the malicious application sneaked in. Further in the text, we will explain how such malware can be distributed and what you should do to avoid it in the future. Our advice is to remove raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware from the computer if you do not want to put up with the hackers’ demands. The instructions at the end of the article will explain how to get rid of it manually, but if the task appears to be too complicated, we would advise using a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

Teeny Ransomware

Teeny Ransomware

Teeny Ransomware is not so tiny when you realize how much damage it can make. Once this threat slithers in, it can rewrite the MBR, which is the master boot record, and once that is done, you need to reinstall Windows. Although highly experienced users might be able to employ some tools to remedy the situation, most users will need to start fresh, and that means that your files might be lost. Unfortunately, we cannot help you much when it comes to this particular threat, but we can help you understand it better. We discuss distribution techniques, removal, and, of course, protection measures that can help you keep malware away. If you are interested in learning more, continue reading. If you still do not understand how to delete Teeny Ransomware or secure your Windows operating system after you are done reading, post a comment below with all of your questions, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team will get back to you as soon as possible. Read more »

Severe Weather Check

Severe Weather Check

Severe Weather Check seems to be a potentially unwanted program. For now, it works on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. To those who install it, the application promises to provide them with local and reliable weather information. However, it was noticed the extension might also change user’s browser preferences, such as the new tab page or homepage. Such behavior could not only appear to be annoying but also cause trouble. As you continue reading our article, we will tell you more about this potentially unwanted program. What’s more, users who decide to erase Severe Weather Check can find manual deletion instructions just a bit below the article. Of course, if they seem to be too tricky, you can always employ a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Read more »

Auto PC Cleaner 2019

Auto PC Cleaner 2019

Do you know what potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are? Auto PC Cleaner 2019 is one of them, and it is the perfect example. It looks like a completely harmless and even useful program at first, and if the user downloads it, they are then asked to pay money for its services. Before that, the program performs a full system scan so that the user would feel a sense of urgency. If money is paid, the “items” listed by the scanner are, allegedly, resolved, but that means nothing. Your operating system will not run faster or smoother if you install the app and then pay money for its removal services. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that right away. If you have, and you are ready to delete Auto PC Cleaner 2019, you can go straight to the last section of this report to learn all about getting rid of the PUP. If you are still confused, and you do not understand why the program has such a bad reputation, you should really continue reading. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed the PUP to help you understand it better. Read more »

TrumpHead Ransomware

TrumpHead Ransomware

TrumpHead Ransomware was named this way by the malware’s developers, as our researchers located a line calling it this way in the threat’s code. Currently, it looks like the malicious application is still unfinished, but it already seems somewhat troublesome. Apparently, once it is finished the infection should be able to not only lock user’s data but also delete shadow copies to prevent file recovery. Later in the article, we will tell you more about how the malware could behave or how it might be spread if the hackers finish developing it. Also, we add instructions showing how it could be possible to eliminate TrumpHead Ransomware manually. However, given the malicious application can still change, it would be wiser to use a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

Scarab-Lolita Ransomware

Scarab-Lolita Ransomware

Scarab-Lolita Ransomware is a new ransomware application in the Scarab Ransomware family. Like the threats before it, the malicious program encrypts user’s files and shows a message saying the user can get his files decrypted. For it, he has to contact the threat’s developers and pay a ransom. The problem with this deal is there are no reassurances the hackers will keep up with their promise. Meaning there is a chance the money you transfer could be lost for nothing. If you do not want to risk being scammed, we encourage you not to put up with any demands. If you erase Scarab-Lolita Ransomware, you should be able to safely restore encrypted files from backup copies located on your cloud storage or removable media device. Users who wish to remove the malware manually, but do not know how should follow the instructions found below. Read more »

BigBobRoss Ransomware

BigBobRoss Ransomware

You do not want BigBobRoss Ransomware invading your operating system because this threat is all about destruction. This malware corrupts files, and although it does not remove them, they are pretty much destroyed. That is because the threat encrypts them, which means that their data is modified. Although a decryption key should be able to unlock files after they are encrypted and the “.obfuscated” extension is appended to their names, this key can be given to you by cyber criminals only, and you should not rely on them under any circumstances. Would you get the decryptor if you paid money for it? That is what attackers want you to believe in, but, in reality, you are unlikely to get anything in return, which is why we do not recommend contacting the cyber criminals and then obeying their demands. Instead, we suggest figuring out how to delete BigBobRoss Ransomware from your operating system. We have a few options to offer, and if you are interested, please continue reading. Read more »

Ahihi Ransomware

Ahihi Ransomware

Ahihi Ransomware might be inactive for now, but it does not mean you cannot encounter it anymore. The malicious program should encrypt various documents found on the infected computer and then show a ransom note. At the time the malware was active, its note claimed the user can decrypt his files if he only writes to the threat’s developers. However, after some time the infection lost connection to its server and it became impossible to decrypt any files affected by it. If you continue reading our report, we will explain why the hackers might be unable to decrypt your data anymore, which is why we do not advise writing to them. What our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com recommend is erasing Ahihi Ransomware from the computer with the instructions available below or a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Also, users who have more questions about the threat can leave us their messages at the end of the article. Read more »

Blackware Ransomware

Blackware Ransomware

A message saying “Attention user!  Your computer has been locked by Blackware Ransomware Version 1.0,” can only mean you have encountered a threat called Blackware Ransomware. It locks the user’s screen and shows a warning that besides the already mentioned statement claims the user has to pay 0.057 Us dollars to regain his valuable data. Such a sum is extremely tiny compared to prices usually asked by cybercriminals, and the account for transferring the money appears to be fake. Therefore, we believe this malware might be still in development. If you continue reading our article, we will tell you more about it, including where it could come from and how it works. Also, users who wish to erase Blackware Ransomware manually can find manual deletion instructions prepared by our specialists at the end of this text. Read more »