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ComboJack Cryptojacking

No doubt cyber criminals have not stopped developing Trojan infections hijacking clipboards because ComboJack Cryptojacking has been detected recently by researchers. This malicious application is very similar to CryptoShuffler – it monitors clipboards on affected computers so that it could replace the copied wallet address with the one belonging to cyber criminals behind it. Since ComboJack Cryptojacking is a Trojan infection, it tends to slither onto users’ computers unnoticed. Once it is inside the system, it starts working immediately, but it does not mean that you will see a program’s window opened on your screen. Most probably, it will take some time for you to find out about the successful entrance of this malicious application because it tries hard to stay unnoticed and performs activities completely in the background. This explains why it manages to steal users’ money in a short time. Even though this threat tries to stay unnoticed, it does not mean that there are no symptoms indicating its presence. You should find a new suspicious process in Task Manager if ComboJack Cryptojacking is active on your computer, and, on top of that, it should be possible to locate the executable file under the name NVDisplay.Container.exe in %TEMP%. If it has turned out that you have encountered ComboJack Cryptojacking, you must remove it from your system as soon as possible. Do not be naïve – it will not disable itself in the near future. Read more »

Rsa-4096 Ransomware

Rsa-4096 Ransomware

Rsa-4096 Ransomware, also known as TeslaCrypt (3.0 version) Ransomware, is a malicious application that will turn your life into a nightmare. We say so because this infection locks victims’ personal files without mercy. This might sound like something new, but we can assure you – there is nothing new about this. Ransomware infections are developed by cyber criminals with the intention of obtaining users’ money. Some of them open screen-locking windows, whereas others lock the most valuable files found on the system. Rsa-4096 Ransomware belongs to the second group of ransomware infections, as you have probably already understood. It uses RSA-4096 (encryption algorithm) to lock victims’ files, which means that users need to have a unique key to unlock them. As you will see for yourself, you will be offered to purchase it from cyber criminals. This might sound like a good idea at first, but, believe us, it is not. There is a huge possibility that you will not get anything from cyber criminals, so, please, keep your Bitcoins to yourself. No matter what your final decision is, do not forget to remove the ransomware infection from your computer. Since it creates a Value in the Run registry key, you will find your new files encrypted after the system restart too if you do nothing because Rsa-4096 Ransomware will stay active. Read more »

Mac Ads Cleaner

Mac Ads Cleaner promises to get rid of ads that might be introducing you to scams and fake offers by removing adware and malware installed on your operating system. The program might look completely genuine and legitimate, and you might install it without even checking if it is trustworthy, or if adware and malware actually exist on your Mac operating system. The latter can be done with the help of a malware scanner. If you are introduced to threats, you need to eliminate them immediately, but you should not rely on the program we are discussing in this report to do it for you. Instead, you need to find and install a legitimate and trustworthy anti-malware tool. If you trust the bogus ad cleaner, you are likely to be scammed into paying for its services, and that is not a move you should make. Have you wasted your money on this bogus tool already? If you have, try to get it back. After all, a 60-day money back guarantee is offered with the purchase. In either case, whether or not money has been invested, you must delete Mac Ads Cleaner, and we can show how to do it. Read more »

Hpe Ilo Ransomware

Hpe Ilo Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting application. What is unique about it is that it only attacks hard drives accessed via HPE iLO 4 (HPE Integrated Lights-Out) server system. This is why our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com doubt the application is widely spread. It is more likely the malicious program could be encountered only by some carefully picked victims and their work computers. We suspect this could be true as the malware might display a ransom note mentioning the user would have to pay 2 BTC for decryption. Currently, it is a bit less than thirteen thousand US dollars if you convert the sum. It is a considerable price, especially when often cybercriminals ask users to pay smaller amounts of money. After all, not everyone can afford spending thousands of dollars just for decrypting a few encrypted photos or other files alike. Usually, we advise users not to put up with any demands because there is always a possibility the hackers do not have the promised tools or may not bother delivering them. Thus, it seems smarter to ignore the ransom note and delete the threat. For more information about Hpe Ilo Ransomware we encourage you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

.backup Ransomware

.backup Ransomware

You most definitely would not want to deal with .backup Ransomware because this program can encrypt most of your files, and leave you with a paralyzed computer. In the light of so many ransomware programs spreading around and infecting multiple systems, it is important that users take measures to protect themselves from such intruders. Although your main task right now is to .backup Ransomware from your system, it is also very important that you keep a system backup either on an external hard drive or a cloud drive because that way you would be able to restore your files a lot faster. Read more »

Diskdoctor Ransomware

Diskdoctor Ransomware may not sound like it, but is it a malicious threat as it enciphers all user’s files to make them useless. According to our researchers, the malware employs a secure cryptosystem to achieve this, which makes it impossible to open encrypted files without a specific decryptor. Of course, if you backed up your data before the device was infected, you could restore it with no trouble. If this is the case, we strongly recommend not to pay any attention to the ransom note Diskdoctor Ransomware might show you and erase the malicious program. The mentioned message might ask to contact the cybercriminals behind the threat, and later on, they could send you emails asking to pay a ransom. Consequently, it is advisable to ignore the instructions available on the ransom note, especially if you do not want to risk losing your savings for nothing. In which case, we would offer either following the removal steps located at the end of this report or installing a legitimate antimalware tool that could delete the malware for you. Read more »

Java Notdharma Ransomware

Java Notdharma Ransomware is not a program that you want to have up and running on your operating system. If unfortunately, that is the case you are in, be sure to take immediate action to remove it once and for all. Doing so is critical because this malicious program, like any other ransomware application, is designed to encrypt vast quantities of data on the affected computer. In most instances, programs of this classification, are used by malware developers to make illegal profits from unsuspecting Internet users. The way that is achieved is by demanding a ransom in return for decryption services. To have a better understanding of how this malicious application functions, be sure to read the rest of this report. Since quite a few users infect their computer with this ransomware due to poor virtual security, we include a few tips to help you maintain a clean and safe system. Below, you will also find a comprehensive removal guide, which you should use to delete Java Notdharma Ransomware in the quickest way possible. Read more »

Mapmywayfree Toolbar

Mapmywayfree Toolbar

Mapmywayfree Toolbar is a piece of software that can be downloaded by anyone from the Chrome Web Store. Also, users can get it from its official website http://www.mapmywayfree.com/index.jhtml. Even though there are two sources promoting it available, not all users consciously install it on their computers. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com are not surprised at all why it is so. They have observed that this browser plugin might also be distributed via pop-ups – they are displayed to users when they enter specific websites, usually certain file-sharing websites. Additionally, specialists say that Mapmywayfree Toolbar might be distributed in software bundles as well. No matter how this piece of software has ended up on your computer, you should know that it is the same potentially unwanted application in all the cases. One of the reasons it has been placed under this category is the fact that it might be distributed in bundles. Of course, it is not the only reason. Continue reading to find more about this potentially unwanted application. You should read this entire report if need more information about its removal too. Read more »

Facebook Malware Warning

Facebook Malware Warning is a scam notification/fake alert that was created by virtual schemers. Of course, not all users will realize this right away because schemers are hiding behind the reputable name and logo of Facebook. Whether you face this alert when you are trying to log into your Facebook account or when you are simply surfing the web, you cannot ignore the situation. Of course, the worst thing you can do is click anywhere on the warning or trust the information represented via it. If you are not careful, you could be scammed without even realizing it. Your virtual security is at risk here, and that is why we strongly suggest that you beware of any scams and fake alerts that might come your way. If you continue reading this report, you will learn how to recognize scams and delete malware that might be associated with them. Do you know if you need to remove Facebook Malware Warning-related malware too? We cannot guarantee that you do, but if you install a legitimate malware scanner, you will find the answer to this question in no time. Read more »

Aurora Ransomware

Aurora Ransomware

Aurora Ransomware is a malicious infection programmed to encipher user’s files to take them as hostages. To get them back, the victims are asked to pay a ransom in Bitcoins. The sum might not look too significant, but as easy as it may sound you should know it is extremely risky to deal with hackers. Mainly, because there are no reassurances and you cannot predict how the threat’s creators will choose to act. The truth is they do not have to deliver decryptor to get the money since the victim is asked to send the ransom first and sadly it is impossible to get it back once it is transferred. Because of this, we advise users to delete Aurora Ransomware is they do not like the idea they could end up being scammed. The task might be not as difficult as you might imagine. Luckily, the malicious program can be erased both manually and with antimalware software. Of course, if you wish to get to know this malware better before deciding what to do, we invite you to read our full report first. Read more »