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ROGER Ransomware

ROGER Ransomware

Once ROGER Ransomware finds a vulnerable Windows operating system and slithers in – which it usually does with the help of spam emails or unprotected RDP backdoors – it immediately encrypts files. When files are encrypted, the data is scrambled to ensure that no one can read it without the private key. Normally, this method acts as a file lock, but cybercriminals use it to lock out the owners of the files. This is done to force them to act a certain way, and if you continue reading this report, we will explain what the whole deal is. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have thoroughly inspected the malicious threat, and it is now clear that it belongs to the Crysis/Dharma Ransomware family, just like Devil Ransomware, Dever Ransomware, and hundreds of other threats whose removal we discussed in previous reports. In this report, of course, we show how to delete ROGER Ransomware. If you come up with any questions for our research team after you are done reading, add them to the comments area. Read more »

Horsedeal Ransomware

Horsedeal Ransomware

If you come across Horsedeal Ransomware, your Desktop image might be replaced with a picture of horses at sunset. The bad news is that the malicious application should also encrypt your files. As a result, you could lose your photos, documents, and other files forever if you have no backups on removable media devices or cloud storage. A special decryption tool and a unique decryption key are the only things that can decrypt the malware’s locked files. Unfortunately, the threat's creators, who may have them, will most likely want to be paid for providing such tools, and there are no guarantees that they will. In other words, if you try to purchase their decryption tools, you might get scammed. Therefore, we advise against paying the ransom if you decide you cannot risk losing your money. To learn how to erase Horsedeal Ransomware and other things about it, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

Easy Gaming App

Easy Gaming App

Easy Gaming App might look like a useful tool if you like computer games and are constantly looking for new ones to play. Since the application works only on Google Chrome, it seems to be aimed at users of this particular browser. If you are interested in it, you should know that this extension is thought to be a potentially unwanted program. Thus, it might not be the best choice for you if you want to keep away from such software. If you want to find out more details about it, we encourage you to have a look at the rest of this article. Should you decide that you do not want to use it, we can offer you our deletion instructions available below the text that show how to remove Easy Gaming App from Google Chrome’s extension menu. Read more »

C0hen Locker Ransomware

C0hen Locker Ransomware

C0hen Locker Ransomware locks not your computer, but some of the files located on it. To be more precise, the malicious application encrypts files, and, as a result, they become unreadable as victims cannot open them. There is a way to restore such data, but it requires having a decryptor and a unique decryption key. Sadly, only the malware’s developers may have these means that could restore files, and they demand a ransom in exchange for them. The worst part is that even if you pay what they ask, you might still end up being scammed. Therefore, we do not recommend putting up with the hackers’ demands. Also, we advise deleting C0hen Locker Ransomware as quickly as you can because if it stays, it might relaunch after you restart your computer and encrypt files that you may yet create or obtain. To learn how to eliminate C0hen Locker Ransomware as well as other things about it, we invite you to read our full report. Read more »

BIOLOAD

Can you name an infection that impersonates a legitimate Microsoft .DLL file to carry out malicious actions? BIOLOAD is an infection that is capable of doing just that. This malware sneakily plants its own binary along with an authentic binary, and then it uses it to drop malware. More specifically, we are talking about Carabank, a dangerous banking Trojan that has, in the past, cleaned out money from online banking systems and even ATMs. Undoubtedly, the sneaky infection we are talking about in this report was, most likely, created to target banks and very specific systems. Could regular Windows users be affected? Perhaps, the attackers employing it could change tactics. Ultimately, when it comes to malware and cybercriminals, unpredictability is the only predictable thing, and so we would not reject the possibility that pretty much anyone could face the threat. Obviously, regardless of whether you are a banked or a stay-at-home mom, you need to remove BIOLOAD. Continue reading for removal tips. Read more »

Shitcoin Wallet

Shitcoin Wallet

If you want to be safe, Shitcoin Wallet is not the extension/program you should install. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that this PUP (potentially unwanted program) has the ability to inject malicious code and extract personal information from users visiting five cryptocurrency management platforms, which are binance.org, idex.market, myetherwallet.com, neotracker.io, and switcheo.exchange. If you visit any of these platforms while the PUP is active, your login credentials and crypto wallet information can be leaked without your permission, and, unfortunately, there is only one thing that can happen after that. Of course, the collected data could stay untouched, but it is possible that someone could use it to log into your wallets and tamper with the funds found within them. Do you want that? Of course, you do not, and that is why you should delete Shitcoin Wallet without further delay. If you want to waste no time, check out the last paragraph and the removal guide below. If you want to learn more, continue reading. Read more »

Somik1 Ransomware

Somik1 Ransomware

Somik1 Ransomware is a ransomware infection that hasn’t been fully developed yet. However, it can still encrypt the target files, and so, it is a really dangerous security threat. Ransomware programs can be detrimental to small businesses that cannot afford to maintain file back-up storage. Therefore, you have to learn more about ransomware so that you could avoid Somik1 Ransomware and other similar intruders. It is true that it is not that hard to remove most of the ransomware programs from the infected computers, but dealing with the long-term infection consequences can be quite frustrating. Read more »

Dever Ransomware

Dever Ransomware

If you have valuable data on your computer, Dever Ransomware is a malicious application that you would like to avoid at all costs. The malware encrypts files to make them unusable, and then shows a ransom note that claims the enciphered files can only be restored if a victim pays for decryption tools. To see if your files were encrypted, you should check if they have the .id{random characters}.[lizethroyal@aol.com] extension, for example, picture.jpg.id[9AC7094B-3047].[lizethroyal@aol.com]. If you see such extension on your files and a notification mentioning the same email address is on your screen, your computer is most likely infected with Dever Ransomware. For more information on this infection, we invite you to read our full report and check the deletion instructions placed at the end of the text. Read more »

Chch Ransomware

Chch Ransomware

If you got infected with Chch Ransomware, don’t panic. This ransomware program might have encrypted your files, but that is no reason to spend your savings on the decryption tool that might not even work. Please remove Chch Ransomware following the guidelines below this description, and then consider other file recovery options. It is also possible that some of your files will remain encrypted, and you will have to give them up, but don’t let that discourage you. Take it as a good opportunity to improve your overall cybersecurity so that you could avoid similar infections in the future. Read more »

InnfiRAT

Have you been informed about the existence of InnfiRAT? If you have, you need to remove this malware immediately, and then you need to replace all the passwords you have ever used. That is important because this RAT (remote access Trojan) was created to steal passwords and record other private information that could assist cybercriminals in performing identify theft online. Hopefully, you still have time to ensure that your operating system is guarded against this Trojan. If you know for sure that you need to delete InnfiRAT from your operating system already, there is no time to waste. Quickly read this report to learn how to eliminate the infection. This report also includes tips on Windows security and malware attack prevention. If you have any questions you want to be addressed by our research team, add them to the comments section below. Read more »