Devos Ransomware

Devos Ransomware

Devos Ransomware is one of those malicious applications that take various personal files as hostages and then show a ransom note. In this case, the malware’s note does not give instructions on how to pay a ransom to decrypt the threat’s locked files. Instead, users are asked to email the hackers behind the malware. We believe that as soon as these cybercriminals are contacted, they ought to demand a specific amount of cryptocurrencies and explain how to make a payment. Needless to say, putting your faith in such people could end up hazardously, which is why we advise not to rush into anything if you come across such a malicious application. If you want to know how to delete Devos Ransomware as well as more about how it works, we invite you to read our full report. Read more »

2048 Ransomware

2048 Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. If you got infected with this program, you should consider that you might not be able to restore your data. All programs from this category are extremely vicious, and they keep hold of your files unless you pay the ransom. Please note that paying the ransom fee might not solve your problems. The criminals behind this infection might as well just take your money and scram. Hence, you need to focus on removing 2048 Ransomware from your system, and then look for ways to protect your PC from similar intruders. It doesn’t look like this ransomware virus is going to get contained any time soon. Read more »

Watch Movies Live

Watch Movies Live

People around the world are on a constant lookout for tools and services that can help them stream and watch movies for free. Watch Movies Live is an extension designed for Google Chrome users that might catch the attention of those kinds of people. Of course, it does not actually make it possible to stream movies for free because that is illegal, and because it simply does not have that capability. It was created for two reasons. First, it offers users access to third-party sites that are related to movies and streaming services. Second, it promotes a search tool that redirects to search.yahoo.com, or Yahoo Search. Users usually trust this service, but that is a mistake because the results are modified by the extension itself. Basically, the extension does not offer streaming services, and its search service is not trustworthy, which is why it is classified as a PUP – potentially unwanted program. Since you are reading this report, you must have decided to remove Watch Movies Live already, but if you are not yet completely sure if you want to delete this extension, we hope that we can provide you with an answer. Read more »

Pashka Ransomware

Pashka Ransomware

If you have found the “.pashka” extension attached to your personal files, Pashka Ransomware is the threat that you are dealing with. This infection could be presented to you via emails and bundled downloaders, and because cybercriminals are likely to introduce it to you in some sneaky way, you might not recognize malware. Obviously, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that it is crucial to be careful about the emails you open or the files you download because you never know what kinds of dangers you might face. If the threat has slithered in already, you have three things to worry about. First of all, you might be looking for ways to restore your files. Next, you need to figure out how to remove Pashka Ransomware. Finally, the overall security of your operating system must be on your mind too. So, do you know how to restore files, delete malware, and secure your system? If you have no idea, we suggest that you read this report to learn all about it. Read more »

SySS Ransomware

SySS Ransomware

If you are not yet sure if SySS Ransomware is the infection that encrypted your personal files and made them unreadable, you should look at the names of your files. If this is the threat that is responsible for the attack, you should find the “.id-***.[syspentest@aol.com].SySS” (*** represent unique characters) extension attached. You are free to remove this extension, but that is not something that will help you restore your files. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are not sure you can restore your files at all, and if you find tools that claim to be capable of restoring files affected by malware, you have to be careful. That being said, this particular threat comes from the Crysis Ransomware/Dharma Ransomware family, and free decryptors have been developed by malware experts. If you are going to use third-party tools, these are the ones you should look into first. Unfortunately, nothing can guarantee full decryption, and your files will not be restored even if you delete SySS Ransomware quickly. Read more »

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 »

Ako Ransomware

Ako Ransomware

Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is warning Windows users about Ako Ransomware, a malicious file-encrypting threat that was created to corrupt your personal files. The infection does not encrypt exe, .dll, .sys, .ini, and .key files, and it also avoids everything in folders with strings Program Files, Program Files (x86), AppData, boot, PerfLogs, ProgramData, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Application Data, Tor Browser, or Windows in their names. However, it can encrypt ALL personal files if it manages to slither in. What is the purpose of that? Normally, people encrypt files to protect them. Cybercriminals encrypt files to lock out their owners, and that should give them leverage when demanding a payout. Ultimately, the attackers hijack your personal files to make you give up your money. This is why we classify this threat as a “ransomware” – because it is malicious software that demands a ransom. Can you delete Ako Ransomware to get things back to normal? The removal of the infection is very important, but your personal files will not be restored if you eliminate the infection. Read more »

ADHUBLLKA Ransomware

ADHUBLLKA Ransomware

Like other ransomware applications, ADHUBLLKA Ransomware could enter your system if you interact with unreliable files from the Internet. The malware does not create any data upon entering a system. Instead, it should locate its targeted files and start encrypting them to take them as hostages. As a result, most of your personal files, such as pictures and documents, should become unreadable. After this process is complete, the malicious application ought to display a ransom note, which should ask you to email the malware’s developers and pay a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. The problem is that you might never receive the promised tools. Thus, we advise you to be careful and to learn more about this threat before you decide what to do. After reading our article, we recommend checking our removal instructions too, as they may help you delete ADHUBLLKA Ransomware manually. Read more »

Weather Forecaster

Weather Forecaster

Do you check the weather conditions daily or maybe even hourly? If you do, Weather Forecaster is an extension that you might be intrigued to install. Although it is presented as a tool that can give you access to weather-related information, our analysts identify it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Why is that so? To put it in short, the extension is capable of collecting information about its users that is not limited to the information necessary to produce a weather report. In fact, the program does not show a weather report at all. Read more »