Shrug2 Ransomware

Shrug2 Ransomware

Shrug2 Ransomware is a malicious threat that might encrypt your files and then threaten to erase them permanently if you do not pay a ransom. There is not much use from enciphered data without decryption tools, but there is always a possibility the volunteer IT specialists could create such tools. Therefore, if the locked files are irreplaceable, you may want to hold on to them even if do not plan on paying the ransom to get them decrypted. In fact, you should realize doing as the malware’s developers demand will not ensure they will be restored. For more information on Shrug2 Ransomware we encourage you to keep reading our text. What’s more, users who wish to get rid of it might find useful the deletion instructions available at the end of this text as they will explain the removal process step by step. Read more »

GameOver Ransomware

GameOver Ransomware

The invasion of GameOver Ransomware might mean it is “game over” for your personal files. When this malware enters the system, it immediately starts encrypting your photos, video files, documents, and application files. At the time of research, 173 different types of files could be affected by the malicious infection, some of which include .avi, .mp4, .rar, .jpg, .html, and .doc. When the files are encrypted, the “.gameover” extension is added to their names, which can help you assess the damages quicker. At the time of analysis, a legitimate decryptor did not exist, which means that if the infection slithers in and encrypts data, there isn’t a guaranteed solution to the problem. Unfortunately, that is something most users dealing with malicious ransomware face. A few other threats that act the same way include GandCrab4 Ransomware, Everbe 2.0 Ransomware, Ra Ransomware, and Patagonia92@tutanota.com Ransomware. While we can help you delete all of them, we cannot help you when it comes to the decryption of your personal files. Of course, if you want to learn more before you remove GameOver Ransomware, you should continue reading. Read more »

Ra Ransomware

When we get infected with malicious programs, we could hope that they do not function properly because it might mean that they cannot inflict a lot of damage. However, when it comes to Ra Ransomware and other ransomware infections, such logic might not always work. Even if a ransomware program has certain flaws, it usually always performs one thing very well: and that is the encryption. So even if the program does not convey its message properly, it can still paralyze your system. Hence, you will see that even after you remove Ra Ransomware from your computer, you still have a lot of things left to fix. Read more »

DanaBot

DanaBot is a malicious infection that can seriously mess your day up. This threat is specifically targeted at those who live in Australia, and during the execution, the infection checks the IP address to determine whether the attack should be continued. At this point, it is not known if the attack could be spreading to other regions in the future, but if our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team finds more information, the report will be updated. For now, we know that the Trojan is ready to terrorize Australians and that it can be extremely dangerous. The first thing we recommend doing, before anything else, is inspecting your operating system. Even if you know for a fact that this is the malware that you need to delete, you want to make sure that other threats do not exist. And if you have no clue what is going on, you need a reliable malware scanner to confirm that this is the Trojan you are dealing with. Without a doubt, even if other threats exist, we suggest removing DanaBot without father hesitation. If you do not understand the danger you could be in if you do not act quickly, continue reading. Read more »

GandCrab4 Ransomware

GandCrab4 Ransomware

GandCrab4 Ransomware is a malicious application that can encrypt files even if there is no Internet connection. However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com also found out the malware does not encipher any data if it finds clues suggesting the victim could be using a Slavic keyboard. Naturally, because of this, users from particular countries might be less likely to encounter this threat. In case you happen to come across it and have no idea what to do now, we would recommend reading our full report to learn more details about GandCrab4 Ransomware. What’s more, since we advise deleting the malware instead of putting up with any demands from the cybercriminals behind it, you will find instructions explaining how to erase it manually slightly below the article. Read more »

Rpd Ransomware

Rpd Ransomware

A new variant of Rapid Ransomware – Rpd Ransomware – has been recently detected by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com. It has been classified as a ransomware infection right away because it has been observed that this malicious application encrypts files on victims’ computers. It locks pretty much all files it manages to find, including users’ precious images, documents, and all other media files it comes across. There is only one group of files it does not touch – system files. It means that the ransomware infection does not ruin the operating system running on the computer. Research has shown that Rpd Ransomware encrypts all files using the AES encryption algorithm. This means that it might be impossible to unlock them without the special decryptor. If you drop an email to the email address found in the ransom note, you will most likely be offered to purchase it, but you should not do that by any means even if you can easily afford it. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to unlock files without the special decryptor because this malicious application also deletes Shadow Volume Copies of files so that users could not recover them easily. The only thing that works in all the cases is restoring files from a backup. Read more »

Gameszone Search

Gameszone Search

A browser extension and a search tool share the name Gameszone Search. If you ever install the browser extension named Gameszone Search directly from the Chrome Web store, or it manages to enter your system stealthily, your default search tool will be changed to Gameszone Search. Additionally, a button opening a small window with the search box will be installed on your web browser (the button can be found next to the URL bar). If you are sure you have not agreed with any of the changes you have found applied to your Google Chrome browser, you can delete the Gameszone Search extension and undo these modifications. This piece of software is not a real malicious application. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have decided to classify it as a potentially unwanted program after the research. These programs are not anywhere near malicious software, but specialists still do not recommend keeping them installed on the system. Luckily, potentially unwanted software can be removed quite easily. You surely do not need to be an expert in untrustworthy software removal to get rid of the Gameszone Search extension, we can assure you that. Read more »

help@badfail.info Ransomware

help@badfail.info Ransomware

help@badfail.info Ransomware is a malicious application that has locked files on your computer if they have all received the V.0.0.0.1{help@badfail.info}.paradise filename extension. We consider this threat dangerous malicious software because it mercilessly encrypts almost all files it manages to find on the affected computer. Luckily, it does not encrypt any system files, so your Windows operating system will not be ruined. It does not lock users’ personal files just for fun. Instead, it seems that it also tries to obtain money from users like similar infections categorized as ransomware: “You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.” We have to admit that there might be no other ways to get files back if files have already been locked by ransomware because they use strong ciphers to encrypt data, but it does not mean that you should send money to malicious software developers. There are no guarantees that you will get the decryption tool from them, so you should not transfer a cent. It does not mean that there are no ways to unlock files. Continue reading to find more. Read more »

Everbe 2.0 Ransomware

Everbe 2.0 Ransomware

It is easy to let Everbe 2.0 Ransomware in by making a simple mistake. This mistake could be opening a corrupted spam email attachment that is introduced to you using an incredibly believable message. You could also make the mistake of downloading the launcher of the ransomware by interacting with a malicious downloader/installer. These can be presented on unreliable file-sharing sites, as well as via pop-up scams. If you are fooled into letting the infection in, it wastes no time. First, it deletes shadow volume copies to make the recovery of files more complicated or even impossible. Some Windows users choose system-provided backups, but that is not what we recommend doing because cyber criminals have figured out how to affect internal backups. Instead, we recommend using online storage services or external drives. Hopefully, your personal files are already backed up externally, and the ransomware has no way of blackmailing you. Continue reading to learn more about this. We also show how to delete Everbe 2.0 Ransomware. Read more »

FreePDFCombiner Toolbar

FreePDFCombiner Toolbar

FreePDFCombiner Toolbar is an application created by Mindspark Interactive Network. On Internet Explorer, this application takes over the homepage and the new tab. On Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, it is represented as an extension, and it also takes over the new tab, as well as the homepage (on Firefox only). Unsurprisingly, some classify it as a browser hijacker. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team looks at it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and the recommendation is that you remove it. Although it might appear to offer somewhat legitimate and beneficial services, it is also a known data-recording tool, and it is linked to a highly suspicious search provider. If you have found this article because you already know that you want to delete FreePDFCombiner Toolbar, you can scroll down to find the instructions that you need. If you are still not sure what you should do, you might find answers by reading the report. Keep reading, and if questions pop up, add them to the comments section. Read more »