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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 »

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 »

BitPyLock Ransomware

BitPyLock Ransomware

BitPyLock Ransomware is a malicious application that can sneak in and out without you noticing anything. It should reveal its presence only after encrypting your files with a robust encryption algorithm. By the time the encryption process is over, all locations containing affected files should contain an HTML file with instructions on how to pay a ransom. In exchange, hackers should offer their decryption tools. The scariest part is that the note might say that it is impossible to restore files from backup because the malware erased it. However, this might be untrue. We explain more about this malicious application further in this article, and if you want to learn how you could erase BitPyLock Ransomware too, you should check the removal instructions available below. Read more »

5ss5c Ransomware

5ss5c Ransomware

The hackers behind 5ss5c Ransomware seem to be greedy as they may ask their victims to pay 1 BTC in exchange for decryption tools. As you see, the malware’s victims might need such tools to decrypt files locked by the malicious application. The message, which explains how to get in touch with the hackers and what a user needs to to exactly, gets displayed right after the threat enciphers all targeted files. As usual, data that gets encrypted ought to be personal, while files that belong to the system should be left alone. Thus, it is safe to say that receiving this malicious application might cause you lots of damage if you have irreplaceable files on your device. However, we advise not to panic and to read the rest of our article to learn how it works and how to eliminate 5ss5c Ransomware. Read more »

Bitsran

Bitsran is a malicious infection that doesn’t work alone. We have to understand that such Trojans are often just malware components that tell us about an onset of a far more dangerous infection. As far as we know, this Trojan component is part of the Hermes Ransomware infection, and it might be the first step in this entire attack. It is essential to detect and remove Bitsran before it manages to launch the file-encrypting infection. Although it is possible to do that manually, we would strongly recommend using an automated antispyware tool that would help you terminate all the malware components automatically. Read more »