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alexbanan@tuta.io Ransomware

alexbanan@tuta.io Ransomware

If you see a warning message signed by Paradise Ransomware team and you are asked to write to alexbanan@tuta.io, you are most likely dealing with a threat called alexbanan@tuta.io Ransomware. It is a malicious application that encrypts the user’s private data with a robust encryption algorithm and then asks for a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. It is your choice if you want to pay, but before you make up your mind, we would advise you first to consider all the possible outcomes. Unfortunately, only one of them is good, as the cybercriminals responsible for alexbanan@tuta.io Ransomware, could trick you in various ways. Because of this, we encourage users not to fund hackers and remove the malicious application instead. For more information, you should continue reading our full article, and if you need help with the threat’s deletion, we invite you to have a look at the removal instructions provided below. Read more »

Searcher.ilowcost.ru

Searcher.ilowcost.ru

Searcher.ilowcost.ru is a search engine that might look normal at first, but as soon as it redirects you to go.mail.ru, you should realize that not everything is normal. Reliable, trustworthy search engines do not just randomly reroute search queries to other engines, and when that is done, in most cases, the results are modified to show sponsored content, or users are redirected to engines that are unreliable at all. Does the engine we are discussing in this report modify the results and show sponsored links? It did not do that at the time of research. That being said, we cannot predict how the engine would change in the future. In fact, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not want to make any predictions at all because the situations could shift in any direction. That is because the engine is 100% unpredictable. Is that a reason to delete Searcher.ilowcost.ru? We believe that it is, and if you want to learn more about the removal process, you should continue reading. Read more »

blacklist@clock.li Ransomware

blacklist@clock.li Ransomware

Careless actions could lead to the infiltration of the monstrous blacklist@clock.li Ransomware. This threat could be introduced to you with the use of spam emails or malicious downloaders, and cyber attackers could also exploit existing security vulnerabilities to drop and execute the infection without your notice. If you do not recognize the infection and do not remove it right away, it can start encrypting your personal files – such as private photos and important documents – without you even realizing it. Unfortunately, you cannot really stop the process once it is underway, and you cannot revert the corrupted files to their original state afterward. Once files are encrypted, they are basically lost. Unfortunately, the attacker behind the infection is meant to try to convince you that you can pay for a decryptor. We suggest that you do not waste your money and, instead, delete blacklist@clock.li Ransomware immediately. Read more »

"Your Windows Has Been Banned" Ransomware

"Your Windows Has Been Banned" Ransomware is a fake system alert that suggests you have to buy Windows license to unlock the screen. Probably, the most frightening part is the line where it says all of your files are being encrypted. As you probably already know, encryption is a process during which affected data becomes unreadable without specific decryption means. Nonetheless, in this case, we have some good news, as our researchers discovered the malicious application only says it is encrypting data but does not initiate such process. In other words, once you unlock your screen, you should see there are no changes made to your data. If you need any help while unlocking the screen and erasing "Your Windows Has Been Banned" Ransomware you should have a look at the instructions located at the end of the text as well as read the rest of the report. Read more »

newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware

newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware

Sadly, for some users, the biggest holidays of the year might have been ruined by threats like newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware. It is a malicious file-encrypting program that was discovered before Christmas. Our researchers tested it and found out it targets all types of files, although it should not do anything to data belonging to the computer’s operating system. The bad news is encrypted data becomes unreadable, which means the system cannot recognize or open it. If you have come across this malicious application and would like to learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. Also, users who decide to eliminate newsantaclaus@aol.com Ransomware can find instructions on how to get rid of the malware manually just a bit below the text. Read more »

Ursnif spam

Spam email messages often look just like an annoying nuisance, but they often are part of malware distribution networks. Therefore, one should take them seriously. Take Ursnif spam, for example. As you can obviously tell from the name, this infection is associated with spam emails. It is a Trojan infection, and it reaches its targets through spam attachments. It is important to remove Ursnif spam from your system as soon as possible, but sometimes it might be hard to spot a Trojan infection immediately. Therefore, it is recommended to perform regular system scans with security applications to detect such infections early. Read more »

ViewMyPDF

ViewMyPDF

Have you downloaded ViewMyPDF onto your browser and suspicious advertisements started bombarding you? It is not surprising if that has happened because the seemingly beneficial extension is, in fact, an advertising-supported program. It poses as a free PDF converter, but if you review the privacy policy and the permissions that the extension asks upon installation, you should realize that advertising is a huge part of it. For example, if you download it onto the Chrome browser, you are informed that the add-on can read and change all data on the websites you visit. And if you downloaded it onto Firefox, you are warned that the adware can access data on the sites you visit. Furthermore, it is introduced as “ViewMyPDF ads” for Firefox users. There is no doubt that ads are shown by this extension, and that is the main reason we recommend deleting ViewMyPDF. Whether you want to remove this adware right away or you want to learn more about it, this report will provide you with what you need. Read more »

.Nano Ransomware File Extension

.Nano Ransomware File Extension

.Nano Ransomware File Extension could appear on all of your files if you come across this ransomware application. Unfortunately, if the data gets encrypted and marked by the threat, it can no longer be opened without decrypting it first. The only way to decrypt the malicious application’s affected files is with a unique decryption key that is supposed to be generated during the encryption process. The problem is, often such data is placed on some remote server or anywhere else where the user would be unable to obtain it. By asking the victim to buy the needed decryption key or in order words pay a ransom, the malware’s developers make their living. Even if you have no other options, we would not advise putting up with any demands as there is always a chance the hackers could be lying or planning to trick you. What we propose instead is erase .Nano Ransomware File Extension and if you want to do so manually you should take a look at the instructions available at the end of this report. Read more »

getdataback@fros.cc Ransomware

getdataback@fros.cc Ransomware

getdataback@fros.cc Ransomware is one of the newest variants of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware, as research has revealed. It would be a lie if we told you that it differs much from older versions of the same threat much because it does not. Just like many other ransomware infections these days, this malicious application infiltrates computers and then locks all discovered files immediately. The encryption algorithm it uses is no doubt a strong one, so do not expect that you will decrypt your files easily if you ever encounter this nasty threat. Cyber criminals will try to convince you that decrypting files with a special tool they have is as easy as pie, but you should still not purchase it from them because you do not know whether you will get it. Is it possible to unlock your files without the special decryptor? Well, if you do not want to spend money on the tool you may not even get, you should restore your files from a backup you have. Needless to say, this is impossible if a backup does not exist, i.e. you have never backed up any of your files. We cannot promise that you could get your files back in this case, but you should definitely try out third-party data recovery tools – they may help you to decrypt at least some files. Make sure you only use reliable software! Read more »

yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware

yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware

yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware encrypts your files with RSA-2048, a robust encryption algorithm that makes data useless without a decryption key. Unfortunately, as usual with such malware its creators ask for a ransom and promise to send the needed decryption tools right after they confirm the payment. What you should know is that nothing is certain. Even if the hackers give their word or say they guarantee you will get what you pay for, there is always a chance they may not bother to deliver your decryption tool or could try to extort more money from you. This is why our specialists advise not to risk your savings and erase yoursalvations@protonmail.ch Ransomware. The deletion steps available below the article can help you get rid of the threat manually. As for finding out more about the malware, we encourage you to take a look at the rest of our article. Read more »