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helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware

helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware

helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware is not a completely new threat, as research conducted by our experienced specialists has confirmed. It is just a new variant of Scarab-Bomber Ransomware. Without a doubt, it shares some similarities with its predecessor, so it was not hard to learn more about its behavior. It has turned out that the ransomware infection acts just like its predecessor. That is, once it infiltrates users’ computers, it immediately locks files found on them. Ransomware infections encrypt those files that users value the most. Some of these files are documents, images, and music. Crypto-threats no doubt use secure encryption algorithms to lock data on affected computers so that it would be impossible for ordinary computer users to unlock them without the unique key and the special decryptor. Only cyber criminals have them, but do not let them convince you to purchase these tools from them – they might not be sent to you even if you make a payment. In other words, you will lose your money as well. Since you cannot know whether you could unlock your files after you send money to cyber criminals, we suggest that you focus on the helpersmasters@airmail.cc Ransomware removal instead. Once the threat is gone from the system, you could try out alternative data recovery methods, e.g. available automated data recovery tools. Read more »

YaTab

YaTab

Not all extensions are equal. Some are beneficial and reliable. Others are useless and can be even malicious. YaTab falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. This extension does offer seemingly useful services, but it also acts as a browser hijacker that takes over the browser and redirects all search queries to a third-party engine. In the past, Ask.com was the engine of choice; however, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found that it currently redirects to Google Search. Can the results be trusted? They were not modified during our research, but we cannot guarantee that that is what you will face also. In general, if you were not informed that your searches would be redirected, changed, or messed with in any manner, trusting the search service is not a good idea. As you can guess, we advise deleting YaTab, and if you have no idea how you should proceed, just continue reading. If your questions remain unanswered, do not hesitate to use the comments section below to contact our research team. Read more »

EnyBenied Ransomware

EnyBenied Ransomware

EnyBenied Ransomware is a file-encrypting application that appends .EnyBenied extension to its affected files and drops a ransom note called ENYBENY.TXT. If you see the mentioned extension on your files, we recommend reading the rest of this article so you could find out more information about the threat that most likely infected your system. Another thing we would like to stress from the beginning is that we advise against paying the ransom the cybercriminals behind the malicious program may demand as it could be hazardous. Those who do not want to risk their savings could erase EnyBenied Ransomware manually while following the instructions available at the end of this article or with automatic features provided by a chosen legitimate antimalware tool. However, there is no hurry as you can decide what to do after reading our full report first. Read more »

DarkKomet

DarkKomet

If DarkKomet invades the operating system, it can record incredible amounts of highly sensitive data. The infection can record passwords, monitor the websites you visit, and even spy on you via webcam and microphone. There are many different variants of this malware because its malicious code was available for free to anyone interested at darkcomet-rat.com. This website is still alive, but if you visit it, you are informed that the “project” is no longer supported. In fact, it has been that way since 2012. The program – which is identified as a remote access tool (RAT) – was created in 2008, so it has been around for a solid 10 years now. Has it caused problems in that timeframe? Has it been used in a malicious manner? Of course, it has. In fact, it is one of the most vicious RATs out there, which is why it is so important to discuss its activity, distribution, and removal. Unfortunately, it is not easy to delete DarkKomet; at least, not manually. Nonetheless, your virtual security could depend on your success. Read more »

Charm Ransomware

There are several symptoms of the successful entrance of Charm Ransomware. The most noticeable one is, without a doubt, the inability to open any personal files stored on the device. Usually, ransomware infections leave system files unencrypted because they focus on the extraction of money and do not try to ruin computers. Their primary goal is to obtain money from affected users. Charm Ransomware will try to obtain money from you too if you ever encounter it. This is the reason it locks files on affected computers as well. If your files have already been locked, there is nothing much you can do about that. Yes, you will be told that you could unlock them with a decryption key and a special tool that cyber criminals have, but you should refrain from purchasing it no matter how badly you need your files back. You simply do not know whether you will get it from cyber criminals. If they do not send you the tool you have paid for, there is, unfortunately, nothing you could do to get it from them. The ransomware infection will not be automatically removed from the system for you. Read more »

GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware

GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware

GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware is the latest file-encrypting malware to come to the attention of our malware researchers. It attacks operating systems in a covert manner, and most victims do not realize that it exists until all files are encrypted. The infection encrypts files because that is the only thing that its creator can hold over their victims’ heads. If files are important, victims might be more willing to pay a ransom in return for a decryptor. Of course, we only assume that a decryptor is on the table because the ransom note delivered by this infection is very vague. It simply asks to contact cyber criminals. Should you do it? Should you follow their instructions? Should you pay the ransom if it is requested? Should you try to decrypt your files or should you just forget about them now? These and many other questions are answered in this report. In the end, we also discuss the removal of GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed the threat, and we can offer a few tips that will, hopefully, help you delete it with ease. Read more »

GusCrypter Ransomware

GusCrypter Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that will not allow you to operate your comptue properly. This program will encrypt your files and it will tell you that you must pay the ransom fee to get them back.

Needless to say, paying the ransom fee should be the last thing on your mind because no one can guarantee that wiring the money to these criminals would restore your files in the first place. Your best bet at the moment would be removing GusCrypter Ransomware from your system, and then looking for methods to restore your files using other means. Read more »

GandCrab 5 LOADER

GandCrab 5 LOADER is a threat that could spread the so-called GandCrab 5 Ransomware. The malware is vicious as it encrypts user’s personal data and then leaves instructions on how to pay a ransom. Unfortunately, restoring files without specific decryption tools is impossible, and so if the user does not have any backup copies, the encrypted data might be lost forever. Under such circumstances, we would advise learning more about GandCrab 5 LOADER as it could help you keep away from GandCrab 5 Ransomware. So far our researchers managed to find only one loader that distributed the particular ransomware application, so at the end of the article, you will see instructions showing how to erase it manually. However, there could be other malware’s loaders out there, and so we encourage you to read the rest of our report so you could learn more about them. Read more »

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware

French MoWare H.F.D ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that targets mainly the French-speaking computer users. However, it doesn’t mean that you cannot get infected with this program, too. If this application has found its way into your system, you have opened the right page because we will tell you how to remove French MoWare H.F.D ransomware for good.

Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions and do not forget that the best way to deal with such infections is prevention. So please consider educating yourself on the ways ransomware apps spread around. Read more »

Matrix-THDA Ransomware

Matrix-THDA Ransomware

Matrix-THDA Ransomware is a threat that drops a text file claiming the user’s files were encrypted because of some server vulnerabilities. The cybercriminals not only claim they can provide the necessary decryption key and decryption software but also offer to help the victim to secure the server/system. However, we would not recommend trusting them as no matter how friendly and polite the ransom note may appear to be, in reality, there are no reassurances they will hold on to their end of the deal. Therefore, what we recommend to those who encounter the malware is deleting it. We believe it is safer to recover files from backup copies. Not to mention, using backup files would be cost-free as Matrix-THDA Ransomware’s creators may ask for a ransom. If you want to learn more before coming up with a decision you should read the rest of this report. For those who have already decided we would suggest completing the steps listed below the article. Read more »