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EnyBeny Ransomware

EnyBeny Ransomware

EnyBeny Ransomware is a version of EnybenyCrypt Ransomware. Its older versions could encrypt data or even delete files later on, but it looks like this version is not yet fully developed. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, it only changes user’s Desktop image and drops numerous copies of its ransom note all over the computer. Given it does not encrypt data yet, and users would have no reason to agree with any of the hackers’ demands, we doubt the malicious program could be distributed widely. Still, we do not say it is entirely impossible. In case you do encounter this version of EnyBeny Ransomware, we advise removing it with no hesitation. The instructions available below should help you get rid of it manually, and if you wish to know more details about the threat, we invite you to keep reading our article. Read more »

SpeedTest3

SpeedTest3

Have you downloaded SpeedTest3 to test your Internet speeds? If you have done that, you might come to the conclusion that you have made a mistake. Although the extension looks pretty much harmless, and you can download it onto Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for free, there’s more than meets the eye. The extension is, first and foremost, an advertising tool, and if you let it in, you will be flooded with all kinds of ads. Furthermore, the parties serving them could know quite a lot about you to ensure that the content you are exposed to is attractive, and that is due to the information that the extension collects and shares. To most users, this is enough to decide upon the removal of SpeedTest3. If you wish to delete this extension as well, you can find a guide below. Before that, we advise reading the report to understand this adware (advertising-supported software) better. Read more »

Scarab-Apple Ransomware

Scarab-Apple Ransomware

No doubt Scarab-Apple Ransomware belongs to the Scarab Ransomware family. Same as other threats from it, the malware encrypts user’s files and shows a note with instructions on how to receive a decryptor. This version has its own extension called .apple, which means data that get affected should be marked with it, for example, picture.jpg.apple. It is true the decryption tool the hackers may have should be able to unlock enciphered files, but there are no guarantees they will deliver it even if you meet all of their demands. In other words, paying the ransom could leave you not only with encrypted data but also with a lighter wallet. Therefore, we do not recommend contacting the malicious application’s developers if you do not want to take any risks. To clean the system and stop it from showing the threat’s ransom note after each restart, we advise deleting Scarab-Apple Ransomware with the instructions available below or your chosen antimalware tool. Read more »

Baysearch.co

Baysearch.co

You might think that Baysearch.co is a terrific search tool, but our malware experts warn that it is not so great. In fact, it is pretty mysterious and unpredictable, which is why we recommend removing it from your Google Chrome web browser immediately. This browser is the only one that the BaySearch Video NnewTab extension is compatible with, and it is likely to be installed on your browser if its homepage and/or New Tab was hijacked. Needless to say, if this extension does not exist, you still should delete Baysearch.co. You also should check whether or not another suspicious extension exists on your browser. A legitimate malware scanner can be extremely useful in this situation because it can also help you uncover other threats that might exist on your operating system without you even knowing it. If you continue reading, you will learn about the extension and the hijacker, and you will also learn how to remove it. If you are left with questions on your mind, use the comments section below. Read more »

FilesLocker Ransomware

FilesLocker Ransomware

FilesLocker Ransomware is a threat that enciphers files and places .[fileslocker@pm.me] extension at the end of each damaged file’s title. Unfortunately, even if you remove the extensions, the data will still be unreadable. The safest way to restore it is to replace locked files with backup copies. It is true, the hackers behind the malware offer their decryption tools in exchange for a payment, but needless to say, you cannot be sure they will keep up to their promises. Because of this, we advise not to take any chances and get rid of FilesLocker Ransomware. If you think it is the best course of action too, we encourage you to erase the malicious program with the instructions located at the end of the article or a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Read more »

0123movies.com

0123movies.com

If you are sneakily trying to watch movies or TV shows for free, 0123movies.com is one of the sites you might come across. Just like most of its kind, this website floods the screen with advertisements the moment the visitor clicks on certain buttons or, in some cases, anywhere on the screen. Thousands of users are looking for free movies and TV series every moment all over the world, and where there’s demand – there’s supply. Needless to say, both parties – the one making the content available and the one viewing it – are in breach of copyright laws. It takes millions of dollars to make movies and TV series, but not everyone is willing to pay for the movie ticket or for cable or streaming services to get access in a legitimate way. We could discuss how disgusting the action is at length, but that is not what we want to focus on in this report. Our main goal is to help you delete 0123movies.com hijacker because it can put your security at risk! If it has not hijacked your browser, you need to clear browsing data anyway because cookies might be employed to spy on you and even transmit information about you. Continue reading to learn more about this. Read more »

T1Happy Ransomware

T1Happy Ransomware

T1Happy Ransomware shows a warning saying: “YOU'VE BEEN HIT BY A RANSOMWARE,” as soon as it encrypts user’s data. If you see it, you most likely infected your device with this malicious application. In which case, we highly recommend reading our full article to get to know this threat better. In the text, we will discuss its possible distribution channels, its effective manner, and deletion ways. Our researchers advise against contacting the hackers or putting up with their demands. Instead, they recommend erasing T1Happy Ransomware with the removal steps available below, or a legitimate antimalware tool of your preferences. As you see the malicious application can auto start with the operating system, which means it could encrypt files you could place or create on the infected device. Thus, to avoid receiving further damage, we believe the malware should be eliminated. Read more »

raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware

raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware

raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware displays a message claiming the files on the computer were encrypted due to some security problem with the computer. It is not far from the truth since this application is malicious and it encrypts data if it manages to enter the user’s system. If the computer has vulnerabilities or the user is not careful enough it might not be a difficult task. Naturally, finding such a threat on the system might be frustrating, especially if you do not have a backup to restore your files from and do not understand how the malicious application sneaked in. Further in the text, we will explain how such malware can be distributed and what you should do to avoid it in the future. Our advice is to remove raphaeldupon@aol.com Ransomware from the computer if you do not want to put up with the hackers’ demands. The instructions at the end of the article will explain how to get rid of it manually, but if the task appears to be too complicated, we would advise using a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

IEncrypt Ransomware

IEncrypt Ransomware

IEncrypt Ransomware is a very unpredictable infection, in a sense that we cannot associate any specific email addresses, names, or even encrypted files’ extensions to it. This threat is ever-changing, and it appears to be adjusted to target specific companies. For example, in the past, we saw it taking over the files of the Krauss-Maffei company, and when files were encrypted, the “.kraussmfz” ransomware file extension was added. In the latest attack, it has targeted the CMS Nextech company, and it also added the “.cmsnwned” extension to the files it corrupted. In this report, we take the latest attack as an example, but keep in mind that the infection could be modified to attack a different target entirely. Although it appears that the infection is going after big companies, we cannot guarantee that it will not attack individual Windows users too. In any situation, if you continue reading, you will learn how to secure your system, as well as how to remove IEncrypt Ransomware from your Windows operating system. Read more »

QP Ransomware

QP Ransomware

QP Ransomware is one of those threats that can create a big old mess. This infection is programmed to encrypt files, after which, they become unreadable. That is the main goal of this infection. Afterward, attackers can demand a hefty ransom payment in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, can help. Even if this decryptor exists – and we cannot know for sure – there is little to no chance of you receiving it. That is something our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team would like every Windows user to know and understand. Just because someone you do not know is promising you something that you need does not mean that their intentions are good or that their promises are truthful. We suggest that you pay no attention to the ransom demands and, instead, remove QP Ransomware. But what about the files? We are sure that you value them very much, but if backups do not exist, and you do not find a way to decrypt them, you are likely to lose them. If fact, you have lost them already, and the only thing left for you to do is to delete the infection that attacked you. Read more »