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C0hen Locker Ransomware

C0hen Locker Ransomware

C0hen Locker Ransomware locks not your computer, but some of the files located on it. To be more precise, the malicious application encrypts files, and, as a result, they become unreadable as victims cannot open them. There is a way to restore such data, but it requires having a decryptor and a unique decryption key. Sadly, only the malware’s developers may have these means that could restore files, and they demand a ransom in exchange for them. The worst part is that even if you pay what they ask, you might still end up being scammed. Therefore, we do not recommend putting up with the hackers’ demands. Also, we advise deleting C0hen Locker Ransomware as quickly as you can because if it stays, it might relaunch after you restart your computer and encrypt files that you may yet create or obtain. To learn how to eliminate C0hen Locker Ransomware as well as other things about it, we invite you to read our full report. Read more »

Lampion

The end and the beginning of a year is always a good season for spammers and cyber crooks. There are so many ways to slither into target systems because of year-end communication between various companies and organizations. The people behind the Lampion Trojan infection seem to have caught up on that. This malicious infection targets users in Portugal by masquerading as an official email from the Portuguese Government Finance & Tax.

There are several stages of this infection, but the technical story aside, the most important thing for users is to remove Lampion and to avoid similar intruders again. Hence, we shall look at those two aspects in our description. Read more »

BIOLOAD

Can you name an infection that impersonates a legitimate Microsoft .DLL file to carry out malicious actions? BIOLOAD is an infection that is capable of doing just that. This malware sneakily plants its own binary along with an authentic binary, and then it uses it to drop malware. More specifically, we are talking about Carabank, a dangerous banking Trojan that has, in the past, cleaned out money from online banking systems and even ATMs. Undoubtedly, the sneaky infection we are talking about in this report was, most likely, created to target banks and very specific systems. Could regular Windows users be affected? Perhaps, the attackers employing it could change tactics. Ultimately, when it comes to malware and cybercriminals, unpredictability is the only predictable thing, and so we would not reject the possibility that pretty much anyone could face the threat. Obviously, regardless of whether you are a banked or a stay-at-home mom, you need to remove BIOLOAD. Continue reading for removal tips. Read more »

PhobosImposter Ransomware

PhobosImposter Ransomware

PhobosImposter Ransomware is a threat that adds the .phobos extension to each file that it enciphers. The malicious application uses a strong encryption algorithm, which is why files that get affected become unusable unless a victim has a decryption tool. Sadly, usually, decryption tools cannot be downloaded from the Internet. That is because hackers are often the only ones who have such tools, and they provide them only to those who pay a ransom. Cybercriminals behind PhobosImposter Ransomware are not an exception as they claim they want to receive a payment in Bitcoins in the malware’s displayed ransom note. Before deciding what to do, we encourage you to find out more about this malicious application, which you can do if you read the rest of our article. If you decide you wish to erase PhobosImposter Ransomware, we recommend checking our removal instructions that you can find at the end of the text. Read more »

BDDY Ransomware

BDDY Ransomware

BDDY Ransomware belongs to the Matrix Ransomware family. It encrypts various files that could be valuable and then shows warning messages that urge victims to contact the malware’s developers and pay for decryption tools. Hackers might sound convincing in their messages, but keep in mind that there are no guarantees that they will deliver what they promise even if you do what is told. Naturally, if you do not think you can risk losing your money in vain, we advise not to put up with any demands. If you have backup copies, you can replace encrypted files with them as soon as you erase BDDY Ransomware, and your computer becomes malware-free again. To learn how to delete the malicious application manually, you should check the instructions located below this text. Of course, if the process seems too challenging, you should not hesitate to leave this task to a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Read more »

Ekans Ransomware

Ekans Ransomware

If Ekans Ransomware enters your system, you might notice that one by one, your files are becoming unreadable until your computer crashes. However, you may not have to fear it if you are a regular home user because from what we have learned about this threat, it looks like its creators might be after businesses or other organizations. It appears the malware was created for money extortion as the note it creates mentions about users having to pay in order to receive decryption tools. Of course, since an infected device might crash soon after the threat gets in, its user might be unable to view this ransom note. If you want to know what your options are after receiving Ekans Ransomware or you are interested in more details about it, you should have a look at the rest of this report. Read more »

Somik1 Ransomware

Somik1 Ransomware

Somik1 Ransomware is a ransomware infection that hasn’t been fully developed yet. However, it can still encrypt the target files, and so, it is a really dangerous security threat. Ransomware programs can be detrimental to small businesses that cannot afford to maintain file back-up storage. Therefore, you have to learn more about ransomware so that you could avoid Somik1 Ransomware and other similar intruders. It is true that it is not that hard to remove most of the ransomware programs from the infected computers, but dealing with the long-term infection consequences can be quite frustrating. Read more »

Devil Ransomware

Devil Ransomware

Devil Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. This program was designed to swindle you out of your money, but it is up to you to decide whether you give your savings away or not. Needless to say, you should not follow this program’s instructions. You have to act swiftly and remove Devil Ransomware immediately.

The truth is that removing ransomware infections from our computers is not that complicated. It is a lot more difficult to recover all the files that were affected by encryption. You shouldn’t rule out the possibility that you may need to start building your file library from scratch. Read more »

Prometey Ransomware

If you are not cautious, you run the risk of facing Prometey Ransomware, a dangerous infection that can seamlessly encrypt all of your personal files. During the process of encryption, the data of the affected files is changed, and that ensures that you can no longer read them in a normal manner. A decryptor is needed for that. Unfortunately, you cannot download just any decryptor to assist you because the attackers behind this malware are using a unique encryptor, and it has not been deciphered yet. It is possible that no one will be able to decipher it at all. This is good news for the attackers behind the threat because if you cannot decrypt the files yourself, and if you do not have copies that could be used to replace the corrupted files, you might give in to their demands. Hopefully, you have not done that yet. To learn more about the infection and its removal, please continue reading, and note that if you need assistance deleting Prometey Ransomware, you can always post a comment below. Read more »

Dever Ransomware

Dever Ransomware

If you have valuable data on your computer, Dever Ransomware is a malicious application that you would like to avoid at all costs. The malware encrypts files to make them unusable, and then shows a ransom note that claims the enciphered files can only be restored if a victim pays for decryption tools. To see if your files were encrypted, you should check if they have the .id{random characters}.[lizethroyal@aol.com] extension, for example, picture.jpg.id[9AC7094B-3047].[lizethroyal@aol.com]. If you see such extension on your files and a notification mentioning the same email address is on your screen, your computer is most likely infected with Dever Ransomware. For more information on this infection, we invite you to read our full report and check the deletion instructions placed at the end of the text. Read more »