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"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 »

Dablio Ransomware

Dablio Ransomware

If you are seeing a note saying “#DABLIO Good Morning. Good afternoon. Good evening,” you are most likely dealing with the so-called Dablio Ransomware. The rest of the note should explain how to pay a ransom to decrypt the files the malicious program encrypts upon entering the computer. Of course, we do not recommend paying anything as there are no guarantees the cybercriminals who created the infection will hold on to their word. In other words, you could get scammed, and if you do not want to risk it happening, we would recommend not to negotiate with the hackers, but to erase the malicious application. Its deletion will not restore any files, although you try to get them back with backup copies or data recovery tools. For more information about Dablio Ransomware, we invite you to read our full report. Just a bit below it you should find our deletion instructions that explain how to eliminate the malware by yourself. Read more »

FreeHosting APT PowerSploit Poison Ivy

FreeHosting APT PowerSploit Poison Ivy is the name of the cyber attack that was organized by cyber criminals back in 2017. This was definitely not an ordinary cyber attack. It was planned from beginning to end and affected only a specific group of users. To be more specific, they received emails with malicious download links. It is now known that emails that were involved in the malicious attack were these: wisers.data@gmail.com and health.pro.demo30@gmail.com. If it happens that you find an unopened email sent to you from any of these email addresses, you should ignore it completely because even though it is old, it might still cause you security problems once opened. It is hard to say whether cyber criminals might perform the same attack again in the near future, but they might surely perform similar cyber attacks based on the FreeHosting APT PowerSploit Poison Ivy modus operandi, so you should stay cautious. First, never open any suspicious email attachments and do not click on links suspicious emails contain. Second, do not download any programs from random websites you find on the web. Third, there must be a security application installed on your computer. Speaking about an automated antimalware tool, it will protect you against all kinds of computer threats as long as you keep it active on your system. Read more »

Guruofsearch.com

Guruofsearch.com

Guruofsearch.com happens to be a browser hijacker that affects all main browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Browser hijackers are not direct computer security threats, but they can also cause a lot of issues, and thus, it is better to remove them at once.

In this description, we will talk more about the browser hijacker category, and this particular program, too. To remove Guruofsearch.com from your computer, please scroll to the bottom of this article for the manual removal instructions. While you are at it, please consider scanning your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to check for other potential threats. Read more »