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Mado Ransomware

Mado Ransomware

Mado Ransomware is a malicious computer infection from the STOP Ransomware family. This dangerous program will lock up your files, and it will tell you that you have to pay a ransom if you want to get your data back. Needless to say, you shouldn’t pay anything to these criminals. Your job right now is to remove Mado Ransomware from your computer for good. Afterwards, you should look for ways to restore your files. It might be possible to decrypt some of your files, although please don’t keep all of your eggs in the same basket. Be ready to look for other file recovery methods as well. Read more »

Yaarileads.com

Yaarileads.com

Users who come across a website called Yaarileads.com should know that it is an adware server. It means that the web page could redirect them to websites that might display advertising content. If you are not a fan of advertising material, you may want to avoid getting redirected by this adware server. If you already have and the websites it took you to are now displaying notifications or ads that you do not want to see, we can help you eliminate Yaarileads.com with our removal steps provided at the end of this article. Of course, if you want to find out more details about this adware server, we invite you to read our full article first. If you have any questions related to it after reading the text, feel free to use our comments section available at the end of this page. Read more »

Twisted Search

Twisted Search

Twisted Search is offered to Google Chrome users as an extension that provides “The best way to search.” However, our researchers doubt that the application’s provided search engine is any different from search engines that are offered by similar potentially unwanted programs. The extension was placed in the potentially unwanted programs category because it might have undesirable qualities. This is why, we advise users to do a thorough research before installing this extension to make sure that its working manner will not disappoint them later. If you think it is a good idea too, we encourage you to read the rest of this article, in which, we talk about how the add-on could work, how it could be spread, and how it could be erased. We should also mention that we provide deletion instructions at the end of the text that show how to remove Twisted Search from your browser. Read more »

Opqz Ransomware

Opqz Ransomware

Although getting infected with a ransomware program is a terrible experience, it all depends on how you look at it. Sure, seeing something like Opqz Ransomware on your computer could be quite traumatic, but that only translates to traumatic experience if you consider it as such. On the other hand, it could also be a chance to learn something new about computer security. Thus, you can scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions to get rid of Opqz Ransomware. You should also consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool that would help you protect your system from various threats. Read more »

GTF Ransomware

GTF Ransomware

GTF Ransomware is named like that because this infection adds “.id-*.[grandtheftfiles@aol.com].GTF” as an additional extension to all of the files it encrypts. The extension also includes a unique code (in the place of *) and an email address, which you are introduced to via a ransom note as well. Unfortunately, you are most likely to find this monstrous extension attached to your most valued personal files, including photos, videos, and documents. The infection is supposed to encrypt all personal files throughout your operating system, and if you have a lot of files, you might face extensive damage. Of course, if you care about your personal files, you might already have backup copies stored someplace safe outside the infected computer. If that is the case, you can replace the corrupted files, but only after you remove GTF Ransomware from your operating system. If you are not sure if you can delete this malicious infection, please continue reading, and you will learn a trick or two. Read more »

PXJ Ransomware

PXJ Ransomware

We might not know the very details about PXJ Ransomware, but it is clear that this program is a malicious computer infection that should be taken seriously. In this description, we will give you the general idea of what this infection is, and how it is possible to protect yourself from such threats.

The most important thing is that you have to remain vigilant. While removing PXJ Ransomware and other similar infections might not be too challenging, it is a lot more difficult to restore your computer to what it was before the infection. Hence, thread carefully, and do not hesitate to invest in a powerful security tool if necessary. Read more »

HorseLeader Ransomware

HorseLeader Ransomware

HorseLeader Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that has to be removed from your system as soon as possible. It is very unfortunate that you got this infection because it might not be possible to restore all of the files that were affected by the encryption. However, you should still look into all the possible ways that can help you retrieve at least some of your data. And don’t forget that you need to protect yourself from similar intruders in the future. To be ready, you have to learn more about HorseLeader Ransomware and other similar infections. Read more »

Sarut Ransomware

Sarut Ransomware

You might be unable to pinpoint the moment that the devious Sarut Ransomware slithered into your operating system, but if that is what has happened, you must have discovered that your personal files were encrypted. That means that the data was ciphered, and now you cannot read the files. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have found a way to encrypt your own documents, photos, and other kinds of personal files, and they are doing that to extort money. The goal is to make you pay a ransom in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, could restore all files. Isn’t that convenient? The attackers encrypt files and then offer a decryption tool in return for some money. Unfortunately, offers and promises made by cybercriminals cannot be trusted. If you succumb to their demands, you will waste $490 (or $980), and your files will remain encrypted. What if you delete Sarut Ransomware? Will your files be restored then? Unfortunately, that is not how file-encryptors work. That being said, the removal of this infection is crucial. Read more »

CovidLock Ransomware

CovidLock Ransomware is a malicious application that is targeted at Android users who are looking for information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The malware’s victims are offered to install an application called Coronavirus Tracker that is supposed to show how COVID-19 spreads. However, instead of receiving locations of those who have the disease, your Android device gets locked after you give the malicious application specific permissions. Unfortunately, if your phone gets locked, you should be unable to do anything besides read the malware’s message or insert a code into its provided box. If you want to know more about how it works and how to avoid this malicious application, we encourage you to read the rest of our article. Also, we can offer our deletion instructions placed below that show how to unlock your device and remove CovidLock Ransomware. Read more »

Ooss Ransomware

Ooss Ransomware

If your operating system is protected, Ooss Ransomware should not be able to sneak in. However, if you do not use protection tools, and if you are relying on your own ability to identify and remove malware before it is executed, it is unlikely that you will stand a chance of stopping this threat before it encrypts your personal files. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that this malware uses very sneaky ways to invade your operating system, and you are always involved in the process. For example, the infection’s launcher could be introduced via a bundled downloader as a helpful application. If you are tricked into executing this bundle, the ransomware slithers in immediately. In a different scenario, the launcher could be introduced via spam email as a document/PDF file that, allegedly, represents flight information, hotel reservation, postage delivery details, etc. If you open this file, the ransomware executes. After that, the only thing you can do is delete Ooss Ransomware. Read more »