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Mimicry Ransomware

Mimicry Ransomware might not look like much of a dangerous threat until it unleashes its malicious spell upon your computer. Perhaps you can already tell from its name that this program has something to do with a ransom.

The point is that this infection holds your files “hostage” until you supposedly transfer the ransom fee. However, we would like to point out that paying the ransom does not guarantee this program would “release” your files. Hence, you should focus on removing Mimicry Ransomware from your system, and the idea of paying the ransom should not even cross your mind. Read more »

Golden Ransomware

Golden Ransomware

Golden Ransomware is not a threat that works fully, but it does not mean that you are safe – crooks might soon release its final update and then it will lock your personal files without mercy. At the time of analysis, the infection was still in the development phase and thus did not lock a single file on our testing machine, but we cannot guarantee that you will be that lucky if you encounter its new version. Even if you encounter the same version analyzed by researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, it will still cause you trouble because it will execute a command shutdown -a to make sure it cannot be closed or killed by the user. In other words, it is a persistent infection that does all what it can to make sure it does not get removed. It does not mean that it cannot be erased. We cannot promise that it will be easy to eliminate it, but you could still delete it from the system yourself manually after you boot into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. We want to emphasize that you have to choose Safe Mode with Networking if you plan to download an automated malware remover and delete Golden Ransomware automatically. Read more »

Jeff Ransomware

Jeff Ransomware

After taking a closer look at Jeff Ransomware, our researchers concluded it is probably still being developed. Therefore, we doubt the malware could be spread among a lot of users. Nonetheless, we believe it is essential to learn about it just the same in case it gets upgraded and becomes a serious threat. In the article, we will explain why we believe it not yet finished and talk about its working manner. Moreover, users who are interested in how it could be erased will find instructions showing how to do so manually. Of course, if you encounter an updated version of Jeff Ransomware, it might act differently, and the provided deletion guide may not help you remove it completely. For this reason, it might be best to use a legitimate antimalware tool that could take care of the malicious program with no trouble. Read more »

DBGer Ransomware

DBGer Ransomware

DBGer Ransomware is a malicious program that may attack computers vulnerable to the so-called EternalBlue exploit. If the malware succeeds and settles in it should encipher user’s photos, documents, and other personal files with a secure encryption algorithm. As a result, the device should be unable to recognize modified files. Meaning, the only way to access them is decrypting them. Sadly, the only ones capable of deciphering data encrypted by DBGer Ransomware is the hackers who created it, and they ask for around six thousand US dollars for such services. Naturally, if you do not have so much money to spare, or do not want to risk being scammed; we would advise ignoring the malware’s displayed ransom note. For more information about the threat and the ways it can be erased, you should read our full article. Read more »

Wannacryv2 Ransomware

Wannacryv2 Ransomware

Wannacryv2 Ransomware is considered to be a copycat of WannaCry Ransomware; however, research conducted by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has clearly shown that this malicious application differs from the original threat completely. The only thing that unites them is the fact that they both lock files. Surprisingly, Wannacryv2 Ransomware does not drop a ransom note, and, on top of that, it is impossible to contact its author in order to purchase the decryption tool, which suggests that the ransomware infection is still in development, or it is just a test. Consider yourself lucky – we have a code that can unlock your files. You will have to enter it in the box the program (wanna cry v2 decryptor.exe) this ransomware drops on affected computers contains. You can find the unlock code indicated in our removal guide (you will find it below this article), but do not forget that you still need to eliminate the ransomware infection from your computer yourself – it will not be erased from your system automatically once files are unlocked. Read more »

Scarab-Cybergod Ransomware

Scarab-Cybergod Ransomware

It is very likely that you have let Scarab-Cybergod Ransomware into your Windows operating system yourself, and you might have done that by opening corrupted links or spam email attachments. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com also suggests that unprotected RDP channels could be used to spread the malicious infection silently. If the threat infiltrates the operating system silently, you are unlikely to realize that you need to remove anything malicious. Needless to say, if you do not take care of that, the threat starts performing malicious processes, and the most important one is to encrypt files. The infection uses an algorithm to encrypt files and make the data unreadable. If the files are corrupted successfully, you cannot restore them, unless backups exist outside the infected operating system. Even if you delete Scarab-Cybergod Ransomware successfully, your files would not be restored automatically. Therefore, if you still have the chance, you need to protect your system and files against this malware. If you are already dealing with it, you need to get rid of it ASAP. Read more »

FoxRansom Ransomware

FoxRansom Ransomware

FoxRansom Ransomware is a threat our specialists have discovered only recently. It might make your files inaccessible even though it did not lock personal data at the time of research, they say. This might happen if the ransomware infection is ever updated. You cannot keep malware active on your system no matter which version of it you encounter because the presence of bad software might result in the entrance of other threats and other privacy and security-related problems. Therefore, you must erase FoxRansom Ransomware from your system immediately after having discovered it active on your computer. It seems that this threat is still in development, specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say. As mentioned, it did not encrypt files at the time of analysis. Second, it drops a ransom note that does not demand money, which is quite surprising because ransomware-type infections are mainly used to steal money from users. Since FoxRansom Ransomware does not seem to be sophisticated malware, you should not find its removal complicated, especially if you let our removal guide help you. Read more »

ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

ShutUpAndDance Ransomware

One could think that ShutUpAndDance Ransomware is a very entertaining program, but it is only entertaining for its developers. For regular users and its victims, this is a dangerous threat that can cut you off from your data.

In this description, we will give you a short overview of the main ransomware distribution methods, and then we will talk about what this infection does to your system. Finally, you will be able to remove ShutUpAndDance Ransomware on your own, but if you do not feel confident enough about it, we would recommend investing in security application that would terminate the infection for you automatically. Read more »

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

WannCrypto V6 Ransomware

A new infection has been developed. At first glance, WannCrypto V6 Ransomware looked like a real threat, but it turned out that it does not do anything malicious. Our malware researchers say that it has probably been released just for fun. It was not even distributed at the time of research, so it is not very likely that you will ever encounter it. Theoretically, cyber criminals might update this infection and start spreading it with the intention of obtaining money from users, so you still cannot keep your system unprotected. If it ever happens that you end up with WannCrypto V6 Ransomware, which is not likely to happen, you should remove the ransomware infection from your computer no matter it works properly or not. If nothing changes, you could eliminate it by simply deleting the malicious file you have launched, i.e. the ransomware launcher. The entrance of ransomware is no fun, so do what you can to ensure your system’s maximum protection against malicious applications. Read more »

KEYPASS Ransomware

KEYPASS Ransomware

There are so many file-encryptors that their creators are now creating and applying new features. The malicious KEYPASS Ransomware is a perfect example of that. Although it is primarily a file-encrypting and ransom-demanding threat – just like most ransomware – it also could work as spyware because it has the functionality of a keylogger. Needless to say, this makes an already intimidating infection a real danger. It is not yet clear what kind of information the infection might attempt to record, but it is known that KEYPASS Ransomware removes itself after the encryption of files, and so it is unlikely that it would lurk on the computer for a long time just to record keystrokes in the hopes of obtaining credit card information, login data, or other sensitive details. All in all, you do not want to let your guard down. It is possible that you are in danger, and you want to make sure that every single malicious component is deleted successfully. First, scan your operating system to see what is going on. Read more »