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Desktop Ransomware

Desktop Ransomware

If you keep some of the most important files on your Desktop, the malicious Desktop Ransomware is one of those threats you want to keep away at all cost. As the name suggests, it is targeted at all files on the Desktop, and it can encrypt them by changing their data. The good news is that a decryption code – which is also known as a pin code – has been made public, but it is always possible that the developers of this infection could change things around to ensure that the victim cannot get away easily. This should push them into clicking “Get PIN,” which probably would lead straight to the attacker. At the time of research, the “Get PIN” button was routing to a page that did not exist, but that too could change in the near future. We discuss this further in the report. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that although the infection might not be spreading vastly, it is a threat to watch out, which is why we add a removal guide. If you want to learn how to delete Desktop Ransomware, continue reading. Read more »

FileFuck Trojan

FileFuck Trojan

Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is warning about Filefuck Trojan. It is not clear if this malicious threat is actively spreading across the web, but we know for a fact that this threat exists. Our team has managed to obtain a sample and test it in our internal lab. The findings are pretty interesting. First of all, it was found that the Trojan was built using the infamous Hidden Tear source code, the same one that has been used by the creators of SnowPicnic Ransomware, EnybenyCrypt Ransomware, SymmyWare Ransomware, and a bunch of other file-encrypting threats. The strange thing is, however, that this Trojan does NOT encrypt files and it does NOT demand a ransom. Instead, it removes files completely, and then it simply informs the victims that they are screwed. Was this malware created as a joke? Was it created to educate victims in a cruel way? Whatever the case it, the outcome is not good because the files cannot be recovered. If the infection attacks, the only thing you might be able to do is to delete Filefuck Trojan. Read more »

XARCryptor Ransomware

XARCryptor Ransomware

Our researchers report there is a new GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware version called XARCryptor Ransomware. It encrypts user’s files and shows a ransom note too, although the way it marks affected data has changed. Another thing we noticed about it is that the malware may attempt to steal user’s passwords and data related to his browsing habits. Needless to say, if you want to keep your private and sensitive data secret, you should get rid of XARCryptor Ransomware immediately. The steps available below this article will show how to remove the malicious application manually. Nonetheless, if you wish to find out more about it first, we encourage you to read the rest of the text. Read more »

SnowPicnic Ransomware

Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is warning about SnowPicnic Ransomware, which could potentially work as a file-encrypting, ransom-demanding threat. At this time, this “ransomware” is not functional, and there is a possibility that it will never see the light of day, so to speak. That being said, we simply cannot guarantee that this malware will never be used for its intended purpose, and that is why we are reporting it right away. Without a doubt, NOW is the time to secure your system and prepare for a potential ransomware attack. Since there are, literally, hundreds of other file-encryptors that can attack you today, you really need to take action. If you continue reading, you will learn how to take care of your system, as well as how to remove ransomware if it manages to slither in. We also talk about deleting SnowPicnic Ransomware. First, scan your operating system to check if you are not currently battling malware that requires attention. If your system is clear, focus on protecting it. Read more »

StupidJapan Ransomware

StupidJapan Ransomware

It seems as if StupidJapan Ransomware was made not to extort money, but to insult its victims. The threat does not encrypt any data and even makes no attempts to trick users into believing the files were locked. The message that is supposed to be the malicious application's ransom note insults the user instead of asking for any money. Naturally, it is probably better to be called stupid or garbage instead of losing precious family photos and other irreplaceable files that other ransomware applications encrypt. However, such message and the malware’s working manner indicate the threat could be a joke or just a test version. Either way, it is doubtful it might be distributed among lots of users. Nonetheless, we cannot be sure it is impossible to receive it. Thus, at the end of the article, we will add instructions showing how to deal with StupidJapan Ransomware manually. Read more »

BooM Ransomware

BooM Ransomware

BooM Ransomware is a malicious program created by a hacker who calls himself Mohamed Naser Ahmed. It encrypts user’s files, marks them with .Boom extension, and then displays a message saying the only way to decrypt data is to obtain a unique password. Apparently, to get the passcode, the victims have to contact the malware’s developer. Usually, hackers give their email address, but in this case, the threat’s creator wants to be contacted through a popular social media platform known as Facebook. There are a couple of reasons why we believe this could be a bad idea and if you want to learn them, you should continue reading our report. What’s more, below the article we will place our prepared deletion instructions that will explain how to remove BooM Ransomware manually. Besides, if you have any questions, you can leave a comment at the end of this page. Read more »

EnybenyCrypt Ransomware

EnybenyCrypt Ransomware is not a complicated infection, but the problems it creates can complicate your life immensely. This threat is a file encryptor, and if it manages to slither into your operating system and corrupt your personal files, you might hit a wall with no point of return. You can escape the situation only if your files are backed up. Although most of us back up our files on external drives or online, if the infection hits those who do not use backup, its creators can be successful at swindling money out of them. The purpose of the infection is to make victims pay money, and they can achieve that by offering a miracle decryption tool that, allegedly, can restore files that the infection itself encrypted. This is a pretty genius scam because the victims have no other option; unless backups exist. Unfortunately, the decryptor is unlikely to be given to users even if they pay. That is why, in this report, we do not discuss the process of ransom payment. Instead, we show how to delete EnybenyCrypt Ransomware. Read more »

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware

skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware is another threat from Dharma/Crysis Ransomware family. Thus, it has some similarities with other malicious file-encrypting applications from this family. However, we will discuss them further in the article. For starters, it is enough to know the tool is used for money extortion. As you see, it locks user’s data to take it as a hostage and then demands to pay a ransom in exchange for tools needed to decrypt it. The problem is there are no guarantees you will get the promised tools. In other words, you could end up being scammed, and if you do not like the idea it might happen, we would advise you not to pay the ransom. Some or even all of your files, depending on how often you back them up, could be restored from backup copies. Of course, we would recommend doing so only after you remove skynet45@tutanota.com Ransomware since it can restart with the operating system and encrypt your files again. To learn how to get rid of it, you should have a look at the rest of this text. Read more »

Tunca Ransomware

Tunca Ransomware

Tunca Ransomware is a threat that adds .tunca extension to its enciphered files, which become unreadable. Fortunately, the malicious application does not lock all data available on the infected device. Instead, it picks a few locations and encrypts files located there. Thus, if you keep your most important files in different directories, the damage you may receive after encountering Tunca Ransomware could be minimal. For more details about how the threat works, enters the system, and most importantly how it can be erased, you should continue reading our article. Users who are looking for ways to get rid of this malicious application should also have a look at the instructions added at the end of this page, as they will list all the necessary steps you need to complete if you wish to delete the malware manually. Read more »

SymmyWare Ransomware

SymmyWare Ransomware

What are you supposed to do when SymmyWare Ransomware attacks your system and your personal files? This is what most victims of this malware think about when they encounter this malicious file-encryptor. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done. The threat uses an encryption algorithm that cannot be deciphered that easily, and, ideally, a decryption key is required. Who has it? The creator of this monster, of course. So, how are you planning on getting the key? There is only one option, and that is to pay a ransom that is requested. Unfortunately, you are unlikely to get the key even if you pay the ransom successfully. Why? That is because the creators of malware are the scum of this earth, and they do not care about anything else but money. So, have you paid the ransom already? Are you still thinking about it? In any case, you need to delete SymmyWare Ransomware, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team is here to help you with all removal steps. Read more »