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Avest Ransomware

Avest Ransomware

Avest Ransomware could be targeted at users from Belarus since it was titled after an organization called ZAO AVEST that operates in Belarus. It is a malicious program that encrypts victims’ files and displays a message. Even though the note does not mention anything about having to pay a ransom, we are almost one hundred percent sure that it is what victims will be asked to do if they contact the malware’s developers, as the message suggests. Naturally, we do not advise dealing with cybercriminals because it could end up hazardously. Also, there might be a free decryption tool available online. Our researchers say a reputable cybersecurity company developed it, so it should be safe to use this decryptor if you download it from their website and not some shady file-sharing site. In the rest of this article, we discuss the malicious application in more detail, so we encourage you to keep reading if you are interested in it. However, if you came here to learn how to delete Avest Ransomware, you could slide below and use our provided instructions. Read more »

InfoDot Ransomware

InfoDot Ransomware

InfoDot Ransomware appears to be a recently developed ransomware application that can encipher files with both the AES-256 and the RSA-2048 encryption algorithms. So far, our researchers came across two samples that could be attributed to this malware. There are two options: the threat’s developers might be preparing to release a final version, or they mean to spread a couple of different variations of the malware. More information about the malicious application is provided further in this article. Thus, if you wish to know how to avoid such malware or what it is advisable to do after encountering it, we invite you to read our full article. Also, just a bit below the text, you should find deletion instructions that show how you could be able to erase a threat like InfoDot Ransomware manually. Read more »

Leto Ransomware

Leto Ransomware

Leto Ransomware is a malicious program from the vicious Stop Ransomware family of file-encrypting threats. Consequently, the malware works the same as other infections from this family. The only difference is that some of the details provided in its ransom note are different from the ones seen in the notes displayed by its clones. Also, this threat marks its encrypted files with the .leto extension. In this article, we discuss the malware’s working manner in detail as well as mention the differences in its displayed note. If you received this malware or simply wish to learn more about it, we encourage you to read the rest of our article. The instructions available at the end of it are for the malware’s victims who may want to try to erase Leto Ransomware manually. If you do not think you are up for such a task, we highly recommend employing a legitimate antimalware tool that could clean your system properly. Read more »

Reco Ransomware

Reco Ransomware

When Reco Ransomware slithers in and encrypts files, the “.reco” extension is added to their names. This extension is a marker that is added so that victims of this malware could discover the corrupted files right away. Other than that, the extension has no significance, and if you remove it from the original name of the file, nothing will change. You will only have wasted your time. In order to restore the files back to normal, victims need a decryptor. At this time, as Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers inform, a tool capable of restoring some of the files for free exists. The so-called STOP Ransomware Decryptor should be able to restore the files corrupted with an offline key. Do you know where the name of this tool comes from? The name STOP Ransomware is used as an umbrella name to recognize different file-encrypting infections that appear to be controlled by the same attackers. If you continue reading, you will learn about these infections, as well as how to delete Reco Ransomware from the Windows operating system. Read more »

Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant)

Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant)

If you have been tricked into executing the launcher of Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant), your personal files must have been encrypted. Although no one in their right mind would install this dangerous infection, the attackers behind it could trick Windows users into executing it with the help of misleading emails or messages sent via messaging apps. Bundled downloaders and system security vulnerabilities could be exploited too. The infection is meant to slither in without notice because if the victim discovers it right away, they might be able to delete Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant) before the damage is done. Unfortunately, most victims realize what has happened only after they discover that their personal files are unreadable or after the malicious threat removes itself. Although the threat is meant to destroy itself after encryption, it is possible that leftovers could exist, and so you want to examine your operating system thoroughly. First, let’s discuss the ransomware. Read more »

Crash Ransomware

Crash Ransomware

Crash Ransomware is a file-encrypting infection, and it was created for two reasons, which are to infect your system and introduce you to a message. The cybercriminals who stand behind this malware might use spam emails, bundled downloaders, and remote access vulnerabilities among other security backdoors to help this malware infiltrate your operating system without your notice. Once inside the system, the threat continues to hide itself, and so it can encrypt files silently. Once files are encrypted, Crash Ransomware deletes itself. According to the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection might leave some components behind, and so it would be irresponsible to just ignore the attack once you discover the encrypted files. In fact, before you proceed reading this report, we advise installing a free malware scanner that will determine if there is anything that you need to remove. To learn more about the threat, continue reading. Read more »

Freezing Ransomware

Freezing Ransomware

At the time of research, Freezing Ransomware was not a fully-functional infection. As a matter of fact, our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com believed that it was not fully developed. It is hard to say if the attackers behind this malware would continue with its development or when the infection would be unleashed, but even if we do not see this infection emerging as a real file-encryptor, we need to prepare for it potential attacks. At this point, it is impossible to know how this threat would be distributed, but it is possible that the attackers would expose Windows users to its installer via misleading emails, using bundled downloaders from unreliable file-sharing sites, or by exploiting Windows security vulnerabilities. These are the methods that are often employed to distribute Crash Ransomware, Angus Ransomware (Zeropadypt variant), Hermes837 Ransomware, GoRansom Ransomware, and other malicious infections alike. Removal guides for these threats already exist on our website, and in this report, we hope to show you how to delete Freezing Ransomware successfully. Read more »

Shade8 Ransomware

Shade8 Ransomware

Shade8 Ransomware is one of those malicious infections that can give you a lot of fright, but in reality, they can be easily dealt with. Thus, if you were infected with this program, there is no need to panic. You just need to contact the researchers who can provide you with the decryption tool. Or, if you have a file backup ready, just remove Shade8 Ransomware from your system, delete the encrypted files, and then transfer the healthy copies back into your hard drive. For manual removal instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this description. Read more »

Boot Ransomware

Boot Ransomware

Boot Ransomware might not look like much, but this malicious infection can still give you a run for your money. It is a ransomware program, and so it can lock up your files, and then wait for you to transfer the ransom payment for the decryption tool.

Needless to say, you should never do anything of the kind because that would only help these criminals achieve their aims. You need to remove Boot Ransomware right now, and you can do it by following the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description. Read more »

Will Olympic Destroyer Come Back in 2020?

The Olympic Games is one of the most-watched sports events in the world. It attracts millions of viewers all around the world. It also attracts Olympic Destroyer and various other kinds of malware. Sadly, we live in a world, in which cybercriminals exist, and their goals range from stealing and selling confidential data to tarnishing the name and reputation of the Olympic Game organizers. Although the attackers behind this malware were able to successfully attack those involved in the organization of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018, the event went on as planned, and the attackers were not able to create irreversible damage. Read more »