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Mobef Ransomware

Mobef Ransomware

If you live in the United States, and your Windows operating system is not protected, you are at high risk of becoming a victim of Mobef Ransomware. This malicious ransomware infection was created by vicious cyber criminals who care only about your money. Once this program enters your operating system, it encrypts your personal files (with such extensions as .docx, .pptx, .rar, and .txt) in the hopes of forcing you into paying a ransom. This malicious infection is very dangerous, and, if it corrupts your files, you need a decryption key to restore them. Unfortunately, no other method works, and even if you delete Mobef Ransomware components from your operating system, your files will remain encrypted. Of course, it is necessary to eliminate this infection from your PC as soon as possible. Read more »

PornoAsset

PornoAsset

PornoAsset is not the kind of malware infection that infiltrates your system silently and stays hidden for long. As a matter of fact, this Trojan screen locker makes sure that you cannot overlook its presence. Once it enters your computer, it locks your screen with a red and white warning message that fills your screen. This Trojan only appears to target Russian machines, which is confirmed by the warning text as it is in Russian language. If you want to use your computer again, i.e., unlock it, you have to pay a certain fee to the criminals behind this attack. They even threaten you to do so within a set time limit; otherwise, you will be prosecuted. The base of this alleged prosecution is a rather sensitive topic: child pornography. Although the “penalty” is rather low, we do not recommend that you pay these criminals. But, of course, it is all up to you how you decide. However, you should also consider that our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have found a solution for you to remove PornoAsset. If you are interested to learn more about this infection and how you can actually avoid it, please read on. Read more »

Xorist Ransomware

Xorist Ransomware

Apparently, Xorist Ransomware is an unusual malware that seems to have many different versions. Its developers slightly modify the malware, so the version you have on your computer could be a little bit different than the case presented in this article. Nonetheless, all of them are still quite alike, and if you continue reading the text, you will learn how this ransomware is spread and how to remove it from your computer. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have tested one of the Xorist Ransomware variants and say that there might be a chance to restore a part of your encrypted data with software that is designed to recover files. Although you could try paying the ransom, you should consider a possibility that the cyber criminals who created this infection might not keep up with their promises and your files could remain encrypted. Read more »

CryptoHost Ransomware

CryptoHost Ransomware

If CryptoHost Ransomware manages to sneak onto your operating system, you should almost be “thankful” that this Trojan ransomware has attacked you since it is nothing like Salam Ransomware and Crysis Ransomware, which are really dangerous threats. Of course, it does not mean that you should not take it seriously. In most of the ransomware infection cases it is quite likely that you will never see or access your files again unless you pay the ransom fee and get lucky to be able to decrypt your files or you make backup copies of your files on external drives. This malware infection also claims to have encrypted and locked your files; however, our malware specialists at Anti-Spyware-101.com say that only the locking part is true. As a matter of fact, this Trojan simply collects all targeted files and archives them in a specially named RAR file that will be protected by a password. Obviously, you cannot extract these files without the password even if you find it. Read more »

Jigsaw Ransomware

Jigsaw Ransomware

Have you been infected with Jigsaw Ransomware? If so, you are up for a nasty battle because this malicious infection is a rather cunning and annoying program. Luckily, there is a way to revert all the affected files back to normal, but you have to be careful about your actions while Jigsaw Ransomware is still on your computer because this program does all it can to push you into paying the ransom. In this article, we describe how this infection works, and then we provide manual removal instructions right at the bottom of the description. Your job right now is not to succumb to this threat and get rid of it immediately. Read more »

CryptoHasYou Ransomware

CryptoHasYou Ransomware

CryptoHasYou Ransomware is a type of Trojan whose purpose is to encrypt your personal files and demand that you pay a ransom. Therefore, it is paramount that you remove it as quickly as possible if your computer becomes infected with it. We want to stress the dishonesty of the hackers that control this ransomware, because there is a good chance that you will never receive the decryption key you have paid for. This particular ransomware uses the AES256 encryption algorithm which makes it a difficult infection to deal with. Since this infection is relatively new, researchers have yet to crack it, so that this particular point we can only show you how to delete it and explain how it works and how it is distributed. Read more »

Coverton Ransomware

Coverton Ransomware

Coverton Ransomware is a malicious program that encrypts your data, but unlike other similar infections it does not lock your screen or prevent any programs from running. This ransomware leaves a couple of files with the instructions that demand you pay the ransom in four days if you want to download specific software that is supposed to decrypt your data. If your computer caught this infection, you could either try to pay the ransom to get the decryptor or delete this ransomware from your system. You can continue reading and gain more knowledge about the ransomware infection and if you decide to get rid of Coverton Ransomware, you can use the removal instructions that are provided below the article. Read more »

Petya Ransomware

Petya Ransomware

It is unlikely that you will encounter Petya Ransomware if you are a regular computer user; however, you might find it on your work PC. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found that this malicious infection targets operating systems that belong to big companies in Germany. The distribution of this ransomware is quite unpredictable; however, in most cases, it is spread via Dropbox. Spam emails with a link to a malicious download are sent, and, if you open the malicious file (e.g., “application folder-gepackt.exe”), malicious processes are initiated. It is possible that other methods of distribution will be employed, but, right now, you need to be most cautious about the emails with suspicious attachments and links. It was found that every user has an opportunity to stop this infection. Our researchers found that users can unplug their computers to stop all activity. If you do this in time, you might be able to back up your personal files from the hard drive. If you do not act timely, you might have to delete Petya Ransomware from your PC without being able to restore sensitive, important files. Read more »

Rokku Ransomware

Rokku Ransomware

Once Rokku Ransomware settles in, it locks various types of files on user’s computer with a strong cryptosystem called RSA-3072. It means that without a unique decryption key it would be impossible to regain your files. If you want to obtain a unique key for decryption, you will have to pay a particular price in digital currency called bitcoins. It seems that you have two options: either pay the ransom and get your files back or erase Rokku Ransomware from your computer and lose your data. If you back up your files occasionally then there is nothing to worry about. You could delete this malware either automatically with the legitimate security tool or manually with the instructions provided at the end of the article. Read more »

Maktub Ransomware

Maktub Ransomware

Maktub Locker is a malicious program that encrypts your files and forces you to pay a ransom. Although it promises that you will receive your decryption key after paying a certain amount of bitcoins, there are no guarantees that you will get it for sure. Do not start panicking as there are a few ways you can get rid of this malware. However, without the decryption key, the files on your computer will be lost, since it is impossible to decrypt them on your own. Under these circumstances, you should think about all the important files on your computer, and if you have made some copies, then you can delete Maktub Locker with no worries. You could use the removal instructions provided below, but when it comes to such serious infections like this ransomware, it is always better to leave this job for reliable security tools. Read more »