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Pottieq Ransomware

Pottieq Ransomware

Pottieq Ransomware is known to be a variation of Aura Ransomware. The ransomware infection has been developed to lock files on affected computers, but, luckily, it does not encrypt any system files. This means that you could continue using your computer normally. Of course, you could no longer access any of your personal files. This threat is quite sophisticated malicious software because it, unlike simpler ransomware infections, copies itself to %ALLUSERSPROFILE% and drops a ransom picture in the Startup folder so that it would be opened for the victim automatically after the system restart. The ransom note dropped let users know that the decryption service is not free: “our assistance is not free, so expect to pay a reasonable price for our decrypting service.” Ransomware developers always want money from users they manage to affect, but you should not give them a cent. We say so not without reason. It is very likely that you will not get anything from cyber criminals if you make a payment. In other words, the chances are high that your files will stay encrypted no matter what you do, so, in our opinion, it would be best to delete Pottieq Ransomware fully and then try out all alternative ways to decrypt files. For example, you can restore them from a backup. Second, you can wait until the free decryptor is released. Third, you can use available data recovery tools. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that you could fix all your files. Read more »

Wise Ransomware

Wise Ransomware

If you believe that Wise Ransomware has encrypted or deleted your personal files, we might have good news for you. It appears that this self-proclaimed encryptor is just a screen-locker, and, in fact, it does not do anything to harm your personal files. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found this while analyzing the obtained sample of the infection. Is it possible that new, more malicious variants of this threat could emerge? That is a possibility that you need to be aware of, but we hope that that will not be the case. Regardless of what happens, if your system is locked, the first thing you want to do is unlock it to check what is actually going on with your personal files. Needless to say, if you find that they are not encrypted or deleted, the only thing you need to worry about is the removal of Wise Ransomware. And what if files are encrypted or erased? Even if that is the case, you do not want to communicate with the creator of the infection and then pay money for some decryption key. Read more »

Parasite HTTP RAT

New malicious threats emerge every day, and you must protect yourself and the operating system against all of them. Parasite HTTP RAT is a Trojan that is exceptionally dangerous because it can evade detection by security software as well. So, even if you have employed anti-malware software to keep the system malware-free, you could still become a victim of this threat. That depends on the security software you use, as well as your own behavior. Behavior is important because the Trojan uses deception to trick Windows users into executing it themselves. The creator of the infection does not even need to worry too much about how the threat is spread. If users are tricked into letting this devious infection in, their virtual security is put at risk. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that the remote-access Trojan (RAT) can steal passwords, and that can cause many problems. So, do you need to delete Parasite HTTP RAT, and how should you do it? You can find information about the removal of the malicious Trojan in this report. Read more »

BDKR Ransomware

BDKR Ransomware

Cyber criminals behind the old ransomware infection LockCrypt Ransomware have not stopped doing their dirty work. As specialists have noticed, BDKR Ransomware, which has turned out to be the new version of this malicious application, has been recently spotted by malware analysts. The malicious application is quite destructive, they say, but, of course, it shares the primary goal with its predecessor. To be more specific, there is no doubt that it has also been developed by cyber criminals to extract money from users easier. BDKR Ransomware not only encrypts personal files once it is launched but also drops its own copy to the %WINDIR% folder next to system files and creates a point of execution (PoE). As a consequence, it continues working in the background even after the system restart and kills all launched applications, which clearly shows that it is quite sophisticated malware. Luckily, it does not affect Task Manager – you could delete BDKR Ransomware from your system manually. It is not a problem if you do not know anything about the removal of malicious software because our specialists have prepared the step-by-step manual removal guide to make cleaning the system an easier task. Read more »

Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware

Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware

When Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware invades the operating system it immediately launches a window that locks the screen, which automatically prevents the users from accessing their operating system and the files within. The lock-down is created to make it impossible to confirm whether or not files were encrypted, and that is meant to push victims into following the demands to pay a ransom. Although there are some real file-encryptors that corrupt files and lock the screens, this cryptolocker is not one of them. According to our researchers, the infection does not encrypt a single file, which is why you should delete it without any hesitation. Do you know how to remove Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware? If you continue reading, you will learn how to handle this threat. Just remember that it is not the first or the last infection that might come your way. If you do not want to face more serious threats or have to deal with deleting them, you want to make sure your operating system is guarded. Read more »

CryptoNar Ransomware

CryptoNar Ransomware

One careless action can help CryptoNar Ransomware enter your operating system, and that is why you want to be cautious at all times. Do NOT open spam email attachments even if they appear to be sent from someone you know. Do NOT click on random links and advertisements that come your way. Most important, do NOT download files or software that you are not familiar with. You want to do research before installing anything new. Unfortunately, there are many malicious threats spreading around, and so you want to make sure that you take appropriate security measures so that you would not need to worry about the removal of malware in the first place. Anti-Spyware-101.com analysts recommend implementing anti-malware software and backing up files on a chosen cloud. You should keep these recommendations in mind even if the only thing you want to focus on right now is deleting CryptoNar Ransomware. If that is what you are worried about right now, please continue reading. Read more »

Kraken Cryptor Ransomware

Kraken Cryptor Ransomware

Kraken Cryptor Ransomware might ruin a lot of user’s personal files if it manages to sneak in. The malicious application damages its victims’ data by encrypting it with a robust cryptosystem. It means the files that get enciphered become useless without particular decryption tools. Since the threat is a tool for money extortion, it should show a warning message or a ransom note suggesting the user makes a payment to receive the needed decryption tools. What it is important to realize is that you cannot hope for guarantees or refunds when dealing with cybercriminals, which means by paying the ransom you would be gambling with your money. If you do not want to risk being tricked, we think it would be wiser to get rid of Kraken Cryptor Ransomware. To learn how to remove it manually, you could use the instructions available below, and if you wish to find out more details about the threat first, you should read the rest of the text first. Read more »

Princess Evolution Ransomware

Princess Evolution Ransomware

Princess Evolution Ransomware is a new threat promoted on underground forums as RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service). In other words, anyone interested can join cyber criminals and start distributing this malicious application in exchange for 60% of all the payments received. This may sound like a tempting offer, so we bet the ransomware developer will find some “business partners”. As a consequence, it has a potential of becoming a prevalent threat. Anyone can encounter ransomware no matter where they live. Of course, malware usually affects those computers that are unprotected, i.e. with no security software installed on them. We hope that you will not fall victim to Princess Evolution Ransomware, but if it is too late for prevention, i.e. the ransomware infection has already locked almost all files on your computer, its complete removal is what you should do in the first place. Once the infection is removed from the system fully, you could think about the decryption of files. Sending money to malicious software developers is not what we have in mind here. Read more »

Scarab-Glutton Ransomware

Scarab-Glutton Ransomware

Your operating system must be protected at all times because a single security backdoor can be used to infiltrate malware. Scarab-Glutton Ransomware is a serious infection that can invade your operating system with the help of misleading spam emails, and if you are more gullible than other users, you could be tricked into executing the malicious infection yourself. If you download files or software and they do not open or work the way you expect them to, remove them immediately because you do not want to take the risk of ignoring malware. If you are not sure, quickly scan your system using a reliable malware scanner. Do not use just any scanner because there are plenty of fake ones. If you waste time or ignore suspicious files, you might soon find your personal files encrypted. Our research team warns that once your files are encrypted, it is not possible to recover them. All in all, whether or not your files are encrypted, you need to delete Scarab-Glutton Ransomware, and this article should help you. Read more »

KOK8 Ransomware

KOK8 Ransomware is a threat that changes the computer’s background picture, encrypts all private data of its user, and then shows a message asking to email the hackers who created it to receive decryption tools. Given ransomware applications are tools for extorting victims we have no doubt the reply from the cybercriminals should ask for a ransom. What you should realize is dealing with these people could be hazardous as there are no reassurances they will not scam you. Thus, if you do not like the idea, you would have to pay for tools you may never receive we would advise ignoring the malware’s ransom note. Leaving the threat could be still dangerous, so we highly recommend removing KOK8 Ransomware. To make the task easier, we have prepared manual deletion instructions located at the end of this article. Read more »