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Venom Ransomware

Venom Ransomware

Venom Ransomware displays a black window with links to articles about Bitcoins and instructions on how to pay for decryption tool. In exchange, the hackers behind the malware offer a decryptor that is said to recover files encrypted by the threat. The affected files are those that have .venom extension, for example, picture.jpg.venom. Another way to restore these files is to replace them with backup copies from cloud storage, removable media devices, and so on. If you have such an option, we recommend deleting Venom Ransomware right away. In fact, we would advise removing it even if you cannot restore your data, as putting up with the hackers’ demands could be hazardous. If you need instructions on how to eliminate the malicious application, you should check the steps available below. Naturally, to find out more details about the infection, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

XCry Ransomware

XCry Ransomware

XCry Ransomware is a malicious program that locks private files and marks them with .xcry7684 extension. Such records become unusable without particular decryption tools. Sadly, they are in the hands of hackers who developed the malware, and they demand to be paid before providing them. Needless to say, there are no reassurances these people will hold on to their word, and if you do not want to be tricked, we advise not to put up with any demands. Our researchers think it would be safer to remove XCry Ransomware at once since it can restart with the system, which means it might be able to encrypt new files. To eliminate it manually you should follow the instructions placed at the end of this report. Read more »

ANATOVA Ransomware

ANATOVA Ransomware

ANATOVA Ransomware encrypts user’s data and drops a note called ANATOVA.txt. Inside of this note, the victim should find a text saying the files can be decrypted for 10 Dash. Currently, it is about 658 US dollars. It is a rather high price considering there are no guarantees the user will get what he pays for. Therefore, for those who come across this malicious application, we would advise not to make any rash decisions. It is best to learn more about the threat and only then decide what to do. Our recommended course of action is ANATOVA Ransomware’s deletion. It does not restore encrypted files, but it cleans up the system, and as a result, it becomes safe to transfer backup copies, create new data, and so on. If you decide you want to remove the malware instead of putting up with any demands, we invite you to take a look at the deletion instructions located below. Naturally, for more information about the threat, you should continue reading our report. Read more »

CuteRansom Ransomware

Did CuteRansom Ransomware attack your operating system? If it did, your personal files must be encrypted and renamed, and you must have been introduced to a message indicating that files were corrupted using YuAlock. This is an alternative name, but both are equally as valid. This malware works like your regular file-encryptor (e.g., XARCryptor Ransomware or BooM Ransomware), but it is not a cookie-cutter. At the time of research, this infection did not ask for a payment in return for a decryption key or program. In fact, the message created by the treat asked to send an email. This is bizarre, and, unfortunately, it is unlikely that anything can be done to decrypt files. Once they are corrupted, they are practically lost. The situation is not so hopeless if your files are backed up. If they are, you need to delete CuteRansom Ransomware and then figure out how to ensure that this threat – or any other – invades your operating system in the future. Read more »

IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam

IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam

If you do not want to face a malicious Trojan, IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam is the one to look out for. It is important to mention that the email address attached to the scam could be different in your case. One other example is allenyoon@hanmiinc.com. The subject line could be adjusted too. Cyber schemers need to be smart about how they approach victims, and if they continue to use the same addresses, subject lines, and even the messages themselves, they are unlikely to succeed as much. The ever-changing scams make it much harder for security experts to catch them and warn users in time. Unfortunately, the consequences can be dire. If you are not careful and fall for the scam, you might let in malware without even knowing it. According to our research, some victims find that they need to remove IRS Online asstmanager@jacktree.com Scam-related Trojans. One of them is the vicious Emotet Trojan. If you continue reading, you will learn how to recognize the scam and delete malware. Read more »

Ransom102 Ransomware

Ransom102 Ransomware

If you see a message saying “You are ransomwared,” you may have encountered a threat we call Ransom102 Ransomware. It locks user’s data on specific directories and then opens a window claiming the victim has to pay if he wants to get his data back. Needless to say, we would not recommend paying anything. First of all, there are various ways the cybercriminals could trick you. Also, it seems the decryption key, needed to unlock all encrypted files, can be extracted from the malicious application. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report it is Kevi379K. Soon after you encrypt your data with it, we advise not to wait any longer and erase this malicious program from the computer. To learn how to remove Ransom102 Ransomware manually, you should take a look at the instructions available below. Of course, if they appear to be too complicated, you should leave this task to a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

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 »