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Npsk Ransomware

Npsk Ransomware

When Npsk Ransomware invades a system, it immediately encrypts files and also attaches the “.npsk” extension to their names. The infection does that to mark the files that were corrupted so that victims would not need to sift through the files to see which ones cannot be read. They cannot be read because the threat ciphers their data. This ensures that only a special private key can help read files. Unfortunately, that is a great power in the hands of cybercriminals because they can convince Windows users to pay money in return for the decryption key. Would they give the key after the payment was made? Most likely, they would not, and that is why paying the ransom that the attackers request is the worst thing you could do. In fact, contacting the attackers to pay the ransom is just as bad, and we discuss why further in the report. Obviously, if you want to remove Npsk Ransomware, we can help you with that; however, when it comes decrypting the corrupted files, we might not be able to help. Read more »

ComputerDestroyer Ransomware

ComputerDestroyer Ransomware

ComputerDestroyer Ransomware is a malicious infection that is meant to convince you that your personal files were encrypted. Well, the good news is that they were not; unless there is a real file-encryptor inside your operating system, and this fake encryptor is taking attention away from it. Of course, that is unlikely to be the case. This malicious threat is a screen-locker of sorts, and if it manages to execute inside your Windows operating system, it should first log you off and then display a full-screen window that cannot be closed normally. You should, however, be able to reboot your system to Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking and remove ComputerDestroyer Ransomware successfully. Hopefully, you have not been tricked into contacting the attacker behind this malware, but even if you have, and if your files were “decrypted,” you must delete this infection as soon as possible. If you want to get on with the removal right away, scroll down to the last section. If you want to learn what our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has found, continue reading. Read more »

Jope Ransomware

Jope Ransomware

Jope Ransomware is a threat that appends the .jope extension to files that it enciphers, for example, leaves.jpg.jope. Our researchers say that the malicious application could be after pictures, various documents, and other types of data that could be valuable to the malware’s victims. As you see, once the threat is done with encrypting files, it shows a ransom note that asks to buy decryption tools. The malware’s creators may tell you that they can guarantee that you will get what you pay for. However, such people should not be trusted as there are known cases when users paid ransom, but never heard from cybercriminals again. Therefore¸ we advise thinking carefully if you want to risk being scammed. If you do not, we advise ignoring the ransom note and erasing Jope Ransomware. To learn more about it first, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

Mpaj Ransomware

Mpaj Ransomware

As the STOP Ransomware family expands, Mpaj Ransomware joins the party. This new variant of the malicious infection is just as sneaky when invading operating systems and just as dangerous when it encrypts your personal files. A tool named ‘STOP Decryptor’ was built by malware researchers to aid the victims of this malware, but unfortunately, it cannot guarantee the full decryption of all files. However, that could be a glimmer of hope for many victims of this dangerous file-encrypting infection because not all of them might have copies of personal files stored in a secure location. If you do have copies secured online or on removable drives, they should not be affected by malware; at least, not this ransomware. If you have backups, delete Mpaj Ransomware and then replace the corrupted files. If you do not have backup copies, and if you cannot employ a free decryptor successfully, the attackers behind the infection could push you into a corner. Hopefully, they fail, and you can remove the threat instantly. Read more »

Ahegao Ransomware

Ahegao Ransomware

Ahegao Ransomware is the kind of infection that can slip into your unguarded Windows operating system and immediately encrypt your personal files without your notice. Once files are fully encrypted, the infection reveals itself using “Encrypted v2.40” window. This window displays a message that the attackers behind the infection have prepared for you. We discuss this message at length further in the report. Since you are reading this article, it is most likely that you have faced this dangerous infection already. The good news is that removing Ahegao Ransomware should not be difficult. The bad news is that if it has encrypted your personal files, it is likely that you will not be able to recover them. If you are currently looking into free third-party decryptors, please make sure that they are harmless before installing them because cybercriminals are well aware of the demand for such tools, and they could camouflage other threats as legitimate decryptors. If you have downloaded anything suspicious, you should delete it immediately. Read more »

Math Ransomware

Math Ransomware

It seems that Math Ransomware is a file-encrypting threat that is targeted at users who speak Italian. As you see, the malware shows a message that is written almost entirely in Italian. It should appear as soon as the malicious application encrypts files and marks them with the .math extension. If you want to know more about how this threat works as well as where it might come from and how it could be erased, we encourage you to read our full article. For users who not only want to read about the malware but also learn how to remove Math Ransomware manually, we can offer our deletion instructions that are available at the end of this article. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by leaving us a message in the comments section. Read more »

Taargo Ransomware

Taargo Ransomware

Taargo Ransomware is a new version of the infamous GlobeImposter Ransomware. In the past, we have reviewed quite a few other versions of this malware, including Ox4444 Ransomware, QP Ransomware, and Pig4444 Ransomware. All of these threats have unique elements, but in general, they are pretty much identical, and they cause the same kind of harm once they invade an operating system. Windows systems are the ones targeted by this malware, and according to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the attackers are using the same attack methods over and over again. In most cases, we see spam emails and bundled downloaders used for the distribution of .exe files that are responsible for the execution of ransomware. Avoiding spam emails and bundled downloads is easy enough, but Windows users keep on taking risks. If you need to delete Taargo Ransomware from your operating system, there is a good chance that you have take some unnecessary risks as well. Read more »

R44s Ransomware

R44s Ransomware

R44s Ransomware is an infection that was created with billions of people in mind. When it encrypts files, it drops nine different versions of the same ransom note file, all of which represent messages in nine different languages, including Spanish, Dutch, Italian, German, French, Russian, Farsi, Chinese, and English. The names of these files are “LEAME_PARA_DESCIFRAR_ARCHIVOS.txt,” “LEESMIJ-BESTAND_VOOR_HET_DECODEREN_VAN_BESTANDEN.txt,” “LEGGIMI_PER_DECIFRARE_I_FILES.txt,” “LESEN_SIE_MICH_UM_DATEIEN_ZU_ENTSCHLUSSELN.txt,” “LISEZ-MOI_POUR_DECHIFFRER_LES_FICHIERS.txt,” “PROCHTI_MENYA_DLYA_RASSHIFROVKI_FAYLOV.txt,” “شروع_رمزگ_شایی.txt,” “重新解密文件.txt,” and “README_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.html.” Although these files are not malicious per se, you want to delete them all. Of course, it is most important that you remove R44s Ransomware files that are responsible for encrypting your personal files. Even though that will not help you recover your files, that will help you move towards a malware-free operating system. Read more »

Poulight Stealer

Poulight Stealer

Poulight Stealer should be removed from the system at once because if you leave it unattended, it can gather various sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. The problem is that like most Trojans it works without drawing attention, which means it can stay on your system without you noticing anything. We talk more about its working manner further in this article, so if you are interested in learning more about this malicious program, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. If you are looking for instructions showing how to delete Poulight Stealer, you can find them at the end of the text. However, it might be too challenging to erase the threat manually, which is why we recommend using a legitimate antimalware tool that could take care of this malware for you. Read more »

Mado Ransomware

Mado Ransomware

Mado Ransomware is a malicious computer infection from the STOP Ransomware family. This dangerous program will lock up your files, and it will tell you that you have to pay a ransom if you want to get your data back. Needless to say, you shouldn’t pay anything to these criminals. Your job right now is to remove Mado Ransomware from your computer for good. Afterwards, you should look for ways to restore your files. It might be possible to decrypt some of your files, although please don’t keep all of your eggs in the same basket. Be ready to look for other file recovery methods as well. Read more »