Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware

Cerber Ransomware is a devious Windows infection that enters your operating system using clandestine methods. Whether this program slithers in via a corrupted spam email attachment or gets downloaded by a malicious installer, it will hide itself until all of your personal files are encrypted. If this malicious infection successfully encrypts your personal files, it can proceed to demand a ransom from you. According to our research, at the moment, this ransom is 1.24 BTC, which is around 507 USD or 463 EUR. Every user is given 7 days to make the payment, and, if the payment is not made, the ransom supposedly rises to 2.48 BTC (~1014 USD/925 EUR). Note that the Bitcoin currency is quite unstable and the currency ratios fluctuate frequently. All in all, the sums are high, and it is unlikely that many victims have this kind of money lying around. Unfortunately, at the moment, it is impossible to decrypt personal files in other ways, which means that paying the ransom might be the only way to regain control over your files. Of course, this does not change the fact that you must remove Cerber Ransomware. Read more »

WantMoney Ransomware

WantMoney Ransomware

WantMoney Ransomware is a malicious threat that replaces the victim’s desktop image with a picture of a skull made from dollar signs and placed on a red background. Besides the skull, the new wallpaper might show a ransom note written both in Chinese and English. In it, the malicious application’s creators should ask their victims to transfer a particular amount of money into their account. In exchange, they offer a decryption key with which it is said the user would be able to restore all malware’s affected files. As you see, the infection locks user’s data with a secure cryptosystem to make them unusable. However, we would advise you not to trust the hackers as they could trick you. Instead, we recommend looking for another way to decrypt encrypted files. Those who do not wish to risk their savings should simply get rid of WantMoney Ransomware. To learn how to remove it you could follow the instructions located below the text, but if you want to get to know this threat better too, you should read the article first. Read more »

Pc Opticlean

Pc Opticlean appears to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP), so if you thought it to be a reliable piece of software, you should read our report and get to know it better. Our researchers say it has both annoying and suspicious qualities. Moreover, from what we have learned about the application during our tests, we would not advise counting on it when it comes to detecting critical system errors or threats. In any case, even if it would identify issues your computer might need to be fixed, you could not do so because the free version can only scan the computer. Of course, we do not recommend buying it when you cannot even test how it works, and there is a possibility you might find it completely useless. Thus, if you do not want to waste any time or your money on a PUP, you could follow the deletion instructions available at the end of this text. Read more »

ABC Ransomware

ABC Ransomware

ABC Ransomware is a new variant of Globeimposter Ransomware. Yes, it slightly differs from the original threat, but it still acts as a typical ransomware infection. If it ever slithers onto your computer, you will soon find your files encrypted. This infection locks music, videos, pictures, and other valuable files not without reason. The only purpose ransomware infections are set to perform the encryption of files is to make it easier for crooks to obtain money from users. If you already see .astra at the end of the majority of your files, it means that your data has already been locked. Luckily, ABC Ransomware does not encrypt any system files, so your operating system will continue working normally after its successful entrance. Are you reading this article because you have already encountered ABC Ransomware? If the answer to this question is positive, your files must have been encrypted too. You will be asked to send money to be able to decrypt them, but you should not do that because the chances are high that you could still not unlock them. If you are not going to pay money to crooks, it does not mean you can let this ransomware infection stay active on your computer. If you do not remove its components from your system, you might launch this infection again, and, of course, it will not miss an opportunity to lock your new files when this happens. The last paragraph contains everything you need to know about the removal of this ransomware infection. On top of that, you will find the manual removal guide below this article, so we are sure you will manage to erase it from your computer. Read more »

Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts

The continuous flow of Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts does not necessarily mean that your MAC computer has been really damaged by harmful malicious software. It is more likely that these alerts you see are scam, so you should ignore them all completely. Some users manage to get rid of these fake alerts by closing their web browsers, i.e. by closing dubious domains opened; however, it usually turns out that there is some kind of untrustworthy software active on users’ computers if they see alerts claiming that their computers are “heavily damaged”. If closing the web browser does not work in your case, you will need to find malicious software on your computer and disable it to get rid of Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts. It might be any untrustworthy application (of course, it is very likely that you have encountered adware or a potentially unwanted application), so we cannot promise that it will be a piece of cake to remove it and thus eliminate disturbing fake warnings from the screen. Of course, we do not try to say here that you could not eliminate these fake notifications. Read more »

Hc7 Ransomware

Hc7 Ransomware is a new threat that can attack your computer and your whole network, and encrypt all important files causing severe devastation. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this threat is not really as new as it seems because it is indeed a new variant of a previous ransomware program called Hc6 Ransomware. This new variant is also coded in the Python programming language and seems very similar to the previous version. However, while Hc6 can be decrypted now using a free tool, this ransomware is still not decryptable, which means that you can easily lose all your files in this malicious attack. Although these attackers offer you the decryption key for a rather high price, you have no guarantee at all that you will actually get it in return. We believe that the only legitimate way to recover your files until a free tool may surface is to use a backup that you may have stored on a removable drive or cloud. But before you would rush to update your encrypted files from a backup, we highly recommend that you remove Hc7 Ransomware from your computer. Read more »

Rastakhiz Ransomware

Rastakhiz Ransomware is an underdeveloped infection that might make big waves sometime in the future. Even though some features of this infection do not work properly (at least not in the sample that we worked with), the application can still cripple your system by encrypting your files, so it should be taken seriously. If you have been infected with this program, please remove Rastakhiz Ransomware immediately. It may not be that easy to restore your files because there is no public decryption tool at the moment, but computer security experts maintain that there are ways to get some of your files back. Read more »

MaxiCrypt Ransomware

There is a new threat coming into the picture, and it goes by the name MaxiCrypt Ransomware. This malicious threat joins the family of ransomware threats, and it was created to realize a very devious plan. First, the infection slithers in and encrypts your personal files. This is done using a complex algorithm, which ensures that the victims cannot decrypt their files on their own. Next, the threat creates a file that carries an intimidating message which cyber criminals use to extort money and make victims do other risky things. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that this malicious threat could be very dangerous, and if you are caught in the trap set up by cyber crooks, you could end up losing your personal files for good. The current version of the malicious treat is not fully researched yet, and it is unclear which files the ransomware is targeted at, but it is safe to say that all of your personal files, including media files, documents, archives, and photos are at risk. The worst part is that you will not recover your files even if you delete MaxiCrypt Ransomware successfully. Read more »

Emailfaster.co Offers

Emailfaster.co Offers is a devious piece of software that should not be up and running on your personal computer. In fact, malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have classified as one more browser hijacker, which you must remove if it is ever found up and running on your computer. Such classification has been made due to the intrusive inner workings of this programs. As it turns out, it can make invasive changes to your browser's default settings without any notification or authorization. In turn, browsing the web becomes a much more annoying and frustrating experience than you might think. If that was not enough, you must know that it could even prove to be quite dangerous since it might subject your personal computer to questionable and even malicious online content. Read our report for further information regarding the intricate inner workings of this hijacker. Also, we include a detailed removal guide, which you should use to delete Emailfaster.co Offers once and for all. Read more »

AppleCare And Warranty Scam

Apple computer users should watch out for a new fake alert known as AppleCare And Warranty Scam. It warns the user there is a vicious threat on the device that could compromise the computer’s security and lead to the hard drive crash, etc. However, you should know this warning does not come from your Apple device as it was most likely designed by hackers to trick inexperienced users. Consequently, we strongly advise against calling the provided telephone number. Instead of talking to actual technicians from customer support center you may hear instructions from cyber criminals who probably would try to convince you to pay for fake services or products you do not need. A smarter choice would be to find what causes AppleCare And Warranty Scam to show up and get rid of it. To help you with the task we prepared this report and deletion instructions located at the end of the text. Read more »

Search.flagbeg.com

Search.flagbeg.com is an undesirable search tool that might affect all browsers on your MAC computer. If you are sure you have nothing to do with its appearance on your web browsers, the chances are high that some kind of untrustworthy program, for example, a potentially unwanted program or an ad-supported application has been installed on your computer without your knowledge. If it turns out that it is the exact reason Search.flagbeg.com opens for you when you launch your web browser, you need to find and delete that undesirable program from your computer right away to eliminate the search tool set. This search provider usually replaces users’ homepages and default search tools, so it does not take long for users to realize that their browsers’ settings have been altered. This search tool does not look harmful at all, so there are some users out there who decide not to remove this search engine from their browsers. We do not say that this tool is extremely harmful, but, unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it is fully trustworthy either, so if you still decide to use it as your default search provider, you should be careful with it. The next paragraph contains more information about this search tool and, we believe, it will help you to decide what to do with Search.flagbeg.com if you have not arrived at the final decision yet. Read more »