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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 »

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 »

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 »

Locket Ransomware

Locket Ransomware

Locket Ransomware is a malicious program that can lock user's screen and leave him with no access to his personal or application data. It may also threaten to erase all files if you do not pay a ransom in approximately 72 hours. The good news is our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com found out the malware cannot actually delete files on the infected computer or damage the device itself in any way. It means you do not have to risk your money to take over your computer’s control. All the user has to do is learn how to unblock the computer’s screen and get rid of the malicious program. To help with these tasks, our specialists have prepared manual deletion instructions you can find at the end of this report. Given you wish to get to know Locket Ransomware even better, we encourage you to read the rest of the article too. Read more »

PCEasyNow

PCEasyNow

PCEasyNow is yet another questionable PC optimizer software that could pose a threat to your system security instead of eliminating it. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com are not convinced that this new tool is any use to you if your objective is to secure your computer and keep it healthy. Therefore, it has been labeled as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP in short. This PUP was created by Speedy HLDGS Limited Co., a Hong Kong based company. We have seen loads of similar optimizers and cleaners emerging in the past years, including Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer and Master Pc Cleaner. These programs usually use scare tactics in their free versions to push you to purchase the full version. This means that the scan results this PUP displays might be doctored and contain fake issues and errors just to trick you into believing that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different level errors on your system to fix. We suggest that you should remove PCEasyNow right now. Read more »

French Ransomware

French Ransomware

French Ransomware appears to be a new malicious file-encrypting program created while using an open-source ransomware known as Hidden Tear. The threat looks quite dangerous since it can encipher not only pictures, text documents, or other personal files, but also executable files and other data that could belong to the software located on the affected computer. Fortunately, the malware is still in the development stage and so even if you come across it, the chances are it might not lock any of your files, and later in the article, we will tell you more about it. It is still difficult to say if the threat is even being spread yet, but just in case it is we will provide step by step deletion instructions showing how to get rid of French Ransomware manually. The infection can be removed with a legitimate antimalware tool too, so all that is left is to decide which way is easier for you. Read more »

Cryp70n1c Ransomware

Cryp70n1c Ransomware

Cryp70n1c Ransomware is a dangerous threat that cyber criminals have designed to encrypt your files. This threat was built using a source-code that is popularly known by the name Hidden-Tear. There are hundreds of infections built using it, some of which include French Ransomware, Jhash Ransomware, and Onion3Cry Ransomware. These infections are equally as malicious and dangerous, and so it is crucial that you protect your Windows operating system against them. If the malicious ransomware has already corrupted your operating system, you probably are worried about your personal files. The thing is that this threat corrupts files only in certain folders in the %USERPROFILE% directory. If you do not keep any important files here, it is unlikely that the threat has done any real damage. Nonetheless, in any case, you must delete Cryp70n1c Ransomware from your operating system, and the sooner you take care of that, the better. If you are in a hurry to remove this malicious threat, refer to the guide below. If you want to get more information about this threat, continue reading. Read more »

Smart PC Mechanic

Smart PC Mechanic

If you think that Smart PC Mechanic can provide you with reliable system security and optimization services, you are not right. This alleged system optimizer might appear to be great, but, in reality, it is not equipped to assist you properly, and that is the conclusion our Anti-Spyware-101.com virtual security experts have made after analyzing this suspicious application. In fact, it is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) because its services are not beneficial. Although this application can scan your PC and identify certain components that allegedly require your attention, the chances are that these components are just junk that does not threaten your virtual security. If a program can only remove harmless files, do you want to invest in it? Most likely, you do not. Continue reading this report to learn more about the suspicious, potentially unwanted program and its elimination. If you cannot wait to delete Smart PC Mechanic from your Windows operating system, check out the guides below. Read more »

Shadow Ransomware

Shadow Ransomware

Shadow Ransomware is a vicious threat that may leave you with no working programs and none of your personal data. The malware does not exactly ruin any files, but it enciphers them with a secure encryption algorithm and without specific decryption tools such data becomes useless. To extort money from you, the threat’s creators should ask you to pay a ransom in exchange for a decryptor. No doubt they may sound quite sincere, but keep it in mind there are no guarantees they will keep up with their promises. There are plenty of users who got tricked while believing they could trust hackers and if you do not want to be one of them we would advise you to remove the malicious application. The instructions you can find a bit below the article should help you with such a task. However, if you are interested in getting to know more about Shadow Ransomware, we recommend reading the rest of our article too. Read more »