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Ransommine Ransomware

Ransommine Ransomware

Ransommine Ransomware is probably one of the strangest ransomware infections as this new threat does not try to swindle you and demand a ransom fee in exchange for the decryption tool or key. Our malware experts say that this dangerous program appears to come from "playful" cyber gangsters who instruct you to play a certain game for an hour to get your files decrypted. What's more, if you have this game installed, it may well save your files from encryption altogether. No matter how funny or playful this may sound, we are still talking about a dangerous threat since your files may actually remain encrypted and thus inaccessible for you. Hopefully, you have a backup in cloud or on a portable device so that you can use your clean files to restore them in case your gaming would not eventually result in the decryption of your files. We suggest that you do not hesitate to remove Ransommine Ransomware from your computer after noticing it. Read more »

Crypt888 Ransomware

Crypt888 Ransomware, also known as Mircop Ransomware, first surfaced in the middle of 2016 and our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com saw it again in March, 2017. We cannot say that it is still attacking users; however, we have found that this threat is available as an open-source program on the dark net. This simply means that it is only a matter of time when new versions start to appear spreading on the web. Although this ransomware used to be able to cause proper devastation encrypting your most important files, not long after it emerged, malware hunters also came out a free decryption tool. This means that if you have infected your computer with this older version, chances are you can still decrypt your files. However, if new variants hit the web, we cannot guarantee this. This is why it is always a good idea to save a backup of your more important files. But before you start decrypting your files or transferring your clean backup, we advise you to remove Crypt888 Ransomware from your PC. If you would like to learn more about this once dangerous malware infection that may be revived, please continue reading. Read more »

Search.socialaddons.top

If you ever come across a program, which goes by the name of Search.socialaddons.top, make sure to do everything in your power to avoid it since it happens to be one more browser hijacker. If unfortunately, you already have this dubious application up and running on your PC, make sure to execute its complete removal right away. That is imperative since this program like its counterparts acts in an incredibly invasive manner. It can easily make unauthorized changes to your browser's default settings. Due to all of that, browsing the web will become a frustrating and annoying experience. What is even worse is the fact that this hijacker could prove to be quite dangerous since it might subject your PC to dubious and even potentially harmful web content. Learn more about the functionality of this dubious program by reading the rest of this article. Below, you will also find a detailed removal guide, which you should use to delete Search.socialaddons.top once and for all. 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 »

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 »

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 »

"Your Windows has been blocked" +1-844-528-4333

If you are routed to a page that informs that Your Windows has been blocked and that you must call +1-844-528-4333 to get help, there is absolutely no doubt that you are facing a scam. Just recently, http://help.windows.18ts1uz.microsoft.especific.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/xmain3/ was the page representing the scam; however, at the moment, it does not work. Although that is the case, you must remember that schemers could set up different pages to represent this scam. Also, they could modify it to keep it fresh. For example, the number of the alleged helpline could change. Right now, if you enter “+1-844-528-4333” into your search engine, you will find numerous results indicating that it is linked to a scam. Of course, if schemers attach a new number to the misleading alert, you might not find such information. All in all, security alerts shown via unfamiliar pages are never to be trusted, and, hopefully, that will help you recognize scams at all times. Though you should be able to delete Your Windows has been blocked +1-844-528-4333 scam alert by closing the page or the browser representing it, it is possible that malware on your PC is linked to it. Please continue reading to learn about that. Read more »

Nilla Weather

Nilla Weather

Recently our researchers have discovered another potentially unwanted program (PUP) almost identical to Check Weather or Always Weather; it is called Nilla Weather. Like its older versions, the application is targeted at Google Chrome users and is designed to show users weather forecasts based on their location. Nevertheless, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com discovered that the add-on might do more than provide the user with weather information. Apparently, the extension might place third-party advertisements while the user is surfing the Internet. The worst part is, there are no guarantees about such content's reliability and given it could be displayed by a PUP we would not be surprised if some of the ads may redirect the user to scam web pages, suggest installing various threats, etc. Because of this, we recommend not to waste any time with Nilla Weather and get rid of it with no hesitation. Read more »

Bancocrypt Ransomware

Bancocrypt Ransomware is another name of Jhash Ransomware. Its primary goal is to help cyber criminals to obtain money from users, so the first activity it performs on affected computers is the encryption of victims’ personal files (for instance, pictures, downloads, games, videos, and much more). The encryption of victims’ personal data is nothing new – the majority of ransomware infections created using the source code of Hidden-Tear, open-source ransomware, lock users’ data right after slithering onto their computers. We suspect that your files have already been locked too if you are reading this article. There are hundreds of crypto-threats that could have done that, but you can be sure that Bancocrypt Ransomware is the one responsible for encrypting your data if these files you can no longer open have a new extension appended to them. Specifically speaking, this infection uses the .locky extension to mark those locked files. You will not remove this extension easily. In fact, only a decryptor can do that. You will be offered to purchase it, but you should not do that because cyber criminals behind this threat might not even give it to you. There might be no other ways to decrypt data for free, but you can always restore it from a backup you have. You should not rush to delete these encrypted files from your system even if you have never backed up your data too because free decryption software might be developed someday. Read more »

Cyber Police Ransomware

Cyber Police Ransomware

Cyber Police Ransomware shows a message claiming it enciphered user’s data because of his illegal activities. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say it is nothing more than a harmful program developed to extort money from inexperienced users. Consequently, if you come across it, we advise you to consider all options carefully. The malicious program’s creators could promise to deliver decryption tools once you pay the requested ransom, but there are no guarantees these hackers will keep up with such promises. To put it simply, there is a chance you might lose not just your files, but also some of your money. For users who would like to avoid such a scenario, we recommend erasing Cyber Police Ransomware with the instructions located below this text. As for those who wish to learn more about the malware first; we encourage reading the rest of the article. Read more »