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Blocking Ransomware

Blocking Ransomware

Blocking Ransomware is a new malicious application seeking to extract money from computer users. Although it has been detected by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com only recently and is considered a new threat, it is, technically, not completely new because it is a variant of BTCWare Ransomware. That is, it is based on its engine. Because of this, specialists have quickly found out how it acts on compromised machines. They say that Blocking Ransomware is another threat trying to obtain money from people. Cyber criminals who develop such malicious applications know well that users are not going to give them their money easily, so they create threats that encrypt files upon arrival to give them the reason to pay money. Unfortunately, ransomware infections encrypt files using strong encryption algorithms, so it is not always possible to unlock files without the special key. Of course, we do not try to say here that you should go to purchase a decryptor from cyber criminals. Instead, we recommend, first and foremost, getting rid of the ransomware infection so that it could not lock more files. The removal of the ransomware infection will be explained in the final paragraph, but we want you to understand how it acts first. Read more »

Hells Ransomware

Hells Ransomware

At the time of research, Hells Ransomware was demanding a ransom of 350 USD to be paid in Bitcoins. The ransom note created to support this malware was ordering to transfer this large sum to a special Bitcoin Wallet, 1Hp8VBKehCPBvArm6VRUWzPCte3EgdjYiY. According to the note, that was the only way to get files back. Unfortunately, this malicious ransomware could encrypt files, and, using that, it could push victims into paying the ransom. Though the infection did not work when our research team tested it, there is a possibility that it will be upgraded in the near future. Since the status of the infection is undetermined, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers advise looking at your files if any ransom payment demands are made. In the best case scenario, you discover that your files are not corrupted, and then you can delete Hells Ransomware without further delay. In the worst case scenario, you realize that your files were corrupted and that you cannot do anything to recover them. Read more »

Explorer Ransomware

Explorer Ransomware

The entrance of Explorer Ransomware, a nasty computer infection, might be the reason you can no longer open such files as images, documents, music, and movies. Actually, there is no doubt that this infection is active on your system if these files you cannot access have a new extension .explorer appended next to their original extensions. Most probably, this infection has entered your computer because you have opened a malicious attachment from a spam email accidentally or willingly. No matter how this has happened, you are not allowed to keep this ransomware infection active on your system because you might launch this threat again accidentally and get even more personal files locked. Other malicious applications might slither onto your computer easier as well if there is already malware inside the system. Ransomware infections do not have uninstallers, so victims usually have to put some effort into their removal. Do not worry if you are not very experienced in malware removal because you will find detailed information regarding the Explorer Ransomware removal provided further in this report. Read more »

Hello Ransomware

Hello Ransomware

Needless to say, Hello Ransomware is not a welcomed infection. In fact, if it finds its way into your operating system, you will want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in most cases, users realize that this infection is in only after it encrypts files and demands a ransom in return of a decryptor. As you might know already, file-encrypting ransomware is extremely malicious, and it appears that most victims end up losing their files. The main goal behind this kind of malware is to make money, and the creators of these infections push victims to pay ransoms. Decrypting personal files is not a goal that these infections have, and so users are usually left without the thing – whether it is a decryptor, a program, or a key – that was promised. Luckily, there is no need to panic because a tool that can decrypt your files should exist. Keep reading to learn more about this tool, the overall activity of the ransomware, and, of course, its removal. If you are here just to delete Hello Ransomware, scroll to the guide below. Read more »

Storm Ransomware

Storm Ransomware is a newly-detected ransomware infection that might become a serious threat to your files. Although it does not encrypt files at the time of writing, which suggests that it does not work properly or is still in development, it does not mean that it cannot be fixed one day by malicious software developers. Needless to say, you must eliminate the ransomware infection from your system no matter you encounter a fully working version encrypting files and demanding a ransom or you detect an unfinished/corrupted version of this infection. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com do not think that this threat is very sophisticated, so, consequently, they are 99% sure that users could erase this threat from their systems manually. Of course, it does not mean that you will not find any information about the removal of this ransomware infection in this article. The last paragraph focuses on the removal of this threat, so you should read this report till the very end if you have no idea what your next move should be. Read more »

Zuahahhah Ransomware

Zuahahhah Ransomware

A new ransomware infection, a variant of Crypt888 has been recently detected by malware researchers. It has received the name Zuahahhah Ransomware. It has been classified as ransomware not without reason, of course. Research conducted by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has clearly shown that it encrypts files. Although it locks files like all other ransomware infections do, it is impossible to purchase the decryption tool at the time of writing. This suggests that cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection do not seek to obtain money from victims at the time of writing. Of course, everything might change soon. Do not worry too much if you encounter the same version analyzed by our malware researchers, i.e. the version that does not offer to purchase a decryptor and does not contain any information about the decryption of files because a free decryption tool exists and can be downloaded from the web. You must, of course, delete the ransomware infection before you use the free decryptor because it might be encrypted and thus become useless. The last paragraph of this article focuses on the removal of the ransomware infection. Read more »

Gg Ransomware

Gg Ransomware

Gg Ransomware is one more file-encrypting application that is roaming the web nowadays. It might sound redundant, but staying away from this program or its counterparts is critical. Users that might not know much about malicious applications classified as ransomware must be aware of the fact that they are crafted by cyber criminals for a particular reason - to make illegal profits from unsuspecting users. The scheme is rather simple. Once the devious program enters the user's operating system, it encrypts a large number of files and then asks for a ransom. To learn more about the functionality of this malicious program, be sure to read the rest of this detailed article. Additionally, our malware experts have combined a few virtual security tips that will help you avoid intrusive programs, and so maintain a secure operating system at all times. If unfortunately, your PC is already running Gg Ransomware in question, be sure to use the removal guide below to delete it once and for all. Read more »

MoonCryptor Ransomware

MoonCryptor Ransomware

MoonCryptor Ransomware is one more devious program that should never be fully active on your personal computer. We urge you to do so because it can act in an incredibly malicious manner. The devious application in question, like a lot of other ones of this classification, is fully capable of encrypting vast amounts of data on the affected computer. As you can imagine, such functionality could have devastating outcomes, to put it lightly. To have a better understanding how a ransomware program functions, make sure to read the rest of this report. Besides such information, we provide a few virtual security recommendations that will allow you to maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Finally, we present a detailed removal guide that you must use to delete MoonCryptor Ransomware once and for all if you ever happen to find it active on your operating system. Read more »

Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware

Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware

If your operating system was invaded by Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware, you must have been introduced to a file named “_READ_IT_FOR_RECOVER_FILES.html” already. This file is created to represent the demands that the creator of this malicious threat has for you. Just like Cryptodark Ransomware, BrainLag Ransomware, Ransed Ransomware, and hundreds of other infections alike, this threat was created to encrypt your files and then demand ransom in return of a decryptor. In most cases, unfortunately, decryptors are not offered in return of ransom payments. Instead of getting files back, victims who pay money usually find themselves being scammed. So, if you do not want to lose your files and get scammed at the same time, you need to make sure that you defend your operating system against ransomware. If the devious infection has already found its way in, you need to remove Diamond Computer Encryption Ransomware as soon as possible. Hopefully, you do not lose your files, but even if you do, deleting this infection is crucial, and the sooner you do that, the better. Read more »

3301 Ransomware

3301 Ransomware

It is probably the worst nightmare of a computer user when a dangerous threat like 3301 Ransomware manages to infiltrate the system. This malicious program can encrypt your precious pictures, videos, documents, archives, and other third-party programs as well in order to extort money from you. Although these criminals promise to send you the decryption key automatically after you transfer the money, you cannot trust them to do so. In fact, most of the time victims pay only to lose their money in addition to their files. It is always possible that malware specialists can come up with a free tool for victims to recover encrypted files but our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have not found one yet on the web. Therefore, the only way for you to save your files from total destruction is to have a backup stored in cloud storage or on a removable drive. We advise you to remove 3301 Ransomware the moment you realize that it has hit your computer. Read more »