WannaCryptor Ransomware (WanaCrypt0r Ransomware)

Posted: March 29, 2017 | Category: Ransomware
WannaCryptor Ransomware (WanaCrypt0r Ransomware) The first major ransomware attack of 2017 involves the use of the WanaCrypt0r Ransomware, an improved version of the '.wcry File Extension' Ransomware which, unfortunately, leverages one of the leaked NSA exploits to exploit vulnerable computers running Windows XP. It is unknown which is the hacking group behind the WanaCrypt0r Ransomware attacks, but one thing is for certain – whoever they are, they certainly know what they are doing. The targets of the WanaCrypt0r Ransomware don't appear to b chosen randomly since most of the infected machines appear to belong to major companies in...

Cerber Ransomware

Posted: March 4, 2016 | Category: Ransomware
The Cerber Ransomware is a file encryptor that takes your data hostage for the sake of selling it back in return for Bitcoin currency. The general unreliability of this means of saving your files causes it to be discouraged as a solution when, instead, a sufficiently sound backup strategy can make the Cerber Ransomware's attacks relatively ineffectual. Due to the danger that the Cerber Ransomware poses to your system, data, and Web browser, malware analysts rate the Cerber Ransomware as a significant threat that should be uninstalled by dedicated anti-malware tools. The Cerber Ransomware...

GandCrab Ransomware

Posted: January 29, 2018 | Category: Ransomware
The GandCrab Ransomware is a severe-level, encryption-based malware threat which has plagued users all over the world throughout 2018. Similar to other notorious Ransomware threats in circulation, GandCrab sneaks into target PCs via exploit kits, malicious Javascript and document email attachments, as well as through a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) affiliate program, ultimately encrypting the victims' files without their knowledge. The affected users face complete data loss unless they pay the required ransom amount, predominantly in the form of аn obscure virtual currency called DASH....

LockerGoga Ransomware

Posted: March 31, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
LockerGoga Ransomware is a file-locking trojan whose campaigns specialize in sabotaging Windows systems related to the industrial sector and other businesses. In addition to locking files and displaying its ransoming demands, LockerGoga Ransomware has a close relationship with backdoor attacks and may disable the infected machine's network connectivity. Updated anti-malware tools may remove LockerGoga Ransomware, and members of the relevant industries should guard their admin login credentials securely in self-defense. File-locker trojans are most notorious for harming small-scale,...

Phobos Ransomware

Posted: October 23, 2017 | Category: Ransomware
Phobos is one of the most recent ransomware strains to join the increasingly large database of malware threats. While Phobos appears to be a new threat, much of its code bears some striking similarities to the code that built the infamous Dharma and Crysis Ransomware families not long ago. Although most cybercriminals rely on malicious email links and attachments to distribute the ransomware payload to as many target PCs as possible, there has been a marked shift towards exploiting exposed Remote Desktop Protocols instead. By using readily available scanners, the crooks search for...

GozNym

Posted: April 15, 2016 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
GozNym is a spyware program in deployment against prominent financial institutions, such as banks currently. This threat combines code from two previous Trojans while delivering itself through specially-crafted e-mail content. Because malware experts have rated GozNym as a sophisticated, high-level threat with the potential for collecting data, PC users should protect their machines by using dedicated anti-malware tools for deleting GozNym infections, rather than trying to detect this threat by eye. Although threat developers may recycle code from old threats to spawn new ones, in most...

WebDiscover Browser

Posted: July 3, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
The WebDiscover Browser is a type of a potentially unwanted program. It can be categorized as a browser hijacker of sorts. WebDiscover is distributed both as an installer download on its official website, as well as through software bundle installers. Software bundles often don't have sufficient disclosure of the features and items they come packed with, which is why potentially unwanted programs often piggy-back in freeware bundles. WebDiscover is a rather obtrusive web search bar that docks a search box on top of your desktop. However, you can neither move, nor close or resize that bar....

GayFreeVideos

Posted: July 24, 2009 | Category: Uncategorized

How to Remove DLL Files

Posted: June 6, 2006 | Category: Tutorials
DLL (Dynamically Link Library) is an executable file that permits programs to share code to perform one or more predefined functions. A DLL file can be used by several programs at the same time. The benefit of having DLL files is that they don't get loaded into random access memory (RAM) along with the main program, which saves up space in RAM. So instead of all the coding being built into the program, it uses a particular DLL file that, with a simple call, can execute the operation for it. Most DLL files are essential for the running of your programs but there are other malicious...

What is CLSID?

Posted: August 10, 2009 | Category: Tutorials
A CLSID is an acronym used to describe a software application's class ID or "class identifier." In other words, a CLSID is a unique identification number given to software applications or software components to function as a kind of 'social security number' for any particular piece of software. CLSIDs form a subcategory of 'Globally Unique Identifiers,' or GUIDs, that are regularly used in COM, and as such, CLSIDs are used to specifically identify COM objects. COM, or "Component Object Model", is a Microsoft architectural model that is applied to component software applications and...

Random Music Playing Virus

Posted: October 8, 2013 | Category: Viruses | Threat Level: 8/10
The Random Music Playing Virus is a colloquial phrase identifying browser hijackers and other PC threats that load audio clips under arbitrary conditions – and, it goes without saying, without your consent. While Random Music Playing Viruses were more popular in earlier years prior to the reorganization of the threat industry as a black market business institution, occasionally a Random Music Playing Virus still is seen attacking modern computers. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers only can suggest generalized good Web-browsing habits, along with using anti-malware software as necessary,...

How to Delete Harmful Files

Posted: June 6, 2006 | Category: Tutorials
Every program is made of individual files, whether or not it's a regular application or a parasite. Spyware programs use harmful files to install themselves and secretly collect personal information about you. Many spyware programs use your Internet connection to access your PC and hijack your browser, monitor your Web surfing habits, change your settings, and annoy you with pop-up ads. You can delete spyware files two ways: manually, or with an anti-spyware program. To remove harmful files manually you must be familiar with computer technology. When you manually remove any computer file,...

Prnds Ransomware

Posted: July 3, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
Ransomware attacks are one of the biggest problems in the cybersecurity field because undoing the damage they cause is often an impossible task if the victim is not prepared for such an attack. This happens because ransomware focuses on encrypting important files, therefore ensuring that the consequences of its attack will persist even if the infected files are removed. This is the strategy used by popular ransomware families such as the Dharma Ransomware – it has been used by dozens of cybercriminals to craft over a hundred file-lockers that are active in the wild. One of the latest...

Jwjs Ransomware

Posted: July 2, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Jwjs Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan without a currently identifiable family. The Jwjs Ransomware blocks the user's digital media, such as documents, and holds it captive while waiting on a ransom. Users should have backups on secondary devices for a fast recovery and anti-malware applications to automatically flag and remove the Jwjs Ransomware. Even though it borrows a ransom note that families like the Globe Ransomware , the Globe Imposter Ransomware , and even old versions of the Dharma Ransomware use, the Jwjs Ransomware is a new threat whose affiliation lies open to...

VinDizelPux Ransomware

Posted: July 1, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The VinDizelPux Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's from the MedusaLocker Ransomware family. Chief symptoms among infections include the data encryption that blocks different files from opening until the victim, at the attacker's behest, pays a ransom for a decryption service. Users with backups should recover quickly, and reliable anti-malware programs will prevent infections or uninstall the VinDizelPux Ransomware when relevant. The mythology-inspired  MedusaLocker Ransomware  is getting more than its usual share of action in June of 2020. This family, which is much smaller...

Gyga Ransomware

Posted: July 1, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Gyga Ransomware is a file-locker Trojan or a threat that encrypts your media files so that they can't open. Its attacks include traditional notes asking for ransoms for the criminal's recovery aid and other supporting features like deleting backups. A non-locally-saved backup can provide a smooth recovery process, and most anti-malware products can remove the Gyga Ransomware, like other members of its family. The lines between threat categories sometimes blur, as in the case of the triple-threat EvilQuest Ransomware and similar Trojans that collect data while also attacking it with...

'pain@onefinedstay.com' Ransomware

Posted: July 1, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The pain@onefinedstay.com' Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the Dharma Ransomware family. The pain@onefinedstay.com' Ransomware can stop digital media like documents from opening by encrypting them securely and demands a ransom for unlocking them. Users can protect themselves through twofold solutions involving general backup security and anti-malware tools for removing 'the pain@onefinedstay.com' Ransomware on sight. The RaaS Trojan sector's rent-based business is a well-known quirk of that section of the threat landscape, with evidence like the families of Dharma Ransomware ,...

EvilQuest Ransomware

Posted: July 1, 2020 | Category: Mac Malware, Ransomware
The EvilQuest Ransomware is a combination of file-locking Trojan, backdoor Trojan and spyware. The EvilQuest Ransomware infiltrates macOS systems, holds their files for ransom after encrypting them, and collects information and creates a backdoor for remote attackers. Users of macOS devices should protect themselves with robust anti-malware services for removing the EvilQuest Ransomware, and backups for compensating for any data encryption. Threats attacking Mac-brand environments are on a gradual rise, but make up a minority of file-locking Trojans. The EvilQuest Ransomware, like the...

Support Ransomware

Posted: June 30, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Support Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's from the MedusaLocker Ransomware family. The Support Ransomware can hold your media files as hostages by encrypting them and represents a significant threat to unprotected networks. Users should abide by appropriate security standards, have backups for recovering, and let anti-malware utilities remove the Support Ransomware as soon as they detect it. The Greek myth of Medusa is, currently, more famous than the  MedusaLocker Ransomware  significantly – a far more recently-created and tangible threat. This small family of...

Lxhlp Ransomware

Posted: June 30, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Lxhlp Ransomware is a file-locker Trojan that comes from the Dharma Ransomware family. This Ransomware-as-a-Service specializes in blocking users' media files and can destroy backups and extort money with ransom messages. Users should let a trusted anti-malware service remove the Lxhlp Ransomware when appropriate and secure their backups for recovering without paying. With both financial and software longevity being one of the typical characteristics of a Ransomware-as-a-Service, few should have any surprise remaining for seeing new variations on most RaaS families, like the Dharma...

.HOW Ransomware

Posted: June 29, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The .HOW Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's a variant of the Dharma Ransomware, a branch of the Crysis Ransomware family. Ransomware-as-a-Services like this one may use different infection methods and attack home users or work environments, always, with the design of blocking files and holding them for ransom. Users should have anti-malware protection for deleting the .HOW Ransomware infections and backups for a painless recovery. Although it's not quite near the same profusion of campaigns and features as its nearest competition, the  STOP Ransomware , the  Dharma...

Zida Ransomware

Posted: June 29, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Zida Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's a part of the STOP Ransomware Ransomware-as-a-Service business. Criminals distribute these threats to victims in both random and targeted attacks with the intent of blocking digital media such as documents. Windows users should invest in dependable backup solutions and let professional anti-malware products remove the Zida Ransomware as they detect it. The simplest hiding places can, for a Trojan, be the best ones, since many Trojan attacks require expediency and volume, rather than sophisticated security workarounds or defenses. The...

Ransom X Ransomware

Posted: June 29, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
he Ransom X Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that uses manual distribution by its threat actor for compromising potentially-valuable targets, such as government networks. Although it includes a set of anti-security features as supplementary elements, users should foremost concern themselves with backup practices for recovering from its data encryption. Anti-malware products may delete the Ransom X Ransomware, and proper network security practices can limit the scope of attacks. An E-X-ceptional Trojan Led By the Hand File-locking Trojans' campaigns often are content to leave the...

Nppp Ransomware

Posted: June 26, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Nppp Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's part of the STOP Ransomware or the Djvu Ransomware family. Although its core feature involves blocking content by encrypting it, the Trojan also creates ransom notes, deletes backups, and blocks some websites. Windows users should protect themselves through rigorous backup storage and at least one anti-malware product to stop or remove the Nppp Ransomware. Remaining one of the highest in proliferation Ransomware-as-a-Services this year, the STOP Ransomware is reinventing, if not its methods, at least, its names continuingly. From the...

Credo Ransomware

Posted: June 26, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Credo Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's a confirmed build of the Dharma Ransomware RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service). The Credo Ransomware can block media-related content, such as documents, with encryption, delete local backups and demand a ransom for decryption assistance. Users can store their backups securely as a counter to its attacks or keep anti-malware programs capable of deleting the Credo Ransomware immediately. The  Dharma Ransomware  wing of  Crysis Ransomware 's kit-built family may fall behind its close competitor, the  STOP Ransomware , in raw...

Fob Ransomware

Posted: June 25, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
File-encryption Trojans are online threats that aim to make money from its victims by encrypting their files and then offering a decryption service or tool in exchange for cash. Contrary to popular belief, cybercriminals who wish to use file-encryption Trojan do not always need to create them from scratch – they can rely on ready-to-use ransomware families such as the DarkCrypt Ransomware (also known as WannaScream Ransomware) to create a fully functional file-locker that is ready to be distributed quickly. This is exactly the scheme that the authors of the newly found Fob Ransomware are...

Chinz Ransomware

Posted: June 24, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
Although the ransomware field continues to be dominated by variants of the infamous STOP Ransomware, there are plenty of other ransomware families that cybercriminals use to craft their own file-lockers. One of the families to be popular in the past year has been the Phobos Ransowmare , and the latest file-encryption Trojan created with it is called the Chinz Ransomware. If you fall victim to this threat, you will notice that many of your files had their extensions changed to '.id[<VICTIM ID>].[yuzhou13@tutanota.com].chinz' – this is the method that the Chinz Ransomware uses to mark...
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