Posted: December 26, 2015
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||December 28, 2015|
The MadLocker Ransomware is a PC locker Trojan that specializes in interfering with server-related processes. Although the MadLocker Ransomware is more specialized than many, more widely-traveled types of locker Trojans, its payload may have the same side effects and facilitate the same associated attacks. Once the MadLocker Ransomware is identified, deleting the MadLocker Ransomware always is something to do by following standard PC security steps for disabling the MadLocker Ransomware and then scanning the infected PC with the anti-malware program of your choice.
The MadLocker Ransomware: An Old Ransomware Campaign to Stay Furious About
While malware researchers may see PC-based ransom tactics using generalized attacks, such as locking your Windows desktop, other variants of the same threat theme sometimes are narrower in scope. The MadLocker Ransomware, also known as DMA Locker, is a niche locker Trojan that combines its system-locking attacks with a Denial-of-Service function. DoS attacks, which use artificial traffic floods to overload and crash servers, may be seen being coordinated against the large server machines of major businesses, such as banks. However, they and the MadLocker Ransomware are equally effective against smaller servers and personal PCs.
Besides crashing processes specific to running servers, the MadLocker Ransomware also may lock Yahoo!-based accounts for up to 24 hours. Different versions of the MadLocker Ransomware also have been reported as having the ability to block non-Yahoo messaging software, as well as some social networking and media websites.
Because many con artists may administer the MadLocker Ransomware, the consequences of its attacks may vary between separate incidents. Threat authors may use the MadLocker Ransomware and similar locker Trojans as ways to block your access to your machine while demanding money for unlocking the system. This ransom threat often includes no real means of reversing the attack, and typically includes a fraudulent time limit that the Trojan isn't capable of enforcing.
Escaping the MadLocker Ransomware Madness
DoS attacks are a well-known but evolving technique that have existed for years. Although some of the earliest samples of the MadLocker Ransomware date as long ago as 2003, malware researchers continue seeing similar attacks in the present day. Popular techniques for infiltrating business, NGO and government systems with Trojans like the MadLocker Ransomware tend to focus on disguised e-mail attachments. However, the MadLocker Ransomware's modern day distribution isn't limited to spam; the MadLocker Ransomware also has been seen being promoted on Portuguese free software forums. These links advertised the MadLocker Ransomware as a browser blocker for adult content.
Although the possible benefits of 'nanny' applications are obvious to parents, you always should be careful to install products that only are promoted by trustworthy businesses. Going to disreputable sources for downloads may cause your PC to suffer from ransom schemes like the MadLocker Ransomware's attacks. Of course, seeing symptoms of the MadLocker Ransomware infections, such as unusual server activity or blocked access to Yahoo services, always can be resolved by scanning your PC with the right anti-malware program.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to MadLocker Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.The following files were created in the system:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\fakturax.exeFile name: fakturax.exe
Size: 89.63 KB (89632 bytes)
Detection count: 48
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 29, 2015