Blooper Ransomware

The Blooper Ransomware is a threat infection that pretends to be an altered variant of WannaCryptor, a well-known ransomware Trojan that was responsible for a vast amount of ransomware infections in May of 2017. However, you need to understand that the Blooper Ransomware is not based on WannaCryptor. Threats like the Blooper Ransomware take advantage of the reputation of better-known ransomware threats to scare their victims into paying large ransoms to avoid problems. The Blooper Ransomware misleads its victims to make a profit, claiming that it can carry out a ransomware attack that is just as devastating and sophisticated as the attacks carried out by WannaCryptor earlier in 2017. These copycat threats are not uncommon, and computer users should be prepared to treat any ransom messages and notifications with skepticism. The Blooper...

Posted on June 1, 2017 in Ransomware

CrystalCrypt Ransomware

The CrystalCrypt Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that was first observed in May 2017. The CrystalCrypt Ransomware represents a real threat to computer users' and small business' data, including Web servers, databases and personal computers. The CrystalCrypt Ransomware is mainly being distributed using corrupted email attachments and embedded links. There are connections between the CrystalCrypt Ransomware and other encryption ransomware Trojans, including the LightningCrypt Ransomware, which was observed by PC security researchers to be active close to the same dates as the CrystalCrypt Ransomware. It is Crystal Clear that PC Users should Avoid the CrystalCrypt Ransomware The main purpose of the CrystalCrypt Ransomware is to encrypt its victims' files, making them unreadable. Once the CrystalCrypt Ransomware has encrypted the...

Posted on June 1, 2017 in Ransomware

BTCWare Ransomware

The BTCWare Ransomware is a ransomware family that has been highly active since April of 2017. Several variants in the BTCWare Ransomware family have been released in 2017, most using similar ransom demand messages and appending similar extensions to the encrypted files. The BTCWare Ransomware variants may ask for different ransoms, although most average approximately $500 USD in BitCoin. They also have been branded in different ways. Fortunately, PC security researchers have reported on the release of a decryptor application that can help computer users recover from the BTCWare Ransomware attacks. Is the BTCWare Ransomware's Name a Tribute to the Currency Favored by Extortionists? The BTCWare Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack, encrypting the victims' files using a strong encryption algorithm and then demanding a...

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Ransomware

unTabs

unTabs is a misleading add-on that may cause the display of random advertisements or loading of additional new tab pages or content that proves to be unwanted or questionable. The unTabs ads may be enticing to some and eventually cause redirects or loading of questionable sites offering additional deals, products, and services through the Internet. Computer users looking to stop all actions resulting from unTabs may be required to go into the web browser Internet settings or control panel to find and eliminate all associated web browser extensions or add-on components. Such a process may also be done automatically by using a proper antimalware resource. Dealing with the annoyances of unTabs on a daily basis may turn into a much more serious issue if unTabs is left to run on your PC.

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

‘Windows Defender Alert’ Pop-Ups

'Windows Defender Alert' Pop-Ups is a misleading notification that may display when surfing the Internet. The 'Windows Defender Alert' Pop-Ups may advise PC users to call up a toll-free number to get a computer fix service or obtain certain software, which can later turn out to be malicious. The 'Windows Defender Alert' Pop-Ups is an indication of other unwanted software or web browser add-on components being loaded on your computer. The removal of such components is warranted to stop the display of the 'Windows Defender Alert' Pop-Ups. Such a process can be done automatically by use of a proper antimalware resource.

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Adware

Master Ransomware

The Master Ransomware is a variant of a famous ransomware family known as BTCWare. Like other ransomware Trojans, the Master Ransomware is designed to encrypt the victims' files and then request the payment of a sum in exchange for the decryption key necessary to recover the affected files. Victims of the Master Ransomware attack will see a ransom note explaining the situation and demanding that the victim pays a ransom amount using BitCoins. Encryption ransomware Trojans like the Master Ransomware are among the most widely disseminated ransomware Trojans and pose a real danger to computer users. PC security investigators advise computer users to take steps to protect their files and computers from the Master Ransomware and similar threats. The Master of Extortion Computer users must refrain from paying the Master Ransomware ransom or...

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Ransomware

BlackSheep Ransomware

The BlackSheep Ransomware is designed to encrypt the victim's files, making them inaccessible. The BlackSheep Ransomware will take the victim's computer hostage. Once the BlackSheep Ransomware has locked the victim's files, it will demand the payment of a ransom from the victim to release the affected files. Encryption ransomware Trojans like the BlackSheep Ransomware are among the most common threat infections active currently. Although threats like the BlackSheep Ransomware can be removed with a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date easily, the scary thing about these threats is that even if the BlackSheep Ransomware itself is removed, once the victim's files have been encrypted, they cannot be recovered without the decryption key – the damage is done. Because of this, the con artists rely on these attacks to extort...

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Ransomware

Yyto Ransomware

The Yyto Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to extort computer users. The Yyto Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack, encrypting the victim's data and demanding the payment of a sum in exchange for the decryption key that is necessary to recover the affected data. The files that become encrypted in the Yyto Ransomware attack will have the file extension 'read_to_txt_file.yyto' added to tend of each file's name. This extension refers the victim to a text file named 'help_to_decrypt.txt' that is created on the infected computer's desktop and in each directory where the Yyto Ransomware encrypted content. The text file contains the Yyto Ransomware's ransom note, which demands a ransom payment from the victim. This is an attack method that PC security researchers have observed countless times, used by numerous...

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Ransomware

ImSorry Ransomware

The ImSorry Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that, surprisingly, apologizes to its victims after carrying out its attack. However, regardless of how sorry the people responsible for the ImSorry ransomware claim to be, this does not stop them from encrypting the victims' files and then demanding the payment of $500 USD in BitCoins in exchange for the decryption key. Like most other encryption ransomware Trojans, the ImSorry ransomware relies on extorting its victims, threatening them with the prospect of never recovering their files. The ImSorry ransomware uses a combination of the AES and RSA encryptions to make the victims' files inaccessible. Once the files become encrypted in the ImSorry ransomware attack, they are no longer accessible except to those with the decryption key (which the con artists hold in their possession until the...

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Ransomware

Oled Ransomware

The Oled Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that, coincidentally, has the same name as diodes used in modern televisions and other technology. There is little to differentiate the Oled Ransomware from the many other encryption ransomware Trojans that are being used to carry out attacks against computer users currently. The Oled Ransomware will encrypt the victim's files and then add the extension '.oled' to the affected files to mark them. Once a file is encrypted by the Oled Ransomware attack, it becomes unreadable. The main way in which the Oled Ransomware may be distributed is by appending it to email messages as an attachment, which may take advantage of vulnerabilities in macros and scripts to execute a corrupted code and download and install the Oled Ransomware onto the victim's computer. The Oled that Instead of Light Emits...

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Ransomware

‘Error # 0xx90025ee9’ Pop-Ups

'Error # 0xx90025ee9' Pop-Ups is a misleading alert notification that may lead to unwanted downloads or site redirects. Computer users that are presented with the 'Error # 0xx90025ee9' Pop-Ups may have other components or web browser extensions loaded on their system due to the installation of random freeware apps or bundled software. Computer security experts recommend that those victimized by 'Error # 0xx90025ee9' Pop-Ups should not take the message for its face value and give into its demands and instructions. The offered toll-free number within 'Error # 0xx90025ee9' Pop-Ups is a gateway to connecting to a person who demands a credit card for an alleged computer fix service, which is more than likely a scam. It is best that the 'Error # 0xx90025ee9' Pop-Ups and its associated components be eliminated without delay to prevent such a...

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Adware

nJoyPlay Now

nJoyPlay Now is considered by many as an unwanted add-on or browser hijacker extension that displays gaming channels through popular web browser applications. The nJoyPlay Now add-on may be loaded automatically through the download and installation of freeware apps or bundled software. Use of nJoyPlay Now's features and links may not be malicious. Though, continued use of the sponsored links or offered functions may lead to the loading of unwanted or suspicious sites that attempt to offer other online games or portals to obtain games for your PC. Those who do not feel a need for nJoyPlay Now on their system may take the necessary steps to remove nJoyPlay Now and all of its components by going into their web browser app settings or Internet settings to find and remove all related extensions.

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Elmer’s Glue Locker Ransomware

The Elmer's Glue Locker Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to mock and scare inexperienced computer users to demand a ransom payment from them. The Elmer's Glue Locker Ransomware claims to encrypt the victim's files. However, the Elmer's Glue Locker Ransomware does not encrypt the victims' files, either because it is in an unfinished state or it is merely designed to rely on its scare tactics rather than being a threat. The Elmer's Glue Locker Ransomware demands a ridiculously high ransom amount of 16 BitCoin, which at the current exchange rate is equivalent to approximately $36,000 USD. How the Elmer's Glue Locker Ransomware Infection Works Paying the Elmer's Glue Locker Ransomware ransom is not a viable solution to this attack. Fortunately, since the Elmer's Glue Locker Ransomware does not encrypt the victims' files, it...

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Ransomware

‘.wtdi File Extension’ Ransomware

The '.wtdi File Extension' Ransomware is a encryption ransomware Trojan that is designed to imitate CryptoWall, a well-known ransomware Trojan. The '.wtdi File Extension' Ransomware is written using .NET and has been spotted carrying out attacks against computer users in the wild. The '.wtdi File Extension' Ransomware will add the file extension '.wtdi' to files affected in its attack so that they can be identified easily. The victims of the '.wtdi File Extension' Ransomware attack will see a large message in red bold Cyrillic characters. This is a ransom note written in Russian alerts the victim of the attack and demands the payment of a ransom. The '.wtdi File Extension' Ransomware poses a real threat to the victims' data and threat researchers advise computer users to take steps to protect their computers from the '.wtdi File...

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Ransomware

Adonis Ransomware

The hazards of the Internet are apparent when it comes to threats like Adonis Ransomware, which is among a growing list of the most dangerous types of malware currently around. Just like other ransomware, Adonis Ransomware will lock down an infected PC through encryption of several files. After encryption, Adonis Ransomware will display a ransom note that demands payment of about 0.1 Bitcoin, which equates to hundreds of dollars that is supposed to release a decryption key to restore all files. Paying the ransom demanded by Adonis Ransomware has no assurance of releasing a decryption key to restore your files. It is best that Adonis Ransomware is removed and the encrypted files are restored from a backup copy of your computer's hard drive. Those who opt to pay the ransom will only further empower the hackers who created and spread...

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Ransomware