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DiskDoctor Ransomware

What is DiskDoctor?

DiskDoctor is a ransomware-type virus that originates from the Scarab malware family. This virus is designed to stealthily infiltrate the system and encrypt most stored files. In doing so, DiskDoctor appends filenames with the ".DiskDoctor" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.DiskDoctor").

Once encrypted, data immediately becomes unusable. After successfully compromising files, DiskDoctor generates a text file ("HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT") and places a copy in every existing folder.

   
Mac Ads Cleaner Unwanted Application (Mac)

What is Mac Ads Cleaner?

Mac Ads Cleaner is a fake system optimization tool identical to Mac Adware Cleaner. Research shows that it is related to another rogue application called Advanced Mac Cleaner

On initial inspection, Mac Ads Cleaner may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Be aware that this program typically infiltrates systems without permission and gives no real value for regular users.

   
Opti-page.com Redirect (Mac)

What is opti-page.com?

opti-page.com is a fake web search engine directly related to chumsearch.com By offering improved results, opti-page.com attempts to give the impression of legitimacy, however, developers promote this site using the aforementioned chumsearch.com site. Furthermore, opti-page.com and chumsearch.com gather information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Mac Adware Cleaner Unwanted Application (Mac)

What is Mac Adware Cleaner?

Related to Advanced Mac Cleaner, Mac Adware Cleaner is a rogue application that supposedly enhances system performance by cleaning junk files, removing potentially malicious apps, and enabling other similar functions.

Judging on appearance alone, Mac Adware Cleaner may seem legitimate, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) - it often infiltrates systems without consent and gives no real value for regular users.

   
OpsVenezuela Ransomware

What is OpsVenezuela?

OpsVenezuela is a ransomware-type virus discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. After successfully infiltrating the system, OpsVenezuela encrypts most files and adds the ".locked" extension to each filename. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.locked".

Compromised data immediately becomes unusable. Once encryption is complete, OpsVenezuela generates a text file ("READ_IT.txt"), placing a copy in every existing folder, and changes the desktop wallpaper.

   
Nav-goo.com Redirect

What is nav-goo.com?

nav-goo.com is another fake web search engine that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, it barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that the site is also legitimate and useful.

In fact, developers promote nav-goo.com using rogue downloaders/installers that modify web browser options without users’ permission. Furthermore, this website continually gathers information relating to browsing habits.

   
Pedcont Ransomware

What is Pedcont?

Discovered by malware security researcher, Leo, Pedcont is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems. Unlike most other ransomware, Pedcont does not encrypt or rename/modify data in any way, but it does display a pop-up window with a ransom-demand message.

   
REBUS Ransomware

What is REBUS?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, REBUS is a ransomware-type virus that originates from the Scarab malware family. Immediately after encryption, REBUS encrypts most stored data. In addition, it renames files using the "[32_random_digits_and_letters].REBUS" pattern.

For instance, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to a filename such as "89A4m9D328112834GFB6F88A4CAE75E1.REBUS". Compromised files become unusable and indistinguishable. Following successful encryption, REBUS generates a text file ("REBUS RECOVERY INFORMATION.TXT") and places a copy in every existing older.

   
System Table Adware

What is System Table?

System Table is a rogue application that supposedly allows users to change content on visited websites. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, System Table infiltrates systems without consent, delivers intrusive advertisements, and records sensitive data. For these reasons, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   
LittleFinger Ransomware

What is LittleFinger?

Discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, LittleFinger is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts stored files.

Note that, unlike other ransomware, LittleFinger does not rename files or add any extension. Despite this, files still become unusable. Immediately after encryption, LittleFinger opens a console window and displays a ransom-demand message. This is also unusual - most ransomware viruses provide this information using text or HTML files.

   

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