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Xorist Ransomware [Updated]

Xorist ransomware removal instructions

What is Xorist?

Xorist (EnCiPhErEd) is a family of ransomware-type malware. After stealth system infiltration, ransomware from this family encrypts various files stored on the computer and adds one of the following extensions to each encrypted file: .Cerber_RansomWare@qq.com, .hello, .brb, .RusVon, .fast_decrypt_and_protect@tutanota.com, .xdata, .SaMsUnG, .zixer2, .antihacker2017, .error.errorfiles, .@EnCrYpTeD2016@, .pa2384259, .encoderpass, .fileiscryptedhard, .6FKR8d, .EnCiPhErEd, .73i87A, .p5tkjw, .PoAr2w, or .ava. After encrypting the files, this ransomware creates a 'How to Decrypt Files.txt text file on the victim's desktop. The file contains a message stating that the files can only be restored by paying a ransom. The victim is then encouraged to contact cyber criminals by SMS and using a phone number provided. It is stated that victims have a limited number of attempts to send an SMS with the specified text. This number diminishes each time the victim sends an SMS with text that does not conform to a pattern provided within the 'How to Decrypt Files.txt' file.

   
Incognito Start Button Adware

Incognito Start Button removal instructions

What is Incognito Start Button?

Incognito Start Button is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to open browsers in 'Incognito' mode. Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, Incognito Start Button is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Windows 10 Technical Support Scam

Windows 10 Technical Support removal instructions

What is Windows 10 Technical Support?

"Windows 10 Technical Support" is a fake service promoted via a deceptive website that users often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems during installation of regular programs (the "bundling" method). As well as causing unwanted redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually gather various information relating to users' browsing activity.

   
Aleta Ransomware

Aleta ransomware removal instructions

What is Aleta?

Aleta is an updated version of a ransomware-type virus called BTCWare. Once infiltrated, Aleta encrypts data and appends the "[developers'_email].aleta" extension to the name of each encrypted file (for example, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to a filename such as "sample.jpg.[chines34@protonmail.ch].aleta"). To see the full list of email addresses used within these extensions, click here. Following successful encryption, Aleta creates an HTA file ("!#_READ_ME_#!.hta") and places it in each folder containing encrypted files.

   
Tabquery.com Redirect

How to eliminate browser redirects to tabquery.com?

What is tabquery.com?

According to the developers, tabquery.com significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved search results. Judging on appearance alone, tabquery.com barely differs from Bing, Yahoo, Google, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that this site is also legitimate. In fact, tabquery.com monitors Internet browsing activity by gathering various user-system information. In addition, it is promoted using rogue downloaders/installers that modify browser options without consent.

   
RobinHood Ransomware

RobinHood ransomware removal instructions

What is RobinHood?

RobinHood is a ransomware-type virus discovered by malware security researcher S!Ri. Once infiltrated, this malware encrypts stored data and appends names of compromised files with the ".Robinhood" extension. For instance, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.RobinHood". Following successful encryption, RobinHood changes the desktop wallpaper and creates an executable file ("ROBINHOOD -TIMER.exe") and a text file ("READ_IT.txt"), placing them on the desktop.

   
Search.lakador.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.lakadoor.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.lakadoor.com?

search.lakadoor.com is presented as a "top-notch" Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Initially, search.lakadoor.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, this site records various user-system information relating to browsing activity. In addition, developers promote search.lakadoor.com via rogue download/installation set-ups that hijack web browsers and modify various options without permission.

   
eBayWall Ransomware

eBayWall ransomware removal instructions

What is eBayWall?

Discovered by malware security researcher, Jakub Kroustek, eBayWall is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts stored data. In doing so, eBayWall appends filenames with the ".ebay" extension (for example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.ebay"). eBayWall then creates an HTML file ("ebay-msg.html"), placing it on the desktop.

   
Search.progressgar.com Redirect (Mac)

How to remove search.progressgar.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.progressgar.com?

Identical to search.mykotlerino.com, search.societycake.com, search.festovshade.com, and many others, search.progressgar.com is a fake Internet search engine that falsely claims to enhance the browsing experience by generating improved results. Initially, this website may seem legitimate and useful, since its appearance is very similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. In fact, search.progressgar.com is promoted via rogue download/installation set-ups designed to modify browser options without permission. In addition, this site continually tracks Internet browsing activity by gathering various user-system information.

   
G-search.pro Redirect (Mac)

How to remove g-search.pro browser hijacker from Mac?

What is g-search.pro?

g-search.pro is a deceptive website presented as an improved Internet search engine that supposedly generates better search results. Therefore, many users believe that g-search.pro is legitimate and useful. In fact, developers promote this website via rogue download/installation set-ups designed to hijack web browsers and modify various settings. In addition, g-search.pro continually tracks Internet browsing activity by gathering various user/system information.

   

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