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Zasifrovano Zaplat ransomware removal instructions
What is Zasifrovano Zaplat?
Zasifrovano Zaplat is the name of malware which belongs to the ransomware family called Xorist. It encrypts and renames victim's files, changes desktop wallpaper, displays a ransom note in a pop-up window and creates another one (the "HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt" text file) in all folders that contain encrypted data. Zasifrovano Zaplat renames encrypted files by adding ".zasifrovano zaplat" as an extension to their filenames. For example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.zasifrovano zaplat", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.zasifrovano zaplat", and so on.
Beforeigntools[.]club redirect removal instructions
What is the beforeigntools[.]club site?
Beforeigntools[.]club is an untrustworthy website, sharing many similarities with readnewmessage.com, uptoabc.com, wapwon-k.uno and countless others. This site is designed to present users with questionable material and/or redirect to other rogue/malicious webpages. Typically, beforeigntools[.]club and websites akin to it are entered via redirects caused by intrusive adverts or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). These apps do not need express user consent to be installed onto their devices. PUAs operate by causing redirects, running intrusive advertisement campaigns and gathering information related to browsing activity.
LuxNET malware removal guide
What is LuxNET?
LuxNET is a Remote Administration/Access Trojan (RAT), a piece of malware that cyber criminals use to control infected computers remotely. As a rule, they use RATs to steal sensitive, confidential information and/or infect computers with some other malicious software. It is common that RATs are difficult to detect, which means cyber criminals can use them for malicious purposes for an undetermined amount of time.
ConverterSearchNow browser hijacker removal instructions
What is ConverterSearchNow?
ConverterSearchNow is a browser hijacker, designed to make modifications to browser settings in order to promote convertersearchnow.com - an illegitimate search engine. Furthermore, ConverterSearchNow has data tracking abilities, which are employed to monitor browsing activity and gather sensitive information extracted from it. Since most users install ConverterSearchNow unintentionally, it is also considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).
ConverterSearchHD browser hijacker removal instructions
What is ConverterSearchHD?
ConverterSearchHD is a browser hijacker which changes certain browser settings to convertersearchhd.com/promotes a fake search engine. Like most apps of this type, it collect information related to user's browsing activity as well. More often than not users download and install browser hijackers like ConverterSearchHD inadvertently (unknowingly), for this reason such apps are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
PO Copy email virus removal guide
What is PO Copy email virus?
As a rule, malspam campaigns are used with a purpose to trick recipients into opening a malicious attachment or a file downloaded via malicious website that is designed to infect computers with a certain malware. In this particular case cyber criminals send emails with attached 7z archive file which contains a malicious Microsoft Office document designed to install Agent Tesla.
Readnewmessage[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is readnewmessage[.]com?
Readnewmessage[.]com is a rogue website. There are thousands of sites similar to it; wapwon-k.uno, allwownewz.com, urgent-incoming.email are but a few examples. Visitors to readnewmessage[.]com are presented with questionable content and/or redirected to other untrustworthy or possibly malicious pages. Few visitors access such websites intentionally, most get redirected to them by intrusive ads or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). This software does not need explicit user consent to be installed onto systems. PUAs are designed to cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns and collect browsing-related data.
Microsoft ransomware removal instructions
What is Microsoft?
This ransomware is named Microsoft, although, the actual Microsoft company has nothing to do with this piece of malware. It belongs to the Xorist ransomware family. Like most malware of this type, Microsoft renames files and creates a ransom note. It renames files by appending the ".Microsoft" extension to their filenames. For example, it changes a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.Microsoft", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.Microsoft", and so on. It creates a ransom note (the "КАК РАСШИФРОВАТЬ ФАЙЛЫ.txt" text file) in all folders that contain encrypted files and displays another ransom note with the same text in a pop-up window. It is worthwhile to mention that victims who do not have the Russian language installed on Windows see the ransom note written in gibberish.
DogeCrypt ransomware removal instructions
What is DogeCrypt?
DogeCrypt is the name of the new DesuCrypt ransomware variant. This malware operates by encrypting files and renaming them - for the purpose of demanding payment for the decryption. During the encryption process, all of the affected files are retitled following this pattern: original filename, cyber criminals' email address and the ".DogeCrypt" extension. For example, a file named something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.[firstname.lastname@example.org].DogeCrypt" - following encryption. Once this process is complete, DogeCrypt ransomware changes the desktop wallpaper and creates a text file - "note.txt" - that contains the ransom note.
NEWRAR ransomware removal instructions
What is the NEWRAR ransomware?
NEWRAR is the name of a malicious program, belonging to the Matrix ransomware family. Systems infected with this malware experience data encryption and receive ransom demands for the decryption tools. This ransomware operates by encrypting files and renaming them, it retitles files following this pattern - "[email@example.com].[random_string].NEWRAR", which consists of the cyber criminals' email address, random character string and the ".NEWRAR" extension. For example, a file originally named "1.jpg" would appear as something similar to "[firstname.lastname@example.org].QmlQbceK-rayExw3Q.NEWRAR" - following encryption. After this process is complete, ransom notes - "#NEWRAR_README#.rtf" - are dropped into compromised folders.
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