Malwares Ransomware - Ransomware

Ransomware is a group of PC parasites that locks the PC and demands payment for unlocking. Some of the parasites will outright demand payment without any explanation. Others will pretend to be from some institution, for example, FBI, RIAA, etc. The payments are collected using some pre-paid method usually. In Europe it is Ukash or Paysafe, in Russia SMS payments are used and in USA scammers use Moneypak. However, exceptions are possible.
Ransomware differs from other scam software in following:

  1. It always demands payment, either because of “authority” or using threats to destroy all the data.
  2. It does not try to emulate PC problems like virus infections on itself , though it might claim that there was infection
  3. In many cases, it blocks PC better than Rogue antiviruses

Typically, it is a result of trojan infection and it is quite difficult to remove. Some of the problems are caused by the way PC is locked. Additionally, several different families of trojans can impersonate the same institution and even share the design. Thus several different removal instructions have to be carried out to remove the ransomware successfully.
In the worst case, one needs alternate OS scanners to remove ransomware. However, in some cases it is enough to reboot into safe mode and change startup items, or use safe mode with command prompt to fix the registry. For complete guide check removal instructions for particular ransomware. In some cases you will need data decryption utility to recover encrypted files.

Hakunamatata Ransomware

January 20, 2017
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Hakunamatata Ransomware is a dangerous computer virus that can infect computer and lock files stored on hard drive. Then it will ask victim to pay the ransom in order to…

Satan ransomware

January 20, 2017
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January took an interesting and frightening turn when novel viruses began to pop. Just yesterday, our researchers were concerned with a complicated Spora virus which showed high-level encryption and resistance.…

Spora virus

January 19, 2017
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January slowly rolled onto its other side like a giant bear in a deep sleep when security researchers detected one of the most complicated ransomware samples in 2017 so far.…

Marlboro Ransomware

January 18, 2017
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Marlboro Ransomware is yet another ransomware infection that can lock files on infected computers. It is dangerous threat to cyber security and you should take care of this situation. If…

Havoc ransomware

January 18, 2017
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Havoc crypto-ransomware (full name Havoc Ransomware MK II) is a cyber nightmare that you cannot wake up from. It will selfishly encrypt your files with complicated algorithms that perform encoding…

MafiaWare Ransomware

January 17, 2017
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MafiaWare Ransomware is a dangerous virus that can infect your system and do a significant damage to it. Ransoware virus locks all files stored on the system so the user…

Alphabet Ransomware

January 12, 2017
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Alphabet Ransomware is a brand new virus that falls into the category of ransomware. It is a file locking application that can infect your system and lock files that you…

FireCrypt ransomware

January 10, 2017
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FireCrypt is an exceptional example from the crypto-ransomware category. Of course this is not a feature we should celebrate: we should fear it. FireCrypt combines a strategy of encrypting files…

Ocelot Locker Ransomware

January 10, 2017
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Ocelot Locker Ransomware is a very dangerous virus that can cause you a lot of cyber security problems. It is a brand new virus – cyber security experts have noticed…

SkyName ransomware

January 10, 2017
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SkyName refers to a crypto-ransomware sample, targeting people from Czech Republic or other locations that might be using Czech language over others. It is possible that upon slithering into a…

CryptoMix virus

January 6, 2017
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CryptoMix is not a completely new variant of ransomware viruses: it has been around ever since April of 2016. It first got attention from security researchers with a name CryptFile2,…

GOG ransomware

January 6, 2017
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We always try to prep our visitors for the unexpected content that might be introduced to them via websites they choose to visit everyday. GOG crypto-ransomware is a yet another…

KoKo Locker

January 5, 2017
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KoKo Locker is a dangerous ransomware infection that attacks users around the world. If you were unlucky enough to get infected with this virus, you have come to the right…

Alphabet virus

January 5, 2017
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At first, Alphabet virus was described as a screen locker without a closer relation to crypto-ransomware viruses. This first version appeared in a form of a red lock screen that…

Merry Christmas ransomware

January 5, 2017
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We guess that people that created Merry Christmas crypto-ransomware really despises the joyful holiday: they are like Grinches that attempt to ruin the special event. Nevertheless, the national day of…