About Aleksei Abalmasov
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

How to remove Matrix Ransomware and decrypt .matrix files

March 20, 2017 Aleksei Abalmasov 0

Matrix is another ransomware-type malware, that can encrypt user documents, photos, music, video, archives and other types of personal files. Virus adds “.matrix” extension to all encrypted files. It also creates matrix-readme.rtf or Readme-Matrix.rtf files with message in Russian and English with instructions to pay the ransom. Developers of Matrix ransomware offers to contact them using following e-mail addresses: bluetablet9643@yandex.ru, matrix9643@yahoo.com or redtablet9643@yahoo.com and demand ransom of about $500 – $1500.

How to remove Spora ransomware and decrypt your files

March 3, 2017 Aleksei Abalmasov 0

Spora Ransomware is file encryption virus possibly originating in Russia. It encrypts user files, documents, photos, videos using RSA encryption. Spora does not rename encrypted files. During the process virus generates private key, that, in turn, encrypted with AES encryption. Spora Ransomware is complex infection and certain efforts needed to break it encryption. Currently antivirus companies are unable to find decryption key, and the only way to restore files infected by Spora is backup.

How to uninstall (remove) ScanGuard

January 31, 2017 Aleksei Abalmasov 0

ScanGuard is bogus security application, that uses unethical methods for distribution and monetization. It is not considered virus, but potentially unwanted application. It looks like modern security program, but does not provide trial version and shows security alerts, demanding payment for removal. In addition to that it installs search.scanguard.com (or ScanGuard Smart Search) as default search engine and homepage in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

How to remove InstallWizz (Mac)

January 26, 2017 Aleksei Abalmasov 0

InstallWizz is advertising plugin for Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. It shows ads in form of underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners. Ad units may lead to low-quality shopping sites or phishing landing pages. Malware targets Mac OS systems and browsers, that can work on Mac.

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