Animus Locker ransomware is a relatively new virus, which encrypts users files on their machines, through unprotected network configuration. The first symptom of infiltration is new extension .animus which added to all filenames on users PC. For example, 1.doc become 1.doc.animus. After encryption users can use coded files. Animus Locker based on AES algorithm, so decryption is very difficult but sometimes possible.
Gensearch.co, owned by a company based in ASIA is a multi-platform site, presented as service provides access thousands of local and international search engine sites and portals. Also, according to owners, the site serves website users with the most relevant ads sourced from our direct advertiser base. It obviously, that any advantages of Gensearch.co are miserable, but identified deficiencies may affect users machines performance. It’s because Gensearch.co collects users personal information: full name, email address, phone number, physical address and access to contacts stored on users mobile device or tablet computer.
Oktropys@protonmail.com ransomware is a crypto-trojan, which encrypts all files on victims machines without permission. It insert new file extensions .Aurora to every encrypted file, for example, if you have a Photo.png file, then its name becomes Photo.png.Aurora. All text documents, images , photos, images, and other files is at risk. We think, that files with next extensions can be encrypted by a virus:
.shw, .cat, .csv, .db, .doc, .gif, .htm, .ico, .inf, .ini, .jpg, .png, .ppt, .sam, .txt, .url, .xls, .xml, .wav, .wb2, .wk4, .wpd, .wpg
After encryption, criminals create special files with the debscription of their demands and procedure of payment for decryption.
Adaware Secure Search is a malicious extension classified as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Such extensions can change homepages of browsers by own page with similar functions. Than hijacker starts to collect and share user’s personal data with third parties: PUPs usually collecting information about users device models, IP addresses, search queries, browser history, visited pages. etc. Also, Adaware Secure Search after collecting of enough amount of data, redirect browser tabs to sites with a relevant advertisement. Moreover, pop-ups with ads can be added in every new tab.