Category Ransomware

Articles about removing ransomware that blocks Windows or browsers and can encrypt your data and demand ransom.

How to remove PayDay ransomware and decrypt .sexy files

Payday is a ransomware based on HiddenTear source code and developed by Portuguese hackers. Payday derives its name from popular game of the same name. The purpose of the infection is to deny access to the personal data so it encrypts them using complex AES cipher. At the time of encryption, Payday appends the names of encrypted files with the .sexy extension. Although, the data encryption is a time-consuming process, the users usually don’t notice nothing suspicious. The whole procedure runs in stealth mode. Once encrypted, virus creates HTML file saving it on the desktop.

How to remove Osiris ransomware and decrypt .osiris files

Osiris is new crypto-virus, that belongs to Locky ransomware type. After finishing the process of encrypting files, malware adds .osiris extension and alters filenames. Your files get such names: [8_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[8_random_characters]-[12_random_characters].osiris. Virus blackmails user to pay ransom of 2.5 BitCoins (~$1880) for file decryption. Osiris ransomware creates 3 files on users computers: OSIRIS.html, OSIRIS_[4_random_characters].html and OSIRIS.bmp and copies them to the folder with encrypted files. Those files contain instructions for users to pay the ransom on Bitcoin wallet.

How to remove Purge ransomware and decrypt .purge files

Purge Ransomware refer to the ransomware virus that encrypts your files. Once launched, it begins the process of encrypting your files stored on the system drives and attached network drives. The each infected file is added the extension .purge. This tricky malware uses strong encryption algorithm - RSA, that can be decrypted using a unique key. Unfortunately, restoring files are almost impossible without this key which crooks store on the remote servers

How to remove Globe ransomware and decrypt .globe files

Globe is a ransomware that is very similar to Mahasaraswati, JohnyCryptor, Ecovector and JohnyCryptor. Once Globe ransomware has infected your computer, it encrypts various data. After finishing encrypting process, this ransomware adds .globe (.purge) extensions to the name of all the encrypted files. It will create a HTA note named How to restore files.hta in each folder with the encrypted data. Also this ransomware creates an autorun named How to restore files that automatically opens ransom note each time you login to Windows and changes wallpaper on your desktop to "Purge: Election Year" film's theme.

How to remove .zzzzz ransomware and decrypt .zzzzz files

.zzzzz is actually redesigned Locky crypto-virus. We remind that Locky (and its new version) uses asymmetric encryption algorithm to encrypt user files, images, videos, documents, game files. Now virus can detect and encode more than 450 types of files. After encryption virus appends .zzzzz extension and modifies filenames sol they get long alphanumeric 24 digit names. This ransomware still extorts ransom of 3 BitCoins (~$2200) from user to decrypt files. Zzzzz ansomware creates 3 files on users PC: INSTRUCTION.bmp, -INSTRUCTION.html and _6-INSTRUCTION.html. All this files are used to inform users, that their system is hacked and files are encrypted.

How to remove Aesir ransomware and decrypt .aesir files

Aesir is another ransomware-type virus from Locky family. It still uses RSA-2048 and AES-128 algorithms to encrypt user files. Now virus targets more than 450 types of files. After encrypting malware adds .aesir suffix and modifies filenames. Aesir ransomware demands user to pay ransom of 3 BitCoins (~$2200) to decrypt files, but never send the keys. Ransomware creates 3 files on users computers: INSTRUCTION.bmp, -INSTRUCTION.html and _1-INSTRUCTION.html. This files contain instructions for users to pay the ransom and get decryptor. Image is used to set as background and also contains ransom-note with payment details.

How to remove Vegclass ransomware and decrypt .vegclass@aol.com.xtbl files

Vegclass is a ransomware that is very similar to Mahasaraswati, JohnyCryptor, Ecovector and JohnyCryptor. Once Vegclass has infected your computer, it encrypts various data. After finishing encrypting process, this ransomware adds .Vegclass(@)aol.com.xtbl extension to the name of all the encrypted files. It will create text file named "How to decrypt your files" in each folder with the encrypted data. Also this ransomware changes wallpaper on your desktop. Every change Vegclass makes on your PC is stating developer's demands. These cyber criminals want you to contact them, then they will offer you to restore encrypted files by paying them a certain fee.

How to get rid of “You have a ZEUS virus” scam message

It's a browser hijacker that is usually accompanied with other free software. This malware shows the Windows Detected ZEUS Virus to trick the user. It’s created to make people think that their computer has crashed or that there is a real virus has been detected. The main purpose of such malware is to scare user and force him to call on one of the listed numbers to get support. But in reality they are just selling unneeded services and support contracts.

How to remove HappyLocker ransomware and decrypt .happy files

When you see the black screen with the message that your files was encrypted with "HappyLocker" it means that your system infected by ransomware. The HappyLocker Ransomware is a threat that is designed to encrypt the victim's data and demand payment in Bitcoins to release a decryptor. Payment amount is 0.1 BitCoin or approximately 70$. HappyLocker encrypts the files with AES-256 cipher or similar. The authors of the HappyLocker Ransomware deliver the Trojan to users by using spam emails. Users get it when they are opening emails with infected attachments.

How to remove Kangaroo ransomware and decrypt .crypted_file files

The Kangaroo Ransomware is a serious threat to your computer. It’s a Trojan virus, that encrypts all the data placed on your hard drive. Still you can get your files and folders back, because Kangaroo Ransomware does not damage, move or delete them. After finishing the encryption process, this virus demands payment in order to "help" you with decryption. These criminals usually demand 500 - 1000 US Dollars in Bitcoins. After the payment is done, there is no guarantee that it will help you to get your data back. So please do not invest into this criminal scheme.