XeroWare is cryptoviral extortion which encodes user data and asks for payment in exchange for the decryption key. Once the encryption process is finished, the user is given 96 hours to pay, otherwise, all files will be deleted. In fact, it’s a clear provocation, by frightening victims with data loss, cybercriminals try to encourage victims to pay sooner.
Search.bittsearch.com is yet another browser hijacker that mainly affects Mac computers. Penetrating the computer, it gets your browser’s settings corrupted. Subsequently, your primary search engine becomes http://search.bittsearch.com/ which is designed to promote third-party apps.
Hyena Locker is a new encoder that is, according to IT specialists, very similar to Everby Ransomware. This virus is spreading through spam emails with malicious attachments and once the user clicks the executable file, the encryption procedure starts. As soon as it takes control over the computer, all your personal files including documents, photo, and video files are in the affected area.
Lately, many Internet users complain about error 400 in Google Chrome. The browser may work in its normal mode but when you open any Youtube page, you see error 400 instead stating that “Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request”. The main reason for this issue is a malicious browser extension or add-on.
PoisonFang is an unusual cryptovirus which allegedly created for scientific purposes. At least, this is what ransomware screen says. Otherwise, we did not find the cardinal differences – it’s still the same ransomware virus.
Aurora is a name of the dangerous virus that, once installed, immediately encodes your files. After this, all your most important data such as documents, photos, videos become inaccessible. Thus, users fall victim to ransom demands ranging from $100 to $500. Still, you should never make concessions to these cybercriminals – there’s a strong possibility that you will end up with no money and cherished decrypter.
Joinhoney.com is an advertising domain which is responsible for annoying pop-up ads in a browser. This is the result of the effects of a malware like browser hijackers. A browser hijacker is a small application that corrupts browser configuration and spoils it with intrusive advertisements and redirects.
Driver PNP Watchdog error is a system issue that often appears while installing Windows 10 version 1803 Update. This happens when the user tries upgrading Windows 10, the update starts and then freezes at some stage and eventually showing the “Blue Screen of Death” (BSOD) with the Driver PNP Watchdog error. There are many reasons for the appearance of this error. It may be caused due to the system problems, the presence of viruses and other malware, out of date drivers or damaged hard drives of your PC and so on.
Nozelesn is a fresh ransomware virus that was released in June 2018. The first wave of victims by the Nozelesn Ransomware fell on users from Polland, but now it is distributed worldwide. Upon completion of the encryption process, Nozelesn Ransomware demands a ransom at the rate of 0.1 BTC (~ $660).
CryptoGod is a new encoder which is focused on Italian-speaking users. CryptoGod encrypts the most important files on victim’s computer and then demands the ransom, that’s why it is called “ransomware”. Once your data is encrypted, they become unreadable and in fact useless. However, if you think that the transfer of money to cybercriminals might solve your problem, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you, but they are not going to help you.