GANDCRAB V5.0 is an improved variant of notorious GandCrab 3 data-kidnapping virus. Although it’s a new virus, the main purpose has remained the same – data encryption as a means of extortion. The amount or ransom is established individually for all victims and depend on the type of activity (home PC, small organizations, large organizations).
What is Gamma Ransomware?
Gamma is yet another crypto-malware from Crysis family which has fallen into disrepute for creating dangerous Dharma ransomware and many others. Like previous ones, Gamma Ransomware encodes personal files and then leaves a note demanding money. The ransom amount is not public (cybercriminals usually demand $500-$1000 in Bitcoins), it is established individually after the user sends them assigned ID number. Even though you have the funds available to decrypt your files, we still advise you not to do it. The point is, a lot of people fall into the trap of this type of scam. There are a lot of cases where cybercriminals do not help their victims, even if they pay up. Remember, you are up against fraudsters so nobody will give any guarantees that they will fulfill their commitments. Hence, there is a high risk of being left without decryptor and money. Instead, you may try using this guide to remove Gamma Ransomware and decrypt .gamma files without spending any money.
RecipeSearch homepage may appear on your browser after installing some freeware. This distribution method is popular with different kinds of malware because it allows penetrating the victim’s computer without noticing. Once installed, it forcibly sets http://hp.myway.com/recipesearch/ttab02/index.html as user’s primary search provider and homepage.
MyFashionTab is a browser extension for fashion-oriented users. At first glance, it seems to be useful: the new toolbar has an attractive design, quick links to clothing stores and built-in search bar which is supposedly “enhanced by Google”. In reality, this app can be classified as a browser hijacker.
Search.searchgyrn.com is hastily-made page trying to make an impression of proper search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing. There are plenty of similar pages on the Internet and their numbers are increasing daily. The cause responsible for its appearance is a potentially unwanted program (browser hijacker).
PoliticalNewsCenter is a questionable browser application that injects new toolbar into the browser. Also, it changes users’ homepage/search engine to https://hp.myway.com/ and https://search.myway.com which are considered to be browser hijackers. Even though it has an attractive appearance, it doesn’t bode well for your browsing experience. This PUP can generate pop-up advertisements, show irrelevant search results, insert ad hyperlinks in the text, trigger redirects.
While browsing the Internet, Pokolex.com page can open by itself and then redirect a user to some advertising site. It is very hard to view pages when dozens of advertisements are popping up or moving on the sides of web pages. Plus, the abundance of such ads significantly overloads CPU making computer to freeze.
Crtmatix.com is an ad-injection malware by Matix Corporation. It tries to make users click “Allow” which will activate pop-up notifications from Crtmatix.com. Subsequently, these notifications will periodically show up in the lower right corner with various offers to visit 3rd-party sites or download some software.