LockCrypt Ransomware is a data kidnapping virus which encrypts user data and asks for payment in exchange for the decryption key. The main distribution method of this virus is deceptive spam emails and shady websites containing malicious scripts. Once it gains access to the system, LockCrypt urgently launches encryption process in stealth mode, the culmination of which will be the loss of data.
Search.genieosearch.com is a forged search engine that may come up in your browser as a result of exposure to browser hijacker. Browser hijacker is a type of malware that often creeps into the system together with shady free programs and which is primarily used to get advertising revenue. Following the installation, it changes the user’s browser homepage to a page with ads and prevents the user from changing it.
Turkish Ransomware is cryptoworm that extorts money from victims in exchange for the decryption key. It belongs to the Scarab family which is well-known with a bad side in the computer world. According to the name, the new virus is focused on Turkish-speaking users, although they are unlikely to be able to read text in the ransom note.
What is GameOver Ransomware?
GameOver is a new cryptotrojan which came out on July, 2018. This malware encrypts user data and then extorts money. Lately, such cyber-attacks have become more frequent, this is due to an easy mark to hit up for money and at the same time remain anonymous avoiding any punishment. The encryption process goes unnoticed and once it is done, all user files become inaccessible. To get back your files, you are forced to pay a sum of money in bitcoins. Actually, if you have been attacked by GameOver Ransomware, there is no need to contact them and especially to make any concessions. Remember, you are up against fraudsters who don’t care about your files and whose the main purpose is to make a profit. Hence, there is a high risk of being left without decryptor and money. Instead, you may try using this guide to remove GameOver Ransomware and decrypt .gameover files without spending any money.
Search14.co is a questionable search provider that may end up on your computer at random. But in fact, it’s not an accident. This program comes with freeware programs and is installed automatically if you don’t opt out of optional Search14.co. Although it’s not a dangerous malware it still brings some inconvenience to users’ browsing experience.
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.
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.