Ragnar Locker is a malicious piece classified as ransomware that encrypts personal data and disables the work of installed programs like ConnectWise and Kaseya, which provide solutions for many Windows services, including data recovery, ransomware protection, and other ways to secure privacy. This is made to slacken the ability of the system to counter ransomware infection. In fact, you will not spot these changes and your data will be locked instantly. The way Ragnar Locker encrypts user's files is by assigning the .ragnar (or .ragn@r) extension with random characters. For instance, the original file named
1.mp4will be retitled to
1.mp4.ragnar_0FE49CCBand reset its icon as well. After the encryption process gets to a close, Ragnar Locker creates a text file named according to the combination used for encrypted files (RGNR_0FE49CCB.txt). Unfortunately, attempting to use third-parties utilities for decryption, may injure data and lead to its permanent loss. Therefore, the best way to retrieve files for free is to delete Ragnar Locker Ransomware and restore blocked files from backup (USB-storage), if possible.
If you witness 39 viruses were found window after booting the browser, then this is because your computer is being disrupted by adware or other viruses. The "39 viruses were found" pop-up has been spotted targetting all Apple products such as Mac, iPhone, iPad, however, it also appears on Windows and Android devices. The virus can affect Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Edge browsers. The intrusive tab claims that your computer is infected with 39 viruses and needs urgent recovery. Unlike other similar scammers, the pop-up tries to intimidate inexperienced users by saying that you should delete the found threats within 2 minutes, otherwise, they will obliterate all of the files stored on your PC. In fact, the pop-up imitates huge troubles meaning that your device might be completely secure and virus-free. Depending on what device was infected, the message may also vary individually. Such messages are basically meant to convince users that their pcs are damaged therefore forcing into spending money on fake anti-malware tools that will ostensibly solve the detected issues.
Smarty is an ostensibly legitimate extension designed for many browsers including Chrome, MozillaFirefox, Internet Explorer, and others. Developers claim that Smarty provides convenient management of installed applications. In other words, it alleviates the search of multiple programs giving direct links to download them. Unfortunately, Smarty uses rogue advertising methods to generate revenue. This simply means that such add-ons manipulate browser settings to spread unwanted content like banners, coupons, pop-ups, or offers and make people click on them. Also, keep in mind that such changes can downgrade browser performance and put your data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) under risk of being hijacked.
Cool New Tab Theme is a browser hijacker infection that targets Mac-based systems. Users experiencing malware of such type, have their browsers controlled by third-parties organizations and imposed with other features. One of them relates to the assignment of a fake search engine (coolnewtabtheme.com) that incessantly redirects entered queries to legitimate engines like Yahoo.com. This is such a sneaky method to earn quick cash by generating traffic of queries channeled through recognized platforms. It is also determined that Cool New Tab Theme was previously delivered by Chrome extension called Emoji Keyboard that is no longer available in the store. Despite this, developers switched up to engaging circuitous routes like bundling to promote their software.
Watch out if you see the Besdealfor.life (Bestdealfor.life, Bestdealfor1.life, Bestdealfor2.life, Bestdealfor3.life, Bestdealfor4.life, Bestdealfor5.life) domain in your browser because it can cause a lot of problems. Usually, this kind of website is visited due to 2 options: by clicking on dubious ads/links or being infected with potentially unwanted programs that hijacked your browser. Bestdealfor.life attempts to force-click users on the "Allow" button to confirm that you are not a robot or other social tricks. In fact, you confirm nothing, instead, you allow the script to install adware on your PC that will display countless ads of a different character. These manipulations can lead to potential privacy threats and other problems related to confidential information (like passwords, credentials, IP-addresses, etc). Even if you got trapped by Bestdealfor.life, we will help you get rid of it in the guide below.
New wave of STOP Ransomware infection continues with Nile Ransomware, that appends .nile extensions. Those extensions are added to encrypted files in the middle of August of 2019. This tricky virus uses the AES encryption algorithm to encode the user's important information. As a rule, Nile Ransomware attacks photos, videos, and documents - data, that people value. The malware developers extort ransom and promise to provide a decryption key in return. In the ransom note, we can see, that malefactors demand $980 (amount can be reduced if paid within the first 72 hours). Hackers offer victims to contact them via e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. In most cases algorithms of Nile Ransomware are unbreakable. But virus code has its flaws. Particularly, if attacked PC lost internet connection during ransomware activity or hackers servers experienced some sort of malfunction, there are high chances to recover your files. In this case, Nile Ransomware generates an offline key, that can be retrieved by special decryption tool - STOPDecrypter.