STOP Ransomware is devastating crypto-virus, that uses AES-256 asymmetrical encryption algorithm to restrict user access to their files without the key. Malware appends .meds, .kvag, .moka or .peta extensions to files, makes them unreadable and extorts ransom for decryption. Unfortunately, due to technical modifications in the newest version file recovery is impossible without backups. However, there are certain standard Windows features and tools, that may help you restore at least some files. File-recovery software may also be useful in this case. In the text box below, there is text message from _readme.txt file, called "ransom note". Even if you can afford the price of the decryption, there is no purpose to pay the ransom. Hackers rarely respond to victims and there is no method to track the payment as they use cryptocurrency, TOR-network websites and e-mails, and anonymous electronic wallets. There is a tool called STOPDecrypter, that was able to retrieve the key for older versions of STOP Ransomware. But according to its developers, it is practically useless against .meds, .kvag, .moka or .peta files.
Segurazo Antivirus or just Segurazo is rogue security application for Windows, that may show false results in order to mislead users and make them buy licence. It firstly appeared in summer of 2019, and was spread via software keygens, game mods and torrent downloads. The program has generated a surge in complaints and messages from users on various computer forums. Among main issues of Segurazo are: problems with uninstalling the application, false scan results, aggressive alert system. Segurazo installs and runs several Windows services, that can't be stopped even with administrator account. It also uses countdown, that won't allow you to click "Yes" and confirm removal during 60 seconds. Finally, fake antivirus requires PC restart to remove its residual data. On our test virtual machine along with viruses Segurazo detected some false positives. Keeping in mind all these facts, we can make the conclusion, that Segurazo is oviously potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Since September 2019, the criminals have modified the malware code in newer versions. Now they are using asymmetrical encryption and decryption with old proven methods is temporarily impossible. The article will be updated with an effective decryption guide once it appears. Currently, there are certain chances to recover your files using instructions below. If your files became unavailable, got weird icons and got either .seto, .shariz, .gero or .geno extension, that means your computer got hit by STOP Ransomware. This is extremely dangerous and harmful encryption virus, that encodes data on victim's computers and extorts ransom equivalent of $490/$960 in cryptocurrency to be paid on an anonymous electronic wallet. If you didn't have backups before the infection, there are only a few ways to return your files with a low probability of success. However, they are worth trying and we describe them all in the following article. In the text box below, you can get acquainted with the contents of _readme.txt file, that is called "ransom note" among security specialists and serves as one of the symptoms of infection.
Mac Fixer Pro is typical fake optimization app for macOS, that is installed without users consent. It performs fast computer scan and always detects serious issues. Then it actively forces users to buy a license, by showing pop-up reminders and playing creepy voice scripts. Mac Fixer Pro always finds problems, even on brand new machines. Such deceptive programs use similar technical and visual patterns to extort money from users. Rogue apps hiddenly infiltrate Mac systems and get access to critical parts of the OS. Keeping Mac Fixer pro can lead to not only financial loss but also overall privacy and security issues.
DuckDuckGo.com is a search engine, that prioritizes users privacy and tries to provide best results and not depending on users interests and browser and search history. It can be installed in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari on Windows and Mac. Often, DuckDuckGo.com is accompanied with an add-on, called DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials. This extension is available in Chrome Store and in Firefox Add-ons catalog. This extension sets up https://www.duckduckgo.com as default search engine and sometimes as homepage. The add-on also ads sites security checking feature and sites privacy analyze. The complete removal of DuckDuckGo.com website from settings is impossible without DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials uninstallation. Below you can find step-by-step instructions to remove DuckDuckGo.com.com from browsers and reset browser settings.