Likewise Urnb Ransomware, Lmas is one of the newest versions developed by the STOP (Djvu) family. This ransomware targets various types of personal data (e.g. images, videos, documents, etc.) using online keys randomly generated for each victim. Once they are applied and data becomes encrypted, users are no longer able to access and interact with it. During the encryption process, all of the files get assigned with .lmas extension. This means that files will change their name and reset their icons. For example, a file like
"1.pdf"will be changed to
"1.pdf.lmas"and lose its initial icon at the end of encryption. Then, just like other recent versions of the STOP (Djvu) family, Lmas creates a text note called _readme.txt that contains decryption instructions. Some other versions were also spotted to leave _openme.txt and _open_.txt text notes. No matter which one was dropped on your PC, all of them display the same information.
If you see Quicki-search.com appear instead of your default homepage domain, more likely your PC is infected with a browser hijacker. These types of programs are not categorized as malware, but unwanted software causing suspicious changes. For example, all of your search queries will be redirected through the chain of third-party engines. This specific hijacker exploits quicki-search.com and www.surfisnow.com before sending users to legitimate Bing. Such chains are made to gain traffic of visits illegally generated by third-party engines. In addition to that, browser hijackers have the ability to spy on sensitive data (passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, etc.). This is why letting Quicki-search.com run on your PC becomes even more dangerous to your private life. As a result of this, you can be a victim creating passive income for cybercriminals. To avert this and many other threats, it is important to delete Quicki-search.com from your computer. Use our guide below to do it.
The number of queries related to new ransomware activity is growing each day with new infections. This time around users are dealing with Urnb Ransomware, which is a new and dangerous piece developed by the Djvu/Stop family. Its recent activity has encrypted a lot of personal data with strong algorithms. Despite Urnb Ransomware has not been totally inspected just yet, there are some things that are clear already. For example, the virus reconfigures various types of data (images, documents, databases, etc.) changing original extensions to ".urnb". This means that all types of data will save its initial name, but change the main extension to something like this
"1.pdf.urnb". Once the encryption process gets to a close, you will no longer be able to access your data. In order to regain it, extortionists have scripted the creation of identical notes dropped into encrypted folders or onto a desktop. The name of the note is usually "_readme.txt", which contains detailed instructions on how to recover your data.
Ro6.biz is a malicious domain designed for fraudulent means. By displaying fake messages, it forces users into allowing push notifications that send thousands of banners right onto your desktop. Traditionally, there are 2 reasons why users visit such redirects. The first is by clicking on suspicious advertisements or hidden links that are promoted on shady or hacked websites. Second is due to potentially unwanted programs like adware that might be installed on your system. According to the first case, you can simply close the redirected page and never get back to it. However, if you got attacked by an unwanted program, then your browser has been modified and its homepage has been set to Ro6.biz as default. This means that you will be facing this domain each time on the browser startup and will not be able to undo the changes. Keep in mind that hijacked browsers provide swindlers tracking capabilities. Therefore, your computer should undergo removal therapy to prevent Ro6.biz from recording sensitive data such as passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, and others.
Btcware is a popular ransomware family counting a number of versions since 2017. The ransomware developed by this group of cybercriminals has evolved into using stronger and more secure algorithms. Since there are many versions of Btcware, the world has seen many types of encryption throughout its span of existence. For example, older versions used to apply old RC4 algorithms, until the rise of AES-192 and AES-256 in later samples. The same story goes with extensions. Each version of Btcware involves a brand new extension different from others. Traditionally, once the encryption is done, ransomware programs create a text note file containing instructions to recover your data. The name of a note also depends on which version pounced your system, but usually, it is #_HOW_TO_FIX_!.hta or READ ME.txt. Inside of this note, cybercriminals use clumsy introductions ostensibly meant to explain what happened. Then, they ask to contact them via attached e-mails to get in further touch. Once done, users will receive a set of instructions to buy the decryption software. Some versions of Btcware require 0.5 BTC for data encryption. If you do not have this money to pay, there is a chance that extortionists will threaten you with permanent loss or inappropriate data abuse. In most cases, files encrypted with AES algorithms are hard to decrypt unless you purchase the private key held by cybercriminals themselves.
CryptoTab is a hijacker infection coming in both extension and browser versions (CryptoTab Browser, Crypto Tab START). No matter which one affects your system, both of them pursue the same purpose - change settings in order to promote unwanted content. Although CryptoTab is ostensibly useful for people involved in crypto, its secondary activity might bear a threat to the privacy of users. Besides changing your search engine and homepage settings to work through CryptoTab services, it is also capable of collecting personal data. The way CryptoTab stores and manages your data remains quite dubious as well. CryptoTab is known to be developed by MindSpark, a company notorious for developing and spreading various toolbars and browser hijackers detected to run suspicious changes. Not to be surprised by malicious ads and banners as well. CryptoTab may capitalize on poor advertising networks in favor of monetary gains. If you found your browser affected by exact or similar changes, it is necessary to detect the unwanted program and delete it from your computer. Below, we will show how to do this.