Likewise Moia Ransomware, Yqal 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 .yqal extension. This means that files will change their name and reset their icons. For example, a file like
1.pdfwill be changed to
1.pdf.yqaland lose its initial icon at the end of encryption. Then, just like other recent versions of the STOP (Djvu) family, Yqal creates a text note called _readme.txt that contains decryption instructions. No matter which one was dropped on your PC, all of them display the same information. Cybercriminals say that all of your data has been strongly encrypted. The only feasible way to recover the files is to purchase the decryption tool and unique key. They also offer a so-called decryption guarantee. You can send 1 file (not valuable) to cybercriminals, which will be decrypted for free. By doing so, they prove their capability of decrypting your data. The decryption software provided by cyber criminals costs 980$ in total unless you contact them within 72 hours. If you manage to fit in this timeline, the price will be dropped from 980$ to 490$.
BLUE LOCKER is a high-risk infection classified as ransomware. Its main purpose lies in extorting money from victims after successful encryption of personal data. It assigns the new .blue extension and issues a text note called restore_file.txt to guide victims through the recovery process. This means a file like
1.pdfwill be altered to
1.pdf.blueand reset its original icon. The text inside of the note is similar to other ransomware infections. It is said that all files have been encrypted, backups deleted, and copied to the server of cybercriminals. To revert the damage and return back to normal experience with fully functioning files, victims should buy a universal decryptor held by malware developers. If you decide to ignore the requests of cybercriminals, they will start flushing your files on dark web resources. While contacting developers on the decryption, it is offered to send 1 file so they can unlock it for free. Communication between victims and cybercriminals is written to be established via e-mail methods (firstname.lastname@example.org). After getting in touch with them, victims will retrieve further instructions on how to pay and acquire the decryption software.
Originating from Italy, Giuliano is a ransomware-type program set up with strong cryptographic algorithms (AES-256) to run secure encryption of data. Upon blocking access off to personal files, extortionists try to deceive victims into paying money for the decryption of data. Victims can detect their files have been encrypted simply by looking at the extension - the virus appends the new ".Giuliano" extension to highlight the blocked data. This means a file like
1.pdfwill change to
1.pdf.Giulianoand reset its original icon. Information about file recovery can be found inside of a text note called README.txt. Decryption instructions inside of this file are represented in the Italian language. Cybercriminals inform victims about successful infection and encourage them to follow listed instructions. They say you should visit a GitHub page to fill out some forms. After this, malware developers are likely to get in touch with their victims and ask to pay some money-ransom. Usually, it is requested to run the payment in BTC or other cryptocurrency used by developers. Alas, ciphers applied by Giuliano Ransomware are strong and barely decryptable with third-party tools. For now, the best way to recover your files aside from collaborating with swindlers is to use backup copies.
Totalnicefeed.com (or b.totalnicefeed.com) is a pop-up website that spreads unwanted and dangerous content by altering browser settings. It is a trickery page designed to fool users into allowing push notifications. To do so, Totalnicefeed.com asks its potential victims to click on the "Allow" button to continue watching. There are hundreds of websites similar to Totalnicefeed.com. While some of them may feature messages different from Totalnicefeed.com, their goal remains the same - to deceive users into subscribing to unreliable push notifications. The type of message for allowing push notifications often depends on what activity you did before ending up on a page. If you tried to download files by clicking on a button or open a video, you will see a page related to exactly that action. Usually, it is enough to close the page and ignore its requests to continue browsing without a problem. However, some users get tricked and allow the aforementioned. As a result, this leads to browser changes allowing the website to send various notifications, pop-ups, news, and other types of advertising content right to your desktop. Unfortunately, the reputation of such content is very awful because such advertisements may redirect users to unwanted or dangerous websites. If you permitted Totalnicefeed.com to seed its presence across the system, will help you remove it below. Many users struggle to do it on their own due to the stubborn behavior of adware that is installed by Totalnicefeed.com, so make sure to use our instructions.
The number of queries related to new ransomware activity is growing each day with new infections. This time around users are dealing with Moia 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 Moia Ransomware has not being 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 .moia. This means that all types of data will save its initial name, but change the main extension to something like this
"1.pdf.moia". 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. As developers claim, the only feasible way to decrypt your data is to purchase special software along with the unique key stored on their servers. To disperse any doubts of users, they also offer to test free decryption before buying the whole software. You can choose any blocked file (not valuable) and send it to cybercriminals for free decryption. More likely they will successfully prove their ability of data decryption, however, this does not exclude the risk of being fooled afterward. There have been many scenarios when users did not receive any decryption tools even after paying the ransom.
Captcharesolverhere.top is a fraudulent site that can open itself in your browser, or even show advertising notifications when your browser is closed (usually in the lower right corner of your desktop). It affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, and Safari. How did this happen and how is this possible? Very simple, it usually happens when a user accidentally or mistakenly allowed Captcharesolverhere.top to show push notifications. This often happens on low-quality web resources, malicious sites, questionable video hosting sites, torrent sites and on pages with pirated content. For example, a user wanted to watch a movie online for free on an unauthorized site. Before being shown, such sites may offer to allow the user to allow notifications from Captcharesolverhere.top, allegedly without this further viewing is impossible. This is actually a gimmick and this unwanted site will start showing advertisements via push notification until you stop it. This article provides the most complete instructions for removing Captcharesolverhere.top.