TamperMonkey by Jan Biniok is controversial browser extension, that can be installed in many browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and some others. It allows users to install and maintain custom scripts in browsers, that can serve different purposes. For example, it may help download music and video content from social networks or filter ads. TamperMonkey also works in symbiosis with other popular plugins to perform certain tasks or expand functionality. However, along with pros users get unpleasant cons. In particular, many users complain, that TamperMonkey installs without their consent. Some users see third-party ads after installing this add-on. Generally, there are concerns about the security and privacy of this application, as it gets access to deep internal browser settings and has a large user database of 10 million users.
The epidemy of STOP Ransomware still goes on. This nasty virus hits thousands of computers all over the world, mostly targeting USA, Europe and Australia. The most recent version uses .vesrato, .masodas, .nuksus or .pedro extensions, that it adds to the end of encrypted files. As DJVU Ransomware uses AES encryption algorithm, probability of decryption is low, but exists. STOP Ransomware damages user's important data: photos, videos, documents and other types of information, victims are ready to pay ransom for. At the same time, it doesn't touch system files to keep Windows operable. Latest generation of this virus creates ransom note file called _readme.txt. The ransom note is typical. Malefactors let victims get acquainted with the conditions and price of the ransom, which is $980 and disclose e-mail addresses for contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Although, developers affirm, that there is not possible to recover files without paying the ransom, the objective situation is different. The virus code has bugs, that allows security specialists to retrieve the key in some cases. Particularly, if the PC is disconnected from the web during encryption process, or hackers servers are unavailable - STOP Ransomware generates an offline key. This key, can be found with special decryption tool called STOPDecrypter. Below we provide you with download links and instruction to use this utility.
TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar by Ask Applications is objectionable browser extension, that is mostly distributed on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox platforms on Windows and Mac. But, in a particular case can be met on Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer. It is a part of the wide-spread Mindspark network, that consists of hundreds of typical toolbars and browser add-ons. Such "browser helper objects" replace default search engine and homepage in affected browsers with hp.myway.com search engine. The main page of this website provides quick access to recipe catalogs, but the basic search engine provides results stuffed by ads and sponsored results, although it is marked as "enhanced by Google". The earning on advertising revenue from in-search ads is a type of monetization TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar uses. In addition, adware gathers access to browsers information, such as history, cookies, settings.
Phobos Ransomware is a virus, that encrypts user files using AES encryption algorithm and demands ~$3000 for decryption. Ransomware adds .phobos, .mamba, .phoenix, .actin, .actor, .blend, .adage .acton, .com, .adame, .acute, .karlos or .Frendi extensions to encoded files and makes them inaccessible. In order to confuse users and researchers Phobos Ransomware uses file-modification patterns and ransom notes similar to very wide-spread Dharma Ransomware. Especially after design change in January 2019, when they started to look like identically. However, there are certain differences in file-markers and appearance. After contacting the developers via one of the provided e-mails, they demand $3000 in BitCoins for decryption to be paid in 6 hours. Otherwise, the cost of decryption will increase up to $5000. At the moment automated decryptors for Phobos Ransomware do not exist. There is no proof, that malefactors send decryptors to the victims, that is why we do not recommend paying the ransom. Instead, try using instructions on this page to recover encrypted files. File-recovery software can restore some files from your hard-drive.
New wave of STOP Ransomware infection continues with .nacro, .mtogas, .coharos and .nasoh variations. Those extensions are added to encrypted files in the middle of August of 2019. This tricky virus uses AES encryption algorithm to encode user's important information. As a rule, STOP Ransomware attacks photos, videos and documents - data, that people value. The malware developers extort ransom and promise to provide 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: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. In most cases algorithms of STOP 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, STOP Ransomware generates an offline key, that can be retrieved by special decryption tool - STOPDecrypter.