Delta Plus is a ransomware-type virus that uses cryptographic algorithms to encrypt personal data. It assigns strong ciphers that are hard to decode without special decryption tools held by cybercriminals themselves. To buy these tools, victims are requested to send the equivalent of 6,000 USD in BTC to a crypto address. The price for decryption may be also reduced to 3,000 USD if you manage to complete the payment within the first 72 hours after being infected. All of this information is disclosed inside of the text note called Help Restore Your Files.txt, which is created as soon as the encryption of files is done. Delta Plus appends the .delta extension to all affected files. For instance, a file like
1.pdfwill change to
1.pdf.deltaand lose its original icon. After these changes, users will no longer be able to access their files until they pay the required ransom.
Discovered by Tomas Meskauskas, Koxic is determined to be a ransomware infection that operates by encrypting PC-stored data. In other words, the majority of files like photos, videos, music, and documents will be blocked by the virus to prevent users from accessing them. All files encrypted also get new .KOXIC or .KOXIC_PLCAW extensions. This means encrypted files like
1.pdfwill change to
1.pdf.KOXIC_PLCAW. The same pattern will be applied to residual data encrypted by ransomware. After getting things done with encryption, the virus creates a text note that explains ransom instructions. These instructions state victims should contact developers via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org e-mails with their personal ID. This ID can be found attached to the ransom note. If there is no such being visible, there is a chance some version of Koxic Ransomware that infiltrated your system is still under development and being tested.
Porn is classified as a ransomware infection that targets encryption of personal data. Files like photos, documents, music, and videos are most likely to be under the scope of encryption by Porn Ransomware. To differ encrypted files from regular ones, developers assign the .porn extension to each compromised sample. For instance, a file like
1.pdfwill change to
1.pdf.pornand reset its original icon. After this, the virus starts demanding the so-called ransom to recover your data. This information can be seen in a featured pop-up window or text note called RECUPERAR__.porn.txt. Inside of this note and pop-up window, cybercriminals display the number of files they have decrypted. To erase the assigned ciphers, Porn developers ask victims to send 1 BTC to the attached crypto address and e-mail them with the transaction ID afterwards. Unfortunately, not many victims can afford to pay the price of 1 BTC (42,000 USD).
SmartDivision is categorized as advertising software that promotes unreliable ads, banners, coupons, and pop-ups in many popular browsers including Safari on Mac. Users also observed it installs changes similar to browser hijackers. These changes may include the replacement of the default search engine and homepage with new, yet unreliable alternatives. A combination of both adware and browser hijackers set on your system can diminish and endanger your browsing experience. SmartDivision is likely to run data surveillance (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, credentials, etc.) and sell it to third-party figures for profit. If you see SmartDivision appear around the list of installed applications, it should definitely be removed from your PC. There is also a chance such software installed a browser extension to affect the above-mentioned changes, so it should be deleted as well. Luckily, you do not have to do this on your own as we have prepared the full guide to instruct you through the entire process, step-by-step.
Better-search.net stands for the browser hijacker infection that promotes its fake search engine. The new, yet unreliable engine sets over the default browser settings to generate ostensibly better and unique results. However, instead of providing a genuinely solid experience, Better.search.net simply uses legitimate Bing by Microsoft to show its search results. This is a popular technique employed by many hijackers to save money and their own development and generate incoming traffic of visits easier. At the start page, users may also be seeing some ads that sometimes claim your computer has to be scanned for malware with some tools. This is no doubt a scam meant to deliver other infections as well. One more thing to be aware of is the tracking of data. Cybercriminals behind browser hijackers have visual access to everything you do around the web. This, therefore, may allow them to gather your personal data like passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, and more that has some value for frauds. Due to this and other security threats, Better-search.net is recommended to be removed from your computer as soon as possible. We will help you do this completely in the article below.
ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED has been quite a popular error preventing users from getting an adequate browsing experience in Google Chrome. It usually happens when trying to open or refresh some pages. The connection fails, resulting in the error page you can see on the screenshot below. There, users can read "There is no Internet connection" or "Unable to connect to the Internet" along with some basic fixes. Unfortunately, they are most often insufficient for solving the issue. This is why there is a broader list of solutions that can resolve this issue. In the majority of cases, such errors have something to say with broken settings or incompatibility prompted by some application. It is hard to determine the reason on the spot until you perform various methods. Below, we have deconstructed all potential solutions in detail to help you get rid of this issue.