Pola Ransomware is, in fact, a subtype of notorious STOP Ransomware (DjVu Ransomware), that has been active since December, 2017. Virus uses AES-256 (CFB-mode) encryption algorithm. This new version adds .pola extension to encrypted files. STOP Ransomware belongs to family of crypto-viruses, that demand money in exchange for decryption. The good news are, that most of previous versions of Pola Ransomware could be decrypted using special tool called STOP Djvu Decryptor (download link below in the article), developed by EmsiSoft. Pola Ransomware uses exactly the same e-mails, ransom note patterns and other parameters as dozens of its predecessors: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Malware creates _readme.txt ransom note file with all the contact information and explanations. The price of decryption is set to $980 (developers claim a 50% discount if the ransom is paid within 72 hours). However, often, malefactors don't reply after receiving the payment and don't send decryptors. Files encrypted by Pola Ransomware can be decoded using specialized tools. You can utilize STOP Djvu Decryptor from EmsiSoft, free decryption utility, that is regularly updated by its developers. According to the last updates, this tool is able to decrypt .pola files for free.
Device Doctor is an unwanted program ostensibly meant to optimize your system. Such "optimizers" are initially spread as software to fix various issues and maintain your PC. The main function of Device Doctor is finding and replacing outdated drivers that downgrade the system. Although it is officially published on the internet, most experts doubt its efficiency in improving performance. Device Doctor searches for available drivers via manufacturer databases and matches the ones based on your configuration. Besides that, it also promotes the Pro version, which includes some additional features (Startup Manager, System Monitor, Cache Cleaner, Program Uninstaller). Unfortunately, these features are suspected to be unuseful, because they might fabricate issue results. Also, Device Doctor is distributed via dubious methods, which makes it an unwanted program. This is why it is necessary to run the complete removal and delete all of the possible traces left by it.
Load24.biz is a notification feature abuse, that appears as a pop-up while browsing. It is a compromised domain, that hosts phishing and deceiving landing pages. This pop-up suggests, that you have to click on the "Allow notifications" button to continue browsing, open the redirected page, solve the CAPTCHA or other delusive requirements. When inexperienced users intentionally or inadvertently click on the "Allow" button, it then forces the immediate integration of adware on your computer. Adware is used to spread malicious links and other unwanted redirects to untrustworthy pages, that are hidden under innocent-looking advertisements periodically popping upright on your desktop. The presence of this software may then result in significant data loss like credentials, geolocations, browsing history, and other information based on users' habits. It thereby can be transferred to third-parties for revenue purposes. If you see this pop-up while browsing then you should instantly go through the uninstallation steps that are mentioned in the article below.
If you wonder why your browser is getting interrupted with alerts from Pointcaptchaspot.com domain, then this is because your computer is infected with adware or other unwanted programs. Generally, Pointcaptchaspot.com has lots of clones that are meant to push users into allowing fake push notifications. Once allowed, the program will send tons of advertisements right to your desktop. At first glance, this may be innocent, however, such banners are generated by dubious websites and contain malicious redirects to adult pages, free file-hosting pages, and others that are supposed to impose infected content. Pointcaptchaspot.com covers a wide range of browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Edge. This soars up the odds of getting infected and each user has to be aware of it to prevent inadvertent infections. Moreover, Unwanted Applications that cause browser changes can collect sensitive data and transfer it to cybercriminals for revenue purposes.
Also known as WickrMe, Hello Ransomware is a dangerous virus that encrypts personal data (photos, videos, documents, etc.). Alike other infections of this sort, it also demands a fee to be paid after encryption. However, before that Hello Ransomware changes your files with the new .hello extension. No extra symbols are included, so your files will look like this
1.mp4.helloand similarly. Then, once such changes are over, the virus creates a text note (Readme!!!.txt) containing ransom instructions. Within this document, users are instructed to contact cyber criminals via attached e-mails or Wickr Me (a private messenger). Therefore, they will receive a list of steps to perform the payment and recover the compromised data. Unfortunately, although ransomware developers are usually the only figures able to decrypt your data, we do not recommend implementing the required payment. Otherwise, it may appear to be a waste of cash since there is no guarantee you will get the promised decryption. Statistically, extortionists ignore users even after completing all of the steps. Thus, it is necessary to delete Hello Ransomware from your computer to prevent further data decryption.
Wbxd Ransomware is called so, because of .wbxd extension, added to affected files, modifying original extensions of various types of sensitive data. In fact, technically it is STOP Ransomware, that uses AES encryption algorithms to encrypt user's files. This suffix is one of the hundreds of different extensions used by this malware. Does it mean you lost your valuable data? Not necessarily. There are certain methods, that allow you to recover your files fully or partially. Also, there is free decryption utility called STOP Djvu Decryptor from EmsiSoft, that is constantly updated and is able to decrypt hundreds of types of this virus. After finishing its disastrous activity Wbxd Ransomware creates _readme.txt file (ransom note), where it informs users about the fact of encryption, amount of ransom, and payment conditions. The authors of the virus report that the victim’s files are encrypted and the only way to decrypt them is to buy a key and a decryptor, that is, to pay a ransom. Attackers demand $980, if the victim agrees to pay the ransom within 72 hours, then the ransom is reduced to $490. Criminals offer to decrypt one file for free and thus confirm that it is possible that the victim can return all his files. Of course, successful decryption of one file does not guarantee that after the ransom is paid in full, the victim will receive a key and a decryptor. We strongly recommend removing the STOP virus, using special anti-malware programs. Before proceeding with this, you need to know that when you start deleting a virus and attempting to independently recover files, you block the ability to decrypt files by paying the authors of the virus the amount they requested.