NG Player is a media player developed for Mac which delivers a more elegant and versatile interface for playing videos of multiple formats. Basically, there are lots of similar apps that replace native media players with more advanced features. Unfortunately, most of them are designed for evil purposes concealed under the veil of usefulness. NG Player is not an exception either and was categorized as an adware-type program that puts your data under risk and spreads suspicious ads across the browser. Such applications often infiltrate users without permission alongside other downloads. Once installed, they are allowed to record sensitive data like passwords, geolocations, IP-addresses, and other vital data that is therefore transferred to cybercriminals for monetary purposes. Another trait of adware is imposing deceptive banners and coupons that fool you into clicking on them. These redirects can be dangerous since they can stealthily install malware and leave the data exposed for cybercriminals.
Velar is a type of malware classified as ransomware. Ransomware is a category of malicious software that operates by encrypting data and extorting money from users via ransom techniques. During the encryption process, all files are getting configured and obtain new extensions. For example, the non-infected file called 1.mp4 will be renamed to 1.mp4.Velar and reset its default icon. Thereafter, users are presented with a text file displaying the ransom information. The ransom note is called readme.txt. It claims that your system was infected by ransomware that ciphered a large number of files by using a hybrid encryption scheme. In order to restore the blocked data, extortionists ask you to contact them via one of the e-mails and attach your personal ID that is listed in the note. Unfortunately, the only option to access your files is buying a decryption key held by cybercriminals because none of the third-parties software is able to decrypt the infected data. However, it is not recommended to follow the instructions of frauds and paying a ransom because most people get fooled and the problem remains unsolved as a result.
If you are no longer able to access your files, then this is because ransomware infected your system. SD (Unlock11) Ransomware is not an exception since it ciphers users' data with RSA + Salsa20 algorithm and adds brand new .[firstname.lastname@example.org].enc extension to each file. As an example, standard 1.mp4 will be renamed to 1.mp4.[email@example.com].enc after the encryption process is done. It is necessary to point out that .enc extension is more generic and has been exploited by several types of ransomware including MOTD, TrueCrypter, and Cryptohasyou. After successful encryption, the program automatically opens a ransom note ReadMeToDecrypte.txt, which contains the details on how to decrypt your data. Some versions of SD replace desktop wallpaper for displaying the ransom information. In both cases, to unlock the affected files, users should reach out to cybercriminals via firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also allowed to attach 3 files (less than 5MB) so that swindlers could prove they can be trusted. After sending a message, you will be presumably required to pay a specific sum to unlock your data. Furthermore, they will give you recommendations on how to protect yourself from further attacks. Unfortunately, there is no other option at this moment to decrypt files configured by SD Ransomware without paying the ransom and getting the private keys.
BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors might be the chief problem that has been targetting most Windows users. This time around, we are facing VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE error that pops up due to the system crash. The problem is displayed on a Blue Screen saying that your PC encountered a problem and soon to be rebooted for automatic repair. "VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE" is typically caused by display driver malfunction. However, sometimes it can be related to other problems like file corruption, disk failures, and malware infiltrations. Unfortunately, it is impossible to eradicate all errors, so you have to keep an ear to the ground for further engagements. In this article, we will provide necessary information on how to get rid of this glitch and get back to normal usage.
Search.chunckapp.com or Feed.chunckapp.com is another browser hijacker that ostensibly improves browsing by adding a new search engine. Such changes are usually supported by unwanted applications that can be installed via infected repacks and other shady downloads. After successful installation, the program will change browser settings and assign a new search.chunckapp.com search engine, alter the default homepage and add other "useful" features. The most dangerous about browser hijackers is that they are designed to gather browser-related information such as passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, history, and other data that cybercriminals tend to misuse. Thereafter, bank accounts/e-wallets can be hacked for revenue purposes. Besides that, settings manipulations can diminish your browsing by displaying malicious ads on each website you visit.
Being part of the Djvu family, STOP Ransomware is a file-encrypting virus that has been strolling around the web since 2017. In fact, developers distribute a plethora of versions that vary from each other by extensions, cybercriminals' e-mail, and other details. There are over 200 extensions that STOP Ransomware has used to attack the user's' data. In our case, STOP Ransomware appends .npsk extension to files so that they become encrypted. For instance, something like 1.mp4 will be retitled to 1.mp4.npsk and reset its default icon after infection. Sequentially, the program creates a note called _readme.txt that contains ransom information. Usually, the generated content looks very similar in all ransomware types. It only differs by insignificant details notifying users that their system has been infected and experienced data encryption with high-end algorithms like AES-256, RSA, or others. Thereafter, swindlers claim that you should spend about 980$ on purchasing a decryption key that will access your data. As a rule, the payment has to be made in cryptocurrency since it is the safest method to not get exposed and blocked by authorities.