Being part of the ByteLocker family, JanusLocker is a ransomware infection that blocks access to files stored on a system. By doing so, developers blackmail victims into paying a so-called ransom in exchange for the data. Both payment and decryption instructions are located inside of a text note, which is created after all files end up encrypted. JanusLocker assigns the .HACKED extension to each file piece. For instance,
1.pdfor any other file attacked on your PC will change to
1.pdf.HACKEDand become no longer accessible. It is written that all-important data has been encrypted using AES-256 algorithms. To erase the appended cipher, users are guided to pay for unique decryption software. The software price equals roughly 0.018 BTC, which is about 618 USD at the moment of writing this article. After users complete the money transfer through the attached crypto address, they should notify cyber criminals with their transaction ID using e-mail (TwoHearts911@protonmail.com). Soon afterward, users should get the promised decryption tools purchased from cybercriminals. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many ransomware developers fool their victims even after receiving the payment. This is why trusting JanusLocker by monetary means is quite a huge risk.
Push-news.org is classified as a malicious website that promotes tenacious ads. The website achieves its goal after users allow fake push-notifications. Such action is claimed to be necessary for bypassing Captcha or watching a video. In reality, it is simply meant to deliver a jet of potentially unwanted or even dangerous ads right on your desktop. As a rule, pages like Push-news.org are visited inadvertently after clicking on dubious banners or due to potentially unwanted applications that might be installed on your system to open such pages each time at browser startup. Potentially unwanted programs are very annoying and cunning in terms of their operation. They secretly gather users' data like passwords, IP addresses, geolocations and sell it on platforms similar to the darknet. Ads promoted by resources like Push-news.org may seem innocent and even useful, however, they usually contain malicious redirects to numerous websites aiming to spread other infections. Thus, there are many obvious reasons why you should get rid of the Push-news.org redirect from your computer. To do this, follow our free guide removal below.
BiggyLocker is a ransomware-type virus that makes most files stored on a system totally inaccessible. This process is more known as data encryption. It involves strong AES and RSA algorithms meant to assign military-grade ciphers, which make self-decryption next to impossible. Alike other malware of this type, BiggyLocker assigns the
.$big$to each encrypted piece of data. For instance, a file like
1.pdfwill be changed to
1.pdf.$big$and reset its original icon. Then, as soon as this part of encryption is done, the virus moves on to creating a text note called read_me.txt. It is dropped on a desktop and contains ransom instructions. As developers claim, it is impossible to recover the blocked files without their help. To do this, victims are requested to pay for the social decryption software held by cybercriminals themselves. The price for such is 120$ to be transferred in Bitcoin. Once victims have paid the demanded ransom via the crypto address, they should therefore contact extortionists using their e-mail address (email@example.com). After this, victims should supposedly get the promised decryption tools to regain access to their data.
Many users have reported facing the 0xc19001e2 error message while trying to update Windows. The problem seems to arise whilst installing the latest feature updates (version 1903 or 1909). It is also common to see the MOSETUP_E_PREINSTALL_SCRIPT_FAILED message related to this sort of issue. Those willing to get all new features and fixes might feel disappointed being unable to complete the installation of updates. It is hard to tease out one single reason for the appearance of such errors. Usually, errors like 0xc19001e2 end up striking your system due to corrupted settings/files, or incompatibility issues. Luckily, there are people who have managed to solve the issues using a set of effective methods. All of them are listed down below. Follow each of the steps precisely to eliminate the popping-up error.
Also known as SetupHost.exe, Modern Setup Host is an important Windows component that is responsible for the proper installation of updates. Whenever users upgrade their system, Modern Setup Host launches in the background mode to finish the update. The component can work in active mode for up to 4 hours depending on the size of installing updates. It is normal to see Modern Setup Host allocated with most resources in Task Manager whilst updating your system. Unfortunately, during its vital activity, some users experience severe drops in system performance due to excessively high resource usage. CPU, Disk, or even Memory can be overloaded to 100% resulting in freezes and system crashes eventually. This, therefore, prevents users from installing updates correctly. Sometimes it may be hard to detect the issue unless you know the most common origins of it. As a rule, the main reasons that cause SetupHost.exe to soar up in resource consumption are low hard drive capacity, the presence of malware, corruption, and incompatibility issues. To make sure the problem is solved, follow our tutorial down below.
Hhqa Ransomware is the subtype of STOP Ransomware (or DJVU Ransomware) and has all the characteristics of this family of viruses. Malware blocks access to the data on the victim's computers by encrypting it with the AES encryption algorithm. STOP Ransomware is one of the longest living ransomware. First infections were registered in December 2017. Hhqa Ransomware with such suffix is yet another generation of it and appends .hhqa extensions to encrypted files. Following the encryption, the malware creates a ransom note file: _readme.txt on the desktop and in the folders with encoded files. In this file, hackers provide information about decryption and contact details, such as e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and Telegram account: @datarestore. The good news is: there is a possibility for successful file decryption. However, several conditions should match. If the affected PC was not connected to the internet, or a malicious server, that generates keys was not accessible at the moment of infection there is a tool called STOP Djvu Decryptor, which can decrypt files, encrypted by hhqa Ransomware. We provide a download link and instructions on how to use it below in the article. There are also some alternative ways to recover your photos, documents, videos, etc. Using file-recovery software and certain default Windows system functions, such as restore points, the shadow copies, previous versions of files, can be helpful.