Kruu Ransomware is a devastating crypto-virus (variation of STOP Ransomware), that uses the AES-256 asymmetrical encryption algorithm to restrict user access to their files without the key. Malware appends .kruu extensions to files make them unreadable and extort ransom for decryption. Unfortunately, due to technical modifications in the newest version file recovery is impossible without backups. However, there are certain standard Windows features and tools, that may help you restore at least some files. File-recovery software may also be useful in this case. In the text box below, there is text message from _readme.txt file, called "ransom note". In this file, malefactors disclose contact information, the price of the decryption, and ways to pay the ransom. Even if you can afford the price of the decryption, there is no purpose to pay the ransom. Hackers rarely respond to victims and there is no method to track the payment as they use cryptocurrency, TOR-network websites and e-mails, and anonymous electronic wallets. There is a tool called STOP Djvu Decryptor, that was able to retrieve the key for older versions of STOP Ransomware. But according to its developers, it is practically useless against .kruu files.
D3adCrypt encrypts system-stored data (with the .d3ad extension) and demands victims to pay a monetary ransom for its return. For instance, a file like
1.pdf.d3adresetting its original icon as well. There is also a ransom note being created (d3ad_Help.txt) explaining to victims how they can return access to files. It is said victims should write an e-mail with their personal ID to the provided email@example.com address. In case nobody responds, there is an extra e-mail victim should contact as well (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cybercriminals conclude the ransom message with warnings against renaming files, decrypting files on your own, or trying to involve the help of third-party entities. Note that the price for decryption is kept secret until victims establish further communication with cybercriminals. It is also possible for the price to vary depending on how much informational damage victims suffered during encryption. Usually, cyber experts do not recommend paying the ransom - extensive researches show that many extortionists fool their victims and do not provide them with promised decryption tools. Alas, there are no feasible ways to decrypt your data at the moment of writing this article. It may become possible in the future, but no one can say when. You can try some trusted and globally-used tools from our guide below, but there is no guarantee they will be able to actually help. For now, the best way you can avoid paying the ransom and recover your data at the same time - is via backup copies.
STOP Ransomware is a plague of 2017-2022, tenacious virus based on encryption technology, Nqhd Ransomware is a recent version of it. Ransomware uses the AES encryption algorithm to encode important files and extorts a ransom in BitCoins for decryption. This malware aims at western countries mostly, but there've been thousands of infections detected in other parts of the world. Nqhd Ransomware uses the same patterns but adds different extensions to modify the files. The version that we observe today appends .nqhd extension. The crypto-virus affects the user's valuable data: photos, videos, documents, it takes hostage potentially important files. At the same time, it keeps Windows system files intact. All recent versions used ransom note file called _readme.txt, and this variation is not an exception. All samples belong to the same authors, as they use same contact details: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Malefactors demand $980 for the decryption tool. They mockingly offer a 50% discount if users pay fast. There is no reason to trust the developers of computer viruses. In the entire history of the activity of Nqhd Ransomware, there were no cases, when they sent the decryption tool to the people who paid. On the contrary, there are chances to return the files using instructions and tools featured in this article. For example, computer security enthusiasts developed STOP Djvu Decryptor, that can help in 5-10% of cases.
Discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, Spark is a ransomware virus designed to keep files at lock and blackmail victims into paying money to return them. This is done through the so-called encryption process when infections of such use strong military-grade algorithms to generate ciphers. As a result, data becomes no longer accessible to users. People attacked by Spark Ransomware will see their files change to something like this
1.pdf.Sparkand reset their icons. After rendering all targetted files restricted, the virus displays a pop-up window containing ransom instructions. Cybercriminals say decryption is impossible without a special private key. This is why victims are guided to purchase the key by contacting developers via their e-mail address (email@example.com). Swindlers also warn against doing modifications to files shutting down the PC, which may result in permanent data loss and system damage as well. There is a timer, within which, victims should contact developers and pay for decryption. However, extortionists do not specify what will happen after the time expires. Based on other ransomware analyses, many frauds threaten the collected data to be permanently deleted or leaked to dark web resources, though, it does not prove this is the case with Spart Ransowmare as well. It is unfortunate to acknowledge, but you are less likely to find a 100% working decryption tool for .Spark files.
Blandcaptcha.top is a deceptive website making bad use of the push-notification feature to promote spam content. On the initial basis, push-notifications are a legitimate feature available in many popular browsers allowing legitimate resources to notify you about new updates right on a desktop in the bottom right corner. Unfortunately, fraudulent marketers exploit this feature to trick inexperienced users into subscribing to unwanted and spammy advertisements. Blandcaptcha.top may ask its visitors to click on the "Allow" button under the pretense of verifying that you are not a robot, watching a video, downloading your file, or something similar. As mentioned, doing what such websites say will lead to unstoppable streams of unwanted banners right on your desktop. The displayed content may supply users with threats about fake system infections, advertise unwanted software, adult websites, and fake lottery winnings. This deceptive marketing technique may target both Mac and Windows users. We thus recommend you follow our guide below if you are victims of Blandcaptcha.top. Instructions underneath will also be suitable for other websites of such in case a similar incident occurs in the future.
New wave of STOP Ransomware infection continues with Xcvf Ransomware, that appends .xcvf extensions. Those extensions are added to encrypted files in the middle of May 2022. This tricky virus uses the AES encryption algorithm to encode users' important information. As a rule, Xcvf Ransomware attacks photos, videos, and documents - data, that people value. The malware developers extort ransom and promise to provide a decryption key in return. In the ransom note, we can see, that malefactors demand $980 (the amount can be reduced if paid within the first 72 hours). Hackers offer victims to contact them via new e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. In most cases algorithms of Xcvf 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, Xcvf Ransomware generates an offline key, that can be retrieved by a special decryption tool - STOP Djvu Decryptor. Below we provide you with download links and instructions to use this utility. There are standard Windows system functions, such as restore points, shadow copies, and previous versions of files, that can be useful, although, malicious algorithms often prevent such opportunities.