Phobos Ransomware is a virus, that encrypts user files using AES encryption algorithm and demands ~$3000 for decryption. Ransomware adds .phobos, .mamba, .phoenix, .actin, .actor, .blend, .adage .acton, .com, .adame, .acute, .karlos or .Frendi extensions to encoded files and makes them inaccessible. In order to confuse users and researchers Phobos Ransomware uses file-modification patterns and ransom notes similar to very wide-spread Dharma Ransomware. Especially after design change in January 2019, when they started to look like identically. However, there are certain differences in file-markers and appearance. After contacting the developers via one of the provided e-mails, they demand $3000 in BitCoins for decryption to be paid in 6 hours. Otherwise, the cost of decryption will increase up to $5000. At the moment automated decryptors for Phobos Ransomware do not exist. There is no proof, that malefactors send decryptors to the victims, that is why we do not recommend paying the ransom. Instead, try using instructions on this page to recover encrypted files. File-recovery software can restore some files from your hard-drive.
STOP Ransomware (DJVU Ransomware) is extremely harmful and one of the most active encryption viruses. More than half of ransomware submissions to ID-Ransomware (ransomware identification service) are made by victims of STOP Ransomware. Although it has been in circulation for a couple of years, the number of infections caused by the STOP Ransomware continues to increase. It may be somewhat ironic, but most of the victims (at the moment) are users of pirated software. The version of the virus, that is under consideration today, adds .nesa, .domn or .karl extensions to files. The malicious program also creates a text file (called _readme.txt) in each infected folder, which explains to the user that his computer is infected and he will not be able to access his data until he pays a ransom of $980. Tampering with encrypted files can cause permanent damage, and the chances of guessing the correct decryption key are virtually zero. Alternatively, of course, you can pay the ransom. But keep in mind that you are dealing with criminals who can still increase the size of the ransom. Or just steal your money without giving you the decryption key. Besides, funding the hackers is encouraging them to create new versions and variations of the virus. There is a tool called STOPDecrypter, that was able to retrieve the key for older versions of STOP Ransomware. However, currently, it is unable to decrypt .nesa, .domn or .karl files. There is a possibility, that STOPDecrypter will be updated and we provide download links and instructions on how to use the tool below.
STOP Ransomware is devastating crypto-virus, that uses AES-256 asymmetrical encryption algorithm to restrict user access to their files without the key. Malware appends .meds, .kvag, .moka or .peta extensions to files, makes them unreadable and extorts 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". 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 STOPDecrypter, that was able to retrieve the key for older versions of STOP Ransomware. But according to its developers, it is practically useless against .meds, .kvag, .moka or .peta files.
Segurazo Antivirus or just Segurazo is rogue security application for Windows, that may show false results in order to mislead users and make them buy licence. It firstly appeared in summer of 2019, and was spread via software keygens, game mods and torrent downloads. The program has generated a surge in complaints and messages from users on various computer forums. Among main issues of Segurazo are: problems with uninstalling the application, false scan results, aggressive alert system. Segurazo installs and runs several Windows services, that can't be stopped even with administrator account. It also uses countdown, that won't allow you to click "Yes" and confirm removal during 60 seconds. Finally, fake antivirus requires PC restart to remove its residual data. On our test virtual machine along with viruses Segurazo detected some false positives. Keeping in mind all these facts, we can make the conclusion, that Segurazo is oviously potentially unwanted program (PUP).