Locky Virus – Removal Instructions

Locky is a new virus that has been making the rounds recently. While the exact way it spreads seems to vary from user to user, most people tend to catch the virus through an email, typically sent from family or friends. Locky is usually displayed as an email labeled with "INVOICE" or "PDF" in the subject line. Often times, but not always, it also includes a .pdf or .doc attachment within a .zip file. If the file is downloaded, and sometimes even if it's not, Locky infects the user's computer. If Continue Reading

Alpha Crypt Virus – Removal Instructions

Alpha Crypt is a malicious virus known as "ransomware" designed specifically to force you to pay a ransom to access the files on your computer. This action is similar to paying a ransom in a kidnapping situation. Alpha Crypt infects a computer system by sneaking in through holes in your computer security that you don't realize exist. Typically, these easy access points exist because users don't regularly update their anti-virus or anti-spyware programs that are designed to stop viruses from Continue Reading

Crypt0L0cker Virus – Removal Instructions

Crypt0L0cker is a recently discovered ransomware virus. Crypt0L0cker is the same as the other ransomware viruses that infect data by scanning. After the scan, it will show ransom note that says you need to buy the decryption or "unlock" key in order to retrieve the files. The price per purchase is .20 bitcoin or about $100 USD. So far, Crypt0L0cker is one of the cheapest ransomware that has been discovered after a long time. However, Crypt0L0cker does start low, but the price increases every Continue Reading

AntiVirus Pro 2015 Virus – Removal Instructions

AntiVirus Pro 2015 is a rogue anti-spyware pretending to be a legitimate antivirus application coming from the Rogue.WinPCDefender family of computer viruses. They come in different names but their scheme in tricking unsuspecting computer users to buying fake antivirus products is the same. AntiVirus Pro 2015 is considered a scareware because it shows false scan results and security notification.  It prohibits you to access authentic Windows programs. AntiVirus Pro 2015 is circulated through Continue Reading

Threat Finder Virus – Removal Instructions

Threat Finder is a brand new variant of ransomware that began making its way onto victim computers in early 2015. Currently, Threat Finder only appears to affect users in Europe. When a computer is infected with this virus, a text file is displayed to the user that warns of data encryption. The text file describes that the only way to retrieve the data that has been encrypted on the machine is to purchase a program from the virus author. This supposed program contains the decryption key needed Continue Reading

VaultCrypt Virus – Removal Instructions

VaultCrypt is a relatively new type of ransomware that functions similarly to many other viruses from the same family. VaultCrypt’s purpose is quite simple in nature: it encrypts your files and renders your PC useless. If you want your computer to return to normal, you must pay a hefty sum for decryption software. VaultCrypt and programs similar to it are not a new concept; ransomware has been around for some time. This is mainly because it has been shown to be successful in extorting money out Continue Reading

CryptoFortress Virus – Removal Instructions

CryptoFortress is a dangerous ransomware trojan that can affect any computers running the Windows operating system. CryptoFortress is often spread through infected websites, and a message claiming that your files will be encrypted shows up. Once the ransomware is downloaded onto your computer, the application will affect your computer files and start whenever you log into windows. CryptoFortress will scan the files on your computer and encrypt them so that they cannot be accessed or used. The Continue Reading

TeslaCrypt Virus – Removal Instructions

TeslaCrypt is the new and improved version of previous TeslaCrypt programs that had disappeared for a few months. Not much has changed in the user interface that is exhibiting the same behaviors and notification files. TeslaCrypt attempts to blackmail victims for either very important files or the entire hard drive. The virus is actually file-encrypting ransomware that has now extended its usage of anonymous peer-to-peer networks. This extension has created a new peer-to-peer network that allows Continue Reading

Malware Defender 2015 Virus – Removal Instructions

Malware Defender 2015 is another creation of Rogue.FakeVimes, the creator of Windows Security Master and Windows Defence Unit. Malware Defender 2015 is a downloadable computer software that disguises itself as an antivirus when it fact, it isn’t. Malware Defender 2015 leads people to believe that it is actually capable of removing computer viruses and infections. The capability of Malware Defender 2015 is not in question, but the real nature of the program. This particular program can be lined Continue Reading

Antivirus Defender 2015 Virus – Removal Instructions

Antivirus Defender 2015, Also called System Defender is one of the rouge anti-virus programs that trick computer users into buying it by displaying alarming virus notifications.  Antivirus Defender 2015 as the name connotes, advises the user of the impending threat brought about by virus infections that have supposedly managed their way into the computer system. However, the only advice it gives is to buy the full or licensed version of itself to remove the infections.  Computer users should Continue Reading