Category Archives: Emsisoft Lab

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [Feb, 9, 2017]

HTTPS interception: What Emsisoft customers need to know

We address recent media attention around whether antivirus software poses a threat to users’ safety because it intercepts encrypted HTTPS online traffic, and why Emsisoft customers do not need to worry.

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Emsisoft Lab [Jan, 4, 2017]

Emsisoft Releases Free Decrypter for Globe3 Ransomware

Today, Emsisoft CTO/researcher Fabian Wosar released a new version of the Emsisoft Globe Ransomware Decrypter that can recover files locked by the latest version of this threat that made its presence felt for the first time during the summer of 2016.

Emsisoft Lab [Dec, 30, 2016]

Emsisoft Releases Free Decrypter for OpenToYou Ransomware

Emsisoft researcher Fabian Wosar has created a decrypter for the newly discovered OpenToYou ransomware that will allow infected victims to recover encrypted files without needing to pay a ransom.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [Dec, 1, 2016]

NEW: Emsisoft Emergency Kit 12 – Dual-engine tools for double the cleaning

Emsisoft announces the release of Emsisoft Emergency Kit Version 12. Updated features include an improved scanning engine and an updated user interface.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Nov, 16, 2016]

When the tables turn and hackers cry for help

Once again Fabian Wosar, security researcher and head of Emsisoft Lab is the target of ransomware developers. Only this time, the hackers need his help.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [Nov, 7, 2016]

Emsisoft Mobile Security 3.0 – malware protection and more for your Android

Emsisoft announces the release of its version 3.0 edition of Emsisoft Mobile Security. Major updates include: streamlined operation without taking up processing power, improved security features and heightened detection capabilities.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Jul, 20, 2016]

Free decryption keys for CryptXXX Ransomware

BleepingComputer has long been working on helping users effected by CryptXXX Ransomware. This week, they published an article uncovering a bug on the CryptXXX ransomware’s payment server where victims are logging in and receiving their decryption key for free.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Jun, 15, 2016]

RAA, a new Ransomware variant using only JavaScript

While JavaScript ransomware is not a new threat, the Emsisoft team recently encountered a new ransomware variant known as RAA. Known to encrypt personal files it also goes one step further by dropping Pony malware, a known stealer of private data.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Mar, 8, 2016]

A Skype scam bot attempted to lure our CEO. This is what happened.

A scam-chatbot approached our CEO via Skype and revealed some interesting facts how their business works.

Emsisoft Lab [Feb, 12, 2016]

Decrypter for HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt available

Emsisoft Labs successfully breaks encryption of newest ransomware families distributed via exploit kits.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Dec, 29, 2015]

Strong indications that ransomware devs don’t like Emsisoft

A variant of the Radamant ransomware uses the domain name “emisoftsucked” and strings such as emisoft f**kedbastardsihateyou in the code. You have to see this!

Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Dec, 22, 2015]

How it’s done right: Emsisoft’s Behavior Blocker vs. 20 crypto ransomware families

Crypto ransomware turns out to be threat number 1 in 2015 again. It encrypts all your document files and forces you to pay a ransom to get them back.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Jun, 26, 2015]

Antivirus software: protecting your files at the price of your privacy

Only a few people are aware that one of the biggest threats to their privacy is actually their antivirus software. Here the Emsisoft team explore privacy conscious alternatives.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [May, 8, 2015]

Is this file safe? Re-launch of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network

Emsisoft’s public anti-malware database isthisfilesafe.com truly is one of a kind. As of today, it knows over 163 million malware threats so you don’t have to worry about getting infected with any of those bastards.

Emsisoft Lab [May, 5, 2015]

PClock turns your WordPress blog into a malware command center

The ransomware PCLock started out as a rather simplistic Cryptolocker copycat, but has since evolved significantly with many variants and more advanced encryption methods.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [Mar, 25, 2015]

Antivirus, Anti-Malware, Anti-PUP? What is Emsisoft really?

Numbers don’t lie: it seems we have literally become an “Anti-PUP” company! Almost 80% of all malware we detect is made up of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Emsisoft Lab [Apr, 4, 2014]

CryptoDefense: The story of insecure ransomware keys and self-serving bloggers

Emsisoft Labs successfully decrypted the CryptoDefense ransomware before the story was leaked to the press, helping at least 350 users recover their files.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Feb, 3, 2014]

Malware Analysis: Ransomware “Linkup” Blocks DNS and Mines Bitcoins

Emsisoft’s Malware Analysis team has been closely following a new ransomware Trojan variant identified as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Linkup.