A new Xorist virus sample has been detected using the .PrOtOnIs extension. We have detected that it is based on the source code used by previous iterations. Our in-depth removal article shows how the threat operates and how the victims can delete active infections and restore their computers.
Xorist Virus – Distribution Ways
The Xorist ransomware family is well known for spreading across a variety of different methods. The recently collected Xorist virus samples indicate that computer criminals continue to develop new threats that utilize the same underlying engine.
A common tactic used to spread the virus samples is the creation of phishing email campaigns. They mandate the coordination of messages that contain design elements and layouts that are hijacked from popular services and sites that most Internet users might use. Usually the Xorist virus samples are either directly attached or linked somewhere in the body contents.
The built-in links can lead to hacker-created sites that might look like legitimate vendors or download portals. In most cases it may be difficult to differentiate between the (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/remove-xorist-virus-restore-protonis-files/