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Do not use Ammyy Admin (Remote login) software. Ransomware Alert.

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d5aqoëp    904

Today I needed help with installing digital signature certificate and I couldn't. So I called up the support line. The guy was helpful and asked me to install this freeware Ammyy Admin which is TeamViewer alternative. So I went to the Ammyy website and downloaded the  file. Ran it and the guy remotely solved my issue. After 1/2 hr, my PC speakers were alive with voice "Your PC has been encrypted" go to this link on Tor and pay 2 bitcoins to decrypt your data. My wallpaper changed to Cerber Ransomware. All files were renamed to some gibberish alphanumerical names with cerber3 extension. Windows defender? Ohh poor fella. The damn antivirus didn't even know what was going on. Full system scan after encryption revealed nothing.

 

I did a clean 3 pass format and reinstalled Windows again. My backup was of yesterday's so I did not lose any data. So big <snipped> to those ransomware makers. Let them rot in hell while I move on with my life. Only 2 hrs lost but I still can smile.

 

Now the real part. I did a little google search on this Ammyy Admin website and apparently they get hacked every month or so when they randomly start packaging this Cerber ransomware in their executable. Which makes me think that  they are hand in gloves with the ransomware coders. My advice to fellow Neowinians: Do not use Ammyy Admin for remote access needs. There are several other alternatives.

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+warwagon    13,209
On 9/25/2016 at 1:34 AM, Danielx64 said:

 you know what else pisses me off? Not having prices up so you have to contact then to get a quote.

 
 
 
 
 

Yep, that REALLY PISSES ME OFF, when a site does that. It goes like this ..."###### em....*leaves site*..

 

What also pisses me off is when an eBay lister doesn't add a simple word to the description (so I can also remove it from my search), like broken or cracked. They list it in the listing at the bottom, but the entire thing feels douche! Probably hoping the person doesn't see it.

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Steven P.    14,239
On 9/21/2016 at 9:30 PM, d5aqoëp said:

I did a clean 3 pass format and reinstalled Windows again. My backup was of yesterday's so I did not lose any data. So big <snipped> to those ransomware makers. Let them rot in hell while I move on with my life. Only 2 hrs lost but I still can smile.

What do you use to backup, do you do snapshot images?

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aphanic    8
44 minutes ago, Steven P. said:

What do you use to backup, do you do snapshot images?

Hey Steven, you didn't notice I guess (neither did I at first), but the thread is from late 2016... *sigh*

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+BudMan    3,551

Yeah some 1 post wonder spammer dug up this thread to promote their "alternative" <rolleyes>.. reported..

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d5aqoëp    904

Just a quick update since this 2 yr thread was resurrected. The same support company has moved to Teamviewer and they don’t use AmyyAdmin anymore. Guess they too must have got the ransomware. 

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Steven P.    14,239
38 minutes ago, d5aqoëp said:

Just a quick update since this 2 yr thread was resurrected. The same support company has moved to Teamviewer and they don’t use AmyyAdmin anymore. Guess they too must have got the ransomware. 

Hello :) What do you use to backup?

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d5aqoëp    904
On 11/5/2019 at 12:21 AM, Steven P. said:

Hello :) What do you use to backup?

I don't use any software. I perform manual backups every month. Just 100 GB of data. Not much.

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