AslaHora Ransomware, also known as Malki Ransomware, is a newly discovered ransomware that was designed to not only encrypt your files but also lock the PC and deny you the ability to use it. The odd thing about this ransomware is that this it does not provide you with the information necessary to pay a ransom and get control over your computer back. It seems that it encrypts your files for the sake of encrypting them. We do not recommend that you comply with the cyber criminals and remove this program immediately. You can close its lock screen but, unfortunately, there is no way you can decrypt your files.
While there is no information on how AslaHora Ransomware’s developers disseminate it, we speculate that they most likely have employed email spam as the primary method of distributing it. The developers may have set up an email server dedicated to sending fake emails that can be disguised as legitimate. The emails can give you the impression that the attached file is an invoice or receipt because the developers can add a fake “.pdf” extension to the name and also change the icon. However, if the last extension is “.exe,” then it is clear that that is an executable file. This ransomware does not target any specific demographic, so it is clear that it is distributed around the world. It is also possible that certain infected websites feature exploits that can download this ransomware secretly if you interact with Java or Flash-based content on that particular website. There are many other ways this program may be distributed, but these two are the most likely. Unfortunately, since there is no factual information, we will leave this topic at that and move on to how it works.
If AslaHora Ransomware were to infect your PC, then you will see a blue screen. The text on the blue screen reads “"ENTER UNLOCK CODE GIVEN BY MALKI!!! I agree to Malki that I won't run the malicious program again..." Apparently, this ransomware was set to encrypt many file types, such as documents and pictures. It adds a “.malki” extension to each encrypted file which serves to show which file has been encrypted and which was not. This ransomware also terminates the Windows Explorer process, so you would not be able to use your PC. This ransomware provides you with zero information on how to pay a ransom, assuming that is what its developers want. However, this program does not ask for money. It encrypts your files for the sake of encrypting them. You can close the lock screen by entering MALKIMALKIMALKI in the password line. However, it will not decrypt your files. Therefore, if your PC becomes infected with this ransomware, then you will be unable to decrypt your files unless the cyber security industry cracks its encryption and releases a free decryptor.
We hope that you found this short description insightful. As you can see, AslaHora Ransomware is a one of a kind ransomware because it can lock your PC and encrypt your files but not offer you a way to buy them out. It encrypts your files and does not ask for money to get them back. Therefore, the only thing you can do at this point is remove it using SpyHunter’s free scanner to detect the ransomware and delete it manually after going to the location where it has been placed.