A new ransomware infection might be preparing for an attack, and it is called Cryptodark Ransomware. This infection was not fully developed or launched at the time of research, and if anything changes and develops, we will inform you about it soon. Right now, however, this threat appears to be in development still. While the infection has the potential to lock the screen of the infected operating system and introduce the victim to aggressive ransom demands, it still cannot encrypt files or even spread. Although there is a possibility that this infection will never see the light of day, so to speak, there is also a possibility that it will start spreading at any point. Has it infected your PC and encrypted your files already? If that is the situation, you have to think about the decryption of your files, as well as how to delete Cryptodark Ransomware. If you are reading this report only to familiarize with this infection, what you need to think about is the protection of your personal files and your operating system. We cover both situations in this report, and whether you want to learn about the infection or its removal, you will find useful information.
If you do not want to attract malicious ransomware, you have to become more cautious. Just like Fenrir Ransomware, Azer Ransomware, and other recent infections, Cryptodark Ransomware uses security backdoors to slither in. For example, the launcher of this infection could be attached to a spam email. The launcher would not be executed if you opened the email, but it would if you opened the file. The launcher could also hide in software bundles, or it could be introduced to you via misleading pop-ups and offers. It is also possible that third-party malware could install the infection onto your computer without your knowledge, but, in most cases, it looks like users execute the launchers themselves. Besides being cautious, you should also utilize reliable anti-malware software because it is best and identifying and then quarantining and removing malicious files. If the launcher of Cryptodark Ransomware is caught in time, it cannot initiate the encryption of your personal files. It is unknown which encryption method this malware would use, but it was found that once the files are encrypted, the infection can change the Desktop background and even lock the screen to make it impossible for you to check if files were encrypted. Of course, if this infection slithers in, we strongly recommend checking that first.
The initial ransom demands should be represented using a file called CRYPTODARKBACKGROUND.BMP. This file should replace the Desktop wallpaper and inform you that you need a decryptor that costs 300 USD. The image also represents a link that, at the time of research, did not work. Needless to say, you have to be extremely cautious when interacting with the software offered by Cryptodark Ransomware because you are at risk of letting in other infections. There is another ransom note, and this one is represented via a window entitled CryptoDark Decryptor. This ransom note includes the Bitcoin Address to which the ransom must be paid. Speaking of the payment of this ransom, our researchers do NOT recommend following the demands of cyber criminals. Why? Simply because they are unlikely to give you anything in return, in which case, you would be wasting money by paying it.
We do not know if Cryptodark Ransomware will be spread any time soon or ever, but we have to prepare you for the worst, which is that the infection slithers in and encrypts your files. If you back up your personal files before that, you will not have the dilemma whether or not to pay the ransom. We want to remind you that paying it is not a good idea, but you might be desperate, and you might choose to take the risk. Hopefully, you can avoid having this conundrum. The most important task, of course, is to remove Cryptodark Ransomware, and we have created instructions that should help you with that. Otherwise, you can trust a reliable anti-malware tool to erase this infection automatically. If anything changes, we will report it, and, in the meantime, you have to take all security measures. If you still have questions for us, note that you can use the comments section below.