Dangerous Ransomware Removal Guide

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If your computer has become infected with Dangerous Ransomware, then you have to remove it as fast as you can because it can encrypt your personal files. The bad news is that you cannot decrypt the files because there is no free decryption tool. Furthermore, this ransomware does not offer you to purchase a decryption program because it is still in development, so not all of its features are fully functional, but its developers released it regardless. Without a doubt, it is a dangerous computer infection that can render your files inaccessible, so you ought to get rid of it. However, it encrypts files as soon as it infects the PC so it can be too late.

Our analysis has shown that Dangerous Ransomware was set to encrypt many file types that include but are not limited to file archives, images, videos, documents, and so on. It should use either the RSA or AES encryption algorithm, but more research is required to determine this. Nevertheless, both algorithms are equally strong and decrypting them without the appropriate decryption key will end in failure.

Dangerous Ransomware should generate a public encryption and private decryption key. The decryption key should be sent to a remote server and stored until you pay the ransom. The developers might send you the key, but there are no guarantees that they will keep their word. The current build is set to drop a ransom note named “troll.txt” after the encryption process is complete, but the note is empty. Take note of the name which indicates the laidback attitude of the developers who named it like that purely for fun. Evidently, this is not the finished product. Furthermore, the analysis of its code reveals an email address hackermail@something.com which is fake, and it seems that it was entered to fill a blank space until the full version is complete. There is no telling how much money the developers might ask you to pay once the full version is out. Nevertheless, complying with the demands might not get you your files back.

Our research has revealed that there are two ways how this malware can enter your computer. We have found that Dangerous Ransomware is distributed through malicious email spam that is sent from a dedicated email server. The emails can be disguised as legitimate, and their purpose is to point you to the attached file. There are two possible ways the developers might have approached the issue of getting the ransomware on the PC. They might have zipped the main executable which you have to launch manually or, more realistically, they used a “.VBS” file that runs a malicious script that downloads DANGEROUS_RANSOMW.exe (the main executable) to one of five possible locations. We found that these locations should include %UserProfile%, %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming, %AppData%, %LocalAppData% or %Temp% and you have to check all of them if you want to delete this ransomware manually.

As you can see, Dangerous Ransomware is a program that can render your files inaccessible, and if you are unfortunate enough to get it on your PC, then you should remove it as soon as possible. In its current form, this program does offer you to purchase a decryption program, so your files can remain encrypted indefinitely. Therefore, the only thing you can do is remove it, and you can do this by using an antimalware program such as SpyHunter or our manual removal guide featured below.

How to delete Dangerous Ransomware

  1. Hold down Windows+E keys.
  2. In the File Explorer’s address box, enter the following directories and press Enter.
    • %Temp%
    • %LocalAppData%
    • %UserProfile%
    • %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming
    • %AppData%
  3. Locate DANGEROUS_RANSOMW.exe
  4. Right-click it and click Delete.
  5. Empty the Recycle Bin.
Download Remover for Dangerous Ransomware *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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