The malicious firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware is a new variant of the well-known infection, Globeimposter Ransomware. The different versions of this malware are named after the unique extensions that are associated with them, or the email addresses that cyber criminals push victims to email for more information. The version discussed in this report, of course, is named after an email address. This email address is represented via the ransom note which is introduced to victims as soon as their personal files are encrypted. Unfortunately, even if you delete email@example.com Ransomware, your files will remain encrypted, which is why it is likely that some will choose to contact the malicious attackers behind this threat. Our research team does not recommend that because you would achieve nothing by communicating with attackers. In fact, you could get into more trouble as your email address could be recorded and used to flood you with spam emails in the future. If you continue reading, you will learn more about the infection, the ransom demands, and, of course, the malware removal process.
If your email address falls into the hands of cyber criminals, they could use it to expose you to spam emails and malware installers. While it is not known how exactly firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware spreads, it is believed that this infection could be introduced to unsuspecting Windows users along with a misleading email. The infection’s installer could be represented as a document file, and he message supporting it could be used to trick you into opening this file. If the launcher of the ransomware is executed, it immediately corrupts files by changing their data using a unique encryption key. A decryption key should be created along with the encryption key, but, of course, only the creator has access to it. This key might be the bait that email@example.com Ransomware cyber criminals use to make you pay a ransom. The ransom is introduced via a file named “how_to_back_files.html,” and you are likely to find this file everywhere on your operating system. Note that this file is safe, and so you can open it without any hesitation. The story is different when it comes to trusting the information presented.
If you believe the ransom note represented by firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware, you will think that you need to email email@example.com – or the alternative address, firstname.lastname@example.org – to get a decryption key. Of course, first, you would need to pay a ransom to get it. Can you trust cyber criminals to provide you with a key or a tool after you pay the ransom? Of course, you cannot because cyber criminals are NOT trustworthy, and they are ready to say whatever they want just to get you to pay the ransom. So, what would happen if you paid the ransom? You would lose your money, and then you would realize that your files are still encrypted. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that you can restore the files that were corrupted by this malware. The files with the “.dream” extension cannot even be recovered by third-party decryption tools. Basically, if your files are encrypted, they are lost. Of course, if backup copies exist, you still have access to those, but you should check your backups using a malware-free operating system or after you remove email@example.com Ransomware.
Can you remove firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware from the Windows operating system manually? That depends on whether or not you can uncover the launcher .exe and the entries in the Windows Registry. If you delete the wrong components, you could create more problems, and so if you are not sure about what you are eliminating, install anti-malware software instead. It will simultaneously remove the ransomware and other threats, and it will strengthen overall Windows protection to make sure that you do not encounter malicious threats again. If by some miracle your files are decrypted after you pay the ransom – which is unlikely to happen – you still need to delete email@example.com Ransomware. If you have any questions about the process, you can use the comments section to communicate with us. We are here to help, and so you should not hesitate to ask for it.