Embrace Ransomware is a new version of Everbe Ransomware. We can assure you that it is as dangerous as its predecessor. Even though it is quite a simple infection, i.e. it does not drop a bunch of different components on affected computers, and you will not find any new registry keys belonging to it in the system registry, it will encrypt a number of files on your computer. In other words, you could no longer access any of them after its entrance. There is one main reason ransomware infections are set to lock files on victims’ computers – they all want users’ money. Do not give malicious software developers what they want, i.e. your money because they will never stop developing and releasing new harmful software. Also, you cannot be so sure that everything will get back to normal after you make a payment. Our specialists know many cases when cyber criminals do not give the promised decryption tool. If they decide not to give it to you too, there is nothing you could do to make them send it to you. Your money will not be returned as well. As you can see, it is an awful idea to act as ransomware instructs.
Ransomware infections are developed by crooks to obtain money from users. As a consequence, some of them lock users’ screens and then demand money, i.e. act as screenlockers while others target users’ personal files. Embrace Ransomware belongs to the latter group of ransomware infections. If this infection ever successfully infiltrates your computer, almost all your personal files, including your documents, music, and pictures will be completely locked. As a consequence, you could not open any of them. All these encrypted files are marked with the .[email@example.com].embrace filename extension, so it does not take long for users to find out that Embrace Ransomware is the one malicious application that has slithered onto their computers and locked their data. You will find a ransom note (!=How_recovery_files=!.txt) on your system too – it will be dropped to all affected directories by the ransomware infection once it finishes encrypting files. It contains only several sentences for users. First, they are told that they need to write an email with a unique ID in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org if they want to restore their files. Second, users are told that they should not waste their time trying to find an alternative data recovery method. Third, they are informed that the decryption price will increase every 7 days. Even though users are not told how much money they will have to pay, there is no doubt that Embrace Ransomware only wants their money. As mentioned at the beginning, you might not get anything from cyber criminals, but, of course, it is up to you whether or not to take the risk and pay the ransom. It does not mean that you cannot recover your files if you do not purchase the decryptor. You can still restore your files from a backup.
In most cases, ransomware infections slither onto users’ computers illegally, but it would be a lie if we told you that users do not contribute to the malware entrance in any way. They might allow malicious software to enter their computers by simply opening a malicious email attachment once. Actually, it is quite a common way to spread malware, including ransomware infections, so be more cautious. According to specialists working at 411-spyware.com, malicious applications often slither onto users’ computers via unsecured RDPs too, so if you use one too, you should make sure that its credentials are strong in order not to end up with malware. Finally, it would be a really smart move to install a security application.
You will delete the ransomware infection from your PC by deleting all suspicious recently downloaded files, but, unfortunately, we cannot promise that you could unlock your personal files. Crypto-malware uses strong encryption algorithms to lock data, so there is a huge possibility that you will get your files back only by restoring them from a backup. Data recovery should be performed only after the ransomware infection is deleted fully because, otherwise, personal files might be locked again.