Evasive Ransomware might be one of the malicious programs based on an open source ransomware called Hidden Tear. It ruins files on the infected computer and displays a message saying all of them can be restored if the user contacts the threat’s developers within 12 hours. If you continue reading our article, we will explain what you could expect after writing to them and why it might be not the best idea. In fact, our researchers say it could be impossible to get the files restored either way and so advise not to deal with the cyber criminals behind Evasive Ransomware. If you decide to follow our advice there is no point in keeping the malware installed; thus, we offer you our recommended deletion steps placed a bit below the text. Users who cannot decide what to do yet, could just continue reading the report and find out more details about this infection.
Specialists who tested Evasive Ransomware think it might be traveling with malicious email attachments, setup files, fake updates or other data, and so on. Consequently, you can protect the computer from such threats by being more cautious with doubtful data. As for files you have on the device, you would not lose them even if ransomware manages to sneak in if you make backup copies just in case. Users can store them on removable hard drives, flash drives, cloud storage, etc. What's more, the system could be more secure if you would have a reliable security tool as well because it could stop malicious processes when you accidentally launch harmful data.
Researchers report the malware should place an extension called .locked at the end of all encrypted files’ names, for example, ocean.jpg.locked, birthday.avi.locked, and so on. After this, Evasive Ransomware may place a new Desktop image to reveal its presence. The picture is supposed to have a message from the malicious program’s creators. Apparently, they guarantee it is possible to restore every encrypted file if the user contacts them via given email address (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). What they do not mention is that after you fulfill this request the infection’s creators might demand you to pay them for their help, so nothing is as easy as it may sound. On the contrary, the offer is very risky because you will not be able to get your money, which means you would be left to hope the hackers will decide to provide what they promised. Naturally, we advise against it and encourage you to erase Evasive Ransomware.
The instructions you can see below this paragraph might guide you through the process of eliminating the malicious program manually. However, keep it in mind we cannot guarantee they will help everyone. Therefore, even after completing all of the given steps, it would be advisable to get a reliable security tool and perform a full system scan just to see if the malware was entirely erased. During the process, you could remove other possible threats as well, so if you suspect there might be more harmful applications installed, employing an antimalware tool could be the best option.