Instalador Ransomware is a basic ransomware-type infection coded in .NET, as research conducted by specialists working at 411-spyware.com has shown. Even though it is not one of those sophisticated malicious applications, it is still considered a harmful infection because it locks users’ files immediately after it infiltrates their computers. It seems that the infection rate of this threat is still low, meaning that it is not a prevalent infection yet; however, we cannot promise that it will not become one of the popular threats soon, so you should be cautious 24/7. If you are reading this article because you have already encountered this crypto-threat, eliminate it from your system right away so that it could not encrypt more files on your computer. It will try to convince you that you can unlock all those locked files by simply sending the amount of money indicated on the opened window to its author, but you should not do that by any means even if some extremely important files have been encrypted because you might still not be able to unlock them after making a payment. If you have already sent money to crooks and received decryption software from them, you still need to delete Instalador Ransomware from your system. No, it has not deleted itself from your computer. It is quite a simple threat that does not drop many files and does not create any new entries in the system registry, so you should be able to get rid of it manually with little help from us.
Even though Instalador Ransomware is not one of the prevalent infections, specialists suspect that it is spread via spam emails like the majority of ransomware infections. Once users open the malicious attachment, this infection goes to encrypt files on their computers right away. When the encryption starts, it displays a window with a progress bar which is soon changed to the ransom note screen – it can be closed by clicking X in the top-right corner. If users close it, they also notice that the majority of their personal files, including documents, videos, pictures, and text files have the .qwerty extension appended and can no longer be accessed. Unfortunately, the presence of this extension at the end of the file means that it has been locked by the ransomware infection. Specialists say that Instalador Ransomware uses a strong encryption algorithm AES, so it might be impossible to unlock affected files without the decryptor. Cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection should have the key that can unlock your data, but you should not purchase it from them even if you do not find it very expensive (it costs 0.05 Bitcoin). Sending money to crooks is never a good idea because they might send you nothing in exchange for the money paid. We are sure you do not want to lose your money too, so we suggest that you better restore your files from a backup after getting rid of Instalador Ransomware.
As mentioned at the beginning of the previous paragraph, it is very likely that Instalador Ransomware is mainly spread via spam emails as an attachment; however, other tactics might be employed to promote it too. For example, it might pretend to be beneficial software, e.g. a crack, so you should not download software from dubious websites. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to prevent undesirable software from entering the system, so you should have a reputable security application installed on your computer too. If you overlook malware, it will not let it enter your system.
You cannot unlock your .ppt, .odt, .ibank, .wmo, .itm, .cer, .xlsm, .docx, .doc, .odm, .odt, .rtf, and other encrypted files by removing Instalador Ransomware from the system, but you should not leave any components of this infection on your computer because you might click on the malicious file and launch this threat again accidentally. If you do not have much knowledge about malware removal and do not consider yourself one of those experienced users, you should use an automated scanner to clean your system or, at least, follow instructions prepared by our experienced specialists working in the cybersecurity department step by step (find them below this report). Without a doubt, it is easier to remove all kinds of threats automatically, but you first need to acquire a powerful scanner to be able to perform a system scan.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||Instalador Ransomware.exe||33280 bytes||MD5: dc4c2932b4efa11cb2ce3e4761b1f8a1|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|
|1||Instalador Ransomware.exe||Instalador Ransomware.exe||33280 bytes|