Kryptonite RBY Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that requires users to pay money if they want to retrieve their encrypted files. It is virtually impossible to decrypt the files unless you have the original decrypt key, but that does not mean you should pay anything to these criminals. Your job right now is to remove Kryptonite RBY Ransomware from your computer and then look for potential ways to restore your files. The chances are that it is possible to achieve it as long as you check all the potential places where you could have saved copies of your files before.
There might be many ways for Kryptonite RBY Ransomware to enter your computer. Security experts who researched this program say that it spreads in the usual ways: through unsafe Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection or spam email messages. If the program is installed on your computer through a corrupted RDP connection, it means that the infection gets distributed manually by hackers who get a hold of your corrupted connection. On the other hand, if Kryptonite RBY Ransomware arrives via spam messages, it means that you have downloaded and launched the infection yourself.
The problem with spam emails that distribute ransomware is that they often look like genuine notifications from online shops and other legal institutions. And the attached files that carry the infection also look like MS Document files, PDF, or any other legitimate file that you may feel inclined to open. However, once you do that, Kryptonite RBY Ransomware infects your system and starts encrypting your files.
The creepy thing about this infection is that it performs the encryption in the background and it does not notify you about it. So you get taken by surprise when suddenly you cannot open your files, and you see the ransom note on your screen. Once the encryption is complete, all the affected files will have the .locked extension added to their filenames. You will no longer be able to open them, obviously, because the system cannot read the scrambled byte information within the file. Also, Kryptonite RBY Ransomware displays a note on your desktop that says the following:
All the files on your disk were encrypted
The message also has a part in Russian that says “Attention! There is a flag hidden in this photo.”
This notification is very frustrating because that is the only type of information this program provides us with. There are no further ransom notes that would inform users about methods that would allow them to restore their files. So it might seem that the infection is a cruel joke these cyber criminals want to play on you.
However, you can still delete this infection and then restore your files if you have an external system backup. For instance, maybe you regularly back up your files on an external hard drive. Maybe you save your newest documents on cloud storage. Or maybe you have a lot of your important files saved in your email outbox or your mobile device. Whichever it might be, there should definitely be a way to find healthy copies of your files.
If not, please address a professional technician who might help you get your files back. Perhaps Kryptonite RBY Ransomware did not delete the Shadow Volume copies. And if so, the chances of getting your files are pretty high. Before you transfer the healthy copies back into your hard disk, though, you should remember to terminate the infection. Invest in a powerful antispyware tool if necessary.