If you find out that Losers Ransomware has attacked you, there is a good chance now that your files are not even encrypted. Although originally this was a severe threat that that could encrypt all your important files, it seems that its C&C (Command and Control) server is down for good. In other words, even if this ransomware program manages to sneak onto your computer, it may not be able to execute and accomplish its vicious mission without being able to connect to its server. Still, it is important that you learn more about this malicious software if you want to protect your PC from similar attacks in the future. This whole attack is about extorting money from you in return for the decryption key. However, you need to keep in mind that experience indicates that it is always risky to pay the ransom fee to cyber criminals because there is no guarantee that you will get your key. If your files have not been encrypted this time, you may believe that it is fine to leave this threat on your system, but we beg to differ. In fact, we highly recommend that you remove Losers Ransomware right away after you realize its presence.
Our research shows that this malware infection is, in fact, a new member in a relatively large family of ransomware programs, including Cry9 Ransomware, Cry36 Ransomware, and Dharma Ransomware. There are a couple of possible ways for this ransomware infection to end up on your system without your knowledge but the most likely one is via spamming campaigns. This malware program can be attached to a spam e-mail whose only purpose is to convince you to want to open this attached file. This is mainly achieved by exploiting your curiosity. It is really not that difficult to scam people when you understand the triggers that can make people want to do things.
It is possible that you have received a spam lately that was allegedly regarding an urgent-looking matter, such as an issue with your credit card details in connection with an online booking (flight or hotel) or an unpaid invoice. This spam is designed not to reveal too much about this alleged important matter but to convince you to click on the attachment to see its content. Remember that this step can be responsible for the loss of all your important personal files; and, this is why you could not delete Losers Ransomware without the awful consequence of this attack. You are only lucky this time that for the time being this ransomware does not seem to work properly due to the server issue.
You should also make sure that your browsers and drivers are up-to-date because it is quite dangerous to use outdated versions. Why? Due to the fact that the web contains certain "traps" set up by cyber criminals. These are really webpages that contain Exploit Kits, which can trigger the drop of such an infection like this one right after the page loads; you do not even need to engage with any content on this page. We recommend that you update all your programs regularly to avoid such horrific encounters with malicious programs.
Our research shows that the working version used the AES algorithm to encrypt your personal files. This encryption algorithm is built in in your Windows operating system; thus, it can work very fast indeed finishing with your files in a matter of a minute. This normally gives no time window for you to react and to cancel this vicious act. But as we have mentioned, it is quite possible that your files have not been encrypted if this ransomware appeared on your system after its server went offline. This malicious program creates a Point of Execution in your Run registry so that it can autorun the copy of the malicious executable it places in your "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\TMP" folder. This file is called "[9 random characters].exe" so you ma be able to identify it easily.
The ransom note file is called "HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html" and it is most likely to be found on your desktop. This file contains information about this attack and how you can pay for your decryption key if you want to recover your files. In fact, having this key is your only option to decrypt your encrypted files. Although you do have another option if you have a backup of your files saved and stored somewhere safe. If your files have been damaged, we suggest that first, you remove Losers Ransomware from your system and then, you can copy your backed up clean files back onto your hard disk.
If you are ready to act, you can follow our instructions below this article. Of course, it is totally fine if you do not feel thrilled at the thought of removing Losers Ransomware manually; it is not everyone's cup of tea so to speak. So if you are more like the type who would prefer an automated tool instead, we advise you to employ a professional anti-malware program like SpyHunter.