Ramsey Ransomware is a Turkish malicious application seeking to extract money from users. Since it enters computers having the only goal, it starts working right after the successful entrance, i.e. it does not hide in the background. Because of this, users find out about the presence of the ransomware infections on their computers relatively quickly. If this infection ever manages to sneak onto your PC too, you will notice in a few seconds that such files as pictures, documents, videos, and music files can no longer be opened and they have a new filename extension (.ram) appended to them. Also, you should find a window similar to the one Jigsaw Ransomware opens to users on your Desktop. These are the symptoms indicating the presence of Ramsey Ransomware. This also means that you will need to put some effort into its removal. Luckily, it is not one of those ransomware infections blocking system utilities and making a bunch of other modifications in order to stay longer on users’ computers. Unfortunately, we still cannot promise that its removal will be a piece of cake, not to mention the decryption of files.
Some malicious applications sharing the same goal are categorized as ransomware – they all seek to obtain money from users. Ramsey Ransomware is one of them, and it encrypts users’ files when it enters their computers successfully because it seeks to get money from users easier too. As mentioned above, you will discover a bunch of encrypted files after its entrance. On top of that, a window containing a ransom note will be opened on your Desktop. The message left for users tells them that they could decrypt their files only if they pay a ransom. The ransom required by Ramsey Ransomware is quite small if compared to the amount of money other ransomware infections demand from users. Users can purchase the key from cyber criminals for $25 in Bitcoin (~0.009025 Bitcoin). Despite the fact that the amount of money required is relatively small, we do not encourage you to send money to cyber criminals because you might get nothing from them. Also, there is a way to decrypt files without the private key cyber criminals have – you can recover the encrypted data from a backup created before the entrance of the ransomware infection. Also, it must be located on an external storage device because copies of files on your PC have, most probably, been encrypted by Ramsey Ransomware as well. If you do not have a backup and need files back badly, you can take the risk and send the ransom to cyber criminals. Keep in mind that you could not do anything about that if you do not get anything after making a payment.
We need to talk about the distribution of Ramsey Ransomware before we go to erase it so that it would be easier for you to prevent similar threats from successfully infiltrating your PC in the future. Researchers have revealed that ransomware infections often travel pretending to be decent files in spam emails. Yes, they appear there as attachments mainly. Users might also be presented with a malicious link in the email body too. If they click on this link or open the malicious email attachment, they allow malicious software to enter their computers, so, unfortunately, we cannot say that Ramsey Ransomware enters systems silently and users have nothing to do with that. What is more, crypto-threats might be available on P2P websites. Last but not least, Trojans might drop them on users’ computers without their knowledge. Frankly speaking, these are not all distribution methods that might be adopted by cyber criminals to spread ransomware, so go to install a reputable security application for the sake of your system’s overall safety.
Ramsey Ransomware is not one of these infections blocking system utilities and making modifications on users’ computers, so you will need to perform only two removal steps to fully erase it from your system. First, open the Task Manager and kill its process. Second, remove all suspicious files from your PC. If you find it not very easy to say which files are decent and which are not, scan your computer using an automated malware remover, such as SpyHunter. It will delete a ransomware infection within seconds and will not leave a single active malicious component on your system.