Robin Hood And Family Ransomware is an odd computer infection that cannot cause much harm to your system. Technically, we would expect this application to encrypt your main files and then ask for a ransom fee. However, although this program does require you to pay a ransom, there is no need to do so because it does not encrypt your files. Therefore, in this description, we will discuss how such programs can enter your computer, and how you can remove Robin Hood And Family Ransomware from your system. Luckily, this program is not something that can cripple your computer, but you stay vigilant!
Our research team suggests that this program spreads through phishing emails. It means that the messages that distribute Robin Hood And Family Ransomware often look like official notifications from reliable companies. For instance, it may look like some notification from a post office or a delivery company. Or maybe someone is asking you to confirm your identity by clicking a certain link? Whichever it might be, you have to resist the temptation to click an outgoing link before you check whether it is trustworthy. Clicking outgoing links or downloading attached files and opening them often results in malware infections.
We are very lucky that Robin Hood And Family Ransomware is not an extremely dangerous ransomware program that can lock up your files. Instead, the application only wants you to think so because it expects you to pay the ransom. Once the infection takes place, it drops a ransom note on your desktop under the filename YOU ARE HACKED – READ ME.txt. The ransom note says the following:
So, what the fuck just happened!!!???
You are hacked! In the past few hours, days, weeks or even monts (who knows how long) we have backed up all data from your computer. After that, well, we permanently deleted all your files. And no, you can’t restore data from recycle bin.
How to retrieve your data? It’s very easy, you have to pay 0.1 BTC (Bitcoin) to the folowing BITCOIN ADDRESS:
Now, does Robin Hood And Family Ransomware really delete your files? Partially. During our tests, we have found that it does indeed delete files from Desktop and the default Documents folder. However, the program does NOT back up them, so paying would not restore your files. In other words, there is no need to spend money on this application.
If you have a backup drive where you keep copies of your files, you can simply transfer the files back into your computer. However, before you do that, please do not forget to remove Robin Hood And Family Ransomware for good. Check out the manual removal instructions below to terminate the intruder. Also, you should consider scanning your computer with a security tool that would detect all the potential threats currently installed or lurking in your system. There might be many unfamiliar or dangerous programs on-board, so you should not hesitate to terminate them if necessary. Also, please acquire a licensed antispyware tool to safeguard your system from similar infections, and employ safe web browsing habits to avoid phishing attacks in the future.