SevenDays Ransomware is a computer infection that aims to rip you off. It tries to pass for a serious ransomware application that will leave your computer crippled if you refuse to pay the ransom. However, this program can be easily removed from your system, and you can even restore your files because there is a public decryption tool available. Therefore, do not tolerate SevenDays Ransomware any longer. Check out the removal instructions below this description, and then do everything you can to protect your computer from similar intruders in the future. If you need assistance with that, you can always leave us a comment.
Perhaps, one of the main reasons this program already has a decryption tool is that the ransomware is based on the old ransom engine that was used to develop the previously released Xorist Ransomware. Hence, you can use the Emsisoft decryption tool for Xorist ransomware on SevenDays Ransomware, too. Needless to say, this is a very big relief for users who get infected with this program because no one would want to go through the stressful process of looking for backed up files or paying the ransomware to get the decryption key. We would like to point out that computer security specialists discourage users from paying the ransom even if it is not possible to retrieve the encrypted files in any other way.
SevenDays Ransomware was first spotted at the beginning of August 2017. It is really easy to spot the program because it does not try to hide its presence. After the infection, which usually takes place through spam email attachments, the program shows an error message that says SEVENDAYSSEVENDAYSSEVENDAYS. Then the program encrypts user’s files, and every single affected file gets the .SEVENDAYS extension added to its name. What’s more, every affected folder receives its own copy of the ransom note. However, it is not possible to find out what the program wants from you because when you open the ransom note, there is only the SEVENDAYSSEVENDAYS text sequence written over and over again.
We can also see that the program changes your desktop background to a screenshot from the game Counter-Strike: Global Offense. Seeing that the screen capture says the player has been using cheats to play the game, we can make an assumption that SevenDays Ransomware tries to make users think their files have been encrypted because they did not play fair. Nevertheless, this is just one of the many fake excuses ransomware programs use to make their actions look justified.
Rather than playing along with SevenDays Ransomware, you should remove the infection immediately and then use the decryption tool to restore your files. It might be a little bit troublesome to go through the manual removal because you will need to remove a point of execution file via Registry Editor. If you are not used to dealing with Registry Editor, it would be for the best to delete the infection with a licensed antispyware tool. After all, automatic software removal is always a lot faster and more efficient.