You are in trouble if Uselessdisk Ransomware has slithered in. When this malicious infection attacks, its locks your computer, and the only thing you can see is a message in black background urging you to pay money for decryption cervices. This is why this threat is classified as ransomware. According to the message, you can get your operating system back to normal only if you transfer 300 USD in Bitcoins to the 1GZCw453MzQr8V2VAgJpRmKBYRDUJ8kzco Bitcoin wallet. It would be a huge mistake if you made the payment. Why? Because it is not possible to restore access to your operating system, and that is because its Master Boot Record (MBR) is encrypted, and the partition table of the hard drive is corrupted. Therefore, whether or not you pay the ransom, you will not get your operating system unlocked. Well, can you delete Uselessdisk Ransomware to fix the issue? Unfortunately, this is not how things work. The fact, the removal of this malware is sort of out of the question.
You need to think about the distribution of Uselessdisk Ransomware because you need to learn from your own mistakes. According to our malware experts, the launcher of the ransomware could be camouflaged as bogus cracks and keygens for popular software. It could also be introduced to you as a harmless-looking file sent via email. In both cases, you are tricked into executing the infection yourself, and that means that you are partially responsible for the entire situation! Of course, there are things you can do to ensure that you are not stuck with malware that requires removal. When it comes to spam emails, delete them immediately, and if you open them, do not interact with attachments and links blindly. You need to be careful about the links and files sent via social networking platforms as well. Note that even your friends’ computers and profiles could be used to spread malware, and so you need to stay alert at all times. You also need to be cautious about security vulnerabilities that could be used to drop malware onto your computer silently, without your input. In fact, it is possible that you need to remove Uselessdisk Ransomware along with other threats that are active, and you can use a malware scanner to figure that out.
Just like Petya Ransomware, Uselessdisk Ransomware overwrites MBR, but it also messes with the partition table of the hard drive. Due to this, there is nothing you can do to boot your operating system and access utilities that would allow you to remove Uselessdisk Ransomware. What about the ransom? You might be willing to pay 300 US Dollars if the files lost within the affected computer are too important for you to lose. Unfortunately, you are not assigned identification, and there is no way for you to communicate with cyber criminals. That means that once you pay the ransom, there is no way for them to know who paid it, and who expects help. Even if the creator of the ransomware was able to identify you, they could not fix the issue anyway. Due to this, you should NOT pay the ransom under any circumstances. Note that this malware is a data wiper, not a regular file-encryptor, such as, for example, RSA-4096 Ransomware, PedCont Ransomware, or Pgpsnippet Ransomware.
Although you do not see the name of Uselessdisk Ransomware anywhere on the ransom note, our research team has found that a malicious file created by this infection has the “Uselessdisk” string inside. All in all, if your operating system is paralyzed, and a notification on the screen is urging to send money to 1GZCw453MzQr8V2VAgJpRmKBYRDUJ8kzco, there is no doubt that this is the malware you are dealing with. There is no way to restore access to the operating system, which means that you cannot delete Uselessdisk Ransomware either. The files stored on this computer, of course, are stuck for good. It is ideal if you have backup copies stored on cloud storage or external drives; otherwise, you are screwed. The only thing you can do is reinstall Windows and start fresh. First and foremost, install trustworthy anti-malware software to ensure that malware cannot invade your system again. Next, set up a file backup to keep your new files safe; that is, if you do not use backup already. Finally, learn more about security backdoors and vulnerabilities that malware can use to slither in so as to become more knowledgeable and cautious overall.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||UselessDisk.exe||180265 bytes||MD5: 577be8c5b73e59fb71570f632349e5fe|
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