Ransomware is becoming increasingly popular since more and more malware developers are able to code it. 7ev3n Ransomware is one of the more recent releases, and it should be removed just like any other ransomware. Unfortunately, if your computer has become infected with it, then all of the files it has encrypted are already lost because the encryption algorithm is impossible to crack using third-party software. So you may be tempted to pay the ransom, but we do not recommend doing so because chances are that you will never receive the decryption key. Also, 7ev3n Ransomware is quite a tough nut to crack therefore we have prepared instructions on how you can remove it.
We have recently observed a sudden spike in ransomware releases with NanoLocker Ransomware, JS.Crypto Ransomware and Radamant Ransomware being just a few more recent examples. Thus it can be said that this wave of ransomware is going to do major damage to unprotected computers since all of them infect secretly. To date, we do not know the exact methods 7ev3n Ransomware’s developers use to distribute it, but we would like to mention some of the more popular and probable ones. So it is quite likely that it is distributed via fake commercial advertisements provided by adware-type programs. It is also likely that it is distributed using spam mail that contains a self-extracting WinRar attachment. Also, it may come bundled with pirated software from illicit software distributing websites. Therefore, if you want to prevent infections such as this ransomware from entering your computer, then you must get an anti-malware program that could stop it dead in its tracks. Now that we have some background information let us delve into how this program works.
7ev3n Ransomware is especially malicious, because once it enters your computer, it locks the screen and displays a ransom note so to speak. Nevertheless, its activity is not limited only to that. It will also prevent you from running any program, and it will even go so far as to terminate the explorer.exe process which makes your computer unusable. Furthermore, it encrypts various file formats that are typically personal files, so that you may be compelled to pay the ransom to get your valuable information back. The list of encrypted file types includes but is not limited to .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .jpg, and .png. The message that is displayed after infection reads:
All your documents, photos, databases, office projects and other important files have been encrypted with strongest encryption algorithm and unique key, original files have been overwritten, recovery tools and software will not help.
You have only 96 hours to make a payment. If you do not send money within provided time, private key will be destroyed, and all your files will be lost.
That ransom fee you would have to pay is 13 bitcoins which are an approximate $4980 USD. Of course, the message also provides you with the address to send the bitcoins. The message also states that the transaction will take approximately 50 minutes, and after it is completed the decryption key will be automatically downloaded, and the whole decryption process will last from one to two hours at a rate of 9GB/h. However, as we have mentioned earlier, you may never receive the decryption key. You should also consider the sum of money it asks you to pay. 4980 US dollars is a lot of money, and it seems that 7ev3n Ransomware’s developers are very greedy and have pushed it too far. So you should accept the fact that the files are gone and follow our guide on how to get rid of this infection so that your computer is usable again.
7ev3n Ransomware is not your average malware, so you cannot uninstall it from the Control Panel and be done with it. It employs self-defense mechanisms to prevent you from deleting it. However, with the right knowhow, you should not have any problems. Our guide involves a combination of file and registry key removal since it is necessary to prevent this ransomware from launching on startup. After this ransomware’s point of execution has been neutralized, you can delete its files using our featured antimalware tool called SpyHunter or manually.