Aleta Ransomware Removal Guide

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If you have discovered your .tmp, .rbs, .dll, .GRL, .msi, .bat, .bin, and some other files locked, this means that Aleta Ransomware is already inside your system, especially if those locked files have a new extension .[].aleta appended. It does that to get money from more easily. Not all the ransomware infections encrypt files to obtain money from computer users, but cyber criminals develop crypto-threats more often these days because they are well aware of the fact that more users are ready to pay money in return for the private key that can unlock personal data. Aleta Ransomware will also tell you after encrypting your personal data that “the only way to decrypt your files is to receive the private-key and decryption program.” We suspect that you need to unlock your files badly, but we cannot confirm that sending money to cyber crooks is a good solution to this problem. Those users who decide to ignore our piece of advice and go to send the required money risk losing their money too because, in most cases, cyber criminals do not send users the decryption key after receiving money even if they really have it stored on some kind of server.

Aleta Ransomware does not hide in the background after the successful entrance. Instead, it starts working immediately on users’ PCs. It first encrypts users’ files by appending the .[].aleta extension to all of them. They will be encrypted no matter where they are located. Research has shown that it only does not touch directories with such words as program files, program files (x86), programdata, windows, nvidia, intel, appdata, and msocache in their names. As you can see, among these is the main Windows folder, so Aleta Ransomware will not ruin your OS. It does not mean that you can do nothing about its presence. Both the picture 1.bmp set as Desktop background and the ransom note !#_READ_ME_#!.inf left for users in different directories on the system tell them that they must write an email to as soon as possible after encountering the ransomware infection Aleta Ransomware and then pay a ransom in Bitcoins, but it is not what we recommend for you. In our opinion, paying a ransom to cyber criminals is a risky activity, so do not send them your money, but, instead, go to eliminate the malicious application from your computer. You cannot keep it because it might encrypt your new files. Additionally, its ransom note will be opened on your screen automatically each time you turn on your PC because it appears in the Startup location as well.

It is already old news that ransomware infections illegally enter computers. Aleta Ransomware is no exception. In most cases, users discover it on their computers after opening an attachment from a spam email, downloading software from a dubious third-party page, or clicking on a malicious link. As you, most probably, already know, it encrypts users’ files the first thing and displays a ransom note, but these are surely not all the activities it performs on victims’ computers. It also deletes Shadow copies of files by carrying out the command cmd.exe /c vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet. Also, it disables the Startup repair by issuing cmd.exe /c bcdedit.exe /set {default} recoveryenabled No and cmd.exe /c bcdedit.exe /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures commands on users’ PCs. By doing that, it makes it impossible to unlock files without the decryption key and, on top of that, it makes it harder to remove it from the system.

We would lie if we said that your files are going to be unlocked automatically the second you delete Aleta Ransomware from your computer, but we still cannot let you keep this infection active on your PC. It is up to you how to erase it – you can delete it either manually or automatically. If we were you, we would choose the automatic method so that it would be easier to take care of it, but, of course, you can erase this infection manually too. We recommend using our manual removal guide if you adopt the manual method so that you would not leave a single active component of this ransomware infection on your system.

How to delete Aleta Ransomware

  1. Launch Run (press Win+R) and type regedit in the box. Click OK.
  2. Open the HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop registry key and locate the Wallpaper value.
  3. Double-click on it and clear data from the Value data field. Click OK.
  4. Right-click on HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.aleta and select Delete.
  5. Close Registry Editor.
  6. Press Win+E.
  7. Check three directories one after the other and remove all suspicious files from them: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %TEMP%.
  8. Delete the ransom note !#_READ_ME_#!.inf from all these directories:
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
  • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
  1. Clear the Recycle bin.
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*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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