Ransomware Removal Guide

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Our specialist encountered a recent threat that was most likely created by AnimusLocker Ransomware’s developers; it is called Ransomware. The most interesting part is that the research shows the new malicious application might be partly based on Scarab Ransomware as some similarities were found in its code. It means the hackers behind Ransomware could have failed to create an infection that would be better and decided it would be easier to use features of a more advanced file-encrypting application. To learn more about it, we encourage you to keep reading our report. Further in the text, users will find out how the malware might be distributed, what it does, and how it could be erased. Also, if you slide below the text, you should find instructions explaining how to remove the infection manually.

The first Ransomware’s creators’ designed threats were distributed through Spam emails and unsecured RDP connections. We believe the hackers will continue to use these methods to spread this malware too. Therefore, we urge users to be more cautious with email attachments from unknown or suspicious sources. What’s more, it is crucial to change old passwords as well as update the computer’s operating system or other software that might have weaknesses. If you do not have an antimalware tool, we recommend getting one as well since such software can stop various infections from entering and damaging the system.

Same as previous Ransomware versions, it should target various data that might have high value to the user, for example, photos, videos, text or other documents, archives, and so on. By encrypting it, the malicious application ensures the user will be unable to access affected files without a decryptor. Naturally, to extort money from you, the hackers should show a ransom note claiming you can get your data back if you contact them via email. It would seem the reply message is supposed to state how much the victim needs to pay for the decryptor. Keep it in mind, the malware’s developers can tell or promise you anything to make you pay the ransom, but in the end, there are no reassurances they will hold on to their end of the bargain. Of course, if you do not want to risk being scammed, we recommend not to put up with any demands and erase Ransomware at once.

Users who decide to get rid of the malicious application have two main options: to eliminate it manually or employ a reliable security tool that could do it for them. Those who pick the first option should follow the deletion instructions located below as they will explain how to remove Ransomware manually, although it is important to say we cannot be one hundred percent sure they will work for all. Consequently, the second option might be both an easier and safer choice, especially for inexperienced users. All there is one would have to do is acquire a reliable antimalware tool and perform a full system scan with it. Afterward, a deletion button is supposed to be provided and clicking it should eliminate all identified threats at the same time.

Remove Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Locate a particular process belonging to the malicious application.
  4. Mark it and press End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Press Win+E.
  7. Locate the given directories:
  8. Find a malicious file received before the malware appeared, right-click the doubtful file and select Delete.
  9. Navigate to these locations one by one:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  10. Search for the threat’s ransom notes, right-click them and select Delete.
  11. Exit File Explorer.
  12. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  13. Reboot the system.
Download Remover for Ransomware *
*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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