AnteFrigus Ransomware can be recognized from its ransom note as the document has “ANTEFRIGUS” written in dollar symbols. The document should also contain a description of what has happened to the files located on a device infected with this malicious application and what hackers demand their victims to do to restore affected data back to normal. We invite you to read the rest of our article if you want to learn more about the malware’s working manner and its creators' offer. For users who have encountered this threat, we can offer our deletion instructions located at the end of this text. They show how to get rid of AnteFrigus Ransomware manually. Of course, if you do not think you are up for such a task, it is advisable to get a reliable antimalware tool that could eliminate this malicious application for you.
To start with, we ought to tell you how AnteFrigus Ransomware could be distributed. Our specialists say that it might be spread via unreliable websites, suspicious messages, doubtful advertisements, and content alike. For example, victims could receive the malware’s launcher with Spam emails, or they may download it unknowingly from torrent and similar file-sharing websites. To avoid making such a mistake, we recommend taking things slowly when you receive questionable material or download it from the Internet. Since it might be impossible to tell if a file is malicious just by looking at it or investigating its source, it might be best to use a reliable antimalware tool. Such a tool could scan untrustworthy data for you and tell you whether it is safe to open it.
It should not take long for AnteFrigus Ransomware to settle in after it gets launched as it does not create any additional files. Meaning it might start working the moment you open some suspicious file obtained from the Internet. Users should know that this malicious application was programmed to encrypt almost all files located on an infected device. The exceptions should be made to data belonging to the device’s operating system and other software installed on it. Thus, as you can probably guess, the malware ought to encrypt files considered to be private, such as photographs, archives, etc. All files with a second extension from random characters, e.g., panda.jpg.nreawsmi, should be encrypted, which means a user ought to be unable to open them.
By the time all targeted files get encrypted, a user should see a document with a text written in the question and answers form. In short, the message assures that all users who put up with the AnteFrigus Ransomware’s creators’ demands will receive decryption tools and explain how to pay a ransom. Of course, in reality, there are no reassurances you will get what you might pay for and, to make things worse, the sum might be significant as it could be around 2000 US dollars. If you do not think your data is worth risking such a sum, we advise not to pay the ransom. Especially if you back up your data and can replace encrypted files with backup copies with no problem. If so, you should remove AnteFrigus Ransomware at once so it would be safe to transfer copies.
One of the ways to erase AnteFrigus Ransomware is to scan your system with a reliable antimalware tool. During the scan, the chosen tool should detect this malicious application as well as other possible threats. Eliminating them should not be difficult as the antimalware tool should provide a deletion button right after the system scan. The other way to remove AnteFrigus Ransomware is to follow the instructions located below and erase the malware manually.