We often talk about terribly dangerous ransomware infections and ransomware apps that are heavily underdeveloped. Arsium Ransomware is something that we probably haven’t talked about before. Rather than being a genuine ransomware infection, Arsium Ransomware is a builder for creating such programs. In other words, if you have this thing on your system, you probably want to create a ransomware infection and spread it around. But if you know what’s best for you, you will delete Arsium Ransomware immediately because you can be sure that the law enforcement authorities will definitely track you down.
Unlike ransomware programs that get installed through user’s negligence when they open spam email attachments, Arsium Ransomware has a rather different distribution pattern. If potential criminals are familiar with hacker forums, they can get Arsium Ransomware for free at certain dark net websites. It also means that regular users wouldn’t be able to find out more about this builder unless they knew where to go.
At the same time, it also means that Arsium Ransomware hasn’t reach the regular users yet in the form of a genuine ransomware infection. We can only assume that sooner rather than later someone will make use of the Arsium Ransomware’s code to create and modify their own infection, before they distribute it across the web via spam email attachments.
Here, we would usually discuss what a ransomware infection can do, but we don’t really know what Arsium Ransomware is capable of because it is only a base of an infection, not an actual program. Nevertheless, we can assume that Arsium Ransomware would be able to encrypt target files, and it would change the file extension by adding an additional appendix to every filename. After that, Arsium Ransomware would also drop a ransom note, which would tell users how to contact the criminals and restore their files.
We don’t know how much the program would ask for the decryption tool. It all depends on the person who makes use of Arsium Ransomware. Normally, the ransom is supposed to be paid in Bitcoin, and the criminals could ask from several hundred to several thousand US dollars. It depends on the target really. Some infections might target private users, while most of the ransomware programs generally try to infect corporate computers and business networks. After all, businesses would be more likely to pay the ransom for the encrypted files.
We always emphasize that paying the ransom is NOT an option. Paying would only encourage the criminals behind Arsium Ransomware and other dangerous programs to create more infections. Also, let’s not forget that they might just collect the money and scram.
The truth is that the best way to retrieve the encrypted files is from a file backup. Of course, not everyone keeps a file backup, but that is something that each new operating system urges you to do because ransomware remains the most common cybersecurity threat these days, and you need to do everything in your power to protect your data and your computer from various threats.
Normally, when you want to remove a ransomware program, you just need to delete the files that launched the infection. We don’t know how Arsium Ransomware will work in this case, but you can always apply the most common ransomware removal guidelines. You can find the generic ransomware removal instructions right below. Apart from removing the infection, you have to focus on restoring the files. We often recommend addressing a local technician, but if you feel that you can just start anew, you will definitely save a lot of time and money. But once again, please don’t forget that the best way to restore your files is to transfer them back into your computer from another storage device.