Ransomware Removal Guide

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Category: Trojans Ransomware is a malicious program that encrypts almost all files it finds on the victim’s computer. Thus, receiving such a threat could cause a lot of trouble; especially for users who do not back up their files. By distributing such a threat, its developers hope they will be able to extort money from those who come across it. This is why after enciphering the user’s data the malware is supposed to show a ransom note saying the victim has to contact the hackers and transfer a particular sum of Bitcoins to restore his files. Unfortunately, there is always a risk the hackers could trick you as they may not bother sending promised decryption tools or might start asking for more money. Provided, you do not want to gamble with your money, we advise you to ignore the ransom note and remove Ransomware. Soon after the system is clean and safe again, all enciphered files could be restored from backup if the user has it.

Our specialists say Ransomware is hugely similar to Crysis/Dharma Ransomware, which makes us think it could be a new clone of the mentioned threats. As a result, it is entirely possible the malicious application will be distributed through the same sources, although we cannot be entirely sure. If it is true, the malware might be distributed with infected setup files and email attachments. Such data could be encountered while surfing untrustworthy file-sharing websites or when opening attachments received with Spam, from unknown senders, and so on. Therefore, to protect your system from such threats, we would advise staying away from doubtful file-sharing web pages or emails. As an extra precaution, we recommend checking all suspicious data with a reliable security tool of your choice. Just keep in mind, it should be done before opening the file you suspect being malicious; otherwise, it might be too late.

At first, Ransomware should start the encryption process, during which the malicious application is supposed to lock various personal (e.g., photos) and program files. It would seem the only data the malware does not target is the one associated with the operating system. The threat should rename the files that get encrypted. The new title is supposed to be made from a unique eight character ID number given to the victim by the infection. Also, the names should show the malicious application’s email address and have .betta extension at the end, e.g., .id-[unique ID].[].betta. Soon after the files become encrypted, the victim should notice a ransom note (FILES ENCRYPTED.txt ) asking to contact the malware’s developers via the given email address. It also explains the user will have to pay a ransom in Bitcoins to get the needed decryption tools, although the price is not mentioned.

Whatever the sum could be, we would recommend against paying it. There is a chance Ransomware’s developers may not deliver the promised tools despite their promises. If this happens, you will lose your money in vain. This is why instead of paying attention to the malware’s ransom note we advise removing the threat and restoring files with backup copies you might have on removable media devices or cloud storage. To erase Ransomware manually have a look at the instructions located below and if the task seems too difficult, do not hesitate to leave it to a reliable antimalware tool you trust.

Get rid of Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager.
  3. Select the Processes tab.
  4. Look for a process associated with the malware.
  5. Select the process and click End Task.
  6. Leave Task Manager.
  7. Tap Win+E.
  8. Go to these locations:
  9. Find the malicious file opened before the system got infected, right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Navigate to these paths separately:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  11. Search for files named Info.hta, right-click them and select Delete.
  12. Go to these directories:
  13. Find documents named FILES ENCRYPTED.txt, right-click them and select Delete.
  14. Navigate to these paths:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  15. Identify malicious executable files, e.g., file.exe; right-click them and choose Delete.
  16. Close File Explorer.
  17. Tap Win+R.
  18. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  19. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  20. Identify the malware’s created value name, e.g., file.exe, right-click this value name and press Delete.
  21. Locate this directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  22. Find the malicious application’s created key, e.g., mshta.exe, right-click it and select Delete.
  23. Close Registry Editor.
  24. Empty Recycle Bin.
  25. Restart the computer.
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. Ransomware Screenshots: Ransomware Ransomware Ransomware technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1Ransomware.exe638976 bytesMD5: 39e718eb410c8feac7f4e7288c947c5a
2FILES ENCRYPTED.txt182 bytesMD5: edbcbcc9888e4b8f18eeed46bad7ea58

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1Ransomware.exeRansomware.exe638976 bytes


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