Ransomware Removal Guide

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Category: Trojans Ransomware is not exactly a brand new malicious application. It is created on the source code of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware, but it is as harmful as its predecessor, we can promise you that. You will see it for yourself if you ever encounter this nasty malicious application – it will lock almost all your files on the system. These include your documents, music, videos, and many other files. Ransomware infections try to obtain money from users, which is why they target such important files on affected computers. Have you found Ransomware opened on your Desktop? If so, you should close this window immediately and then remove the ransomware infection you have encountered. You will not save any of your files that have been encrypted by erasing this nasty malicious application, but it could not cause you more problems. Some users decide to make a payment to cyber criminals instead, but this is not what you should do. You cannot know whether your files will be decrypted even if you make a payment. Yes, you will get a promise from cyber criminals that they will be unlocked in no time, but we want you to know that there are no guarantees that this is really going to happen. In other words, you do not know whether you will not lose your money too. Ransomware locks files almost immediately after the successful entrance. Of course, it finds where they are located in the first place. After the successful encryption, all files get the .id-B4500913.[].vanss filename extension appended. Additionally, it becomes impossible to open them. What is more, you will find a window opened on your Desktop. It contains a ransom note. First of all, you will find out why you can no longer open any of your files – “all your files have been encrypted.” Second, users are told that they have been locked “due to a security problem with your PC.” Third, users find out that the only effective solution to the problem is “paying for decryption in Bitcoins.” The exact price is not indicated, but it is known that it will be lower if affected users contact cyber criminals sooner. You can send 1 file to get it decrypted for free too. This file cannot contain valuable information, as it is stated in the ransom note. Even if you get this file decrypted, you should not transfer money for the decryption of all other files you have – you do not know whether you will get a tool to decrypt them with. You could not force the ransomware developer to send the decryptor to you. Therefore, if you find another working solution to your problem, you should not send a cent to cyber criminals. Usually, affected users manage to get all their files back by simply restoring them from a backup they have. Of course, it is not possible if you have not made copies of a single personal file stored on your PC at least once. Ransomware is mainly distributed via spam emails. When the malicious attachment holding the ransomware infection is opened, it starts working on the user’s computer immediately. That is, it locks personal files on users’ PCs right away. What else can tell you about the successful entrance of Ransomware is the presence of FILES ENCRYPTED.txt on Desktop and in C:\. If you can find this file on your PC, there is no doubt that Ransomware is the one you have encountered. A bunch of other ransomware infections are distributed as malicious attachments as well, so you should be very cautious. You should stop downloading trustworthy-looking software from random websites because you might download malware from the web instead.

You must disable Ransomware so that it could not encrypt more files on your PC. You can only do so by removing all its components from your system. Instructions provided below this article will help you to get rid of this computer threat, but you will, unfortunately, not unlock any files on your computer by deleting it.

Delete Ransomware

Kill the malicious process

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Access Processes.
  3. Kill the malicious Ransomware process.

Remove entries from the system registry

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Enter regedit and click OK.
  3. Access HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Delete two malicious Values, e.g. mshta.exe.
  5. Delete one more malicious Value, e.g. file.exe.

Remove files

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Delete Info.hta from all these directories:
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %WINDIR%\System32
  1. Remove the executable file, e.g. file.exe from these directories:
  • %WINDIR%\System32
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  1. Remove all suspicious recently downloaded files.
  2. Empty Trash.
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