Ransomware Removal Guide

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Were your files corrupted by Ransomware? If they were, you will find the “.id-[unique ID number].[].btc” extension attached to their names, and you will discover that you cannot open them. That is because when the infection encrypts them, the data is changed. To restore it, a special decryption key must be applied, and you do not have it. Legitimate file decryptors exist, but they cannot decrypt files without the decryption key either. In this situation, unfortunately, only the creator(s) can provide you with the key, and you cannot rely on them for anything. If you believe that they will give you the key once you pay the ransom that they demand, you are mistaken. They are not obligated to do anything, and no one can force them to make the exchange “just,” if you can even call it that. Our research team does not recommend interacting with cyber criminals and complying with their instructions. Instead, you should focus on deleting Ransomware, and we have a few removal tips for you.

The distribution of Ransomware is still quite mysterious, and it is possible that there are multiple different methods that cyber criminals could employ to spread the threat successfully. They could exploit remote access to your system exposed using a security backdoor, or they could trick you into executing the threat by opening an attachment sent along with a misleading email message. An important thing to note is that cyber criminals are only successful if they are flexible and know which security loopholes they can exploit. Ultimately, it might be impossible to know which virtual corner they could be hiding behind. Are the creators of Ransomware experienced and knowledgeable too? There is no way of knowing that, but, considering that they built their infection using the same engine used by Dharma Ransomware and Crysis Ransomware, there is a good chance that they could be amateurs. Whether or not that is the case, if they can trick you into executing the infection, they can definitely try to trick you into paying a ransom before you realize that you need to remove malware.

After execution, Ransomware silently encrypts files (documents, .exe files, pictures, and so on), it adds the unique extension. Then, it launches a window with detailed instructions. They inform about the attack and push to email a unique ID number to If cyber criminals hook you, they can then demand a ransom. The exact sum is not disclosed in the initial ransom note, but it is stated that it must be paid in Bitcoin, which is a cryptocurrency used by most cyber criminals these days. If you think that you can reverse the situation by restarting your PC, you are mistaken. Ransomware creates an .exe file in %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup to make it start when you turn on the computer. Needless to say, it is crucial to remove this .exe file right away. If you decide to dig deeper and figure out how much cyber crooks want from you, we suggest using an email address that you do not mind tainting. If you use your regular email address, be very mindful about the spam you receive. Remember that it always better to remove spam emails than to open them. If you decide to pay the ransom, do not expect cyber criminals to help you. Even if you achieve success – and we cannot promise you that – do not forget to delete the infection!

Do you have what it takes to remove Ransomware manually? Even more experienced users might find it challenging and even impossible to eliminate this infection. This is why it is best to utilize anti-malware software that is created for the purpose of finding and deleting malicious threats. It will swiftly inspect your operating system and eliminate malicious components that belong to malware. If you have the desire to clear your operating system from malware manually, hopefully, the guide below will be useful. Just don’t go eliminating files that have nothing to do with malware. If you want to erase ransomware files yourself, you have to make sure that they do, in fact, belong to ransomware.

How to delete Ransomware

  1. Launch Windows Explorer (tap Win+E) and enter these paths into the bar at the top:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  2. If you find the launcher .exe file of the ransomware, right-click and Delete it. If you cannot find the malicious file, look for it in other locations on your computer.
  3. Enter %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup into the bar at the top.
  4. Right-click and Delete the other .exe file created by the ransomware.
  5. Empty Recycle Bin to eliminate the malicious files.
  6. Install a malware scanner and run a system scan to check if your system is clean or if you need to eliminate leftovers.
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