Chimera Ransomware is another ransomware infection that usually enters systems without permission. If this ever happens to you too, there is no doubt that you will notice that because you will not be able to access any of your files. In addition, all your browsers will be opened and you will notice a message in English and German claiming that “You are victim of the Chimera malware. Your Private files are encrypted and can not be restored without a special key file.” Of course, Chimera Ransomware will ask you to pay money for that key, so it does not differ from previously published ransomware infections whose primary aim is to obtain money from users. Research has shown that this infection deletes itself from your system after it encrypts your files, so your main concern should be your files and how to gain access to them.
A full-screen message can be closed by pressing ALT+F4 buttons only because the Close (X) button will be disabled. The message appears on your screen and cannot be easily closed because cyber criminals seek to convince you to pay money in order to get the key for unlocking files. If we believe this message, you will be able to access your .jpg, .gif, .mp3, .txt, .png, .zip, .dat, and other kinds of files after you transfer 0,93002414 Bitcoins to cyber criminals and then download the special software called Chimera Decrypter. Users are asked to do that using the Tor network because cyber criminals do not want to be caught. Of course, making a payment is one of the ways to gain access to your files; however, there are still no guarantees that the decryptor which you will download after you transfer money will work. Specialists working at 411-spyware.com want to inform you that it is possible to restore files without paying money too. Unfortunately, it is possible to do that only if you have a backup of your files. If you have your files on a USB flash drive, you can simply copy paste them on your computer. Do not forget to erase infections that might have entered your system with Chimera Ransomware first.
Research carried out by our specialists has shown that users usually download the malicious file of Chimera Ransomware to Downloads or Temp folders. It is also now clear that users often infect their systems with this ransomware infection after they open some kind of spam email attachment. Our security specialists say that we can blame dangerous software installers for the presence of this ransomware infection too. As has already been mentioned, Chimera Ransomware is definitely not the only infection that seeks to extort money from users. Such threats as Shade Ransomware, Ninja Ransomware, and ScreenLocker ransomware might enter your system too in the future. We want to help you protect your system. Therefore, we recommend installing a security application. It is, of course, must be reliable because those untrustworthy ones do not do anything and they might even install malware alongside.
Even though Chimera Ransomware removes itself, there is still a possibility that some of its files still exist on your computer. In addition, there is also a huge possibility that your system contains infections that entered the system some time ago. It might be really difficult, or even impossible, to do that manually. Therefore, we recommend scanning the system with the SpyHunter scanner. Its free version can be downloaded from this website, but we highly recommend upgrading it because it will then protect your system from future threats that might try to get onto your PC. You will not need to do anything, just keep the tool updated and active all the time.