Ransomware Removal Guide

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There is no doubt that a malicious infection known by the name Ransomware has slithered in and corrupted your personal files if they now have the “.ID-{8 random characters and country code}[].{14 random characters}” extension attached to them. The email address embedded in the extension represents cyber criminals, and it is the only means of communication you have with them. If you do not realize this just by looking at the extension, the ransomware also creates a ransom note file (“{random characters}.txt”) to introduce you to it. What happens if you email the creator of the threat? First of all, your email address is recorded, which is why we do not recommend using your personal one. Second, instructions explaining how to pay the ransom should be introduced to you. Overall, everything that the creators of the ransomware do is meant to push you into paying the ransom, and, unfortunately, they might succeed. Whether or not you pay the ransom, you have to delete Ransomware, and we are here to show you how.

If you are familiar with Apocalypse Ransomware, you might feel familiar with Ransomware as well. That is because the infection we are discussing right now is the new version of the infamous Apocalypse Ransomware. When it slithers into your operating system – and it is likely to enter with the help of a corrupted spam email attachment that you are likely to open yourself – it immediately encrypts your files. The malicious Apocalypse Ransomware is capable of encrypting all kinds of files, and it only evades the ones with .bat, .bin, .com, .dat, .dll, .exe, .ini, .lnk, .msi, .sys, and .tmp, extensions. Obviously, this infection does not corrupt system files in the Windows folder as well so as not to disturb the running of the entire operating system. The chances are that Ransomware operates in the exact same way. Unfortunately, once it encrypts your files using the RSA algorithm, you cannot reverse the damage. The only thing that can decrypt your files is a private key, and we cannot even guarantee that cyber criminals have stored it. If they did, we cannot guarantee that you would get it by paying the ransom.

Has your screen been locked? Since Apocalypse Ransomware can do that, it is possible that the devious Ransomware can do that as well. If your Windows operating system was locked, you need to contact us immediately (post a comment below), so that we could show you how to reboot your PC in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. Obviously, that is not something you will care about if you are thinking about paying the ransom. If you do, you must weigh all risks, especially if the ransom demanded from you is very big. In the best case scenario, you will have your operating system unlocked and all files decrypted after paying the ransom. Even if that happens, you still need to remove Ransomware from your operating system. The malicious infection could repeatedly encrypt your files!

As you can see, removing Ransomware is not that complicated, but finding the executable file responsible for the threat might be difficult. A legitimate malware scanner can help you out if you are determined to clean your operating system from malware manually. Hopefully, the scanner does not detect other infections because you would need to eliminate them as well. In case other threats are found, you can trust anti-malware software to get rid of it. We suggest this option for those who are unable to erase the ransomware manually as well. In fact, we recommend installing anti-malware software to all because it can successfully protect the operating system against all malicious threats, and that is crucial if you want to keep malware away. If you wish to discuss Ransomware or its removal further, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

How to delete Ransomware

  1. Right-click the .exe file that has launched the ransomware.
  2. Select Delete to get rid of it.
  3. Right-click the ransom file named {random characters}.txt.
  4. Select Delete to get rid of it.
  5. Right-click the Recycle Bin icon and choose Empty Recycle Bin.
  6. If you have not installed a trusted malware scanner yet, do it now, and then run a full system scan.
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