Cryptomaniac Ransomware is a threat that has been developed and is distributed to extract money from users. It is the reason it encrypts files on users’ computers right away when it infiltrates them. It was first detected in December, 2017, which means that it is a brand new threat. Consequently, it is not a surprise that it is not a prevalent ransomware infection. The chances are high that it will never become a popular threat, but it does not mean that users cannot encounter it, so we have decided to prepare this report in order to let users know what they can expect from Cryptomaniac Ransomware and how it is usually distributed so that some of them could still prevent it from entering their computers. If it is already too late for prevention in your case, i.e. this ransomware infection has already infiltrated your computer and made it impossible to access the majority of files, make sure you delete it from your system as soon as possible. Specialists say that this threat should not create any new registry keys or files in certain directories that would allow it to launch automatically on system startup, but users might still launch it incidentally again by opening the malicious file, so it is a must to delete all components of Cryptomaniac Ransomware as soon as possible, security specialists say. You will find out what you need to do if you continue reading this report.
Cryptomaniac Ransomware is a threat that locks personal files on victims’ computers. Also, it has been written in Python, a popular programming language. What else is known about it is that it is mainly spread via spam emails as an attachment or might illegally show up on computers if unsafe RDP credentials are used. Ransomware infections are sneaky threats, but we are sure there are sneakier malicious programs available too, so we highly recommend that you install a security application on your computer as soon as possible to make it impossible for other harmful threats to enter your system unnoticed. We do not recommend trying to ensure the system’s protection all alone because it might be very hard to do that even if you consider yourself one of the advanced computer users.
There are all kinds of ransomware infections available on the market, but you must have become one of the victims of Cryptomaniac Ransomware if your files have been locked and you do not know anything about that. Also, another symptom showing that Cryptomaniac Ransomware has entered your system successfully is the .maniac extension appended to all files that are impossible to open. Research carried out by researchers at 411-spyware.com has revealed that this threat can affect files with .c, .mid, .7z, .csr, .der, .slk, .dif, .aes, .ARC, .pot, .docm, .dotx, .xlsb, .js, .asm, .wav, .mp3, .fla, .mp4, .mov, and a bunch of other filename extensions. Cryptomaniac Ransomware also drops ransom notes in two formats (.html and .txt) on compromised machines after the encryption of files: Readme_to_recover_files.html and Readme_to_recover_files.txt. They demand a ransom of $500 (the size of the ransom might change). Users are told that they will receive the decryption tool that will decrypt their files immediately after making a payment, but, to be frank, nobody knows whether it is really true. You might even get nothing from cyber criminals, so you should not send money to them even if the ransomware infection has encrypted some extremely important files. You could restore them from a backup if you have it after the Cryptomaniac Ransomware removal. Restoring files from the Windows OS backup will be impossible because this threat executes a command and removes all Shadow Volume Copies.
Even though Cryptomaniac Ransomware cannot launch itself automatically, you must delete it fully because it might be able to connect victims’ computers to the SPAM network, specialists say. On top of that, it might delete some encrypted files automatically from time to time if you do not pay a ransom. You will find instructions that will help you to delete this threat manually below this article, but our piece of advice for you would be to perform a full scan with a powerful antimalware tool as well – it is very important not to leave a single malicious component active on the system.