Do backup copies of your personal files exist? If they do not, you want to fix that immediately because threats like firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware can permanently damage your files by encrypting them. Although the file is not removed or changed during the encryption process, it is locked up. Once the file is encrypted, it can only be read using a decryptor, and that is the genius behind ransomware. If the victim does not have backups, they NEED the decryptor, and the creator of the infection is well willing to give it to those who pay. That is what you are supposed to believe. In reality, no one knows if the decryptor would be given to you if you paid the ransom, which is why we do not recommend paying it. What about deleting email@example.com Ransomware? Will your files be decrypted then? No, they will not; however, removing the infection is crucial, and we show you how to do that further in this article.
Windows users are likely to attract firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware by opening corrupted spam email attachments. Cyber criminals send emails randomly, using an archive of obtained email addresses, in the hopes of tricking someone. Unfortunately, the bogus messages can be very convincing, and they might trick less careful users into opening files and links without putting in much thought. The terrible thing is that it does not take much for email@example.com Ransomware to get in, and we can say the same about Dharma Ransomware (firstname.lastname@example.org variation), Bestdecoding@cock.li Ransomware, and many other variants of the Crysis/Dharma Ransomware. These infections have different names, use different contact email addresses, and attach different extensions to the corrupted files, but they are identical. The threat we are discussing in this article appends the “.id-[unique ID].[email@example.com].war” extension. It can be removed easily, but that does not change the encryption of the file in any way.
As soon as all personal files are encrypted by firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware, a window is launched to explain some things. First, you are informed that files were encrypted, and that is when you should go and look at your files. There are plenty of infections that only pose as encryptors, and so you always need proof. The proof is the added extension and the fact that you cannot open the file. Then, the message inside the window suggests that there is a way to decrypt files and that more information can be provided once you email email@example.com. If you are going to do that, remember to be careful with the emails you receive because you do not know what cyber criminals could send you. The message also informs that you will “have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins,” and although we do not know how much you would be asked, at this point, it should be clear that cyber criminals encrypted your files to make you pay a ransom. “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” is dropped on the Desktop to reiterate the same message.
Now that you know more about firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware, you have to figure out how to delete it. At the end of the day, it all boils down to your experience and skills. Have you deleted unwanted or malicious programs in the past? Are you sure you will be able to identify and remove email@example.com Ransomware components? If you are not experienced, and the launcher of the threat is not right in front of your nose, deleting it manually might be very difficult. If you go in blind, you could cause even more problems by accidentally erasing harmless files that might be supporting your system. So, what is the alternative option? We suggest utilizing anti-malware software you can trust. Use this software to have malware erased automatically and your operating system secured against all kinds of malware, not just ransomware. Once the normal order is restored, and you start creating and adding new files, remember to back them up to ensure that cyber criminals never have the opportunity to blackmail you again.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||Dharma.exe||94720 bytes||MD5: babe40e55567b6a9f76864073c1821e6|
|2||Info.hta||13913 bytes||MD5: b900d32736fb2034edd8e9c622c38a47|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|