Czech Ransomware can lock down your screen and provide you with information suggesting that your precious personal files were encrypted. Are your files encrypted by this infection? Well, it all depends on the version of this threat. Our researchers do not reject the possibility that future versions of this threat will be used for the encryption of personal data; however, the version we have tested was not able to do that. This means that the threats are misleading. Of course, underestimating this infection would be foolish. It can lock down your computer making it impossible for you to use it in a regular manner. We have also found that this threat launches upon startup, and so the screen will be locked even if you restart your PC. On top of that, if you discover the ransomware, you might also discover much more dangerous infections. The thing is that this threat could have been downloaded by clandestine malware. Please continue reading to learn how to identify and remove all threats. Of course, we also can show you how to delete Czech Ransomware.
As you can tell by the name, Czech Ransomware is targeted at users in the Czech Republic region. Even the ransom note is represented in Czech. This ransom note will pop up on your screen, and you will not be able to close it, which means that it can paralyze your operating system. According to our research, the screen-locking window is introduced by the malicious executable file that launches the infection. Have you downloaded this file or was it downloaded by some other malicious threat? Most of the ransomware infections we analyze are usually spread via spam emails, where malicious launchers are camouflaged as harmless attachments. Purge Ransomware, Troldesh Ransomware, and Smrss32 Ransomware are a few of the most recent threats that are distributed using this method. Of course, Czech Ransomware is not identical to these infections – which is good news because they can corrupt your files – and so it could be spread in other ways. Once you delete this ransomware, we encourage you to scan your operating system to see if maybe you need to remove other malicious threats as well.
The ransom requested by Czech Ransomware is quite insignificant (CZK 200), but paying it is not what we can recommend doing. Even if the ransom is little, you do not want to give cyber criminals your money. After all, they could use that money to fund other infections, and you do not want that, do you? The victims of the ransomware are requested to pay the ransom using Paysafecard, and this method of payment was used by many different ransomware infections a couple of years back. If you make the payment, this will be the last time you see your money. Even if you contact the Police or Paysafecard, you will not get your money back. The worst part is that your PC is most likely to remain locked, and this is why you should not even bother with paying the ransom. What you need to do is remove the malicious file and erase the entry that allows the threat to run right when you start your operating system. Do you think that these tasks are complicated? As you will learn, the removal operation is not that complicated.
You need to reboot your PC in Safe Mode with Networking to download automatic malware detection and removal software. If you want to try and get rid of this threat yourself, you can also choose Safe Mode. All in all, you will be able to perform the necessary manual removal steps in both modes. If you decide to remove Czech Ransomware manually, you will need to erase a malicious file within a folder that is best to get rid of as well. Additionally, you will need to erase a run key. Our instructions below are very simple, and you should have no trouble erasing malware even if you lack experience. The same instructions will work for you if you have paid the ransom already. Even if your PC was unlocked, you might need to erase the components of this threat. Once you get rid of the ransomware, quickly scan your operating system to check if additional malware exists. Also, think about implementing anti-malware software to ensure full-time protection.
Reboot Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7:
Reboot Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10:
Erase the ransomware: