You should fear encountering Decme Ransomware only if you have no backup copies that you could use to replace the files encrypted by this threat. As you see, the malware encrypts photos, documents, and other personal data with a robust encryption algorithm to prevent users from accessing it. Sadly, it becomes impossible as the only way to access encrypted files is to decrypt them, and such a task requires special decryption tools. The malware’s creators claim they will provide them in exchange for money, but you cannot be one hundred percent sure that they will. Therefore, dealing with hackers is not something we would advise. What we recommend is deleting Decme Ransomware. If you wish to know how you could erase it or more about its working manner, we invite you to read our full report.
If you want to avoid threats like Decme Ransomware, we recommend being cautious with emails carrying files or links if they come from unknown sources or raise any other red flags. Hackers are capable of disguising files and links so they would look harmless. Thus, you have to be extremely attentive to avoid opening malicious data accidentally. It is also popular to upload installers of ransomware and other threats onto file-sharing websites, which is why we highly recommend keeping away from sites that spread pirated software, unknown freeware, and so on. It is also important to have a reputable antimalware tool that would help you recognize threats and guard your system against them. Make sure you scan files that you do not know to be safe for sure with the chosen tool before opening such files to see if they could contain any threats.
Once Decme Ransomware is launched, it should start encrypting videos, photos, and files alike that it should mark with an extension that might be similar to this one: .[Files2021@tutanota.com][FKBR7TSVLO8563Q].decme. After encrypting files, the malicious application should create a ransom note called !INFO.HTA. In the note, users should find a message saying they can restore their files if they pay a ransom to purchase decryption tools. The hackers behind the malware clam to have them and offer to prove it by decrypting a file of no importance free of charge. The problem is that whatever they say or do, there are no guarantees that in the end, you will receive their promised decryption tools. Thus, if you do not want to risk losing your money in vain, we advise you not to pay the ransom. It is also advisable to delete Decme Ransomware from your system if you want your device to be malware-free.
If you decide you would like to try erasing Decme Ransomware manually, we advise checking the instructions located below. They show how to look for files belonging to the malicious application and get rid of them one by one. However, we cannot guarantee that they will work for all users. The other way to remove Decme Ransomware from your system is to scan it with a chosen antimalware tool. After the scan, you should be able to eliminate all identified items by pressing the given deletion button.
Windows 8/Windows 10
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7