Decrypme Ransomware might not be the hottest ransomware infection on the block, but it is still a considerable system security threat that should be taken seriously. This program comes from the MedusaLocker Ransomware group, and our team says that the two programs are almost identical. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that we can use the same decryption methods on both applications, and so we need to come up with ways to restore our files. If possible, the best way to recover your files is to restore them from a file backup, which is what you should do once you remove Decrypme Ransomware for good.
The most important thing about ransomware is that we can avoid these infections as long as we are careful about the content we interact with online. Therefore, if you receive an email from an unknown party, and they ask you to open an attached file at once, you should stop and think again. Why is the message so urgent? Is that really a legitimate document? Have you been really waiting for this file? The truth is that you should scan every single file you download with a security tool of your choice before you open them. If you scan your downloaded files, you will surely avoid Decrypme Ransomware and other similar infections.
However, there are multiple users out there who suffer from the ransomware infection consequences. So, what will happen if Decrypme Ransomware enters your system?
To tell you the truth, this program works like most of the other ransomware infections. It does skip quite a few directories though. So if you keep your files in the ALLUSERPROFILE or USERPROFILE directory, it is very likely that Decrypme Ransomware will leave your data be. It also skips files that have the following extensions: EXE, SYS, INI, LINK, RDP, DLL, and others. So, it is clear that the infection doesn’t encrypt every single file on the computer.
It does, however, delete the Shadow Volume copies. It means that if you have them enabled, Decrypme Ransomware makes it impossible to restore your files from the Shadow Volume. If that weren’t enough, the infection tries to prevent you from removing it by killing processes associated with system security. We know that Decrypme Ransomware is programmed to kill multiple processes that correspond with antispyware programs. Hence, the infection puts some effort to enter your system and stay there.
Needless to say, once the encryption is complete, this program will display a ransom note. Here’s an extract from the ransom note:
All your data are encrypted!
Your files are encrypted, and currently unavailable.
You can check it: all files on you computer has new expansion.
By the way, everything is possible to recover (restore), but you need to buy a unique decryptor.
Otherwise, you never cant return your data.
Below, you can find two emails that you are supposed to use if you want to contact these criminals and purchase the decryption key. Of course, purchasing the key from these people should never be at the top of your to do list.
If you have copies of your files saved on an external hard drive, just delete Decrypme Ransomware along with the encrypted files, and then transfer the healthy copies into your clean computer. If you do not want to remove this infection on your own, invest in a powerful security tool that will do the job for you. After all, automatic malware removal is the most efficient way to deal with these threats. If you need any more tips on how to protect yourself from ransomware, please feel free to drop us a comment below.