Ransomware Removal Guide

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Your computer is your fortress and your gate to the virtual realm, but it can crumble beneath you if the devious Ransomware finds its way in. This dangerous infection eats away at your personal security and personal data one file at a time, and it does that silently. Once you wake up and realize that this malware has slithered in, most – if not all – of your personal files will have been encrypted. What does that mean? That means that the data of your files will be changed to make them unreadable. It is like a code that cannot be unlocked without a simple key. And where is this key? It is in the pocket of a devious cyber criminal who stands behind the infection. It is hard to say if the attacker is also the creator of the infection because it is a clone of Dharma Ransomware, a threat whose removal we have already discussed in a different report. All in all, regardless of who represents it, you need to delete Ransomware because it is a serious threat to your personal files. Ransomware slithers in, runs, and encrypts files silently. You are most likely to be tricked into executing this threat yourself (e.g., by clicking a malicious spam email file attachment), but if you do not suspect anything suspicious, you are unlikely to notice this threat until it reveals itself. You might first uncover the threat when you realize that you cannot open files or when you discover a new extension attached to them. It is “.id-{unique id code}.[].bgtx,” and all encrypted files should have it. It is most likely; however, that the threat would reveal itself using a window. It is launched right after execution, and it carries a ransom note, which is identical to many others we have seen before. The only change is the email address (, using which you can communicate with the creator of Ransomware. Should you? Although the ransom note claims that you need to email to receive more information on how to pay a ransom and recover your personal files, we do not recommend it. If you reveal your email address, you could be flooded with spam emails containing malware, and if you pay the ransom, you are unlikely to receive a decryptor anyway. Just close the ransom note, and focus on the removal of the malicious threat.

If you decide to email the criminal(s) behind Ransomware, you will be pushed to pay a ransom in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, can restore your files. That is the key we discussed earlier. If the ransom does not intimidate you – and it is most likely to be quite hefty – you might decide that paying it is not a terrible idea. If you chose to pay it, remember that you would be taking a huge risk. More likely than not, you would not get what you expect. Most likely, cyber criminals would take your money and disappear, and your email address would be used to expose you to scams and malicious launchers in the future. Even if the creator of Ransomware does not use the email against you, they could sell it to malicious third parties to make a profit. Hopefully, you do not need to take the risk because your files are backed up. Since the ransomware deletes Shadow Volume copies to destroy your system’s backup, you must rely on external (cloud or physical drives) backup. In any case, if you can recover your files from backup, you should not waste any more time to remove the infection.

Have you noticed the guide below? It shows how to remove Ransomware manually. As you can see, there are quite a few steps, and the process is not exactly straightforward because the launcher of the infection can be anywhere. While we do not want to discourage you from taking on the task, if you are still weighing your options, we suggest utilizing anti-malware software instead. It can simultaneously delete Ransomware and strengthen your operating system’s security to prevent other malicious threats from slithering in. Should you pay the ransom before you remove the malicious threat? We do not recommend it because it is a waste of money. Also, if you can restore files from backup, you do not need to think about this at all.

How to delete Ransomware

  1. Delete the {unknown name}.exefile that launched the infection. It might be found here:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  2. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E keys.
  3. Delete a malicious {unknown name}.exefile created by the ransomware in these folders (enter the directory’s path into the Explorer’s bar at the top to access it):
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %APPDATA%
    • %WINDIR%\system32\
  4. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys.
  5. Type regedit.exe and click OK to launch Registry Editor.
  6. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Run.
  7. Delete the malicious {random name} value linked to the %WINDIR%\System32\{random letters}.exe file.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin and then quickly install and run a legitimate malware scanner.
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