Most probably the moment you realize that your computer has been attacked by Ecovector Ransomware will be when it shows you its ransom note on your screen. This Trojan ransomware is a severe blow to your computer and your files especially. As a matter of fact, this infection is a real nightmare since it is quite likely that you will lose all your files if you do not have a copy saved on an external HDD or flash drive. This attack is all about money; your money. If you do not pay the ransom fee, you cannot decrypt your files, which therefore become useless and inaccessible. Unfortunately, we have not found any file recovery tools for this ransomware that you could use. You may think that there is a hope to get your files back if you pay the fee, but we would like to warn you not to have too high hopes. You are dealing with criminals so there is no warranty that you will get anything in return for your money. But, if you do not want more damage, you should definitely remove Ecovector Ransomware right now. We are here to share with you all the details of our research so that you can efficiently protect your system.
Just like most of the Trojan ransomware infections, this program also travels in spam e-mails as a file attachment. This malicious .exe file can be disguised as a .doc, .pdf, or an image file. The main weapon of this infection is called deception. Ecovector Ransomware can easily deceive you to believe that you should open this spam mail right away and check out the attached file. This can be done by fooling you into believing that this mail is an overdue invoice that has not been paid, a parking or speeding ticket, or even a mail delivery error message. Practically, the subject of this mail can be anything that could be of interest to you. The first problem is that you open it. Second, when you download the attachment, and third, when you want to open this file. As you can see, there are actually three steps leading up to the infection of your system; and all three involve you and a click. We hope it is obvious now how you could avoid such nightmares in the future. The biggest issue in this case is that by the time you realize what has happened, it will be too late to delete Ecovector Ransomware. But even so, this is the best you can do to protect your computer from further issues.
Most likely you will not realize that this malware activates and starts encrypting your documents, images, and third-party programs unless your timing is perfect and you want to open a file that has already been ciphered and you fail. Also, seeing files with “.id-B4500913.Ecovector3@aol.com.xtbl” extension can be a give-away. However, all this process may take only a few minutes tops. Therefore, by the time you realize it, probably you could not do anything even if you remove Ecovector Ransomware; your files would be encrypted with the impossible-to-crack RSA-2048 algorithm. Without the private key you cannot decrypt your files. Guess what! This private key is stored on a secret server only these criminals have access to.
This infection is not really unique; we have found that it is in fact a clone of Green_ray Ransomware and Vegclass@aol.com Ransomware. It seems that the criminals behind these dangerous threats have a not even too hidden agenda about the environment, which may well be just a cover or deception. When the encryption has finished, a text file called "How to decrypt your files.txt" is dropped onto your desktop and you wallpaper changes to “How to decrypt your files.jpg,” which contains the ransom note. As a matter of fact, this is a rather short message that simply asks you to send an e-mail to Ecovector3@aol.com or Eco_vector@india.com along with three of the encrypted files. You are supposed to get a reply message with the instructions of payment and the decrypted files. We have no information about the demanded amount this time, but we can tell you that the ransom fee usually ranges between 100 to 500 US dollars and required to be paid in Bitcoins. Criminals also tend to provide information about how to buy Bitcoins and how to transfer money to a given address. There are a number of reasons why we do not advise you to pay this fee. First of all, you would support criminals who could go on with their vicious agendas. Second, these criminals may not even send you the private key. And, finally, it is also possible that some technical issues emerge, such as loss of communication with the Command and Control server, which is a great risk when it comes to ransomware. We suggest that you delete Ecovector Ransomware if you want to restore your virtual security.
The best case is when you have a backup saved on an external drive because that would really come in handy right now. Please remember if you have this copy, do not copy the files back until your remove Ecovector Ransomware. Let us tell you how you can make sure that no leftovers remain after this major malware hit. Please follow our instructions below if you want to take matters into your own hands. However, if you want to choose an automated method that could eliminate all the infections from your PC and also provide the best protection for your system, we suggest that you install an up-to-date anti-malware application. If you need assistance with the removal of Ecovector Ransomware, please leave us a comment below.