It looks like a new file-encrypting application called Encryptd Ransomware could be in development. Our researchers say there are no fully working samples yet, but there are some details already known about this malicious application. If you are interested in this threat, we encourage you to read our full article, in which we talk about how it could be spread, what it might do if it enters a system, and how it could be erased. At the end of this article, you can also find our recommended steps for users who may encounter this malware and wish to delete Encryptd Ransomware. Of course, if you have any questions about this malicious application, you can leave us a comment at the end of this page.
It is unknown whether Encryptd Ransomware is being distributed at the time of writing. However, if it was, our specialists believe the hackers might distribute it through channels that are often used in spreading similar threats. For instance, hackers could use Spam emails and unreliable file-sharing web pages. There are also malicious applications that can enter a system while exploiting its vulnerabilities like unsecured RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections.
Consequently, to avoid such threats, it is vital to be cautious with messages from unfamiliar senders, to download software or other installers only from legitimate websites, and to remove all vulnerabilities that your system might have. Another thing we recommend doing if you want your computer to be protected is to install a reliable security tool. It would be a good idea to use it to scan files that you obtain from the Internet to find out whether they are malicious or not. In most cases, installers of threats like Encryptd Ransomware do not look suspicious, so you might be unable to say whether a file is malicious or not just by looking at its extension, icon, etc.
Furthermore, it seems like the malicious application might encrypt victims’ files and append the .encryptd extension to them. Data enciphered with a robust encryption algorithm becomes unreadable. Usually, cybercriminals do not care about users’ records as they only wish to be paid for providing decryption tools. The problem is that in some cases, victims get scammed and never receive what was promised even though they do as told. Therefore, we do not advise dealing with hackers if you do not want to risk being tricked and losing your money in vain. It is impossible to say how much the Encryptd Ransomware’s developers may want to get as their ransom note called README_FOR_DECRYPT.txt does not name the price. Instead, users are asked to go to the malicious application’s website.
Lastly, we wish to talk about Encryptd Ransomware’s removal. If you end up receiving this threat, you should know that keeping it on your computer could be risky. Thus, we advise not to take any chances and erase the malware. Normally, we provide manual deletion instructions, but, this time, the steps located below this article explain how to remove Encryptd Ransomware with an antimalware tool that you trust. That is because it is impossible to test the malware properly, for now, so we cannot know for sure how it should be erased manually. If you think it would be best to get a reliable antimalware tool too, we invite you to have a look at the instructions located below.