If your operating system is vulnerable, File Security Protected Ransomware might slither into your operating system without your notice. When this infection slithers in, it encrypts files using the AES-256 encryption algorithm. If it does that successfully, a ransom note is introduced to you demanding a payment of 0.02 Bitcoins. Although this ransom fee is not that big – if you compare it with infections that demand hundreds and even thousands of US Dollars – paying it is still risky. Our research team warns that you might lose money for nothing in return when you pay the ransom, and that is something to think about when deciding what to do. Hopefully, you figure out a way to decrypt your files, but keep in mind that you must delete File Security Protected Ransomware in any case. If you have no idea how to remove this monstrous infection from your operating system, you can find all answers in this report. Note that you can discuss the threat further via the comments section.
If you have installed a malware scanner to identify the malicious File Security Protected Ransomware, you might have been introduced to “FakeWU Ransomware” and “Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware” names. Of course, all three of these names represent the same threat. According to the information we have gathered when analyzing this infection, it can be spread using exploit kits, as well as via corrupted spam email attachments. It can also be downloaded onto the targeted computer users by infections that are already running on it. Obviously, if that is the case, you need to make sure you remove these infections as soon as you get rid of File Security Protected Ransomware itself. Of course, although removing this threat is very simple, not many users jump to that because their files are encrypted. If you remove File Security Protected Ransomware right away, you might lose the option of getting your photos, databases, documents, and other personal files decrypted. Therefore, we suggest getting rid of this infection after you decide what you want to do.
The solution offered by the creator of File Security Protected Ransomware includes sending a fee of 0.02 Bitcoins – which is around $24 or €23 – to a specific Bitcoin address and then confirming the payment by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. A window entitled “FILE SECURITY PROTECTED” pops up to introduce you to the information that you need to pay the ransom. If you delete the .exe file that is responsible for showcasing this ransom message, paying the ransom becomes impossible. Also, you might have to apply the decryption key that you are promised to get in return of the ransom using the window of the ransomware. Of course, if you have no desire of supporting cyber criminals financially, or if you are not worried about losing your files because they are backed up, you should remove File Security Protected Ransomware without further hesitation. If your files were not backed up prior to the invasion of this ransomware, make sure to set up a backup as soon as the threat is eliminated.
As we mentioned previously, removing File Security Protected Ransomware is not that difficult. In fact, there is only one file that you need to eliminate, and you might already be familiar with it if you have downloaded it from a spam email. Of course, if the file was downloaded without your permission, you might have a hard time identifying it, and you should not go around deleting every suspicious file you find because you might cause even more problems for yourself. In this case, using an anti-malware tool is the smartest move because it can automatically find and eliminate malicious components. If other malicious threats are active on your PC, the anti-malware tool will detect and delete them as well. And if you keep it installed, you will ensure that malware does not have a chance of slithering into your operating system again. If you get rid of all threats manually, remember that implementing reliable security tools is crucial.