Your personal files always need to be backed up, and FlyBox Ransomware is one of the reasons why. Just like thousands of other similar infections, it can encrypt your personal files, and when it does that, your files become unreadable. The attackers’ goal is to make you pay for the decryptors that they might offer, but know that, in most cases, decryptors are just bait in a huge scam. Once you pay for them, you are left empty-handed. Free file decryptors exist only in rare cases, which is why you cannot rely on them. Since file decryption is unlikely to be possible, you have to rely on backups. If you are meticulous about how you create copies of your files and where you keep them, you should be fine after deleting FlyBox Ransomware. If backups do not exist, you are in trouble, and you might have to part ways with your files, even if you successfully remove the infection.
Do you have any idea as to how FlyBox Ransomware might have slithered into your operating system? It is possible that another infection executed it silently. It is also possible that you executed it yourself by opening a deceptive spam email attachment or executing a bundled downloader. Perhaps you have skipped an important update, and an unpatched vulnerability provided cybercriminals with a backdoor? The truth is that there are plenty of ways for them to spread malware, and that becomes so much easier when systems are not guarded appropriately. Our research team strongly recommends that you employ trusted anti-malware software as soon as possible because FlyBox Ransomware is definitely not the only threat that could try to invade your Windows operating system or try to corrupt your personal files. Others that can do it include Ogdo Ransomware, Kasp Ransomware, and Wannacry666 Ransomware. Do you know for sure that your files were corrupted already? If they were, you should see the “.FlyBox” extension attached to their names, and the files should be unreadable.
You might not even notice that your files were encrypted before the “Your Files Encrypted v3.3” window showed up on your Desktop. This window displays a message with a timer on the left. It gives you 72hours, and in that time, you are supposed to purchase $80-worth of Bitcoin and send it to the attackers’ wallet (1MkdmGEu9vTjqRYrFp4TWbsSK9SjECTbGD). You are also instructed to send them an email afterward to firstname.lastname@example.org. You might be tricked into thinking that once you pay the ransom and contact the attackers, they will provide you with a decryptor, but there is absolutely no guarantee that that is what would happen. The only guarantee that cybercriminals can give you is their promise, and you must know very well that promises made by a cybercriminal cannot be taken seriously. Nonetheless, we are sure that some victims of FlyBox Ransomware will choose to take the risk if their files are important to them. Hopefully, you have backups, and you do not need to even consider this option.
We have created a manual FlyBox Ransomware removal guide, but, sadly, we cannot guarantee that every victim of this malware will successfully eliminate this threat. The launcher file was placed in %TEMP% and was named “Flonwd.exe” during tests, but we cannot reject the possibility that the location and the name of this file could be unique for others. What should you do if you cannot remove FlyBox Ransomware manually? As we have mentioned already, implementing anti-malware software is very important. This software can guard your operating system against all threats, and, in the meantime, it can also automatically remove all existing infections. Hopefully, nothing else besides the ransomware exists, but know there are tons of other threats that might be invisible and can stay hidden, especially if there are no security systems to warn you about it. Hopefully, you now have a plan, but if you still want to ask questions, use the comments section below.