Ransomware Removal Guide

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Category: Trojans Ransomware is a newly discovered ransomware-type infection designed to infect your computer via email spam and encrypt nearly all of the files on your computer. The cybercriminal behind it wants you to pay a ransom for the decryption key, but we suggest that you remove it instead because there is no guarantee that it will work. It is configured to use the AES encryption cipher, so decrypting the files is rather difficult, and this requires a tool dedicated for this particular ransomware that has yet to be created. If your PC was infected with it and you want to remove it, then please use our instructions or an antimalware tool to get rid of it for good.

While some low-grade ransomware is designed to lock the screen only and demand users to pay to unlock it, other, more sophisticated, applications are designed to encrypt the files on a PC, so that the victim would not have any other options. Unfortunately, this is often true because some well-made ransomware’s decryption is impossible to crack. Nevertheless, since Ransomware is a rather new infection, a free decryption tool may be already in the works.

This particular ransomware uses the AES encryption cipher with a 256-bit size key which is rather strong encryption method. Once on your PC, this ransomware will scan it for files of interest and rest assured that it will target your documents, audio and video files, pictures and other images, applications, file archives, and so on. Furthermore, it will encrypt the files in almost all locations, but it will skip some folders, particularity those that contain files that are crucial to running the operating system. While encrypting the files, this ransomware is set to append them with the .{} file extension which is an indication that a file was encrypted and it also serves to promote the email address you are supposed to message to get into contact with this ransomware’s developer.

Once the encryption process is complete, Ransomware will drop a non-malicious file named how to restore files.hta on your desktop. This is what we call a ransom note because, when you open it, it reads that “All your important files are ciphered” and that you need to contact the developer via to get help. Now, we know what kind of help the criminal behind this infection has in mind. In short, it is a money extortion scheme because the same cybercriminal will offer you to purchase the decryption key designed specifically for you because Ransomware generates a unique public encryption key and a private decryption key that is sent to this ransomware’s C2 server. The developer can give you the decryption key, but it obviously comes at a price, although unfortunately we do not know how much you may be asked for. A typical ransomware developer usually wants anywhere from 0.5 BTC (301.85 USD) to 3 BTC (1811.11 USD.) So paying the ransom might be an unreasonable, uneconomical decision, especially if you do not have files that are that important.

According to our research, Ransomware is being distributed via email spam that is sent to random email addresses around the world. The emails are said to be disguised as invoices that contain a zipped file attachment with a JavaScript file. If you open the archive and open the randomly named JavaScript file, then it will download a malicious DLL installer that is executed with Rundll32.exe. The infection takes place silently, and you may not realize this at first, but it will become apparent when all of your files come encrypted. A powerful anti-malware tool could stop this infection dead in its tracks, but if you do not have one, then it will drop the malicious executable in %WINDIR%\Syswow64, %WINDIR%\System32, %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup or some other location, and create a registry string at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run set to execute the ransomware on system startup.

In summary, Ransomware is a malicious application whose purpose is to enter your computer silently and encrypt for personal files and demand money for decrypting them. The offered decryptor may not come cheap, and there is no guarantee that it will work. Therefore, if you want to get rid of it, then we invite you to make use of the manual removal guide or download our featured antimalware program called SpyHunter to delete it for you.

How to eradicate Ransomware

  1. Press Windows+E keys.
  2. type each of the following directories in the File Explorer’s address box.
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %WINDIR%\Syswow64
    • %WINDIR%\System32
  3. Find the executable file and delete it.
  4. Delete how to restore files.hta from the desktop.
  5. Close the File Explorer window.
  6. Empty the Recycle Bin.

Delete the malicious registry string

  1. Press Windows+R keys.
  2. Enter regedit in the box and click OK.
  3. Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  4. Find the registry string with the Value data pointing to the executable’s location.
  5. Right-click it and click Delete.
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