Ransomware Removal Guide

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There are infections that do not remove files but basically destroy them by changing their data, and the malicious Ransomware is one of them. This threat encrypts files, and it is likely to encrypt many of them. Although it should avoid system files, this threat is supposed to encrypt documents, archives, photos, and media files, amongst many other kinds of files. Once these files are encrypted, a demand for a ransom payment can be delivered. Unless you have all the money in the world, and you do not mind interacting with cyber crooks – which in itself is extremely risky – you should NOT pay the ransom. Our research team has analyzed hundreds of other file-encrypting threats, and their creators almost always disappear the moment the money for decryption software, keys, or passwords is transferred into their personal wallets. Although we do not advise paying the ransom, and we cannot help you restore files, we can show you how to delete Ransomware.

Were you exposed to Ransomware via a spam email? That is likely to be the case because that is how most Crysis/Dharma infections are spread. There are tons of other infections that are identical to the one we are discussing right now, and Ransomware or Ransomware are just a few examples to mention. They all spread silently, using disguises, and if Windows users are tricked into executing this malware, personal files are encrypted right away. The “.id-[ID random numbers].[].ETH” extension is appended to the original files’ names, but do not bother removing this extension. Your files will not be restored if you do. As a matter of fact, there is not a tool or key you could use, and there is not a thing you could do to restore the files that were encrypted by Ransomware. You are in a favorable position ONLY if your files were backed up before the infection attacked. In this case, you might still have copies of your most important files available to you.

If you are backed into a corner, the creator of Ransomware will try to make you pay a ransom for a decryption tool. We cannot even know if this tool exists or works, but even if it is real, your chances of obtaining it are very slim. The tool is introduced via a window that the threat displays after the attack on files, and the message does not provide much information about anything. The goal here is to make you email, and if you do that, you should be instructed to pay a very specific sum of money in Bitcoin to a very specific Bitcoin wallet. Right now, this information is out of reach. Unfortunately, even emailing the attackers is dangerous because they can record the email address and flood the inbox with scam and phishing messages in the future, when you least expect it. Also, they can introduce you to malware. For example, if they send a decryption tool .exe file – which is unlikely to happen anyway – this .exe file could be something completely else. This is why we do not recommend contacting the attackers. As you can see, there isn’t much that can be done, but you can still remove Ransomware.

The removal of Ransomware should be performed as soon as possible, and so you need to decide how you will delete this threat quickly. Will you follow the instructions below? They show the components that must be eliminated, but they do not include the launcher file because it could have been dropped anywhere. You yourself could have downloaded the file anywhere. If you can find the file, you might delete Ransomware manually; otherwise, go for anti-malware software. In fact, go with this option even if you are sure you can clean your operating system from all existing threats yourself. The anti-malware program you choose will automatically erase all infections, and then it will strengthen the security of your operating system to guarantee that malicious file-encryptors, Trojans, keyloggers, adware, hijackers, and all other malicious threats cannot break in again.

How to delete Ransomware

  1. Delete the file named FILES ENCRYPTED.txt from the Desktop.
  2. Find and Delete the [unknown launcher name].exe file.
  3. Delete the [unknown malicious file name].exe and Info.hta files in these directories (to access them, launch Explorer by tapping Win+E keys at once and enter the pathinto the quick access field):
    • %APPDATA%
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %WINDIR%\System32\
  4. Launch RUN by tapping keys Win+R at once.
  5. Type regedit.exe into the RUN box and click OK to access Registry Editor.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  7. Delete 3 [random name] values that are linked to [unknown malicious file name].exe and Info.hta files (you can check the value data to see the path to these files).
  8. Exit all windows and Empty Recycle Bin.
  9. Run a full system scan using a reliable malware scanner to check for leftovers that might still require removal.
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