Hitler Ransomware, also known as Hitler Ransonware, is a dangerous infection that puts your personal files at risk. This devious threat targets your personal files in the Pictures, Documents, Downloads, Desktop, and Music folders found in the %UserProfile% directory. Instead of encrypting them as you might be made to believe, this threat removes the extensions of your files to make them inaccessible. Because you cannot open your personal files, you might think that they are indeed encrypted by this malicious ransomware. Luckily, this is not the case, and you can easily add the extensions back to your files evading their loss. Unfortunately, some users rush to restart their operating systems as soon as they discover something is wrong. This is a mistake. One of the files associated with the ransomware is set to execute on startup, and its main function is deleting files. Therefore, if you restart your computer, you will lose your personal files. Overall, you need to delete Hitler Ransomware as soon as possible, and it seems that you might be able to get rid of this infection without loss.
It is most likely that the suspicious Hitler Ransomware has gained access to your operating system via a spam email. A malicious attachment might be added to an inconspicuous email, and you might execute the threat by opening this attachment. It is important that you are able to identify the file that launches the infection because you will need to remove it from your PC. If you know the name of the file and its location, you will be able to initiate the removal without much trouble. Other files of this ransomware are located in a folder that has a name made up of random characters, and you will find it in the %Temp% directory. This folder should contain two executable files with random names, and these are the files you need to delete from your PC. One of these files can erase the extensions of your personal files, and the other one can eliminate them. This file is also copied to the Startup folder that you can find in the %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ directory. Because of this placement, the file is executed upon startup, and so restarting your PC is the worst idea.
Even if you do not restart your operating system yourself, Hitler Ransomware can do it for you. As you might have noticed already, the window that pops up on your screen (it is opened by the first .exe file) showcases a timer that initially gives you one hour to pay the ransom of €25, which you are ordered to pay using a Vodafone card. If you allow for the time to run out, the malicious ransomware will crash your PC, and a blue screen will appear. At this point, you will need to restart your PC, and, of course, that means that you will lose your photos, documents, and other personal files. Therefore, you should remove Hitler Ransomware as soon as possible. Note that you can use the Alt+F4 key combination to close the window opened by the ransomware, and that should make it easier for you to initiate the elimination of this threat. The last thing you should do is pay the ransom requested because it is unlikely to help you with anything. If you get involved, it is likely that you will lose the €25 for nothing.
Needless to say, removing Hitler Ransomware is important, and time is of the essence in this situation. This dangerous threat gives you an hour to make the payment, and it threatens to delete your files after this period. If you do not eliminate this infection from your operating system in time, you might suffer the loss of data, and we are sure you do not want that. Fortunately, it is very easy to erase this threat from your PC, and you can even do it manually. Once you remove all malicious components, you will need to restore your files by adding appropriate extensions. Hopefully, you know what extensions you need to add, but, if you do not, you can ask a more experienced friend to help you out. After all, once the ransomware is eliminated, you have all the time to make the necessary changes. Once you completely clean your PC, install a trusted anti-malware tool to enable full-time Windows protection.