Idiot Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting application that does not seem to be designed for money extortion. The so-called ransom note does not say anything about the possibility to restore enciphered files in exchange for a payment. Instead, it insults the user, which makes us think the malware could have been created to attack specific users. Consequently, we do not believe it could be widely distributed. Nonetheless, if you wish to know more about it or were unlucky to come across it, we encourage you to read the rest of our report. Further in it, we will explain how the threat works and how Idiot Ransomware could be erased from the system manually. Also, at the end of the article, you can find instructions explaining the removal process step by step. Needless to say, users who do not think they can handle the task should use a reliable antimalware tool instead.
According to our specialists, Idiot Ransomware is being distributed via popular VoIP application called Discord that is often used by gamers. As usual, it looks like the threat could be carried by a malicious executable file. It could be named The_power_of_hentai.exe probably to raise the targeted victim’s curiosity. No matter how curious you might be, you should never lose your guard when encountering suspicious executable files. Firstly, it would be smart to scan it with a reliable antimalware tool and if it appears the data carries harmful content, the tool ought to help you safely remove it from the computer. Sadly, rushing to open such data could cause a lot of troubles. As you see, ransomware applications often start encrypting files right away, and if the user does not realize what has happened, it can ruin all personal or even program data located on the device.
Once the victim launches the file carrying Idiot Ransomware, the malicious application should create a copy called Idiot.exe in the c:\memes directory. Probably, to distract the user, the malware opens several windows with a picture of a dancing Fortnite character. To be more precise, the windows do not appear all at once but open one after another when the user closes the previous window. At the same time, the malicious application should start encrypting various personal files belonging to the victim. Once it is done, it is supposed to open a text file saying “my name is tostring and your pc is now fucked.” The rest of the test insults the victim and shows a picture of a happy dog made from characters. Our specialists say it is impossible to restore the Idiot Ransomware’s affected data. The only other way to get your data back is to replace encrypted files with backup copies located on cloud storage, removable media devices, etc. Just before doing so, we highly recommend eliminating the malicious application for safety reasons.
Deleting Idiot Ransomware should not be too complicated even for inexperienced users as the malware does not create a lot of files on the infected device. Plus, the instructions located below can explain the process step by step. Still, if the task looks too challenging, we advise employing a reliable security tool of your choice. Once it is installed, you should perform a full system scan and wait for results. Then, click the antimalware tool’s provided removal button and get rid of all identified threats at once.