If you cannot protect your operating system against IEncrypt Ransomware, your files are in grave danger. This malicious threat silently invades operating systems and then encrypts files that are stored inside them. Although the threat circumvents the directories where the system files lay, it is not shy about encrypting documents, text files, archives, images, videos, and all other files it can find. Regular Windows users are unlikely to face this threat, but companies with vulnerable systems might. We know of at least two different companies that were hit by different versions of this malware. One of them was the Krauss-Maffei company, which is a German/Chinese manufacturer of injection molding machines, and the more recent one was CMS Nextech, which is a US-based company that offers maintenance management services. It is possible that more companies have been affected or will be affected in the near future, which is why it is so important to discuss this threat and its removal. If you are interested in deleting IEncrypt Ransomware too, please continue reading.
According to our malware experts, spam email attacks could be used to spread the launcher of IEncrypt Ransomware, which is why it is important to educate employees about the potential dangers that might lay in the email inbox. System vulnerabilities could be exploited too, which is why it is also important to ensure that all systems are supported and are running safely. If you are not able to ensure the protection of your network, IEncrypt Ransomware attacks and encrypts data. When the files are encrypted, a unique extension is added to their names, and our researchers have found that the threat can attach an extension that derives from the targeted company’s name. For example, Krauss-Maffei files were given the “.kraussmfz” extension, while CMS Nextech files were given the “.cmsnwned” extension. Note that there is no point in removing the extensions because the problem is within the files, not their names. Once files are encrypted, the threat takes no time to create a ransom note file called “original_filename.cmsnwned_readme.” You can open it using the Notepad utility. According to the message inside, the victim must pay a ransom to regain files, and to get the exact sum of the ransom and other information, they must email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If cyber attackers behind IEncrypt Ransomware are contacted, they can ask the victim to pay a huge ransom in return for a decryptor or a decryption key or something else that, allegedly, would make files’ decryption possible. Unfortunately, trusting cyber criminals is extremely risky. They would definitely accept the money if it was paid, but whether or not they would decrypt files is not known. More likely than not, the files would remain encrypted. Due to this, our research team cannot suggest paying the ransom or help victims with the process. Our goal is to help you remove IEncrypt Ransomware. The removal of this malware can be very complicated because it has been found to create a PoE (point of execution) as a service while impersonating a real .NET framework file. Our research team has tested the threat, and, in different environments, it created these files: %WINDIR%\System32\Locator.exe, %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe, and %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\SMSvcHost.exe.
If you do not think you can remove IEncrypt Ransomware from the operating system or network of systems manually – and that can be a complicated and time-consuming task – we recommend installing anti-malware software that will take care of the issue automatically. It will simultaneously detect malicious threats and eliminate them all at once. This is especially helpful since the threat uses services and creates files that appear to belong to, for example, Windows. Also, there is another reason to install this software, and that is the full-time protection it can provide you with. As long as your system is protected and malware-free, you can be sure that your files are safe. Of course, new threats come in all the time, and so it is impossible to guarantee 100% security. This is why you also MUST back up your personal files. If you do that, even if IEncrypt Ransomware attacks again, you will not be losing files.