Did Ims00ry Ransomware invade your Windows operating system and encrypt your personal files? If that has happened, you might feel like you are stuck in a desperate position. Your files are encrypted, and the attackers are demanding money in return for the recovery. But can you trust cyber criminals? Will they restore your files once you pay the ransom? These are the questions that might be bothering you right now, but you should forget about all of them because a free decryptor is already available, and you can use it to free your files in no time. Of course, we recommend that you delete Ims00ry Ransomware first because it still is a malicious infection, and you do not want anything that is related to cyber criminals on your operating system. Are you confused about the removal? Keep reading, and things will clear up in no time.
Before we show you how to remove Ims00ry Ransomware from your Windows system, we need to get down to the source of the problem. So, how did this malicious infection invade your operating system? This is an important thing to figure out because that knowledge might help you prevent other threats from attacking your system in the future? So, did you open a strange spam email attachment? Did you use an unreliable file-sharing website to download freeware, and the infection was attached to it? Whatever the case might be, it would be ideal if you figured that out. We know that once the infection is executed – and it works as a self-extracting archive – it drops files to %APPDATA%. These files are des1.jpg (the file that changes the background image), desk.bat (the file that executes malicious commands), and svchost .exe (the file that executes the encryptor). In the perfect world, you would find and delete Ims00ry Ransomware files right away, but, of course, the infection is pretty clandestine, and you might be unable to figure out what has happened until the ransom note appears in front of your eyes.
Ims00ry Ransomware is set to encrypt your files and demand a ransom quickly, but it has time to do one more devious thing, and that is to delete shadow volume copies. This will not matter to you if you have not backed up your files using Windows. However, if you have, that means that you will not be able to replace the corrupted files with existing backups. This is not the first infection to do this (others include DDT Ransomware, TitanCryptor Ransomware, and GoldenAxe Ransomware), and that is why we always advise choosing external drives or cloud drives to backup files. The attackers behind Ims00ry Ransomware hope that you cannot recover your files from backup, so that you would be more willing to pay the ransom of $50. This ransom is represented via the background wallpaper and a file called “README.txt.” Since a free decryptor is available, there is no reason for you to send any money to the attackers’ Bitcoin Wallet (the address is 1tnZbveCXmqRS1gfZSxztG5MbdJhptaqu) or to communicate with them via Telegram (@Ims00rybot). Instead, you want to find the free decryptor and figure out the best way to remove the infection.
Now that you are ready to remove Ims00ry Ransomware, we have one last question: Are you sure you can protect your operating system in the future? There are thousands of file encrypting ransomware threats out there, amongst thousands of other kinds of infections too. Even experienced users might have trouble protecting their systems against all of them, and that is why implementing reliable anti-malware software is so important. If you install it now, you will not need to worry about deleting Ims00ry Ransomware at all, as this threat will be erased automatically. Of course, anti-malware software can only do so much. You need to be more cautious about the emails you open, the links you click, or the files you download as well. Also, you need to prepare for the worst, and you can do that by backing up your files so that you would have copies of your files outside the system in case you need replacements.