Since the sample of InfoDot Ransomware that we tested did not work properly, it is likely that the malicious application is still in development. However, some of its functions, such as encrypting files on a targeted device with robust encryption algorithms, already work as they should. Our researchers report that the malware encrypts various data considered to be personal and marks it with the .info@mymail9[dot]com extension. If you want to learn about other things that the threat might be capable of, we encourage you to have a look at the rest of this report. It is too early to say if the threat is being spread yet, but if you do encounter it, you could use the instructions available below to erase it. Of course, a safer choice would be employing a reliable security tool that could eliminate InfoDot Ransomware for you.
The first thing we wish to discuss, about the malware, is how it could be distributed. Many users receive similar malicious applications after opening unreliable files downloaded from untrustworthy sources like torrent and similar file-sharing websites and Spam emails. Consequently, it is advisable to stay away from questionable web pages and emails from doubtful senders. If you are not one hundred percent certain that a material you received or downloaded is safe to open, you should scan it with a reputable antimalware tool. After the scan, it would become apparent if the suspected data has any malicious components. In case it does, your chosen antimalware tool should help you get rid of it without putting your system at risk.
One way or the other, if InfoDot Ransomware gets in the malware, should encrypt victim’s files with the AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryption algorithms to make targeted data unusable. According to our specialists, the malicious application should be after private records, such as documents, pictures, and so on. What makes us think it could be still in development even with the encryption capabilities it already has is that our sample did not drop a ransom note as it was supposed to do. Also, our researchers say that there is one other sample that shows a text that claims a user needs to pay 4 Bitcoins in exchange for decryption software. Currently, 4 Bitcoins is approximately 36 thousand in US dollars. Needless to say, such a price is ridiculously huge, and most regular home users would be unable to spend it on decryption of their computer files. Of course, InfoDot Ransomware could be upgraded, and it might drop a note suggesting a reasonable price. Even so, we advise against paying a ransom if you do not want to risk losing your money in vain. Sadly, it is possible you could get scammed despite all of the hackers’ given guarantees.
The last thing that we noticed about InfoDot Ransomware is that the sample we tested deletes itself right after encryption. It is not an unusual thing for such a malicious application to do, although many of them stay on infected systems and even encrypt new files until they get erased. Thus, it is difficult to say if this threat will still delete itself after encryption in case it gets updated. Therefore, at the end of this article, we offer removal instructions that show how to get rid of such a threat’s launcher if it does not get deleted. The task could be complicated to inexperienced users, in which case, we advise employing a reliable antimalware tool of their choice.