Ransomware infections are dangerous threats that do not do anything but encrypt files. iRansom Ransomware is one of these malicious applications, so do not be very surprised when you find that you can no longer access files placed in the %USERPROFILE% directory after its entrance. File-encrypting threats do not make files unusable just for fun. Generally speaking, ransomware infections are tools that help cyber criminals to obtain money from users. iRansom Ransomware is no exception. It has been programmed to lock users’ files upon the entrance and then open a screen with a ransom note. Do not pay money to cyber criminals even if the key cyber criminals have is the only tool that can unlock files for you. If you transfer money, cyber crooks will never stop developing other dangerous malicious applications. Also, there is a risk of losing money for nothing as well because cyber criminals might not send the key for unlocking files even though they receive the money they wanted so badly.
iRansom Ransomware always secretly enters computers, but you will need only a few seconds to realize that this infection is inside the computer. It becomes clear quickly that this infection is inside the system because it locks files immediately after it infiltrates the computer successfully. All these encrypted files will have a new filename extension .Locked in the place of their original extensions, and, of course, it will be impossible to open them. Once iRansom Ransomware finishes doing its main job, i.e. encrypting users’ files, it then opens a blue window with a ransom note in a yellow font. It informs how many files have been affected and what has happened to them. Also, it is said there that the strongest encryption is used to lock files, so the only way to decrypt them is to purchase the tool for 0.15 Bitcoin (~ 110 dollars) from cyber criminals. We have to admit that the price of the tool is lower if compared to the ransom similar threats ask to transfer; however, it does not mean that it is a good idea to buy the key. Users who decide not to make a payment but have a backup of files can recover data easily without the special key after the removal of the ransomware infection. If you do not have a backup but do not want to give your money to cyber criminals, you should wait for the decryption software to be developed in the future. Do not delete your files while you are waiting because it will no longer be possible to recover them.
iRansom Ransomware will keep scanning your computer and looking for new files unless you kill the process iRansom.exe it creates in the Task Manager upon the entrance. This threat not only create this process, but it also adds its entry in the Run registry key (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It does that so that it could continue working on the system after the restart. This also means that the only way to get rid of iRansom Ransomware is to fully remove it from the system.
It is necessary to delete iRansom Ransomware as soon as possible, but it is not less important to protect the computer from similar threats that might try to sneak onto the computer in the future. According to researchers, ransomware infections are usually distributed through spam emails, so users who wish to prevent similar threats from entering their computers in the future should stay away from spam emails they receive no matter if they look harmless. Of course, this does not always help because malicious software can find other ways to enter computers too. As a consequence, security specialists working at 411-spyware.com suggest installing a reliable security tool for protecting the system 24/7.
Your personal files will not be unlocked, but it is still a must to delete iRansom Ransomware fully from the computer because this threat will keep opening an annoying window with its ransom note. Also, it might lock all the new files you create because it will keep looking for new data to encrypt. Our instructions will help you with the manual deletion of this threat. Once you are done with this ransomware infection, scan your PC with a free diagnostic scanner you can get by clicking on the Download button (see below) to detect and remove other untrustworthy programs and malicious components. It does not mean that they do not exist on your system if you are not aware of their presence.