Keep your personal files away from IT Ransomware, or it will encrypt them. When this malware encrypts files, it locks them in a way, and that means that you cannot read them without a decryption key. This is no mistake, and the cybercriminals behind this malware created it to do exactly that. Of course, encrypting files is not the only task for this threat. If attackers are able to encrypt your documents, videos, and other personal, unique files successfully, it can move on to the second phase of the attack. This includes introducing a full-screen window that imitates a screen lock. The window is presented to deliver a message from the attackers, and we strongly recommend that you do NOT pay attention to it. We are sure that your main worry is the decryption of files, but the removal of the infection must not be forgotten. If you are interested, we can show you how to delete IT Ransomware.
We can only guess how IT Ransomware attacked your system. Did it use spam emails? Did it hide within a bundled downloaded? Was it dropped and executed by another infection? If the latter is the case, you need to scan your system to identify the additional threats, and then you need to figure out how to delete them from the system along with the ransomware. Of course, if you have no idea how the threat slithered in, scanning the system is a good idea also. Ideally, the security software installed on your system would catch and remove IT Ransomware before it encrypted files, but if such software does not exist, you are unlikely to notice when this malware encrypts files. To mark them, the “.IT” extension is appended to the names, but you might not discover this until you get past the full-screen window. Even if you can access the corrupted files, it is unlikely that you can do much about the situation. Do backups exist? If they do, and if you have the opportunity to replace the corrupted files, you have to figure out how to delete the ransomware first anyway.
The message represented via the screen-locking window launched by IT Ransomware:
You have fallen victim to IT ransomware!
All your important files have been encrypted! And your screen is locked!
let me introduce you to the rules
1.to unlock screen you must enter special key
2.to decrypt files you must contact with us: Cobra_Locker@protonmail.com
As you can see, the purpose of this message is to make you email the attackers. Some victims of the threat might use the email address to identify the infection, and that is why it is sometimes referred to as the Cobra Locker Ransomware. Whichever name you prefer, the infection acts the same. It demands that you communicate with the attackers, and if you obey this request, they can then trick you into giving up your money. After all, IT Ransomware is ransomware. The creator of the infection might try to sell you a decryption key that, supposedly, would restore all corrupted files instantly; however, if you are familiar with malware at all, you know that its creators cannot be trusted. If you pay for the decryptor, it is unlikely that you will get anything for that, and so if you do not want to support cybercriminals financially, we suggest that you do whatever it takes NOT to fund them.
It is a mystery where the launcher of IT Ransomware is. We also cannot know what other threats might exist on your system. Finally, we cannot predict what other threats might attack your system or when they might try to do that. Therefore, the removal of IT Ransomware is not the only thing to think about. If you want to delete the infection, find and delete other threats, and also reinstate full Windows protection all at once, there is nothing else you should do but install an anti-malware program. Of course, it will not bring your files back to life, but if you can clear your system from malware, you should be able to replace the corrupted files with backup copies (if you have them). We are ready to answer questions and assist you with the removal further. Contact us via the comments section if you need help.