firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware looks like a new variant of CryptConsole V3 Ransomware. Specialists say that it does not differ much from the previous version. The main difference between them is that email@example.com Ransomware users a different email. A thorough analysis has confirmed that this infection tries to extract money from users too – it encrypts files on affected computers right away and then demands a ransom. Sadly, files are encrypted using the AES encryption algorithm, so we cannot promise that you could get them back without the decryptor (only cyber criminals have it). Of course, it can be purchased from them, but, to tell you the truth, it does not seem like a good idea knowing that the author of this threat can make up his/her mind and not provide the promised decryption tool. Also, there are no guarantees that it will work as it should. There is a way to get files back in such a case. Your options are limited, but there is still a way to get files back. Restoring files from a backup is what you need to do.
firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware always opens a command prompt once executed, so we are sure you can recall easily when this threat started working on your system for the first time. Unlike a bunch of similar threats categorized as ransomware, it stops encrypting files immediately once this window is closed, so if you have launched the ransomware infection and already see the command prompt window, close it as soon as possible. Once the window is closed, email@example.com Ransomware not only stops encrypting files on the affected computer, but also deletes itself. As a consequence, it should not be too hard to erase this infection from the system. 99% of all ransomware infections available lock users’ personal files so that they could obtain money from them, but there is no doubt that firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware is the threat that has slithered onto your computer if your files’ names have been changed into a random sequence of letters and numbers, for example, 4449952E6C6E6B. What else shows that email@example.com Ransomware is the one that has encrypted your data is a file – README.txt – that is dropped on the system right after the encryption takes place. In fact, some other ransomware infections drop a ransom note named the same, but if you can locate this file, and your files have been renamed, it must be firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware.
If you open the ransom note dropped, you will find out that files can only be unlocked with an automated file decryptor. Cyber criminals will unlock one file for you for free to show you that they can do that, but you will be asked to pay money for the decryption of all other encrypted files. It is up to you whether or not to send money to the malicious software developer, but we would not do that if we were you. There are two different reasons we say so. First, there are no guarantees that the decryptor will be given to you even if you do as instructed, i.e. send money in exchange for decryption software. Second, it would be very naïve to expect that cyber criminals will change their career and start doing something more legal. It is more likely that they will release new threats in the near future to steal more money from users.
Our specialists suspect that email@example.com Ransomware is also distributed via emails primarily, so do not open attachments from random emails. You should also stop downloading files from dubious websites. Last but not least, keep your system clean because if one malware successfully enters your PC, it might help other threats to infiltrate your computer illegally. It is not a problem if you do not know much about malicious software – you will not encounter any new infections if you keep powerful security software installed.
You will remove firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware without any problems if you follow our manual removal guide. It can be found below this article. As you can see, you will have to erase only two files from your computer: README.txt and the malicious file you have launched.