Ransomware Removal Guide

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Category: Trojans Ransomware is one of those vicious file-encrypting threats all users hope not to receive. Sadly, ransomware applications can enter the computer without the user’s knowledge, as many of them get in by deceiving the user. This particular infection is probably not an exception as it might be spread through Spam emails, fake installers, malicious software bundles, and so on. Its main task is to encrypt the victim’s data to make it unusable. Afterward, the threat should present a ransom note, through which the malware’s developers demand to receive a ransom. In return, they offer to send decryption tools, but as you probably realize it yourself, it does not mean they will deliver them. If you do not want to risk being tricked, we advise you to remove Ransomware instead of paying a ransom. First, you could read our full article to find out more about the threat and then we recommend using our removal instructions located below to get rid of it manually.

As said earlier, Ransomware could be received with various suspicious content obtained from unreliable channels, such as torrent or other P2P file-sharing networks, pop-ups or other ads coming from unknown websites, and so on. Also, it is still very popular to send infected installers via email. Hackers can obtain your email address in various ways, for example, it could be leaked during a data breach. Next, all they have to do is send you the malware’s launcher and make sure you will open it. To convince the user, the threat’s developers could make the launcher look like a simple text document or an image. Plus, they may come up with a title or a message that would make you feel curious. In some cases, hackers even pretend to be representatives of reputable companies. Therefore, users should never let their guard down. Of course, having a reliable security tool that could warn you about possibly dangerous content would make it easier for you to guard the device against threats. Ransomware creates a lot of files upon infecting the computer, and you can find them listed in the deletion instructions located below the article. Then, the malicious application should encrypt user’s photos, pictures, documents, videos, archives, and other personal data located on the device. It is easy to identify affected files because they should all get a second extension, for example,{8 random characters}.[].adobe. Next, the threat is supposed to show a ransom claiming: “All your files have been encrypted!” The hackers’ message says the user has to contact them as soon as possible to learn how much to pay for decryption tools that are said will be sent after the payment gets confirmed. The truth is even if you make the payment, Ransomware’s may not bother sending you the necessary decryption tools. Thus, by complying with their demands, you might risk losing your savings in vain.

If you do not want to risk your money and fund the hackers, we encourage you to erase Ransomware. It can be deleted manually, or with a security tool of your choice, so the question is whether you are up to the task. If you think you can manage manual removal, you should follow the instructions located below. Otherwise, pick a reliable security tool and perform a full system scan.

Get rid of Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager.
  3. Select the Processes tab.
  4. Look for a process associated with the malware.
  5. Select the process and click End Task.
  6. Leave Task Manager.
  7. Tap Win+E.
  8. Go to these locations:
  9. Find the malicious file opened before the system got infected, right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Navigate to these paths separately:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  11. Search for files named Info.hta, right-click them and select Delete.
  12. Go to these directories:
  13. Find documents named FILES ENCRYPTED.txt, right-click them and select Delete.
  14. Navigate to these paths:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  15. Identify malicious executable files, e.g., file.exe; right-click them and choose Delete.
  16. Close File Explorer.
  17. Tap Win+R.
  18. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  19. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  20. Identify the malware’s created value name, e.g., file.exe, right-click this value name and press Delete.
  21. Locate this directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  22. Find the malicious application’s created key, e.g., {random}.exe, right-click it and select Delete.
  23. Close Registry Editor.
  24. Empty Recycle Bin.
  25. Restart the computer.
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