Ransomware Removal Guide

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There already is an overwhelming count of malicious ransomware infections that encrypt files, but new ones emerge nearly every day. Ransomware is the threat we need to discuss next. This malicious infection is a new version of another file-encryptor, RotorCrypt Ransomware. If you employ an anti-malware tool to erase this malware from your operating system, do not be surprised if the name of the original infection comes up. Needless to say, any variant of the malicious ransomware requires removal. Unfortunately, most victims of this kind of malware usually suffer severe consequences even if they manage to erase it successfully. That is because it is usually impossible to restore the corrupted files. Is that impossible in this case also? You can learn all about that by reading this report. Of course, our mission is to help all victims delete Ransomware, which is why a large part of this report is dedicated to showing how to do that.

Spam emails and malicious installers are most likely to be used for the distribution of the malicious Ransomware. The name or location of the launcher of this malware is unknown, but it was found that a copy of it is created in the %LOCALAPPDATA% directory. The file is hidden in one of the folders that already exist, and so it might take some digging to find and remove it. Unfortunately, even if you erase the original executable quickly, you need to do the same with the copy; otherwise, your personal files will be encrypted without you even knowing about it. Unlike its predecessor, Ransomware does not append an extension to the files it takes over, and because of that, you will learn which files are encrypted only by opening them. You will not be able to open the ones that are encrypted. Along with these files, you will find “HELP,” a file that you will have to rename by attaching, for example, “.txt” at the end to open. You can also open it with Notepad. This is a ransom note file that instructs to email PATAGONIA92@TUTANOTA.COM.

If your personal files were encrypted, it is only natural if you are willing to do everything to get them back. Unfortunately, you might find that the only option you have is to email the developer of the malicious Ransomware and then pay a ransom that is requested by them. Needless to say, this is not a great option. On the contrary, if you communicate with cyber criminals, they can record your email address and use it for scams in the future. And if you pay the ransom that is requested from you, you could be scammed. It is highly unlikely that you would obtain a decryptor by paying the ransom, and the same applies to the victims of Boris Ransomware, Jewsomware Ransomware, Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, and all other file-encrypting threats. Unfortunately, the only way to ensure that files are safe is to prevent ransomware from slithering in in the first place. Of course, Windows users who back up their files have nothing to worry about. As long as files are stored on external drives or online, ransomware cannot affect them. That being said, new files placed or created on the computer can be encrypted by Ransomware after the initial attack.

As you can see, it doesn't take much to remove Ransomware manually. That being said, we cannot guarantee that every victim will be able to handle the situation. You also have to consider the probability that other threats that require removal exist on the operating system as well. On top of that, we have to think about overall protection too! This is why installing reliable and up-to-date anti-malware software is the best idea. This software can delete Ransomware along with other threats, and it also can ensure complete protection in the future. Ultimately, you are the one who handles the situation, and so you have to choose an option that makes the most sense. If we can help you further with the ransomware or its removal, do not hesitate to communicate with us via the comments area below.

How to delete Ransomware

  1. Delete the ransom note called HELP (its copies should exist in all affected folders).
  2. Delete the malicious launcher file, [unknown name].exe (its name and location are unknown).
  3. Tap Win+E to launch Explorer and then enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the bar at the top.
  4. Delete the copy of the malicious launcher file, [unknown name with 8 random characters].exe (note that the file exists in any of the folders in %LOCALAPPDATA%).
  5. Tap Win+R to launch RUN and then enter regedit.exe into the dialog field to access Registry Editor.
  6. Move to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RUN.
  7. Delete the malicious value, [unknown name with 8 random characters], that reveals the location of the malicious copy file (the location is revealed in the value data field).
  8. Empty Recycle Bin to get rid of the malicious ransomware elements.
  9. Install and run a reliable malware scanner. Delete leftovers if they are found.
Download Remover for Ransomware *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter. Ransomware Screenshots: Ransomware Ransomware technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1RotorCrypt.exe71168 bytesMD5: 05ae85617d43e5ce1a1930be837136eb

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1RotorCrypt.exeRotorCrypt.exe71168 bytes

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