Ransomware Removal Guide

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Category: Trojans Ransomware is a threat that enciphers files and appends a second extension, which ought to look like this .id-{unique ID}.[].html, e.g.,[].html. As usual for such threats, it should also display a ransom note in which its developers demand their victims to pay a ransom. What we recommend is not to rush. You should first try to remember when the last time you backed your data was. In case you can easily replace your most valuable or precious files with backup files, we advise ignoring the ransom note and erasing Ransomware. To learn how to delete it manually, you should have a look at the instructions located below. As for learning more about the malicious application and why it could be risky to deal with hackers, we invite you to read the test of this report.

Our specialists report that Ransomware could be distributed via malicious email attachments. Often such data looks like text files, photos, and other types of data that would not raise suspicion. Therefore, instead of just looking at the received data, we recommend inspecting the email that came with it. First of all, check if you know who the sender is. If it looks like the sender is from some organization or business, you can search his email address on the Internet to verify it. Next, if a file comes with a text, we recommend paying attention to it. Perhaps, it contains grammar mistakes, or it looks like it is made to scare you into opening an attached file or a link? If so, you should be extra cautious. It is best if you do not open the attached file or scan it with a reliable security tool. Ransomware ought to encipher private victims’ files, such as photos, documents, video/audio files, and so on. Data that gets encrypted should receive the earlier mentioned second extension, and it should become unreadable. Meaning, your computer should no longer recognize it, which is why it becomes impossible to open encrypted files. The reason the malware’s creators decided to distribute this malicious application is, without a doubt, money extortion. After all targeted files are locked, the malware shows a ransom note asking to contact the hackers behind the threat and pay a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. To make their victims decide faster or ideally rush into paying the ransom, the hackers give them only seven days to make a payment. The note says that after seven days, the unique decryption key gets erased and decrypting files becomes impossible.

What you should understand is that even if cybercriminals encrypt one chosen file free of charge, it does not guarantee they will provide you with decryption tools as promised. Meaning, there is a risk they could scam you, and if you do not want to take such chances, we advise deleting Ransomware. Users who choose to remove the malware can do so either manually or with automatic features. If you decide to eliminate it manually, we advise checking the instructions located below as they can guide you through the process step by step. On the other hand, if you prefer using automatic features, you could install a reliable antimalware tool of your choice and let it delete Ransomware for you. In case you have any questions about the malicious application’s removal or its effective manner, do not hesitate to leave us a message at the end of this page.

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 or with similar titles, 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 names, e.g., file.exe, right-click these value names 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., mshta.exe, right-click it, and select Delete.
  23. Close Registry Editor.
  24. Empty Recycle Bin.
  25. Restart the computer.
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