Ranscam Ransomware Removal Guide

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Ranscam Ransomware is a screen-locking infection that has been developed by cyber criminals. It works as a tool for obtaining money from innocent computer users. There is no doubt that this infection usually enters computers without permission; however, you will understand quickly that it is present if it enters your computer because it does not try to hide its presence like other Trojans. Once it manages to find a way to the computer, it puts a screen-sized message on Desktop containing the ransom note. It will inform users what has happened to their files and what they need to do. Yes, Ranscam Ransomware will ask to pay a ransom like all other ransomware infections; however, you should not pay money it requires because you will get nothing in return, and you will only support the activity of cyber criminals. Instead, you need to remove Ranscam Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. You could use your computer normally again only if you make it disappear from the system.

At first glance it might seem that Ranscam Ransomware does not differ from other existing ransomware infections at all because it also puts a message on the screen that will not allow users to access Desktop, asks to pay a ransom, and says that it locks files; however, the truth is that Ranscam Ransomware is quite unique in a sense that, in reality, it does not encrypt files but deletes them all instead. It simply means that users’ files will not be restored even if they decide to pay the ransom. If the full-screen message has already been opened for you on Desktop, you should have noticed that you need to pay 0.2 Bitcoins to “unlock your computer.” Of course, as we have already mentioned to you, it is not worth transferring money because nobody will restore the deleted files. Of course, you still need to remove the ransomware infection from your computer even if you are not going to pay a ransom. Once you are done with Ranscam Ransomware, you should try to restore, at least, some of your files by using a free data recovery tool. Not all of them are reliable and can restore the deleted files, so it might take some time to decide which one to use.

Researchers working at 411-spyware.com have tested this ransomware infection and found that it not only puts a message on Desktop once it enters the computer, but also creates two files and its own task. You could find its files in %APPDATA%\Roaming and %TEMP% directories. In addition, more experienced computer users will find the task this infection has created in %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\Update in order not to disappear after the system restart or shutdown. Judging from the modifications it makes, Ranscam Ransomware is just a slightly newer version of a well-known ransomware infection CryptoFinancial Ransomware. You might quickly encounter this threat as well if you are not careful. Let us explain to you how malware is distributed in a more detailed way.

Theoretically, Ranscam Ransomware and other similar threats might pretend to be legitimate software and hide on file-sharing websites or find other ways to enter computers; however, all specialists know that they are mainly distributed through spam email attachments. Yes, users very often allow these threats to enter their systems once they download and open a spam email attachment. If you do not want this to happen in the future again, you should make sure that you do not touch spam emails ever again. Unfortunately, this does not mean that your system is 100% safe because malware might still find other ways to sneak onto your computer, so security specialists say that it is a must to install reliable security software as well.

You need to remove Ranscam Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible even though your files will not be restored because this infection will not allow you to use your computer without interruption. Also, your new files might be deleted as well if you let it stay. We hope that it will not be hard for you to delete Ranscam Ransomware using our step by step instructions; however, if you need more help, you should use an antimalware scanner SpyHunter to erase ransomware and other infections that might be hiding on your computer.

Delete Ranscam Ransomware

  1. Tap Alt+Tab, click on the active screen and then close it to access Desktop.
  2. Launch RUN (Win+R) and enter explorer.exe. Click OK.
  3. Go to %APPDATA%\Roaming and delete the file winstrsp.exe.
  4. Go to the %TEMP% directory.
  5. Remove winopen.exewinopen.exe.
  6. Delete the task WVGtpmEUlXdWVGtpmEUlXdhuSpCpqZGMuTRLhuSpCpqZGMuTRL from %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\Update.
  7. Find and get rid of the malicious file you have downloaded and opened.
  8. Empty the Recycle Bin.
  9. Restart your computer.
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