Recuperadados@protonmail.com Ransomware is a new malicious threat that can cause you a real nightmare once it manages to sneak onto your system without your knowledge. This ransomware program can encrypt all your important files in no time and only release them if you pay ransom fee of a certain amount. Our research shows that this infection mainly targets Portuguese speaking countries like Brazil and Portugal. Unfortunately, we have not found any free tools on the web that could help you restore your encrypted files. This means that if you do not have a recently saved backup copy of your files, you may just have to say goodbye to them since there is little chance that you will get anything in exchange for your money. As a matter of fact, we believe that you should remove Recuperadados@protonmail.com Ransomware immediately if you would like to use your computer again.
No matter how dangerous a ransomware attack is, it is usually possible to avoid it if you know how it can slither onto your computer. Our tests and user reports show that this malware infection mostly spreads via spamming campaigns. This means that you may get a spam mail with an attached file that could pose as an image or text document; however, in reality, it is a malicious executable file. All you need to do is save this file and open it on your computer for the infection to take place, i.e., for the malicious attack to be activated. It is really not too difficult to let such a beast loose on your system; it takes about three clicks. You may think that you would never open such a mail, let alone download its shady attachment. However, we must tell you that you may not easily spot such a spam and the attachment may not look anything close to shady.
Indeed, such a spam can be rather tricky and convincing even for a more experienced computer user. The sender address is usually not some obvious or fake-looking one but a fairly authentic e-mail address and name pair. You may even find such an existing company or worker if you run a quick Google search. But it is also possible that these are totally made up. The next step you may fail to identify it as a spam is the subject line itself. This mail could present itself as something very important and urgent to check. For example, it may claim that it is with reference to an unpaid fine of some sort, an unsettled invoice, an unauthorized credit card transaction, basically anything that could draw your attention even if you found this mail in your spam folder. Once you open this mail, the message will not give you enough information. Practically, you will only be instructed to download and open the attached file for further information. And, that is all. If you do so, you will not be able to delete Recuperadados@protonmail.com Ransomware without the possible loss of your files. This is why prevention is so crucial.
Once you make the mistake of double-clicking on the downloaded file, this malicious attack initiates and targets all your important files, including your media and third-party program files. This infection uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to take your files hostage. All affected files get a “.BLOQUEADO” extension, which is like a sort of trademark for this ransomware and helps you to identify it if there was any doubt about your attacker. When this infection finishes its major operations, it drops a text file called "-[AVISO-IMPORTANTE]-.txt" onto your desktop; this is the ransom note file. This is also the file that is displayed on your screen to inform you about the attack and what you can do to free up your files. This note is in Portuguese language.
You are asked to transfer 1,500 Brazilian Real, which is around 445 USD, in Bitcoins to the provided wallet address. After the payment has been made, you are to send an e-mail to email@example.com and you are promised to get the decryption key and a tool. Unfortunately, there is high risk in this. There is little chance that these cyber criminals will really send anything to you. We never recommend that you pay in similar cases because you may lose your money on top of your files as well. In fact, the only best solution we see now is that you remove Recuperadados@protonmail.com Ransomware from your system ASAP.
This is what you should also do if you are lucky enough to have a backup copy of your files on a removable drive. You cannot start transferring your clean files back to your hard drive until you delete Recuperadados@protonmail.com Ransomware. As a matter of fact, it is very easy to eliminate this threat no matter how dangerous it is. Fortunately, this ransomware does not lock your screen and does not block your system processes either. Therefore, all you need to do is delete the related downloaded malicious file. Please follow our easy-to-follow instructions if you need assistance with this. If you would like proper protection for your computer, though, we recommend that you find a trustworthy anti-malware program and install it before more similar hits try to invade your virtual world.