You cannot let Rooster865qq Ransomware into your operating system because if it creeps in, all of your documents, photos, media files, and other types of files will be encrypted. If they are encrypted, the files cannot be read due to the changes made within the files themselves. In theory, the encrypted files should be decryptable, but because the power is in the hands of cybercriminals, there are no guarantees. In fact, it is most likely that your files were corrupted irreversibly. That, of course, is not what the attackers want you to believe in. Instead, they want you to think that you can recover the files if you follow their demands. Our research team warns you that trusting cybercriminals and following instructions presented by them is never a good idea. If you are 100% sure that you want to take risks, you want to be aware of the potential consequences. To learn about that, and to learn how to delete Rooster865qq Ransomware, please continue reading.
It is possible that Rooster865qq Ransomware sneaked into your operating system and corrupted your personal files after you opened a spam email attachment or maybe downloaded a new file found on an unreliable file-sharing website. Ultimately, this kind of malware is meant to sneak into your operating system in a stealthy manner. Once inside, it is set to encrypt files instantly, and, unfortunately, it can encrypt everything outside the %WINDIR% directory. The encrypted files should be easily recognizable because the “.Rooster865qq” extension should be attached to their original names. The files with this additional extension will be unreadable. Additional extensions are appended by most file-encrypting threats, including Deal Ransomware, Grod Ransomware, or Nvram Ransomware, and they serve as markers. Next to the encrypted files, a new file named “HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.exe” should be dropped. You can remove it right away, or you can open it to see the message inside.
According to the Rooster865qq Ransomware ransom message, you need a “decrypt tool” to get your files back. This tool, of course, cannot be downloaded from the web, and it is stated in the message that only the attackers can provide you with it. You are supposed to email China.Helper@aol.com, and only then the “price for decryption” would be “assigned.” It is suggested that you can send a few files to have decrypted for free, but note that this could be a scam to make you think that all files are decryptable. In reality, we highly doubt that cybercriminals would help you because, at the end of the day, all they want is money, and once they get it, they do not need to continue communicating with you any further. On top of that, once they learn your own email address, they could try to scam you or make you pay the ransom all over again. All in all, you are likely to waste your money by paying the ransom, and that is why we suggest focusing on the removal of this infection.
When it comes to the removal of Rooster865qq Ransomware, you do not need to do much. That is because the threat is meant to delete itself after files are encrypted. Of course, there are files created by this malware that must be eliminated, and if you follow the guide below, you might be able to do that successfully. That being said, we strongly advise installing anti-malware software. It will automatically erase everything that is malicious and dangerous. Furthermore, it will protect your operating system, and we all know that protection is the key that unlocks the door to safety. Of course, you want to be careful yourself when it comes to downloaders, spam emails, unpatched vulnerabilities, and various security backdoors. Finally, we need to address the encrypted files. You will not get them back by removing Rooster865qq Ransomware, but if you have backups stored outside the system, you should be fine. Just eliminate the encrypted files, and replace them with backups.