Trust us when we say, you would never want to encounter Sherminator Ransomware on your computer. However, if you are reading this description, you probably already have this dangerous infection on-board. Tough luck, the program has encrypted your files, and now you are looking for a way to get rid of Sherminator Ransomware. It is possible to remove this infection from your system, but it could prove to be challenging to get your files back. Please do not feel discouraged if you do not have a file backup. You should explore other file recovery options, and the best way to do that is address a local technician.
Sherminator Ransomware comes from the same ransomware family as Mr. Dec Ransomware. It is very likely that this new infection uses an old framework, and only several aspects of the program are tweaked. It also means that the infection employs the same methods of distribution. If you know those methods, you should be able to avoid getting infected with Sherminator Ransomware. However, users still download and open attachments from spam emails without any second thought. This might happen because these spam emails look like reliable notifications from online stores and even financial institutions. However, the moment you open a file from an unknown sender, you expose your system to multiple security risks.
Hence, you should scan all the downloaded files before you open them. While most of the files are obviously going to be okay, it is definitely better to be safe than sorry. After all, Sherminator Ransomware is a terrible infection, and no one would want to lose their data over that one.
What’s more, Sherminator Ransomware is also very good at pushing users into paying the ransom. When the program enters the target system and encrypts all the files, it automatically displays a ransom note on the screen. The ransom note is in screaming red, so it automatically gives a great sense of urgency. Here’s what the ransom note has to say:
You are unlucky! The terrible virus has captured your files! For decoding please contact by email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurry up! Time is limited!
Do not contact third parties for help, this may lead to the fact that you will be deceived and you will not receive your decoder.
REMEMBER – only we have a tool to get your files back!
The message is quite worrisome, right? Another thing that is quite annoying about Sherminator Ransomware is that this infection constantly kills the Windows Explorer process. It means that you cannot really navigate across your folders because the infection automatically closes your folder windows. Also, the ransom note covers your entire screen, and it can be daunting. However, you can easily close the ransom note pop-up by pressing the Alt+F4 keys. After that, you need to focus on removing Sherminator Ransomware from your computer.
There is no public decryption tool available for this infection, so when you remove the program, the easiest way to restore your files to from a file backup. However, if you do not keep copies of your files someplace else, it might take awhile before you are able to restore your data.
In the worst-case scenario, you may have to start building your file library anew. That is a very discouraging option, but it just shows how DANGEROUS ransomware programs are. Hence, you have to do everything in your power to avoid this infection.
Please refer to a cybersecurity professional nearby if you want to learn more about ransomware, and about how you can protect your system from similar intruders. A powerful security tool is always useful, but it cannot protect you if you don’t help it at all.
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