Silenced Ransomware adds a second extension called .try to the files it enciphers. According to our specialists, the encountered sample did not target a lot of directories compared to similar malicious applications. However, it appears the project is in development, which means the malware’s working manner could yet change before it gets released. If you want to find out more about this malicious application, for example, how it could be spread or what it does once it infects a device, we invite you to read our full article. As for deletion instructions, we can offer the steps located below the text. One thing we ought to explain right away is that our guidelines can only erase the version of Silenced Ransomware that our specialists tested. Meaning, if the malware gets fully developed, it could work a bit differently, and so it might be safer to use a reliable security tool to deal with it.
Let us start from how Silenced Ransomware could be distributed. Usually, such threats are sent to targeted victims via Spam emails, or they are spread through malicious file-sharing websites. One way or the other, a victim might get tricked into launching the malicious application. If you do not want ever to experience what it is like to launch harmful software without realizing it, we advise you to be careful when you interact with data from the Internet. Sometimes you can tell it right away if a file could be malicious, but sometimes hackers disguise them well, and it is nearly impossible to identify harmful data. This is why we advise scanning all files that you receive from unknown senders or download from untrustworthy sources with a reliable antimalware tool. Scanning process usually does not take long, and if a file you are scanning appears to be dangerous, your chosen tool should help you get rid of it safely.
Next thing you should know about Silenced Ransomware is what it is capable of. So far, the malicious application can encipher files in several %USERPROFILE% locations. This version marks such records with the .try extension, for example, picture.jpg.try. Data with this extension becomes unreadable and cannot be accessed. Compared to other threats alike, this version does not target a lot of directories, but as we mentioned earlier, this could easily change as the project is in development. Moreover, our specialists report that the malicious application might be able to block Registry Editor, Task Manager, CMD, and Process Hacker features. Also, it seems it can create Registry entries and a task in Startup that may allow it to restart with the operating system. Because of this, it is possible the threat could start encrypting new files after each restart. Therefore, to protect data a user might create, receive, or download in the future, it is essential to remove Silenced Ransomware.
After encrypting files, the malware should change the user’s Desktop picture with an image that contains a ransom note. According to it, the malicious application encrypted personal data located on an infected device, and the only way to restore it is to purchase decryption tools or, in other words, to pay a ransom. You should know that dealing with hackers could be extremely risky as no matter what they promise, there are no reassurances they will hold on to their end of the deal. For users who do not want to take any chances, we advise deleting Silenced Ransomware.
As said earlier, you could try to eliminate this version with the instructions located below, but if you encounter and updated Silenced Ransomware’s release, it might be safer to use a reliable antimalware tool.