It is probably not a surprise that malicious software enters computers illegally. Termite Ransomware does not need permission to infiltrate the computer too. If it finds out that the system is unprotected, it will take the opportunity and will affect it immediately. Malicious applications try to enter systems unnoticed, but we do not think that the entrance of Termite Ransomware will go unnoticed because this infection applies changes to files once inside the system. To be more specific, you will find your files encrypted. Cyber criminals develop such malicious applications not because they want to make fun of people. Files are locked seeking to obtain money from users. Cyber criminals expect that you will send money to them because you will need your files back. Do not transfer money to cyber criminals even if your important files have been locked. Usually, documents and media files are those users value the most. We know how badly you want to get them back, but we also know that cyber criminals might take your money but leave you without the decryptor. Unfortunately, you could not do anything to make them return your money. No matter we have convinced you or not, you will have to erase the ransomware infection from the system yourself. It will not be erased from your PC even if you make a payment. Luckily, Termite Ransomware is quite simple malware, so it should not take long to get rid of it.
Cyber criminals develop dozens of ransomware infections. They are quite similar but differ from each other at the same time. There is one thing that unites them all – these threats are developed by crooks for money extortion. Speaking about Termite Ransomware, this threat is the one that has locked your files if you have found a window containing a short message and a Guy Fawkes’ images opened on your screen. Another symptom showing that the entrance of Termite Ransomware was successful is a bunch of encrypted files on the system. These files get the .Xiak extension, but their original extensions are not removed. For example, picture.jpg becomes picture.jpg.Xiak after being encrypted. We are 99% sure that this threat has also been released to obtain money from users. Your files might stay encrypted even if you send money to the malware author, so it would be smart to restore encrypted files from a backup, or, if such a backup does not exist, try out all free data recovery tools. We cannot promise that they will fix files in your case, but they are surely worth a try.
If the ransomware infection named Termite Ransomware has infiltrated your computer, it is very likely that you have helped it to enter your system indirectly. It has been observed by specialists that a bunch of users help malware to enter their systems themselves. Some of them open malicious attachments from emails, whereas others download malware masqueraded as legitimate software from the Internet. The third group of users discovers malicious software installed on their PCs because their RDP connections get hacked. We know that it might be quite a challenge to protect the system against all malicious applications, but you cannot sit doing nothing if you do not want to experience problems linked to both your privacy and security. You do not need to be an expert to prevent infections from entering your system because antimalware tools are a new way to avoid malware. You just need to install one of them and then keep it there in order to be safe.
You can try to remove the .Xiak extension from all affected files, but your files will stay encrypted even if you succeed. No, they will not be unlocked even if you delete Termite Ransomware fully. It does not mean that the infection can stay active on your system. You could not use your computer normally as long as you keep it. Additionally, it might lock more files on your PC and help other harmful threats to infiltrate your computer. Below-provided instructions will enable you to delete it without difficulty.