Ultimo Ransomware is the newest threat based on the source code of Hidden-Tear, an open-source ransomware infection. Researchers who have tested this malicious application say that it might still be at an early stage of development because it is having trouble encrypting files and dropping a ransom note. Of course, it does not mean that users cannot encounter the finished version of this threat in the future. If you keep your system unprotected, this nasty infection might end up on your computer one day. Without a doubt, it only wants victims’ money, so it will not miss an opportunity to encrypt your personal data too if it ever successfully infiltrates your computer. Ransomware infections lock those files users are ready to pay money for. In other words, they lock the most valuable personal files, e.g. videos, music, documents, and pictures. We understand that users need to get those files back badly, but we cannot allow them to send money to cyber criminals. The reason we see this as an ineffective solution to the problem is the fact that the majority of users do not get what they pay for, i.e. the tool that can decrypt files. No matter what you decide to do, Ultimo Ransomware must be erased fully ASAP. If it stays, there will be a chance that you will find all new files locked one day too.
The entrance of Ultimo Ransomware will definitely not go unnoticed even though ransomware infections enter users’ computers without permission. Users soon find out that they have crypto-malware active on their PCs because they notice that all their files have the .locked filename extension appended to them. Also, the ransomware infection drops READ_IT.txt on affected computers, so if you can locate it, there is no doubt that Ultimo Ransomware is the one that should be blamed for locking your data. The ransom note informs victims that 0.022 Bitcoin must be sent to the provided Bitcoin Address in exchange for decrypted files. The payment must be made within 48 hours and then details about the payment must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchasing decryption software from cyber criminals is never a good idea. You will pay money to them expecting that you could soon get your files back, but they might send you nothing after receiving money from you. Unfortunately, you will not get your money back in this case. Files having .ppt, .odt, .jpg, .sql, .php, .asp, .html, .mp3, .mpg, .mpeg, .pdf, .zip, .rar and other filename extensions can only be restored from a backup because free decryption is not available either. As you can see, ransomware infections are nasty threats that bring tons of problems. If you do not do anything to ensure your system’s protection today, the chances are high that you will find your files locked one day again because crypto-threats are actively distributed these days.
Malware researchers working at 411-spyware.com still do not have much information about the distribution of Ultimo Ransomware because it is one of the newest ransomware infections. Since it is not the first infection based on Hidden-Tear, specialists already know what to expect from it. According to them, this ransomware infection might also be spread via spam emails. Of course, it will be actively distributed only when cyber criminals finish developing it. Users find malicious links inside spam emails, or they notice a harmless-looking attachment. Of course, they do not know that it is malicious, so they go to check it fearlessly. This is a huge mistake they make because the promoted malicious application is dropped on their computers and start working on them immediately when they open it. The majority of users have trouble recognizing malware. If you are one of those inexperienced users, you should have security software installed on your computer instead of trying to prevent malicious applications from entering the system on your own.
You should be able to dele Ultimo Ransomware quite easily because it is not a sophisticated threat, but if it has locked files on your computer, they will stay the way they are. You should erase this infection by deleting all suspicious recently downloaded files and a ransom note READ_IT.txt (if you can locate it on your computer). You are welcome to use below-provided instructions, but if you are looking for a way to delete this threat quicker, you should adopt the automatic method instead, i.e. clean your system with an antimalware scanner.