When Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware invades and encrypts files, it adds “.firstname.lastname@example.org” to all of their original names to make it clear which files were corrupted. The extension does not have any meaning, and it does not matter whether you keep or remove it. If a file was encrypted, it will stay that way no matter what you do. And what about the ransom? After encryption, the infection displays a message via a TXT file. This message informs that it is possible the decrypt files with a decryption key, but to obtain it, one has to pay a ransom. Even if you are completely willing to pay the ransom, you need to understand that you are dealing with cyber criminals here. They do not care about you, and they certainly do not care about your files. This entire ordeal is about your money, and once cyber criminals get it, they can forget about you. Ultimately, regardless of what you decide to do, you must delete Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware from your operating system, and this is the guide that will help you do just that.
Although the name of Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware is unique, the infection comes from the Scarab family, and it is very similar to such threats as Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, Scarab-Glutton Ransomware, and Scarab-Cybergod Ransomware. All of these infections are equally as malicious, and all of them require removal. They usually attack operating systems that are vulnerable, and they usually use spam emails or unguarded remote access to the system to enter. The execution of this malware is very silent because that is what allows it to invade and act without any disturbances. The main goal, of course, is to encrypt files, and our research team warns that this infection can corrupt photos, videos, documents, and all kinds of other personal type of files that you do not want to lose. Of course, if these files matter to you, it is possible that you have them backed up on virtual cloud or external drives. Is that the case? If it is, you are a lucky son of a gun. Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware cannot touch you if your files are backed up. In this case, simply remove the ransomware and move on with your life.
Of course, if your personal files are not backed up, the message delivered via the “HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT” files might become extremely important. The message is clear: You must pay a ransom in order to obtain the decryption key. To get it, you are introduced to send an ID code that is shown at the top to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you are thinking about contacting cyber criminals via email or the Jabber instant messenger, we do not recommend it. The message also suggests sending 3 files so that attackers could prove the decryption is possible. Even if they decrypt these 3 files, do not be naive thinking that the rest of your files will be decrypted too once you pay the ransom. Speaking of the ransom, we do not know how much you would be asked to pay, and, of course, if the sum is small, you might be more willing to take the risk. However, if the sum is large, think carefully before you make the transaction. Most likely, this money will go to waste.
The components of Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware must be deleted swiftly, but we cannot ensure that you will be able to find and delete them all by yourself. Also, there is at least one component, called sql.exe, that should remove itself, but we cannot guarantee this either. On top of that, we cannot point you to the launcher because it could be anywhere. So, will you be able to remove Yourhope@airmail.cc Ransomware manually? If you are not so sure about it, install legitimate anti-malware software. It will examine your operating system to find malicious components and then it will erase them all automatically. Furthermore, it will also keep your operating system protected in the future. Of course, if you want to guarantee security, it is not enough to employ anti-malware software. You also want to be more careful when browsing the web, and you want to back up your files to protect them against ransomware.