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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Lowlevel04 Ransomware

Lowlevel04 Ransomware is quite an old ransomware infection which is not as active as it used to be. Even though it is not very popular these days, theoretically, it might still be possible to encounter it because it might be available on some kind of web page or another source on the web. According to researchers, Lowlevel04 Ransomware used to target people living in Bulgaria and Greece primarily; however, it is very likely that it does not target a specific region only these days. Therefore, all users have to be cautious. If you are reading this article, it must be true that you could not protect your computer and now have Lowlevel04 Ransomware inside your system. Ransomware infections usually enter computers without permission, but it does not mean that users do not notice when they enter computers. It is evident that the majority of people first find out that their personal files are encrypted. Lowlevel04 Ransomware also locks files, so if you cannot open any of them, it means that it has already done the encryption. It is programmed to act this way in order to obtain money from users. Do not pay money even though it turns out that paying a ransom is the only way to get all files back.

Even though Lowlevel04 Ransomware always enters systems illegally, it will become clear immediately that a ransomware infection managed to enter the system because you will find a bunch of your personal files encrypted. Researchers working at have found that Lowlevel04 Ransomware affects files having such extensions as .docx, .jpeg, .png, .mp3, .mp4, .pptx, .kdc, .arw, .bmp, .ico, .desklink, and .raf. Just like other well-known ransomware infections, this threat targets the most valuable files, including pictures, videos, music, and documents. Since all these files are encrypted using RSA-2048 (an encryption algorithm), a private key is necessary to unlock them. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to crack the key. Cyber criminals are fully aware of that, so they offer users to purchase the decryption key. The price of this key is 4 Bitcoins (~ 2 821 dollars) at the time of writing. Since the price of the decryption key is very huge, and there are no guarantees that the decryptor will be sent to you after you make a payment, you should not buy this key even though it might be impossible to decrypt files in a different way. What you should do instead is to delete Lowlevel04 Ransomware fully to make sure that it no longer performs activities inside the system.

Of course, specialists do not say that you should give up so soon. They say that users can recover their files easily if they have their copies on external storage. Of course, it is not a solution for you if you have not created a backup of your files before the entrance of Lowlevel04 Ransomware. If you have made a decision not to purchase the decryption key, it is highly recommended to download and try using a free data recovery tool. It might be useful or might not help at all, but you will be sure that you have tried everything.

It is evident that users do not download Lowlevel04 Ransomware willingly. Therefore, our researchers have decided to examine the way it is distributed more closely. This research has revealed that this ransomware infection might be placed by cyber criminals on the computer after cracking the remote Desktop password. Generally speaking, Lowlevel04 Ransomware is spread through RDP (Remote Desktop) sessions. Since it might be extremely hard to prevent a ransomware infection from slithering onto the computer, it is highly recommended to install security software after the deletion of this file-encrypting infection. If you do so, you will be sure that your personal files will not be encrypted ever again.

The manual removal of Lowlevel04 Ransomware is a challenging task even for those users who are experienced. It is because it is unclear where this infection will put its files and what modifications it will apply. Therefore, you should use an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter, to get rid of it. Even though it will not unlock your personal files, it will delete Lowlevel04 Ransomware fully for you. Other malicious applications or components will be deleted from your system as well.

Lowlevel04 Ransomware removal guide

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Type %APPDATA% in the URL bar to open it.
  3. Check for malicious files/folders and then remove them.
  4. Go to %USERPROFILE%.
  5. Repeat the 3rd step.
  6. Close the Windows Explorer and open Run (tap Win+R).
  7. Type regedit.exe and tap Enter.
  8. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run one after the other.
  9. If you find a Value belonging to the ransomware infection there, right-click on it and select Delete.
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