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Danger level 9
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Connects to the internet without permission

First Ransomware

First Ransomware might look like a dangerous threat to the system, but luckily its current version cannot do much damage. Thus, if you have encountered this malicious application, we advise you just to ignore its displayed message and get rid of its source as soon as possible. In order to help users with this task, we have prepared manual removal instructions that you can locate if you slide below the article. However, before you eliminate First Ransomware once and for all, we urge you to read the text as well. By doing so, you will learn not only about this particular malware but also about other similar threats. There are much more dangerous infections and knowing more about them may help you protect the system in the future.

Often ransomware applications are named by the additional extension they place on its damaged data, but in this case, the threat’s name comes from a malicious executable file’s title. To be more precise, we are talking about the corrupt file First Ransomware could be spread with. Even though we cannot be entirely sure how it could be distributed, we believe it is possible to encounter the threat while clicking suspicious pop-ups, launching malicious bundled installers, opening doubtful attachments from Spam emails, etc. Users who want to stay away from infections alike should be more careful while receiving data from the Internet.

For starters, it would be advisable to download software installers only from legitimate web pages that do not raise any suspicion. Then it could be a good idea to avoid clicking suspicious pop-ups as they might redirect you to malicious websites of infect user’s computer with malware. Plus, we would advise you to acquire a reliable security tool since it could stop the infection from spreading or warn you about dangerous data before opening it. You can use the same antimalware tool to check any files raising suspicion too, for example, you could scan data received via email, downloaded from unreliable web pages, and so on. Lastly, if you keep irreplaceable files on the system, you can protect them from ransomware applications by making copies of such data and placing them on external hard drives, flash drives, etc.

When the malicious file that carries First Ransomware is opened, the infection should create a Registry Entry so its ransom note would be displayed each time you restart the computer. The message should appear in a separate window called “Death Bitches.” It has a couple of pictures with skulls, the main demands from the malicious application’s developers and two buttons. Also, the text says the infection enciphers user’s data “with strong encryption that is literally uncrackable” and demands its victims to pay a ransom of 1.5 Bitcoins. Nonetheless, in reality, the malware should not encrypt any data on the computer, so naturally, you do not have to consider whether to pay it or not.

According to our specialists who tested the malware themselves, its creators are either experimenting with ransomware applications or this version is still in the development stage. What makes us think this way is the fact that the malware does not encrypt any data on the infected computer, although its displayed message says otherwise. Moreover, the two buttons affixed to the First Ransomware’s window (“Checkout payment options” and “PAY”) are not working. Therefore, it is quite possible the malicious program’s creators could develop it further and make it actually encipher user’s data and redirect the victim to a website where the payment could be made.

Under such circumstances, you can consider yourself as incredibly lucky, since from all the malicious threats you managed to receive probably the least harmful one. We would advise users to learn from this experience and try to do a better job while protecting the system from malware in the future. Firstly, you should erase First Ransomware from the computer. This you can do manually by following the instructions located below the article. Another way to deal with this infection is to download a reliable antimalware tool. This way you would not only eliminate this malicious program but also acquire a trustworthy tool that could guard the system against such threats.

Remove First Ransomware

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Navigate to this specific path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  3. Look for a suspicious value name with a random name, for example, it could be named as Microsoft Windows Search.
  4. Right-click this value name and press delete.
  5. Close the Registry Editor.
  6. Press Win+E and go to the Desktop, Downloads, or Temporary files directories.
  7. Locate the malicious executable file that was launched right before the system got infected, for example, it could be named as firstransomware.exe.
  8. Right-click the infected file and press Delete.
  9. Close the Explorer.
  10. Empty the Recycle bin.
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