- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Revenge Ransomware is an infection that is likely to corrupt your operating system regardless of your geographical location. The ransom note represented by this ransomware is introduced to users in English, Italian, German, Polish, and even Korean, and, undoubtedly, its creator wants to spread this infection as widely as possible. Not much is known about the distribution of this devious threat, but it is likely to be spread like most other ransomware infections, such as Lock2017 Ransomware, Kolobo Ransomware, and KRider Ransomware. Their distributors can employ spam emails, fake installers, corrupted software bundles, etc. Whichever way this threat enters, it is unlikely that you would notice it right away. In fact, most victims realize that they need to remove Revenge Ransomware only after they find their personal files encrypted, and when a ransom note file is created.
What happens when Revenge Ransomware encrypts your personal files? Unfortunately, it modifies their data, changes their names, and attaches a unique extension. A complex algorithm is used to mess with the data of your file to render it unreadable. To restore it you need a decryption key, but, of course, cyber criminals are not going to provide you with it just because you need it. We would recommend checking out the files that were encrypted to see if you have backups online or on an external drive, but, in this situation, you might find it impossible to recognize the files. Note that their names will have random letters and numbers, and then “.REVENGE” extension will be attached to them. Luckily, the threat does not change the names of the folders holding these files, and so you might be able to assess the damage.
After the encryption, Revenge Ransomware creates a file called “# !!!HELP_FILE!!! #.TXT”. You should be able to find this file along with all corrupted files. To open the file, right-click it, and choose to open with the preferred text reader (e.g., Notepad). As mentioned previously, the file represents a ransom message in different languages. Of course, all notes are identical. According to the TXT file, your files are not lost, and you can recover them using special “software and your personal decryption key.” To get this, you are ordered to email the creator of Revenge Ransomware at one of the email addresses presented below with your ID, which is also shown at the bottom. These emails include firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. Although it is stated that the decryption software and key would be provided to you as soon as you paid the ransom, are you sure that you can trust cyber criminals?
Cyber criminals and malware distributors are successful because they use deception and tricks to fool vulnerable and gullible users. How can you be sure that they would keep their promises to give you a decryptor if you paid the ransom? No one can guarantee this. After all, no one will punish them for their misbehavior. We do not claim that paying the ransom will not result in what you expect – because we do not know that – but you need to be aware of the possibility that the creator of Revenge Ransomware will scam you. If you pay the ransom, but your files remain encrypted, you will not be able to do anything about it. Hopefully, you do not need to think about this at all because your files are backed up, and you can transfer them onto your computer to replace the infected files after deleting the ransomware.
What do you want to do when it comes to the removal of Revenge Ransomware? Basically, you can choose between manual and automatic removal, and it all comes down to your skills and knowledge. If you are more experienced, you should have no trouble identifying the malicious .exe file of the ransomware. Even if you are inexperienced, you might be able to find it if you have downloaded it yourself. Alternatively, you can install anti-malware software to delete Revenge Ransomware automatically. Do not hesitate to install this software because it can also protect your operating system against malicious threats that might try to slither into your operating system in the future. If you have any concerns or questions, use the comments section below to start a conversation.
Revenge Ransomware Removal