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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

AngryKite Ransomware

A new ransomware infection AngryKite Ransomware has been recently developed by cyber criminals, and it seems that they have already started spreading it actively because users detect this threat on their computers. Malicious applications that fall into the category of ransomware do not differ much from one another. They all illegally enter computers and then start performing their activities. Of course, it does not mean that ransomware should stay on the system if it has entered it without the users’ knowledge. Therefore, if you ever encounter AngryKite Ransomware too, remove it from the system without further consideration. This will not help you to recover encrypted files, but, at least, you will be sure that it is not going to encrypt new files in the future.

AngryKite Ransomware shows up computers when users open spam email attachments. Once inside the system, it scans the affected computer with the intention of finding users’ valuable files, e.g. pictures, documents, and media files. When ransomware finds out where all these files are located, the encryption process starts. You can be sure that your files have already been encrypted by AngryKite Ransomware if their names are changed into the random string of letters and .NumberDot is placed at the end of each file. Unlike other ransomware infections, this malicious application does not confess t that it is the one responsible for locking files. Instead, it opens a window imitating the warning of a security application on users’ Desktops. This window claims that 2 malicious viruses Rootkit.Encypt and Trojan.Spyware have been detected on the system and, as a consequence, the victim’s personal and financial information may be in danger. At the bottom, users are also told that their systems have “encryption ransomware which may permanently encrypt your data.” This “Warning: system may have found” window is opened on users’ screens when ransomware finishes encrypting files not without reason. It seeks to scare them into calling 1-855-545-6800 (this number is provided at the bottom of the opened warning window).

Research has shown that AngryKite Ransomware does not demand a ransom like other ransomware infections do. Instead, it promotes a toll-free telephone number which users should call “to avoid further damage.” Specialists at do not think that it is a good idea to do that because, most probably, cyber criminals are waiting for users at the other end of the line. They are not going to help you to delete AngryKite Ransomware and unlock files. It is more likely that they will try to obtain money from you. For example, you might be told that you could delete ransomware and unlock files only by using special software they have. Of course, they will not give it to you for free. Also, there are no guarantees that this application will really work. Because of this, do not even bother dialing this telephone number. We cannot promise that you could unlock those encrypted files, but we are sure you will manage to uninstall a malicious application from your system with our help. Continue reading!

As we already know how AngryKite Ransomware acts, we should talk about its distribution. Research has shown that it does not differ from other ransomware-type infections in this sense too. In most cases, it is spread as an attachment in spam emails. It enters computers only when such a malicious attachment is opened, so we, unfortunately, cannot say that users do not contribute to the entrance of this infection. It should be noted that ransomware might be promoted in different ways too, e.g. malware working on the system actively can help it to sneak onto the computer unnoticed. Also, in some cases, these threats are available on third-party pages. As you have probably understood, it is not always easy to protect the system from malware, so there must be a security application enabled on the system 24/7/365.

AngryKite Ransomware is not a malicious application which makes modifications in the system registry or drops a handful of executable files on the computer. Unfortunately, this does not necessarily mean that it will be easy to remove it because the malicious file users need to delete has a random name. If you cannot find it in %USERPROFILE%\Downloads or %USERPROFILE%\Desktop directories, perform a system scan with a reputable automatic scanner. It will find and erase it for you in no time.

Remove AngryKite Ransomware manually

  1. Press Win+E simultaneously to open the Windows Explorer window.
  2. Open %USERPROFILE%\Downloads and check Desktop (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop).
  3. Delete all suspicious recently downloaded files.
  4. Empty the Recycle bin.
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