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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Final Ransomware

Luckily, Final Ransomware could still be in the development stage so its current version might not do a lot of damage. The malware can encrypt various types of files, but the good news is that it does not target all data on the computer (it chooses specific directories). The purpose of doing this is to make your files unusable, so the infection’s developers could try to extort money from you. However, our researchers say the malicious application might decrypt some data if you simply click the RESTORE button. Hopefully, this flaw will allow you to get back at least some of your files. On the other hand, if all important files are on directories that are not targeted by Final Ransomware, you probably have nothing to worry about. For more detailed information about the malware and its targeted folders, you should keep reading the article. At the end of the text we will also provide removal instructions, so you could erase it manually.

Before we discuss Final Ransomware’s working manner, we would like to talk about its distribution. Our researchers notified us that the infection might enter the system via malicious email attachments sent with Spam. It seems the threat’s launcher might be an executable file called AppleFinal.exe or FinalRansomware.exe, although the name could be completely random. In any case, to avoid such malware, we advise you to be careful with attachments that you receive unexpectedly. It would be smart of you to take extra precautions if it comes from an unknown source or if it ends up in Spam. Another good idea might be to strengthen the system so it would be less vulnerable to threats. You could do this while installing a trustworthy antimalware tool.

Now that we know how Final Ransomware might infect the system, we should talk about what it could do afterward. It does not look like the malware creates or needs any other files besides the user’s downloaded launcher. Meaning, it can immediately start encrypting its targeted data, for example, archives, text documents, and so on. As we said at the beginning of the article, the malicious application should encipher only the data that is placed in particular directories. Apparently, these locations are the Desktop, Downloads, Pictures, Documents, Music, and Videos folders located on the computer’s C: disk. This means the infection might not encrypt any of your personal or valuable files if you keep them in other folders on the mentioned drive or simply on another disk.

Moreover, after enciphering data on the listed directories, the malicious application should display a pop-up window. It shortly explains what happened to the user’s data and asks to contact the malware’s creators. If by the time you launch Final Ransomware your computer is connected to the Internet, the displayed message should also state how much you have to pay to get a decryption key, for example, to our researchers the price was 28 US dollars. It looks like this part of the message, and the provided ID number are generated by connecting to a particular server. It means the sum could be corrected if the infection’s creator decides to do so. There is such a possibility because the threat might be still in the development stage as it has some flaws. For instance, if you click the RESTORE button without making any payment the malware might still restore some of the encrypted files.

Given the infection does not encipher all data on the computer and for some users, it might not even encrypt any important files, we do not think it is worth to risk even with such a small amount of money as 28 US dollars. If you think alike we encourage you to close the pop-up window and decide how you could remove Final Ransomware from the computer. Those who would like to erase it manually should have a look at the deletion instructions placed below this text. If these steps seem too difficult or you simply prefer using a reliable antimalware tool, we advise you to do a full system scan with the tool you choose. If there are other details you would like to know about this threat or its removal, you could leave a comment or write us via social media.

Erase Final Ransomware

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Go to your Temporary Files, Desktop, Downloads, or other folders where the malware’s launcher might have been saved.
  3. Find the malicious file, then select it and press Shift+Delete.
  4. Exit your File Explorer.
  5. Restart the PC.
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