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Danger level 7
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

DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware

DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware is yet another malicious program crafted by cyber criminals so they could make illegal profits from unsuspecting Internet users. While this malware at the moment is mostly targeted at users located in Brazil, our reports show that it could spread worldwide. Therefore, if you ever encounter it, be sure to take all necessary action to avoid it. This is critical because just like any other ransomware program this one can lock a huge number of your personal files using a powerful cipher. In this report, we provide further information regarding the technical inner workings of this malicious application along with a few simple yet very effective virtual security tips that will allow you to keep your personal computer safe and secure. If, unfortunately, you already have DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware active on your PC, do not hesitate to execute its complete removal by following the detailed instructions below.

The first major indication that DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware is already up and running on your operating system is a devious full-screen warning message that will block your desktop. This means that your ability to use your PC will be extremely limited. The message is presented in Portuguese. Translation has revealed that just like any other ransom note it tells you that you no longer have access to a large number of your personal files. It also urges you to pay a ransom in return for a decryption procedure. We advise you not to do so because there is no guarantee that you will actually regain access to your data even if you make the payment. Before this warning message appears the ransomware in question scans your hard drive and then starts the encryption procedure, which is silent and quick. It mainly attacks document, image, and video files. Every single file is locked with a powerful encryption algorithm. Due to the strength of the cipher manual decryption procedure is out of the question. All of the affected files are tagged with a .locked extension to denote that it is no longer accessible. It should be more than obvious that having this malware fully active on your PC can have devastating outcomes. Make sure to delete DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware as soon as it is found active on your personal computer; use our removal guide that we present below to delete it in the easiest way possible. A timely removal could even help you lower the data loss imposed by this malware.

To keep your computer free from programs such as DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware, you must improve your overall virtual security. To do that you need to take preventative measures. First and foremost, we highly advise you to install a licensed antimalware tool if you do not have one already. Such a tool is the most important part of your overall virtual security since it can detect and delete any virtual threat in an automated manner. In addition to such a tool, we highly advise you to take an extra caution while surfing the web. It is important to bypass all unauthorized third-party download websites because they are notorious for being the primary source of software bundles, which are frequently used by cyber criminals to spread their devious applications. Also, you must not download any e-mail attachments that are sent to you by unknown sources. We recommend doing so because malware developers are known to use spam e-mail campaigns to spread malware. Furthermore, you should know that in quite a few cases intrusive programs are falsely advertised by their creators in order to trick unsuspecting Internet users into obtaining an application without understanding its functionality. Thus, it should always be your priority to learn as much as possible about any program that you want to install on your PC before even downloading it. These seemingly simple precautionary steps will actually make your operating system virtually unbreakable.

It goes without saying that a complete removal of DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware is a must. Be sure to execute it as soon as it is found up and running on your personal computer. By following the instructions that we provide below, you will be able to terminate this ransomware entirely. This is important since traces of it could act in devious ways. For example, just a few leftovers could be used to restore DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware silently. In other situations, those same traces might prove to be more than enough for this malware to continue its devious functionality. Your best bet to be sure that every single bit of this malware has been removed from your PC is by scanning your operating system with a professional antimalware tool once you are done with the manual removal.

How to delete DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware from your personal computer

  1. Tap Alt+Tab on your keyboard and select Desktop.
  2. Right-click your Task Bar and select Start Task Manager.
  3. Select the malicious task and click End Process. Note that the name of this task is random.
  4. Click the Windows button.
  5. Type regedit into the search box and tap select it.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  7. Right-click a malicious registry value and then select Delete. Note that the name of this registry value is random.
  8. Open the File Explorer.
  9. Navigate to C:\Users\(your username)\Downloads.
  10. Right-click a malicious .exe file and then select Delete. Note that the name of this file is random.
  11. Navigate to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Temp.
  12. Right-click a malicious .exe file and then select Delete. Note that the name of this file is random.
  13. Right-click your Recycle Bin and then select the Empty Recycle Bin option.
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