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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

Freefoam Ransomware

It is rather hard to fight such infections like Freefoam Ransomware because it might be problematic to reverse the infection’s consequences. Normally, when we battle potential security issues and certain infections, we can restore whatever they have ruined and help users protect their systems. However, that is not the same with Freefoam Ransomware. We can remove the infection, but it might not possible to decrypt the encrypted files because we need a public decryption tool that might not be released in the end. This is when we realize the importance of system backup, and we seriously hope that you have one.

A system backup can be an external hard drive where you keep most of your important files. You may also have a cloud storage server somewhere. Also, quite often users save a lot of their files on their mobile devices and their mail inboxes and outboxes. What we mean to say is that you probably your files (or at least part of them) saved somewhere, so you should not scramble to pay the ransom fee to retrieve them because paying might not even work in the first place. While there are ransomware programs that are known to have issued the necessary decryption keys, quite often they “die out” before you manage to transfer the payment.

Not to mention that paying these criminals would only encourage them to create more similar infections, so you should not give them what they want. Instead, please focus on removing Freefoam Ransomware from your computer. For that, you will have to remove the ransom note, and then delete all the files you have recently downloaded on your PC. There is a very good chance that one of these files was the program’s installer, and you launch the infection when you opened the file.

It is rather disturbing to know that users download and install such programs themselves. They are not aware of that, but if you find out more about ransomware distribution methods, you should be able to avoid similar intruders in the future. In fact, most of the ransomware applications are distributed in spam email attachments. It means that whenever you download and open an attachment you received from unknown senders, there is a risk of getting infected with malware.

If you think that an email looks suspicious, you can always choose to delete it. Not to mention, if you receive a financial report from a bank where you do not have an account, it is clearly a scam you cannot fall for. Finally, if you feel that you open an attachment, but you cannot be sure of its reliability, simply scan it with a security tool. If the file is malicious, your antispyware application will notify you immediately.

But what happens if Freefoam Ransomware actually does manage to enter your system? Well, you need to ignore the ransom note and look for ways to get rid of the infection. It will be easy to ignore the note if you do not speak Russian. The message is displayed entirely in the Russian language, and this allows us to assume that the infection is intended for the Russian market. Yet, perhaps a rogue spam mail reaches you and other users outside of the Russian-speaking countries circle. If that happens, you will definitely recognize the ransomware pattern, especially if you have heard of it before. And you must have heard of it because of the WannaCry Ransomware that made global headlines recently.

So when you get down to removing Freefoam Ransomware, please remember that you should transfer the healthy files from your backup back to your PC only when you have deleted all the ransomware-related files. If you think that you may miss something accidentally, please do not hesitate to use a powerful security program to scan your computer. It will help you locate all the malicious files and you will be able to terminate them immediately.

For more questions, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment. Our team is always ready to answer your queries because we also believe that your computer’s security should be one of your top priorities. It might be challenging to ensure it all on your own, so if you need any help, please let us know.

How to Remove Freefoam Ransomware

  1. Open your Downloads* folder.
  2. Remove the most recent files.
  3. Delete the MESSAGE.txt ransom note.
  4. Run a full system scan.

* Or any other location where you store downloaded files.

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