- 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
We are lucky enough that Relec Ransomware is not an extremely dangerous infection so far. But our research team says that this can be a start of something big and bad. So it is necessary to deal with this intruder in a swift manner.
If you have opened our website, you are probably looking for ways to remove Relec Ransomware. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Please do not forget that you should also ensure your system’s safety by acquiring a licensed security application. After all, your computer’s safety should be one of your top priorities.
Ransomware infections are all the rage right now. They are extremely dangerous and frustrating because when you get infected with one, there is no going back. They usually encrypt most of the user’s files, and then demand that the said user pays the ransom fee. Normally, the ransom is required to be paid in Bitcoin, as it is the “hottest” cryptocurrency right now. Needless to say, computer security experts are strongly against paying anything because that would only encourage the cyber criminals to continue their malicious acts. So it is always important to find other ways to solve ransomware-related problems.
Luckily, you do not need to deal with such things when you encounter Relec Ransomware. It is actually a type of the so-called “educational” ransomware. Such programs can be used to test potential target systems and see how the infection works. How the distribution method functions. So while it can give you a decent fright, Relec Ransomware cannot do anything to your files. At least not the sample that we researched. So there is always a chance that another version of this program could encrypt target files. As a result, it is important that you protect yourself from such intruders by avoiding potential ransomware distribution vectors.
How does Relec Ransomware spread around? Well, for starters, the malicious file has to enter your system somehow. Sometimes users get infected when they access particular websites, and sometimes ransomware programs might also be injected into the system manually through a corrupted remote desktop connection. However, the most common ransomware distribution method is spam email. Spam email messages carry a lot of attachments. Some of those attached files could be ransomware installers, too. The malicious attachments always pose as something else. For instance, it could be some lottery winner announcement with a supposed PDF file you have to open to check for further details. But the moment you download and open such a file, you install malware on your computer.
How can we know whether the attached files are safe or not? Technically, there is no perfect way to know that. For one, you need to check whether the messages have come from reliable or familiar senders. And you can always scan the file before opening it. If you feel that this file is extremely important and you must open it, you can do it once you scan it with a security application of your choice.
So, let us say that Relec Ransomware is on our computer. What happens? The program does not have a point of execution, so it almost does nothing to the target system. The only thing it virtually does it change the desktop background into its logo picture. Then it opens a random pop-up that says you need to send "1 Bitcoin for key." Of course, that is ludicrous because 1 Bitcoin costs over $8000USD. Not to mention that Relec Ransomware does not encrypt anything, so there is no need to pay. You do not even need to look for ways to restore anything, but it would be a good idea to back up your data on an external hard drive. Just in case. You know, better be safe than sorry.
So how do we remove Relec Ransomware? We just need to close the pop-up and then remove the file that launched the infection. The file will probably be saved in your Downloads folder, your desktop or anywhere else, where you usually save your downloaded files. If you are not sure which file should be deleted, you can scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner.
After a full system scan, you will get a list of all the potential threats. Then you can terminate them either manually or automatically. We suggest removing security threats automatically because it is faster and more efficient.
How to Remove Relec Ransomware