Click on screenshot to zoom
Danger level 8
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 Ransomware

There is a new kid in "Ransomware town" called Ransomware, which is rather a nightmare than a "dream" when it comes to your precious files. This ransomware program can sneak onto your system without your knowledge and encrypt all your important files to take them hostage. Your files will only be released if you pay the ransom fee. However, there is never any guarantee that you will actually be able to decrypt your files after you pay. It is always risky to even contact such cyber criminals because they can infect you again and again instead of giving you the decryption key or tool. We have found that this new dangerous threat is, in fact, a new version of the infamous Globeimposter Ransomware. Since this malware infection can start up automatically every time you log into your Windows system, your newly created or downloaded files could be in danger, too. Unfortunately, we have no knowledge of a free decryption tool yet, which you could use to recover your precious files. We believe that the only thing you can do now is remove Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible.

There are usually a couple of ways for cyber villains to spread their ransomware infections on the web. One major distribution method is spam e-mails as lots of potential victims can be infected at the same time, which makes it very effective and profitable as well. You may totally believe that this spam is indeed important as it is made rather convincing. The sender can look like some authoritative or a representative of a well-known company that you would not doubt for a second (e.g., AOL, FedEx, American Airlines, and so on). The subject field of this spam mail usually refers to an issue that has to be solved ASAP, such as an unpaid invoice, suspicious transactions detected on your bank account, wrong credit card information provided while shopping online, and the like. It is quite possible that most people would fall for such matter even if only out of curiosity.

The reason why you would open this spam does not even matter. Once you open it, you are led to believe that you need to see the attached file right away because that is the "real thing," the "must-see" content that has all the answer for you; well, allegedly. Of course, when you click to see this attachment, you will simply infect your computer with this vicious program and by the time you realize that you must delete Ransomware, your files will have been encrypted. This is why you should be more cautious whenever you open mails.

Another option is that you download free software from shady torrent or freeware sites and instead of a legitimate standalone file you actually download a bundle of malicious threats. This can also happen if you click on a corrupt third-party advertisement while browsing the web. Even more so when your system is infected with malware. You should also keep all your browsers and drivers updated because if you were to land on a malicious page set up by cyber criminals using Exploit Kits, you could easily drop such a dangerous infection in no time and behind your back just by loading this page in your outdated browser. If you do not want to end up having to delete Ransomware or any other similarly dangerous threat in the future, you should consider these tips.

Once you execute the downloaded malicious file, it encrypts lots of file types and extensions to cripple your system and you, too. The encrypted files get a ".dream" extension. The ransom note file called "how_to_back_files.html" is dropped on your desktop. This ransom note informs you that your files have been encrypted and you can send one small and insignificant file (image or text) to including your personal ID revealed in the note in order to get a reply with the decrypted file and payment instructions. We have no information yet about the ransom fee these cyber crooks demand; we only know that the previous version asked for 1 BTC, which was worth 700 USD at the time of its first release back in 2016, but it is worth 8,200 US dollars right now. So, it is quite likely that they adjusted this amount. In any case, we do not advise you to either contact these criminals or to pay the ransom fee. We recommend that you remove Ransomware immediately even if the note warns you not to do so.

When such a dangerous ransomware infection hits your system, most of the time the only way out is to have a recent backup saved in cloud or on a removable hard disk. If you have such a backup, you can call yourself lucky and we would also call you security-minded. But before you can start copying your clean files back, we strongly recommend that you use our instructions below to remove Ransomware first. Of course, if you prefer to use an automated tool, we suggest that you install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, to do this for you and to protect your computer against all possible dangers in the future as well.

How to remove Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Delete the malicious value names from these keys:
  3. Exit the editor.
  4. Press Win+E.
  5. Locate and delete the downloaded malicious executable as well as any other suspicious .exe files in all your default download folders: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %TEMP%
  6. Delete the ransom note from the desktop.
  7. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  8. Restart your PC.
Download Spyware Removal Tool to Remove* Ransomware
  • Quick & tested solution for Ransomware removal.
  • 100% Free Scan for Windows

Post comment — WE NEED YOUR OPINION!

Please enter security code:
This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots.