- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Sequre Ransomware is a severe computer infection that can render your computer practically unusable. While it is very likely that there will be a decryption tool available for this program in the future, we should not keep our hopes too high. A system backup remains the most reliable method to restore the infected files, while users should focus on removing Sequre Ransomware for good. Please note that acquiring a legitimate security tool would help you destroy this infection faster. Also, for more questions on system security and ransomware infections, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment below this description.
This program is not a sole player on the block, so to speak. It is a new version of Cryptconsole Ransomware, and so it shares many features with the previously released infection. Nevertheless, the decryption tool that was devised for Cryptconsole Ransomware does not work on Sequre Ransomware, so it shows that the two applications have significant differences, too. The main difference between the two is that the new infection does not skip the %WinDir% directory during the encryption. The previously released infection would leave the files in that system directory intact. However, Sequre Ransomware does not do that.
What does it mean? It means that once the encryption is complete, there practically is no way to operate your system properly because the computer can no longer read the files that are necessary for the proper functioning of the entire system. So while some of the services might still be working because they are in the RAM, the moment you choose to restart your computer, you might be greeted with the blue screen, as there is a very good chance that Windows will no longer load. It is somewhat surprising that Sequre Ransomware does that because it might make the ransom transfer quite troublesome.
This infection was first spotted in April 2018, and it can be still encountered in the wild. According to our research, Sequre Ransomware makes use of the most common distribution methods. The program spreads through corrupted Remote Desktop Protocol connections and spam email. As far as the RDP connections are concerned, we can expect that this method is employed when the infection targets small businesses or entire computer systems as opposed to single individual computers. After all, if you infect one computer that is connected to a wider network, the chances are that all the computers on the network will be affected by the infection, too.
The more computers Sequre Ransomware infects, the more files it encrypts. Consequently, the chances of getting the ransom fee paid grow as well. Computer security experts always point out that small businesses are very likely to pay for the decryption because they may not have their data backed up, and the importance of the affected data could be crucial. So it is not that surprising that ransomware campaigns tend to favor infected small business networks over targeting individual computers. This also means that small businesses must invest in educating their employees about the potential ransomware threats.
If we were to take a look at the ransom note, we would see that Sequre Ransomware does not have a really high ransom fee. It actually falls into the average sum that is 0.14 Bitcoin, and it approximately amounts to $900. The infection requires the affected user to transfer the payment to the given Bitcoin wallet, and then send the screenshot of the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. It says that if you include your personal ID in the mail, you will “receive automatic decryptor and all files will be restored.”
It is actually quite doubtful whether the infection would really issue this decryption tool. Not to mention that the communication between you and the criminals can be easily interrupted in the middle by shaky server connection. Thus, it is strongly recommended to avoid paying the ransom and simply focus on removing Sequre Ransomware for good.
It might come to it that you will have to say goodbye to your files (if you do not have them stored someplace else), but starting anew is not as daunting as you might think. Please remove Sequre Ransomware from your system, and then look for ways to secure it against similar infections in the future. Do not forget that your behavior online also plays a vital role in this.
How to Remove Sequre Ransomware