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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 Ransomware

Have you found the All your files have been encrypted window placed over your Desktop? If that is exactly what you have noticed recently, there is no doubt that Ransomware is the threat that you have encountered. This infection is the newest variant of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware, so we are not surprised at all that that it acts the way it does. To be more specific, this malicious application not only opens a window that covers the entire screen, but it also locks personal files on the affected computer soon after it enters it. Cyber criminals expect that they could obtain money from users easier by simply locking files on their computers. This is quite a common tactic used by ransomware infections. If you ever encounter Ransomware yourself, you will not only find your documents, pictures, and music encrypted on your system, but you could also not access any of your programs until you close the window opened on your Desktop. It is a very bad idea to keep the ransomware infection active on the system, believe us, so we highly recommend that you eliminate it as soon as possible. Speaking about the Ransomware removal, this malicious application creates entries in the system registry and, on top of that, drops several files on the affected computer, so its removal is definitely not that easy. Additionally, it uses a strong encryption algorithm to lock users’ files, so you will definitely not find any of your files decrypted when you erase Ransomware from your computer.

You will no doubt find your files completely encrypted if Ransomware is the infection that infiltrates your unprotected computer. This threat will lock almost all files stored on the computer, except for those that belong to the category of system files. This threat will not ruin your Windows OS, but you could no longer access many personal files. Do not even try to open files that have the .id-B4500913.[].vanss extension appended to them because these files cannot be opened, i.e. they have been encrypted. Ransomware infections encrypting files use different filename extensions to lock data on affected computers, so it is not hard to find out which particular ransomware infection has entered the system by checking the extension it uses. Once Ransomware encrypts files on the affected computer, it places a file with a ransom note named FILES ENCRYPTED.txt on Desktop and in the C:\ disk. Also, a window with a message is opened on Desktop for users to see. You will be told that your files have been locked because you have encountered a serious security-related problem. You will also be offered an allegedly effective solution to the problem – purchasing a decryptor and then using it to unlock files. You will not know how much it costs until you contact cyber criminals. There is only one thing we know for sure – you will have to pay for it in Bitcoin. If you ask us, it is not worth sending money to cyber criminals behind Ransomware even if they promise to give the working decryption tool soon after receiving money from users.

All ransomware infections are distributed rather similarly. Users are the ones responsible for their successful entrance – they open malicious email attachments and then encounter malicious software. No doubt this is not the only distribution method that might be used to promote ransomware infections. Cyber criminals might upload them to untrustworthy websites too, so make sure you never download new software from random websites. We also highly recommend that you do not click on any suspicious links you discover on the web because a single click on the malicious link might result in the entrance of harmful malicious software.

You must delete Ransomware fully ASAP even though your files will stay as they are, i.e. encrypted after its complete removal. We highly recommend that you either delete this infection automatically, or you use our manual removal guide (see below) because it is very important that you remove the ransomware infection fully from your PC. If a single malicious component stays active, the computer threat might be able to continue working on your system. We are sure you do not want to keep it active. Ransomware removal guide

Kill the malicious process

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Open Task Manager.
  3. Under Processes, locate the malicious process.
  4. Kill it.

Remove files from your PC

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Delete Info.hta from these directories:
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %WINDIR%\System32
  1. Delete the malicious .exe file, e.g. file.exe from these directories:
  • %WINDIR%
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  1. Remove FILES ENCRYPTED.TXT from your Desktop (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop) and C:\.
  2. Empty Trash.

Remove malicious entries from the Run registry key

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Delete the malicious Value, e.g. mshta.exe.
  5. Remove another malicious Value, e.g. file.exe from the same registry key.
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