- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
ANATOVA Ransomware is one of those infections that were created to help cyber criminals make money. Needless to say, that is not done in a way that would spare people, their operating systems, or their files. This infection moves like a tank, and the moment it slithers in, files are encrypted. After that, it demands the victim to pay money in return of a decryptor whose existence cannot be confirmed at all. Shouldn’t cyber criminals be able to decrypt files? They should, but that does not mean that they would. As a matter of fact, it would be very surprising if attackers responded to you after the payment was received. Maybe they would if there was a problem with the transaction. Otherwise, you should not expect any help from them. Clearly, we do not recommend paying the ransom, and, unfortunately, we cannot offer a file decryption option because it does not exist. But we can help you remove ANATOVA Ransomware, and if you continue reading, you will get all the information you need.
Where does malware come from? Usually, from the World Wide Web. In some cases, malware is concealed completely. In other cases, disguises are created to trick users into letting it in themselves. ANATOVA Ransomware could have a disguise too, and you need to be particularly cautious about attachments sent via spam email and unreliable downloaders. If the infection slithers in, you have already lost the battle. It is unlikely that you can stop or delete the infection before the damage is done. In fact, most victims will not even realize that malware exists until it reveals itself, on its own time. The files that the infection encrypts are not marked in any way. In most cases, ransomware attaches unique extensions to the encrypted files. This has been done by CuteRansom Ransomware, Desktop Ransomware, M@r1a Ransomware, and hundreds of other similar threats. Although these extensions do not really affect the files, and you can remove them if you want, it can be easier to spot the corrupted files if they are marked. Hopefully, you have backups stored online or on external drives, and you can just delete ANATOVA Ransomware corrupted files.
If your files are not backed up, the message delivered using the ANATOVA.txt file can be intimidating. It appears that there are several different versions of the message, but the only detail that changes is the wallet address. Our researchers have observed XpRvUwSjSeHfJqLePsRfQtCKa1VMwaXh12 and XktLWbv68EU9XhYBuvrAGtbZHronyJDt1L being used as the wallets collecting transactions. The good news is that, at the time of research, not money had been transferred. According to the TXT file created by ANATOVA Ransomware, cyber criminals expect a ransom of 10 DASH (~660 USD) to be transferred in return of a decryptor. Malicious attackers suggest sending one JPG file to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so that they could prove their ability to decrypt files. Do not trust this. This is just a trick to make you think that you can successfully decrypt files with the help of some alleged tool.
Where is ANATOVA Ransomware on your operating system? We cannot say that because that depends on how the infection was executed. If you realize that you downloaded it yourself, you might have a better chance of finding and deleting ANATOVA Ransomware file. Don’t worry if you cannot uncover the infection all by yourself. All you have to do is install a legitimate anti-malware program. It will quickly scan your system to find the existing threats, and then it will remove them automatically so that you do not need to deal with them at all. Without a doubt, clearing the operating system is very important, but it is also important to protect it, and anti-malware software can take care of that for you. You should also remember to back up your files because even if security defenses fail you, you will not lose your files if copies exist elsewhere! Hopefully, we have explained the threat in full detail, but if you still have questions, use the comments section below.
ANATOVA Ransomware Removal