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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

Delphimorix Ransomware

Delphimorix Ransomware may show a message asking to pay a ransom of 10 billion US dollars. No doubt, it is merely a joke as the hackers instruct users to email them before making the payment. The sum is supposed to be paid in exchange for decryption tools that might be needed after the malicious application encrypts user’s photos, pictures, documents, and other personal files. Needless to say, we would recommend against making any payments if you do not want to risk being scammed. In which case, the only way to restore data could be replacing encrypted files with backup copies saved on removable media devices, cloud storage, etc. Users who would like to remove Delphimorix Ransomware manually could do so while following the instructions available at the end of this article. Another way to get rid of the malware is to install a reliable antimalware tool and do a full system scan.

Further, in the text, we would like to talk more about the malicious application in question. Probably, it would be best to start from where it could come from. According to our researchers, Delphimorix Ransomware might be spread with email attachments and malicious installers downloaded from the Internet. Usually, the launchers of such threats look like text documents, system updates, or setup files of popular applications, which is why users open them without realizing what will happen. To avoid making such a mistake ever again, we recommend being careful with all data that comes from unreliable sources, for example, Spam emails, various file-sharing websites, questionable pop-ups, and so on. If you cannot decide whether the file is harmless or not, you should leave this task to a reliable security tool. Scan the file raising suspicion with an antimalware tool, and if it appears to be dangerous, the chosen application should help you get rid of it safely.

The malicious application does not drop any additional files or executables on the infected system. Its main task is to encrypt the victim’s files before he realizes what is going on. After this process is complete, the user should notice something is wrong just by looking at his data, as Delphimorix Ransomware marks each encrypted file with a long second extension that should be difficult not to see. Also, soon after the encryption, the malicious application is supposed to open a window called CTKAi. It contains a note from the malware’s developers. At first, it explains the user’s files were encrypted while using the RC6 encryption algorithm and that no one can decrypt them without the tools the hackers have. Then, it displays a Bitcoin wallet address for making the payment. Surprisingly, the price is 101.5 BTC, which according to the message, was around 10 Billion US dollars at the moment the note was written. However, the price of Bitcoins continues to drop, so currently, the sum is a lot smaller.

We do not think the hackers behind Delphimorix Ransomware expect to receive such a huge sum. Below the Bitcoin wallet address, there is a sentence saying: “Before paying contact with mail: incognitoman@protonmail.com.” We have not tried contacting the cybercriminals ourselves, but it is most likely they would reveal the actual price to users who do. Nonetheless, we do not advise doing so if you do not want to risk losing your money. These people can promise you will get the needed decryption tools, but in the end, no one knows if they will hold on to their word. This is why instead of contacting the malware’s developers, we advise deleting Delphimorix Ransomware and then restoring files from backup copies if you have any.

As explained earlier, the malicious application can be deleted either manually or with automatic features. If you think you can handle the task, you should check the Delphimorix Ransomware’s manual removal instructions available below this text. Naturally, if they seem to be too tricky, we advise employing a reliable antimalware tool of your choice.

Erase Delphimorix Ransomware

  1. Press the Okay, please close button to exit the ransom note.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  3. Launch Task Manager.
  4. Check if the malware's process is still running.
  5. Select the process and press End Task.
  6. Leave the Task Manager.
  7. Click Win+E.
  8. Find these locations:
  9. Look for the threat’s installer, right-click it and press Delete.
  10. Exit File Explorer.
  11. Empty Recycle bin.
  12. Restart the system.
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