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Danger level 7
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

Malware comes in all forms and sizes, and if we had to evaluate Ransomware, we would say that this threat is pretty massive if you think about the scale of the attack. When this malware slithers in, it goes after personal files, and if your Windows operating system is full of photos and documents, the implications can be very serious. Once files are encrypted – which means that their data is changed to ensure that they can be read only using a decryptor – they cannot be opened using any program. A free decryptor that would decode the encryption key and help you read your files does not exist at this time either. While free decryptors do exist, and some decryptors are even capable of working with ransomware, most of them are pretty helpless when it comes to malicious infections. If you are going to look for a decryptor, make sure you do not install malware. If you did, delete it ASAP. Of course, in this report, we focus on removing Ransomware.

According to our malware experts, Ransomware is a variant of another well-known infection, Everbe Ransomware. The threats from this family are usually spread using emails and RDP backdoors. If you do not want to be tricked into letting in and executing the launcher of a malicious threat, you need to be careful about the messages you receive and interact with. You also need to make sure that all security vulnerabilities are patched up. If Ransomware manages to slither in, your personal files are encrypted right away. As we mentioned already, the corrupted files cannot be opened, but you do not need to check every file to see whether or not it was encrypted. All you have to do is look at the name of the file, as the “.[]” extension should be appended. This extension, as you can see, includes two unique email addresses, and these belong to the creator of the ransomware. They want you to email them, and they instruct you to do that using a ransom note file named “!=How_recovery_files=!.html.” Multiple copies of this file are created on the infected system, and you need to remove every single one of them.

The message inside the Ransomware ransom note file informs that files were encrypted using the RSA2048 algorithm and that the decryption software is necessary for recovery. According to the message, payment is accepted in Bitcoin, but no additional information is provided, and that is done so that you would send messages to and Should you contact cyber criminals? We believe that you should not because once you reveal your email address to them, no one knows what kind of stuff could be sent back. Initially, the attackers would provide you with instructions on how to pay the ransom. Afterward, they could send you malware disguised as decryption software, as well as bombard you with spam emails containing the installers of other infections. Also, note that if you pay the ransom, you are unlikely to get the decryptor in return. Therefore, contacting the attackers is not recommended. Instead, you should figure out how to delete the infection.

Whether or not you can follow the manual removal guide below depends on whether or not you can find the file that launched the infection. If we could provide you with the exact location and name of this file, we would, but, unfortunately, we cannot. Of course, if you were tricked into downloading and executing Ransomware yourself, you should have no trouble identifying the infection. That being said, even if you can delete Ransomware manually, you need to think if that is the best solution for you. Maybe it is better to install an anti-malware program that will automatically clean your operating system from all existing threats at once? Of course, we do not know if other threats exist, but you can employ a malware scanner to figure it out. Even if other threats do not exist, you need to secure your operating system, and a legitimate anti-malware program can take care of it. As for files, back them up. It is the best way to protect them. Ransomware Removal

  1. Right-click and Delete all suspicious files you downloaded recently.
  2. Right-click and Delete the file named !=How_recovery_files=!.html.
  3. Find and Delete all copies of this ransom file.
  4. Inspect your PC using a legitimate malware scanner so as not to overlook leftovers.
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