- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware is a computer infection that can encrypt all picture and document format files. In other words, if this program enters your system, you might have to look for ways to restore your files because it can lock them up for good.
It is important to remove SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware from your system as soon as possible, but you should also focus on protecting your system from similar threats. It is a lot easier to avoid ransomware infection than to deal with it, so you should definitely learn more about these programs, so that you could recognize the infection pattern.
As far as we know, SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware is identical to call the other programs from the Crysis Ransomware family. Also, it has been released quite some time ago, so it might be possible to come across a public decryption tool for this infection. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t put all of your hopes into that. In fact, the best way to restore your files would be deleting the encrypted ones, and then transferring the healthy copies back into your hard drive. The “healthy copies” should come from a file backup.
A file backup can be an external hard drive or a cloud drive, whichever you prefer. It is necessary to regularly back your files someplace else because you can never know what infection you could face today. In fact, most of the operating systems offer the option to back up your files on a cloud drive, and they call it “ransomware protection” because they know how prevalent these infections are these days.
Aside from backing your files up, you should also learn more about ransomware distribution patterns. Although it is hard to say how SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware spreads exactly, we can easily assume that this program is distributed with spam email attachments. Therefore, it is very likely that users download and launch these files themselves. The messages in those spam emails trick users into thinking that they have to open those files, that the files are legitimate. The moment that happens, SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware slithers into the target system and starts encrypting personal files.
Hence, we have to delete spam emails with attachments no questions asked. If, by any chance, you feel that you need to open some received file no matter what, it would be a good idea to scan it with a security tool first. At least, this way you would avoid a potential infection.
On the other hand, if SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware enters your system, the program will scan your computer and it will locate all the files it can encrypt. As mentioned, it usually affects the picture and document format files. When the encryption is complete, SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware adds a random extension to the affected files, including its email address syndicateXXX@aol.com. Although the file icon changes when the files get encrypted, you can also easily find the affected files by checking the modified filename.
Aside from encrypting the files, SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware displays the random note, too. The ransom note that this program shows looks very similar to all the other ransom notes displayed by infections from the Crysis Ransomware family. Here’s an extract from it:
It is easy to see that in both cases, the same email address is used, and from this we can see that the program might not live up to its promises. The bottom line is that one should never pay the ransom fee demanded by this infection.
Your plan of action should include removing SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware from the system at once. If you do not want to remove this infection manually, you can terminate it automatically with a security tool of your choice.
We have already discussed what you can do to restore your files, but you might also look for other recovery options out there. Just don’t forget that the system back-up is vital these days, so you should always regularly save copies of your files someplace else.
How to Remove SyndicateXXX@aol.com Ransomware