- 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
INPIVX Ransomware is a ransomware program that is available for purchase at its official website. It means that virtually anyone can purchase the malicious code and then use it to infect multiple systems worldwide. What’s more, it is also possible that someone purchases and modifies this code to their liking, so there could be other ransomware infections out there based on INPIVX Ransomware. We will give you a general overview of what this program can do, then we will tell you how you should secure your computer against a ransomware infection, and we will give you the general idea of ransomware removal.
Since INPIVX Ransomware is a ransomware-as-a-service program, it provides the source code and the ransomware management dashboard. At the time of writing, the price for this set was $500. Technically, this is pretty cheap, considering that ransomware programs can “make” even more with just one infection. Of course, to make a lot through the ransom payments, INPIVX Ransomware and other infections have to be successful, and the successful infection rate isn’t that high, especially if the most common ransomware distribution method is used. Now, what is the most common ransomware distribution method? That would spam emails.
Here you might stop and think, what spam emails have anything to do with malware. However, spam has long been used to distribute Trojans and other sorts of malicious infections. Although the successful infiltration rate is less than 10%, the sheer amount of spam emails that are generated every single day seems to be enough to maintain the satisfactory general infection count. Thus, INPIVX Ransomware and other similar programs could easily reach you through spam email. To avoid such programs, it is important that users learn to discern regular emails from spam emails.
The problem here is that spam emails that distribute INPIVX Ransomware and other similar intruders often look like the real deal. They might look like online shopping invoices or like update requests from a software developer. However, there is something that is common across all sorts of spam emails: that is the sense of urgency. A spam email will try to push you into opening the attached document, and if you think that eagerness odd, that’s the first red flag. If by any chance, you want to check whether the file you have recently downloaded is safe or not, you can scan the file with a security tool of your choice.
Now, what INPIVX Ransomware can do may actually depend on what the person who purchased it wants it to do. However, if we take a look at the program’s features presented in its website, it says that the ransomware itself is coded in the C++ programming language, and the purchaser can easily change the name of the ransomware once they buy the code. Hence, we can expect more different ransomware to appear in the future, using the same code.
INPIVX Ransomware is programmed to use the AES and RSA encryption algorithms to lock personal files. It also says that whoever purchases this infection, they will receive 100% of the ransom payment without any commission. It also has features that allow the criminals to double the ransom price automatically. This is actually a rather common feature that is used to push users into paying the ransom as soon as possible.
Since the ransom is relatively new, it is highly improbable that there would be a public decryption tool available for it. Thus, users need to employ other security measures that protect themselves from such intruders. The most important thing is to back up your files either on an external hard drive or a cloud drive. Normally, the latest versions of operating systems come with cloud drive features that offer users to back up their data automatically. The prevalent ransomware endemic is no longer something software developers can ignore. Hence, if you have copies of your files saved someplace else, you will be able to restore them even if you will end up removing the encrypted data along with INPIVX Ransomware (or any other ransomware infection for that matter).
Now, the ransomware removal methods may differ depending on how they entered your system, but usually, you need to remove the latest files from your Desktop and your Downloads folder. To be sure that you have deleted everything, run a full system scan with a reliable security tool.
How to Remove INPIVX Ransomware