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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

AnteFrigus Ransomware

AnteFrigus Ransomware was created to corrupt your personal files. Immediately after it is executed, this infection quickly encrypts the data on your computer’s drives. The threat evades the local drive (C:\) to ensure that system files are not harmed. The threat is not interested in system files because it was not created to bring it down. If these files were encrypted, the entire operating system could crash, and then the attackers would not be able to demand a payout. Instead, the threat encrypts personal files, and if you do not have replacements stored outside, you might be pushed into giving away your savings. Hopefully, you have not done that yet, and once you are done reading this report, you will be more confident about what you should do. If you have paid the ransom, most likely, your files are still encrypted, but even if that is not the case, you still need to perform AnteFrigus Ransomware removal. So, are you ready to learn how to delete this malware?

It is hard to say how AnteFrigus Ransomware slithered into your operating system, but it is possible that spam emails or bundled downloaders were involved. That is how most ransomware infections are spread, and note that there are thousands of them, including Grod Ransomware, Mbed Ransomware, Deal Ransomware, RSA Ransomware, VIRUS Ransomware, and so on. Of course, unguarded operating systems are the ones that succumb to the attack because they do not have reliable defenses. Therefore, if you want to keep malware away in the future, the first thing you need to think about is Windows protection. Luckily, there is a way to remove malware and secure the system at the same time, and we discuss this further in the report. After execution of AnteFrigus Ransomware, a pop-up message should show up, and it should state this: “Your computer is encrypted!!! For decryption see the file with instructions on your desktop!!!” On the Desktop, you should find the “{6 random letters}-readme.txt” file. The random letters match the letters that are appended to the encrypted files as an additional extension.

The .TXT file introduced by AnteFrigus Ransomware informs that all files can be restored if the victim follows the attackers’ instructions. The message claims that it is “just a business,” and that attackers can guarantee full decryption, but, of course, there is no way of knowing whether or not that is the truth. Further on, the message instructs to download the Tor Browser and use it to visit the attackers’ website. If you visit this website, you are informed that you need to pay a ransom of 1,995 USD to have the files decrypted, and that the ransom would increase to 3,990 USD after four days. The message also warns that you cannot change files or use third-party decryption software. All of this information is meant to intimidate you and make you pay the ransom. An email address ( is also included in the AnteFrigus Ransomware ransom note, but we do not recommend sending any messages even if you want to ask questions. By sending messages, you risk being exposed to new threats. As for the ransom payment, we do not believe that you would obtain a decryptor in return, and so we do not recommend paying it.

We do not know where AnteFrigus Ransomware is on your computer, and, therefore, we cannot provide you with a complete manual removal guide. The instructions below list some of the most common locations that the infection’s launcher could be found in, but, of course, we cannot guarantee that you will find it or be able to identify it. If manual removal of the malicious ransomware is not a good option for you, we recommend implementing anti-malware software. As we have discussed already, having your system protected reliably is very important, and this software can make sure of it. Also, it can delete AnteFrigus Ransomware automatically, and so you do not need to worry about this threat. Hopefully, after you delete the threat, you can erase the corrupted files and replace them with copies stored outside the infected computer. If you do not have such copies, it is possible that you will never be able to get your files back. In the future, always backup the files you do not want to lose.

AnteFrigus Ransomware Removal

  1. Tap Win+E keys to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter the following locations into the bar at the top:
    • %TEMP%
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  3. If you can find malicious .exe files, Delete them immediately.
  4. Go to the Desktop and Delete the {6 random letters}-readme.txt file.
  5. Empty Recycle Bin.
  6. Use a malware scanner you trust to check for leftovers.
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