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Danger level 5
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Fireee Ransomware

Fireee Ransomware is the threat that corrupted files and pinned the “.[*].[].fireee” extension to their names. The files that this malware corrupts are classified as personal, which means that they are most likely to be documents, archives, projects, photos, etc. Why do the attackers behind this malware only care about personal files? That is because they know that they cannot be replaced. Of course, that is not the case every time. Some people have backup copies of all important files, and if these copies are stored somewhere safe, it does not matter too much about what happens to the original files. Once the victim removes Fireee Ransomware, they can then replace the corrupted files with backups. Hopefully, that is your situation, because if you do not have backups, we cannot help you much. Of course, we can help you delete the malicious infection, and we suggest taking care of that sooner rather than later.

We can make guesses about how Fireee Ransomware slithered into your operating system. Most likely, you executed this malware by opening a file sent to you via email. Did we hit the bullseye? Perhaps this malware hid within a software bundle, and you executed it by accident when installing other programs? Whatever the case might be, if your system was protected appropriately, Fireee Ransomware would not have been able to root down within your system. It would have been removed automatically. Well, can’t you just delete this threat when it slithers in? Perhaps some victims would be vigilant enough to catch and eliminate this malware before it corrupted any files, but, according to our researchers, it is very quiet, and it can encrypt files without notice. Only after all files are encrypted does this malware introduce itself, and it does that with the help of a file named “readme-warning.txt.” Copies of this file should be dropped in every affected folder. While it is not dangerous to open it, you have to be careful. After all, the message inside was set up by cybercriminals.

The message file dropped by Fireee Ransomware uses the question-answer format. There are six questions and answers, and they pretty much cover what the attackers want you to know. First, they explain that files were encrypted. Next, they inform that files can be recovered only after a ransom is paid in Bitcoin. The third answer suggests that all files would be decrypted because the attackers “do not care about you and your deals, except getting benefits.” Needless to say, this does not make sense, and that is exactly why we do not believe that the attackers would give you anything in return for your money. Next, you are introduced to an email address ( and a contact at Jabber (, and you are supposed to use these contacts to communicate with the attackers. It is stated that once you contact the attackers, you will be able to pay for the “scanner-decoder program” that, allegedly, will restore the files. So, are you interested in contacting the attackers and paying for a decryptor? If you want our advice, we suggest NOT exposing yourself to them and also keeping your money to yourself.

Hopefully, it is easy for you to decide not to follow the demands of the creator of Fireee Ransomware because you have backup copies of all encrypted files. At least, the most important ones. If that is the case, you should mainly focus on the removal of the infection. Unfortunately, getting rid of this malware manually will be impossible for most victims. That is because the launcher uses a random name, and it could be dropped anywhere within your computer. Obviously, if you know where this file is, and you can identify it as malware, deleting Fireee Ransomware yourself should be easy. However, can you also secure your system? When it comes to malware, the lighting can definitely strike twice, and it is your responsibility to secure your system and keep malware away. This is why we believe that it is best to employ anti-malware software. It will delete all threats automatically and it will also ensure Windows security. Once you take care of that, do not forget to keep up with backups too. If you have backup copies of your files, ransomware will not intimidate you.

Fireee Ransomware Removal

  1. Delete all copies of the file named readme-warning.txt.
  2. Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files. Our researchers suggest looking here first:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  3. Empty Recycle Bin once you think that you have removed everything malicious.
  4. Install a malware scanner to help you scan the system and check for leftovers.
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