What is AngryKite Ransomware?
AngryKite Ransomware is yet another ransomware infection that will enter your computer unexpectedly. The problem with such infections is that users often end up installing them on their computers accidentally when they do not even realize it. In this description, we will tell you more about this program, and we will also show you how to remove AngryKite Ransomware from your computer. Such programs may not offer you the option of reverting the infection symptoms, but that does not mean you should succumb to their threats and give everything away. If you want to spend your money on something, then you should invest in a licensed antispyware tool.
Where does AngryKite Ransomware come from?
This program makes use of the most common ransomware distribution method. It spreads via spam email attachments. It means that the people behind this infection make use of spam email campaigns to deliver their malware installers to as many computers as possible.
It also means that you installed AngryKite Ransomware on your system yourself. Of course, you did not know that it was the malicious program, but the bottom line is that you are the one you launched the malicious file. Therefore, computer security experts maintain that it is not safe to download and launch attachments, especially if you do not know the exact source properly.
Sometimes it might seem that the attachments were sent in by a reliable company, like an online shopping site or even a financial institution. However, that does not mean that you should download and open attachments no questions asked. Sometimes, the malicious installer looks like a regular document file, and it does not even give away the fact it is an executable file.
The best way to avoid such infections is to delete the spam email message immediately. However, if you think that the attachment might be important, you should scan the file with a security tool before opening it.
What does AngryKite Ransomware do?
Since this application is a ransomware infection, you probably know already what to expect from it. It is one of the many encrypting malware infections that have been the rage for the last few years. So we know why AngryKite Ransomware enters your system, and that is obviously to rip you off.
Upon the installation, the program will run a full system scan to locate all the files it can encrypt. Then, it will perform the encryption, locking up most of your frequently used files. When the files are encrypted, the program changes the file name to a random string of letters and numbers, and then it adds the .NumberDot extension at the end of the files. This is how you can know which files have been affected by the infection.
After that, you will see the following ransom note on your screen:
WARNING: SYSTEM MAY HAVE FOUND
Anonymous encryption on your computer.
You would not be able to access the files on your computer
Your system may have found (2) malicious viruses Rootkit.Encrypt & Trojan.Spyware
Please call immediately to avoid further damage
This program is extremely abrasive as it tries to pass for a security tool that informs you about malicious infections you need to remove. It also supposedly wants to help you solve this issue, but the truth is that once you call the given number, the people behind this scam will try to push you into spending your money on a specific security tool that should delete these “viruses.” Needless to say, you should never pay a single cent to these cyber criminals. Also, the only thing you need to remove right now is the AngryKite Ransomware infection.
How do I remove AngryKite Ransomware?
You will have to go to your Downloads folder (or any other directory where you save downloaded data), and remove all the most recently downloaded files.
As for your encrypted data, you should look for a backup where you have saved the healthy copies of your files. If you do not have an external hard drive where you regularly back-up your files, try out a cloud drive or your email outbox. We are sure that you must have saved quite a few of your files online via your mobile device or through your email inbox, so please check out all possible options!
Manual AngryKite Ransomware Removal
- Open the Downloads folder.
- Find the most recently downloaded files.
- Delete the files.
- Scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
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