Amnesia Ransomware

What is Amnesia Ransomware?

Files marked by an additional extension called .amnesia could only mean the user has encountered a file-encrypting malicious application known as Amnesia Ransomware. If you happen to be one of these unfortunate users, we advise you no to fund the hackers behind Amnesia Ransomware. We have no doubt they do not care they may have ruined files that could have been irreplaceable. Sadly, all they care about is how to make you pay a ransom. The hackers can promise to send decryption tools as soon as you make the payment, but who can guarantee they will bother to do so once your savings reach their account. Consequently, our specialists recommend using alternative recovery methods instead, e.g. backup files, copies on removable media devices, etc. Just firstly, it would be wise to delete the infection with the instructions located below or reliable antimalware software. However, if you still have doubts, it might be best to read the article first.test

Where does Amnesia Ransomware come from?

Our specialists at report Amnesia Ransomware could be widely distributed, as the malware’s creators might be using a couple of different methods to find their victims. Firstly, the hackers might use a tool called Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Some RDP versions may have vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to connect to the victim’s computer and drop the malware remotely. Needless to say, to avoid such scenarios it is necessary to update the operating system and other outdated software. Another possible distribution channel is Spam emails. In this case, the malicious application would be launched accidentally by the user himself, since such emails could carry infected pictures, installers, and other files that may not seem to be suspicious at first. To avoid such mistakes, we advise you to scan attachments received from unknown sources with a legitimate antimalware tool first instead of opening them right away.

How does Amnesia Ransomware work?

One way or another after the device gets infected Amnesia Ransomware should start encrypting various files located on the user’s computer. For instance, it could be personal data like photographs, pictures, videos, archives, and so on. As we said at the beginning of the article, all encrypted files should be marked with an additional extension, e.g. roses.jpg.amnesia, speech.docx.amnesia, etc. Then, the malware is supposed to drop a text document containing a message from the malicious application’s creators. The document might appear in every folder containing locked data.

The text inside the ransom note says victims have to contact the hackers through given email address if they want to unlock their files. Also, it warns not to use antimalware software or try to decrypt data on your own. Unfortunately, unlocking files by yourself is just impossible without a decryption key and a decryptor. Nonetheless, you could recover files by replacing them with copies located on removal media devices or other storage. Of course, you could try reliable recovery tools available on the Internet too. As for paying the ransom, there are no guarantees the threat’s creators will bother to send promised decryption tools. In fact, they will have no reason to do so since they would already have the money and you will not be able to get it back after making the payment. Consequently, we advise users not to waste their money and think about how they can get rid of the threat faster.

How to eliminate Amnesia Ransomware?

Our specialists noticed that in some cases Amnesia Ransomware might erase itself automatically from the system, but just to be safe, we recommend checking all possible locations where it might have placed malicious data or where you might have downloaded the infections launcher. To make it easier for you, we are adding deletion instructions below the article to guide you through this process. In addition, it would be advisable to check the system with a legitimate antimalware tool for safety precautions. Such a tool should help you secure the system and protect it from future threats too.

Get rid of Amnesia Ransomware

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Check the following locations one by one:
  3. Look for malicious data that could belong to the infection, e.g. it might a suspicious email attachment you downloaded or a randomly named file, which does not belong to the system.
  4. Right-click the suspicious file and press Delete.
  5. Close File Explorer.
  6. Empty Recycle bin.
  7. Reboot the PC. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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