D2+D Ransomware

What is D2+D Ransomware?

Researchers have recently discovered a new malicious application that acts as ransomware - D2+D Ransomware. Unlike other infections of this type, this one does not currently encrypt any files, but its new version might be updated and start working properly. The version of D2+D Ransomware researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have analyzed does not encrypt files but, instead, it tries to convince users that it is not a joke by opening a red window on Desktop. It tells users that their files have been encrypted and the only way to terminate ransomware is to purchase the key, enter it in the box located on the opened window, and click the “Unlock now!” button. Before you take action, go to check your files – there is a very huge possibility that they are fine. If so, there is no point in purchasing the key from cyber criminals. To be frank, you should not do that even if you find your files encrypted because there are no guarantees that you could unlock your files. First, you can get a useless key. Second, you might get nothing after sending the amount of money required. Even if you get a decryption key, ransomware will still stay active on your computer and might encrypt your files again at any time.testtest

What does D2+D Ransomware do?

At the time of writing, D2+D Ransomware does not encrypt any users’ files, but it has all the features of a ransomware infection. After the successful infiltration, it opens a window on Desktop claiming that files have been encrypted and there is only one way to decrypt them – purchase a decryption key and use it. Users are given only 3 days to send “100% worth of bitcoin.” It is quite expensive, but it seems that users can get it for a lower price too. “First 3 customers” and “poor people” could buy it at a reduced price. As mentioned in the 1st paragraph, purchasing a decryption key is the worst decision a user can make because they might get nothing in exchange. In addition, our researchers are sure that the majority of users who encounter D2+D Ransomware find their files intact, so sending money to cyber criminals is usually pointless. In case a file-encrypting ransomware ever shows up on your computer, think twice before making a payment because users who make payments to malware creators risk losing their money too. On top of that, corrupted files can always be restored from a backup for free.

Have you found your files locked and you are sure that D2+D Ransomware is the one responsible for doing that? If so, you should try entering the key 215249148 in the box located on a window you see. If your files are decrypted, you still need to delete ransomware from your computer. Below-provided instructions will help you. Do this if you find the provided key useless too and then try to get your files back using alternative data recovery methods.

Where does D2+D Ransomware come from?

D2+D Ransomware is not an actively-distributed threat yet, so it is hard to say how it sneaks onto computers. Of course, our specialists have a theory. According to them, this infection does not differ from other malicious applications categorized as ransomware. That is, it might be distributed via spam emails. Users who open a spam email see a link which, if opened, starts the ransomware download process. Also, D2+D Ransomware might come as an attachment in these emails and enter computers the second users open such a malicious attachment. Theoretically, Trojan infections might drop this threat on computers too. You can prevent a ransomware infection from secretly entering your system by installing and enabling security software on your computer. On top of that, it is highly recommended to stay away from spam emails and third-party websites containing thousands of files (better known as file-sharing websites).

How to delete D2+D Ransomware

Ransomware infections tend to make modifications on victims’ computers to be able to work properly and stay longer, but D2+D Ransomware is not one of them. It does not lock the screen, does not make changes in the system registry, and does not drop any files. As a consequence, users should be able to delete it from their computers manually without any difficulties. To fully remove this ransomware infection, use the removal guide provided below this article. If it happens that you find the manual removal method too complicated or, for example, too time-consuming, go to scan your computer with an automated scanner – it will delete D2+D Ransomware for you automatically.

D2+D Ransomware removal guide

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Open the Processes tab.
  3. Locate the processes representing ransomware and terminate it.
  4. Remove all suspicious files from %TEMP%, %APPDATA%, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %USERPROFILE%\Desktop.
  5. Empty the Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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