David Ransomware

What is David Ransomware?

Ransomware infections are threats developed by cyber criminals for money extortion. David Ransomware is one of the newest ransomware infections released. It locks personal files on users’ computers like its predecessor Velso Ransomware. Then, it drops a ransom note in the .txt format. Users are told that they need “to buy the special software,” but, surprisingly, its price is not indicated in the ransom note, which shows that cyber criminals want users to contact them. If you are curious about the price, you can write an email to them if you want to, but you should keep in mind that sending money to malicious software developers is never a good idea even if it turns out that the price is low. Our piece of advice for those users who have encountered David Ransomware would be to delete this infection fully as soon as possible. By deleting it, you will make sure it cannot start working again. Luckily, this infection is quite simple malware, so its removal should not be very problematic. It should be noted that this malicious application must be deleted from the system no matter if you pay money for the decryption tool or not.test

What does David Ransomware do?

David Ransomware does not differ much from other ransomware infections used to obtain money from users. Once it is executed, it finds users’ personal files (e.g. pictures, documents, and videos) and then encrypts them all mercilessly. It encrypts files in almost all directories leaving only the %WINDIR% (it contains files that belong to the Windows OS) directory unencrypted and even makes Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers unusable. All affected files get the .david extension appended, so do not waste your time trying to open these files – they have been completely encrypted. One more symptom showing that David Ransomware is the one that has locked files on your system is the presence of the .txt file get_my_files.txt. It is the ransom note it drops on affected victims’ computers. Its first sentence tells users about this unpleasant situation: “All your work and personal files have been encrypted.” Also, users find out that they can unlock their files only with the special decryptor. It can be purchased from cyber criminals. If you have decided to buy it from them, you will need to write an email to davidfreemon2@aol.com. Of course, we do not recommend doing that. You do not know whether you will get the decryptor from them. In addition, you will give cyber criminals a reason not to stop developing new malicious applications. There are no guarantees that you will not encounter these new threats yourself one day.

Where does David Ransomware come from?

No doubt you have not installed David Ransomware on your system consciously. This is a harmful malicious application, so, just like similar threats, it slithers onto users’ computers without their knowledge. According to researchers, it should also be spread via malicious emails. It might come as an email attachment, or the email promoting it might contain a malicious link. In addition, this ransomware infection might affect those computers whose owners use unsecure RDP connections. These are two major distribution methods used to promote ransomware, but it does not mean that it is enough to know how these infections are spread to be able to prevent them from entering the system. Some threats are sneakier than others, so we highly recommend that you install an antimalware tool on your PC in case you overlook nasty malware yourself.

How to remove David Ransomware

Remove David Ransomware as soon as possible no matter if it has affected files you consider valuable or not. We are sure you will delete it quite easily if you follow our manual removal guide provided below. Make sure you do not leave a single component of this threat on your PC! Unfortunately, we cannot say the same about the decryption of these encrypted files. We are not going to lie – it might be impossible to get them back because David Ransomware encrypts data using the AES encryption algorithm which is very secure and almost impossible to crack.  The only group of users who could restore their files is those who periodically make copies of their files and have a backup of those locked files.

David Ransomware removal guide

  1. Open Explorer (tap Win+E).
  2. Check %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %TEMP% directories (you can open the directory by inserting it in the Explorer's URL bar and pressing Enter).
  3. Delete the malicious file launched recently.
  4. Remove get_my_files.txt from directories with encrypted files.
  5. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these David Ransomware Processes:

David Ransom.exe

Remove these David Ransomware Files:

David Ransom.exe

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