Deos Ransomware

What is Deos Ransomware?

Deos Ransomware is yet another infection that appears to be in development still. This threat was created to encrypt files, but, at the moment, it is not capable of doing that. Instead, it searches and enumerates files that could be potential targets. Although it does not corrupt files right now, no one known if or when this infection starts invading operating systems and encrypting files. malware researchers, warn that this devious threat could slither into your operating system without any warning, and, if you have time, you need to make sure to protect it against the invasion of malware. In case, the threat has been fully developed by the time you are reading this report, you might be interested in learning more about it, as well as how to remove Deos Ransomware. According to our analysis, this threat can invade vulnerable Windows operating systems starting with the outdated Windows XP version, which is still used by 7% of all Windows users.test

How does Deos Ransomware work?

New ransomware infections are found every day, and the ones that were discovered right before Deos Ransomware include DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware, OnyonLock Ransomware, Mancrosai4939 Ransomware, and Jaff Ransomware. Not all of these infections are fully developed or functioning, but all of them reveal one important thing: Your operating system can be invaded by malware. Have you acquired the ransomware by downloading and opening a corrupted spam email attachment or executing a suspicious software bundle? Ransomware always slithers in silently so that you would not delete it before it encrypts files and demands a ransom for their decryption. Deos Ransomware purposefully creates a file in Startup to ensure that it is started even if you restart the computer, and that is why allows this infection to introduce you to the same demands every time. When it comes to encryption of the files, it appears that this threat only targets TXT, HTML, ZIP, and RAR files. The threat looks for these files in %APPDATA%, %TEMP%, and %USERPROFILE% (Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders) directories. It is unlikely to attach a unique extension to help you find the encrypted files quicker.

Although Deos Ransomware does not encrypt files right now, it can display a ransom note. The message in this note informs that the decryption key you need costs 0.1 Bitcoin, which, at the moment, is around 230 USD. A Bitcoin Address is also displayed in this note. It is suggested that after you pay the ransom and enter the “transaction URL” into the box displayed below, your files will be decrypted. You might also find a timer indicating how much time you have before the ransom is accepted. Even if Deos Ransomware encrypts files, paying the ransomware is not something you should take lightly. Unfortunately, in most cases, the creators of ransomware take the money that their victims send, but decryption keys are not provided to them in return. Of course, many users choose to take the risk because they have no other way of decrypting their files. Remember that if your files are backed up, you do not need to even thing about the demands of cyber crooks.

How to remove Deos Ransomware

If your operating system was invaded by Deos Ransomware, the first thing you need to do is check if your personal files were encrypted. The chances are that they were not and that you can eliminate this threat without further delay. If your personal files were corrupted, you might want to decrypt them, but remember that the option proposed by cyber criminals can be misleading. There are no guarantees that your files would be decrypted if you paid the huge ransom of 0.1 Bitcoin. Since the infection might lock the screen with the intimidating message representing ransom demands, you might have to reboot your PC in Safe Mode to check if any damage has been done. You also need to delete Deos Ransomware via Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Networking if you want to install anti-malware software that can automatically erase this malicious infection. Should you have any questions regarding the threat or its elimination, post a comment below.

Removal Instructions

Reboot Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Restart your PC and wait for the BIOS screen to load.
  2. Immediately start tapping the F8 key to launch the boot menu
  3. Using arrow keys select Safe Mode and tap Enter.
  4. Wait for the computer to boot up and then delete the ransomware.

Reboot Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10:

  1. Open the Charm bar and click the Power Options button (for Windows 8/8.1 users) or click the Windows logo on the Taskbar and select Power (for Windows 10 users).
  2. Click Restart while holding down the Shift key on the keyboard.
  3. Open the Troubleshooting menu and then move to Advanced options.
  4. Click Startup Settings, then click Restart, and, finally, select F4 for Safe Mode.
  5. Wait for the computer to boot up and then delete the ransomware.

Delete malicious components:

  1. Delete any suspicious recently downloaded files.
  2. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E keys.
  3. Enter the directory (all listed below) into the bar at the top:
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
    • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
  4. Delete the {random name} file associated with the ransomware.
  5. Reboot your PC in Normal Mode and immediately perform a full system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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