What is Donald Trump Ransomware?
Donald Trump Ransomware is a sorry excuse of a ransomware program that barges into your computer and says it can encrypt your files. The program cannot do that, so there is no need to panic when this application pops up into your screen. Nevertheless, you should still be concerned about your computer’s security because there might be more unwanted applications on-board. When you remove Donald Trump Ransomware for good, make sure you run a full system scan with a powerful antispyware tool. You need to locate and delete all the potential threats because if you leave them, you may face severe computer security issues in the future.
Where does Donald Trump Ransomware come from?
There is no specific distribution source that would be associated with this program. On the other hand, our security researches have been anticipating like that for quite some time now. Ransomware creators make use of the most popular online search keywords to name their infections, and with so much buzz around the Election 2016, it is no surprise that a program called Donald Trump Ransomware emerged.
It was first created back in August 2016, but seeing how it functions, it is possible to say that the application is still underdeveloped. After all, a malicious ransomware infection to encrypt the target files, but the program does not do that.
Nevertheless, it does not mean you should go through this experience. You should avoid similar infections by deleting spam email from your inbox immediately. The most common ransomware distribution method is spam email campaigns. The spam comes with attachments that contain ransomware installer files. Users often open those files without realizing that they are about to install the malicious infection on their computer.
Apart from that, Donald Trump Ransomware could be distributed via exploit kits, so you should think twice before you click a random pop-up that appeared on your screen when you opened some online gaming website or any other page that are often fraught with annoying pop-ups. In other words, it is important to stay alert whenever you browse the web.
What does Donald Trump Ransomware do?
As mentioned, the program does not live up to the reputation of similar infections. Although this program does have the functionality that would allow it to encrypt your files with the AES algorithm, it does not do that upon the infection. According to our research, the program targets a long list of files, including such extensions as .rar, .wma, .avi, .wmv, .csv, .tax, .sidn, .itl, .mdbackup, .menu, .icarus, .litemod, .sav, .lvl, .raw, .flv, .m3u, .xxx, .pak, .jpg, .png, .docx, .doc, .ppt, .odt, .csv, .jpeg, .psd, and so on, but there is no need to pay the ransom to “restore” the files.
Upon the infection, you will see a notification on your screen that will have a list of encrypted files. It will also say “STATUS: Files locked,” but you will be able to unlock the files by click the “Unlock Files” button. In a way, it seems that the infection is on a test run, and eventually we might encounter a more dangerous version of this program, that will be able to encrypt the files. However, we should be thankful that this program is not as dangerous as it could be, and we should just remove it for good.
How do I remove Donald Trump Ransomware?
It is not complicated to delete the program from your system; you just need to find the malicious installer file you downloaded. It will probably be in your Downloads folder. If you have designated some other directory to save your downloaded files instead of the default folder, please check it out as well, looking for unfamiliar files that may need to be removed.
If you do not think you can recognize the malicious file, run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. It will detect all the potential threats that are present on your computer. It is not just about this ransomware, you may also have more unwanted (and dangerous!) programs installed, so you need to take care of them all.
If you encounter any difficulty while trying to protect your system from harm, do not hesitate to leave us a comment. Our team is always ready to assist you.
Manual Donald Trump Ransomware Removal
- Close the program.
- Go to your Downloads folder.
- Highlight and delete the malicious file.
- Run a full system scan.
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