Error Ransomware

What is Error Ransomware?

We want to inform you about a new computer infection called Error Ransomware that was designed to infect your PC secretly and encrypt many of your personal files. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from your PC. Paying the ransom is a bad idea because there is no guarantee that the cyber criminals will keep their end of the bargain. The sum of money is not stated because you have to contact the criminals to get information on how to pay it. One thing is for sure, however, that they will want you to pay in Bitcoins or some other crypto currency.testtest

Where does Error Ransomware come from?

Our cyber security experts have determined that Error Ransomware is similar to CryptoMix Ransomware, so they must have come from the same developers. The methods used to distribute it are unknown because our researchers have obtained a sample of this program only recently because it was released in late August of 2017. Therefore, no information on its distribution methods has surfaced yet. Nevertheless, our researchers assume that its developers may use the most common method of sending this malware in bogus emails that pretend to be legitimate and convince people to open an attached file that then infects the computer with Error Ransomware. We can speculate all we want, but one thing is for sure — this program will not ask for an invitation to access your PC.

What does Error Ransomware do?

Error Ransomware is a highly malicious program because it can encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm. It appends the encrypted files with a .ERROR file extension. Currently, there is no free decryption tool that could come to your aid if your valuable have been encrypted. Researchers say that this ransomware should be able to encrypt many of your files and will specifically target, file archives, documents, images, videos, audios, and so on to encrypt as many important files as possible. The cyber criminals intend to extort money from you by offering you to buy a decryption key. Once the encryption is complete, Error Ransomware drops a ransom note into each folder where a file was encrypted. The ransom note is named _HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT.

The note only contains information on how to contact the developers of this ransomware. It features three email addresses that include,, and You have to send the criminals a message using one of these emails and include your unique ID number that is included in the ransom note. The sum to be paid is unknown as it is revealed once you have contacted the developers. Nevertheless, paying the ransom is a risk because you might not receive the promised decryptor.

It is worth mentioning that this program was designed to drop a copy of itself in %ALLUSERSPROFILE% under a randomly generated executable name. It also creates a Point of Execution (PoE) at HKCU/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run in Windows registry the name of the subkey is random, but its value data is set to point to %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\[random].exe. This ransomware works without a connection to the Internet, so its shelf life is set to be quite long.

How do I remove Error Ransomware?

Error Ransomware is one malicious program that can get onto your PC secretly and then encrypt many of your important files to demand that you pay this program’s developers for a decryptor. However, you should not trust cyber criminals to keep their word, so you ought to remove this ransomware instead. You can get an anti-malware program such as SpyHunter to remove it for you or see our guide to delete it manually.

Manual Removal Guide

  1. Locate the dropper file (Check Downloads, %Temp% folders.)
  2. Right-click the malicious file and click Delete.
  3. Then, press Windows+E keys.
  4. Enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE% in the address bar and hit Enter.
  5. Locate and identify the randomly named executable of Error Ransomware
  6. Right-click it and click Delete.
  7. Close the File Explorer.
  8. Press Windows+E keys.
  9. Type regedit in the box and hit Enter.
  10. Go to HKCU/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run
  11. Find the randomly named sub key with value data “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\[random].exe”
  12. Right-click it and click Delete.
  13. Empty the Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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