Exobuilder Ransomware

What is Exobuilder Ransomware?

No doubt your files have been affected by Exobuilder Ransomware if they have the .exo extension appended and you see a black window claiming that you can no longer access your files because they have been encrypted on your Desktop. This window can be closed by killing the malicious process via Task Manager, but, unfortunately, it will not be so easy to unlock files encrypted by this ransomware infection. Yes, you will be told that you can unlock them by sending the indicated amount of money to the Bitcoin address provided, but you should not do that because you do not know whether those files will really be unlocked for you after you make a payment. Also, Exobuilder Ransomware will become a prevalent infection if all victims pay money to crooks behind it. It should be noted that the amount of money it asks from users might differ with every new version released. Most probably, there are many versions of this threat because it can be created with the Exo builder by any people having bad intentions. No matter which version of this ransomware infection you encounter, delete this threat from your system as soon as possible because it might encrypt even more files on your computer if you keep it active. Exobuilder Ransomware is not one of those sophisticated ransomware infections, but you will still need to put some effort into its removal if you decide to erase it manually, so we highly recommend reading this report till the end. If the manual method is not for you, you can eliminate the ransomware infection automatically right away.testtesttest

What does Exobuilder Ransomware do?

Exobuilder Ransomware does not differ much from other ransomware infections. Once it infiltrates users’ computers, it immediately goes to scan %APPDATA%, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Pictures, %USERPROFILE%\Videos, %USERPROFILE%\Documents, and %USERPROFILE%\Personal. Once it finds .avi, .wmv, .csv, .cdr, .h, .lib, .odb, .crt, .cer, .fox, .pptx, and a bunch of other files, it locks them all right away using a strong cipher. All these encrypted files get the .exo extension appended, so it does not take long for users to realize which files have been affected on their computers. Also, this infection has been programmed to drop ransom notes to %HOMEDRIVE%, %APPDATA%, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Documents, and %USERPROFILE%\Pictures. Without a doubt, this infection demands money from users. The size of the ransom depends on the version encountered, but we are sure it will not be small. It is worth paying money for the decryption of files? We believe not because you have no guarantees that your files will be unlocked when you do that. At the time of writing, a free data recovery tool is not available. The only thing you can do is to restore your data from a backup if you have it.

Where does Exobuilder Ransomware come from?

Ransomware infections are sneaky threats that can slither onto computers unnoticed. Exobuilder Ransomware is no exception. Even though it is not one of those prevalent malicious applications, researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com still have what to say about its distribution. According to them, the chances are high that this infection is spread via emails. It appears in them as a malicious attachment. It is, actually, nothing new because there is a bunch of other ransomware infections spread the same. It is the reason you should ignore emails sent to you by unknown senders as well. Of course, other distribution methods might be used as well. Our security specialists say that it might be possible to download ransomware infections from dubious pages too, so you should be careful with files you download from the Internet. For example, you should check them with an antimalware tool first. Users who do not want to find malware on their PCs should also keep security software enabled on their computers 24/7/365.

How to remove Exobuilder Ransomware

No matter which version of Exobuilder Ransomware you encounter, you need to erase this malicious application from your computer today. Luckily, it does not have many components that you will need to delete if you decide to erase it manually, but it opens a window over Desktop. You need to remove it first (kill the malicious process in Task Manager) so that you could erase the ransomware infection from your system. Keep in mind that you can clean your computer automatically as well. Sadly, an automated tool could not unlock files for you either.

Exobuilder Ransomware removal guide

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Open Processes.
  3. Locate the Exobuilder Ransomware process and kill it.
  4. Close Task Manager.
  5. Launch Run (Win+R).
  6. Type regedit and click OK.
  7. Open HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  8. If you can find a Value associated with the ransomware infection there, right-click it and select Delete.
  9. Close Registry Editor and open Explorer.
  10. Delete all suspicious recently downloaded files from %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %TEMP%.
  11. Delete the ransom note dropped by Exobuilder Ransomware.
  12. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Exobuilder Ransomware Processes:

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Remove these Exobuilder Ransomware Files:

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