What is Razy 5.0 Ransomware?
Razy 5.0 Ransomware was discovered some time ago by specialists focusing on the detection, research, and analysis of malware. This infection might seem to be slightly different if compared to other ransomware infections, including CryptoCat Ransomware, DevNightmare Ransomware, and Locklock Ransomware; however, it is not very true. Yes, Razy 5.0 Ransomware might have distinctive features, for example, it does not store the encryption key anywhere, but it also seeks to extort money like all the aforementioned threats. At the time of writing, it is impossible to pay money for cyber criminals who have developed Razy 5.0 Ransomware, so they will not be able to obtain money from users unless they fix the ransomware infection they have released. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com do not recommend transferring money cyber criminals require because users often do not get anything from cyber criminals. In other words, cyber criminals take money from them but do not give the decryption tool in exchange. Of course, purchasing the decryptor from cyber crooks might be the only way to decrypt files, but researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com still do not think that paying money for them is a good idea.
What does Razy 5.0 Ransomware do?
If Razy 5.0 Ransomware ever enters your computer, you will not only notice that your personal files (those that have .mp3, .doc, .jpg, .png, .ppt, and other filename extensions) are encrypted, but will also see three new files on Desktop: razydecrypt.jog, index.html, and css.vbs. They are placed on Desktop not without a reason. Researchers have managed to find out that css.vbs is responsible for the audio message. You will hear a computer-generated voice saying “Attention! Attention! Attention!” and then a message “Your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted” will be repeated several times once this infection sneaks onto the computer. What is more, the razydecrypt.jpg will change your Desktop wallpaper, and you will be instructed to check the .html file on Desktop. If you open this index.html file, you will immediately find out that you have to pay 50 EUR/USD to be able to decrypt your files. Below “Pay to get your data BACK” you will see links. One of them should take you to the payment page or open instructions on how to transfer the required money; however, in reality, this link directs to the www.lolololololol.de file on Desktop that does not even exist. As we have mentioned in the first paragraph, it means that it is impossible to pay the ransom to get the decryptor at the time of writing. Of course, cyber criminals might fix this ransomware infection in the future. If it turns out to be true, you should still keep the money to yourself and do not buy the decryptor even though it might be impossible to unlock those personal files in a different way.
Specialists say that Razy 5.0 Ransomware does not store the encryption key anywhere, so it is very likely that cyber criminals do not know it too. In addition, it is evident that this threat uses the cryptographically strong 16-byte key, and it is not that easy, or might even be impossible, to get that key. It might not be easy to unlock files, but you should not give up so soon. What we recommend for you is to try to recover data with a free file recovery tool. Also, you can restore your files from a backup (of course, if you have one) after the removal of Razy 5.0 Ransomware.
Where does Razy 5.0 Ransomware come from?
Razy 5.0 Ransomware is spread via spam emails like other ransomware infections, which means that this threat does not ask permission to enter computers. It has been found that the executable file of this threat comes as an attachment in these emails, so it is enough to open such a malicious attachment once to launch Razy 5.0 Ransomware. Fortunately, it works from the directory it has been opened, so it will not create any copies of itself in other places. Believe us; there are much more nasty threats out there, so you have to install a security tool on your computer right now. Stay away from the spam mail catalog if you wish to be safe as well.
How do I remove Razy 5.0 Ransomware?
Unfortunately, all these personal files will not be unlocked for you; however, you still need to remove Razy 5.0 Ransomware from your system fully in order to safely use the computer in the future. To eliminate this threat fully, you have to find and delete its main file having the .exe extension. Also, it is a must to eliminate files from Desktop and change the wallpaper. You can do this yourself by following our manual removal guide, or you can launch a reputable automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. The most important thing is to remove this harmful computer infection fully.
The manual removal guide
- Find the malicious .exe file of the ransomware you have launched.
- Select it and tap the Delete button on the keyboard.
- Delete index.html, razydecrypt.jpg, and css.vbs files from Desktop.
- Clear the Recycle bin.
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