Silentspring Ransomware

What is Silentspring Ransomware?

Even though Silentspring Ransomware is still in development, it will encrypt your documents, music, videos, and other personal files mercilessly if it ever manages to slither onto your computer. Luckily, this threat is not distributed actively yet, so the chances to encounter it are not very high. Of course, this might change soon, i.e. cyber criminals might start distributing it actively in order to obtain money from users. If you have encountered the new version of Silentspring Ransomware demanding money in exchange for the decryption tool, you should know that paying money to cyber crooks is the worst users can do. You have zero guarantees that you could unlock your encrypted files. Also, you will encourage malicious software developers to release new infections by sending money to them. No matter which version of Silentspring Ransomware you encounter, you will need to remove this infection from the system yourself. We can assure you that it will not delete itself automatically.

What does Silentspring Ransomware do?

Silentspring Ransomware is still at the initial stage of development, so it does not demand money from users, but it surely does lock files on affected computers. Researchers who have tested this malicious application say that it targets almost all folders that contain valuable files. Luckily, it does not affect %WINDIR%, %PROGRAMFILES%, and %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, meaning that your computer will continue working normally and your programs will not be ruined. Unlike sophisticated ransomware infections used by cyber criminals for money extortion, Silentspring Ransomware does not drop a ransom note on victims’ computers. Well, at least its initial version does not do that. Therefore, do not expect to purchase the decryption tool from its developer – it does not want your money. Most probably, this will change soon because ransomware infections are developed having only one purpose in mind – to obtain money from users easier. Our research team is strictly against payments to cyber criminals because they know better than anyone else that sending the ransom does not guarantee anything. There are many cases when users do not get anything from malicious software developers, so keep in mind that sending the required amount of money is never a good solution to the problem.

As has been observed, Silentspring Ransomware uses AES and RSA to encrypt victims’ files. If you can find .Sil3nt5pring appended at the end of these personal files you can no longer open, there is no doubt that they have been affected by this ransomware infection. If the ransom note has not been dropped, you could not get the decryptor from cyber criminals behind it. At the time of research, free decryption software was not available either. This means that users can restore their files only from a backup. Do not forget to back up your files periodically so that you could restore them if you encounter a ransomware infection again in the future.

Where does Silentspring Ransomware come from?

Researchers say that Silentspring Ransomware is not distributed actively yet. Because of this, there is no information about its distribution available. Even though it is still unclear what distribution methods will be used to promote this ransomware infection, specialists suspect that this infection should be spread just like other ransomware-type infections. That is, it should be promoted via spam emails. Malicious applications usually pretend to be important documents to convince users to open malicious email attachments. If you want to be safe, stay away from attachments in spam emails. You should also stop downloading programs from websites containing tons of free software because such websites often help crooks to distribute malware too. Users who cannot live without downloading programs from the web should, at least, have reputable security software enabled on their systems 24/7/365.

How to remove Silentspring Ransomware

Silentspring Ransomware needs to be removed from the system fully even though it does not have many components because you might accidentally open its launcher and, as a consequence, the ransomware infection will start working again. You should be able to locate the malicious file on your Desktop (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop) or in Downloads (%USERPROFILE%\Downloads). Alternatively, you can perform a scan with a reputable antimalware tool to clean your system. The automatic removal method is quicker than the manual one, so if you are a busy person, you should delete malware in an automated way.

Delete Silentspring Ransomware

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Insert %USERPROFILE%\Downloads.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Check all recently downloaded files and remove suspicious ones that might be associated with Silentspring Ransomware.
  5. Empty Trash. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Silentspring Ransomware Processes:

SilentSpring.exe

Remove these Silentspring Ransomware Files:

SilentSpring.exe
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