What is Ransomware?

It is not your fault that you cannot access media and other valuable files. Most probably, Ransomware has entered the computer illegally and performed the encryption of data using the AES-256 cipher. There is no doubt that it is the one responsible for a bunch of locked files if your files now have a new filename extension .{} next to their original filename extensions (e.g. .jpg, .doc, and .pdf). Ransomware is a new member of the family using “” in their emails, so, even though it is a new threat, it does not differ much from previously released ransomware infections (e.g. Ransomware, Ransomware, and Ransomware) belonging to this wide family. As in the case of those older threats, specialists at say that it is a really bad idea to keep Ransomware on the computer, so go to delete it the second you discover it on your system. Users who decide to ignore this problem might find their new files encrypted soon. On top of that, the ransom note it leaves for users could not be removed from Desktop since this computer infection creates an entry in the Run registry key so that it can launch automatically when the Windows OS loads up. As a consequence, the only way to disable it forever is to delete this threat fully from the computer.testtest

What does Ransomware do?

After the successful infiltration on the computer, this ransomware infection starts encrypting users’ files. It will make it impossible to access the most valuable files, but, luckily, it, as has been found, it leaves the %WINDIR% directory unencrypted, which means that your Windows will continue working normally. When the encryption process is finished, this infection drops the decryption instructions.jpg. This file is a ransom note, but it contains only vague information, if compared to ransom notes other file-encrypting infections leave after making files unusable. It only tells users that their files are encrypted and then pushes them into writing an email to or (an alternative email address). Do not bother contacting cyber criminals if you know that you are not going to transfer money to purchase the decryption key. Do not worry. It does not immediately mean that it will never be possible to decrypt the personal data. Even though it is impossible to decrypt these files at the time of writing, it does not mean that you could not decrypt them in the future. Therefore, specialists working at say that users should not delete those encrypted files. Keep them because a free decryption tool might be developed one day. Ransomware not only encrypts files upon the entrance, but also makes several modifications on the infected computer. First of all, it places its executable file on the computer. Also, it creates its own Value in the Run registry key. These changes it applies make it quite hard to delete this infection from the system.

Where does Ransomware come from?

Specialists still do not know much about the distribution of Ransomware, but it is clear that this ransomware infection enters computers illegally. It might be introduced to users as a decent-looking email attachment, which would explain why the list of victims is growing so rapidly. Never open spam emails and emails from unknown senders in the future if you do not want to lose your files again. Security experts also say that every user needs to have a security application installed on the computer because cyber criminals might use a variety of other methods to distribute malicious software too.

How do I delete Ransomware?

The manual removal guide provided below this paragraph thoroughly explains how to delete Ransomware from the computer. Unfortunately, not all users find it helpful because the executable file of this threat has a random name and users have to locate it themselves. If you do not have time for this, go to delete this infection automatically. Since there are so many untrustworthy scanners on the market these days, we recommend using SpyHunter, which is a trustworthy tool capable of detecting and deleting existing infections within seconds. Its diagnostic version can be downloaded from this website, so feel free to get it and use it to remove the malicious application.

Remove Ransomware

  1. Press Win+E to launch the Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the following directories one after the other to locate the malicious .exe file of the ransomware infection:
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %WINDIR%\Syswow64
  • %WINDIR%\System32
  1. Delete the malicious file found.
  2. Press Win+R.
  3. Enter regedit.exe and press Enter.
  4. Move to the Run registry key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  5. Delete the Value having a random name.
  6. Remove decryption instructions.jpg from Desktop after closing the Registry Editor.
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