What is Voldemort Ransomware?
Our security experts have recently analyzed and tested a ransomware-type program called Voldemort Ransomware. You must remove it because it is a dangerous computer infection, designed to encrypt your files and demand money to decrypt them. Fortunately, and similarly to Cyber Splitter Vbs Ransomware, it does not work and will not encrypt any files, but if it did work, then you would be in a lot of trouble. This ransomware is still being distributed irrespective of the fact that it does not work and its executable may be dropped on your PC secretly.
Where does Voldemort Ransomware come from?
Truth be told, there is no way of knowing who created this malware because developers of such software are forced to stay in the shadows. In any case, this infection’s source has little significance since the most important aspect regarding its origins is how it is distributed. Our researchers assume that like many other ransomware-type infections, Voldemort Ransomware too is sent from a dedicated email server that sends this ransomware’s main executable in a zipped file. However, researchers say that the file may be presented as a document of some sort. Unfortunately, we do not know how the developer disguised the file and how he/she tries to trick users into opening the malicious attachment. However, once, this ransomware is on your computer, here is what you can expect.
What does Voldemort Ransomware do?
Voldemort Ransomware’s is named nagini.exe, but the name can also be something else, so identifying this executable manually may prove to be a challenge. According to our researchers, this executable is set to be dropped in the location you have had configured your web browser to save downloaded files. However, if you cannot find it there, then you should scan your PC with an anti-malware tool. Regardless, once nagini.exe is dropped on your computer, it will render an image of Voldemort. If this ransomware were to work, then this is the moment when it would encrypt the files, but it does not, probably because its server is down and does not give Voldemort Ransomware any instructions.
The image is set to close after a few seconds have passed, but the problem is, that this ransomware is configured to terminate explorer.exe. This means that it will close Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) and deny you using your PC. Nevertheless, this can be overturned by holding down Ctrl+Alt+Delete and selecting Task Manager if needed. Then, you have to click File, New Task (Run), and enter explorer.exe and hit Enter. Currently, apart from closing explorer.exe this ransomware does not do anything else, so we invite you to seize this opportunity and delete it before it springs back to life and encrypts your files. If that happens, then you may not be able to decrypt your files for free and be forced to purchase the decryption key of an unspecified sum of money.
How do I remove Voldemort Ransomware?
Voldemort Ransomware poses a threat to your computer’s security and, thus, it has to be eradicated. If your machine has it, then please use the manual removal guide presented below. However, since its main executable could be dropped anywhere, we suggest that you scan your PC with SpyHunter’s free scan feature and go to the location of nagini.exe (the program provides the file path in the scan results) and delete it manually. For more information, please check the the instructions on how to launch Windows Explorer and get rid of this malware.
- Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
- Select Task Manager.
- Click File and click New Task (Run)
- Type explorer.exe and hit Enter.
- Locate nagini.exe using SpyHunter or manually (check Downloads folder.)
- Right-click nagini.exe and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
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