Aieou Ransomware

What is Aieou Ransomware?

It has been proven many times before that acting carelessly can lead to the invasion of malware. Aieou Ransomware is a malicious infection that you might be tricked into executing when you open files and links sent via spam emails, or when you download files and programs presented via unreliable file-sharing websites. In general, if your system is not protected, it is automatically vulnerable, and all kinds of actions could open security backdoors, through which cybercriminals can drop malware easily. So, if you are currently trying to delete Aieou Ransomware, note that the elimination of this threat is not the only problem you have. You also need to figure out how to secure your operating system. Do not worry if you think you have a lot to deal with. In fact, securing your system and removing malware can be done simultaneously. Are you interested in that? Keep reading to learn about the findings of our research team, and do not hesitate to use the comments section if you have questions.test

How does Aieou Ransomware work?

Aieou Ransomware is not different from CC1H Ransomware, V3JS Ransomware, Iiss Ransomware, or any other file-encrypting and ransom-demanding threat. Of course, they all belong to different parties (most likely), they all have unique messages, and they all use different files. However, down to the core, all of these threats function in the same way. As soon as they are executed, your files are encrypted. Aieou Ransomware encrypts your personal files, and then you should find the “.aieou” extension appended to them. For example, a file named “schedule.xls” would show up as “schedule.xls.aieou” after encryption. What can you do about the encryption of your files? At this point, not much. A legitimate decryptor did not exist at the time of research, and if you find one yourself, beware of fake tools set up by schemers. Of course, you can replace the files with copies, but only if you have them. Since the army of ransomware is only growing in numbers, creating copies of important files is essential. Needless to say, these copies have to be stored safely, and we suggest using virtual and external drives.

Of course, Aieou Ransomware does not just encrypt files. In fact, the most important task for this malware is to successfully drop a file named “README.txt” on the Desktop. What is this file? It is a text file, and it is meant to pass on a message from your attackers. What do they want? According to the message, they want you to email them (at and then, once you are provided with more information, pay a ransom of 1 Bitcoin. That is an insanely huge amount of money, and that is why we doubt that Aieou Ransomware was designed to attack regular Windows systems. More likely, it was created to attack companies, businesses, and maybe even governments. In general, whether an infection demands 0.0001 Bitcoin or 10,000 Bitcoin, it is all the same. You are unlikely to get a decryptor regardless of how much money you send to the attackers, and that is why we suggest keeping it to yourself. If you do not want to be flooded with aggressive emails, we suggest refraining from emailing the attackers also.

How to delete Aieou Ransomware

The launcher of Aieou Ransomware appears to be the only file that you need to find and remove from your operating system. This might sound like good news, but if you are not able to locate the file – and we certainly do not know where it might exist within your operating system – you might be unable to remove Aieou Ransomware manually. But should you take on the task yourself anyway? We do not believe that you should, simply because you have your Windows security issues to figure out as well. It is easiest to fix that by implementing anti-malware software, and once it is installed, it should automatically delete all existing threats. Only after you are done with the ransomware and after your system is secured should you use backup copies to replace the corrupted files.

Removal Instructions

  1. Go to the Desktop and Delete the file named README.txt.
  2. Locate and Delete the {random}.exefile that launched the threat. A few possible locations:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  3. Empty Recycle Bin and then install a legitimate malware scanner.
  4. Perform a system scan and delete leftovers if they are found. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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