Asasin Ransomware

What is Asasin Ransomware?

Asasin Ransomware is an infection that was unleashed to take your money. This threat is not new, and, in fact, it is a new variant of the well-known Locky Ransomware. This infection is one of the most prevalent threats nowadays, and it has been that way since it first emerged in early 2016. All versions of this malware are named after the extensions that are attached to the encrypted files. Some of the extensions include .zepto, .odin, .thor, .aesir, and .osiris. If you discover that an unfamiliar extension was attached to your personal file (e.g., a photo or a document), it is most likely that a malicious infection has corrupted it. The good news is – if you can consider it that – you do not need to hunt for ransomware because it exposes itself once it is done encrypting the files. It displays a ransom message in one way or another, and if it did not do that, the creator of the threat could not coerce you into paying a ransom for some alleged decryption tool or key. So, have you been introduced to the ransom demands? What should you do about them? Should you pay attention to them or should you remove Asasin Ransomware right away? Continue reading to find out.testtest

How does Asasin Ransomware work?

When the malicious Asasin Ransomware slithers into your PC (it might use corrupted spam emails for that), it immediately encrypts files and attaches the “.asasin” extension to their names. Speaking of names, this particular infection can also rename files to make them completely unrecognizable. According to our research team, the threat uses a complicated “[8 characters]-[4 characters]-[4 characters]-[8 characters]-[12 characters]” combination when changing the names. This includes an ID that is appointed by the infection to every victim, as well as random numbers and letters. Once the file is encrypted, there is no way for you to unlock it or read it. Even if you delete Asasin Ransomware, erase the appended extension, change the name, or try opening the file using a different tool, nothing will work. The only thing that can help is a decryption key that is created along with the encryption key. Only the cyber criminals behind the ransomware can provide you with this key, but they are unlikely to do it even if you pay the ransom that is requested via the ransom note. Unfortunately, the victims of Skull Ransomware, Revolution Ransomware, CypherPy Ransomware, and all other file-encrypting threats are unlikely to retrieve decryptors and recover their files either.

Two different files are used to introduce victims to the demands behind Asasin Ransomware. The first file is called “asasin.bmp”, and it replaces the Desktop wallpaper to ensure that you do not miss the demands. The second file is called “asasin.htm”, and it is created on the Desktop for easy access. Both files carry the same message, which suggests that you will get your files back only if you visit a specific website and pay the ransom of 0.25BTC (right now, that is around 1420 USD). As we have already established, paying the ransom or following the instructions of cyber criminals altogether is a bad idea. Instead, you should focus on removing Asasin Ransomware. Hopefully, you can access your personal files via backups, and you do not need to worry about losing them for good.

How to remove Asasin Ransomware

The malicious Asasin Ransomware can, so to speak, assassinate your personal files by encrypting them using a secret encryption code. It can be cracked only with a special decryption key that cyber criminals promise you in return of a huge ransom of 0.25 Bitcoin. Paying it is not recommended because you are unlikely to get anything in return, and we are sure that you do not want to waste your money. Whether or not your files are backed up, the first thing you need to worry about is how you will delete Asasin Ransomware. If you can detect the launcher file, the guide below might be easy to follow. If manual removal is not an option for you in your situation, you should consider employing anti-malware software that is designed to catch and delete all threats automatically. This software can also guarantee protection against malware in the future, which is why it truly is an ideal option for everyone.

Removal Guide

  1. Identify the {random name}.exe launcher of the ransomware.
  2. Right-click and Delete it.
  3. Move to the Desktop and Deletethese ransom note files:
    • asasin.htm
    • asasin.bmp
  4. Empty Recycle Bin.
  5. Perform a full  system  scan to make sure you are not leaving malware behind.

N.B. If copies of the ransom note files exist, you should delete them as well. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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