Assembly Ransomware

What is Assembly Ransomware?

Assembly Ransomware is a new danger that can threaten your files. Although this ransomware program may have been written by a noob based on the code, it can still encrypt all your important files and demand a rather high ransom note for the decryption. Our malware experts at say that this badly written malware infection is actually built on the well-known Hidden Tear Ransomware, which is an open-source infection originally used for educational purposes only. However, rookies as well as pro hackers started to use this open-source code for creating their own versions of a ransomware threat and this is how dozens of new variants have seen the light of day, such as Cyberresearcher Ransomware and Horros Ransomware. But even if this particular ransomware is not the most professional job we have ever seen, you need to take it seriously since there is a chance that you may lose all your important files. Hopefully, though, you have a recently saved backup on a removable hard disk or in cloud because you may not be able to decrypt all your files using a general Hidden Tear decryptor. All in all, we advise you to act immediately and remove Assembly Ransomware from your computer.test

Where does Assembly Ransomware come from?

Basically, you can infect your own computer by simply opening the wrong spam mail and running its attachment. While our research and tests show that this ransomware infection operates from assembly.exe, this malicious executable file is obviously disguised to mislead unsuspecting users. This attachment could appear as an image or a Word document file, which is supposed to contain important information for you about an alleged matter. This spam mail can be very misleading, too. You may believe, for example, that it is about an invoice you have failed to settle, or a problematic online booking where you entered the wrong credit card information. Would you not want to see what this mail is really about? This is how these cyber crooks play with your curiosity. And, this is why you may feel inclined to open this mail along with its attachment. Please keep in mind that after you execute this attached file, you cannot delete Assembly Ransomware from your system without possibly losing your files.

How does Assembly Ransomware work?

This ransomware program uses the AES-256 algorithm to encrypt the following file extensions on your system: .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .jpg, .png, .csv, .sql, .mdb, .sln, .php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, .psd, .cs, .cpp, .vb, .raw, and .pdf. The encrypted file get a ".locked" extension at the end, so your files will look something like "my_image.jpg.locked." This threat also deletes the shadow volume copies of your files, which makes it impossible to restore them. The ransom note is called "READ_ME.txt" and it is only dropped on your desktop.

You have to pay $1,000 in Bitcoins to the given Bitcoin wallet address and send your computer name to "" so that your files can be decrypted. This is what this very short ransom note tells you. We do not advise you to do so because there is no guarantee that you will get your files back in the end. It is possible that you may be able to restore at least some of your files if you use a working Hidden Tear file decryptor, but we cannot say this with certainty. But we can certainly say that the best way to restore your system security is to remove Assembly Ransomware right away.

How do I delete Assembly Ransomware?

While it is possible that this ransomware actually deletes itself after execution, we have included a general guide for you to be able to eliminate all possibly related files. Follow these steps below if you believe you can identify this malicious program. But this dangerous threat may not even be the only infection on board. So, if you want to use a secure computer in the future, it is vital that you clean it of all the possible threats. If you cannot possibly do this yourself, we recommend that you start using a professional anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. What is really important for you to remember is that the web is swarming with rogue anti-virus and other security programs. If you are ready to install one, make sure you choose the best and more reliable one for your needs. Also, make sure you keep your security software and all other programs up-to-date frequently for best results.

Remove Assembly Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E to open your File Explorer.
  2. Find and delete all recently downloaded suspicious executable files. (Check all your default download folders as well: Downloads, %Temp%, and Desktop)
  3. Delete the ransom note from the desktop.
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  5. Restart your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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