What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a nasty computer infection you might encounter if you surf the Internet on a daily basis, you download various programs from P2P websites, and you tend to open email attachments from random emails you receive. It has turned out that Ransomware is not exactly a brand new computer threat. According to our specialists, it seems to be a variant of Crysis/Dharma Ransomware. This finding has helped them to obtain information about its modus operandi in no time because it does not differ much from the previous versions of this ransomware infection. We can assure you that the entrance of Ransomware will not be anywhere near pleasant because this nasty infection will lock files on your computer immediately if it ever finds a way to infiltrate your computer. This threat finds victims’ files and locks them right away, so it is very likely that it will already be too late to change something when you find out about the successful entrance of Ransomware. You will not rescue those encrypted files by removing the ransomware infection from the system, i.e. none of them will be automatically unlocked for you, but you will protect your all new files by removing Ransomware from the system.testtest

What does Ransomware do?

It will not take long to realize that Ransomware has entered your system successfully because this nasty infection locks personal files upon the installation. Ransomware infections target all the most important users’ files. These include users’ documents, images, music, and much more. Ransomware searches for valuable files and encrypts them too. All files encrypted by this ransomware infection get the .id-[8-character ID].[].betta filename extension appended, so it is not that hard to distinguish them from the rest of the files. What else shows that the entrance of Ransomware was successful is the appearance of the window with a message on Desktop. Last but not least, the file FILES ENCRYPTED.txt is automatically placed in some locations on the system. The ransomware infection first informs users that files have been locked on their systems due to a serious security problem. Users are told that they can send up to 1 file to get it decrypted for free, but they will have to pay for the decryption of all other encrypted files in Bitcoin. Cyber criminals want you to show that they have the tool that can unlock files. Even if you receive that 1 file decrypted, it does not mean that all other files will be decrypted too. Cyber criminals might decide not to give you the decryption key after they receive your money. The exact price of the decryptor is not stated, but we suspect that the tool will not be cheap, especially if you contact cyber criminals later than expected (“the price depends on how fast you write to us”).

Where does Ransomware come from? Ransomware acts just like other ordinary ransomware infections. It is distributed the same as well. Research conducted by our malware researchers has confirmed that it is mainly distributed via spam emails. Malicious applications are usually spread as attachments. Of course, they do not look harmful at first glance, so many users open them fearlessly and end up with malware. Also, specialists say that it might be dropped by another malicious application on the victim’s computer. As you can see, it is extremely important to make sure that the system is protected against malware and it cannot enter illegally. We do not expect that an inexperienced user could ensure protection against malware himself/herself. Therefore, we highly recommend keeping a trustworthy antimalware tool enabled on the system. It will not allow any harmful threat to enter the system unnoticed.

How to remove Ransomware Ransomware places several files, creates entries in the system registry, and places a window on Desktop after the successful entrance, so we cannot promise that it will be very easy to delete this infection manually. This is the reason we have asked experienced specialists to prepare a clear removal guide as well. You will find it below, but it does not mean that we do not allow you to remove this infection in a different way, e.g. with an automated malware remover. Keep in mind that no files will be unlocked for you even if you erase the infection fully. No worries; files could be retrieved from a backup. Ransomware removal guide

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Open Processes.
  3. Locate and kill the malicious process.
  4. Close Task Manager and open Windows Explorer.
  5. Delete Info.hta from the following directories:
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %WINDIR%\System32
  1. Remove malicious files, e.g. file.exe from the directories listed below:
  • %WINDIR%\System32
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  1. Locate FILES ENCRYPED.txt in
  • %PUBLIC%
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  1. Delete it.
  2. Remove all recently downloaded suspicious files.
  3. Press Win+R.
  4. Type regedit and click OK.
  5. Access HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  6. Delete malicious Values, for example, mshta.exe.
  7. Locate another Value in the same registry key, e.g. file.exe.
  8. Right-click it and select Delete.
  9. Close Registry Editor.
  10. Empty Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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