What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a dangerous infection that slithers in without your permission and encrypts your personal files using the AES-256 encryption key. Once the files are encrypted, the malicious threat displays a notification that demands you to email cyber criminals. If you do that, these criminals demand a ransom payment in return of a decryption key or decryption software. Now, if you pay the ransom, you could get your files decrypted, or you could get scammed. Both of these scenarios are possible, and so you have to be careful when making the decision, especially if the ransom requested is very big. In fact, even if the ransom fee is small, there are things to consider. Unfortunately, you will not free your files by removing Ransomware, but that, of course, does not mean that you should put up with this infection. As soon as you figure out what you want to do with your personal files, you need to delete this malicious ransomware immediately.test

How does Ransomware work?

Our researchers at have previously analyzed a bunch of ransomware infections whose creators use the emailing service. Ransomware is accompanied by Ransomware, Ransomware, and many other similar threats. It is unknown if these threats were created by the same party, but it is most likely that they were created using the same open-source code. The name of the malicious ransomware comes from the email address that is represented as a new extension added to the encrypted files. For example, a file named “test.doc” will be renamed to “test.doc.{}” once the ransomware encrypts data. At the moment, this ransomware cannot be decrypted by third-party tools, which means that you either follow the demands of cyber criminals, or you lose your files. Needless to say, neither of these options is attractive. Of course, you should research third-party tools before you choose either of these two options because maybe a legitimate decryptor has been created by the time you are reading this report.

Once the files are encrypted, Ransomware drops an image file called “decryption instructions.jpg”. This file carries a very laconic message that says: “ Text me.” Of course, if you realize that you cannot open any of your personal files, the chances are that you will follow the demand and email the provided address. As mentioned previously, cyber criminals will introduce you to a ransom payment next. It is up to you whether or not you pay the ransom, but our malware experts do not recommend it. There is a huge risk that you will give your money for nothing in return, and so we cannot advise you making the jump and paying the huge fee. Obviously, if you are thinking about paying it, make sure you exhaust all other options. As mentioned before, you should check for legitimate file decryptors. Also, check your backup systems – which you should do on a malware-free computer – if maybe your files are securely backed up. You should also think if the files are really worth the price that is demanded. In any outcome, do not forget to delete Ransomware.

How to delete Ransomware

You should never take the removal of malware lightly because most infections are capable of concealing themselves and making the entire operation very complicated. Because the location of the malicious file that executes the ransomware is unknown, we list a number of different directories where you might find it. The next challenge is identifying the malicious file because it has a random name, and it could even take on the name of a legitimate system file. When modifying the Windows Registry, you will face the same unknown as well. If you do not think you can remove Ransomware from your operating system manually, we strongly advise looking into anti-malware software. If you install a legitimate and trustworthy tool, it will quickly erase all existing infections. Moreover, the protection this tool can provide you with is necessary if you want to keep malware away in the future. Hopefully, you know what to do now, but if any questions are still unanswered, please leave them in the comments section below.

Removal Guide

  1. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E keys.
  2. Enter the directory path into the bar at the top and Delete the malicious {unknown name}.exefile:
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %WINDIR%\System32\
    • %WINDIR%\Syswow64\
  3. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys and then enter regedit.exe to launch Registry Editor.
  4. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  5. Delete the {unknown name} value that is linked to the malicious {unknown name}.exe file.
  6. Install a malware scanner to check for leftovers.
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