What is Ransomware? Ransomware might seem to come out of nowhere, but it is most likely that you have let in this malware yourself. In most cases, the victims of this malicious threat let it in via spam emails. All you need to do is open a corrupted attachment that might look harmless to let the infection in. Once in, the ransomware can corrupt your files by jumbling data and attaching the ridiculous “.[id number]” extension to them. If you see this extension attached, and the file is unreadable, you can be sure that the ransomware has attacked. Most users realize that this infection is active once the desktop wallpaper is replaced with wp.jpg. This file represents a picture of a sadhu, which, in Hinduism, is considered a holy person. The file also displays text that represents, and that is where the name of this threat comes from. If you want to learn more about this email address, the activity of the threat, and the removal of Ransomware, continue reading.test

How does Ransomware work?

According to the research performed by our experts, Ransomware is nearly identical to such threats as Ransomware, Ransomware, and many others. As you can tell by the names of these infections, all of them provide their victims with unique email addresses. In all cases, these email addresses are presented to make victims establish communication with cyber criminals. Only if you email, will you get the instructions that supposedly lead to the decryption of your files. Have you assessed the damage to find which files were encrypted? According to our research, Ransomware can corrupt both personal files and software files. Though it does not corrupt system files, it can encrypt all of the downloaded applications, including anti-malware software. Obviously, if this software did not stop the malicious ransomware, it is not reliable anyway. Maybe you did not update it in time, and that is why it failed you? All in all, if reliable and up-to-date anti-malware software was guarding your operating system, you would not need to worry about deleting malware right now.

The devious Ransomware encrypts files using the RSA-2048 encryption key. Unfortunately, the algorithm is very complicated, and you cannot decipher it yourself. Even experts are usually unable to do that. According to our research, at this moment, there is no tool that could help you decipher the algorithm used by this ransomware. Of course, that means that the only way to decrypt your files is using the key held hostage by cyber criminals. To obtain this key, you will be asked to pay a significant ransom, and that is where the problems come in. First of all, not everyone will have enough money to cover this ransom. Second, cyber criminals are untrustworthy, and you have to consider the risk of being scammed, and by that, we mean that the crooks could take your money without giving you the key in return. If you take the risk, and you get scammed, do not say we didn’t warn you.

How to delete Ransomware Ransomware is a very dangerous threat because its attack might result in the loss of your files. This ransomware encrypts files using a complicated algorithm that cannot be cracked. The only option that the victims of this threat have is to pay the ransom, but what if cyber criminals do not provide you with the key when you put all of your savings on the line? Unfortunately, that is a risk you need to consider. The lucky users will have their files backed up, in which case, the removal of the ransomware will pose no threat for the files. If you end up losing your money, take this as a lesson that you need to invest in reliable anti-malware software and keep backups of the most sensitive, valuable files in case of damage or corruption. Delete Ransomware manually (see the guide below), or use automated malware detection and removal software. Also, do not forget to check your PC for other active threats that might be harmful as well.

Removal Instructions

  1. Tap Win+E keys on the keyboard simultaneously to access Explorer.
  2. Enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ into the address bar.
  3. Right-click the malicious [random name].exe file and select Delete.
  4. If you do not find the .exe file in the previous directory, checkthese ones:
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • %WINDIR%\System32\
    • %WINDIR%\Syswow64\
  5. Tap Win+R keys on the keyboard simultaneously to access RUN.
  6. Go to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop.
  7. Double-click Wallpaper and empty the value data box (C:\Users\user\Documents\wp.jpg).
  8. Go to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers.
  9. Double-click BackgroundHistoryPath0 and empty the value data box (C:\Users\user\Documents\wp.jpg).
  10. Go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  11. Delete the [random name] value whose value data represents the malicious .exe file.
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