Deal Ransomware

What is Deal Ransomware?

Deal Ransomware appends an extension that ends with .deal to files that it encrypts, e.g., .id[8B6R197N-2423].[].deal. Afterward, the malware should open a pop-up window with a message explaining that files got locked, but they are no corrupted and can be restored. The problem is that hackers ask victims to contact them to get their files decrypted. We believe that users who write to them might be asked to pay a particular sum in exchange for decryption tools. Users should be warned that paying ransom might be risky because there are no guarantees that the malicious application's creators will keep up to their end of a bargain. What we advise is removing Deal Ransomware manually while following the instructions placed below this article or with a legitimate antimalware chosen by the user.testtest

Where does Deal Ransomware come from?

If this is the first time you have encountered anything like Deal Ransomware, you might not understand how it managed to sneak in. The sad truth is that users are often tricked into launching such malicious applications without realizing it. For instance, hackers can make their installers look like text documents, pictures, installers of legitimate software or updates, and so on. Thus, we advise concentrating not on how a file looks, but where does it come from. If it originates from Spam emails or emails of unknown senders, various file-sharing sites, pop-up advertisements, or doubtful sources alike, we advise taking extra precautions. The best thing to do would be to avoid opening files received from questionable sources. Still, if you do want to launch them, we suggest scanning suspicious data with a legitimate antimalware tool first.

How does Deal Ransomware work?

The malicious applications should first create files that are mentioned in the deletions instructions placed at the end of this article. Next, it should start encrypting files in various locations. Our researchers at, say that Deal Ransomware ought to encipher photos, videos, various documents, and data alike. During this process, the affected files should become unreadable without a unique decryption key and a decryption tool. The hackers who created the threat should offer such tools in their ransom note called info.txt and in a text shown on a pop-up window that appears after launching a file titled info.hta.

After inspecting both of these messages, we noticed that they do not say how much money the malicious application’s developers want to receive in exchange for decryption tools. It is possible that they might ask a different sum from each victim and that it could be asked after a user contacts hackers via email addresses displayed on the threat’s ransom notes. The reason we do not think it would be a good idea is that hackers cannot be trusted and might not keep up to their promises. If you agree and decide not to take any chances, we advise deleting Deal Ransomware.

How to erase Deal Ransomware?

If you want to try to remove Deal Ransomware manually, we highly recommend checking the instructions available below. However, the task might be difficult even with guidance. In such a case, it might be easier and safer to get a legitimate antimalware tool and do a thorough system scan. Afterward, you should be able to erase Deal Ransomware and other detected threats at the same time.

Eliminate Deal Ransomware

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager and select Processes.
  3. Locate a process belonging to the threat.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows key+E.
  7. Locate these paths:
  8. Locate the malicious application’s launcher.
  9. Right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Navigate to these locations:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  11. Find files called Info.hta, right-click them and select Delete.
  12. Navigate to these specific Startup directories:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  13. Identify suspicious executable files, for example, file.exe; right-click them and choose Delete.
  14. Exit File Explorer.
  15. Press Windows key+R.
  16. Insert Regedit and click Enter.
  17. Locate the given directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  18. See if there are any value names dropped by the threat, for example, file.exe.
  19. Right-click such value names and press Delete.
  20. Exit Registry Editor.
  21. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  22. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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