What is Ransomware?

Our researchers think Ransomware is a new version of GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware, because even though there are a few differences between them the threats work more or less the same. Further, in the text, we will talk about what has changed in the latest version as well as explain how to eliminate this malicious application from the system. Thus, if you came across it or just wish to know all about it, we encourage you to read our full article. Also, users who need help while deleting Ransomware manually should have a look at the instructions located at the end of this page for guidance. Lastly, we would like to remind our readers that if they have any questions about the malware or its removal, they can leave us messages at the end of the text.test

Where does Ransomware come from? Ransomware is most likely spread the same as its previous version, which is through Spam emails, malicious file-sharing web pages, or system’s vulnerabilities. Therefore, to avoid such infections, you should do three things. Firstly, we advise not to open attachments or links received with emails from unknown senders or if they raise suspicion. It might be hard to believe, but curiosity together with carelessness is probably one of the biggest reasons why users end up infecting their devices.

Consequently, our second recommendation is to avoid file-sharing websites that offer pirated software or freeware tools from unknown developers. Installers on such sites can be bundled with various malicious applications, so downloading files from them could be extremely risky. Finally, for our last tip, we recommend strengthening the computer. To do so, you should replace weak passwords, update old applications, and employ a legitimate antimalware tool.

How does Ransomware work?

Same as the previous version, Ransomware should not need to create any additional data on the system. It means once it gets in, it is supposed to start encrypting victim’s data (.e.g., pictures, videos, various documents, etc.) immediately. The difference is that the new version marks affected files with the .decryptgarranty extension and not with .garrantydecrypt. Thus, data that gets locked should look something like this: Next, the malicious application ought to open a text document called #RECOVERY_FILES#.txt.

Our specialists at say the older version used the same title for its ransom note too, but the message available on the new variant’s note could be slightly different. Still, it demands the same from the victim, which is to contact the malware’s developers. You should understand that if you contact them via the given email address, they will most likely send you instructions on how to pay a ransom. While the Ransomware’s developers may promise decryption tools in return, keep in mind there are no guarantees they will provide them, and so we would advise against paying the ransom.

How to erase Ransomware?

Users who choose not to pay the Ransomware’s creators should erase the malware. It will not reverse the encryption process on the victim’s data, but it will prevent the user from accidentally opening the threat again. To delete it manually you should complete the instructions available below this text. Of course, if they seem to be too complicated, you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool instead. After it is gone, it should be safe to transfer backup copies if you have any to replace encrypted files.

Eliminate 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 (some suspicious file downloaded recently).
  9. Right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Find the malware’s ransom note (#RECOVERY_FILES#.txt), right click it too and select Delete.
  11. Exit File Explorer.
  12. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  13. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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