What is Ransomware?

Malicious software is very prevalent these days. It can enter any computer with an Internet connection. Ransomware is one of the newest and most disturbing threats spreading through the web these days. Users can encounter it no matter where they live. It is clear that Ransomware, like other ransomware infections, including Redshitline Ransomware and Ransomware is targeted at users’ personal files. People who encounter this threat immediately notice that they cannot access any of their files because they are all encrypted. It has been found that Ransomware not only encrypts personal files, i.e. music, documents, and pictures, but also locks third-party applications. The threat uses the RSA-2048 encryption key to lock those files, so you cannot do much about that. Actually, you have only two options: pay money to cyber criminals for the decryptor or use free software. We cannot guarantee that the third-party decryptor will work for you, but you should still try to use it. Before you do that, it would be clever to delete Ransomware from the system because this ransomware might encrypt the free tool as well. Our specialists will tell everything you need to know about the deletion of this malicious software further in the article.testtest

What does Ransomware do? Ransomware is a file-encrypting ransomware infection, so it will lock your files and programs the first thing it enters your computer. As our research has shown, all these files and applications are encrypted by adding a new extension next to the original one, e.g. ID).{ We suspect that this ransomware is a new product of cyber criminals who have created Ecovector Ransomware, Green_ray Ransomware, and Ransomware because they all add this lengthy .xtbl extension to every encrypted file. Cyber criminals do not do that just for fun. There is no doubt that the main purpose why they have programmed Ransomware to act in such a way is that they seek to get easy money. No, you will not find anything about the ransom in the How to decrypt your files.txt that will be created on Desktop or the picture that will be set as your Desktop background; however, we can assure you that you will receive an answer with instructions on how to transfer money if you write and email to or (there is a version of this infection that provides an alternative email address), as told in the ransom note. Users whose important files are encrypted often decide to make a payment. Of course, you are the only one who is in charge here; however, in our opinion, it is a bad idea to give cyber crooks what they want. First of all, their methods will become more sophisticated if users support them. Secondly, you might not get the decryptor after you make a payment. Third, you might be able to unlock files by using the free decryptor or maybe you have a backup and can restore files easily after the deletion of Ransomware.

Once the ransomware infection is inside the computer, it immediately places its executable file to several different directories. In addition, it will create the Value in the Run registry key to start again with Windows after the system restart. Last but not least, it modifies the data of values BackgroundHistoryPath0 and Wallpaper to change the Desktop background. Even though Ransomware really has distinctive features, in general, it acts exactly like other ransomware infections we have tested.

Where does Ransomware come from?

Researchers at say that there are two ways Ransomware is distributed. First, you might have allowed it to enter your computer by opening the spam email attachment. We know that spam emails might often look harmless (they are made to look decent); however, our experience shows that they might be really dangerous, so it would be really better to stay away from them. Of course, this is not the only method cyber criminals use to distribute this infection, for example, it is known that it might be dropped by the Trojan dropper as well. It is hard to protect the computer from dangers, so we suggest installing a reliable security tool to make sure that another threat cannot enter your PC in the future.

How to delete Ransomware

You can delete Ransomware manually, but it will not be a quick process because you will have to find the executable file that has the random name yourself, delete it, and then undo all the changes made in the system registry. There is, of course, a quicker way to erase this computer infection too. Click on the Download button placed below, download the tool, upgrade it, and scan your system.

How to remove Ransomware manually

  1. Open the Windows Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Check all the following directories and delete the executable file having the random name(copy and paste the path in the URL bar and tap Enter):
    • %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%\Syswow64\
    • %WINDIR%\System32\
  3. Open the Registry Editor (Win+R) and enter regedit.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Move to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop.
  6. Right-click on the Wallpaper value and select Delete.
  7. Delete the Value BackgroundHistoryPath0 which you can find by following this path HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers.
  8. Access the Run registry key (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
  9. Delete the Value that has the data %WINDIR%\Syswow64\*.exe or %WINDIR%\System32\*.exe.
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