Ims00ry Ransomware

What is Ims00ry Ransomware?

Ims00ry Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that should be taken seriously. This program will encrypt target files to collect ransom payments from the affected users. Needless to say, you need to keep that money to yourself because there is no guarantee that the infection would issue the decryption key in the first place. You don’t even need to buy it because a public decryption tool is available. Thus, you just need to scroll down to the bottom of this entry for the manual removal instructions to remove Ims00ry Ransomware for good, and then fortify your system against similar threats.testtest

Where does Ims00ry Ransomware come from?

It is not clear who exactly distributes Ims00ry Ransomware around, but it is very likely that the infection takes the usual route of ransomware distribution. There are several main methods that cybercriminals employ to spread ransomware around.

First, spam email. Ims00ry Ransomware might come as a spam email attachment. It wouldn’t be surprising because the installer file happens to be a self-extracting archive. It would mean that the moment you click the file to open it, the infection would extract itself and take over your computer.

Second, RDP connection. Unsafe or corrupted Remote Desktop Protocol connection can be exploited by cybercriminals to promote and distribute malware, too. Just like with the spam emails, you need to be careful about the files you open, especially if you do not know where they came from. The same applies to files downloaded from file-sharing websites, or random automatic downloads that may be initiated when you access a certain website. The bottom line is that you have to be careful when you interact with unfamiliar content.

Also, you should make it a habit to scan all the received files before opening them. While you are probably certain of the origins of most of your files, some of them could prove to be dangerous, so scanning is a good idea.

What does Ims00ry Ransomware do?

This ransomware infection works just like most of the other programs out there. When the self-extracting file has launched, it extracts itself straight into the %AppData% directory. It drops all of its files there. One of the files is desk.bat, and the infection runs the file to execute multiple commands. Some of those commands automatically change your desktop’s background to the ransom wallpaper. The wallpaper covers your entire screen and says the following:

I am sorry!!!
All your files photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and algorithms RSA 4096, AES-256.
If you want to restore your files payment.
Price decrypt software is $50.
Do not remove or move the encrypted files.

These $50 should be paid in Bitcoin, as the ransom note also has a Bitcoin wallet address at the bottom of the screen. However, since the public decryption tool is available, you do not even need to think about paying the ransom. It wouldn’t be an option either way.

Once the encryption is complete, Ims00ry Ransomware doesn’t add additional extensions to the damaged files. Even during the encryption, the program changes the file code slightly, and that’s it. Perhaps that’s the main reason the public decryption tool has been made available that fast. Also, the program doesn’t have any Point of Execution mechanism, so the removal process is relatively easy.

How do I remove Ims00ry Ransomware?

To remove this infection, you need to delete the files it drops into the %AppData% directory. After that, you can get the public decryption tool and decrypt your files. On the other hand, if you have a file backup, you can simply delete the encrypted file, and then copy and paste the healthy copies back into a clean system.

If you do not have a file backup yet, it’s about time you make it. It’s not just about Ims00ry Ransomware. There are multiple infections out there that could destroy your data, so you have to be prepared for that. The days when we could restore everything without much difficulty after a rogue antispyware infection are long gone. Although most of the time it is not that complicated to remove Ims00ry Ransomware and other similar infections, restoring the affected files is quite a challenge.

Manual Ims00ry Ransomware Removal

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %AppData% into the Open box. Click OK.
  3. Remove these files from the directory:
  4. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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