Katafrack Ransomware

What is Katafrack Ransomware?

Katafrack Ransomware is a malicious program that displays a red or a green warning window with specific instructions telling to pay a ransom. The mentioned message asks for money in exchange for decryption tools which, as it explains, you need to restore your enciphered files. Our researchers say it might be a lie because while researching the threat they did not see it encrypting even a single file. Therefore, it is only natural we strongly advise against paying the ransom and encourage users to remove Ordinal Ransomware as soon as possible. Luckily, the deletion process is not so complicated, and you can see it for yourself if you slide a bit below this report. Also, we should mention it might be a bit easier to use antimalware software. This way of erasing Katafrack Ransomware could be more beneficial to the system too because such a tool could help you keep the device protected in the future.testtest

How does Katafrack Ransomware work?

Just as we explained in the beginning, the malware only says it has encrypted the user’s data while in reality, all files on the device should remain untouched. It means if Katafrack Ransomware appears on your system you do not have to worry about finding a way to restore private files. However, if you have precious data, e.g., photos or videos you would not like to lose, it might be smart to make copies of such files and store them somewhere safe since the next ransomware you could encounter might harm or encrypt them.

What might appear to be strange is that Katafrack Ransomware shows a pop-up window and places a ransom note (READ-ME-TO-GET-YOUR-FILES-BACK.txt ) to inform the user his files were enciphered with an extremely secure encryption algorithm. The malware does not even lock the screen to stop the victim from checking his data. Hopefully, the threat’s victims will think of checking their data first and will see there is no point in paying the ransom. In any case, dealing with the malicious program’s creators would be extremely risky as they might not send the promised decryption tools or start asking for more money.

Another thing we noticed while researching the malware is that it’s dropped ransom note (READ-ME-TO-GET-YOUR-FILES-BACK.txt) says “Your files have been encrypted by Ordinal Ransomware.” Our researchers report the malicious program was probably created by hackers who developed Ordinal Ransomware. Or to be more precise, they could have upgraded the mentioned threat and then released it again with a different name.

How to get rid of Katafrack Ransomware?

Katafrack Ransomware could travel with various files downloaded from unreliable sources. Thus, to find it you should check locations of recently received data that perhaps raised your suspicion from the start. If you find the file responsible for infecting your computer, you should remove it the way it is shown in the instructions placed at the end of this paragraph. Those who have any difficulties with finding the mentioned file, could install a legitimate antimalware tool, perform a full system scan, and press the deletion button to erase the identified threats.

Eliminate Katafrack Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Launch Task Manager and go to Processes.
  3. Search for a process related to the malware.
  4. Mark the suspicious process and click End Task.
  5. Press Win+E.
  6. Check the following paths:
  7. Locate the file responsible for infecting the system.
  8. Right-click the suspicious file and press Delete.
  9. Go to Desktop and get rid of READ-ME-TO-GET-YOUR-FILES-BACK.txt.
  10. Exit the File Explorer.
  11. Empty your Recycle bin.
  12. Reboot the device. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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