Losers Ransomware

What is Losers Ransomware?

Losers Ransomware may have once made its victims feel like losers as they lost their personal files due to encryption. But the reality is that the Command and Control server used in this malicious attack is down and dead. This means that this ransomware cannot encrypt your files anymore since it cannot establish connection to its server. On the other hand, this also means that if your files have already been encrypted by this dangerous program, you will have no way to recover your files even if you transfer the ransom fee. Speaking of which, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that it is always risky to pay ransom fees because you can never really know whether your attackers will send you the decryption key or software. But even if right now it seems that these cyber criminals are the real losers since their dangerous threat seems to have lost its momentum, we suggest that you remove Losers Ransomware right away.

Where does Losers Ransomware come from?

Our malware experts have found that this malicious program belongs to a family that also includes Cry128 Ransomware, Nemesis Ransomware, Dharma Ransomware, and Crypton Ransomware among others. You may infect your computer with this dangerous threat if you open a spam e-mail and view its attachment. This attached file could be an image, a document, or a .zip file. Once you click to view it, you practically start up this malicious attack. This is why you cannot really remove Losers Ransomware without losing your files normally. However, right now it seems that this malicious program looks more like a "dog without teeth" that only barks but cannot bite. So if you are lucky enough, it is possible that you initiated this vicious attack after the server was shut down, which means that your files could be safe and not encrypted.

Still, it is important to know that such a spam can seem to be perfectly authentic and reliable. Its subject could be about an issue that you could not say no to, such as an overdue invoice you have supposedly failed to settle. You need to be more vigilant when it comes to checking your e-mails. If you are in doubt, never open the mail. If it really seems important, you can always contact the sender to double-check. Remember that in the case of a fully working ransomware, it is not possible to delete Losers Ransomware without the loss of your files.

How does Losers Ransomware work?

Our research shows that this ransomware program uses the AES encryption algorithm to take your personal files hostage. This threat mainly encrypts your images, documents, videos, audios, databases, and more in order to hit you hard. Yes, it is possible that your version has not done any real damage to your files if you infected your computer after the Command and Control server went offline. Still, it could be essential to know some details about this attack to be able to avert the next one. This malware infection appends a ".losers" extension to all the files it encrypts; so, it is quite clear what the extent of this attack may be if encryption actually has taken place on your hard disk.

Since this ransomware program creates a Run registry entry ("HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run::system") to start up its malicious .exe file automatically every time you log in to your Windows. This could also mean the encryption of all your new files unless, of course, your version can encrypt at all. The ransom note file called "HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html" is most likely dropped onto your desktop. This note demands that you pay 500 US dollars in Bitcoins if you want to get your files back. We do not advise you to pay though and it is not because your file could be untouched by this dangerous threat. The main reason we are against paying ransom fees is that it is tantamount to financing cybercrime, not to mention the fact that there is little chance that you would get the decryption key or software in exchange for your money. Thus, we recommend that you remove Losers Ransomware as soon as possible even if it looks like an innocent "dog" on the surface.

How can I delete Losers Ransomware?

We have prepared the necessary steps for you below. You can use our guide if you have the required skills and drive to use manual removal. However, if you are looking for a more comfortable and more effective way to clean your system and keep it secure from future malicious attacks, we suggest that you install a trustworthy and reputable anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter. Do not forget to update all your programs and drivers if you want to have the best possible protection against cyber attacks.

Remove Losers Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Locate and delete the copy of the malicious file "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\TMP\[9 random characters].exe"
  3. Delete the malicious file you have downloaded recently.
  4. Delete the ransom note, "HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html" (it is possible located on your desktop).
  5. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  6. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  7. Delete the PoE of the malicious file: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run::system
  8. Close your editor.
  9. Restart your PC. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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