What is Ransomware? Ransomware might be the new release of the cyber criminals who developed such malicious programs as Ransomware, Ransomware, Redshitline Ransomware, or other infections alike. Apparently, the threat was created while using the same CrySiS Ransomware engine. Since we have tested not only this particular malware but also lots of other similar ones, its working manner is well known to our researchers at For instance, we can tell you that the malicious application should encrypt all data on the computer except the one that belongs to the Windows operating system. As you continue reading the article, you will learn even more details about the infection. In addition, we are placing removal instructions below the text. Thus, if you were looking for a way to eliminate the malware manually, you came to the right place.testtest

Where does Ransomware come from?

Most of other similar threats were distributed via Spam emails, so Ransomware should be spread just the same. These emails should contain infected attachments, but they might not raise any suspicion. For example, the email could explain that this is a document related to your latest purchases or orders made online. Moreover, the attachment might be an executable file, but the cyber criminals could make it look like PDF, Microsoft or any other document.

How does Ransomware work? Ransomware enciphers data with the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm. This cryptosystem is a rather strong one, so the IT specialists cannot find a way to decrypt it yet. Needless, to say that unlocking the data on your own is probably impossible. The worst part is that the infection targets all data on user’s computer except system files. This means you may be unable not only to access your private data, but also launch applications developed by other companies than Microsoft. If the files have unusual extensions (e.g. .id-B4500913.{}.CrySiS), there is no doubt that such data is locked and unusable.

When the encryption process is finished, Ransomware should switch your Desktop image with Decryption instructions.jpg. The text on this picture states the fact that all your data is locked. Plus, it mentions that to get the decryption tools the user must contact the cyber criminals through either or email addresses. However, you should not get your hopes up because the malware’s developers might not bother to send you the decryptor. Users occasionally report such situations, so keep it mind that if you pay the ransom, you might lose your money in addition to the encrypted data.

How to erase Ransomware?

To get rid of Ransomware manually the user would have to delete the malware’s created files on the system and also fix its modified keys in the Windows Registry. If you can manage to complete these tasks, you could slide below this text and follow the available removal instructions. Another way to eliminate the malicious program is to detect and erase its data on the system with an antimalware tool. Of course, in this case, you would have to install the tool first. Then, all you have to do is set to scan the system and wait till the deletion button appears.

Remove Ransomware

  1. Open the Explorer by pressing Windows Key+E.
  2. Insert these directories into the Explorer separately:
    %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
  3. Each location should contain an executable file with a random name.
  4. Right-click these executable files separately and select Delete.
  5. Close the Explorer.
  6. Press Windows Key+R, then type regedit and press Enter.
  7. Navigate to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop and find a value name called Wallpaper.
  8. Right-click it, press Modify and replace Decryption instructions.jpg with another picture.
  9. Go to the following directory HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers and locate a value name called BackgroundHistoryPath0.
  10. Right-click it, select Modify and replace Decryption instructions.jpg with a different image.
  11. Find the following path HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  12. Locate value names with random titles (their value data would point to %WINDIR%\Syswow64\*.exe and %WINDIR%\System32\*.exe).
  13. Right-click these value names separately and press Delete.
  14. Empty the Recycle bin.
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