Oblivion Ransomware

What is Oblivion Ransomware?

Oblivion Ransomware is the kind of malware that you do not want to encounter. When it slithers in, it encrypts your personal files, and then it requests for a ransom to be paid in a crypto-currency, Bitcoins. The creator of the infection is using this method to keep their anonymity, and, unfortunately, if you pay the ransom, getting your money back is not possible. Why would you want your money back? Well, considering that it is unlikely that cyber criminals would give you a decryption tool in return, you are likely to want it back. Needless to say, researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com do not advise making the payment. Unfortunately, we do not have good news for you regarding your personal files. Most likely, they are lost, unless, of course, you have backup copies. If this is your situation, go ahead and delete Oblivion Ransomware right away. If your files are not backed up, you probably want more information before you can initiate the removal of this malicious infection.

How does Oblivion Ransomware act?

We cannot say how the devious Oblivion Ransomware slithered into your operating system, but it is obvious that it used some kind of security backdoor. In many cases, we have seen ransomware threats spreading using corrupted spam email attachments and links, but that does not mean that other methods could not be employed. If you want to make sure that malicious infections cannot attack, you need to make sure that your operating system is protected reliably and that you yourself are more cautious. Do not download unfamiliar programs, click on suspicious links and advertisements, or do other risky things that could lead to the infiltration of malware. Once Oblivion Ransomware is in, you are unlikely to notice it until it reveals itself, and it does that only after your personal files are encrypted. The encryption of files is a process where data within the file is converted into code that cannot be read unless a decryption key is available. It should not be hard for you to notice which files were corrupted because the infection renames them using random combination of characters and attaches the unique “.OBLIVION” extension too. If you cannot decrypt these files, you might choose to delete them to free up space.

“OBLIVION DECRYPTION INFORMATION.TXT” is the name of the file that Oblivion Ransomware created to inform the victims about the ransom demands. The message of the file informs that the user must contact cyber criminals using obliviondecrypt@cock.li or obliviondecrypt@protonmail.com email address, or via the Telegram Messenger at https://t.me/oblivionhelp to get additional information. This information should include the sum of the ransom and the Bitcoin wallet address, to which the ransom must be paid. The ransom message also provides links to sites where one can create a bitcoin wallet and purchase crypto-currency. The warnings included in the message suggest that attempts to remove Oblivion Ransomware using antivirus tools or to decrypt files manually would lead to more problems. Of course, we do not recommend paying attention to anything that is presented to you via this ransom note because cyber criminals are not trustworthy, and their intentions cannot be trusted either. The best thing you can do, at this point, is to delete the infection.

How to delete Oblivion Ransomware

The removal of Oblivion Ransomware can be handled manually or with the help of anti-malware software. The first option is recommended to those who have skills and who have prior experience with the elimination of unwanted threats. The executable of the ransomware might be placed anywhere, and its name could be confusing too (e.g., it could appear to represent a known Windows component). After all, you do not want to delete the wrong files, do you? This is why installing anti-malware software is the superior option. Not only will this software automatically delete Oblivion Ransomware and other active threats, but it will also help you protect your operating system in the future. Should you choose to erase the threat yourself – and we hope you succeed – you still need to consider employing trustworthy anti-malware software to help you with overall Windows protection. Another thing you need to think about is the backups of your personal data. You can use an external drive or one of many available online cloud storage services.

Removal Guide

  1. Tap keys Win+E on the keyboard to launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Enter these pathsinto the bar at the top one by one:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  3. If you find the malicious ransomware launcher, right-click and Delete it. Note that the ransomware could have been dropped to a different directory.
  4. Right-click and Delete the OBLIVION DECRYPTION INFORMATION.TXT file (delete the copies as well).
  5. Empty Recycle Bin to ensure that the threat is erased completely and fully.
  6. Install a trusted malware scanner to check if you need to eliminate any leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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