Omerta Ransomware

What is Omerta Ransomware?

Omerta Ransomware is, without a doubt, the one that has locked files on your computer if you can locate a new .[XAVAX@PM.ME].omerta extension appended to those files you find impossible to open, because this filename extension is one of its distinctive features. It has not been developed for the purpose of making users annoyed. Instead, it is used to obtain money from users. Do not send money to malicious software developers by any means because they will use your money to develop more threats that you yourself might encounter in the future. Also, even though Omerta Ransomware promises to decrypt users’ files right after the money is received, there are no guarantees that it will be given to you, so, in our opinion, it would be smarter to restore files from a backup rather than pay money for the decryption tool that might not be even sent to you. Make sure you remove the ransomware infection first before you go to restore your encrypted data. It is not sophisticated malware, and it even deletes itself automatically once it is done with users’ personal files, but you will still need to remove two components associated with it (its Value and its ransom note) from your system. Additionally, you will have to change your Wallpaper because the ransomware infection will set its image with an email address.testtesttest

What does Omerta Ransomware do?

Omerta Ransomware does not belong to the sophisticated malware group, but we can still assure you that it will bring you a lot of problems if it ever successfully slithers onto your computer because a bunch of your personal files will be encrypted. Ransomware infections are set to lock files with strong ciphers, so there is not much you could do to unlock them if you do not have a backup and decide not to purchase the decryptor from cyber criminals. All encrypted files will be marked with the extension .[XAVAX@PM.ME].omerta. Also, their names will be changed. Because of this, we are sure you will soon realize what has happened to your files. As written in the ransom note READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK.TXT, users have to pay money for decryption in Bitcoin. We cannot tell you how much the decryptor costs because “the price depends on how fast you write to us.” Do not expect it to be cheap; however, if it turns out that you can afford it, you should still think twice before sending money to the Omerta Ransomware author. There is a huge possibility that you will find yourself in the same situation as hundreds of other victims who decide to make a payment – you will not receive the decryptor from cyber criminals. Of course, you are the one who has to make the final decision.

Where does Omerta Ransomware come from?

Specialists at have observed that cyber criminals have already started distributing Omerta Ransomware via malicious emails. It means that you might encounter this threat if you open the malicious attachment. These attachments are made to look harmless, so it is very important to check the attachment you are about to open twice before actually doing that. We are not going to lie to you – it might be extremely hard to recognize malicious emails, so it is advisable to have security software enabled on the system too. In case you overlook harmful threats, it will detect and then prevent them from entering the system for you. Keep in mind that ransomware infections are not only distributed via emails but they might also be uploaded to file-sharing websites. Additionally, if your system is contaminated with harmful malware, e.g. Trojan, crypto-malware might be dropped on your system out of the blue.

How to delete Omerta Ransomware

No matter how Omerta Ransomware has infiltrated your computer, you must eliminate it fully from the system as soon as possible. It deletes the malicious file automatically after having encrypted users’ personal files, but you will need to remove its two components yourself: its Value and a ransom note. You will find our manual removal guide below this article – you are welcome to use it. Omerta Ransomware can be removed automatically as well, i.e. with an automated malware remover. Unfortunately, there are no antimalware tools that could decrypt your locked data.

Omerta Ransomware removal guide

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Enter regedit and click OK.
  3. Access the Run registry key (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
  4. Locate the Value that points to READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK.TXT.
  5. Right-click on it and select Delete.
  6. Remove READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK.TXT from all affected directories on your PC.
  7. Right-click on your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.
  8. Scan your system with a diagnostic antimalware scanner to check whether it is now clean. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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