What is Ransomware?

Those who do not have their files backed up certainly do not want to face Ransomware, a malicious file-encrypting threat that can corrupt all kinds of personal files. Needless to say, this is not the only threat that has been created to take over your files. In fact, there are hundreds and thousands of infections that could try to do the same, and you need to protect your data and your operating system against all of them. Without a doubt, your first line of defense is anti-malware software that can protect your operating system against malicious threats. That being said, you do not want to rely on it solely, and that is why backing up data is recommended. If backup copies exist, the only thing to worry about when malware invades is its removal. On the other hand, if backups do not exist, the only thing you can do is delete Ransomware. Although your personal files will not be restored, your operating system will be cleaned, and you will be able to start fresh.test

How does Ransomware work?

Did you open a strange email message and clicked a file attachment right before the malicious Ransomware invaded your operating system? If you remember doing that, you might have been tricked into executing malware yourself. If you do not know how the infection invaded your system, the chances are that an existing security vulnerability was successfully exploited by cyber criminals. In any case, you should not notice the threat because it is supposed to stay silent until all intended files are encrypted. It even disables Task Manager to ensure that you do not open it and see malicious processes running. The threat also disables Registry Editor, but both utilities are restored once the encryption is complete. This is exactly how Scarab-Lolita Ransomware and many other infections from the Scarab Ransomware family work as well. They also always create files to deliver the messages that are supposed to provide victims with more information. When Ransomware encrypts files, it attaches “.HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED” as an additional extension. That is also the name of the file that is dropped everywhere where encrypted files are.

The text file created by Ransomware is meant to push victims into emailing cyber criminals at or, or contacting them via Jabber. The strange message includes this aggressive warning: “If you do not have money then you do not need to write to us!” This gives away that a ransom would be requested by the attackers once they received your message with an ID code. The message also informs that victims only have 3 days to take action before the email addresses are, allegedly, changed, and the “personal key for decryption” is deleted. Even if this key exists, who knows if it would be provided to you? Our experience with ransomware suggests that victims of Ransomware are highly unlikely to receive a decryptor. Needless to say, we do not recommend paying the ransom. In fact, we do not even recommend emailing them, because you should not provide them your email address, which they could, later on, exploit to flood you with spam.

How to delete Ransomware

Whether you have backups or not, you need to remove Ransomware from your operating system, and the sooner you take care of that, the better. There is a possibility that other threats exist on your computer as well. In fact, malware could be responsible for downloading and executing the infection, which is why you really should use a malware scanner before you proceed. When it comes to removal, you have several options to consider. Of course, you might want to delete Ransomware manually, but if that is your choice, think carefully if you can succeed and if you also can protect your operating system. Protecting it against malware should become very important to you, and that is why we suggest looking into anti-malware software. It could secure your operating system and automatically delete every single malicious infection that is active.

Removal Instructions

  1. Tap Win+R to launch RUN and then enter regedit to launch Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\.
  3. Delete the [random name] key linked to the infection.
  4. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  5. Delete the [random name] value linked to the infection.
  6. Exit Registry Editor and then tap Win+E to launch Windows Explorer.
  7. Enter %USERPROFILE% into the box at the top to access the directory.
  8. Delete the file named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED
  9. Delete all copies of the .txt file scattered all across the system.
  10. Enter %APPDATA% into the box at the top.
  11. If a malicious file called system.exe exists (should delete itself), Delete it.
  12. Delete the [unknown launcher name].exe file that executed the threat.
  13. Exit Explorer and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  14. Employ a reliable malware scanner to run a full system scan and check for malware leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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