Outsider Ransomware

What is Outsider Ransomware?

The files encrypted by Outsider Ransomware are not protected, despite the “.protected” extension that is attached to their names. This extension is created for the sole reason of making it clear which files were encrypted. Most file-encrypting threats do this, and they also sometimes rename the files that are encrypted. In that sense, you are lucky because you can, at least, identify the files that were corrupted by the infection. What’s the use? Well, if you have backups, you might be able to check which ones of your files have backup copies, and which ones are lost for good. Unfortunately, decrypting files manually is not possible, and you certainly cannot trust the attackers themselves to free your files. If you have backups, you are in an ideal situation, but do NOT connect to your backup system or service until you have the malicious Outsider Ransomware removed from your operating system. If you keep reading, you will learn about two unique methods that can help you delete this vicious infection.test

How does Outsider Ransomware work?

Outsider Ransomware is not much different from FilesLocker-Christmas Ransomware, Biger@x-mail.pro Ransomware, decryptgarranty@airmail.cc Ransomware, and many other threats that our research team has had the “pleasure” of dealing with. You can click the “Trojans” category in the menu on the right to go through all of the file-encrypting threats that have been reported by our Anti-Spyware-101.com team. You can find hundreds of removal guides of threats similar to Outsider Ransomware. There are so many of these infections because they are truly lucrative. All that the attacker needs is to drop the infection’s launcher, and that can be done using deception (e.g., by presenting files via spam email or malicious downloaders) or other infections. Once the ransomware is in, it can be executed silently. If that is done successfully, the files are encrypted soon after that. During the attack, the data of the encrypted files is changed, and that is what makes then unreadable. While legitimate and free file decryption tools exist, they cannot help without the decryption key, and the attackers use a complex algorithm to encode files.

The encryption of personal files is only one part of the attack. The most important task for the malicious Outsider Ransomware might be to create a ransom note. According to our malware experts, a file named “HOW_TO_RESTORE_FILES.txt” should be dropped in every affected folder. It is not dangerous to open this file, as it is just a text file with a message from the attackers. At first, you might be confused by the message because it claims that an “outsider” has tried to attack your server and that you need to change your password. The message also claims that your files were encrypted using the RSA-1024 key to protect them. This is all a lie. The message was created by the same attacker who encrypted your files, and you should figure that out as soon as you learn that a “service charge” must be paid for decryption and prevention of alleged damage to the server. Although it is stated that you would be given a “decryption tool” after you paid a ransom of $900 in Bitcoin (to the 1CfMU2eKnajfpnYvLbWR3m7jZRXujtx8Cm bitcoin wallet) and then emailed secureserver@memeware.net, you should do none of this. Do NOT interact with attackers, and keep your money to yourself. What you need to focus on right now is the removal of the infection.

How to remove Outsider Ransomware

If you need to delete Outsider Ransomware from your operating system, we suggest that you take care of it as quickly as possible. We are sure that many victims will first try to delete this infection manually, and although that is an option, it is not one we would recommend. That is because the location of the .exe file that launched the threat could be hard to find, and the random name might make it even more difficult to locate it. So, unless you know exactly where the malicious file is, we do not recommend following the steps below. The second option is to remove Outsider Ransomware automatically. For that, employ an anti-malware program, and all malicious files will be eradicated for you. Furthermore, the protection of your system will be taken care of, and that might be the most important reason to install anti-malware software.

Removal Instructions

  1. Delete all recently downloaded files.
  2. Delete all copies of the ransom note file, HOW_TO_RESTORE_FILES.txt.
  3. Empty Recycle Bin.
  4. Install a free malware scanner and scan your operating system to make sure you are not leaving any malicious files behind. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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