What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting program that employs a secure cryptosystem called RSA to lock all of their victims’ personal files. The worst part is the malware is set to restart with the operating system so if the user turns the computer off and then on again the threat might start encrypting his files once more. In which case, data that you might have added or created after the computer got infected would be damaged as well. Because of this, our researchers at urge users to remove Ransomware before it ruins more of their files. The malware can be eliminated manually and if you have a look at the instructions available below you can learn how to get rid of it. As for learning more about the threat you could review our full text.test

Where does Ransomware come from?

The malicious application could be distributed through popular channels used by many cybercriminals. For example, Ransomware might be spread via infected email attachments, software installers, and so on. Therefore, to keep the device safe and avoid ruining your data accidentally we recommend being extra cautious while opening files received from questionable sources. In fact, it would be best not to launch suspicious data at all until it is scanned with a legitimate antimalware tool. Of course, if you are one hundred percent sure the file could be malicious and it is not essential, we advise deleting it at once.

How does Ransomware work?

Firstly, the malicious program should choose a random folder in the user’s %LOCALAPPDATA% directory where it is supposed to place a copy of its launcher (randomly named executable file). Later on, the malware might create a value name in the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run so Ransomware could run automatically when the operating system starts loading. Again we would like to explain this might mean the infection can start the encryption process over and over again. As a consequence all newly created files could be ruined after next restart.

Furthermore, after Ransomware encrypts targeted files (e.g., photos, videos, etc.), it should create a file named “HELP” and scatter its copies among directories containing locked data. Our researchers say users might be unable to open these files unless they add the missing .txt extension by renaming the title. On the other hand, the result might not be worth the effort because the text inside this ransom note says nothing more besides the cybercriminals can be contacted through We have no doubt users who do so should receive demands to pay a ransom, since usually such malicious programs are designed for money extortion. In return, the hackers may promise to decrypt the victim’s files or provide a decryptor. Clearly, there are no guarantees they would hold on to these promises, which is why putting up with any demands might be a terrible idea.

How to remove Ransomware?

Provided you do not wish to risk your money, we recommend erasing Ransomware. Eliminating the malware will not decrypt any of your files, but at least you will be able to use the computer normally again. To remove it manually you could complete the steps listed a bit below, but if the process looks a bit too challenging do not hesitate to employ a legitimate antimalware tool instead.

Erase Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Launch Task Manager.
  3. Look for the infection’s process.
  4. Select the malicious process and press End Task.
  5. Leave the Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows key+E.
  7. Find these folders:
  8. Look for the malware’s launcher (file opened before the computer got infected), then right-click it and press Delete.
  9. Search for this path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\[random folder]
  10. Find a file with a title from eight random characters, right-click it and press Delete.
  11. Locate files named HELP, right-click the described data and select Delete.
  12. Exit File Explorer.
  13. Press Windows key+R.
  14. Insert Regedit and press Enter.
  15. Navigate to this path: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  16. Search for a value name with a random title.
  17. Right-click it and press Delete.
  18. Close Registry Editor.
  19. Empty your Recycle bin.
  20. Restart the system. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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