Poop Ransomware

What is Poop Ransomware?

Poop Ransomware is a threat that shows a message threatening victims to pay a ransom, or else cybercriminals promise to leak user’s private data. Our specialists do not think there is a need to worry about such threats as the malicious application does not seem to be gathering the information that its creators threaten to leak. Another reason, we advise against paying it that you cannot be sure the cybercriminals will hold on to their end of the bargain. Whether you pay or not, they may not bother sending decryption tools that are needed to decrypt data locked by the threat. In some cases, hackers start asking for more money or victims never hear from them again. If you do not want to take any chances, you could remove Poop Ransomware from the system. It will not decrypt any data, but it will allow you to start anew with a malware-free computer. To learn how to erase the malicious application manually, you should have a look at the last paragraph and the instructions placed below it.test

Where does Poop Ransomware come from?

The malicious application could reach its targeted victims in many ways. However, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think Poop Ransomware is spread with malicious emails or infected files. Meaning, users who do not want to come across such malicious applications would be wise to be careful with emails from strangers and data from unreliable sites. In case you believe the file could be important, but you suspect it is possible it might be a malicious file in disguise too, we recommend scanning it with a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. In a moment, you should know whether the suspected file is indeed dangerous. In a case it is, the chosen tool ought to help you get rid of it safely.

How does Poop Ransomware work?

According to our specialists, the malware might delete its launcher upon its installation. Nonetheless, it looks like Poop Ransomware might make a copy of its installer in its created subfolder located in %APPDATA%. The malware’s created folder might be named Windows, which is why inexperienced users may not pay any attention to it. After opening the described folder, the malware’s victim ought to find an executable file that might be called local.exe.

Furthermore, by the time Poop Ransomware creates its launchers copy it should start encrypting files in the following locations: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %USERPROFILE%\Documents, %USERPROFILE%\Pictures, %USERPROFILE%\Contacts, and %USERPROFILE%\Links. As a result, files located on these directories should become unusable. Encrypted data can be decrypted, but, sadly, the tools need for it should be available only to the malicious application’s developers.

As usual for such threats, it should show a ransom note asking to pay for decryption tools. This time, the note may even contain threats meant to scare victims into paying the ransom of around 1.22 BTC or approximately $1100. The sum is quite large and you should know there are no guarantees Poop Ransomware’s creators will not take your money and leave you with nothing.

How to erase Poop Ransomware?

For users who do not want to risk their savings, we recommend erasing Poop Ransomware. It can be removed either manually or with a chosen antimalware tool. If you pick the first option, you should complete the steps located below, and if you prefer the second one, we recommend scanning your system with a legitimate antimalware tool.

Eliminate Poop Ransomware

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager and select Processes.
  3. Locate a process belonging to the threat.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows key+E.
  7. Locate these paths:
  8. Locate the malicious application’s launcher (if the malware does not delete it).
  9. Right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Navigate to %APPDATA%
  11. Find a folder called Windows and containing an executable file named local.exe.
  12. Right-click the described folder and select Delete.
  13. Exit File Explorer.
  14. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  15. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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