Proticc Ransomware

What is Proticc Ransomware?

New malicious infections are discovered every day, and amongst truly malicious and dangerous ones we often see those that cannot perform well. Proticc Ransomware is one of these underperforming infections; however, we cannot guarantee that it will stay that way forever. malware analysts have examined the infection in the internal lab, and the conclusion is that while this malware poses as a file encryptor, it definitely cannot encrypt anything. Unfortunately, it is most likely that this infection was caught in the development stage, and there is a chance that it will start actively spreading and encrypting personal users’ files. If it succeeds, it could lead to permanent loss of these files because decryption is almost never possible. All in all, whether or not your files are encrypted, you want to delete Proticc Ransomware, and the removal guide in this report should help you.testtest

How does Proticc Ransomware work?

Since the devious Proticc Ransomware is not capable of encrypting files, it is unlikely to be spread in this state. If the infection is released into the wild, it is most likely to proliferate after it is fully developed, and spam emails are likely to be used. Spam emails can be used for phishing attacks and the distribution of all kinds of malware, which is why you need to be cautious about what emails you open and what files you download or links you click. Our researchers warn that Proticc Ransomware was built using the same code as AndreaGalli Ransomware, Cyberresearcher Ransomware, Crybrazil Ransomware, and many other threats that often spread using misleading spam emails. Based on the current analysis of the threat, it does not create any files, and it does not modify the Windows Registry. This is good news because that should make it much easier to remove the infection; that is if you choose to do so manually.

When files are encrypted, Proticc Ransomware might add the “.lol” extension to them. That is what the current version of the infection does as well; however, it does not actually perform encryption. Our researchers could restore the files simply be deleting the alien extension. Unfortunately, this would not work if the threat actually encrypted files because when files are encrypted, the data within them is scrambled, and only a special algorithm can be used to read them. This is why files are encrypted in the first place. Once the process is finished, victims are usually informed that they need to pay for a decryptor or a private key that, allegedly, can restore files. There are two different versions of the ransom note by Proticc Ransomware, and neither of them – in their current states – explains the demands. While it is stated that the victim must obtain the key (in one version, within 1 hour), it is unclear how that should be done. Of course, if the infection was working properly, a ransom would be requested. Even if your files were truly encrypted, paying the ransom is a terrible idea because cybercriminals are unlikely to give anything in return for your money.

How to delete Proticc Ransomware

Where is the .exe file that unleashed Proticc Ransomware? This is the file that you need to remove. If you cannot find it manually (see the list of potential locations below), you can install an anti-malware tool that will find and remove Proticc Ransomware components automatically. Installing this tool is the best thing you can do for your virtual security and the protection of your personal data because with it safeguarding your system, malicious infection will not be able to slither in. It is also a great idea to back up all files, such as documents or photos, to a cloud drive or an external drive. It might seem redundant to keep copies of files in different locations, but you want to have backups if you face malware. Backups can also save you if your computer gets stolen or if it is damaged in any way. So, now that you know your options, you should figure out what your plan is. If you are still confused or need help with the removal, please do not hesitate to consult us, which you can do via the comments section.

Removal Instructions

  1. Launch Task Manager, select the process of the ransomware, and click End process.
  2. Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files. Some of them could be placed here:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  3. Empty Recycle Bin and then quickly run a system scan to check if there’s anything else you need to delete. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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