Ransed Ransomware

What is Ransed Ransomware?

Ransed Ransomware is a relatively new threat that can infiltrate your computer and try to encrypt your personal files. Luckily, this ransomware program may not be the deadliest hit to your PC. Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com say that this infection may not even work properly as there seems to be no connection with the C&C (Command and Control) server. This becomes quite obvious as even a pop-up error window claims it. This ransomware program was programmed in .Net, which let our researchers have a peep into its functions and operations. Since this threat could encrypt your important files, it should be regarded as a warning for you to keep a backup somewhere safe. A lot of ransomware attacks end with victims losing their files because there is no free file recovery tool appearing on the web or even if they pay the ransom fee, the criminals do not deliver the decryption key. In this case, your files seem to be untouched, but we cannot take responsibility for the future; if this connection issue gets resolved, this ransomware may as well encrypt your files. Therefore, it is vital that you remove Ransed Ransomware ASAP from your PC.test

Where does Ransed Ransomware come from?

Our malware researchers cannot confirm any particular distribution methods yet since this threat may not be too wide-spread for the time being. We can still assume based on our experience that your attackers use one or more of the following well-known methods. First of all, we need to mention spamming campaigns, which are often used by crooks because it is quite easy to mislead people by scamming them with a properly set-up spam. This mail can be something that you would spot right away in the list even in the spam folder. Since crooks count on you checking your spam folder for possibly misplaced mails, which can happen from time to time, this mail has to draw your attention. That is why it may claim to be about an unpaid invoice, a wrongly made hotel booking, wrong credit card details given, and similar ones. But when you open this spam, you will not find any useful information apart from the instruction to open the attachment for further details. It is also possible that you will find a link in the message pointing to a file storage place. Please note that opening this file initiates this attack. By the time you realize that you need to delete Ransed Ransomware, your files are supposed to have been encrypted. This time you are only lucky that it is not so.

Another frequently used method is called Exploit Kits. Cyber criminals can create webpages with such kits to drop this infection without your knowledge. It requires you to click on a corrupt link or third-party ad on a suspicious website and you could easily get redirected to such a malicious page. You will not even notice that just because you close the tab or window after realizing that this could be a fake or shady page, this infection has been dropped and already running in the background. This is why it is vital that you keep all your browsers and drivers updated because that is the only way for you to defend your system from such a vicious attack unless your PC is protected with a decent anti-malware program.

How does Ransed Ransomware work?

For the time being it seems that this ransomware does not really work at all as it cannot connect to its C&C server, which is also made clear by a warning pop-up window that shows up on your screen. If you see this pop-up, you can be sure that there is an infection on board that tried to reach a remote server. Although due to this major failure this malicious program cannot start up the encryption process, we still managed to mine some information out from its code. This infection applies the AES-128 algorithm, which is a built-in algorithm in Windows. This uses one key for encryption and decryption, which is indeed stored in a registry key (“HKCU\RANSED”), which can be retrieved if the encryption is unsuccessful or the infection does not delete it right after the encryption.

We also know that these criminals want to ask for 25 dollars worth of Bitcoins (0.01 BTC at current rate), which can be considered as a rather low fee; in fact, usually rookies go this low or hackers attacking Russia and ex-Soviet countries. We never encourage anyone to pay ransom to criminals because this means supporting cybercrime for one thing; on the other hand, there is never any guarantee that you will get your decryption key. But in this case you do not need to worry about any of this since you can remove Ransed Ransomware possibly without any loss.

How can I delete Ransed Ransomware?

In order for you to be able to eliminate this threat you need to end the malicious process operating in the background. For that, you need to open the Task Manager and identify this process. Once done with that, you can delete the registry key and the related file as well. We have prepared the necessary instructions for you, which you can find below this article. It is important that you safe-guard your system if you do not want future malicious attacks to take place in your virtual world. You can either become a more cautious web surfer or use a trustworthy anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) to automatically defend your PC.

Remove Ransed Ransomware from Windows

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager.
  2. Find the malicious process in the list, select it, and click on the End task button.
  3. Exit the Task Manager.
  4. Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Press OK.
  5. Delete the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RANSED” registry key after you save the encryption key just in case your files have been encrypted.
  6. Close the Registry editor.
  7. Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
  8. Locate and bin the malicious .exe file you have saved lately.
  9. Empty your Recycle Bin and reboot your PC. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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