What is Ransomware?

It seems to be Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting program that may encipher all user’s data with a secure cryptosystem and mark it with an additional extension. No doubt by creating a threat like this its developers seek to make money by convincing their victims to a pay a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. Currently, it is still unknown how much is the payment, but no matter what the asked price is we advise you to consider such option carefully. Keep it in mind; there are no guarantees the promised tools will be delivered as the cyber criminals may not bother to send them or decide to extort more money from you. Thus, our researchers at believe the safest option would be to ignore the ransom note and eliminate Ransomware. For more information about the threat continue reading the text, and if you need help with its deletion, you should check the instructions available at the end of this report.testtest

Where does Ransomware come from?

The malware could be traveling with infected email attachments, fake updates, malicious setup files, and so on. Unfortunately, after opening such a file, the computer could get immediately affected by Ransomware. Therefore, the next time you download suspicious data or receive it through email, it would be safer to scan it with a legitimate antimalware tool first. This way, you might learn whether it could be dangerous without endangering the system. No need to worry, if you do not have such a tool yet as you can acquire it at any time, just make sure it comes from a reputable developer. What’s more, avoiding questionable files from torrent or other unreliable web pages, Spam emails, and so on, might help you maintain the system secure too as this way your chances of encountering malicious data would be lesser.

How does Ransomware work?

Our researchers did not notice the malware creating any copies of itself. However, it may create a few Registry entries and place a file carrying the ransom note (payday.hta) on %APPDATA%. This file should show a message explaining what happened to user’s data and asking to pay a ransom to receive decryption tools. Plus, the text may tell how to obtain Bitcoins or make the payment with them. As for the price, the ransom note does not mention it. The user could most likely learn it only after writing an email to the cyber criminals responsible for Ransomware.

Also, once the threat enciphers all user’s personal files and most of the program data, it is supposed to drop text documents called How Decrypt Files.txt on each folder containing locked data. Unlike the mentioned payday.hta these text documents should not include a long message. Instead, they should provide a short sentence urging the victim to email the malware’s developers. Just like we explained earlier if you deal with these people you might end up losing your savings, and if you do not want to gamble with them, it might be best to pay no attention to the described messages and remove Ransomware at once.

How to get rid of Ransomware?

One of the ways to erase Ransomware is to manually remove all data belonging to it. Clearly, such a task could appear to be complicated, especially for inexperienced users, which is why we prepared manual deletion instructions you should be able to find at the end of this paragraph. Those who find the process still too difficult or do not think they can handle it we would advise installing a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Then you could perform a system scan and erase the malicious program together with other possible threats at the same time.

Eliminate Ransomware

  1. Tap Windows key+E.
  2. Check the following paths:
  3. Locate the file responsible for infecting the system.
  4. Right-click the malicious file and press Delete.
  5. Go to %APPDATA%
  6. Locate a file titled payday.hta, right-click it and choose Delete.
  7. Remove documents called How Decrypt Files.txt.
  8. Exit the File Explorer.
  9. Tap Windows key+R.
  10. Insert regedit and select OK.
  11. Locate these paths:
  12. Search for the following data:
  13. Right-click the listed value names separately and press Delete.
  14. Empty your Recycle bin.
  15. Restart the device. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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