Smpl Ransomware

What is Smpl Ransomware?

It is possible that you have no idea where Smpl Ransomware came from. All you might know is that this infection encrypted the personal files on your operating system, but you cannot pinpoint the moment of its attack and entrance. If you know exactly when this infection slithered in, you might be able to locate and delete the launcher file that is responsible for it all. Unfortunately, if you eliminate the launcher after the encryption of your files, you save them. The encryption process is not complicated at all, but it enables the attackers to lock you out, so to speak. Once files are encrypted, their data is scrambled, and the purpose of that is to ensure that only a decryptor can read it. We hope that you can recover your files, but we want to help you understand why trusting cybercriminals’ promises is a terrible idea. Continue reading to learn more about that as well as how to delete Smpl Ransomware from your Windows operating system.testtest

How does Smpl Ransomware work?

Smpl Ransomware is an infection we are familiar with even if it has not been around for that long. That is because it is a clone of Bmtf Ransomware, WCH Ransomware, NCOV Ransomware, SySS Ransomware, and other Dharma/Crysis Ransomware infections. All of them were created using the same code, and because building malware using this code is very simple, even complete amateur cybercriminals could be involved. The distribution of these infections is usually associated with spam emails, RDP vulnerabilities, and malicious downloaders, and victims are the ones that execute launchers in many cases. Of course, they are tricked into doing that. Unfortunately, once Smpl Ransomware is executed, it takes no time for it to encrypt your personal files. If you care about your documents, photos, and other files alike, you might already have backup copies stored somewhere safe. If that is the case, this ransomware cannot intimidate you because, once you remove it, you can replace the corrupted files with backups copies. Unfortunately, not all Windows users are careful about how they protect their personal files.

After encryption, you should see the “.id-{code}.[].smpl” extension attached to all of the encrypted files. However, before you discover this, Smpl Ransomware is likely to introduce you to a ransom note. One version of it is represented via “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt,” and the message inside declares that victims of the threat must email or if they want their files restored. The second version is represented via a window entitled “,” and it also suggests that a unique code must be sent to either of these emails. This version also warns not to rename files or use third-party tools. Well, a free decryptor for Dharma/Crysis Ransomware infections exists, and it is called “Rakhini Decryptor.” If you cannot replace the corrupted files with backups, you certainly should give this tool a go. Even if you cannot replace or recover files, contacting cybercriminals and trusting them to restore your files in return for a ransom payment is too risky. If you obey the attackers’ demands, you are likely to be left empty-handed even if you fulfill every little request.

How to remove Smpl Ransomware

According to our malware researchers, deleting Smpl Ransomware can be difficult because the launcher file might have a unique name, and it could be dropped pretty much anywhere. The manual removal guide below lists the three locations, where Windows users are likely to find downloaded files. If you cannot locate or identify the malicious file, we recommend implementing anti-malware software. It will automatically remove Smpl Ransomware, and if other malicious threats exist, the software will take care of them too. Most importantly, this software can keep your system protected, which is what you need if you do not want to face ransomware and other types of malware in the future. If we have not answered all of your questions in our report, know that you can always ask them in the comments section. Our experienced malware analysts will address all of your queries as soon as possible.

Removal Instructions

  1. Tap Win+E keys at the same time to access File Explorer.
  2. Enter these lines, one by one, into the field at the top to look for a malicious {random name}.exefile:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  3. If you can identify the launcher file, immediately right-click and Delete it.
  4. Right-click and Delete the file named FILES ENCRYPTED.txt.
  5. Empty Recycle Bin once you think that all malware components are erased.
  6. Install a genuine malware scanner to help you perform a full system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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