Striked Ransomware

What is Striked Ransomware?

Striked Ransomware is a nasty ransomware-type infection that encrypts files and the majority of programs right after the successful entrance. You can be sure that it is the one you have to blame for locking your files and programs if they all have a new extension consisting of an email address and a unique ID appended to them, for example, Strangely, it does not demand a ransom after locking users’ files. Well, at least you will not find a single word about money in its ransom note. Of course, there is still a small possibility that you will be asked to transfer a certain amount of money in exchange for the decryption key when you contact cyber criminals. Do not even think about paying a ransom in this case because you might lose your money too for nothing. Although your files will not be automatically unlocked, you must delete Striked Ransomware as soon as possible so that you would not accidentally launch its malicious file again.testtest

What does Striked Ransomware do?

Striked Ransomware is a typical file-encrypting malware, so we are sure that you will discover your pictures, documents, favorite applications, and other files you value the most all encrypted right after its successful entrance. After encrypting users’ files, it drops a ransom README_DECRYPT.html. First, users are informed that they can no longer open their files because they have been encrypted. Then, they find out that “a data recovery requires a decryptor.” Unlike a bunch of other ransomware infections previously analyzed by our researchers, it does not demand a ransom in exchange for the decryption tool. It seems that users can simply get it by writing an email to (it belongs to malware developers). Users are told that they will soon get a reply with “a program for decryption” after contacting the Striked Ransomware developer. Since ransomware infections are usually developed with the intention of getting easy money, you might be, theoretically, asked to send a certain amount of money to cyber criminals first. Ignore its demands in this case because there are no guarantees that a decryption tool will be sent to you after you make a payment. Instead, keep the money to yourself and delete Striked Ransomware fully. Once this infection is gone, you could try out alternative data recovery methods. If you, for example, have some copies of your files on an external storage device, you can restore them quite easily by simply replacing those encrypted files with those copies you have.

The major activity performed by Striked Ransomware on victims’ computers is, without a doubt, encrypting their files, but, as research has revealed, it is not the only undesirable activity it does on users’ computers. It has been noticed that it connects to the Internet from time to time too, so do not be surprised if you notice the decreased speed of your Internet connection. It is, of course, one more reason this ransomware infection cannot be left active on the system.

Where does Striked Ransomware come from?

At the time of writing, Striked Ransomware is not one of those actively-distributed infections, so, as a consequence, it is not easy for us to talk about its dissemination. According to malware researchers working at, it should be spread using the good old methods. That is, it is very likely that spam emails are used to distribute it. In this case, the ransomware infection travels as an email attachment. These attachments are disguised as important documents, e.g. invoices and confirmation letters, so it does not surprise us at all that there are some users out there who allow Striked Ransomware to enter their PCs by opening them fearlessly. Spam emails might bring problems, so we recommend staying away from them no matter how decent they look.

How to remove Striked Ransomware

Striked Ransomware has not made any modifications on your PC except for encrypting your personal files, so it will be enough to remove recently downloaded files to erase its malicious file from the system. Its executable might have a random name, so it is not always easy to say which of the files downloaded recently belong to malware. It does not mean that it is impossible to disable Striked Ransomware if you cannot find its malicious file anywhere – use an automatic malware remover to perform a full system scan.

Remove Striked Ransomware

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Check folders where suspicious files are usually hiding:
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %TEMP%
  1. Delete those malicious files associated with Striked Ransomware and empty the Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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