What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a malicious software that locks not only your personal files but also all third-party programs on your computer, e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. The encrypted data becomes unusable, and the only way to recover it is to get a unique key that was used in the encryption process. The problem is that this key is known only to the cyber criminals who created the ransomware and used it to encrypt your files. Naturally, you are asked to pay a ransom in exchange of the key, but even if you make the payment, there is a chance that they will not give it up. We advise you to consider paying the ransom only if the encrypted files are extremely important to you. Otherwise, you should remove the malware from your system. If you do not know how to erase it, you should see the instructions below the article. When you are sure that the infection is gone, you can recover the files from backup, provided that you have one.testtest

Where does Ransomware come from?

Our researchers inform us that Ransomware should be spread through spam email. Perhaps you remember opening a suspicious email attachment? Such malware is usually spread via malicious executable files, which could have interesting titles. Consequently, many users get infected because of their curiosity. From now on, you should be more careful, especially with suspicious files that you get through email, messengers, and similar applications. If the sender is unknown to you or the file is unexpected, you should think twice before opening it.

What does Ransomware do?

As we mentioned at the beginning, Ransomware encrypts all data on your computer, except for the software related to the Windows operating system. Apparently, the malicious program’s originators use an encryption method called RSA-2048. This cryptosystem is widely used to secure data transmission, but as you see, it is also used by cyber criminals.

What’s more, the encrypted files should have an additional extension, e.g. The first part of the extension is a unique ID number that is given to you for identification. The ransomware will place a text document on your desktop, and it might change your background picture. Both of them will state that to unlock your data; you have to contact the malware creators through the given email addresses ( or

Furthermore, it says that you should send one encrypted file. Since it has your unique ID, the cyber criminals will identify you according to it. Afterward, they should reply providing further instructions. Probably, the text will state the amount of money you have to pay and ways to transfer it. In fact, they may even unlock the file you send as an example, so just in case, we advise you to send a file that is vital to you.

How to remove Ransomware?

There is no way you can trust these cyber criminals, and if the ransom is huge, we do not advise you to risk losing your money as well. If you have at least some copies of you data then not everything is lost. However, you should delete Ransomware first and only then transfer files to your computer. The instructions below will tell you how you can erase the malware, but the malicious file and Registry entries that you have to delete have random names, so we cannot be very specific. That is why we are listing only the locations such data could be hiding in. Therefore, it would be much easier to install a legitimate antimalware tool and leave the removal part to it. As for your background picture, you can change it normally through Windows display settings or simply right-clicking the picture you want to put as a wallpaper.

Delete Ransomware

  1. Open the Explorer.
  2. Search for malicious executable file with a random name in the given locations:
  3. Right-click the malicious file and select Delete.
  4. Close the Explorer.
  5. Press Win+R, type regedit and click OK.
  6. Navigate to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  7. Locate Value Name with random title (e.g. uhqdioih) on the right side.
  8. Check if the Value Data contains the following location C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\{*.exe}, if it does right-click the Value Name and press Delete.
  9. Locate another Value Name with a random title.
  10. Check if the Value Data has this line: C:\Windows\System32\{*.exe}, again if it does right-click the Value Name to delete it.
  11. Remove the text document created by the ransomware from your desktop.
  12. Empty your Recycle bin.
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