Yoshikada Ransomware

What is Yoshikada Ransomware?

Most likely, you have found this report and started reading it because you have already discovered Yoshikada Ransomware on your computer. This is a new crypto-threat, but it does the same job as many other ransomware-type infections. That is, this nasty infection locks users’ personal files right away after slithering onto their computers without their knowledge. A motive behind this activity is only one – to obtain money from users. If this threat has already entered your system without your knowledge, and locked your files, you should be able to find a new file on your computer. This file is a ransom note. You might not find the exact amount of money you have to send to cyber criminals indicated in it, but you will find out that you need to purchase the special decryptor from cyber crooks so that you could unlock those encrypted files. If you do not know what to do, we want you to know that we do not recommend transferring money to crooks no matter how much money they ask. It is unclear whether you will get the tool you pay for. Cyber criminals might change their minds and not give it to you. In this case, you could only blame yourself because nothing else could be done. In addition, if you send money to them, they will realize that it is worth spending time on the development of malware. Consequently, you might encounter new harmful threats in the future.test

What does Yoshikada Ransomware do?

Even though ransomware infections usually infiltrate users’ computers without their knowledge, they do not stay unnoticed for a long time because it is impossible not to notice a longish extension .crypted_yoshikada@cock_lu appended to pictures, documents, text files, etc. There is one more sign showing that the entrance of Yoshikada Ransomware was successful. If this threat infiltrated your computer, you will find an .html file (how_to_back_files.html) in all folders with encrypted files. This file contains a message. Most probably, you have already read it and found out that files can only be unlocked with the special decryptor called YOSHIKADA DECRYPTOR. This file does not contain the exact price of this tool, but cyber criminals let users know immediately that they are not going to give it to them for free: “To decrypt your files you need to buy the special software - "YOSHIKADA DECRYPTOR".” Purchasing it from crooks is a very bad idea, believe us, because you might spend money on the tool they might not even bother to send you. We cannot promise that you could unlock your files in a different way because ransomware infections usually use strong encryption algorithms to make sure users cannot unlock their data without transferring money to ransomware authors.

Where does Yoshikada Ransomware come from?

The majority of users know nothing about the entrance of ransomware infections on their computers. They usually find that there is this nasty threat on their systems only when they discover their pictures, documents, music, videos, and other files completely locked. As has been observed by our researchers, ransomware infections are often distributed via spam emails. They are disguised as harmless attachments, so it is not surprising at all that so many users open them and allow malicious software to enter their computers. If you cannot remember opening any email attachment recently, you could have downloaded it yourself from some kind of untrustworthy website by mistake. Malicious applications often pretend to be trustworthy software, so be very careful with software you download from the Internet. If you are not so sure that you could prevent untrustworthy software from entering your computer in the future, you should install security software on your system. No, you cannot leave your system unprotected!

How to remove Yoshikada Ransomware

Yoshikada Ransomware creates a Value in the system registry and drops an executable file to C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming, so if you decide to delete this malicious application manually, you will need to delete these two components. If you have never deleted any malicious application before, you should follow our manual removal guide step by step because it is very important not to leave even the smallest chance for malware to revive. You can adopt an automatic method, i.e. use an antimalware scanner instead of trying to erase it in a manual way too if you want to. To do this, you need to acquire an automated malware remover.

Yoshikada Ransomware removal guide

  1. Press Win+R to launch Run.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  4. Delete the Value named BrowserUpdateCheck.
  5. Open Explorer.
  6. Go to C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming.
  7. Locate the malicious executable (.exe file) that belongs to the ransomware infection.
  8. Delete it.
  9. Remove how_to_back_files.html from all affected folders.
  10. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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