Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Ransomware is? Ransomware is a malicious application that will only bring problems to you if it ever slithers onto your computer because this threat encrypts files on compromised machines so that its owner could have a chance to obtain money from users easier. Luckily, it does not encrypt .exe files and system files, so you should still be able to access your programs and use your computer normally after its successful entrance. It does not mean that this malicious application can stay active on your system. You will not unlock those affected files by deleting the ransomware infection from your system, but you can still protect your new files by getting rid of this malicious application. Its removal will not be a piece of cake because it installs itself into a random directory and has a random filename. As a consequence, it might be quite a challenge to find and remove its main file. Of course, it does not mean that it is impossible to delete this ransomware infection from the system. You will find out how this threat acts and how you can erase it from your computer if you read this report till the end.

The first thing Ransomware does on affected computers is encrypting users’ files. You might find your pictures, documents, videos, and music completely locked. As a consequence, you could no longer access any of these files. You do not need to go to open all your files to find out which of them have been encrypted by this nasty ransomware infection because all files the ransomware infection locks get the !==SOLUTION OF THE extension appended. Unlike some other ransomware-type infections, Ransomware does not drop a ransom note on compromised machines, but cyber criminals still want users to contact them because they leave an email address. In our opinion, there is no point in writing an email to crooks because they will demand money in exchange for decrypted files. If you are not going to pay a cent to cyber criminals, do not waste your time trying to contact them either. We cannot promise that you could unlock your files without the special decryptor crooks have because free decryption software is not available, but paying money to malicious software developers is not a solution to the problem either. If you need some files back badly, try to remember if you have their copies on a USB flash drive, a portable drive, or a cloud service. If you have them, you could transfer these files to your computer easily after fully removing Ransomware from the system.

Specialists say that Ransomware should be mainly distributed via spam emails as the majority of ransomware infections analyzed. Because of this, you should stay away from all spam emails you receive if you do not want to discover Ransomware on your computer one day. Once this threat successfully infiltrates computers, it places a random-named .exe file on affected computers. In addition, it creates an entry in the Run registry key. Because of this, it can start working automatically on system startup. This also means that this threat will stay active on your computer if you do not do anything to disable it today.

You are the only one who can delete Ransomware from your computer. There are two ways how you can erase this malicious application: 1) delete all components of this ransomware infection manually by using our step-by-step manual removal instructions or 2) use a powerful antimalware scanner to clean the system. It is up to you which of these two removal methods you adopt. The most important thing is that Ransomware would be deleted fully.

Delete Ransomware

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Insert regedit and click OK.
  3. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Locate the Value HYxqzAVO.
  5. Open the directory indicated in Value data (it should be a folder in %LOCALAPPDATA%).
  6. Right-click this Value and select Delete.
  7. Remove the malicious random-named .exe file from the opened directory.
  8. Delete all suspicious recently downloaded files from your computer.
  9. Empty Trash.

In non-techie terms:

There are hundreds of ransomware infections available these days, and they all share the same goal – to obtain money from users. Because of this, you cannot keep your computer unprotected. It is not as hard as it might seem to be at first glance to prevent nasty malicious applications from entering the system. You just need to have a powerful antimalware tool enabled on your system all the time. Our security specialists say that all users who surf the Internet every day and download software from the web must have security software installed on their computers.