Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Ransomware is?

We want to warn you that a new ransomware infection Ransomware has been recently released and now is spreading through spam emails. Of course, it might find other ways to enter computers; however, it usually comes as an attachment in spam emails. Evidently, there are still people who tend to open spam emails despite the knowledge that they might cause serious harm because Ransomware is quite a prevalent threat these days. Do not worry; you will quickly understand that it has entered your computer because it will lock all the files it finds on the system. These locked files will have a new filename extension .id-(unique ID).{}.xtbl next to the original one. Ransomware has been programmed to encrypt files with the strong encryption algorithm RSA-2048, so it will not be possible to unlock files it encrypts without the private decryption key. The only people who have it are cyber criminals because this key is immediately sent to them after the encryption process is finished. This also explains why Ransomware connects to the Internet without permission. You should not support cyber criminals by paying money to them because you might not even get that key. Do not worry; there is still a way to unlock these files. We will tell you more about that further in this article.

As you already know, Ransomware encrypts personal files immediately after it enters the computer. Once all these files are locked, it creates the Decryption instructions.txt file on Desktop and changes the Desktop wallpaper. Both files do no tell much, and you will definitely not find any information about the ransom you will have to pay there. It is said that users need to write an email to to get further instructions. You should not even bother writing an email if you have decided not to pay money for cyber criminals because you will only get instructions on how to make a payment to get the decryption key, if you receive an answer from cyber crooks. Users who decide not to make a payment do not have many options. They can only wait for the decryption tool to be released in the future, or they can try to use free data recovery software. Last but not least, users who have copies of their important files can easily restore them without the special tool or the decryption key. The only thing they have to do before the recovery is to delete Ransomware fully. If you do not get rid of it, it might launch after the system restart because it creates the Value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and, as a consequence, might encrypt your files once Ransomware Removal Ransomware screenshot
Scroll down for full removal instructions Ransomware is an infection based on the CrySIS Ransomware engine. Therefore, it also enters computers secretly. It has been found that this threat is mainly spread through spam emails, but it might also be dropped by a Trojan. Believe us; ransomware infections might find different ways to enter computers. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to prevent them from entering the system. Therefore, we suggest that you acquire a legitimate antimalware tool. It will protect your PC as long as you keep it installed and enabled.

It will not be easy to delete Ransomware fully manually because it is not ordinary software, and it definitely cannot be removed through Control Panel. We hope that our manual removal instructions will help you to remove this unreliable software; however, if it is not true, use SpyHunter. It will erase all the infections from your system within seconds. Also, this antimalware tool will protect your PC 24/7, and you could be sure that any other infection cannot enter your computer.

Delete Ransomware

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Type regedit.exe in the box and click OK.
  3. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Delete the Value of the ransomware.
  5. Open HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop.
  6. Right-click on the Wallpaper Value and select Delete.
  7. Go to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers.
  8. Delete the BackgroundHistoryPath0 Value too.
  9. Tap Win+E.
  10. Go to these directories to find and delete the .exe file:
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  • %WINDIR%\Syswow64\
  • %WINDIR%\System32\

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You need to know that other infections might still be hiding on your computer if you have erased Ransomware from your system manually. Therefore, it would be really smart to use the diagnostic scanner to find out whether or not other undesirable programs are inside the system. You can download the diagnostic scanner from our website too.