Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware is?

Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware is the kind of infection that should encrypt all of your personal files. Instead, it only encrypts TXT files. At least, at this moment. According to our research team, this strange infection displays a window that is almost identical to that of the infamous Wana Decrypt0r Ransomware that is considered to be one of the most aggressive threats these days. Just like this well-know threat, the ransomware we are discussing demands a ransom of $300 to be paid within 3 days. Paying the ransom might be a very bad idea because it is unlikely that the cyber criminal behind it would give you a decryptor in return. In most cases, the creators of ransomware infections simply take the money and disappear. To this date, there have been no transactions made to the Bitcoin Address (1KoWzXydNnrRfu2mcSbY6n7mnevkvQ6WBU) that is associated with this ransomware. Hopefully, that does not change. If the infection has invaded your PC, we can show you how to delete it. But before you remove Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware, you should read this report.

Unlike the infamous Wana Decrypt0r Ransomware, Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware does not spread on its own. Instead, it is most likely to hide in spam emails, waiting for unsuspecting users to execute it themselves. As soon as this infection is launched, it stars encrypting the files. Although the information that the ransomware later represents via its “DarkoderCrypt0r” window suggests that documents, photos, databases, and many other files are encrypted, in reality, it was found that this infection is only capable of encrypting .TXT files found on the Desktop. Of course, it is possible that this threat is not fully developed, and it is possible that it will become more dangerous in the future. However, right now, it is not that dangerous. When it encrypts files, it also adds the “.DARCRY” extension to their names, and that is what can help you identify the corrupted files without having to open them. You are most likely to notice the encrypted files only after the “DarkoderCrypt0r” window pops up. The information presented via this window can be quite intimidating.Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware Removal GuideDarkodercrypt0r Ransomware screenshot
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According to the information provided to you by Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware, you only have 7 days to recover your files. The initial sum, which is $300, has to be paid within 3 days. After that, the ransom goes up to $600, and you have to pay that within 7 days. Of course, you do not actually HAVE to pay the ransom at all, and our research team warns that you are unlikely to achieve anything by paying any sum requested. In case the ransomware has managed to encrypt important files, hopefully, you have backups; otherwise, it is most likely that they are lost for good. Although in some cases, third-party file decryption software can help, it unlikely that any tool that would work on Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware exists.

It is strongly recommended that you delete Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware from your operating system as soon as possible. Although this infection might not have encrypted many files – if any – it is a threat nonetheless, and it would not be wise to keep it running. If you know where the launcher of this threat is, you probably can delete it manually. Otherwise, you can use anti-malware software. In fact, installing this software is the best move because after it eliminates all malicious files, it can also guarantee full-time protection, which you obviously need if you want to ensure that malware cannot get in again.

Remove Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware

  1. Identify the launcher file ({random name}.exe).
  2. Right-click the file and then choose Delete.
  3. Empty Recycle Bin to get rid of the malicious components.
  4. Perform a full system scan to check for any malicious leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

Darkodercrypt0r Ransomware is a threat you need to delete from your operating system as soon as possible. Hopefully, it has not encrypted any important files, and it is unlikely that it has, considering that it only targets TXT files found on the Desktop. If important files were encrypted, we hope that you have backups; otherwise, there is nothing you can do to salvage them. Although the creator of the threat pushes you to pay a ransom in return of a decryption tool that allegedly can decrypt all files, we have to warn you that this could be a lie. Unfortunately, it is most likely that you will find your files encrypted even if you pay the ransom right away.