French Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what French Ransomware is?

At the moment, French Ransomware is not fully finished, and it is not yet corrupting operating systems and encrypting the files found on them. Unfortunately, this threat could be released at any point, and our research team warns that it has the potential to wreak real havoc! When it slithers in – which it might do using misguiding spam emails – it could encrypt 365 types of files on your Windows operating system. That means that all of your personal files are at risk. The bad news is that there is no way around this infection once it attacks your personal files. If it succeeds at that, you have to count your losses. Of course, that is not what the developer of this infection wants you to think. They use a ransom note to suggest that you could recover your files for a certain price. You can delete French Ransomware right away because that is not a reliable option. You can continue reading to learn more about this.

French Ransomware was created using the same source-code that was employed for the creation of Rastakhiz Ransomware, Jhash Ransomware, FlatChestWare Ransomware, and all other Hidden-Tear infections. Anyone with basic knowledge can use this code to build malware, which is why there are so many different variants coming from the family. The latest threat was tested in our internal lab recently, and, at that point, it was still unfinished and unreleased. For example, the targeted directories were not listed. Despite this, it is known that hundreds of different kinds of files could be at risk if this threat slithers in. Once files are encrypted, a unique extension (“.lockon”) should be added to all of their names, and, unfortunately, the names themselves should be changed. Without a doubt, that could make it difficult to understand and assess the situation. Note that you cannot recover files by removing French Ransomware, and legitimate file decryptors are not equipped to help you deal with this malware.French Ransomware Removal GuideFrench Ransomware screenshot
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Do you have spare 150£/€? That is how much the developer of French Ransomware wants from the victims, and they are requested to pay this ransom to 1EhHaeQ5x8Q4wF62QwqRUfoFrbYo2PLR7c in Bitcoins. That is made clear via a ransom message that is introduced to the victims via the Desktop background image. When the malicious ransomware is done with the encryption, it launches a file named “background.jpg” from the same location where the executable is, and the file automatically changes the wallpaper. The text within the image is in French, hence the name of the infection. The message is that the victim can recover files if they pay the ransom. Unfortunately, there are absolutely no guarantees when it comes to the decryption. You can pay the ransom, and your files would still be renamed and encrypted. So, what can you do? Most likely, you cannot do anything about it. If you are lucky, your files are stored in a backup, and you have healthy copies to replace the infected ones.

Where is the malicious executable that has launched French Ransomware? If you find it, you will also find the JPG file representing the ransom message. Unfortunately, unless you know the location of this malware right off the bat, it is unlikely that you would find it manually. Is that a problem? It is not if you choose to install anti-malware software that is set up to find and delete the infection automatically. Of course, you need to install software that is reliable and up-to-date, and if you do, you will have French Ransomware removed in no time. More importantly, you will have the operating system protected, and that is what you should want if you do not like facing malicious threats that can destroy personal files.

Delete French Ransomware

  1. Find, right-click, and Delete the malicious {random name}.exe file.
  2. Right-click and Delete the background.jpg file in the same location.
  3. Restore your desired background image.
  4. Empty Recycle Bin.
  5. Install and run a reliable malware scanner. If leftovers are found, delete them ASAP.

In non-techie terms:

When you are introduced to the French Ransomware ransom request, your files are already encrypted, and there is nothing to do about that. This is why you must take preventative measures to keep this malware away. This is the right time to do it because the infection is still in development. It is best to use anti-malware software because if malware attacks, it is deleted automatically. Removing French Ransomware manually could be possible as well, but it is unlikely that everyone would succeed. You also want to back up your files because that is one more thing that will ensure their protection.