Do you know what FTCODE Ransomware is?
If the devious FTCODE Ransomware slithers into your operating system, it should encrypt your personal files. During encryption, it should take over photos, documents, and various other kinds of files that might be important and irreplaceable. The growing prevalence of ransomware is an important reason to backup your personal files, which we recommend doing online or using external drives. If you stick to a system restore point, you might end up losing your personal files because there are threats that are capable of destroying internal backups. Hopefully, you have backups of your personal files stored someplace safe, and you can replace the corrupted files. Of course, if that is not the case, the attackers behind the infection might have an easier time convincing you to follow their lead. Instead of doing that, you should figure out how to remove FTCODE Ransomware.
According to the malware experts in our research team, FTCODE Ransomware is most likely to be spread via email. The attackers can create a highly misleading message that could convince you to open the attached file. This file is most likely to look like a normal Microsoft Word file, but, in reality, it would launch the infection if opened. This is why you should never open spam emails, even when they look harmless because you never know what could hide behind them. If FTCODE Ransomware is executed successfully, your personal files should be encrypted right away. It is not yet clear what kinds of files this malware corrupts, but it is most likely to go after photos, documents, and other similar files. Once encrypted, these files might have a unique extension attached to their names, but even if they do, do not bother removing it because that will not help you restore your personal files.FTCODE Ransomware screenshot
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After successful encryption, FTCODE Ransomware should deliver a message. Whether it is introduced to you via a specific file or a window launched by the infection, you need to be extremely cautious about what you do with the information that is presented. It seems that the attackers behind the threat would instruct you to download the Tor Browser, follow a link, and then pay a ransom of $500. Whether the ransom is smaller or bigger, and whether or not you can pay it, you need to stop and think for a moment or two. FTCODE Ransomware was created by cybercriminals. Their main goal is to get money. Their promises are unlikely to be legitimate or trustworthy. Therefore, we do not recommend paying the ransom or, in fact, following any demands that the attackers might introduce you to. You should jump into deleting the threat without further hesitation if backups exist, but even if they do not, you must remove this malware.
If you decide to follow the manual removal guide below, we are hopeful that you will have FTCODE Ransomware deleted in no time, but we cannot guarantee that. Your success depends on whether or not you can identify the file that launched the infection. If you do not delete it and then accidentally open it again, you could reinfect your operating system, and we are sure that you would want to avoid that. If you are not confident about your abilities to remove FTCODE Ransomware manually, employ an automated anti-malware program that will for sure erase this threat. Even better, it will also help you keep your operating system protected. If you secure your system and also backup your files, you will be invincible.
Remove FTCODE Ransomware
- Delete all spam emails with suspicious attachments.
- Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files.
- Tap Win+E keys to access Windows Explorer.
- Enter %PUBLIC%\Libraries\ into the field at the top.
- Delete the file named WindowsIndexingService.vbs.
- Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\ into the field at the top.
- Delete the task named WindowsApplicationService.
- Empty Recycle Bin and then quickly install a trusted malware scanner.
- Run a full system scan and, if threats are found, perform removal ASAP.
In non-techie terms:
The files encrypted by FTCODE Ransomware cannot be decrypted manually or using third-party tools. The creators of this malware might introduce you to a decryptor, but you should not trust that it would be given to you even if you paid a ransom or fulfilled other demands. Following these demands is too risky, and so we do not recommend it. If copies of your files exist in virtual or external backups, you are fine, and you can easily replace the corrupted files once you delete FTCODE Ransomware. What if backups do not exist? Unfortunately, they might be lost for good. To delete the infection, either follow the instructions above – if you can identify the launcher – or install anti-malware software that will simultaneously erase malware and reinstate full Windows protection.