Do you know what Infected Ransomware is?
Infected Ransomware is another version of Aurora Ransomware. This ransomware can be decrypted, so there is no need to panic if you get infected with it. Nevertheless, it can still give you a pretty decent fright, and we have to learn as much as possible about ransomware infections to know how to deal with them.
You can find the manual removal guidelines for Infected Ransomware right below this description. Also, you can find the public decryption tool online (or drop us a comment). While you are at it, you should also consider backing up your files on a cloud drive to protect your data from similar infections in the future.
It is only a matter of luck that we can decrypt Infected Ransomware. There are tons of other ransomware infections out there that cannot be decrypted, and they get distributed just like Infected Ransomware. So, how did this application manage to enter your system? What have you missed?
Our research team says that Infected Ransomware probably spreads through spam email or malicious downloads. It means that you download and install this infection yourself, although we are sure that you are not aware of that. For instance, spam messages that distribute these infections often come with an urgent notification and file attached to it. The file tends to look like a regular document file, and you are urged to open it immediately. However, this urgency should immediately tell you that something is not right, especially if you have no idea who sent you that email. By downloading and opening the attached file, you install Infected Ransomware on your computer.
Also, please refrain from downloading illegal software from third-party websites or through p2p programs. Although it looks like a good idea to save money, these installers might come with additional programs and features you do not even need. Infections like Infected Ransomware could be included in those installers, too. To put it simply, it is possible to avoid Infected Ransomware and other similar infections if you are careful about the content you encounter online, and if you employ honest software exploitation habits.Infected Ransomware screenshot
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Now, if Infected Ransomware entered your system, then the program will scan your computer, and it will locate all the files it can encrypt. Then the encryption will ensue, and your personal files will be affected. The program will lock them up with a powerful algorithm, and all the affected files will receive “.infected” extension to their names. Although it makes it easier to locate the affected files, you would be able to see immediately that things are not okay because your files’ icons will change.
Aside from encrypting your files, Infected Ransomware will behave like all the other ransomware infections out there, and it will display a ransom note that says the following:
SORRY! Your files are encrypted.
File contents are encrypted with random key.
Random key is encrypted with RSA public key (2048 bit).
We STRONGLY RECOMMEND you NOT to use any “decryption tools”.
The infection doesn’t tell you how much you’re supposed to pay for the decryption key. It only gives you an email address that you have to use to contact the criminals. Of course, you should not contact them because you can decrypt your files with a public decryption tool. Even if the public decryption tool weren’t there, paying these criminals would be out of the question anyway.
So, you need to remove Infected Ransomware from your system immediately, and then focus on recovering your files. If you do not want to use the public decryption tool, you have a file backup, and you want a fresh start, you can delete all the affected files, and then transfer the healthy copies back into your computer.
Finally, run a full system scan with a reliable antispyware tool to check your PC status. There might be more malicious or dangerous files on your computer, so you need to terminate them all immediately. This way, you would also protect your system against other dangerous intruders that might come barging on your doorstep. However, you should also be careful about the websites you access and the emails you receive. Ransomware might come from anywhere.
How to Remove Infected Ransomware
- Remove suspicious files from Desktop.
- Go to Downloads and delete the most recent files.
- Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
- Remove the most recent files from the directory.
- Scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
In non-techie terms:
Infected Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that blocks you from accessing your files, and then expects you to pay a ransom. It is part of the never-ending ransomware endemic, but you can remove it from your system today. If you need help with dealing with this infection, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment. The most important thing is to terminate this program, and then safeguard your data against similar threats. It takes not only a reliable antispyware application, but a change of web browsing habits, too.