Do you know what LazagneCrypt Ransomware is?
LazagneCrypt Ransomware was and could still be a severe hit to your files and sensitive information, but it seems to be crashing for the time being for no apparent reason. Our researchers say that formerly it managed to encrypt files for several victims; however, something must have come up since right now it simply crashes when executed. This is, of course, the greatest news you may hear today since it means that your files are all untouched and your passwords may not be stolen, either. Yes, this ransomware infection can actually steal passwords from your system apart from encrypting your files. So, if you do not want to wait till this monster wannabe is revived one day, you should act now and remove LazagneCrypt Ransomware from your system. Please read our full description to learn more about how such a threat can sneak onto your computer and how you can avoid infecting your PC.
Ransomware programs usually use spam e-mails to spread on the web. This spam most likely contains a file attachment, which is the malicious file itself or a Trojan that will download the malicious .exe in the background once it is executed. It is also possible that this spam simply contains a link inserted in the message, which points to a file storage place, and clicking on this link would drop this ransomware onto your system. Obviously, you do not know that what you are saving and trying to view is a malicious file. Who would ever download it then?
This malware infection is well disguised to look like an image or a document file. You are led to believe that this spam is about an urgent matter like an unpaid speeding ticket, an undelivered FedEx parcel, an unsettled invoice, and the like. It is quite likely that most people can relate to such matters. And, once you click to open this mail, chances are you will also want to see what the attachment is about since the message itself will not shed any light on the alleged urgent matter. However, viewing this attachment is normally the act of infecting your computer with this ransomware and this is the point of no return in the case of a fully working version. In other words, when you delete LazagneCrypt Ransomware, your files could all be encrypted and your passwords stolen, and you are simply lucky to be attacked by this crashing version. Hopefully, you will be more careful around your inbox and spam folder in the future.
As we have said, this ransomware infection does not seem to operate properly for the time being. It simply crashes when you click to execute it. But when it works, it is indeed a dangerous beast as it can encrypt your files as well as steal your passwords from your machine. This malware infection is coded in .NET so we managed to inspect the program and found some interesting pieces of information. This ransomware also collects information about your PC that could be used by cyber criminals. It seems that these criminals demand 25 EUR paid in Bitcoins, which is a ridiculous amount compared to most other ransomware threats, which can go as high as thousands of dollars. Such low amount usually indicates rookies behind the infection or an unfinished malware program. Of course, we cannot confirm any of these assumptions as yet. In any case, it is never safe to contact cyber criminals or to comply with their demands and pay. We recommend that you remove LazagneCrypt Ransomware immediately from your PC.
Since this ransomware infection crashes, it may not even copy itself or create any extra files on your system, but it is still worth checking it. So, practically, all you need to do is delete all the related files you may find on your system, such as the malicious executable you saved from the spam. Please follow our instructions below if you want to do this manually. Of course, it is possible that you would like to protect your PC finally more effectively. Then, we suggest that you install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.
Remove LazagneCrypt Ransomware from Windows
- Tap Win+E.
- Delete all suspicious executable files you have saved lately. Check all your default and chosen download folders.
- If you find them, delete "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\[3 letters].exe" and "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Security.lnk"
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Reboot your computer.
In non-techie terms:
LazagneCrypt Ransomware is supposed to be a dangerous threat to you and to your precious files, but somehow it seems that it has stopped working. This ransomware program infected and encrypted the files of a number of computer users but then, something happened and for the time being it seems to be a dog that only barks and does not bite at all. It is still considered to be a danger since when it functions fully, it can encrypt your important files as well as steal passwords from your computer. Just as it stopped working, it is also possible that all of a sudden, one a gloomy winter day it will start up again and devastate your main drive. Since, at the moment, there is no danger of encryption, you do not need to worry about the ransom fee either. This ransomware actually crashes upon execution. Still, it is important that you remove LazagneCrypt Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. It may be time for you to protect your PC with a reliable anti-malware program.