Do you know what Li Ransomware is?
You do not want the attackers behind Li Ransomware to find a security loophole that would make it possible for them to invade your operating system and then encrypt all of your personal files. This dangerous threat employs a complex encryption algorithm, and, unfortunately, deciphering it was not possible at the time of research. That means that decrypting files was not possible either. Of course, we cannot predict how the attackers would act if you decided to contact them, but we would be surprised if they kept their promise and provided you with a decryptor. Unfortunately, there are thousands of other infections that are capable of the exact same thing, and so even when you remove Li Ransomware, you could still become a victim of another file-encryptor. This is why, besides showing you how to delete the threat, we also show how to secure your system and files.
The Scarab Ransomware family is already large, but it continues to grow even further. Li Ransomware is part of it along with Rsalive Ransomware, Scarab-Apple Ransomware, .crypted034 Ransomware, MVP Ransomware, and many others. According to our research team, this infection might be able to slither into your operating system if there is a security flaw within remote access systems, or you could be tricked into executing the threat yourself by interacting with misleading emails and downloaders. Once inside, Li Ransomware quickly encrypts your personal files and adds the “.Li” extension to their names. Looking at the files’ names is the easiest way to determine which files were corrupted. Unfortunately, you cannot restore the files by deleting the added extension or even by deleting the infection itself. This is exactly what the attackers behind this malware expected because desperate users can be manipulated.Li Ransomware screenshot
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Have you created backup copies of all of your personal files? If you have, and if they are stored online or on external hard drives, the existence of Li Ransomware should not intimidate you. Remove this malicious threat, and then replace the corrupted files with backup copies. However, if you do not have a plan b, you might decide that you need to pay attention to the message delivered using “DECRYPT YOUR FILES.txt.” According to the message, you can obtain “information for decoding” by sending a personal ID number included in the message to Liweixin888@protonmail.com. The message also includes a second email address (Firstmaillog@protonmail.com), which, we assume, is an alternative to the original one. We do not recommend sending a message to either of them because the attackers could use this bridge to expose you to new infections and new scams. If you are willing to take a chance, do so at your own risk.
If backups exist, you need to delete Li Ransomware without any hesitation. If backups do not exist, you still need to delete this malware, but, of course, you want to exhaust all options first. Look into legitimate and reliable decryptors (did not work at the time of research), and check with your friends and colleagues if perhaps they have copies of some of your most valuable files. Ultimately, you want to remove Li Ransomware fast, and if you are not able to eliminate this infection manually, use the assistance of automated anti-malware software. Did you know that it can protect your Windows operating system against new malware attacks? That is also an important reason to install it ASAP.
Remove Li Ransomware
- Delete the ransom note file called DECRYPT YOUR FILES.txt. If copies exist, eliminate them too.
- Tap Win+E keys to access Windows Explorer and enter %APPDATA% into the bar at the top.
- If you can find unfamiliar, malicious files, Delete them without any hesitation.
- Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files (any location is possible).
- Once you Empty Recycle Bin, perform a full system scan using a reliable malware scanner.
In non-techie terms:
If your system is left vulnerable and unprotected, Li Ransomware could slither in without warning. Once inside, it corrupts files using a unique encryption key, which renders them unreadable. The decryptor is not shared publicly, and the attackers suggest contacting them to learn more about it. Of course, if you contact them, they will push you to pay money for it, and that is not something we would recommend doing because it is most likely that your money would go to waste. We hope that your files are safe in an external hard drive or online and that you can remove Li Ransomware without much trouble. If you cannot follow the instructions above, and if you are worried about Windows protection in the future, we advise implementing reliable anti-malware software now.