Do you know what Mimicry Ransomware is?
It seems that cyber criminals behind Shiva Ransomware have not stopped developing threats because Mimicry Ransomware, considered to be the newest Shiva Ransomware version, has been recently detected by cyber criminals monitoring the web. The successful entrance of Mimicry Ransomware will not go unnoticed. You will find almost all your files encrypted. Just like similar threats targeting users’ files, this ransomware infection also focuses on the encryption of users’ personal files. Luckily, no Windows or other system files will be encrypted. This threat will not lock your screen or major system utilities either, so it should not be hard to erase it from the system. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it will be a piece of cake to decrypt files. Ransomware infections do not set a password for users’ files, but, instead, they encrypt them using strong encryption algorithms. As a consequence, it is usually impossible to simply unlock files encrypted by ransomware. Your files will stay as they are even if you delete the ransomware infection from your computer, but it does not mean that keeping the malicious application installed on your system is what you should do. Delete Mimicry Ransomware right away if you have already encountered it even if it does not mean that your personal files will be unlocked.
Without a doubt, all ransomware infections are different; however, there are things that unite them all. For example, 99% of all ransomware infections are developed to obtain money from users. As a consequence, they are programmed to act in a specific way in order to push users into transferring money. As for Mimicry Ransomware, this threat will lock your personal files to make you pay a ransom. It finds where users’ files are located first things first and then locks them all with a strong cipher. You will surely distinguish these files from those that have not been affected – the .good extension will be appended to them all by the ransomware infection. If you open the HOW_TO_RECOVER_FILES.txt dropped on your computer, you will find out what has happened to them: “Your important files are now encrypted due to a security problem with your PC!” The only security problem you have is the presence of the ransomware infection on your PC. Unfortunately, even if you decide to transfer Bitcoins to crooks, this threat will not be removed from the system. We cannot promise that the decryption tool will be sent to you either. What about an alternative file recovery method? Well, there is one way to unlock files for free. You just need to have a backup and replace those encrypted files with the ones from a backup. Needless to say, the ransomware infection must be removed from the system first so that it could not encrypt any new files.
Speaking about the Mimicry Ransomware distribution, traditional distribution methods should be used to promote it, specialists say, but it seems that it was not a very prevalent threat at the time of analysis. According to our team of researchers, spam emails should be used as the main medium of distribution. There are still many users out there who tend to open various random emails out of curiosity even if they know that this might result in security-related problems, so it is not very surprising that the number of ransomware victims is still high. We do not expect you to spend your free time learning more about malware behavior, but you should still take action to improve your online security. You will do so by simply installing an antimalware tool on your computer.
Delete Mimicry Ransomware without consideration because you might launch this infection accidentally again. Consequently, it will lock all your files. It is usually not easy to erase serious malware, but it should not be too hard to eliminate Mimicry Ransomware – it drops only a ransom note. Of course, you will have to eliminate the executable file you have launched too.
Remove Mimicry Ransomware manually
- Tap Win+E.
- Check your Downloads folder (%USERPROFILE%\Downloads) and your Desktop (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop).
- Delete the file you have downloaded and launched recently.
- Delete HOW_TO_RECOVER_FILES.txt from your PC.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
The entrance of Mimicry Ransomware will not bring anything pleasant to you. The successful entrance of ransomware infections is usually associated with losses, and, unfortunately, you will lose your files too if this threat ever enters your computer. You could purchase the tool that can fix files for Bitcoins, but is it worth spending money on the tool you might not even get? We believe not, but we leave the final decision with you.