Do you know what email@example.com Ransomware is?
Malware researchers thought that they had found a new threat, but a thorough analysis clearly showed that firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware is just a new version of the ransomware infection called CryptConsole V3 Ransomware. The new version does not differ much from the original ransomware infection – it only provides a new contact email address – email@example.com. Unfortunately, everything else is the same or very similar, meaning that you will discover almost all your files encrypted if you ever encounter this nasty threat. It will not leave any important personal files intact. They will all be locked with the Advanced Standard Encryption (AES), which is considered one of the strongest encryption algorithms available, so you are no doubt very naïve if you expect that decrypting those files will be very easy. Before you take any action in order to retrieve your files, make sure the ransomware infection is gone from the system. The malicious file will be deleted when you close the command prompt window opened after launching the ransomware infection, so there are only a few components you will have to erase from your system. In other words, the removal of this threat will not take long.
You have to be blind not to notice the entrance of firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware. Once this malicious application is executed, it opens the command prompt window and starts encrypting files. The longer it stays open, the more files it manages to lock on the affected computer, so if you ever encounter this threat, close the opened window right away – you will prevent it from encrypting all your files by doing so. There is no doubt that email@example.com Ransomware has already successfully encrypted your data if all your files have been renamed. Our team of malware researchers says that users should find a random sequence consisting of capital letters and numbers set as the file’s name, for example, 7368355F64697361626C656F706C61696E5F646564732E726567. The second symptom indicating that firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware is the one that has locked files is the file dropped on the computer. If you can locate README.txt and your all files have been renamed, email@example.com Ransomware is the one you can deservedly blame for encrypting your data.
The ransom note will inform you that a data decryptor can be purchased from the author of the ransomware infection, but you should not purchase it even if you can afford it easily because there are no guarantees that it will be sent to you. The encryption algorithm firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware uses is extremely hard to crack, so it is not very likely that free decryption software will be released soon. Luckily, there is a way to get files back that does not require any investment. Have you ever backed up your files? If so, it will be a piece of cake for you to restore them all. Simply copy all your files and paste them on your PC. To avoid the repeated encryption of files, you should erase the ransomware infection first.
What are the main ransomware distribution methods? Well, it has been observed by specialists that they are often spread as attachments. Other malicious applications might be spread via email either. This is the reason so many security experts do not allow users to open attachments found in suspicious/unknown emails. According to them, there must also be a security application installed on every computer so that malware could not affect them.
No matter what kind of threat you encounter, it must be deleted from the system ASAP. Unfortunately, none of your files will be decrypted even if you delete email@example.com Ransomware fully. As mentioned, only a special decryptor can fix them, or you can restore them yourself without it if you have a backup.
Delete firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware
- Close the command prompt window if you have not done that yet.
- Delete the malicious file you have launched recently.
- Remove README.txt dropped on your Desktop.
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
email@example.com Ransomware is one of the newest malicious applications that illegally enters computers and then rushes to lock files on them. Cyber criminals have programmed this threat to lock data so that they could get users’ money. They know that you will transfer money for the decryption tool. Yes, you need your files back, but we are not so sure that it is worth purchasing the decryptor. Keep in mind that the developer of firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware might refuse to send it to you after receiving your money.