Do you know what Php Ransomware is?
Php Ransomware is a threat that slithers in without your notice and then quietly encrypts your files. Once the files are encrypted, they can no longer be read because the data is jumbled up. Luckily, you do not need to check every single personal file to see whether or not it was encrypted. All you have to do is look for the “.id-[id].[email@example.com].php” extension ([id] represents a unique code in every case). If you have discovered this extension, there is no doubt that you need to remove Php Ransomware from your Windows operating system. Will that restore your files? Unfortunately, it will not, and it seems that you can recover your files only if you have backup copies stored outside your computer on external or virtual drives. Hopefully, that is the case, and you can delete the infection ASAP.
The malicious Php Ransomware is a clone of Dqb Ransomware, Basecrypt@aol.com Ransomware, firstname.lastname@example.org Ransomware, and many many other infections that all belong to the Dharma Ransomware group. While it is unlikely that the same attacker is responsible for all of these infections, it is likely that the same malicious code is being used by multiple parties over and over again. While they are somewhat identical, they could be spread in different ways. Most likely, however, they will be spread using misleading emails with the launchers attached as harmless-looking files. Unfortunately, clicking the malicious file is usually enough to set off the infection. After it is done encrypting files, it should launch a window with a message represented via it, as well as create a file named “RETURN FILES.txt.” You can close the window and remove the file if you are not planning on following the attackers’ demands.
The point of the messages introduced to you by Php Ransomware is to make you send your unique ID code to email@example.com. This email address belongs to cyber criminals, and they want you to send a message to them so that they could respond back with additional instructions. The bottom line is that Php Ransomware was created so that cyber criminals could make money, and they do that by demanding a ransom to be paid in return for a decryption key. The problem is that even if money is not an issue, and you are willing to purchase the key, there is no guarantee that you would obtain it by doing what the attackers are instructing you to do. Since there are no guarantees, our research team, of course, does not recommend contacting the attackers or paying the ransom. Instead, we suggest focusing on the removal.
Essentially, there is only one file that you need to delete to get rid of Php Ransomware. Unfortunately, identifying this file might be tough, and since we do not know its location or name on your infected PC, we cannot help much. Obviously, if you are able to find it, you should remove it as quickly as possible. If manual removal is not a viable option, you can install an anti-malware program to have Php Ransomware deleted automatically. In fact, we believe that every single Windows user should have this program installed on their system because of the full-time protection it ensures. Note that if reliable security software is not protecting your system at all times, you are likely to face new infections again and again.
Remove Php Ransomware
- Delete the launcher .exe file, whose location and name are expected to be random.
- Delete every single copy of the RETURN FILES.txt file.
- Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan to check for leftovers.
In non-techie terms:
You must remove Php Ransomware from your operating system. There should be no question about that. Of course, if backups for the corrupted files do not exist, you might be struggling to make any moves. You might think that if you delete Php Ransomware, you will lose all chances of recovering your files, but the truth is that it is unlikely that you have any chances to begin with. Cyber criminals are in full control, and even though they might promise to give you a decryptor for a certain price, no one knows how they would act after you paid the ransom. We suggest that you do not waste your money. To delete the infection, you can either find the launcher file manually, or, better yet, you can employ anti-malware software that will eliminate all active threats and will ensure that they cannot attack in the future.