Random6 Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Random6 Ransomware is?

Random6 Ransomware can encrypt many of the files stored on your PC and then demand you pay a ransom to recover them. It is plain to see that its developers are practicing a form of cyber extortion and this does not sit well with the cyber security industry. Without a doubt, this application is highly malicious as it can render your files useless. However, you must not cave to the pressure from the criminals and pay the ransom because it will only encourage them to create more similar applications. You should remove it but, before you do, you may want to find out more about it.

If this ransomware were to infect your PC, then it will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm, though, the particular encryption algorithm used is not yet known. And, there is no telling whether the cyber security industry will be able to come up with a free decryption tool. It is evident that this application generates a public encryption key and a private decryption key. The public key is stored locally while the decryption key is sent to this ransomware’s server.

Our malware researchers say that Random6 Ransomware appends the file extensions of the encrypted files with a random 6-character file extension as well as randomizes the file name. As a result, you cannot tell which file in which but, regardless, you cannot access the contents of the files either way. This ransomware was set to encrypt many file types in nearly all of the folders on your PC. It targets documents, images, videos, and audio files to encrypt as many of your valuable files as possible to compel you to pay the ransom.Random6 Ransomware Removal GuideRandom6 Ransomware screenshot
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Once the encryption is complete, Random6 Ransomware will drop a ransom note that is named RESTORE.{random characters}-Files.txt. This note contains instructions on how to pay the ransom. You have to contact the cyber crooks via the provided Filesrestore@tutanota.com email address or via Bitmsg.me if you do not receive an email reply. If you use Bitmsg.me, then you have to send a message to BM-NBazWh9xNVf2SgmvLv8pc3Uc9CCXtXMu. When contacting the crooks, you have to include your email address as well as the unique user ID included in the ransom note. Then, you will get the Bitcoin wallet address as well as the specific sum of money you have to send in order to get the decryption key to recover your files. However, we want to inform you that you may not get the decryption key once you have paid as the cyber criminals might not send it to you.

Researchers say that Random6 Ransomware can be disseminated through malicious emails that are disguised as legitimate as they can masquerade as tax return forms, receipts, and so on. The ransomware is included as a file attachment that can be disguised as a PDF file. However, if you take note of the last file extension, you will see that it is an executable. If you open the file, then your PC will become infected with this ransomware. Also, researchers say that it is likely that this ransomware is also distributed using malicious software installers that inject this ransomware into your computer secretly while installing third-party software.

In closing, Random6 Ransomware is a typical ransomware-type infection that is set to encrypt your files. However, paying the criminals for a decryption key may be pointless as they may not keep their word and send it to you. If you want to remove this infection, we suggest using SpyHunter’s free scanner to detect the location of this ransomware and then go to its location and delete it manually. The details are in the guide below.

How to delete Random6 Ransomware

  1. Visit http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph
  2. Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe and install it.
  3. Run it.
  4. Click Scan Computer Now!
  5. Copy the file path of the malware from the scan results.
  6. Press Win+E keys.
  7. Type the file path of the malware in File Explorer’s address box.
  8. Press Enter.
  9. Locate and right-click the malicious file and click Delete.
  10. Empty the Recycle Bin.

In non-techie terms:

Random6 Ransomware is a highly malicious computer infection designed to encrypt your files and, thus, prevent you from accessing their contents. Its creators want you to pay money to recover them, but you should be wary as they can trick you and not give you the decryption key once you have paid. Therefore, you ought to remove it using the guide presented above.