Ranscam Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Ranscam Ransomware is?

Ranscam Ransomware is another name for CryptoFinancial Ransomware. This malicious infection enters your computer because the people behind it want your money. Unlike keyloggers or Trojans, this program cannot really steal your financial information, but it is very effective in making the users give away their money themselves. Our advice is to keep your money to yourself and remove Ranscam Ransomware immediately. You have opened the right website because in this description we will tell you how to terminate this infection. All you have to do is read until the end (or just scroll to the bottom).

Usually, when we encounter ransomware programs, we expect them to encrypt your files and then demand a ransom payment for it. Sure enough, this infection demands you to pay too, but we are not so sure about the encryption on this one. When we dealt with CryptoFinancial Ransomware, we saw that the program did not encrypt the files on the affected computer at all. Instead, it just locked the screen and displayed the ransom note. According to the updated information by our research team, Ranscam Ransomware also just pretends to encrypt and hide your files.

Great, you might think, we have encountered an imposter that is easy to deal with. Unfortunately, the infection is not as docile as you might think. It is true that it does not have the power to encrypt your files, but it does something very simple and yet nevertheless terrifying: it deletes your files. Sounds terrible, does it not? However, we would like to point out that there is always a way to restore the deleted files because nothing is ever deleted for good. For that, you would just have to refer to a professional technician in possession of powerful recovery software. Or, if you have your files backed up in an external drive, it solves your problem immediately!

However, let us go back to the Ranscam Ransomware infection, shall we? It is not just about what this program does when it enters your system; it is how it spreads around that you should know, too. Ransomware programs usually travel via spam campaigns. Spam campaigns refer to massive amounts of spam email that get sent by cyber criminals with the intention to spread malware. Normally, we would expect such email messages to be filtered into our junk boxes, but sometimes these annoying mails seep through that filter and land in our main inboxes. How to recognize a spam message that distributes ransomware? They come with attachments you are urged to open. Some of them might even look like messages from reliable financial institutions! But keep it in mind that financial institutions NEVER ask you to open or download a file. Also, if you are not sure about the legitimacy of a message, you can always call back and ask whether your bank or your client sent something.

Our research team also says one very important thing: Paying ransom will not get the deleted files back. So that is obviously not one of your options. What options do you have, though? For starters, you can remove Ranscam Ransomware for good. You will find the manual removal instructions below this article, and when you are done with that, restore your files with data recovery software.

If you find it that manual removal is too much of a task for you, you can also delete Ranscam Ransomware with an automatic antispyware tool. In fact, that is something we would highly recommend because automatic malware removal is the most efficient way to deal with it. Not to mention, a computer security program can help you locate other potential threats you are bound to have on your computer.

Did you think that Ranscam Ransomware was really the only dangerous program on-board? The sad truth is that infections usually start with the small fry, like browser hijackers or adware, and then they “unexpectedly” grow into something bigger. If you are a responsible and savvy user, you must understand that your behavior online also influences your computer’s security, so please employ safe web browsing habits. A powerful computer security application may not be enough to protect your system if you still visit suspicious web pages and open corrupted files.

How to Remove Ranscam Ransomware

  1. Press Alt+F4 to close the notification window.
  2. Press Win+R and type %APPDATA% into the Open box. Click OK.
  3. Go to Roaming and delete the winstrsp.exe file.
  4. Press Win+R again and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
  5. Delete the winopen.exewinopen.exe from the directory.
  6. Remove the last opened file from your Downloads directory.
  7. Press Win+R and type %WINDIR% into the Open box. Hit Enter.
  8. Go to System32\Tasks\Update.
  9. Delete the WVGtpmEUlXdWVGtpmEUlXdhuSpCpqZGMuTRLhuSpCpqZGMuTRL task.
  10. Scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.

In non-techie terms:

Ranscam Ransomware is an annoying application that pretends to be a lot more dangerous than it really is. However, this ransomware program can still delete your files and it does not even offer any way to restore them. You have to take this matter into your hands by removing Ranscam Ransomware today. Your files can be restored by a recovery software application, and your computer’s security is far more important to just sit and do nothing. Get yourself a powerful antispyware program to delete this and other threats from your system.