Do you know what RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware is?
Ransomware infections are developed by cyber criminals to obtain users’ money, and they all act similarly. If you ever encounter RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware and it makes undesirable changes on your computer, it will not take long to find out that it is the one responsible for applying them because one of its distinctive features is the extension it appends to files. It renames and appends the .THBEC extension to those files it encrypts thus replacing original extensions these files have. Yes, it locks victims’ files so that it could extract money. What else you will notice is a screen-sized window with blue borders opened on your Desktop. If you are now sure that RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware is the infection you have encountered, you must delete it from the system ASAP. None of your files will be decrypted, but you could be sure that you will not discover new files encrypted on your system anytime soon. Of course, it does not mean that another malicious application cannot enter your computer after the RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware removal, so make sure that an antimalware tool is active and protects your system against harmful threats.
What you will notice in the first place if you encounter RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware is a window opened on your Desktop. It covers the entire screen and makes it impossible to access files and programs located on Desktop. Luckily, there is a way to close it – you just need to kill the malicious process representing the ransomware infection via Task Manager. Since RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware encrypts personal files (e.g. documents, music, and pictures) on affected computers, you will also soon find out that it is no longer possible to access the majority of files. As mentioned in the first paragraph, encrypted files are renamed and get a new extension, for example, your file file.jpg may turn into Encrypted2.THBEC. Unfortunately, nothing will change even if you remove the appended extension and rename your files back. The ransomware infection uses a strong encryption algorithm, so the only thing that can save your files is a private key that can unlock them. Cyber criminals are the ones who have it. You can purchase it from them for 349 USD, but if you ask us, we believe that it is the worst the victims of RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware can do. It is because there are no guarantees that you will receive the decryption tool even if you send money. Also, malware researchers have noticed that this infection is decryptable. It might be extremely difficult for an ordinary user to decrypt affected files manually, so we suggest that you wait until an automated decryptor is released. We hope this will happen soon. Alternatively, you can easily restore your files if you have a backup with those affected files.RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware screenshot
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The successful entrance of RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware clearly shows that your computer is not protected against malicious software enough. Most probably, you do not even have security software installed on it, or the one you use is outdated/untrustworthy. Usually, ransomware infections are distributed via spam emails. They tend to travel as attachments, but specialists also want to emphasize that they might be dropped on the system if a user clicks on the malicious link an email body contains. Also, you cannot use RDP connections with weak credentials because they might be hacked and malware might be dropped on your PC without your knowledge. Last but not least, you will stay safe only if you stop downloading software from random P2P websites – there are hundreds of legitimate-looking websites that promote malicious software.
If you have discovered RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware on your PC, take action immediately. You cannot keep a single component of malware on your computer if you do not want a threat you have encountered to revive. We know better than anyone else that it might be extremely complicated to erase malicious software. This is the reason we have prepared the removal guide for you. Find it below.
Delete RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
- Open Task Manager.
- Locate the malicious process.
- Kill it.
- Close Task Manager.
- Remove the malicious file opened.
- Empty Trash.
In non-techie terms:
RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware is a malicious application you would not want to encounter. As research has shown, it locks personal files on affected computers mercilessly. There is no doubt that it has been programmed to encrypt users’ data so cyber criminals behind it could obtain money from users easier. You should not send a cent to crooks. Since the ransomware infection is decryptable, it is only a question of time when free decryption software will be released. Alternatively, you can retrieve those locked files from a backup. Do not forget to get rid of this infection first.