Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Ransomware is?

If your files cannot be opened and have a unique extension called .id-{random characters}.[].xxxxx, your device was most likely infected by a threat known as Ransomware. This malicious application is a new version of Crysis Ransomware, which is why there are some similarities between them. For example, the window displaying the malware’s ransom note should look more or less the same as the one Crysis Ransomware used to show. For more details about this threat, we encourage you to read the rest of our report. Should you choose to erase Ransomware, we can offer our removal guide available below the main text. Also, if you have more questions about the malware or its deletion, feel free to leave us a message at the end of this page.

Firstly, you should know that Ransomware could enter the system through malicious email attachments, software installers, or other data downloaded from unreliable web pages or Spam emails. If you ever interact with such material, we highly recommend scanning it with a reliable antimalware tool first. Taking this extra precaution could help you avoid opening malicious data accidentally, which might be more complicated than you could expect. As you see, cybercriminals are capable of disguising installers of their created threats. To be more precise, such data could be made to look like harmless text documents, pictures, setup files, updates, and so on. Thus, the only way to avoid malicious applications like Ransomware is to be extra careful while surfing the Internet.

Unfortunately, the malware can encrypt various personal files, for example, text documents, photographs, archives, and so on. Such data is not entirely ruined, but to restore it, the user has to have a special decryptor and a unique decryption key. The problem is that if anyone has these means it would be the malware’s developers and they want to be paid for providing them. Such an offer should be mentioned in Ransomware’s ransom note that should appear after the malicious application finishes encrypting a victim’s files. Besides, even though cybercriminals may offer to decrypt one file free of charge as a guarantee, it does not prove the hackers will deliver the promised decryption means after the user pays a ransom. In other words, there is a possibility you could get Ransomware Removal Ransomware screenshot
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If you decide not to pay a ransom and delete the malware, we advise checking the removal guide available below this paragraph. It will explain how to eliminate Ransomware manually. The task should not be too difficult, but if you do find it challenging, we recommend using a reliable antimalware tool instead. Scan your system with it and then press the provided deletion button to eliminate all detections at the same time.

Erase Ransomware

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager and check the Processes tab.
  3. Locate a process belonging to the malware.
  4. Choose the process and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows Key+E.
  7. Navigate to the suggested paths:
  8. Find a malicious file (opened when the device got infected), right-click the malicious file and select Delete.
  9. Exit File Explorer.
  10. Empty Recycle bin.
  11. Restart the computer.

In non-techie terms: Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts various personal files. The malware is programmed to do so to make it impossible for victims to use their data. As you see, the threat’s creators expect to receive money from those who have no ways to decrypt their data themselves. In exchange, the cybercriminals ought to offer decryption tools. What you should know is that there are no guarantees the hackers will have such tools forever or that they will send them as promised once you make payment. What we mean to say is that trusting the malware’s developers could end up hazardously. If you decide it is best to ignore the ransom note and eliminate the threat, you could use the removal guide available above or a legitimate antimalware tool of your preference. After the system is clean, it should be safe to transfer backup copies that you could keep on removable media devices, cloud storage, etc.