Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Ransomware is? Ransomware is a ransomware program, as it is obvious from the title alone. Ransomware program is a type of malicious infection that slithers into the target system unexpectedly and then encrypts most of the files using a particular encryption method. Then the program holds your data hostage, demanding a ransom fee. Unless users pay the fee, they are not able to get their files back because only a handful of ransomware programs can have their own decryption tools. Nevertheless, you can remove Ransomware from your computer by following the instructions below.

This program comes from a group of ransomware applications that usually spread via spam email messages. Our research shows that Ransomware is similar to Redshitline Ransomware, so you can expect similar behavioral patterns from this infection. Also, considering that this program usually comes in spam email attachments, it is also possible to avoid the infection. As long as you refrain from opening files received from unknown people, it should lower the chances of getting infected. What’s more, sometimes ransomware spreads through malicious website exploits as well. This means that you should be careful of random pop-ups that appear on the websites you visit. Especially if these pop-ups are full of Flash features.

Whichever the distribution vector this program may use, the bottom line is that you have been infected with this program, and now you have to fight it. Unfortunately, we have not come across a decryption tool that would help you restore your files. When this program enters your computer, it automatically encrypts your files using the RSA-2048 encryption key. It is a relatively slow algorithm, but it is so hard to decode that the encryption itself is known as the RSA problem. The point is that this encryption method uses two keys to encrypt and decrypt the message. A public key is used to encrypt the message, but only someone with the private key can decrypt it. As you can probably tell, the ones with the private key that unlocks all of your affected files are the cyber criminals who created Ransomware Removal Ransomware screenshot
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In order to get that key, you will have to send one of the encrypted files to the criminals. Upon the encryption, you see a message on your screen that says you have to send a sample of an encrypted file to or to You have probably noticed that all of the affected files are marked with a particular ID (for example, This ID is unique in each affected computer, and this is how the people who created this infection know that the emails they receive really come from the infected users.

Supposedly, once the infection has been confirmed, you should get more instructions on what to do next. Obviously, you would be given a link, most probably on the Tor network that would instruct you how to transfer the ransom payment. However, it would be wise to refrain from paying the ransom because this program cannot guarantee that your files would be decrypted eventually. Ransomware applications often experience communication discrepancies with its command and control center, and it would not be surprising if you did not receive a decryption key even if you pay.

You need to remove Ransomware from your computer to restore your files from a backup. If you plug in the backup device while the infection is still on your computer, there is a chance that the files in the backup drive will be encrypted, too. Thus, follow the instructions provided below to terminate this infection.

The instructions might seem slightly complicated because the ransomware program does not have definite files. The file names are random and differ in each infected system. Therefore, you need to be very attentive and terminate each and every file carefully. If you think that this is too much of a task for you, you can acquire a licensed antispyware application that would delete Ransomware for you automatically. Unfortunately, that would not bring your files back, but you have to do everything in your power to prevent such a mishap from occurring again. For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Delete Ransomware

  1. Press Win+R and type %ALLUSERSPROFILE%. Click OK and go to Microsoft.
  2. Navigate to Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
  3. Locate and delete a random-name .exe. file.
  4. Press Win+R once more and enter %AppData% into the Open box.
  5. Press Enter and go to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
  6. Find and delete a random-name .exe file.
  7. Use the Run command (Win+R) to locate and delete random-name .exe files in the following directories:
  8. Press Win+R and enter regedit into the Open box. Click OK.
  9. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
  10. Right-click the Wallpaper string value on the right pane and choose Modify.
  11. Delete the value data and click OK.
  12. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers.
  13. Right-click the BackgroundHistoryPath0 string value on the right pane.
  14. Delete the value data and click OK.
  15. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  16. Right-click the random-name string value with the value data C:\Windows\System32\*.exe.
  17. Delete it and look for e a string value with the value data C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming.*exe.
  18. Right-click the value and delete it. Exit the Registry Editor.

In non-techie terms: Ransomware is an extremely annoying program that will try to turn your life into hell. You should not succumb to this terror. Be a responsible user and restore all of your files from a backup (if you have one). Then get yourself a reliable antispyware tool and terminate this program for good. Also, keep in mind that you should be careful about opening unfamiliar websites or email attachments because it would not be long before you get infected with a similar program again. Make sure you protect your PC from harm!