Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victims files, sometimes temporarily, and demands a ransom to restore it. The current threat is also getting particularly nasty, some ransomware even changing the displayed message. In addition to encrypting files, these worms install keyloggers and install a back door, allowing them to take complete control over the infected machine and decrypt any files on it.
You will be required to pay some amount of money to the criminals to get them to uninstall this threat and restore your files. Remember that encryption is something the user has no option to prevent. There is nothing that can be done, which means that you have to pay them money. There is no grey area with this because once you are infected, you can’t get out. So think twice before giving someone money in exchange for removing malware that is ready to take over your computer.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a form of computer infection, usually installed on a victim’s computer when he or she is at work. These malware and worms require a payment to be removed from the victim’s computer. It often does not allow the user to regain access to his computer unless a payment is made before they are uninstalled. Those that use PayPal and websites such as Credit and Debit Card MasterCard and Visa will have their payments blocked if they are infected with the malware.
Most users don’t really know what ransomware is, so let’s explain how it works, there are also systems online that explain how ransomware works, . When a victim downloads an executable file from a malicious website, they are run, encrypted, and then executed. If the computer has been infected, they encrypt it and then “ransomise” it by requesting a payment in the form of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc.) for the encryption key to be removed. These software programs are encrypted, preventing the user from decrypting the files. The latest ransomware is becoming nastier, and some even can upload their own files in the main folder of the computer, so that users will have to re-extract them from the folder, but still get the encrypted files back once the malware is removed. So if you have been victimized by malware, please think twice before paying these criminals.
How to remove ransomware
If your machine is infected with a trojan, you will need to delete it from the computer by following this guide. For most infections, if you can restore files that have been encrypted you should then be able to remove the malware using the guide below. For Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, please remember to Run as Administrator first to make sure you are fully protected.
Ransomware is not uncommon and is an unfortunate aspect of today’s technology. There are a number of ways to remove ransomware infection, but they are not always so easy to do. Here are the different types of ransomware you will encounter.
1. Trojan Trojan – This type of malicious software is found on so many websites. This program will ask for a ransom before you can access your files. It also has keyloggers and other malware that can access your files when your system is not operating normally. Trojan worms are used to gain access to your computers so that they can install themselves on your computer.