The developer of Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware plays no games. This malicious threat is very strong and it is designed to force you to your knees. According to the latest information is this insidious Ransomware able to encrypt almost 1300 different file types. In fact, only the following file types are excluded:.,. bin, .com, .dll, .dlm,. exe, .frozen, .ico, .ini,. link, .locked, manifest, .ngr, .purge, .sys, .prx, .temp and. tmp. Obviously, this threat system files avoids because’s rigid would like to keep your operating system. As soon as she finished the encryption of personal files, such as photos, documents and archives, it presents you instructions that you supposedly have to follow to obtain the decryption key. Unfortunately, it is not known whether this code even exist or whether the cybercriminals would provide them at all, even if you would meet all their demands. Understandably most users do not hurry to remove Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware until they have their files back.
According to our malware analysts, the Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware is a new variant of the infamous Fantom Ransomware, we have only reviewed a few weeks ago. Just like its predecessor, the malicious infection used spam emails to spread itself. A forged document is appended to a damaged spam E-mail, and the malicious file stub.exe is running by opening it. Our research has shown that this file in the % AppData % directory will be placed. One more thing, that shares the Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware with Fantom, is that she is a fake Windows update screen used to distract you. If your screen is blue and the message “Configuring critical Windows updates” (“critical Windows configures updates”) appears, you should expect a Ransomware attack. Unfortunately, this screen is pretty convincing and this gives the malicious Ransomware time to encrypt your files. At the same time, the infection creates the READ_ME file!. HTA in any target folders or subfolders. These include APPDATA, application data, intel, Microsoft, nvidia, ProgramData, ProgramFiles, program files, RECYCLER and Recycle.Bin, RECYCLE. AM, TEMP, program files x 86 and Windows.
According to our researchers, the Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware probably uses the encryption algorithm RSA-2048 to encrypt your personal files. The damaged files have the extension “.locked”, and they will be renamed using base64 (for example picture.jpg could become “UkVBRF9NRSEuaHRh.locked”). This makes it difficult to find out which files have been encrypted the ransomware. Once the attack is complete, access to the desktop is activated. It doesn’t take long, until one realizes, that something does not run correctly, because your regular desktop background will constitute a notification created by the cyber criminals. Here is the excerpt.
The READ_ME file!. HTA you can provide more information about the attack. If you can not open this file, give her a new name with the file extension “.html”. After that, you will have no problems to see the news through your Web browser. According to this message, the developer of Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware are willing to sell you the decryption code. You are prompted to send an email to the specified address and to indicate the specified ID number. After that you should receive within 2 hours a response regarding the payment. It is very likely that you will be prompted to pay the ransom in Bitcoins by using an anonymous payment system. A disclaimer in the message warns you that you only have a week time, to become active, and that the price for the decryption key will increase the longer you wait. Now, we can not promise that you the decryption code ransom be obtained through payment, which is why we don’t can recommend to follow the instructions. You yourself must find out whether you want to take the risk.
It should be obvious that it is important to delete the Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware. According to our research, it is likely that the infection themselves away, but we add instructions that show how to eliminate the malicious file.stub.exe. Of course, you must also file READ_ME!. HTA in each delete folders and subfolders by it is. After you have cleaned the Ransomware, it is extremely important that you scan your PC with a legitimate malware scanner, make sure that you haven’t overlooked any remnants or other dangerous threats. They should even think of what is, if you have protected your operating system, you would not have had to deal with malware. If you understand this, you ensure that you install a reliable anti malware software as quickly as possible.
Remove the Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware
- At the same time, tap the key Win + E to start the Explorer .
- Type % APPDATA % into the address bar and type enter.
- Right click and delete you the malicious file named stub.exe (note that the name may be different).
- Delete You now copy of the file READ_ME!. HTA.
- Install You a trusted malware scanner, to after remains to find.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware.
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Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware Behavior
- Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware Connects to the internet without your permission
- Integrates into the web browser via the Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware browser extension
- Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
- Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
- Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware Deactivates Installed Security Software.
- Common Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware behavior and some other text emplaining som info related to behavior
- Slows internet connection
- Steals or uses your Confidential Data
- Changes user's homepage
- Installs itself without permissions
- Redirect your browser to infected pages.
Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware effected Windows OS versions
- Windows 1021%
- Windows 843%
- Windows 723%
- Windows Vista7%
- Windows XP6%
Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware Geography
Eliminate Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware from Windows
Delete Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware from Windows XP:
- Click on Start to open the menu.
- Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Choose and remove the unwanted program.
Remove Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware from your Windows 7 and Vista:
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the unwanted app and pick Uninstall.
Erase Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware from Windows 8 and 8.1:
- Right-click on the lower-left corner and select Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program and right-click on the unwanted app.
- Click Uninstall .
Delete Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware from Your Browsers
Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware Removal from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
- Go to Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
- Click Close and select OK.
- Go back to the Gear icon, pick Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions, and delete unwanted extensions.
- Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search engine
Erase Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox
- Enter „about:addons“ into the URL field.
- Go to Extensions and delete suspicious browser extensions
- Click on the menu, click the question mark and open Firefox Help. Click on the Refresh Firefox button and select Refresh Firefox to confirm.
Terminate Restore@protonmail.ch Ransomware from Chrome
- Type in „chrome://extensions“ into the URL field and tap Enter.
- Terminate unreliable browser extensions
- Restart Google Chrome.
- Open Chrome menu, click Settings → Show advanced settings, select Reset browser settings, and click Reset (optional).