Ransomware or cryptovirus is a malicious program that blocks access to data by encrypting the victim’s media. It then presents the user with a message, asking for money (usually via a digital currency such as Bitcoin). Unless the victim pays, the data will remain permanently encrypted.
Ransomware is installed on your system when you open an infected file or email attachments. Executables (.exe extension on Windows computers), or files with some sort of execution method, are the most susceptible. For example a Word document (.doc or .docx) may run a macro that allows the cryptovirus to start its process.
Examples of ransomware include the following and their variants:
Cryptowall 4.0 Ransomware
CTB Locker Ransomware
Merry X-Mas Ransomware
The good news is that some ransomware programs use outdated encryption, some of the encryption techniques have been broken, and some keys and source code have been recovered (often after the creator is arrested) enabling decryption. However, in many cases, ransomware encryption is unbreakable.
If your computer is infected with ransomware, Datarecovery.com can help you restore the affected data. As one of the world’s top data recovery companies, we can assist malware victims in several ways.
Determine Recoverability – In many instances, data is recoverable via an alternative method. Our engineers will assess your unique situation to determine the safest and most cost-effective option for restoring your important files.
Data Decryption – We can determine whether a decryption key exists for your ransomware infection or if one can be created. If decryption is feasible, we can perform the process safely, returning your systems to a functional state.
What should I do?: Call us and talk your problem through with us on 96606866