Ransomware

DeathRansom Virus


This page aims to help you remove the DeathRansom Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any DeathRansom file can be recovered.

DeathRansom

DeathRansom is a Ransomware-based infection that restricts users from accessing their data and requests a ransom. To do this, DeathRansom utilizes file encryption which makes digital data unavailable without a decryption key.

DeathRansom

The DeathRansom Virus will leave this message in a read_me.txt file.

Ransomware is becoming an ever-increasing problem, but if more and more users are armed with the correct knowledge regarding this type of malware, it will ultimately become powerless. For this reason, in order to gain a better understanding of what DeathRansom is, we suggest reading through the following few paragraphs. We should note that the ransomware victims will find a helpful removal guide at the bottom of the article that will help them locate and remove the dreaded virus once and for all. The guide also contains instructions that can help you recover at least some of the affected files.

The DeathRansom virus

The DeathRansom virus is a Ransomware infection that infects computers using stealth and encrypts digital data stored on them. Immediately after the attack, the DeathRansom virus shows a ransom-demanding message on the computer of the victims and requests a ransom payment to liberate the encrypted files.

Such viruses (Kodg, Mbed) will scan your system for certain files, after which they will start creating encrypted copies of those files. The encrypted copies will essentially be made inaccessible to anyone without a special code for decryption – the one that the hackers promise to send you after paying the ransom. At the same time, the originals will be removed and a scary ransom-demanding message will get displayed on the screen. It will provide instructions on how to transfer the ransom money for the decryption code and will typically set a deadline, after which the victims will be forced to pay a doubled ransom sum.

No one is immune to such attacks as the hackers typically distribute the ransomware via mass spam campaigns and hide it in different online places from where users can download them without realizing it. Malicious email attachments and malvertisements are among the leading transmitters of infections like DeathRansom, followed by torrents and infected websites. Using a healthy dose of common sense while browsing the web, however, will help prevent the vast majority of such infections and will greatly decrease the risk of becoming a Ransomware victim.

The DeathRansom file encryption

The DeathRansom file encryption is a stealth operation intended to encrypt digital data and keep it locked until a ransom is paid. Only a special decryption key can decrypt the DeathRansom file encryption but that key is kept by the hackers who demand a ransom for it.

As far as dealing with DeathRansom is concerned, we can’t tell you the best solution may be as each and every case is very specific. Still, if you don’t want to pay a ransom to some cybercriminals, we suggest that you head over to the removal guide below. It will help you detect and safely remove the ransomware from your system which is crucial if you want to be able to use your computer normally. Once you’ve successfully removed DeathRansom, you can check the filer-recovery section of the guide and give a try to the steps there to potentially get back some of your encrypted information. If that doesn’t work, remember that there are other solutions out there, such as advanced decryptor tools that are currently being developed. Therefore, don’t rush with the ransom payment, and explore all other choices as there is no assurance that once you give your money to the hackers, the latter will immediately give you the decryption code for your files.

SUMMARY:

Name DeathRansom
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove DeathRansom Ransomware


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt DeathRansom files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


2 Comments

  • PLESE HELP sir, my name is nitesh i m student from India, and this deathranson virus attack on my home computer and my old data and all file and my family images is currupted not open , show eror. PLEASE HELP ME ….SIR I WANT MY DATA

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