If you are reading this article we can only assume that you have fallen victim to LeChiffre Virus. This is a computer threat of the Ransomware variety. All the typical signs are present – you have found that most of your personal files cannot be opened, have a strange extension and there is an explanatory/warning message on your desktop or some other easily accessible place, informing you that your files have been encrypted and you need to pay a certain amount of money to get them back.
Unfortunately it would hardly come as a surprise that you are in big trouble, ransomware applications are a recurring theme in the last 5 or 6 years but that doesn’t make them any less devastating and feared. Quite on the contrary, this has turned into a multimillion dollar extortion industry. But don’t lose hope, there are things to be done and we will try to provide the platform for you to get your files back, but first you need to understand what you will be dealing with and how to remove it before attempting to rescue your encrypted information.
The LeChiffre Virus
If you had found yourself with your desktop screen locked away by some porn image or embarrassing message and unable to access your computer unless you send a text message to a phone number, surely with premium taxing involved, you might had been better off than where you’re standing currently. The reason for this – that’s a type of Ransomware that is not really encrypting your files but simply relying on scare tactics and shock to make victims pay.
Unfortunately LeChiffre Virus is the real “encrypting your files for real” deal. An encryption key has been used to make your files inaccessible and your options are quite limited. You either hope that the sizeable online community working to crack such encryption finds a way, or you pay the ransom and hope the criminals keep their word and send you the exact decryption key you need.
Of course you can also try our method, while there are no way to guarantee it would work, we can promise you that if you follow our instructions you would not make your situation any worse.
What if I pay the ransom?
For anybody in your position this is a completely viable question. Truth is there’s no definitive answer whether you should pay up and hope for the best or refuse to do it and try everything possible to deal with this issue on your own.
Our own advice would be to resort to paying the ransom only as a last possible solution after you’ve dried up all other possible methods first, and only if you really, really need your files back.
Our reasoning – first and foremost there are no guarantees or assurances that might possibly ensure the positive outcome for you if you pay the demanded money. You might receive a decryption key but it is even more likely that you will get scammed and lose not only your files but some money in the process as well. Secondly, you wouldn’t want to be associated in any way with supporting cyber terrorism. Because that is what you are dealing with. These people are cyber criminals and by paying them money you only encourage them to continue in their foul ways.
Remove LeChiffre Ransomware
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.