Hundreds of institutions, enterprises and regular web users all over the Internet have gotten attacked by the new Ransomware infection called Softdecrypt@firemail.cc Ransomware. This sophisticated cryptovirus can sneak inside any computer without showing any symptoms and can quickly encrypt all the data kept there with the help of a very strong file-encryption.
After the malicious encryption process completes, the malware generates a ransom-demanding message which asks the victims to pay a ransom in order to decrypt and access the affected data. Behind this nasty blackmailing scheme is a whole group of anonymous cyber criminals, who are only waiting to become richer when someone agrees to pay the ransom money. In order to increase their chances for illegal profits, the crooks usually make an offer to the victims to send them a test decryption of a file or two in order to prove that they possess a working decryption key, which can unlock the inaccessible files immediately. Then they ask for a specific amount of money for the full decryption key for the rest of the files. This common tactic aims only to make the victims issue a payment faster, without actually researching their alternatives. Sadly, it cannot guarantee that when the hackers receive the ransom payment they won’t “forget” to send the promised key and vanish forever. That’s why we don’t advise our readers to fall for this criminal scheme.
Instead, we suggest that they carefully research the possible alternatives that include avoiding the ransom payment, removing the Ransomware virus and restoring the data via other file-recovery solutions, such as the ones described in the removal guide below.
There is no doubt that the longer a Ransomware like Softdecrypt@firemail.cc remains on the computer, the worse things are likely to get. Such a cryptovirus can make your data utterly useless by placing an encryption to every new file that you create. Not to mention that it may infect and encrypt every device that you connect to the compromised computer. That’s why, if you want to be able to use your PC in the future, you have to remove the malware. The sad thing is that, even if you successfully remove Softdecrypt@firemail.cc, you cannot expect that your files would immediately get freed from the encryption. You may need to use either your own file backups to recover them or try out some file-recovery solutions, which may minimize your data loss. In the removal guide above, we have included some suggestions but it won’t harm if you also research other free decryptor tools or seek the assistance of a professional from your area in order to deal with the consequences of the attack.
Another thing that you should not neglect is the future protection of your system. Threats like Softdecrypt@firemail.cc could sneak inside again with the help of different malicious transmitters. One click on a misleading ad, fake link or an infected website could really cost you the encryption of your data. That’s why it is not a good idea to click on everything that you come across or to surf on shady websites, open spam messages, visit sketchy platforms and follow insecure links. You should also keep your PC safe with the help of a reliable antivirus software. Note that sometimes a Trojan might be used to sneak Ransomware inside a given computer and, trust us, nobody wants to deal with the consequences of a Trojan-Ransomware combination on their computer.
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