Do you know what '.dian File Extension' Ransomware is?
There is a reason why specialists call '.dian File Extension' Ransomware the way they do – it appends a new filename extension .dian to users’ personal files thus encrypting them right after the successful entrance. Yes, this infection is one of those crypto-threats trying to obtain money from users by locking their videos, pictures, music, and other personal files. We know that you need your files back, but we also know that cyber criminals might not send you the key to decrypt these locked files even if you pay a ransom required, so we cannot let you send money to cyber crooks behind '.dian File Extension' Ransomware. No matter you decide to purchase the decryption tool or not, you cannot keep a ransomware infection active on your computer because it might encrypt even more files it finds stored on your system if you accidentally launch it again. It is usually enough to double-click on a malicious file, aka the launcher, to activate it. Since '.dian File Extension' Ransomware does not copy itself to other folders, does not create new registry keys, and does not make other major modifications, you should not find its removal complicated at all – we are going to talk about the removal procedure in detail in the final paragraph of this article.
'.dian File Extension' Ransomware does not differ much from older ransomware infections even though it has been developed and detected recently. It also encrypts users’ personal files right after the successful entrance. Cyber criminals know that users value their personal files and do not want them to lose, so they release such threats as '.dian File Extension' Ransomware to corrupt them. Then, users are told that they can buy a special tool to fix those files. '.dian File Extension' Ransomware is no exception. It also drops a ransom note that informs users why they cannot access their files (“Your files have been crypted with AES-256 method”) and what they can do to get them back (“If you want decrypt your data, write to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org”). Unlike some other ransomware infections, '.dian File Extension' Ransomware does not drop a ransom note with the exact price indicated, but there is basically no doubt that you will be told how much to transfer to cyber criminals if you contact them by the provided email. You can send one file to get it decrypted for free (“For decryption test you can send 1 file less 2mb”), but you should not buy the decryption tool they claim to have because you might not get it from them. Do not waste your time trying to get your money back in such a case because we are sure that cyber criminals will keep it no matter what you do.'.dian File Extension' Ransomware screenshot
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We have to admit that it is hard to say how '.dian File Extension' Ransomware has entered your computer because it is not a prevalent infection yet. Ransomware infections are quite sneaky threats, but they are usually spread using two methods, specialists say: 1) they are spread via spam emails and enter computers when users open malicious attachments or click on malicious links found inside these emails; 2) they might be placed on dubious pages masqueraded as harmless software. Other distribution methods might be used too, so we cannot tell you how it has slithered onto the computer in your case. We are only sure for one thing – you should acquire a security application and install it on your PC so that you would not encounter a new ransomware infection ever again.
You cannot remove .dian from your files to unlock them. Unfortunately, they will not be unlocked when you delete the ransomware infection fully from your computer too. Of course, it does not mean that you can let this infection stay. What you need to do to delete it is to remove the ransom note ReadMeNOW.txt and all suspicious recently downloaded files so that the ransomware launcher would disappear from the system. You can use our manual removal guide to take care of this infection, but if it is not enough, use an automated malware remover to perform a full system scan.
How to delete '.dian File Extension' Ransomware
- Press Win+E.
- Open %USERPROFILE%\Desktop and %USERPROFILE%\Downloads (type the directory you want to open in the URL bar of the Windows Explorer and press Enter).
- Delete all suspicious files.
- Remove the ransom note ReadMeNOW.txt dropped by '.dian File Extension' Ransomware.
- Empty Recycle bin.
In non-techie terms:
'.dian File Extension' Ransomware cannot be called a sophisticated threat, but it is still a harmful infection because it is capable of encrypting users’ personal data. Speaking specifically, it encrypts pictures, documents, and other important files, so we are sure you would not want to discover it on your computer. Ransomware infections can enter computers easily if the system is unprotected, so if you do not want to become one of the victims of '.dian File Extension' Ransomware or another similar infection, enable security software on your PC and be more cautious starting today.