Do you know what Eylamo Ransomware is?
Eylamo Ransomware has not entered your system to act as beneficial software. The only purpose ransomware infections have is obtaining money from users. Technically, they do not try to steal money from them. Users are the only ones who do the entire job, i.e. send money for the developer of the ransomware infection. They make a payment to them not just because cyber crooks ask them. Instead, they pay money seeking to get files back. A number of ransomware infections encrypt users’ files so that they could get money from users easier. After the infiltration of Eylamo Ransomware, you should find your files locked as well. It does not mean that you should hurry to send money to malicious software developers after finding your files encrypted. To be frank, our specialists do not even recommend paying a ransom because there are no guarantees that you could access your files after sending the money required. Because of this, you should delete Eylamo Ransomware from your system to protect new files and use the computer without fear again instead of transferring money to malicious software developers. Paying money is a bad idea not only because you might be left both without your money and files, but also because, by doing that, you will support cyber criminals and, as a consequence, they will not see a single reason why they should stop developing bad software.
The entrance of a ransomware infection brings a bunch of problems, so we should analyze how they are usually distributed first so that it would be considerably easier to prevent these infections from entering the system. It is not easy to talk about the dissemination of Eylamo Ransomware because it is not yet popular and its infection rate is still quite small, but, according to our experienced specialists, there must be two distribution methods used mainly. First, it should be spread via spam email campaigns. That is, this infection might travel inside spam emails as an attachment. Also, users might find a malicious link in a received spam email and start the automatic download of the ransomware infection by opening it. Second, cyber criminals often promote ransomware infections as decent software on third-party pages expecting that users will download this piece of software and, consequently, will infect their computers with ransomware. These are two the most commonly adopted methods, but we suspect that this threat might be spread differently as well. For example, it might be downloaded by another malicious application active on a user’s computer. Without a doubt, users find out about the entrance of malware only when they discover a bunch of their personal files encrypted.
As you should know by now, Eylamo Ransomware is a crypto-threat which enters computers to lock users’ files so that it could then demand a ransom. You can be sure that this infection is the reason you cannot open your files if they have all received a new extension .lamo, e.g. myfavoritesong.mp3.lamo. The new extension appended to personal files is not the only thing you will notice. After the entrance of this threat and the encryption of files, you will also find a new file READ_IT.txt with a ransom note on Desktop. It will tell you to send “BTC or kebab to get decryption passcode.” Even though the Bitcoin address can be found inside this file, no payment instructions are provided to users. Also, the size of the ransom is unknown either. Therefore, it is better to leave files as they are or try to decrypt them using alternative methods, e.g. recover those encrypted files from a backup.
Do not let Eylamo Ransomware stay even if it has already encrypted your files and it seems that it cannot do anything worse. It is because keeping it active might result in a number of problems and more encrypted files. It is always easier to delete such sophisticated computer infections as ransomware automatically because it is easy to overlook some important components and, consequently, leave a ransomware infection working on the system. Of course, we do not say that you are not allowed to take care of it manually. What you will have to do to manually delete this infection is to find and erase all suspicious files from such important directories as %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %TEMP%, and %APPDATA%. Additionally, you will have to delete READ_IT.txt from Desktop if it has already been dropped by Eylamo Ransomware.
Delete Eylamo Ransomware
- Tap Win+E.
- Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files from %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %TEMP%, %APPDATA%, and %USERPROFILE%\Desktop.
- Remove READ_IT.txt from Desktop.
- Empty the Trash bin.
In non-techie terms:
Your computer might contain other untrustworthy applications. In fact, these threats might even be responsible for dropping Eylamo Ransomware on your computer, so it is not enough to delete this ransomware infection. In the opinion of our security specialists, you should find erase all other active infections from your system as well. We do not say that they are necessarily working in the background, but it would still be smart to perform a full system scan. If your scanner finds active infections, eliminate them all without further consideration.