Do you know what File Security Protected Ransomware is?
File Security Protected Ransomware is another name of Fake WindowsUpdater Ransomware. Although this infection can have two different names, it acts the same in both cases. Specialists have managed to find out that this ransomware infection does not differ much from ransomware-type infections released some time ago. First, it uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm; second, it encrypts users’ files (e.g. documents, pictures, music, and videos); third, it demands a ransom. Luckily, its C&C server (http://ganedata.co.uk/ransomware/ransomware.php) is already dead, which shows that this infection might no longer be spread actively. Of course, cyber criminals might decide to renew its distribution one day, so do not be so sure that it cannot show up on your computer. It must be true that this has already happened if you are reading this article today. Do not worry; our specialists might not be able to help you decrypt your files, but they surely know how to delete File Security Protected Ransomware from the system and thus make sure that new files are not encrypted.
At the time of writing, File Security Protected Ransomware no longer encrypts files because its C&C server is already down; however, if it ever revives, you will find a bunch of your data having such filename extensions as .java, .jpeg, .jpg, .mda, .pdf, .psp, .wma, .xlm, .ziparc, .zix, .qme, and .PLB all encrypted. File Security Protected Ransomware targets hundreds of different filename extensions, but you will realize quickly which files have been affected because you could not open them and they will have a new extension .encrypted appended. No matter you have encountered a version encrypting files or not, you will definitely see a window opened on your Desktop. It will tell you that your files have been encrypted with the “strongest encryption and unique key” and now you need to purchase the private decryption key. It costs 0.02 BTC (~$25), and this amount of money has to be sent to the provided Bitcoin address 3BsyRz2sdvXcWRaycPoizEH5hAbDmWcpNE. There is no point in sending money to cyber criminals if your files have not been locked. In this case, you only need to remove this ransomware-type infection from your computer. To be frank, our specialists do not think that it is a very good idea to send money to cyber criminals even if you have found your data locked. They say that users might not even get the private key for unlocking their files after making a payment. On top of that, in their opinion, users should try to recover their files without the key first, for example, go to restore them from a backup. Either way, File Security Protected Ransomware needs to be deleted.
There is no doubt that File Security Protected Ransomware enters computers illegally. First, specialists have revealed that it might travel through spam emails and enter computers the second users open their attachments. Second, it might be spread via exploit kits. Last but not least, just like other ransomware infections, it can be dropped by a Trojan. We cannot tell you how File Security Protected Ransomware has shown up on your system, but we are sure that your PC is unprotected, i.e. a security application is not installed on your computer. If you have it, it must be true that it is not trustworthy because it has allowed ransomware to enter the system.
File Security Protected Ransomware will not apply any changes that are hard to undo, so you should not find it impossible to delete this infection. What you first need to do is to close the window opened by ransomware and then go to delete the malicious file launched. If it is too hard for you, and our manual removal guide does not help you at all, use an automatic malware remover.
Delete File Security Protected Ransomware
- Close the window opened by ransomware.
- Find and delete the malicious file you have launched recently (check %USERPROFILE%\Desktop and %USERPROFILE%\Downloads directories).
- Empty the Recycle bin.
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It is, of course, important to delete File Security Protected Ransomware from the system in order not to find new files encrypted, but it is definitely not less important to uninstall other infections active on the system. It will be extremely hard to find them all manually, so our specialists recommend performing a system scan with a reputable scanner. In case it really finds undesirable software, go to remove it immediately.