Do you know what Flyper Ransomware is?
One single click might help Flyper Ransomware corrupt your personal files. This infection can be hidden behind a regular-looking attachment added to a spam email. If you click this attachment to open it, the malicious ransomware can be unleashed without any warning. If it is executed successfully, this threat will silently scan through your computer to detect and encrypt your personal files, after which, all of them will have the “.flyper” extension attached to them. According to the research conducted by our team, this infection uses the RSA 2048 encryption algorithm to corrupt your files. A decryption key should be created simultaneously, but cyber criminals need to keep this key out of your sight to convince you to pay a ransom, a sum of money requested in return of a decryption key. Unfortunately, some users rush to pay this ransom without thinking things through. If you want to learn everything about the ransom and the removal of Flyper Ransomware, you need to continue reading.Flyper Ransomware screenshot
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Your pictures, audio files, documents, and other types of personal files can be encrypted by Flyper Ransomware. After the encryption is complete, this infection replaces your Desktop wallpaper to represent the message “YOU HAVE BEEN HACKED!” Additionally, this ransomware creates a TXT file called “instruction.txt”, and it is most likely to be placed on the Desktop. Here are a few excerpts from this intimidating notification.
We present a decrypter software which allows to decrypt and return control to all your encrypted files. We accept a payment with Bitcoin, there are many methods to get them.
To get KEY and Decrypter Program:
1)Send 0.5 BTC bitcoins to this address with Description your PC Computer Name.
2)Contact me by email to get your key
According to the notification, the files corrupted by Flyper Ransomware can be decrypted using some kind of a decryption tool. To get this tool – according to the message – you need to purchase 0.5 BTC, which is around 304 USD, and send this virtual amount of money to a specific Bitcoin Address. Once the transaction is processed, you are required to email cyber criminals at email@example.com to get the decryption key. Unfortunately, because a third-party decryptor does not exist, this is literally your only option, and that is very scary. It is scary because there is absolutely no guarantee that cyber criminals will give you a decryption key/decryption tool after you make the payment. They do not have any responsibility for their actions because there are no consequences for their misbehavior. In the worst case scenario, you will lose your money, as well as your personal files. Obviously, if you do not get what is promised, you might want to contact cyber criminals again. Whenever you contact them, use a new email address to avoid having your main inbox flooded with corrupted spam emails in the future.
If your operating system was successfully attacked by Flyper Ransomware, you are in a tough situation. As mentioned previously, a third-party decryptor that would be able to decipher the encryption key does not exist, which means that the only way to get the decryption key is by following the demands of cyber criminals. Unfortunately, they cannot be trusted, and it is unknown whether or not they would keep their promise to help you free your files. At the end of it all, you need to delete Flyper Ransomware, and that is the easy part. All that you really need to do is delete the malicious launcher, get rid of the TXT file, and replace the wallpaper. Although manual removal is easy, we advise installing anti-malware software that will not erase malware and keep your PC clean in the future. Obviously, if you are unable to decrypt your files, you might choose to eliminate them as well. What you can do is place them in a designated folder in case a master key is released or a legitimate decryptor is invented in the future. Unfortunately, both of these outcomes are very unlikely.
Remove Flyper Ransomware
- Find the launcher (e.g., the spam email attachment), right-click it, and select Delete.
- Delete the instruction.txt file on the Desktop.
- Install a legitimate malware scanner to perform a full system scan.
- Erase malware if it is still active.
In non-techie terms:
There is no denying that Flyper Ransomware is an infection, and you should be able to recognize this threat by the intimidating wallpaper, a TXT file on the Desktop, and the “.flyper” extension attached to the encrypted files. The bad news is that removing this ransomware does not affect the encryption of the files. The only thing that can decrypt your files is a decryptor, and only cyber criminals can provide you with one. Whether or not they would, is a complete mystery. The good news is that eliminating the ransomware is an easy task, and you can follow the manual removal guide above to get rid of it. If other threats exist on your PC, and if you wish to reinforce Windows protection – which, of course, is crucial – you should install strong and up-to-date anti-malware software.