Do you know what Instalador Ransomware is?
Instalador Ransomware is one of the newest ransomware infections detected by our team of researchers. It slithers onto users’ computers without their knowledge and then immediately starts performing its malicious activities. To be more specific, it mercilessly encrypts victims’ files while showing a window with a progress bar. Even though specialists consider Instalador Ransomware a basic ransomware infection, it will cause you many problems if it ever successfully slithers onto your computer because it locks all the most valuable users’ files, including pictures, documents, text files, movies and more. These files cannot be decrypted easily. To be frank, it might be impossible to unlock them without the special decryptor because Instalador Ransomware utilizes a strong encryption algorithm to lock files on compromised machines – AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). Cyber criminals use it not without reason. They are well aware of the fact that more users will buy decryption software from them when they realize that they could not unlock their files in any other way. Do not even consider sending money to crooks because you might be left both without your files and your money. There are no guarantees that files will be unlocked for you/you will get the special decryption tool after you make a payment. Of course, the choice is yours. No matter what you decide to do, make sure you fully delete the ransomware infection from your system because it might cause you even more problems if it happens that you launch it again.
Once the malicious file is launched by the user, Instalador Ransomware goes to lock all files it manages to find. Research conducted by our team of experienced specialists has revealed that this threat only targets several specific folders, for example, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Personal, %USERPROFILE%\MyMusic, %USERPROFILE%\MyPictures, and %USERPROFILE%\Recent. If you keep your important files there, they will all become encrypted soon after the successful entrance of Instalador Ransomware. All these affected files get the .qwerty extension appended. On top of that, you will see a window with a ransom note opened on your Desktop. You will be told that you can unlock your files only by paying the ransom of 0.05 BTC, which equals 573.51 USD at today’s price, but you should better not transfer a penny to malicious software developers because there are many cases when users do not get the promised decryption tool from them and, unfortunately, cannot do anything to get it. They cannot get their money back either.Instalador Ransomware screenshot
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Researchers say that it must be one of two reasons why Instalador Ransomware has infiltrated your computer and locked your files. First, you could have allowed this threat to enter the system yourself by opening a malicious attachment from a spam email. Second, it could have entered the system together with software downloaded from some kind of shady website. Either way, you must remove the ransomware infection fully without mercy because it will not disappear from your system itself. It is little too late for prevention if you have already discovered Instalador Ransomware on your computer, but you can still prevent all new harmful threats from entering your system in the future by installing a security application on your system. Not all programs promoted as powerful security tools can be trusted. Some of them only pretend to be antimalware scanners, but, in reality, they do not differ much from real malware, so do not install the first security application you find on the web.
The sooner you delete Instalador Ransomware from your system, the better because this threat might encrypt your new files too if you do not remove it fully. No, it cannot launch automatically on system startup like some other ransomware-type infections, but you might open its launcher accidentally and then it will start working again. You can find instructions that will help you to delete this harmful infection manually provided below this article; however, it can also be erased automatically.
Remove Instalador Ransomware
- Click X in the top-right corner of the window opened by the ransomware infection.
- Open Explorer (press Win+E).
- Check %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %TEMP%.
- Remove the malicious file you have launched.
- Empty Trash.
In non-techie terms:
Instalador Ransomware is a malicious application that will lock a bunch of personal files on your computer if it ever infiltrates it. Crypto-malware is often used to obtain money from users, so do not be surprised when you notice that Instalador Ransomware demands money from you too after locking your personal data. You should not send a cent to malicious software developers because they will use your money to create new infections. In addition, there is a huge possibility that you could not unlock your files even if you make a payment as instructed.