Do you know what Kryptonite RBY Ransomware is?
Our cyber security experts have recently tested a malicious program that came to be known as Kryptonite RBY Ransomware. This malicious application was designed to encrypt your personal files, but the strange thing is that it does not ask you to pay money to get your files decrypted. It does not seem like this ransomware is still in development, but it is clear as day that it can encrypt your files for the sake of encrypting them without the expectation of monetary gain, so removing it is your only option. We have more interesting information to share with you on this ransomware, so if you are interested or it has infected your PC, please continue reading.
Our malware analysts say that this ransomware was first spotted in Mid-September of 2017. It can enter your PC secretly, and if it does, then it will encrypt your personal and other valuable files without your knowledge or consent. This ransomware gives no unintentional hints as to what it is doing, so if you do not have an anti-malware program, then it can encrypt your files easily.
The method used to encrypt your files is not known but it should use a variation of either the AES or RSA encryption algorithms. Then again, it could also use an entirely different method. In any case, this ransomware can encrypt many of your files, and it might have been set to target audio files, pictures, videos, executable files, and documents specifically. Nevertheless, this Kryptonite RBY Ransomware will generally encrypt files regardless of their relevance to the system or you. Furthermore, the locations where it was set to encrypt your files are unknown as they have not been specified. Researchers say that it should encrypt targeted file types throughout your PC, so many of your files can be ruined. It appends the encrypted files with a “.locked” file extension but does not change the names of the original files.Kryptonite RBY Ransomware screenshot
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Once the encryption is complete, Kryptonite RBY Ransomware changes the desktop background image with an image depicting Riddler, a fictional supervillain from the well-known Batman comics. It features text in Russian and English that say the same. The English text reads “ATTENTION! All the files on your disk were encrypted.” However, that is all you see because this ransomware does not drop a ransom note to demand you pay money to get your files decrypted which is odd as ransomware developers are motivated to create such software for monetary gain.
Now let us take a look at how this ransomware is most likely distributed. The fact of the matter is that there is no concrete information on how your computer can become infected with this ransomware. Our cyber security experts believe that it might be distributed using email spam. The developers might send this ransomware in a fake email that may have been made to look like an invoice. The emails should have this ransomware’s executable file attached to them and disguised as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to convince you to open it, and if you do, then your PC will become infected with this malicious program.
If your PC has become infected with Kryptonite RBY Ransomware and you want to remove it, then you can use the guide provided below that involves using SpyHunter’s free malware scanner to detect the location of the malicious executable file because this ransomware can drop its executable anywhere on your PC.
How to detect and delete this ransomware
- Visit http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph
- Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe and install it.
- Run it.
- Click Scan Computer Now!
- Save the file path of the malware from the scan results.
- Press Win+E keys.
- Type the file path of the malware in File Explorer’s address box.
- Press Enter.
- Locate and right-click the malicious files and click Delete.
- Right-click the Recycle Bin and click Empty the Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Kryptonite RBY Ransomware is just another ransomware-type infection that can encrypt your files. However, it stands out a bit because it does not ask you to pay a ransom to decrypt your files. Instead, it just encrypts them for the sake of encrypting them. Since you cannot get your files back, you should just remove this malware and be done with it.