Do you know what Revolution Ransomware is?
Revolution Ransomware is yet another nightmare for computer users because it can slither onto your PC without your knowledge and encrypt all your personal files in no time. Of course, you are offered a way out of this awful situation if you are willing to pay the ransom fee. You should not forget that you are dealing with cyber criminals here and they may not be the trustworthy kind at all. They have attacked you to extort money from you in the first place; this does not sound like a friendly way to borrow your money, right? These villains can only go on with their vicious plans because there are actually users who are willing to pay. Why would you be the next one to support cybercrime? Of course, this is your decision to make. But we definitely do not recommend that you pay unless you want to risk losing your money too and, maybe, getting infected with yet another dangerous threat. Our researchers say that you should remove Revolution Ransomware immediately if you want to secure your computer. If you have a backup, you can only copy your clean files back once you make sure that your PC is all safe.
Finding this dangerous threat on your computer means one thing: You must have opened a spam e-mail lately and clicked to view its attachment. Cyber criminals like to use spamming campaigns because they can infect lots of potential victims in a very short time. Even if this spam e-mail may end up in your spam folder, you may check this folder for possibly misplaced mails that could be important. Well, this happens every day that your spam filter is too strict and detects totally authentic mails as spam, too. Of course, not everyone actually checks the spam folder thinking that those are all useless and possible harmful mails; this is a mistake too. In any case, you do need to be very careful when opening mails. If you are ever in doubt, you should not risk clicking on it, let alone on the attached file. This attachment is usually a malicious executable that will start up this malicious attack the moment you run it; this is why it is virtually impossible to delete Revolution Ransomware without losing your files to encryption.
We also need to mention that you are better off keeping your browsers and drivers up-to-date, too, because cyber criminals are out there to get you using so-called Exploit Kits. This means that they can set up malicious websites with such kits that can exploit outdated software bugs and thus drop such infections onto your system behind your back. Remember that landing on such a page is enough for such a dangerous threat to be dropped. If you want to avoid this kind of cyber attack, apart from keeping all your programs updated, you also need to stop visiting suspicious websites and clicking on random third-party ads and other suspicious content. One click on the wrong content and you could end up having to remove Revolution Ransomware from your system shortly afterwards.
This ransomware is known to use the RSA-1024 algorithm to encrypt your personal files, which include your documents, images, videos, archives, and more. You can see the extent of its devastation by listing all the files on your system with ".REVOLUTION" extension. You will find the ransom note file placed on your desktop. It is called "InfoFiles.txt" and it contains all you need to know to recover your files. In fact, you have to write an e-mail and send it with your ransom note file attached to "firstname.lastname@example.org" for further details on the payment. Criminals usually ask victims to pay in Bitcoins and the amount can vary to a great extent ($10 to $2,000). You are given 72 hours to send the money. If you fail to do so, the fee will double. Nevertheless, we do not think that it is a good idea to contact such villains and send them money either. We recommend that you remove Revolution Ransomware right away.
We have prepared our guide for you below if you would like to end this dangerous threat manually. It is not too complicated to eliminate it from your computer if you follow these steps carefully. Of course, it is much safer and more effective if you use a professional malware removal application like SpyHunter. But even if you install such a security tool, you need to remember to keep all your programs updated, including your anti-malware program, if you want to lower the risk of a cyber attack.
Remove Revolution Ransomware from Windows
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc simultaneously to open Task Manager.
- Select the malicious process if still active, and press End task to kill it.
- Exit Task Manager.
- Navigate to your desktop and bin the ransom note file ("InfoFiles.txt").
- Press Win+E to launch File Explorer.
- Search all your download directories to find and delete all suspicious files you have saved recently.
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Restart your computer.
In non-techie terms:
Revolution Ransomware is a dangerous threat that can hit your computer hard. This severe attack can cost you all your precious files if you do not have a backup somewhere safe. You attackers demand a certain amount of ransom fee in exchange for the private key and the decryption software that are need to recover your files. Without this key there is no chance to get your files back unless, of course, malware hunters can come up with a free tool in the near future that could save the day. Of course, no one can promise that such a tool will actually surface. But despite all this, we do not recommend that you transfer the free because there is no guarantee whatsoever for you to get the key and the software. You should never trust cyber criminals but, of course, this is all up to you how you proceed. We advise you to remove Revolution Ransomware as soon as possible so that you can restore your computer. If you need help with protecting your PC, we suggest that you install a professional anti-malware program.