Do you know what Ruby Ransomware is?
Ruby Ransomware is another ransomware detection among millions of malicious threats circulating on the Internet. The infection fails to encrypt files, which suggests that it has been launched as a testing version. Nevertheless, this ransomware should be removed from the computer once noticed, and the removal process should be carried out with a great attention so as not to miss any malicious files.
The infection shows itself after the victim closes an error window. A new window named Ruby and featuring a welcome heading pops up. The user is offered to choose from two buttons, which are "CLICK HERE FOR FREMIUM KNOWLEDGE" and "CLICK HERE FOR IDENTIFIER." When the first button is selected, the ransomware infections displays another window with a message asking the user to check the desktop for the file rubyLeza.html which is supposed to provide more information about the situation. When the victim click on the second button, the infection displays a string of characters which represents the computer's name encoded using the Base64 encoding algorithm. This type of encoding is publicly available to everyone if you are interested in this encoding method.
As to the ruby.html file referred to by the infection, no such file is created by the ransomware. Usually, such files contain so-called ransom notes with instructions how to have files decrypted. The good news is that the Ruby Ransomare does not encrypt files, but may do so in the near future. It is highly possible that the infection will be programmed to encrypt files with file extensions such as .txt, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .jpg, .html, .xml, and some others. All these types of files are popular and commonly used, and their encryption is supposed to compel devastated computers users to pay a ransom fee. Another common feature of file encryption carried out by ransomware is additional file extensions. It is possible that some later versions of the Ruby malware will append the .ruby extension to the encrypted files. In order to prevent this, it is crucial to remove the Ruby ransomware and secure the system.Ruby Ransomware screenshot
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The Ruby Ransomware is known to be built using the .Net 4.0 framework, which is a platform enabling developers to build different types of mobile and desktop programs that run on Windows computers and devices. The platform allows the developer to create an infection that works on Windows XP and later versions. In this way, the attackers has a chance to offend large numbers of computer users. Additionally, the Ruby Ransomware is built using the AnyCPU architecture for 32-bit operating systems, but that does not mean that the infection cannot work on a 64-bit operating system.
There are some cases of poorly built ransomware infections which do not connect to any server, meaning that they do not communicate with remote attacks. This feature does not characterize the Ruby Ransomware which connects to the local server 192.168.1.6:1337/deposit.
Although the Ruby ransomware does not possess the characteristics typical to extremely abusive infections, its removal should be carried out as soon as possible. Its relatively simple structure allows home users to remove it manually as only a few files has to be deleted without accessing Windows Registry. However, those few files can be named randomly, which means that on every computer a malicious file may carry a different name. For this reason, we recommend using a powerful malware and spyware removal tool, which can delete the Ruby malware and keep the system protected against other threats.
How to remove Ruby Ransomware
- Right-click on the Task bar and select Task Manager.
- Open the tab where the description column is visible and find a process with the description ruby.
- Right-click on the process and open the folder associated with the process. Delete those files.
- Press Win+R and type in %TEMP%. Click OK.
- Delete recently downloaded files that may be related to the Ruby ransomware.
- Check the Downloads folder for suspicious files.
- Delete questionable files from the desktop.
In non-techie terms:
The Ruby Ransomware is an infection which may encrypt files in the future. At the moment, the infection is programmed to display a dialog box with two buttons. One of the buttons opens a new window telling the users to read a ransom note left on the desktop. However, the file mentioned in the pop-up window is not created on the desktop, and no more details are given to the user. Even though the threat analysed has not encrypted files, it is highly advisable to remove it from the computer. In case manual removal is too complex, a reputable antimalware program should remove the Ruby Ransomware for good.twbox provig box providing providing n the near future. At the moment, the infection is programmed to display a dialog box.