Do you know what Suspended Ransomware is?
When Suspended Ransomware can surreptitiously slither onto your system, you can be sure that your files will be encrypted beyond the possibility of recovery. This new ransomware program is the new variant of Stop Ransomware. There are not too many variations between the two; only the extension, e-mail address, and ransom note file name, which are more obvious. This dangerous malware infection can take all your important files hostage, including your photos, documents, and databases. This could be the worst hit that you have ever experienced in your virtual world. If you have a backup kept on a removable drive or in cloud, you can easily restore your files even if not to the latest version. However, there may be no other way for you to recover your encrypted files since paying the ransom fee may not be an option, either. It is one thing that you would indirectly support cybercrime by transferring money to these criminals. It is another thing that you may not even get anything for your money. This is why we recommend that you remove Suspended Ransomware as soon as possible.
Infecting your computer with such a severe threat is easier than you may think. All you need to do is fall for a spam mail and open its attachment. Even if this attached file may look like a document (.docx) or an image (.jpg), it is vital for you to know that it is, in reality, the malicious .exe file that will start up this devastating attack the moment you click to see it. "Why would I do that?" you might think now. Well, unfortunately, this spam could be very convincing; so much that even more experienced users may believe that it is an important mail to check out. You need to keep in mind that once you view the attached file, you cannot delete Suspended Ransomware without serious consequences. We believe that it is better and less dangerous to send an e-mail to the sender of any questionable mail you may get, at least in the case of ones that could relate to you. Although this spam may end up in your spam folder, you may consider it to be an important one based on its sender and subject fields.
It is also possible to infect your computer with such a dangerous ransomware program if you download software cracks or free software from suspicious file-sharing websites. Even visiting such sites could be dangerous as they can run malicious scripts in the background, which could directly infect you with all kinds of malware threats. What is more, you can also end up on websites created by cyber villains using Exploit Kits. If your browser and Java and Flash drivers are not up-to-date, such kits can take advantage of known security holes and drop such infections behind your back.
This malware infection uses the AES and RSA-1024 algorithms to render your files useless in a few minutes. Your affected files assume a ".SUSPENDED" extension. The earlier version used ".STOP." Once the encryption process is accomplished, this infection drops its ransom note called "!!!RestoreProcess!!!.txt" possibly on your desktop but it is also possible that you will find it in all affected folders. This note instructs you to send an e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" including your personal ID and up to 3 files (that cannot be too big, meaning just a few megabytes). You will get these files back decrypted for free, which is supposed to prove that your attackers actually have the private key and software to do it. You have to pay 600 dollars to get the key and tool. But we do not think it is a good idea to comply with the demands. We suggest that you do not hesitate to remove Suspended Ransomware from your PC.
You use our instructions below to manually put an end to this dangerous threat. Of course, if you cannot identify the malicious executable, it could prove to be a bit difficult for you. Also, do not forget that it was possibly you who let this devastating infection on board. If you would like to feel safe in your virtual world, maybe it is time for you to install a reliable malware removal program, such as SpyHunter. Keep in mind that you need to update all your programs frequently to avoid cyber attacks based on exploitation of outdated software bugs.
Remove Suspended Ransomware from Windows
- Tap Win+E to launch the File Explorer.
- Locate and delete all suspicious executable files you can find on your system (check your default download folders as well: desktop, %temp%, and downloads).
- Delete the ransom note.
- Empty your Recycle Bin and reboot your system.
In non-techie terms:
Suspended Ransomware is the new version of a previous threat called Stop Ransomware, which appeared only around three months ago. This new version seems to operate the same way basically, but there are minor differences, including the extension used, the name of the ransom note, and the e-mail address you need to contact. Of course, this ransomware is all about your money, i.e., to force you to pay 600 dollars for the private key plus the decryption tool. This dangerous malware infection can be spread via spam campaigns, so it is quite likely that you opened this spam and viewed its attachment. Although it is not possible to remove Suspended Ransomware without the loss of your files to encryption, we still recommend that you do that as soon as possible. If you need effective help with protecting your PC, we suggest that you install a reputable anti-malware program.