What is DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware?
DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware is a new file encrypting malware that presents a ransom message on windows in Brazilian and Portuguese. Yet it is to be found whether it aims to target only Brazilian users. This ransomware infects some files types and add the extension .locked with them after encryption. Further it makes demand of ransom 0.05 in Bitcoins. However the malware researchers have given the feedback about this ransomware that it is underdeveloped in present time and that’s why it has the potential of encrypting only few files. Moreover this ransomware gets inside the Windows registries to enable itself for long persistence and also to be in activated form when the PC is switched on. Though it is still in development thereafter it targets only couple of files which is gets created itself inside the folder AAAAAA having the length of letter A. The files which can be infected by DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware are .doc, .html, .mp4, .pptx, .rtf, .rar, .sql, .zip, .pdf, .ppt, .jpeg and .jpg. According to the assumption, This ransomware may be capable of deleting the Shadow volume copies from the infected PC taking the help of command →vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet.
Penetration methods of DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware
DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware penetrates inside PC with the help of payload dropper which helps in the initiation of vicious scripts for this malware. If in any way its related files gets on user’s PC then the infection takes place. Besides, it is seen that users very easily make click on attachments that comes with spam mails. It usually happens because of the genuine appearance of the attachments. They also share the videos and games online. All these are enough to make PC infected with DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware.
Impact of DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware
- DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware encrypts the selected files and appends the .locked extension with them.
- Thereafter it asks for the ransom of amount 0.05 in Bitcoins through a Window message.
- It modifies the registry entries with an intension of continuing inside PC for long time and also to run in automatic way when the PC is on.
What does malware researchers conclude about DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware?
Malware researchers conclude that DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware is the subject of immediate deletion from PC. Though it is in underdeveloped state but it might be very devastating in future. Users are advised to remove it manually implementing the manual removal steps given in this post below.
Follow Steps to Delete DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware from PC
STEP I: How to Start PC in Safe Mode with Network
In order to isolate files and entries created by DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware, users need to follow the below mentioned steps.
- Select WIN Key + R in Combination
2. This will open a Run Window, Now Type “msconfig” and hit on Enter.
3. Now a Configuration box will appear. Now select the Tab named as “Boot”
4. Click and mark “Safe Boot” option >> go to “Network”
5. In order to Apply the settings, Select on OK
Step B: How to Restore System During DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware Attack
Still, if you are facing problem in rebooting PC in Safe mode, opt for System Restore. Follow the steps given below.
Prss F8 continously until you get Windows Advanced Options Menu on Computer Monitor. Now Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt Option and Tap enter
In the Command Prompt Windows, you need to type this command : cd restore and Select Enter
Now type rstrui.exe as command and press on Enter
This will open a new window to Restore System Files and Settings. Click on Next to proceed.
Restore Point is to be selected from the date you want to restore back your system as it was earlier to DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware attack
Step C Another method for recovering your decrypted files are file recovery software
If above methods are not successful you can go for file recovery software. It can be helpful in recovering your encrypted files as DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware first makes a copy of original files and then encrypt it. After encryption it deletes the original files. So there is high probability that these file recovery software can help you in recovering your original files.
Step: D Know How to Restore Shadow Copies of Encrypted Data
In certain cases, if DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware has not deleted the Shadow Copies of the data then it can be easily restored using ShadowExplorer. (Know how to install and use ShadowExplorer)