Remove the Deadly Ransomware Infection from Your Computer

The Deadly ransomware is a new malware discovered in the middle of October of 2016 that is delivered by a Trojan and encrypts the files of the victim.


Name
Deadly Ransomware

File Extensions
Does not alter the file name extensions

Ransom
500 US Dollars in Bitcoins

Solution #1
Deadly can be removed easily with the help of an anti-malware tool, a program that will clean your computer from the virus, remove any additional cyber-security threats, and protect you in the future.

Solution #2
Deadly Ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Deadly Ransomware is distributed via a Trojan technique.

Deadly Ransomware Description

The Deadly ransomware is a typical malware of this type. Upon infection it targets certain file extensions and encrypts them with a strong AES-256 cipher. When the operation is complete the private key (used for decryption) is sent to the remote malicious server, operated by the operators of the ransomware. Deadly has an unusual trait because it is devised to encrypt the victim files on a specific date – January 1st 2017. The ransomware is programmed on the .NET Framework which is relatively easy to detect. Some anti virus vendors label this threat under the following names:

  • Atros4.ABVF
  • MSIL/Filecoder.CS
  • Ransom_JANBLEED.F116JA
  • Trojan.GenericKD.3586576 (B)
  • Trojan.Win32.Agent.nexptm
  • Trojan/Win32.Agent.N2124761547

The ransom note is named with a random note and includes the following message “Deadly v.1.01 For a Good Purpose”. The ransom fee that is required by the criminals is is Bitcoins that are equivalent of 500 US Dollars. A sample ransom note reads the following:

Deadly
for a good purpose

Key Will Be Destroyed on:
&Date&
Your Files are Encrypted:
&FileCount&

Your files have been safely encrypted on this PC: photos, videos, documents, etc. Click “Show encrypted files” Button to view a complete list of encrypted files, and you can personally verify this. Encryption was produced using a unique public key AES-256 generated for this computer. To decrypt files, you need to obtain the private key. The only copy of the private key, which will allow you to decrypt your files is located on a secret server on the Internet; the server will eliminate the key after a time period specified in this window. Once this has been done, nobody will ever be able to restore files… To decrypt the file you will need to send $500 USD in the form of BTC to the following bitcoin address:
&bitwallet& (link to a guide on how to buy and transfer Bitcoins)
After payment contact [email for contact] with your transaction details and [your ID]. Once the payment is confirmed you will receive decryption key along with decryption software. Any attempt to remove or corrupt this software will result in immediate elimination of the private key by the server. Beware.’

Deadly Ransomware Distribution

Deadly Ransomware is distributed via a Trojan technique. Popular sources of infection include exploit kits which target security vulnerabilities on the victim machine and malicious ads. The ransomware can also be delivered via phishing and spam email campaigns that link to the threat or have it attached as a file. Reports indicate that the hackers often use DOCX (Microsoft Word Documents) and PDF files as payloads for the Deadly Ransomware.

Deadly Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Deadly completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely Deadly Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Deadly requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Deadly ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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