Fake adobe flash player will get you infected with ransomware!!!

After all we’ve been seeing from ransomware, we have never come across with something like this. Fake adobe flash player installs ransomware. We know that Adobe is one of the most widely distributed products online. Because of its popularity Adobe is often attacked by hackers, but they have never come across of such an attack, like this ransomware. The trust that people have into this product leaves no suspicions for the victims and the virus is now spreading like an epidemic.

Emergency pop-up message will lead the way of downloading the fake Adobe Flash Player update. Symantec analysts first analyzed the scam and they have came across the following website: http://16.a[REMOVED]rks.com/adobe/

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The page is rather convincing and looking authentic, however this is very common type of online fraud.

What is ransomware and what can ransomware do to my pc? Is it dangerous?

Today most of ransomware viruses are criptors and will restrict access to your computer system or it will systematically encrypt files by using AES encryption algorithm. The target will be document files, pictures and any important of the victims data. Ransomware is the worst type of viruses that you can come across and most difficult to remove types of malware. We’ve seen how ransomware managed to become a very common type of online fraud created by most common schemers to use for targeting your money and personal information. The way that scammers use to spread this type of viruses is by malicious software (malware). Malware type of viruses will collect information and personal data without your knowledge. You may experience various of weird behavior like: change your default homepage without your permission, showing unwanted pop up ads,  selecting one website and geting another, poor pc performance and freezing, web browser toolbars which you did not install and more annoying stuff you don’t want. Once infected with this virus victims will be forced to pay the ransom. Depending on the ransomware victims will be provided with a different paying methods. Most likely victims will be asked to pay in Bitcoins. This is why beacause bitcoins transactions and payments cannot be traced. Do not be fooled by this lies. Do not pay the ransom. Paying the ransom you simply support the work of hackers and the more money thay get the stronger they will become. This type of virus must be removed as soon as you find out that is installed on your computer. NOTEEven after removing ransomware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

How did you get infected?

There’s really a lot of ways that ransomware type of malware may attack and get to your computer. One of most popular way is by scam emails. Very old and still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. Мost likely this virus was installed bundled with other programs.

Now that you have been infected you have a few options:

Many suggest that you simply pay and hope that you will get all off your data back. However in this case you risk losing money and still being stuck with crypted files. We do not recommend this way simply because you will support the work of hackers and the more money thay get the stronger they will become.

The best option for you is if you have a backup, wipe your hard drive and perform system restore.

Use any type of anti malware software to remove ransomware.

New research discovery shows how ransomware deletes files and substitute encrypted copy of them. It is not guaranteed, but it is a possibility that you may recover your files with data recovery software. Before trying to decrypt any files you can scan your computer for posible data loss.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.