The WinRarer ransomware
locks all your files with the help of WinRar
It places the files in a single .ace
archive that is password protected.
There is a rumor spreading around the Web, that the ransomware can infect a PC when a user downloads a "crack
" or "torrent
" for a game, like Battlefield 1
. That is of course if users seek a pirated copy of the game.
Usually that happens with games that have Denuvo protection
. In other words - they are very hard to cracked, even months after the release of a game - everything that is presented as a "crack" or "torrent" might be fake (and probably delivers ransomware as the case here). Besides, pirating games is illegal and shouldn't be endorsed.
You can read more about WinRarer in the blog article: WinRarer Ransomware Removal
If you have been infected by the ransomware, you should read the article for more information and to learn how you can remove the virus.