This article will help you to remove the InfinityLock ransomware in full. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the bottom.
InfinityLock is a ransomware virus that encrypts your files, while also appending a new extension to them based on the name of your device’s processor. The InfinityLock virus will leave ransom note messages after it is done with the file encryption. The notes are filled with instructions about paying a ransom in Bitcoin for supposedly recovering your data. Continue to read below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and put up a ransom note inside a text file.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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InfinityLock Ransomware – Infection Spread
InfinityLock ransomware could spread its infection with various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected. You can see such a payload dropper file posing as a crack for “Adobe Premiere” on the VirusTotal service from the screenshot below:”
InfinityLock ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in the forum section.
InfinityLock Ransomware – More Information
InfinityLock is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to supposedly recover them. The extortionists want you to pay in Bitcoin for the possible restoration of your files.
InfinityLock ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows Operating System.
That ransom note message is seen on a fake Command Prompt screen as well on the Desktop background image of the infected computer device. The ransom note’s text is saved inside the file INFINITYLOCK_UNIQEID.txt and can be viewed from the screenshot down here:
The note reads the following:
YOU BECAME A VICTIM Of THE INFINITYLOCK RANSOMWARE!
ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED WITH RSA 2048
DONT TRY TO DELETE ME
FOR EACH TRY TO DO ANYTHING I WILL DELETE FILES
PAY 0.17 BITCOINS TO THIS ADDRESS : 1LSgvYFY7SDNje2MhsmS1FxhqPsbvXEhpE
YOU CAN BUY BITCOINS ON “BLOCKCHAIN.INFO”
SEND YOUR UNIQE ID IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE BITCOIN PAYMENT
YOU CAN FIND THEM ON YOUR DESKTOP IN “INFINITYLOCK_UNIQEID.TXT”
AFTER THE PAYMENT YOUR FILES WILL BE DECRYPTED!
The note of the InfinityLock ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 0.17 Bitcoin which equates to around 677 US dollars at the time of writing. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or do other criminal activities.
InfinityLock Ransomware – Encryption Process
The encryption process of the InfinityLock ransomware is utilized with the help of AES and RSA encryption algorithms. It will encrypt your files while placing one extension to all locked files. That extension is based on the name of your computer’s processor.
The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:
- Document files
- Audio files
- Video files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials and data
The InfinityLock cryptovirus might be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
If the above-stated command is executed that will make the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your files.
Remove InfinityLock Ransomware and Restore Data
If your computer got infected with the InfinityLock ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.