The article will help you remove Unidentified ransomware fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end.
Unidentified ransomware is how a virus with a lock-screen function is named. Its name is featured both on an image associated with it and on its ransom note. 1000 US dollars are demanded as ransom and to be paid in Bitcoin. If the condition is not met, the virus threatens to delete the files after a bit more than six days. When a computer system gets infected, the Unidentified virus will make itself known by displaying a window with its ransom note message.
|Short Description||The ransomware virus could encrypt files and has the function to lock your computer screen.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will display a window containing instructions about payment and might encrypt files, too.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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Unidentified Ransomware – Distribution
The “Unidentified” ransomware could distribute itself by using different methods. The payload file that initiates the malicious script for the ransomware that in turn infects your computer machine, is circling the Internet and a malware sample has been found by researchers. You can see the VirusTotal detections of that sample by checking the screenshot of the service here:
Unidentified ransomware could also distribute its payload file along social media websites and file-sharing networks. Freeware applications which are found on the Web could be presented as useful but at the same time could be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right when you have downloaded them, especially if they come from an unknown source. Scan them beforehand with a security tool, while also checking sizes and signatures of all files for anything that seems suspicious. You should read the ransomware prevent tips in the forum.
Unidentified Ransomware – Analysis
“Unidentified” is the name of a virus that has been recently discovered by malware researchers. Currently, it is in-development, but at a later point there could be variants which are worse than this one. It has been dubbed “Unidentified” by its ransomware developers, which also becomes evident from its ransom note.
Unidentified ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry aiming to achieve a higher level of persistence. Those registry entries are typically designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each launch of the Windows Operating System.
The ransom note that appears has the function to lock your computer screen. The note provides information about the ransomware and the demands for payment of the cybercriminals. The note of Unidentified opens in a window, which also activates the already mentioned lock-screen feature. You can see the ransom message from the screenshot provided down below:
That ransom message states the following:
Hi! I am Subham Dasgupta leader of Unidentified!
Your computer is locked and to get the decryption key
you must transfer $1000 bitcoins to our account!
ALL FILES WILL BE DELETED AFTER
UN I DENT I FIED
As you can see from the ransom message above, the name Unidentified is dubbed to the ransomware. The amount of 1000 US dollars is demanded as ransom, but to be paid in the Bitcoin currency. If the demand is not met, you are threatened to have your files deleted by the virus. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay the cybercriminals behind it. Nobody could guarantee that your computer and data will get recovered to normal. Besides, there is already an unlock password discovered for this version of the virus (hopefully there won’t be any other ones).
The following picture is associated with the Unidentified Ransomware threat:
The text from that picture is the following:
WE COULD SEE YOU!
The Unidentified virus doesn’t encrypt files for the moment, but that could change in the future.
To remove the lock on your screen and get the ransom message window down, all you have to do is type the following Password code:
In case the Unidentified ransomware is set to encrypt files in the future, it could be also set to delete the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
In the case that the above mentioned password didn’t work, or you have your files locked and want to make sure the ransomware is removed from your PC, your should refer to the instructions given below.
Remove Unidentified Ransomware and Restore Your Data
If your computer got infected with the Unidentified 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.