What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that is designed to block access to data and demand payment in order for the user to regain access. The term "ransom" implies that it will release the data back into the victim's hands on a permanent basis when they have paid for it.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware spreads by infecting a computer or an end user. It is then distributed via spam email attachments, links to malicious websites, freeware downloads and peer-to-peer file sharing.
Ransomware is most commonly spread through malware, which typically enters the victim's computer in the form of a Trojan horse. Some of the most common types of malware found on ransomware are trojans like Trojan:Win32/PERS or Trojans that download ransomware as soon as they are executed.
How Does Dts Ransomware Work?
Dts Ransomware is a ransomware that was released in the beginning of 2017, and uses AES-256 encryption algorithm to encrypt data and also injects its code into the Windows Explorer.
Dts Ransomware works by scanning your hard drive for certain types of files such as Office documents, pictures, and other important file types. It then encrypts these files with an AES-256 encryption algorithm to make them worthless. Dts Ransomware also injects its code into the Windows Explorer in order to gain access to any files that you try to open or run so they can be encrypted too.
Unfortunately, Dts Ransomware does not allow you to decrypt your files for free. However, the malware authors have provided a contact email that you can send an email to if you would like to have your files decrypted. The ransom note that is dropped by Dts Ransomware provides a payment site and a specific ID number that is associated with the victim's computer. Victims are instructed to enter this ID number into the payment site in order to receive their decryption keys.
How to Remove Dts Ransomware
The most common way that ransomware is able to remain on your computer is because it has been installed with administrator permissions. If you are reading this, then it's likely that Dts Ransomware has been installed in this way. To rid yourself of the Dts Ransomware, follow the steps below:
Step 1) Boot into safe mode by restarting your computer and pressing the F8 key every time you see a prompt or loading screen.
Step 2) Download and install a robust antivirus program that will automatically remove any malicious programs that it finds.
Step 3) Restore files from a previous backup.
In some cases, you may need to install professional antivirus software or contact cybersecurity professionals to recover your files. Another method is to search for a decryptor tool online that can decrypt Dts ransomware.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
It is important to always have an antivirus program installed on your computer, as it will help to protect you from any malware and ransomware. Make sure that this antivirus is up-to-date, otherwise it may not be able to remove the Dts Ransomware if you come into contact with it.
It is also recommended that instead of using a single password for all of your accounts, use different passwords across your accounts in order to better protect yourself in the case where one account becomes compromised. It is also important to update your passwords when necessary so as not to allow a hacker access into your account's data anytime they like.
Also, consider using a password manager to organize and manage all of your passwords for different accounts. There are many programs out there that can help you with this, so make sure to do research before settling on one.