Ransomware is a type of malware that is used to extort money from users in return for decrypting their files. Ransomware falls under two different categories: "Locker" and "Encryptor". Locker ransomware encrypts files and attaches them to an application that is inaccessible until the victim pays the ransom.
About BloodFox Ransomware
BloodFox is a ransomware-type program that encrypts files and demands payment for the decryption. In most infections of this type, compromised files are renamed; however, BloodFox does not alter filenames. Once the encryption is complete, a ransom note is displayed in a pop-up window and an alert message. The ransomware then demands 0.3 Bitcoins, roughly $20,000 at the time, to regain access to their files.
How does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware spreads by taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system. It then encrypts all files on targeted computers. The ransomware typically demands ransom payments in exchange for the decryption key. Once all of the victims' personal data is encrypted, it can be sold on black markets to other criminals or released onto the internet, where it can be downloaded by other potential victims.
How to Prevent Ransomware from Infecting Your computer?"
You can protect your computer from being infected with ransomware by making sure that you have updated software and strong passwords, as well as backing up all of your data. You can also download antivirus software and keep it updated so that if someone does infect your system with malware, anti-virus will.