What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks or restricts access to computer systems until a ransom, paid in the form of Bitcoins, is paid to the attackers. This allows them to acquire funds and/or extort the victim. Ransomware can be transmitted through e-mail, infected websites, or file shares and may result in denial-of-service attacks against the networks of ransom victims.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware may be transmitted through email, infected websites, or file shares. These attacks typically consist of malware that encrypts the victim's files then overwrites them with a demand for money from the victims.
Ransomware can also be transmitted in drive-by downloads where unsuspecting users visit an infected web page and have their computer attacked without any warning from the browser or operating system. Such techniques usually rely on exploiting vulnerabilities in outdated programs such as Adobe Flash, Silverlight, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Office to create a malicious codebase that will infect systems before they can be patched.
About Ufymmtjonc Ransomware
Ufymmtjonc ransomware uses file encryption technology to encrypt the victim's files using an advanced algorithm which makes decryption impossible. Secondly, it digitally signs its own name on each encrypted file with the RSA public key which can be used for verifying its validity and allowing to identify each individual victim based on this key. The ransomware will then enumerate files and encrypt them depending on the parameters set by the cyber attacker.
The ransomware will create a text file containing a ransom not with instructions for the affected parties to follow in order to regain their files. This usually includes the amount of payment, usually in the form of cryptocurrency, and how to contact the cybercriminals.
How to Remove Ufymmtjonc Ransomware
The best way to remove Ufymmtjonc Ransomware is by using anti-malware software that detects and removes it automatically.
- If your computer is infected with Ufymmtjonc Ransomware, follow these steps to get rid of it:
- Download and install good anti-malware software.
- Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking to disable the ransomware that is stopping from running normally in normal mode.
- Use anti-malware software to scan your computer and remove any malware detected on it including Ufymmtjonc Ransomware.
- Remember to restore all encrypted files using data backup.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
The best way to protect your computer from ransomware is to back up your data. This way, if you do get hit with ransomware, all of the files on your computer will be there for you when it unlocks again and all you need to do is start over again on those files rather than everything.
Another thing that can help protect against ransomware attacks is having a security program installed on your computer such as antivirus or anti-malware software that will scan the system for viruses before they are able to execute the attack themselves. Having an updated virus definition file will also help, as this is the updated list of known viruses that the malware is looking for to find and infect your computer.
Other tips to protect yourself include:
Don't open e-mails from senders you don't know. Even if you think it's something important, be suspicious of attachments attached to an email. If it's asking for your password, don't click on a link in the e-mail to confirm the attachment.