Rodentia Ransomware Description
There are new ransomware threats popping up daily. Some ransomware authors create highly weaponized, high-end threats that can cause tremendous damage. Others, however, are not that skilled and sometimes end up releasing pretty poorly made ransomware threats. This is the case with the Rodentia Ransomware.
Infecting Your Computer
Malware researchers have not pinpointed a specific propagation method that is employed in spreading the Rodentia Ransomware. Some believe that the authors of the Rodentia Ransomware may have used some of the classic infection vectors that are most commonly used in propagating ransomware threats – corrupted software downloaded from unsecured websites, emails that contain macro-laced attachments, and bogus application updates. Usually, ransomware threats scan a system, locate the files that they were programmed to target and proceed to encrypt them. However, the Rodentia Ransomware does not do any of this.
The Ransom Note
Once the Rodentia Ransomware infiltrates your system, it will present the user with a ransom note in the shape of a new program window, and it reads:
’ROFL you just open'd Rodentia Ransomware, welcome numbnuts, ay now listen Your personal files are being deleted. Your photos, videos, documents, and so much more :A But, don't worry! There's a way to please me and save your shit. I've encrypted your personal files, so you can't access them. Every hour some files will be deleted, bye bye, sayonara, adios, Anyway every hour your file deletion size increases. It starts out slowly then increases rapidly. During the first 24 hour you will only lose a few files, the second day a few hundred, the third day a few thousand, and so on. If you turn off your pc or try to close Rodentia, when your pc starts again 1000 files will be deleted as punishment. Ay so you know what to do send me that MS and your files will be decrypted P.S theres so much security here that even if you try to do anything you will fail_
send at leat $20 worth of Bitcoin
bitcoin address: 3K4XqrepBogMkrFJizfKt4gs8byGhQKXn5’
Despite the cocky and over-the-top tone of the note, its authors have failed to weaponize this threat completely. Not only does the Rodentia Ransomware fall flat when it comes to encrypting any data, but it also is incapable of deleting any files, despite all the threats and claims in the note. The authors of the Rodentia Ransomware have made sure to use social engineering techniques when tailoring the ransom note. It is made to look scary with the images of bombs and creepily spread hands intentionally. Furthermore, there appears to be a timer, too, which is meant to further pressure the victim. The attackers demand $20 as a ransom fee. Perhaps the price is so low because they realize that this whole campaign is smoke and mirrors and hope that the user will quickly pay up before realizing that none of their files are affected.
Needless to say, you should not pay the ransom fee demanded, but you should certainly look into obtaining a reputable anti-virus software suite because next time you may not be so lucky and be infected by a much more harmful threat.
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- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.