Threat Finder Ransomware Description
The Threat Finder Ransomware is a ransomware infection. The Threat Finder Ransomware is used by third parties to take a victim's computer hostage in exchange for a ransom. The way the Threat Finder Ransomware does this is by encrypting the victim's files using an advanced encryption method. Then, the computer user is denied access to the encrypted files until a hefty ransom is paid. If the Threat Finder Ransomware is installed on your computer, PC security researchers strongly recommend taking steps to remove the Threat Finder Ransomware immediately and then restoring encrypted files from an external backup. It is not possible to decrypt the affected files without the encryption key currently. However, paying the Threat Finder Ransomware's ransom only allows third parties to continue carrying out these attacks. Because of this, the best way to confront the Threat Finder Ransomware and similar threats is through prevention, backing up all sensitive data and using a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date to prevent infections.
How the the Threat Finder Ransomware Attacks a Computer User
The Threat Finder Ransomware may be installed by other threats, in particular by backdoor Trojans, which enable third parties to obtain access to the targeted computer. The Threat Finder Ransomware, in particular, has been associated with the Bedep Trojan, also known as Backdoor:Win32/Bedep. The Threat Finder Ransomware is a corrupted DLL file that then may be loaded by other threats. The Threat Finder Ransomware may be dropped on the victim's computer by other threats. Once the Threat Finder Ransomware has entered the victim's computer, it creates a registry entry that ensures that the Threat Finder Ransomware runs automatically whenever the infected computer starts up. The Threat Finder Ransomware then drops several image files on the victim's computer, also changing the victim's desktop image. These images contain the Threat Finder Ransomware's ransom note, with instructions for the victim on how to pay the Threat Finder Ransomware's ransom.
Dealing with the Threat Finder Ransomware
The Threat Finder Ransomware basically prevents computer users from accessing their computer. When computer users access the infected computer's desktop, the Threat Finder Ransomware displays a full-screen message with the ransom payment instructions. The Threat Finder Ransomware combines lock screen threats with ransomware infections that also affect the victim's computer. Several variants of the Threat Finder Ransomware use slightly different lock screens and ransom notes.
Once the Threat Finder Ransomware is installed, it will encrypt files with the following extensions:
3fr, accdb, ai, arw, bay, cdr, cer, cr2, crt, crw, css, dbf, dcr, der, dng, doc, docm, docx. Dwg, dxf, dxg, eps, erf, htm, indd. Jpe, jpg, kdc, mdb, mdf, mef, mrw, nef, nrw, odb, odc, odm, odp, ods, odt, orf, p12, p7b, p7c, pdd, pdf, pef, pem, pfx, ppt, pptm, pptx, psd, pst, ptx, r3d, raf, raw, rtf, rw2, rwl, sr2, srf, srw, wallt, wb2, wmv, wpd, wps, x3f, xlk, xls, xlsb, xlsm and xlsx.
The likelihood of the Threat Finder Ransomware encrypting an important productivity or personal document is quite high, especially considering the file formats that the Threat Finder Ransomware targets. Once the Threat Finder Ransomware has encrypted the victim's files, it establishes a connection to a remote server. In particular, the Threat Finder Ransomware connects to 18.104.22.168 at TCP port 443 in order to send the encryption data to the remote server.
Detecting a Threat Finder Ransomware infection is not difficult. In fact, it is quite obvious since you will no longer have access to your files or PC. Disappointingly, the computer user will not be able to recover the encrypted files without the encryption key. Although desperate computer users may pay for the decryption 'service', if computer users have data that is so important that they would pay the Threat Finder Ransomware's enormous ransom, then they would do well in investing substantially less in an external hard drive or a cloud backup solution. To prevent the Threat Finder Ransomware attacks, you should use safe browsing guidelines and a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date.
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