Winnix Cryptor Ransomware

Winnix Cryptor Ransomware Description

Type: Ransomware

The Winnix Cryptor Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that encrypts the victim's files and changes their extensions to WNX. The Winnix Cryptor Ransomware carries out a fairly typical ransomware Trojan attack, encrypting the victim's files with a strong encryption algorithm and then demanding the payment of a ransom from the victim in exchange for the decryption key. To restore the files encrypted by the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware, victims are instructed to pay an enormous ransom of 4 BitCoins, approximately $2400 USD at the average exchange rate. Victims of the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware are asked to contact the creators of the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware through the email 6214ssxpvo@sigaint.org using a unique ID as the subject for the email. The Winnix Cryptor Ransomware ransom note, which will be dropped in the form of a text and an HTML file on the victim's Desktop, named 'YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED!' is printed below:

'Your files are encrypted!
Your files have been safely encrypted on this PC: photos, documents, databases, etc. Encryption was produced using a unique public key generated for this computer. To decrypt files you need to obtain the private key.
The only way to get the private key is to pay 4 BTC. You saved it on qualified system administrator who could make your network safe and secure.
In order to decrypt the files send your bitcoins to the following address:
13gYXFxpzm7hAd4esdnJGt9JvYqyD1Y6by
After you complete your payment, send an email to 6214ssxpvo@sigaint.org with YOUR ID as subject (ID is in the end of the file) and you'll receive private key, needed software and step by step guide in 1 business day.
Offer is valid for 5 business days (expiration date is in the end of the file). AFTER TIME IS UP, PRICE DOUBLES.
No discounts, no other payment methods.
How to buy bitcoins?
1. Create a Bitcoin Wallet (we recommend Blockchain.info)
2. Buy necessary amount of Bitcoins
Do not forget about the transaction commission in the Bitcoin network (= 0.0005).
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HowToBuyBitcoins.info – discover quickly how to buy and sell bitcoins in your local currency.
More questions?
Send an email to 6214ssxpvo@sigaint.org
ID:[redacted]'

Ransomware Trojans like the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware have increased their attacks in the last year substantially. The reason why it has become such a popular tool for con artists is that the attack can be devastating. Even if the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware is removed with anti-malware software, the victim's files will remain encrypted and inaccessible – the damage has been done. This makes it nearly impossible for computer users without a backup to recover from a Winnix Cryptor Ransomware attack. However, PC security analysts strongly advise against paying the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware's ransom. Paying the ransom these people demand, allows them to continue to develop the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware and create new ransomware Trojans. Instead, you should establish preventive measures. In some rare cases, available decryption programs developed by PC security analysts may have limited success in recovering some files.

Preventing the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware Attacks

The best way to prevent a Winnix Cryptor Ransomware attack is to ensure that files are backed up regularly in an external memory device that is not connected to the main computer physically. This is, by far, the best prevention method for the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware and all other encryption ransomware Trojans. If computer users can recover their files from a backup copy quickly, then the people responsible for the attack no longer have any leverage that would allow them to demand a ransom from the victim. There are other ways computer users can protect their data from the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware. These include using a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date, exercising caution when handling any unsolicited email attachments, and using a reliable anti-spam filter to intercept the email messages that are used to deliver the Winnix Cryptor Ransomware to its victims typically.

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