A threat like LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware is designed to encrypt important content on the infected system and in return of that content the cyber criminal put high demand of money. The cyber criminals group which are behind the idea of this ransomware is fully organized and not miss any chance to lock down the files on victim’s system. As this encryption malware is still new, which is uploaded on the Dark Web on May, 2017 so it is possible that the attack will be more dangerous. However like VisionCrypt Ransomware this LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware will collect the information from the infected system, rather this threat will modify the structure of data containers only.
LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware is harmful encryption malware, which you should not bring it into the system. However most of the time the threat sneak silently into the aimed system with the help of spam mails. So you must be prepare and always check for the update of you Anti-Virus program. Such threat will make all the file inaccessible and out of the reach from the user. Therefore you need to know the steps to remove such LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware from your system and also know how to be safe from a ransomware attack.
LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware : A Harmful Threat
Just like other harmful ransomware virus this LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware will drop a file on the infected system to avoid the detection from the Anti-Virus program. It work on the basis of mid-tier encryption method and make sure every file is locked or not. To make it possible and detected by the Anti-Virus program this threat use a filename used as Windows built-in tool. On more search our team have found that LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware will use and run as like Windows Check Disk program. A files name “chkdsk.exe” is use by the Windows system to check the file system and disk error. This ransomware virus use a droop file of name “chkdsk.exe” to run on the infected system.
This “chkdsk.exe” will make the Anti-Virus program fool and make it possible to run as background process without getting caught by the user and from Anti-Virus program. This trick is used by many famous ransomware threat, however the good thing is that those threat are not in active mode for right now. So you can easily remove this threat from your system. the tool given below will make it possible and protect your system from the attack of LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware.
LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware : Encryption Trick
Once this LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware threat enter into the system successfully it start acquiring the important container file to locked them down. The file mostly targeted by this threat is music file, video, images, documents, text, pdf and database file. Once it make them encrypt it append a file extension name “.LIGHTNING” to every encrypted files. And after ward this threat will send a ransom note which inform the user how and when to pay the money.
YOU BECAME A VICTIM OF THE LIGHTNINGCRYPT RANSOMWARE! ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED FOR EACH TRY TO FO ANYTHING I WILL DELETE FILES PAY 0.17 BITCOINS TO THIS ADDRESS: 1LSgvYFY7SDNje2Mhsm51FxhqPsbvXB YOU CAN BUY BITCOINS ON “BLOCKCHAIN.INFO” SEND YOUR UNIQUE ID IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE BITCOIN PAYMENT YOU CAN FIND THEM IN YOUR DESKTOP IN “LIGHTNINGCRYPT_UNIQUEID.TXT” AFTER THE PAYMENT YOUR FILES WILL BE DECRYPTED! HAVE FUN �� PAY 0.17 Bitcoins to: 1LSgvYFY7SDNje2Mhsm51FxhqPsbvXB
How To Remove LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware??
LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware is very vicious ransomware threat which is design recently. And most of the anti-virus program have detected this threat with such name like : HEUR/QVM03.0.602E.Malware.Gen, ML.Attribute.HighConfidence, static engine – malicious, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Gen.dzg, Trojan.MSIL.Agent, malicious_confidence_100% (W), trojan.win32.skeeyah.a!rfn . Therefore the removal of this LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware is now very important.
Step 1 : Remove ransomware related files from control panel
- Close all programs and select control panel.
- Choose uninstall a program and features option.
- Here you will get all the installed program.
- Find out program related to LIGHTNINGCRYPT Ransomware
- Click on Uninstall option to remove them
Step 2 : Show Hidden Files and Folder
- Click organize then select folder and search option
- Click on View tab select Show hidden files and folders
- Uncheck the box for Hide protected files.
- Click Yes on the warning and then click OK.
Step 3 : Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking
- Click Start button >> click Shutdown button.
- Click on Restart then click OK.
- Start pressing F8 key once your PC become active.
- Advanced Boot Options window will open.
- Select Safe Mode with Networking and press enter.