firstname.lastname@example.org is a destructive ransomware virus that is designed and developed by its publisher with the view to robbing money online. Similar to other ransomware viruses, this one also uses spam e-mail for its infiltration, those suspicious e-mails will disguise them as a normal e-mail that is sent by the user’s friends, family member or any famous company. The makers of email@example.com uses encrypted tunnel with fake name to contact the victims and their accounts which are used for receiving the money are Bitcoin account, so they (the cyber criminals who are its publisher can not be traced). Bitcoin is a web-based ‘cryptocurrency’ used to move money around quickly and unidentified with no need for a central authority. However, there is no guarantee that the user will get back the access of the decrypted files even after paying the ransom money.
If the user clicks “OK” to close the dialog in the above figure, then the following dialog is shown.
If the user selects “Stay on this page”, then the main Browlock page shown on the topmost of this article is kept open. If the user selects “Leave this page” (as shown in preceding above picture), then the first and second dialog boxes will be displayed in turn.
Most of the PC user may compromise with the the publisher of firstname.lastname@example.org and may nod down to pay the money but there is no guarantee that even after paying the ransom money, the user will be able to recover his/her data back.
How can this ransomware enter into a PC
As like other ransomware, email@example.com also sneaks into a PC via spam e-mail attachments.
It is able to get installed by the use of the unethical domain to update your software and other program.
The free downloads of software from unknown sources may bring other infection including this ransomware into your system.
The peer-to peer network connection and visiting of malicious link are also reason of getting this ransomware.
Consequences after this ransomware enters into a PC
As soon as the user download the attachment of the related spam e-mail and open it, the files kept inside the affected PC will be ruined by this ransomware virus within seconds. Most of the files are changed with its extension as .firstname.lastname@example.org, .ccc or .vvv and the user will see an unknown TXT file into an infected folder or a pop-up browser-locking on their screen, that is used to show the warning message asking the user to pay ransom fees to buy the decryption key.
The private information about the users, such as their credit card and banking account details may also be stolen by someone not known to the user. Furthermore, the virus can have following consequences:
It can degrade the performance of the affected PC and can bring other dangerous infection inside the system.
It can modify the windows registry entries and inject its own codes into the system files and folders.
It has the potential to disable Control panel and task manager of the infected PC.
It will display many fake and misleading information regarding your system files.
It can collects a user’s sensitive data and causes huge financial loss.
Removal of email@example.com
Manual Removal of firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 1 – Uninstall email@example.com and other unwanted programs in control panel
1. Click start button and then select control panel
2. Click on “view by category”option and click uninstall a program
3. Select Add/Remove Programs
4. Check your program list and uninstall those program that are suspicious.
5. Disable all extensions related to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2 – End email@example.com with the help of Task Manager
1. Press “CTRL + ALT+ DEL” keys to open the Windows Task Manager
2. Click Processes then search for firstname.lastname@example.org process and select End process.
Step 3 – Delete the registry values of email@example.com
1. Click Start and select the RUN command
2. Type “regedit” and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
3. Delete the files that are related to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automatic Removal Method
Automatic removal method is the best method to remove email@example.com from the infected system quickly. This tool provides real time protection against all threats. It undergoes complete and full scan to detect various malware in the background of the system. It has the ability to scan Internet browser’s, cookies and system files and adds-ons. It automatically restores all the changes made by firstname.lastname@example.org infection in the homepage of web browsers. Automatic tool also provides complete uninstallation process for email@example.com infection and also provides steps for complete removal of this infection from the PC.
Step 1: Soon after downloading and installing firstname.lastname@example.org removal tool, select scan computer Now option to start the scanning process.
Step 2: Once the scanning process is successfully completed ,lists of infections including email@example.com will be displayed.
Step 3: One can easily contact and make use of our security support desk 24×7 for any assistance related to firstname.lastname@example.org infection and is applicable with licensed version of the program.
Step 4: It enables protection against email@example.com infection and other malware in the future.
Step 5: This process gives full control over system and settings. It helps to prevent firstname.lastname@example.org from changing your Browser settings, Internet and its DNS settings.
Step 6: It enables the user to use a scheduler when a system has to go for complete scan either for day, week or month.