Ransomware is a type of malware for Windows PC. The program is used by its creators to generate money from the victims in the form of ransom. According to a trusted source, over 4,000 ransomware attacks have happened daily in the USA alone since 2016. The Razer program is one such ransomware and a danger to your PC.
The way Razer ransomware works is quite similar to that of other similar malware tools. The program will lock some files on your PC. The type of file does not matter to Razer. Once locked, you can not access these files on your PC in any way. When you try to open such files, you will see a pop-up asking for funds to open through the unlock key. Keep reading to know more.
What is Razer Ransomware?
Razer ransomware is just any other malicious ransomware program. If attacked by this ransomware, you will find encrypted files across your PC. These are those files that once you accessed freely but would not be able to from now on. The tool can encrypt any file irrespective of its type (documents, images, PDFs, music, audio, video, etc.)
The files will have an extension stating .[firstname.lastname@example.org].razer. When you double-click the file to open it, a pop-up message will appear. This will ask you to enter the decryption code to access the files. Above the section to enter the code, the creators put a message asking you to pay them some money in the form of crypto-currency (generally BitCoin) to get the access code.
This ransomware uses advanced encryption technology that is very hard to breach. Hence, making it troublesome even for ethical hackers to access the data.
How Does Razer Infect Your Computer?
The reason behind how Razer affects your PC varies a lot. The reason may be one or more of the ones listed below:
- You may have received the ransomware while surfing unsafe websites
- If you ever tried to visit shady websites like pornography, cracked software providers, etc.
- Downloaded some program(s) from untrusted sources.
- You opened some malicious program-ridden website link from your inbox.
Other reasons may also be the root.
How to Remove Razer Ransomware from your PC?
If your computer is affected by the Razer, it becomes very hard to remove it. There are some manual methods that you can try if you have proper knowledge of computers. However, we recommend using safe data recovery software for PCs. Additionally, you should install and always keep anti-malware software on your PC to protect yourself in the future.