How dangerous can Dxh26wam ransomware be?

This is a fresh addition to the large family of ransomware cyber threats which is nothing new but a piece of malware that messes up your files. The general behavior of Dxh26wam Ransomware (also goes by the alias of Crypted) is common to other ransomware programs: it targets most valuable files on the PC and adds a unique extension which cannot be read by the system.

In this particular case, all infected files get a new extension of «.crypted», hence the second name of the malware. It is easy to miss that something is wrong and your security along with the data is compromised if you don’t have any anti-malware protection. After finishing the encryption, this ransomware informs the user with a note that demands a ransom to be paid. Malicious programs like Dxh26wam Ransomware often suggest using Bitcoin wallets to pay for the decryption key that will bring your files back to normal deleting the .crypted extension.

According to latest reports, this malware uses AES and RSA encryption algorithms. Furthermore, Dxh26wam ransomware is also capable of altering Windows Registry which allows managing Shadow Volume Copies. Those are critical for successful restoration of the corrupted files, and without Shadow Volume Copies you can kiss your data goodbye. So we advise having backups for the most important files on your computer. Dxh26wam is known to target files with the following extensions:  .jpg, .jpeg, .docx, .doc, .xlsx, .xls, .ppt, .pdf, .png, .odt, .pptx, .msg, .rar, .mdb, .zip. Interestingly enough, the ransom note for this malware is written in Delphi programming language while the virus itself was programmed using Python. The ransom note has different translated versions apart from the English one – victims can read it in French, German, Italian, Dutch, and Chinese languages.

We also strongly suggest against playing by the hackers’ rules. It is a common practice to threaten users with the removal of all infected files unless a decryption key is entered. But there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will actually unblock your computer and restore the data. Plus, you will become a sponsor for next attacks contributing to the development of newer viruses and malicious software like this one.

We also think it is important to understand where did it come from to prevent stepping on the same rake twice. According to our analysis and reports we receive, this locker infiltrates your computer via spam emails from the unknown sender. It comes in the form of suspicious attachment (it can be a text file, video, picture and so on). If you receive an email from the unknown source with a strange message and suspicious attachment, don’t rush to open it. Do not download and run executable files or applications from your inbox. There is a high chance of catching a virus, worm, Trojan, etc. by simply clicking infectious links.

There are two ways to get rid of the Dxh26wam Ransomware. You can do it manually if you know where the original malicious file is hidden. But it might take time. Plus, if you don’t know where to look you can accidentally delete wrong files. To avoid this, we recommend using an anti-malware program such as Plumbytes Anti-Malware or SpyHunter. If your computer is infected with Dxh26wam Ransomware, it will be eliminated along with other threats found. Having an additional protection against cyber-attacks is highly recommended because other threats might come your way after previous are eliminated.

Dxh26wam ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Dxh26wam ransomware

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Manual Removal Instruction for Dxh26wam ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL DXH26WAM RANSOMWARE AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Dxh26wam ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Dxh26wam ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Dxh26wam ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Dxh26wam ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Dxh26wam ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE DXH26WAM RANSOMWARE FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Dxh26wam ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Dxh26wam ransomware completely.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Dxh26wam ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Dxh26wam ransomware completely.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Dxh26wam ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Dxh26wam ransomware completely.
  • Remove Dxh26wam ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL DXH26WAM RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the DXH26WAM RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/29/2017 03:30 AM;