16x Ransomware is a new and threatening file-encryption Trojan whose attack may leave you in a helpless state. This malware is designed with the purpose of locking files, and its attack will prevent you from accessing documents, pictures, archives, databases and other files. Of course, the authors of the 16x Ransomware are offering a paid solution – they claim to have the ability to unlock your files, but they will only do it if they receive a hefty ransom payment.
The files that this ransomware damages will have their extension changed to '.16x.' The ransom message is delivered in a new 'Command Prompt' window, which lists the offer of the attackers. They tell the victim not to try to decrypt their data because they may end up damaging it further. Instead, they ask to be contacted via the email firstname.lastname@example.org. While the message does not mention a payment, ransomware authors usually ask their victims to pay via cryptocurrency once they message them. It is very likely that 16x Ransomware's creators will follow the same pattern.
Unfortunately, free decryption tools for the 16x Ransomware are not available. Victims of this file-locker should contact the attackers to see if they are offering a free decryption service – if the service is paid, then you should not accept. Sending money to cybercriminals is never a good idea. If the criminals do not offer free decryption, then you need to run an anti-virus tool to remove 16x Ransomware's components. After this, try restoring your data from a backup or running alternative data recovery tools.
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