Aa1 Ransomware

Posted: May 8, 2019

Aa1 Ransomware Description

The Aa1 Ransomware is a new version of the Dharma Ransomware, and the bad news is that its victims will not be able to get their files back with the use of free decryption software. Currently, there is no known way to fully undo the damage done by the Aa1 Ransomware without acquiring the decryption key from the attackers. Of course, the operators of the file-locker will not provide this information for free, and they may want to be compensated monetarily in exchange for their assistance.

Threats like the Aa1 Ransomware may often be propagated with the use of phishing emails, fake software updates or fake downloads so that we advise you to be more careful while downloading files from the Web if the source is an unknown Web page or email contact especially. Of course, this is not the only security measure you should rely on – it also is recommended to make use of a reputable anti-virus software suite that will keep you safe from potential threats.

If the Aa1 Ransomware is not stopped successfully, it may have the chance to encrypt a large portion of the data stored on your hard drive. File-lockers like this one aim to encrypt documents, images, videos, archives, databases, and other file types that may be used to store crucial information. Whenever the Aa1 Ransomware locks a file, it may add the following extension to its name – ‘.id-.[who8@mail.fr].aa1.’

The Aa1 Ransomware also drops a ransom message, which describes the attack and advises the victim to message who8@mail.fr for file decryption instructions. Unfortunately, messaging the attackers is only the first stage – the second stage is to complete the payment they are likely to request. While the Aa1 Ransomware’s operators do not mention the exact sum of the ransom fee, you can be sure that it will not be low. It is not a good idea to send money to the cyber crooks since they may not provide you with the decryptor after all. The advice is to use a reputable anti-malware application to uninstall the Aa1 Ransomware and then look into alternative file recovery options.

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