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Arch Ransomware

Posted: March 16, 2021

The Arch Ransomware is a file-locker that may cause long-lasting damage to the files on your device. Malware of this type is designed to encrypt the contents of valuable files, therefore preventing you from accessing them. After the Arch Ransomware manages to infect a computer successfully, it will start locking files on all hard drives and removable storage devices. The locked files will also undergo a minor name change concerning their extension – it will be changed to '.[].[bobwhite@msgsafe.io].arch.' It also drops the ransom note 'readme-warning.txt' on the desktop.

This ransomware has been identified as a variant of the Makop Ransomware and, unfortunately, this only means that it is impossible to crack its file-encryption mechanism. Victims of the Arch Ransomware will need to resort to 3rd-party data recovery options, which are not guaranteed to help them make a full recovery.

The authors of the Arch Ransomware claim to possess a working decryptor, which victims can purchase by paying some Bitcoin. We would not advise you to consider this offer because the creators of the malware may scam you easily – often, ransomware creators do not provide the service they promised, or they demand more and more money from their target. The criminals use the emails bobwhite@msgsafe.io and bobwhite@cock.li.

If you are a victim of the Arch Ransomware, we suggest running an antivirus scanner to eliminate the threat and then try out other data recovery options.

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