The Leitkcad Ransomware is a file-encryption Trojan, which shares significant similarities with the file-locker family known as the Prometey Ransomware. Sadly, neither the Prometey Ransomware nor the newly identified Leitkcad Ransomware are decryptable via free utilities. If the latter has infiltrated your computer, you can probably not use your important files like documents, spreadsheets, videos, music, and more. This is because the contents of these files were encrypted by the Leitkcad Ransomware. You should be able to recognize the damaged data thanks to the '.leitkcad' extension added to the end of the filenames.
Just like the Prometey Ransomware, this one also provides its victims with a ransom message at the end of the attack. Victims of the Leitkcad Ransomware will find the instructions stored in the document 'help-leitkcad.txt.' According to this text, users need to download and use the TOR browser to access a TOR-based support page where they will receive more information.
The authors of the Leitkcad Ransomware want to receive a ransom payment via Bitcoin, but they do not seem to offer any proof that they can complete the data decryption process. We advise you not to take any risks by agreeing to pay the ransom sum – many ransomware creators do not end up restoring their victims' data and just collect the money.
Victims of the Leitkcad Ransomware are advised to run an anti-malware scanner to terminate the threatening software. After they take care of this, they can proceed to try to recover their data from a backup or to try out other file recovery options.
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