File-encryption Trojans continue to be used by cybercriminals worldwide, and your files will always be in danger unless you use a reputable anti-virus software suite to feel safe. The URSA Ransomware is just the latest file-locker released online, and falling victim to its attack will result in a lot of damage being caused to your files. The URSA Ransomware does this by encrypting its contents. Many file-lockers will modify the names of locked files, but the URSA Ransomware does no such thing – this makes it difficult to distinguish between locked and regular files.
After the URSA Ransomware operation is complete, it will drop the messages 'RECOVER_YOUR_FILES.HTML' and 'RECOVER_YOUR_FILES.TXT' the Windows desktop. According to the ransom message, victims can use an automated decryption tool if they pay $350 via Bitcoin. Allegedly, more information about the payment can be received by downloading the TOR browser and visiting a TOR-based payment page operated by the attackers.
You should not trust URSA Ransomware's creators because they do not offer reliable proof that you can get your data back. Even if you pay them, they may not respond to your messages or provide you with the decryptor they promised. Victims of the URSA Ransomware should ignore the attackers' demands and run a reputable anti-virus scanner to disrupt the malware's attack. When this is taken care of, victims should recover their files from a backup or experiment with alternative data recovery options.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to URSA Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.