Have I been infected? How to find out?

Expert centerCategory: RansomwareHave I been infected? How to find out?
Benson Staff asked 5 years ago
1 Answers
Prathitha Biju Staff answered 5 years ago

If you are affected by a ransomware virus, you can see the following symptoms on your device.

  • You suddenly cannot open normal files and get errors such as the file is corrupted or has the wrong extension.
  • An alarming message has been set to your desktop background with instructions on how to pay to unlock your files.
  • The program warns you that there is a countdown until the ransom increases or you will not be able to decrypt your files.
  • A window has opened to a ransomware program and you cannot close it.
  • You can see files in all the directories with names such as “HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.TXT or DECRYPT_INSTRUCTIONS.HTML”.