This type of computer viruses is created for the single purpose of extorting money from the users it infects. The Ransomware viruses are used for blackmailing their victims by keeping their screens or their data locked. The Ransomware cryptoviruses – the ones that lock the user’s files – are the Ransomware subtype we mostly write about as they are a particularly problematic form of malware.
Removing a Ransomware cryptovirus, though sometimes difficult, can be achieved, especially if you have a strong anti-malware program in your computer. However, the real problem here is unlocking the files that the virus has locked using data-encryption, as those files would remain inaccessible even once the virus is removed. In our guides for removing Ransomware viruses, we provide our readers with instructions on both how to delete the virus and how to potentially recover the files that it has locked.