What is [Astra2eneca@aol.com].aol ransomware?
[Astra2eneca@aol.com].aol is a type of ransomware malware that encrypts important files found on the victim’s computer. The extension “. [Astra2eneca@aol.com] .aol “, after which the virus developers offer to decrypt the files. To do this, you need to buy certain decryption tools. Developers create a text file “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” as a popup email@example.com:
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Write this ID in the title of your message –
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to these e-mails:email@example.com
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as a guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 5 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 10Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Payment is made in bitcoins
How does a virus get into your computer?
Scammers send out emails with fake information that they were sent by a shipping company such as DHL or FedEx. The letter says that they tried to deliver the package to you, but could not. Victims often open these letters and thus become infected with [Astra2eneca@aol.com].aol .
What to do?
In fact, scammers cannot be trusted. There is no guarantee that the borrowed tools will help you, because most likely you will not get them at all. To restore the device to its previous appearance, remove [Astra2eneca@aol.com].aol ransomware.