What is Lilmoon ransomware?
Lilmoon is a hostile program that takes over the victim’s computer to encrypt the data on it. This behavior, as well as several others, have placed Lilmoon in the ransomware category of viruses.
For those unfamiliar with this classification, ransomware viruses encrypt files on the affected computer so that the victim cannot access them. Then, the hackers demand payment to restore access. This is precisely what Lilmoon does. It also renames the encrypted files, appending the hackers’ e-mail and the .lilmoon file extension to the end of each file name.
This is done to make it obvious that the computer has been infected. Although many viruses, like cryptocurrency miners, don’t want to be discovered, this is not the case with ransomware, because it requires the victim to actively pay the criminal.
Lilmoon ransomware also creates a ransom note, “Dectryption-guide.txt”, that tells the victim how to contact the hacker in a more verbose way, and gives some other instructions. It can be read on the image above.
Obviously, writing to these criminals is not advised; they will likely demand an exorbitant amount of money and might not even decrypt your files after getting it. Instead, you should explore alternative ways to remove Lilmoon ransomware and decrypt .lilmoon files. Reading the guide below is a good start.