What is .love$ file infection?
Also referred to as DHARMA ransomware1, it modifies your documents by means of encrypting them and demanding the ransom to be paid allegedly to restore access to them. [email@example.com].love$ indicates firstname.lastname@example.org as a channel for contacting the ransomware authors.
The DHARMA ransomware is active again through its new cryptovirus bearing the name of .love$. This particular virus family modifies all popular file types by means of adding the .love$ extension, thus making the data absolutely unavailable. The victims simply cannot open their important documents anymore. The ransomware also assigns its unique identification key, just like all previous representatives of the virus family. As soon the file is encrypted by the ransomware, it obtains a special new extension becoming the secondary one. The file virus also generates a ransom note providing the users want instructions allegedly to restore the data.
Love$ Threat Summary
|Name||.love$ file virus|
|Extension||[email@example.com].love$ file virus|
|Detection||Trojan:Win32/Mokes.PVD!MTB, BScope.TrojanPSW.Coins, Trojan.Win32.Garvi.pu|
|Short Description||The virus modifies the documents on the attacked device through encryption and asks for the ransom to be paid by the victim supposedly to recovery them.|
|Symptoms||The file virus encrypts the data by adding the .love$ extension, also generating the one-of-a-kind identifier. Note that the [firstname.lastname@example.org].love$ extension becomes the secondary one.|
|Distribution Method||Spam, Email attachments, Compromised legitimate downloads, Attacks exploiting weak or stolen RDP credentials2.|
|Fix Tool||See If Your System Has Been Affected by .love$ file virus|
.love$ File Virus – Dharma Ransomware
What Is It and How Did I Get It?
The .love$ ransomware is most commonly spread by means of a payload dropper. It runs the malicious script that eventually installs the file virus. The threat circulates actively on the web, considering the facts about the ransomware mentioned in the VirusTotal database. The .love$ ransomware may also promote its payload files through popular social networks and via file-sharing platforms. Alternatively, some free applications hosted on many popular resources may also be disguised as helpful tools, whereas they instead may lead to the malicious scripts that injected the ransomware. Your personal caution to prevent the .love$ virus attack matters a lot!
.love$ ransomware is a infection that encrypts your data and presents a frustrating ransomware notice. Below is the screenshot depicting the ransomware note:
It says the following:
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED Don’t worry,you can return all your files! If you want to restore them, follow this link email: email@example.com If you have not been answered via the link within 12 hours, write to us by e-mail: Attention! 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.
Remove [firstname.lastname@example.org].love$ File Virus (Dharma)
Reasons why I would recommend GridinSoft3
There is no better way to recognize, remove and prevent ransomware than to use an anti-malware software from GridinSoft4.
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
You can download GridinSoft Anti-Malware by clicking the button below:
Run the setup file.
When setup file has finished downloading, double-click on the setup-antimalware-fix.exe file to install GridinSoft Anti-Malware on your system.
An User Account Control asking you about to allow GridinSoft Anti-Malware to make changes to your device. So, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
Press “Install” button.
Once installed, Anti-Malware will automatically run.
Wait for the Anti-Malware scan to complete.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware will automatically start scanning your computer for Love$ infections and other malicious programs. This process can take a 20-30 minutes, so I suggest you periodically check on the status of the scan process.
Click on “Clean Now”.
When the scan has finished, you will see the list of infections that GridinSoft Anti-Malware has detected. To remove them click on the “Clean Now” button in right corner.
How to decrypt .love$ files?
You can download and use this decrypter that Kaspersky released if you were hit by .[email@example.com].love$ extension.
What the next?
If the guide doesn’t help you to remove Love$ infection, please download the GridinSoft Anti-Malware that I recommended. Also, you can always ask me in the comments for getting help. Good luck!
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