Data on your device has been locked
Follow the instructions to unlock your data
Open “Instructions.txt” on your Desktop.’
The Netflix Ransomware is still undergoing analysis, but it is confirmed that the threat is, indeed, able to encrypt the files of its victims. When the Netflix Ransomware finishes the encryption, it executes several other operations that aim to prevent the users from restoring their files without paying the ransom fee, as well as provide them with details about the situation they are in:
- The Netflix Ransomware uses a small command prompt script to wipe all Shadow Volume Copies, and therefore stop tools like Windows System Restore from working.
- The Netflix Ransomware displays a lock screen that tells victims that their data has been locked, and they need to open a file called ‘instructions.txt’ on their desktops.
- The Netflix Ransomware creates the ‘instructions.txt’ file, which contains more details about the steps victims have to take to get their files back.
There’s no information regarding the sum that the authors of the Netflix Ransomware demand. Regardless of the amount of money that has to be paid, we’d like to remind victims of the Netflix Ransomware that paying money to cyber cooks is one of the worst things they can do in this situation. The operators of the Netflix Ransomware don’t provide any contact details, nor do they show proof that they have the means to decrypt the user’s data. It is safe to say there’s a significant chance that the authors of the Netflix Ransomware may end up disappearing as soon as they get the victim’s money. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars just to have a small chance to restore their files, we advise victims of the Netflix Ransomware to consider finding an alternative solution to the problem. The removal of the Netflix Ransomware is the first step to recovery, and this operation should be carried out with the assistance of a trustworthy anti-malware program. As for the encrypted data, it should be preserved just in case a free decryption tool becomes available.