Purge Ransomware refer to the ransomware virus that encrypts your files. Once launched, it begins the process of encrypting your files stored on the system drives and attached network drives. The each infected file is added the extension .purge. This tricky malware uses strong encryption algorithm – RSA, that can be decrypted using a unique key. Unfortunately, restoring files are almost impossible without this key which crooks store on the remote servers
Globe is a ransomware that is very similar to Mahasaraswati, JohnyCryptor, Ecovector and JohnyCryptor. Once Globe ransomware has infected your computer, it encrypts various data. After finishing encrypting process, this ransomware adds .globe (.purge) extensions to the name of all the encrypted files. It will create a HTA note named How to restore files.hta in each folder with the encrypted data. Also this ransomware creates an autorun named How to restore files that automatically opens ransom note each time you login to Windows and changes wallpaper on your desktop to “Purge: Election Year” film’s theme.
.zzzzz is actually redesigned Locky crypto-virus. We remind that Locky (and its new version) uses asymmetric encryption algorithm to encrypt user files, images, videos, documents, game files. Now virus can detect and encode more than 450 types of files. After encryption virus appends .zzzzz extension and modifies filenames sol they get long alphanumeric 24 digit names. This ransomware still extorts ransom of 3 BitCoins (~$2200) from user to decrypt files. Zzzzz ansomware creates 3 files on users PC: INSTRUCTION.bmp, -INSTRUCTION.html and _6-INSTRUCTION.html. All this files are used to inform users, that their system is hacked and files are encrypted.
Aesir is another ransomware-type virus from Locky family. It still uses RSA-2048 and AES-128 algorithms to encrypt user files. Now virus targets more than 450 types of files. After encrypting
malware adds .aesir suffix and modifies filenames. Aesir ransomware demands user to pay ransom of 3 BitCoins (~$2200) to decrypt files, but never send the keys. Ransomware creates 3 files on users computers: INSTRUCTION.bmp, -INSTRUCTION.html and _1-INSTRUCTION.html. This files contain instructions for users to pay the ransom and get decryptor. Image is used to set as background and also contains ransom-note with payment details.