Sometime or the other many of us have confronted with the issue of malware which locks our computer. Sometimes they get the entire personal details from our system. In some other cases we have to pay a certain sum of amount to get the key to unlock our PC. Such malwares which require payment of money to unlock our PC is termed as Ransomware. Nowadays such ransomwares are so common that they come as an attachment with email. While opening the attachment our system gets locked up and we end up paying some amount of money to get the decryption keys.
Such common ransomwares are seen in certain forms. One such is in the form of email from Nairobian Prince. Another form is a mail from Pepsi or Coca Cola saying that you have won a huge sum of money in a lottery or lucky draw of something else. On seeing the ‘prize money’, most of us generally open the attachment. Once you open it, it locks down your PC until you pay the amount.
But now the world famous anti-virus software developer, Kaspersky, has come out with Decryption Key Generator. By this decryption key generator you can get the unlocking code to unlock the PC of yours. By using this you are exempted from payment of single penny for unlocking your system. Kaspersky developed the decryption key generator in association with Netherland’s National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). They recently were inspecting CoinVault Command and Control Server. It is a type of ransomware that affected the Windows systems from the last November. On inspecting this ransomware, NHTCU got command over a large storage of decryption keys.
What NHTCU has done is they shared this large database of decryption keys with Kaspersky. With the help of this database Kaspersky developed a new tool named Noransomware Decryption Tool. By using this newly developed tool, users can safeguard their system from the hands of ransomware. Like every other tool, it is not 100% effective. But joining hands with various police forces of countries around the world just like NHTCU, Kaspersky is expected to widen the decryption key database. With this the tool can be made more effective than its initial development stage.
The new tool seems to be work effectively in the developing tech world. Since the PCs, Desktop computers etc across the world especially those which are using internet are prone to be affected by ransomware. Then the new tool may come in handy since this one requires no payment of money. It comes along with the antivirus software. With adding more decryption keys to the database, the new tool seems to be effective. The decryption tool thus not only saves your money but also certain personal details as well. This could probably end the threat of deadly ransomwares in the very near future.