Identify Ransomware which has infected your computer

Ransomware is one of the major problems computer users have come across in recent years. They are not like regular malware or viruses that may do damage to system files or slow down your internet connection. These type of infections are more dangerous because they lock your data and then demand money to unlock it. If your beloved computer is infected by ransomware, chances are it will block the user from accessing a section of their computer. If the user wants to gain access, they will be required to pay. Basically, a user’s computer is held hostage by hackers, and they demand a ransom to set it free.

How to check for & tell if you have ransomware? Well, if your computer is infected you will not be able to open your files as they might have been encrypted. Plus you will receive a ransomware note making demands. How do you identify the ransomware by name? ID Ransomware is a free online service, will identify the Ransomware which has infected your Windows PC. It currently detects 52 different ransomware.

Identify Ransomware

Identify Ransomware

Although you may take the normal precautions to prevent ransomware, you never know when you could be hit. Unlike real life hostage situations, there’s no negotiation here, either pay up or do without being able to access important files.

To tackle this ransomware issue, there’s a website that goes by the name, ID Ransomware. It doesn’t clear a computer system of ransomware, but it can help the user detect what type of ransomware they are dealing with in order to gain further help elsewhere.

Simply locate the ransom note and upload it to the website via the Ransom Note section. Furthermore, it is also possible to upload encrypted files via the option on the right-hand side of the webpage.

Bear in mind that ID Ransomware is not capable of decrypting files, users will be required to find an alternative or seek out a professional. We understand that ID Ransomware can detect up to 54 infections, which is quite a lot seeing as ransomware is not widespread.

Here’s a list of what ID Ransomware website can currently detect:

777, 7ev3n, 7h9r, 8lock8, ACCDFISA v2.0, Alfa, Alma Locker, Alpha, AMBA, Apocalypse, Apocalypse (Unavailable), ApocalypseVM, AutoLocky, AxCrypter, BadBlock, Bandarchor, BankAccountSummary, Bart, Bart v2.0, BitCrypt, BitCrypt 2.0, BitCryptor, BitMessage, BitStak, Black Feather, Black Shades, Blocatto, Booyah, Brazilian Ransomware, Bucbi, BuyUnlockCode, Cerber, Cerber 2.0, Cerber 3.0, Chimera, Coin Locker, CoinVault, Coverton, Cryakl, CryFile, CryLocker, CrypMic, Crypren, Crypt0, Crypt0L0cker, Crypt38, CryptFuck, CryptInfinite, CryptoDefense, CryptoFinancial, CryptoFortress, CryptoHasYou, CryptoHitman, CryptoJoker, CryptoMix, CryptorBit, CryptoRoger, CryptoShocker, CryptoTorLocker, CryptoWall 2.0, CryptoWall 3.0, CryptoWall 4.0, CryptXXX, CryptXXX 2.0, CryptXXX 3.0, CryptXXX 4.0, CryPy, CrySiS, CTB-Faker, CTB-Locker, DEDCryptor, DirtyDecrypt, DMA Locker, DMA Locker 3.0, DMA Locker 4.0, Domino, ECLR Ransomware, EduCrypt, El Polocker, Encryptor RaaS, Enigma, Fabiansomware, Fantom, FenixLocker, Flyper, GhostCrypt, Globe, Gomasom, Herbst, Hi Buddy!, HolyCrypt, HydraCrypt, Jager, Jigsaw, JobCrypter, JokeFromMars, JuicyLemon, KawaiiLocker, KeRanger, KEYHolder, KimcilWare, Kozy.Jozy, KratosCrypt, Kriptovor, KryptoLocker, LeChiffre, LockLock, Locky ransomware, Lortok, Magic, Maktub Locker, MirCop, MireWare, Mischa, Mobef, n1n1n1, NanoLocker, NegozI, Nemucod, Nemucod-7z, NullByte, ODCODC, OMG! Ransomcrypt, PadCrypt, PayForNature, PClock, Philadelphia, PowerLocky, PowerWare, Protected Ransomware, R980, RAA-SEP, Radamant, Radamant v2.1, RansomCuck, RarVault, Razy, REKTLocker, RemindMe, Rokku, Russian EDA2, SamSam, Sanction, Satana, ShinoLocker, Shujin, Simple_Encoder, Smrss32, SNSLocker, Sport, Stampado, SuperCrypt, Surprise, SZFLocker, Team XRat, TeslaCrypt 0.x, TeslaCrypt 2.x, TeslaCrypt 3.0, TeslaCrypt 4.0, TowerWeb, ToxCrypt, Troldesh, TrueCrypter, UCCU, UmbreCrypt, UnblockUPC, Unlock92, Unlock92 2.0, Uyari, VaultCrypt, VenusLocker, WildFire Locker, WonderCrypter, Xorist, Xort, XRTN, zCrypt, ZimbraCryptor, Zyklon, etc.

For those who might be wondering, yes, your data uploaded to the ID Ransomware website is confidential, well, according to the website itself. We can’t vouch for it, so folks will just have to them by their word.

Overall, a solid service that works well. However, seeing as it works in the browser, an internet connection will always be needed, so we’re hoping an offline version will be released in the future to come.

You can also use Bitdefender Ransomware Recognition Tool to help you identify Ransomware and see if a Ransomware Decryptor is available.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.