What is Lltt ransomware


Lltt ransomware is one of the most recent Djvu/STOP ransomware variants. We have previously written on many other variants, including Lloo, Qlln, Zpps, and Ewdf. New variants are released on a regular basis by the cybercriminals operating this malware family. The Lltt ransomware will encrypt your personal files and add the .lltt extension. Unless you run the files through a decryptor, the files will be unopenable. Unfortunately, acquiring the decryptor will be difficult because the only people who have it are the malware operators. They will try to sell it to you for $980, but paying the ransom comes with its own risks.

 

Lltt ransomware note

 

Your files will be encrypted the moment you open the malicious file, allowing the ransomware to initiate. It will target your images, documents, videos, and other media. Basically, all of your personal files will be encrypted, as they are the most valuable. You will be able to identify which files have been encrypted by the extension added to them. This particular ransomware adds .lltt. So an encrypted text.txt file would become text.txt.lltt. None of the files with this extension will be openable. The ransomware will also drop a _readme.txt ransom note. The note explains how victims can get the decryptor and unfortunately, the malware operators demand $980 for it. The note also mentions a 50% discount for users who contact the cyber criminals within the first 72 hours, though it’s questionable whether these claims are true. It is not recommended to pay the ransom and/or interact with the cybercriminals because there are no guarantees that, even after paying, you will receive the decryptor. Remember that you are dealing with cybercriminals, and there is nothing to stop them from simply stealing your money and disappearing with it.

To remove the Lltt ransomware from your computer, use anti-malware software. It’s a pretty complex infection that should be removed using professional software. You can connect to your backup and begin recovering files as soon as the ransomware has been removed from your computer.

File recovery will be far more challenging, if not impossible, for users who did not back up files prior to the ransomware infection. Waiting for a free Lltt ransomware decryptor to be released is an option, although it is unclear when, or even if, it would be released. Ransomware infections from this family use online keys to encrypt files, and this means that the keys are unique to each user. Unless the keys are released by the cybercriminals themselves, it’s not very likely that a free Lltt ransomware decryptor will become available. You can check NoMoreRansom for free decryptors.

Ransomware distribution methods

Developers of ransomware, and malware, in general, use various methods to distribute the infections. Uses who have bad browsing habits are more likely to infect their computers with malware because they engage in risky behavior, such as opening unsolicited email attachments, clicking on ads while browsing high-risk websites, and torrenting copyrighted content.

You will occasionally receive emails with malicious attachments if some service has leaked your email address. Malware can initiate as soon as you open the attachment. This is why it’s crucial to double-check all unsolicited attachments before opening them. VirusTotal or anti-virus software can be used for that. But generally, malicious emails are fairly obvious in most cases. Grammar and spelling mistakes are one of the most glaring signs. The mistakes are quite out of place because senders frequently pose as representatives of companies whose services users use. An email that addresses you as User, Member, Customer, etc. when your name should be used is another red flag. Emails that are legitimate and contain attachments that you must open will always address you by name.

Torrent sites are notorious for being poorly regulated, which makes them ideal for distributing malware. Pirating copyrighted content using torrents is quite risky because many torrents for movies, TV series and video games often have malware in them. Torrenting pirated content is not only dangerous for your computer/data but also essentially stealing content.

How to remove Lltt ransomware

Trying to manually remove Lltt ransomware is not a good idea because ransomware is a very complex malware infection. You could accidentally cause additional damage to your computer if you’re not careful, or you may not remove all ransomware components. If you leave some components, the ransomware may be able to recover. And if you connect to your backup while the ransomware was still present on your computer, your backed-up files would become encrypted as well. To avoid all the negative consequences, we strongly recommend using anti-malware software to remove Lltt ransomware. Once the ransomware is gone, you can safely connect to your backup to start recovering files.

Lltt ransomware is detected as:

  • Win32:Malware-gen by Avast/AVG
  • A Variant Of Win32/GenKryptik.FWPJ by ESET
  • UDS:Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Stop by Kaspersky
  • Trojan.MalPack.GS by Malwarebytes
  • Packed-GEE!0E08FB4F815B by McAfee
  • Ransom:Win32/STOP.BS!MTB by Microsoft

Lltt ransomware detections