Kaspersky offers free decryption tools for Dharma Ransomware

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Kaspersky has made it official that it is going to offer a free decryption tool for Dharma Ransomware from this weekend. The said ransomware which first appeared in November is notorious enough to decrypt all the files and folders on the victim’s computer for ransom. So, Kaspersky has includes the free tool in its RakhniDecryptor to help the victims of Dharma Ransomware to go Scott free.

For those intending to download the decryption tool from Kaspersky website should follow the following steps-

As the dharma ransomware renames all the files as [email-address].dharma, users have to first download the RakhniDecryptor from Kaspersky and then should extract and run it on their computer. As soon as the computer runs, it will display on the main screen.

Then users should first ensure that they are using the latest 1.17.17.0 version to help make their computers get rid of Dharma Ransomware.

After that user should click on the Start scan button to decrypt the file. Then the RakhniDecryptor program will then prompt users to select an encrypted file which has to be unlocked. Users should then just click on the Open Button and RakhniDecryptor will scan the entire PC and decrypt the files.

Note- Dharma Ransomware also known as Dharma Virus, is a high-risk ransomware variant which encrypts all PC files using Asymmetric Cryptography. The developers of this malware appear to be from an Asian Continent, as the email ID to contact them points us to an Indian or Russia domain.

Cyber crooks using this ransomware are known to be extorting a sum of $500-$1000 from the victims in Bitcoins. Manual restoration of encrypted files from Dharma Ransomware seems to be impossible.

For this reason, Security giant Kaspersky is offering a helping hand to the victims of Dharma Ransomware.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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