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In this article, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide on Ungluk Ransomware, its origins, how it works, and what you can do if you’re infected.


Ungluk is a type of malware that encrypts your files and demands a ransom for the decryption key.


This ransomware was first discovered in August 2016 by security researchers. It’s thought to be a variant of the Locky Ransomware, which was first seen in February 2016. The Ungluk Ransomware is distributed via spam emails that contain a malicious attachment. Once the attachment is executed, the Ungluk Ransomware will encrypt your files.

It uses the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm to encrypt your files, which makes them virtually impossible to decrypt without the decryption key.

The ransomware will append the “.ungluk” extension to the encrypted files. For example, “sample.jpg” would be renamed to “sample.jpg.ungluk”. It will also create a ransom note named “HELP_DECRYPT.txt” that contains instructions on how to pay the ransom and decrypt your files. The malware will also change your desktop wallpaper to an image that contains the ransom note.


The ransom demand varies depending on how much the Ungluk Ransomware operators think they can get from you, but it’s typically between 0.5 Bitcoin and 2 Bitcoin (approximately $500 to $2000). Ungluk will give you a 72 hour deadline to pay the ransom, after which the price will double.


Ungluk is a serious threat to your data and should not be taken lightly. Be sure to take precautions to protect yourself from this and other types of malware. Use a reputable antivirus program and be careful when opening email attachments. Also, make sure to create regular backups of your data to protect yourself in the event of an infection.


If you’re infected with Ungluk, the first thing you should do is disconnect your computer from the internet to prevent the ransomware from encrypting any more of your files. Then, run a reputable antivirus program to remove it and decrypt your files.

But even if you can remove Ungluk, your files may still be encrypted. That’s why it’s important to create regular backups of your data. That way, if you do get infected, you can restore your data from a backup and won’t have to worry about paying the ransom.


If you don’t have a backup, you can try using a file recovery program to recover your files. However, there’s no guarantee that this will work.


SalvageData data recovery software has been tested and proven to work against Ungluk Ransomware and other variants of Locky Ransomware.


Paying the ransom is not recommended, as there’s no guarantee that you’ll receive the decryption key even if you do pay. Additionally, paying the ransom will only encourage the criminals behind Ungluk Ransomware to continue their activities.


The public decryption tool is currently unavailable.

Contact SalvageData

If you don’t have a backup and can’t decrypt your files, you can contact us for help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options and see if our data recovery services are right for you.


SalvageData is the industry leader in data recovery, with a success rate of over 96%. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers who can recover your data from Ungluk and other variants of Locky Ransomware.


For more information on Ungluk Ransomware and other types of malware, be sure to check out our blog. You’ll find articles on the latest threats, tips on how to protect yourself, and much more.



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