Clop Ransomware: Overview, Operating Mode, Prevention and Removal

Clop Ransomware belonging to a popular Cryptomix ransomware family is a dangerous file encrypting virus which actively avoids the security unprotected system and encrypts the saved files by planting the .Clop extension.

It exploits AES cipher to encrypt pictures, videos, music, databases papers, and attach .CLOP or .CIOP file extension, which prevents victims from accessing personal data. For example,  “sample.jpg” is renamed to “sample.jpg.Clop”.

This way, the victims are pressured into paying the ransom within some time limit for the presumed fixing of their data.

Clop ransomware is considered to be a very dangerous malware because the virus can have grave consequences, being capable of contaminating the majority of operating system versions like Windows XP, Windows7, Windows8, Windows8.1, and Windows 10.

Clop virus’ name originates from a Russian “klop,” which means “bed bug” – an insect from the genus Cimex that feeds on human blood, usually at night.

Clop ransomware is one of the worst computer threats that makes entries in the Windows Registry to attain durability and could start or restrain processes in a Windows domain to stay hidden from the usual antivirus program and computer user.

Clop Ransomware Operating Mode

It is well known that the Clop ransomware’s targets are mostly organizations/institutions across the globe

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