What is Diablo6?

Diablo6 is another new variant of a ransomware-type virus which is  called Locky. Once it has infiltrated your computer, Diablo6 will then encrypts stored data using RSA-2048 and AES-128 cryptographies. Once  encrypted, this virus renames files using the “[32_random_letters_and_digits].diablo6” pattern. For instance, “sample.jpg” will be renamed to a filename such as “D56F3331-E80D-9E17-2CF727B6-002116C2113F.diablo6“. Following successful encryption, Diablo6 creates two files (“diablo6.bmp” and “diablo6.htm“), and place them on the desktop, and also sets the .bmp file as the desktop wallpaper.

These two new files contain an identical message that informs the  victims of the encryption and encouraging them to visit Diablo6’s website fro more information. As mentioned, the Diablo6 ransomware employs RSA and AES encryption algorithms. Thus, these two unique keys are generated during the encryption process. The criminals store these files on a remote server and  their victims are encouraged to pay a ransom of .5 Bitcoin which is currently equivalent to ~$1640 in exchange for the decryption keys so they could access their files again. Diablo6’s website contains detailed payment instructions so they also encourage the victims to visit their website. Despite these statements and demands, it is advised  that you should never trust cyber criminals in any way. Research shows that these people often ignore victims once payments are made. So paying does not guarantee that the encrypted files will ever be restored and there is a high probability that you will just  be scammed. We strongly advise you to just ignore all requests to contact these crooks  and never pay any ransom requested. Unfortunately, currently there are no tools that are  capable of file decryption compromised by Diablo6. So you can only restore your files/system from a backup.
There are dozens of virtually identical ransomware type to the Diablo6  such as Nemesis, GlobeImposter, Purge, BTCWare, and Aleta. Like the Diablo6, these malware infections also encrypt files and makes ransom demands. In fact, there are just two noticeable differences between ransomware-type viruses: 1) amount of ransom, and; 2) type of encryption algorithm being  used. Research shows that most of these viruses employ algorithms that generate unique decryption keys so it’s definitely impossible to manually decrypt the files without needing the hacker’s help.

How can Diablo6 ransomware infect a computer?

To distribute the ransomware, cyber criminals often employ and attach it to spam emails (with infectious attachments), unofficial software download sources (freeware download websites, free file hosting websites, peer-to-peer networks, etc.), trojans, and even fake software updaters. The spam emails might contain attachments such as JavaScript files, MS Office documents, etc. designed to download/install malware. Third party software download sources also play role and often proliferate malicious executables by disguising them as legitimate software. On the other hand, the fake software update tools exploit outdated software bugs/flaws to infect the system.

Protection against Diablo6 ransomware infections?

To prevent ransomware infections, it’s always a rule to always be very cautious when browsing the Internet. Never open files received from suspicious emails from unknown sources or download software from unofficial sources. Keep installed applications updated and use a legitimate anti-virus/anti-spyware suite or programs to protect your system. Also be aware, however, that you should never use third party update tools, since they might infect the system as well. Always know that the key to computer safety is caution.
Text presented within Diablo6 ransomware HTML and .bmp files:

Text presented within Diablo6 ransomware website:


How to manually remove Diablo6 Ransomware?

Diablo6 Ransomware by Rebooting in Safe Mode:

Windows Safe mode is entered for a variety of reasons. Its primary perk is that it ensures the stability of your system, since only the most basic features and options are included. If you are having problems of any kind, it is advisable that you enter it as soon as you identify the source.

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7: 

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spamF8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.

For W8 and 8.1:
Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.

Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. ClickRestart in the pop-up.

For Windows 10:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.


W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:

Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).

How to automatically remove Diablo6 Ransomware?

Use an anti-malware program

We recommend using SpyRemover Pro,  a highly effective and widely used malware removal program to clean your computer of Diablo6 Ransomware. In addition to Diablo6 Ransomware, this program can detect and remove the latest variants of other malware.
SpyRemover Pro has an intuitive user interface that is easy to use. To get rid of Diablo6 Ransomware, the first step is to install it, scan your computer, and remove the threat.
To remove Diablo6 Ransomware from your computer using SpyRemover Pro, you need to perform the following steps:

Basic steps of SpyRemover Pro:

Step 1. Run SpyRemover Pro installer
Click on the .exe file that just downloaded in the lower right corner of your browser window.
Step 2.  Click Yes
Click Yes to accept the User Account Control settings dialog.
Step 3. Foll0w setup instructions
Follow the instructions to get SpyRemover Pro set up on your computer and you will be good to go!

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Why is automatic removal more recommendable?

  1. You know only one virus name: “SEARCH.SEARCHFASTLM.COM”, but the truth is you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The SpyRemover Pro program detects this threat and all others.
  2. SpyRemover Pro is quite fast! You need only few minutes to check your PC.
  3. SpyRemover Pro  uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module, it takes hours and may damage your PC. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module which you don’t want.
  4. SpyRemover Pro is  compatible with any antivirus.
  5. SpyRemover Pro is convenient to use.
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