The DLL Cryptomix Ransomware Variant In this variant, the ransom note continues to be named _HELP_INSTRUCTIONS_.TXT, but now uses the email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com email addresses for a victim to contact for payment information. DLL CryptoMix Ransom Note With this version, when a file is encrypted by the ransomware it will modify the filename and then append the .DLL extension to encrypted file's name. How to protect yourself from Ransomware In order to protect yourself from ransomware it is important that you use good computing habits and security software. The most important step is to always have a reliable and tested backup of your data that can be restored in the case of an emergency, such as a ransomware attack. You should also make sure that you do not have any computers running remote desktop services connected directly to the Internet.