.0000 Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery) Dec.2017 Update

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This page aims to help you remove .0000 Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .0000 file can be recovered.

.0000 Ransomware is aimed at computer users all over the world!

It seems that .0000 virus is about to be the next big player in the Ransomware virus field. For now, security experts consider it as one of the most sophisticated threats that is available on the web. Detected just recently, .0000 Ransomware operates as a typical cryptovirus that begins to encrypt the files of its victims the very moment it enters their system. The infection is actively spreading to the global network and poses a danger to every single computer, connected to the Internet. Surprisingly, the malicious program uses a completely different and very complex algorithm to encrypt information that seems almost unbreakable. The virus is currently targeting files with different extensions, some of which may include .backup, .xlsx, .docx, .rtf, .dwg, .cdr, .cd, .mdb, .ccd, .odt, .pdf, .psd, .dbf, .doc, .sqlite, .accdb, .jpg , .jpeg, .tiff, .zip, .rar, .7z, .xls and others.

.0000 Virus Ransomware

As you can see, these are some of the most frequently used file types and all of them get secured by very complex cryptography using a long encryption key (public key). Meanwhile, the private key is sent to the remote servers of the criminals and is held there until the victim agrees to pay the ransom. Instructions on how to make the payment are given in the ransom message that appears on the desktop. Typically, the criminals refer the victim to a place where they can find additional instructions – an illegal website for ransom payment. Keep in mind that the virus may want higher or lower amounts from different victims.

It is a common practice of the hackers to offer you to try the decryption tool on one or more small encrypted files as evidence that such a tool exists and is on the secret servers of the scammers. This way, they hope to make you pay faster for the decryption solution. The .0000 Virus Ransomware authors accept payment in Bitcoins. No matter how “helpful” they may sound tough, the fraudsters are definitely not friendly and do not really care about helping you release your files. They only want to steal your money and you should never trust them!

.0000 Virus Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt .0000 files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Paying what they want is not only a direct form of sponsorship for their blackmail practice but also does not guarantee you will save your data! If .0000 ransomware has encrypted your files, it is a good idea to contact a security professional or check out some alternatives to the ransom payment. We encourage you to use your file backups to minimize the data loss or try our file-restoration instructions below. First, however, you should remove the infection as this is of utmost importance for the safety of your system. To do that, please use the professional removal tool or the assistance of a detailed removal guide like the one available below.

How can one get infected with .0000?

According to the latest information, .0000 virus is currently spreading through malicious email campaigns that transfer infected files and attachments. These dangerous files may often appear to be legitimate and may trick the victim into thinking that the actual extension is a .doc, an .exe, a .jpeg or some other common file. This file is, in fact, only a transmitter of a nasty Trojan horse or an exploit kit that is responsible for the encryption process. Spam email is currently the main technique used to distribute Ransomware infections. Still, you should keep in mind that this malware is constantly updating and definitely can use different means of distribution and infection. That’s why we encourage you to be very careful when browsing the web and interacting with unfamiliar web pages. If you do not want to be tempted to install suspicious software or malicious software updates, you should not download anything from a web page you have not visited before.

Removal of the .0000 virus

You can effectively remove .0000 if you use reliable anti-malware software. This is the fastest and safest way. However, if you want to use a manual removal method, you can easily follow the detailed instructions in the removal guide below. Please keep in mind though, that you are dealing with a dangerous type of virus, so it can try to block your antivirus and malware removal programs when you try to remove it or camouflage deep in your system in order to hide from you. If you are currently experiencing such a problem, we recommend that you restart your computer in Safe Mode before launching malware removal software or strictly follow the steps in the guide in order to detect the malware manually.

SUMMARY:

Name .0000
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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