This page aims to help you remove 7ev3n Ransomware. These 7ev3n Ransomware removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
IT IS VITAL TO READ THIS! While the primary threat on your PC is 7ev3n Ransomware, there is a good chance it was installed with a variety of other threats on your PC. The reason? These people can go after a much larger price than just the few hundred the ransom note demands, and that is your credit card and personal accounts. Ransomware (from malware and ransom) is the name used for these viruses, but they are commonly installed together with a Trojan and a Keylogger. You might wonder why we are explaining this: because to remove 7ev3n Ransomware and whatever else is present, you need to understand what they do and where they hide.
A Ransomware is something you obviously already have experience with. There are two “types” of ransomware:
- A scam threat that suddenly redirects you towards a pop-up image claiming you were caught doing some kind of wrong, watching child pornography for example (this isn’t a joke example – it’s a real thing), and demands that you pay a “fine.” Let’s be honest here – this isn’t the sort of thing you pay a “fine” for. It’s obviously a fake. And the good thing is, except for the scare tactic your files aren’t touched. You still need to
- The second possibility is the one 7ev3n Ransomware belongs to. It’s those that actually encrypt your files beforehand and THEN threaten you. But you already know this. The difference is in the fact that the second option can install a Keylogger on your PC.
A Keylogger is a piece of malicious software that can basically track and record anything at all you write with your keyboard. Additionally, all trojans (7ev3n Ransomware almost always comes through a trojan) are known for being able to steal cookies – so any accounts you own that are “remembered” by websites, are already exposed to the people who created the ransomware. Trojans generally serve the function their name suggests – they can install a few key programs that allow someone to come and control your PC while you are away if it is left powered. Definitely look around in your Add/Remove Programs panel for programs like TeamViewer that allow remote access from another PC. You might be hacked. We firmly advise you to change all passwords to the accounts you use.
This is the important thing right now. You need to understand that if you decide to give in to the demands of the crooks, you will have to log in and input your banking credentials, and these accounts will be exposed (and likely manipulated) if you do it from the infected PC. To be honest, there is nothing keeping the criminals from decrypting your files if you pay, then stealing all the money you have. Technically they kept their promise.
In conclusion, our primary goal here is not only to help you remove 7ev3n Ransomware, but to also teach you how NOT to get in a situation where you need it removed. This can be pretty difficult for many, because I assume not everyone is tech savvy. One very good thing about this guide is that in theory, it should be able to work for practically all known ransomware, not just 7ev3n Ransomware. We feel that it is far more important to educate you how to protect yourself and how to perform these instructions, than it is to compile and give them to you. It would serve you much better to remember:
- Do not click on any links of which sources you are not entirely sure of.
- Do not open any surprise em-mail letters from unknown contacts
- Be very selective in the websites you visit and take the time to run a URL online scan for malware on that site. If you look at our badges at the top, you can easily find the Norton service that actually will allow you to do this.
If you simply follow these suggestions you will have a much easier time on the internet overall, and there will be a vastly lower chance you will ever again have to remove 7ev3n Ransomware or another virus like it.
|Danger Level||High (there’s practically nothing worse a casual user can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Your personal files get encrypted (locked) and a ransom for hundreds of dollars is demanded. The PC is rendered unusable.|
|Distribution Method||Mainly Trojans. Scan your system or your personal information is in jeopardy!|
Remove 7ev3n Ransomware
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. 7ev3n Ransomware may have hidden some of its files.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
A BIG WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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 make a big mistake.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check our for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!
How to Decrypt files infected with 7ev3n Ransomware
There is only one known way to remove this virus successfully – reversing your files to a time when they were not infected. There are two options you have for this:
The first is a full system restore. To do this type System Restore in the windows search field and choose a restore point. Click Next until done.
Your second option is a program called Recuva
Go to the official site for Recuva and download it from there – the free version has everything you currently need.
When you start the program select the files types you want to recover. You probably want all files.
Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.
Now click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish – maybe even several hours if your HDD is really big, so be patient and take a break if necessary.
You will now get a long list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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