Accdfisa v2.0 Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery) Dec. 2017 Update

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This page aims to help you remove Accdfisa v2.0 Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any Accdfisa v2.0 file can be recovered.

Being attacked up by a ransomware virus can turn into a very unpleasant and even traumatic experience. Not to mention the potential damage that it can cause on either a private person or an entire organization, as both can be targeted by the unscrupulous cybercriminals responsible for the development and distribution of these awful threats. One of the latest viruses of this type is Accdfisa v2.0, and we’ve been receiving numerous reports about it from users all across the globe. Just like so many before it, Accdfisa v2.0 ransomware stealthily infiltrates its victim’s system and encrypts the files in it using a very sophisticated algorithm. This essentially makes the files unreadable and inaccessible or in other words – useless. But what can you do, once you’ve had your files encrypted and are threatened to perhaps never be able to access them again? The cybercriminals behind this ransomware are surely very eager to have you believe that the only possible way out is to send them money as ransom and get the necessary decryption key. Luckily, we have alternative solutions to offer you that won’t cost you a penny. You will find them in our removal guide just below this article.

Ransomware – the most devastating threat

Ransomware viruses, though they’ve been around for a very long time, have only recently become such a massive phenomenon. This is mainly due to how lucrative a scheme this has turned out to be. But besides that, the complexity and sophistication of their mechanisms have also allowed them to keep the cybercriminals out of the reach of the authorities, and the viruses themselves – one step ahead of the security experts. That is why an attack like this can prove to extremely harmful, robbing people of vital information. So, it’s no wonder that many victims will go as far as to pay sky-high amounts of money to the extortionists in order to regain access to their data.

In addition, viruses like Accdfisa v2.0 have proven to be exceptionally stealthy, being able to bypass the majority of antivirus programs on the market. That’s also likely why you probably didn’t even suspect there was a malicious process underway, as Accdfisa v2.0 silently created encrypted copies of your valuable files, one by one. After this, the originals were deleted and you received the ransom note on your screen. But that is precisely what we will try to use in an attempt to recover your files. After you have removed the virus from your computer, the instructions in the removal guide below will guide you to restoring your files from system backups. The results vary significantly from case to case, as each ransomware encryption is different, but it certainly won’t hurt if you tried this. Other options include using a decryptor tool. A list of those is published and regularly updated on our site, so be sure to check it out. Perhaps the tool you’re looking for that will solve your case is exactly in that list right now.

Accdfisa v2.0 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

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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 Accdfisa v2.0 files

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

Now, while we encourage users to try other options of getting their data back, there are actually serious reasons not to resort to the ransom payment. At least not right away. For one, the hackers may never send you the promised decryption code. You wouldn’t be their first victim to be deceived in this manner. In addition, as encryption is after all a very delicate matter, it’s also fairly common for the received decryption keys not to work properly. In addition, as payments are usually requested in bitcoins, by paying the hackers you will be funding their criminal scheme and also making sure they’re never caught. The thing is that bitcoins are actually notoriously difficult and at times even impossible to trace. So the authorities will have little chance of ever bringing these extortionists to justice.

The one effective thing you can do, once you’ve gotten rid of Accdfisa v2.0 and potentially restored (or haven’t) your files, is to make sure you don’t get infected again. You’d be surprised how easy it actually is to prevent most attacks. Rule number one in this case would be to avoid suspicious online content, such as spam emails and online ads, as well as shady websites. These are the most common ransomware sources you can find and by learning to recognize and avoid them – you’d already be greatly contributing to your system’s safety. Another very good thing you can do is regularly backup your most important files and keep them on a separate drive. That way you will always have spare copies in case of an emergency of any kind.

SUMMARY:

Name Accdfisa v2.0
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.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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!