This page aims to help you remove AES 512 Virus . These AES 512 Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
If your files have become inaccessible and AES 512 Virus is the reason…
You may have already heard of a type of viruses called ransomware. Ever since the first one of them was created, these malicious programs have become a major pain in the neck for the IT community. AES 512 Virus is one of the latest ransomware viruses and if you are currently unable to open any of your files, it may be that your PC’s been infected by it.
The reason why ransomware are so feared is because they are very hard to detect until it is already too late. Once the virus has locked your files, it is very hard and in some instances even impossible to regain your access to them. Here’s how AES 512 Virus and most other ransomware work: Initially, the virus remains hidden for a certain period of time. However difficult, it is still possible to notice its presence even when it is hidden, but you have to be extra vigilant. During that period, the virus copies all your files and then deletes the originals. The copies are perfectly intact and undamaged – the problem with them is that they are all encrypted. This means that a cipher has been used in order to seal them and the only way for your PC to read the files is if it has the necessary code. This is similar to the german Enigma machine during the World War II. The allied forces weren’t able to read intercepted german messages without the code needed to decipher them. The same thing happens to your system when it gets infected by AES 512 Virus . After all your files have been copied and encrypted, the virus actually reveals itself. A message pops-up which tells you that your files have been encrypted by AES 512 Virus and that if you want to restore your access, you will need to pay a ransom. The payment is usually demanded in bitcoins. Bitcoins are a cybercurrency and are worth real money. It’s virtually impossible to trace the bitcoins back to the hacker. Therefore, the cyber criminal will most likely remain anonymous and will never be brought to justice. This is one of the main problems with ransomware viruses – there’s almost no way to find the blackmailer.
How does it infect your PC? How can you protect it?
There are many ways to land AES 512 Virus . Spam e-mails, torrent files, file-sharing sites or any suspicious/shady webpages are all on the list. It’s even possible that the malicious program may get into your PC with the help of another virus. In most cases it’s a Trojan Horse that serves as a gateway into your PC. Remember, it is always easier to prevent getting ransomware, than it is to get the virus removed and to have your files restored. We will give you a few basic, but very important advice, that will help you keep your machine safe.
- Have a good anti-virus program. This should go without saying – having a reliable security software is always a good way to prevent any malicious programs getting in your system. You may even consider investing into a paid one if you feel that the free ones don’t provide enough protection (though this is always up for debate and it really depends).
- Avoid shady sites/webpages. Another good rule of thumb is to be careful with what sites you’re visiting. You’d better stick with the legal and popular ones – the ones that you know are reliable and trustworthy. The darker corners of the Internet hide many dangers for your system’s security Therefore, it’s best if you simply keep away from them. There’s no need to put your PC under the risk of being infected by AES 512 Virus or other malicious software.
- Keep an eye for any unusual behavior. This is a very important one if you suspect that your PC may have already been infected by AES 512 Virus . It takes time for the virus to fully complete the encryption of your files. During that period it is possible to detect it. If you’re lucky enough to do so, you may be able to prevent it from locking your files. Since the malicious program needs to copy and encrypt all your files, it usually needs to use considerable resources from your PC. If you notice higher levels of RAM or CPU usage and if there’s less free space on your hard-drive than you remember to have been the last time you checked – this may be a strong indication that a ransomware is messing with your files. If that’s the case, shut your PC down ASAP and bring it to an IT specialist.
If it’s already too late for any of the mentioned advice above, if your files have already been encrypted and a ransom payment is demanded, here’s what you can do: below this article we’ve given you a possible guide that may help you deal with the virus and possibly restore your files. Paying the ransom is a very bad idea, because you may simply waste your money and still remain unable to access your files. Instead of doing so, we advise you to try out our method before doing anything else. If it works for you, this will save you both money and the need to deal with criminals.
|Name||AES 512 (the algorithm used by the ransomware)|
|Danger Level||High (Locks all your files and keeps them that way until you pay a ransom in bitcoins)|
|Symptoms||During the encryption your PC may slow down and behave differently. You may also notice unusually big amounts of hard-drive space being used.|
|Distribution Method||Usually via spam e-mails. Other viruses might also be a possible method of distribution for AES 512 Virus .|
|Detection Tool||AES 512 Virus may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Remove AES 512 Virus
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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. AES 512 Virus 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.
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, 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 AES 512 Virus
There is only one known way to remove the virus’ encryption that MAY work (no guarantees) – reversing your files to a previous state. There are two options you have for this:
The first is using a system backup. Search for Backup and Restore in the windows search field —–> “Select another backup to restore files from”
If you have no backups, your option is Recuva
Go to the official site for Recuva and download its free version. When you start the program, select the file types you want to recover. You probably want all files. Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.
Click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish, so be patient and take a break if necessary.
You will now get a big list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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