This page aims to help you remove .Aesir Virus File Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Aesir Virus file can be recovered.
Ransomware is indisputably the world’s most devastating cyber threat, costing companies and private persons millions of dollars in paid ransom money each year. Its latest variant, better known as .Aesir Virus, has been the reason why readers have been contacting us asking for ways to help unlock their encrypted files. We have come up with a removal guide featured on this page with instructions on how to locate and manually remove the virus and all of its related files. The same guide also contains steps that might help you restore the data that was affected by the ransomware’s strong encryption. Though we cannot promise you that your files will necessarily be restored this way, it is vital that you indeed delete the virus before attempting anything else. Read through the information provided here and please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment with any questions.
What kind of threat .Aesir Virus represents
Although it’s been around for roughly thirty years, this malware has only started experiencing such a vast growth in numbers and popularity over the past few years. Experts partly blame the establishment of cyber currencies like bitcoins, in which hackers often demand the ransom for the encrypted files be paid. Bitcoins are pretty much untraceable and guarantee the cybercriminals a sort of anonymity, which lends them the boldness they need to blackmail people for money. What sets ransomware apart from most other online threats is the fact that it doesn’t act in a hit-and-run kind of manner: it doesn’t destroy data or steal anything from you and then be done with you. Viruses like .Aesir silently infiltrate your computer and start creating copies of certain files types on your PC, whereas the copies’ file extensions will have been changed to one that is unique to .Aesir (or other ransomware). This renders the files unreadable by any existing program, which ultimately translates to them not being able to be opened or used. The originals of the files are then deleted and the victim is left with a bunch of useless data, which can only be decrypted with the help of a certain key. That key is what the hackers promise to send you once you’ve transferred whatever amount they’ve requested from you.
Though this may seem like a no-brainer situation here: pay the money, get the key, decrypt the files and all is right in the world again – there are actually a number of issues. For one, you might never receive a key. After all, what’s in it for them? They will have already received your money and that’s all they ever wanted, so who’s to say that they’ll keep their end of the bargain? But say the people on the other end of the monitor turn out to be honest criminals and they promptly send you the decryption key – there’s still no guarantee that it will work. After all, programming is a tricky business and flaws are inevitable. You may choose to take the risk of paying – and that’s fine. You might decide to try alternative methods and refuse to go along with the extortion – that is also fine. Whatever you decide to do, give it some good thought beforehand and consider all the risks and whether or not you can afford to take them. All we can provide you with on our end is the removal guide below and some safety tips in the next paragraph.
The first thing you should do as a means of ensuring your machine’s safety in the present situation is deleting .Aesir. Regardless of what your planned course of action is, this is an absolute must, if you want to make sure that the infection doesn’t repeat itself. After you’ve cleared everything, you should try and remember how you may have gotten infected. Possible ways include spam emails, especially those with attached files – opening them will result in an infection directly, without any form of indication. You may have clicked on some online ad, be it on purpose or by accident. Malvertisements are the top distribution means for ransomware and .Aesir is no exception. Make sure to keep the above in mind and adjust your browsing habits accordingly. Also, it would be a good idea to keep any truly valuable data on an external drive from now, as this is the one true way of disarming any ransomware virus: by taking away its power over you.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||There are hardly any symptoms of a ransomware infeciton. In rare cases a severe slowdown due to high CPU and RAM usage may be noted.|
|Distribution Method||Malvertsiements, spam emails and their attachments, infected torrents, etc.|
Some threats of this type reinstall themselves repeatedly if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes.
.Aesir Virus File Ransomware Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
- Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.
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 delete entries not related to the ransomware.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
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!
How to Decrypt files infected with .Aesir
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
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