[email protected] (.Wallet) Virus Removal (+File Recovery) May 2017 Update

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This page aims to help you remove [email protected] Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any [email protected] can be recovered.

The text we have presented below is going to help you learn everything you need to know about a particular Ransomware version called [email protected] Virus. This encryption-oriented malicious program is among the most awful cyber threats you will ever encounter while browsing the Internet. Not only is [email protected] Virus more than malicious, but it is also very hard to remove. Consequently, many experts may find it very hard to get the virus removed from the victim PC, or to restore the files, blocked by it as part of the malware’s harassment scheme. In the following paragraphs we are going to give you some valuable removal instructions as well as some safety and prevention advice. What’s more, perhaps our Removal Guide will be the help you seek to successfully get rid of this horrible virus.

[email protected] Virus – a representative of the Data-Encryption Ransomware Subcategory

The particular program we are reviewing here is called [email protected] Virus. It is a perfect example of data-blocking Ransomware. Its main activities after it has infected your machine include:

  • Completely scanning your hard disks and hard drives;
  • Preparing a list with all the files that have currently been in use;
  • Locking up every single file from the aforementioned list with a hard-to-be-cracked encryption key;
  • After all the data has been encoded – generating an extremely disturbing ransom alert;
  • Usually, such a ransom-demanding message will include threats to further motivate you to pay the demanded ransom; some payment details and a deadline.

Generally, Ransomware can be divided into data-encrypting, desktop-blocking and mobile categories. We have explained what the file-encoding type does. What the other two subtypes do is they block your access to the desktop of your laptop/computer; or the screen of your mobile device. No files get encoded in this case, you just cannot access your apps, programs, shortcuts and data, and you are again asked to pay for the removal of the virus.

The wise way to act after getting the ransom notification:

Ultimately, the best you can do and should do is to WAIT before completing the ransom payment. In no way is paying the required ransom a good idea in any way and we will tell you why. It’s that you get no guarantee for the recovery of your encrypted data even if you have paid the ransom. In the general case the hackers you are facing are just some dishonest people, and once they have got your money, you might never access your encrypted data again. Furthermore, they will be even more motivated to harass more and more people in case you fall into their trap.

Is there a successful solution to the [email protected] Virus-inflicted contamination?

It is very hard for us to advise you what to do in case of such an infection, as there is probably no answer sensible enough. However, you can always try implementing the steps from the Removal Guide below. We have assembled it especially for cases like yours and it could be helpful. Perhaps to your disappointment, we can’t give you a single guarantee about the prospects in front of your PC and your encrypted files, either. Try all the options and believe in the good outcome of your actions, there is really nothing more that you can do.

The truth is – only prevention will help you against Ransomware in general

To be completely precise, staying Ransomware-free is the only successful anti-Ransomware therapy. All you need to do is to surf the web wisely. Another thing that’s important for your system health is the installation of trustworthy anti-virus software, which is able to detect in advance and stop the contamination while it’s still in progress. Also, you should always stay away from the following file-encryption Ransomware sources and you are likely to minimize the chances of catching such a horrid virus:

  • Avoid all the emails you have received and are unable to recognize. Stay extremely careful with the ones with odd titles or the badly written ones. They normally include some kind of threat. In case you are even slightly suspicious of the nature of these emails, you should never open them.
  • Don’t even think about downloading any email attachments – even images and text documents may be infected with data-locking malware.
  • Also, avoid clicking on any link on a website or in a chat message if you aren’t absolutely sure the sender is trustworthy.
  • Keep away from all the pop-ups that you come across on the web. There is really no visual difference between the harmless ones and the malicious ones.
  • Often you may receive a desktop notification stating that you need to update a component of your system – avoid such messages.

 

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
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.

Remove [email protected] Virus


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. 

>> Click to Download Spyhunter. If you don't want this software, continue with the guide below.

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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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Scan Results


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AVG AV
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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!
You can possibly recover parasite files by downloading Data Recovery Pro. At minimum, its free scanner can tell you if you can get them back.
Download Data Recovery Pro from here.

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 [email protected] Virus 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!