Amnesia Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

The information we are going to share with you today is related to Amnesia Ransomware: a program from the Ransomware virus category. “Ransomware” is the term used to describe the malware versions able to encrypt your data or lock up your device screens. Following that these programs are capable of further harassing you by generating some ransom- demanding messages on your monitor. Inside such an alert you can typically see and read all the payment information you need to be aware of. We have come up with this text in the hope of helping you successfully fight Amnesia Ransomware. Oftentimes it’s a possibility, more often it’s not quite probable. Nonetheless, all you need to do is to try all the steps, advice and instructions we will share with you here.

The manners in which Ransomware viruses usually work:

The general purpose of this malware is to infiltrate your PC, encrypt something there and harass you into paying its creators for undoing the terrible encryption that has occurred.

  • In one of the possible cases, when we are discussing Amnesia Ransomware particularly, the infection you will face is related to the file-encrypting Ransomware subcategory. In fact, what could be concluded from this fact is that some of your data will be locked up, and an amount of money (usually in bitcoins) will be demanded as a ransom in exchange for freeing the encoded files. Usually, this virus is capable of making all the files you value totally inaccessible to you. Following that, you will get informed about this horrible process with the help of a ransom alert, according to which the only possible solution for you will be to agree to pay off the requested ransom.
  • One more potential cause for this kind of a frightening infection could be a screen-locking Ransomware version. This virus subcategory could be further divided into: mobile device targeting malware; and desktop screen-affecting

Catching Amnesia Ransomware – how could that happen?

The information below is about the most usual sources of Ransomware viruses:

  • Unfamiliar emails/attachments: Generally, not only spam emails, but fake and deceptive messages on other platofrms as well are one of the most popular Ransomware sources ever. If Amnesia Ransomware results from an email, it is also probable that a Trojan horse virus has come in addition to it. The manner in which these two malicious programs could work together is the following: the Trojan virus is able to help the Ransomware by infiltrating your system using a system/program weakness/vulnerability.
  • Malware-containing ads and fake update requests that are at times displayed on your screen: Amnesia Ransomware is likely to automatically invade your PC in case it comes from an infected ad, update request or a malicious pop-up in any form/shape, which might be displayed on your screen. Provided that you click on any of these mentioned above, (regardless of the way that happens – on purpose or by chance), your system may become a victim of a virus like Amnesia Ransomware.
  • Video/movie, program and torrent-distributing web pages: Despite the fact that all the known web pages you load could be contaminated, the ones that are rumored to be supposedly dangerous are: the illegal software and other torrents-sharing ones.

To pay the ransom or not to do that? Is there a correct answer to this question?

Honestly, no answer is correct when it comes to this question and you will have to decide what to do yourself. Moreover, whatever you make a decision to do is going to be a great risk, as no solution can guarantee the success of your file-saving quest. What you have to do if you are not really willing to finance the hackers behind this virus is to review all your possibilities. One possibility is to try out the Removal Guide we have shared below as it is supposed to help you in some way. One more is to look for a decent anti-Ransomware program, however, it is highly unlikely to find such a product, which is not itself misleading or malicious. One thing is for sure though: focus on prevention as it is indeed efficient when it comes to such viruses. Only prevention could really help you prevent your PC from being affected by Amnesia Ransomware. And the core of getting safer and safer is to back up your most valuable data on a regular basis and store it on a separate drive. It is simple and needs to become a habit in case you really want to keep your system and files secure.

 

SUMMARY:

Name Amnesia
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.

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Amnesia 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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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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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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 Amnesia Ransomware 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!