.Block Ransomware Virus Removal (+.Block File Recovery) Jan.2018 Update

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

A terrifying experience may happen to you when you’re browsing the web nowadays and the threat that we refer to is called .Block – a new variant of the Crysis ransomware. .Block has typical Ransomware traits and tends to encrypt your personal or professional files with a very complex and almost unbreakable algorithm. This is malware that deprives you of accessing them with any program and keeps them hostage until you pay ransom. Usually, after the infection and the successful encryption, you will find a ransom notification somewhere on your monitor or inside the folders, containing encrypted data. Such notifications could sound very threatening and may often prompt you to make a payment within a short deadline. If you do so, you are promised to receive a special decryption key, but if you don’t fulfill the ransom demands, the notification says that you will lose access to your files forever. This is a very popular online blackmail scheme, which the cyber criminals employ in order to extort money from unsuspecting online users. Victims of Ransomware could be companies, small or big businesses, banks, hospitals, schools, governmental institutions and practically anyone who is using the web. If your computer has been attacked, you should know that dealing with such an infection could be very difficult and not always successful. However, in the next lines, we tried to provide you with a free removal guide and some file-restoration instructions, which we hope to be helpful. You can take a look at them and give them a try since they are safe to use and you won’t be losing anything.

.Block Ransomware

 

What Ransomware viruses do

Ransomware viruses are way trickier and way more malicious than most of the other online threats. They usually rely on very stealthy methods of infection, which help them get inside the victim’s system unnoticed and perform their harmful encryption without almost any visible symptoms. These methods usually include sophisticated tactics such as well-camouflaged malware transmitters, harmless-looking infected files, spam messages, drive-by downloads, malicious online ads and Trojan horse infections.

.Block Ransomware Virus 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!

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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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.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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 .Block 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!

When users come across such an infected Ransomware carrier, it is very difficult to recognize it without proper antivirus software. Many people click on the seemingly harmless content and this is usually enough for the infection to be activated. Once inside the system, a threat like .Block Ransomware immediately infiltrates all the drives, detects a list of targeted file types and encrypts them one by one. When the last file is encrypted, the Ransomware creates a ransom note and makes sure it is clearly visible for the victim. From then on, the blackmail scheme is in action and the hackers, who control the infection, start to harass and threaten their victim to make a quick ransom payment.

What to do?

In recent years, Ransomware infections have become an enormous problem. Newer and more advanced versions like .Block keep appearing every day and they pose a serious challenge to the cyber security experts. Paying the ransom is usually the first thing that comes to mind and many users simply submit to the hackers’ demands in a desperate attempt to save their most needed files. However, reputed security experts warn that such course of action only sponsors this blackmail practice and does not give any guarantee for successful file recovery. For one, you may never receive a decryption key and for two, you will surely lose your money. In fact, this is a quite common situation that users have to face, that’s why we definitely do not advise you to act like that.

There are some other options out there, which may be worth the try, and the removal guide below is one of them. There you will find step-by-step instructions on how to remove .Block , which is an essential step if you want to safely proceed to your file-restoration attempts. Alternatively, you can use the professional .Block removal tool or the assistance of a security expert of your choice. Hopefully, they may be able to help you clean your system from the infection and all of its hidden scripts.

Once you have fully removed the Ransomware, only then is it safe to try any file-recovery instructions. As a suggestion, you can use the tips that we have included in our guide or, even better – your own file backups, if you have any. Unfortunately, we have to tell you that no method so far can guarantee you a 100% of recovery, but it’s still worth giving everything that is available a try.

SUMMARY:

Name .Block
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.