[email protected] Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

In today’s text we will be giving some valuable answers to the questions below:

What software category is [email protected] Ransomware a member of?
How do its creators distribute it?
What are the possible consequences such software could have on your system?
Moreover, we will thoroughly explain the steps to counteract this kind of software in our Removal Guide, which we have designed to help you. It is completely free and available below, after this article.

What is Ransomware capable of achieving?

To start with, experts in the field of cyber security have identified [email protected] as a representative of the most malicious software category, which has ever existed – Ransomware. Despite the fact that the programs in this group could be divided into several subgroups, the most awful subcategory is the File-encoding Ransomware and the particular program we are discussing here, [email protected] Ransomware, falls exactly into this subtype. What the programs from this subcategory could do is encrypt all the files, located on your hard drives. Typically, after all your valuable data has been hijacked, you will receive a bothering notification, informing you about this truly terrible malware contamination.

Groups of Ransomware:

  • The aforementioned data-encrypting Ransomware:
    The viruses in this subgroup are exploited for ransom-requiring harassment. Indeed, this Ransomware type is the worst one you can ever come across.
  • Mobile device Ransomware:
    Whatever kind of portable device you have – a tablet/phablet or a smartphone, you might catch this version of Ransomware. Luckily, in this case NO data will be encoded, only your screen is likely to be be made inaccessible. In fact, the ransom-demanding message will block your entire screen, preventing you from reaching any icons on it. That’s the reason why the cyber criminals behind the virus will want you to pay– to set your display ‘free’. These Ransomware versions are not exactly as awful as the ones from the file-encoding type. Still, these viruses are terrible threats.
  • As you might expect, the monitors of your desktop computer can also get blocked by Ransomware in the same way these viruses block the screens of any mobile device. One more time, no data gets affected. However, you will still be unable to reach it, as the whole desktop is going to be covered with the ransom-demanding alert, and you are going to be to be informed about the need to pay ransom to unblock it.

Is there any working solution, which will be effective during your fight against [email protected] Ransomware?

Unfortunately, there is no instrument and no removal guide, which will be totally functional, when it comes to locked files and Ransomware contaminations. You can only prevent such an infection, as fighting one that has already occurred has a really low rate of success. What we can say for sure is that learning to back up all of the data you cherish most will be highly effective against such viruses. As you might expect, in case you have copies of your favorite files, no one will be able to harass you into paying ransom in exchange for them. Still, you may try some methods, which may have a chance of success in the fight against [email protected] Ransomware, depending on your particular state. Some of them are:

  • To buy some specialized tools/products, which are designed for counteracting [email protected] Ransomware. Sadly, success is not guaranteed in this case, either.
  • To try our special Removal Guide, we have attached right after this exact. We do not promise your data will be spared, and the contamination will be dealt with. Still, it will be worth trying.

Some more advice

What you can do in addition to making copies of your files is to always stay away from the possible sources of this malware. We have listed the most common ones below, so that you can try to actively avoid them from now on. However, they are not the only ones and you should have a good anti-malware tool at your disposal to stop future infections.

  • Any letter inside your email, which you do not expect or whose senders seem strange to you:
  • Pop-ups, banners and other ads you may happen to see on the web: Any ads, which you come across while browsing the Internet may be contaminated. As it’s almost impossible to notice any difference between that harmful pop-ups and the harmless ones, simply stay away from them all.


Name [email protected]
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Highly dangerous mainly because no symptoms are really shown.
Distribution Method Various possibilities including contagious web pages, shareware, malicious ads, torrents and illegally distributed software.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

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.

[email protected] Ransomware Removal


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).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


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. 

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.


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:


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.


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!


How to Decrypt [email protected] 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!

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