Remove .Davda Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)


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

.Davda virus is another strain from the Stop Ransomware family. It will modify the extension of your files to .Davda

After the ransomware encrypt your files, it leaves a _readme.txt file with instructions to follow:

This post includes information and facts about .Davda – a very malicious Ransomware cryptovirus. What is typical for the representatives of the Ransomware threats is that most programs of this type, .Lanset ,.Stone.Mogera can prevent the victim from opening their own files by using a highly-advanced encryption code. When such a malicious program manages to encrypt all the data stored on the infected computer, it usually generates a scary message informing the targeted user about the need to pay a ransom to the online criminals behind the infection in exchange for the decryption code for their files. Typically, inside this message, certain transaction guidelines could be provided that are there to explain to the victim exactly how the demanded money payment should be completed. In addition, the users are commonly told that in the event the required ransom money doesn’t get paid in time, the cybercriminals would destroy the decryption key needed for the file decryption and will leave them inaccessible forever. If you happen to be among those unlucky users who have had their PC invaded by .Davda, we highly recommend that you read the next lines and also take a look at the Removal Guide attached at the end of the article.

The specific way Ransomware operates

Ransomware viruses can be quite different from other types of system malware which is also one of the reasons why they are, currently, such a significant issue.  A critical fact that web users have to be aware of when talking about this sort of virus is the fact most PC protection programs would not be effective enough against the malicious program. For anyone who is wondering why your system protection software could possibly be unable to detect Ransomware – the reason is that this type of virus won’t actually cause harm to anything on your computer. Usually, encryption is not a damaging technique – the maliciousness comes from the actual way it is used by the Ransomware. The affected files are not destroyed but are simply rendered inaccessible for those who don’t have the decryption key to unlock them. That key is held by the hackers and they are ruthlessly blackmailing the victims to pay a ransom in order to obtain it.

The ransom payment and the alternatives

You might have realized that the ransom notification the virus has shown on your screen includes an instruction that the ransom money should be transacted in bitcoins. As expected, there’s a very good reason for that. This specific cryptocurrency is definitely one of the most popular online payment variants and is widely used as an alternative payment method. An especially attractive quality of the bitcoins is the fact that this online currency is more or less impossible to get traced. This usually means that as soon as you make the transfer there is rather little probability that the cybercriminals are going to be followed and punished.

This small but important specific should certainly be more than enough to hold you back from completing the demanded ransom payment to the hackers. And, considering that the recovery of your encrypted files is not guaranteed in any way, you basically will be risking to throw your money away without even knowing whether you will obtain a decryption key or not. That’s the reason why we highly recommend you consider your possibilities before complying with the requests of the cybercriminals. For instance, the attached Removal Guide for .Davda below has been developed to assist you in attempting to recover your locked-up files from system backup copies. A list of decryption tools, created to decode Ransomware, is available to you in the guide manual, therefore you should check it out too.

SUMMARY:

Name .Davda
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

Remove .Davda File Virus Ransomware


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!

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.
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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 .Davda 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!


2 Comments

  • Hello i am able to remove the virus from pc but all the files are encrypted and now please tell me some way to decrypt that files

     
    • It’s best if you go to our How to Decrypt Ransomware article on this site – there you will find some suggestions on what you can try to restore the files.

       

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