# decrypt my files # Virus File Removal

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This page aims to help you remove the # decrypt my files # Virus. These # decrypt my files # Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve found yourself locked away from your computer? Have you ever been greeted by a message when you turn your PC on, telling you to pay a given sum of money to get your files back? If this sounds familiar, then we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that you’ve likely been infected by the # decrypt my files # Virus, which is an instance of a ransomware. The good news is that we have a solution to this problem. We’ve compiled a set of steps for you to follow. They will guide you through the process of removing the  # decrypt my files # Virus. In addition to that, we’ve also written a few paragraphs on the topic of ransomware in general. Hopefully they’ll give you a better outlook on your current situation. You’ll also learn some helpful tips on what to do in the future to prevent this from happening again.

What’s so dangerous about the # decrypt my files # Virus?

We will start with a few statistics to give you a better idea on the scale of this danger. According to a recent research and statistics, in the first quarter of 2013 there have been detected around 200,000 unique instances of ransomware. It’s getting hard to battle them, especially when developers constantly change the names. Good news is that the process of removal is similar across all ransomware. It’s rare to find one that is resistant to the proven methods. If by any luck you do stumble across one like that, then you’ll likely need to perform extra research to learn how to remove it.

Ransomware do not propagate by themselves in most cases. The programs themselves are not best suited to infiltrate a system. That job is done a lot more efficiently by Trojan viruses. The developers of ransomware tend to use that virus as a means to penetrate your system’s defenses, instead of doing it with # decrypt my files # Virus. In turn that makes it increasingly difficult to notice when a Trojan has entered your PC. Usually when you do spot it, it’s too late. Having a competent anti-virus can help battle this issue, but some Trojans are resilient towards them. In the end, if you aren’t careful what you download you can end up with a Trojan that later on can install various things, not only ransomware. This also means that when the virus finally reveals itself, you also have a Trojan in your PC that you’ll need to remove later in addition to the ransomware.

The most dangerous thing about ransomware andthe  # decrypt my files # Virus is that they would encrypt your files before revealing themselves. The method of encryption can vary greatly, but in general they use 128-bit AES encryption or the RSA-4096 one. Sometimes they settle for an even stronger algorithms such as a 384-bit elliptic curve used by the NSA to protect their top secret documents. These are impossible to crack by any means within a reasonable time frame. In other words you’ll need hundreds of years to crack one file, which is impractical beyond belief. Even if your files have been encrypted it’s not the end of all, because you have the option to potentially revert your Windows to a previous restore point. That will turn the clock back on every file in a sense, restoring everything to its previous state. You’ll only lose the files that have been created after the restore point date. Which is obviously better than having to lose everything.

Noticeable symptoms when dealing with the # decrypt my files # Virus

  • Initially upon infection with the # decrypt my files # Virus, you should expect high resource usage. If you launch task manager you’d notice high CPU usage, RAM usage and possibly disk usage as well.
  • Files will usually lose their icon and be replaced with a missing one. The names will be replaced with the same text across all files.
  • You could find a text file or picture on your desktop that lists a set of instructions provided by the virus developer. They usually list an address which you need to send payments to. You can also be greeted with a similar message upon boot up.
  • Opening any of your files that have a changed icon would prove to be impossible.
  • You could potentially notice other strange behavior or restrictions placed on your system.

To remedy your PC, we’ve set up a set of instructions you can follow to aid your system. Also, do remember that it’s much easier to use our removal tool to uninstall the # decrypt my files # Virus rather than doing it yourself. Good luck!

SUMMARY:

Name # decrypt my files #
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High
Symptoms Unusually high resource usage followed by virus reveal.
Distribution Method Propagated using Trojan horse viruses, then downloaded unto the target system from a remote server.
Detection Tool Ransomware may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

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Step1

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This is the first preparation.

Step2

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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The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this. The # decrypt my files # Virus may have hidden some of its files.

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:

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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:

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Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Step3

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

This is the most important and difficult part. If you delete the wrong file, it may damage your system irreversibly. If you can not do this,
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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.

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Step4

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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 make a big mistake.

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 our for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5

How to Decrypt files infected with # decrypt my files # Virus

There is only one known way to remove this virus successfully – reversing your files to a time when they were not infected. There are two options you have for this:

The first is a full system restore. To do this type System Restore in the windows search field and choose a restore point. Click Next until done.

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Your second option is a program called Recuva

Go to the official site for Recuva and download it from there – the free version has everything you currently need.

When you start the program select the files types you want to recover. You probably want all files.

Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.

Now click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish – maybe even several hours if your HDD is really big, so be patient and take a break if necessary.

You will now get a big list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.

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