[email protected] Ransomware Removal (+ Wallet File Recovery) June 2018 Update

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

Our informative article today will discuss [email protected]: a member of the Wallet Ransomware category. It is possible that you have heard a little about this term. In reality, it describes the malware types capable of encrypting your files or making your display unavailable to you; and after that, harassing you into paying a ransom in return for successfully decoding the data or unblocking the affected screens. All the characteristic features of [email protected] in particular and Ransomware generally are described in details in the following passages. Read them thoroughly since you have probably encountered one of the most dangerous cyber threats in existence.

Ransomware and its specifics:

The way such malware functions is pretty much the same every time you face any of its representatives. What follows is that a ransom is requested in exchange for undoing whatever harm such a virus has done to your machine. If it happens that you are dealing with a contamination rendered by the file-encrypting forms of Ransomware, the subtype [email protected] is a representative of, some of your files will be sealed and a ransom will be demanded for setting the affected data free. To be more precise, these viruses can make your most cherished files absolutely inaccessible to you and you will be informed that the only way to access the targeted data again is to give some money to the people who are so ruthlessly blackmailing you. Once [email protected] infects your device, it is likely to create a detailed list with all the files that are to be encoded by checking your disks and drives. Later on, all of that data will be sealed by the virus. We have to say that this is perhaps the most terrible version of Ransomware, as it is possible that you will lose your access to some really important data.

[email protected] 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!

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. 

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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.
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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 [email protected] files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

The infection bothering you could be provoked by screenblocking Ransomware. In such a case, either the desktop of your computers, or the screens of your mobile devices are going to be completely encoded. No data is targeted because of this malware; however, it will still be impossible for you to access any folder, icon or shortcut located there. As you’d expected, the cyber scammers are going to inform you via a notification appearing on your screen that you need to pay a ransom in order to unlock your affected screens. This sort of contamination is not as dangerous as the one that causes data encryption. However, it may be equally hard to fight.

Rarely though, Ransomware viruses can be used with the purpose of making online criminals face justice. This way it is possible for law enforcement to force such scammers to pay fines for violating various laws and regulations.

These horrible viruses can be caught in the ways mentioned below, but not only:

The most widely-spread sources of viruses like [email protected] are discussed here:

  • Spam emails (and also their corresponding attachments): Oftentimes Ransomware can come from spam. If this is the case, such viruses may at times come along together with Trojan horse viruses. The Trojans help the Ransomware break into the targeted device by benefiting from any system/program vulnerabilities. Also, the attachments of the emails may include this sort of malware – even seemingly harmless ones like images and documents. Then, the scenario is normally all the same: an encryption process follows and you get threatened to pay for the unblocking of your screen or your data, or otherwise you will never be able to use them again.
  • Malicious ads, update requests and pop-ups: This malware may come automatically from a source such as a contaminated ad, update request or pop-up that could be generated on your screen. If you click on such a contagious item, even if that is absolutely accidentally, your device could catch the malware they might include.

Is there a right choice – to pay or not to pay when we talk about threats such as [email protected]?

Honestly, you have to decide and every possible choice is going to be risky, whatever you decide to do. If you pay the required ransom, your files might never be accessible to you. Such malware is extremely hard to remove from your device and even professionals in the field might find it quite difficult to deal with. Our opinion is that you have to refrain from paying off the hackers and need to try our Removal Guide below first. 

 

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
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.

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!