[email protected] Ransomware Removal (+.Java File Recovery) Jan.2018 Update

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

“Your computer has been infected with [email protected] Ransomware. All the files found on your drives have been encrypted with a complex algorithm. To regain your access, strictly follow the instructions, provided in the ransom notification.”

In case that a threatening message, stating something like this has recently greeted you from the screen of your computer, you have most probably become a victim of Ransomware. [email protected] Ransomware in particula is a very dangerous cryptovirus from the file-encrypting type, which has the ability to secure all the most commonly used files with a very complex algorithm and keep them hostage until you pay ransom. Unfortunately, this category of viruses is very difficult to handle, since there are very few methods that can help the victims to recover their data. However, on this page, we tried our best to provide you with some possible alternatives, which may eventually be helpful. At the end of the page, you are going to find a free Removal Guide with instructions on how to remove [email protected] form your system. There is also a trusted malware removal tool and some useful file-restoration instructions. If you need to deal with [email protected] and want to avoid the ransom payment, we suggest you take a close look at the information that follows and give the instructions below a try.

How [email protected] usually works

As a typical representative of the Ransomware family, the main goal of [email protected] is to take your most needed files hostage and blackmail you. When it gets inside your system, its first job is to infiltrate your entire system, make a list of targeted file-types and then start to apply a very complex secret encryption to each and every one of them. During all this time the infection tries to remain unnoticed and usually has no visible symptoms, which could give it away. Once this process is done, the Ransomware reveals its presence with the help of a ransom notification, stating something similar to the message that we wrote in the beginning of this article. From the moment it appears, the criminals, who control the malware, start to blackmail you and threaten you with short deadlines and various manipulations. They may even act as “the good guys” who want to send you a decryption key if only you pay the ransom they demand. However, this is just a common tactic, used by the hackers in order to extort money from their victims through a very nasty form of online blackmail.

 

[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

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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.

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!

Infections like [email protected] can really lead to serious issues, related to huge data loss, but what is even more worrying is the fact that they may not come alone. More often than not, they invade the users’ systems with the help of a Trojan horse. Usually, this dreadful combo gets distributed via spam messages, malicious attachments, fake ads, misleading links, pirate content and compromised web pages and many other harmless-looking transmitters. That’s why you should be very careful with the kind of content you interact with and the moment you detect such an infection, you should take immediate actions to remove it.

What about paying the ransom?

The most harassing aspect of being a victim of a Ransomware attack is the fact that you can be ruthlessly blackmailed and tortured by anonymous cyber criminals, who have no scruples and will not hesitate to harass you in any possible way unless you fulfill their demands. Unfortunately, paying the ransom may not be the end of their blackmail game. Neither will it guarantee that you will release your files from the malicious encryption. That’s why our sincere advice in case you have to deal with a threat like [email protected] is not to submit to the hackers. We suggest you first give a try to every other opportunity, as little as it is, to remove the Ransomware and release at least some of your data. Contacting an experienced professional is a good way to start. Also, you can try to remove [email protected] using a Removal Guide, (like the one below) or a trusted malware removal tool. Keep in mind that none of these methods can guarantee you a complete recovery, but despite that, we encourage you to give them a try. If you manage to eliminate the infection from your system completely, you may also try the file-restoration instructions at the end of the page. To recover some of your data, it is also a good idea to check your external drives, cloud storage, USB drives and other devices for backup copies.

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.

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