.Epor is a cryptovirus of the ransomware type that uses an incredibly complex encryption algorithm to prevent access to important user data. .Epor secretly seals up a number of file types that are stored on the infected system, and in return for their decryption, demands a ransom payment from the victim.
Ransomware viruses such as .Epor, .Agho and .Vvoa have the ability to invade any computer without being detected and encrypt its data or lock the access to the main screen. In the recent years, this kind of malware has become one of the most terrifying security challenges on the Internet. Security analysts have experienced a spike in ransomware attacks over the span of a short time and, in this article, we will concentrate on one of the latest representative of this malware group’s that is named .Epor.
The .Epor virus
The .Epor virus is an infection that will display a scary ransom-demanding note on your computer as soon as it renders your files unavailable through a complex encryption. Usually, the hackers behind the .Epor virus ask for some fixed amount of money (mostly in the form of a cryptocurrency) and promise to provide the victims with a file-decryption key in return for receiving the payment.
Sadly, there are several things that you need to consider regarding this blackmailing plan. Firstly, the decryption key that the hackers promise may not always work and even if you pay for it, that may not recover all of your information. Secondly, there is a high chance the hackers never send you anything in return for your money. In many cases the crooks simply vanish once they receive the payment. There are also cases where the criminals return with a demand for more money and ask for another ransom payment and you basically cannot really trust them. Therefore, it is advisable to explore other alternatives that may help you remove .Epor and recover some of your data without paying a ransom.
The .Epor file encryption
The .Epor file encryption is a highly advanced algorithm used for encrypting a variety of commonly used digital data. The process of .Epor file encryption typically happens in the background of the system and does not show any visible symptoms that allow its identification.
This is the reason why, in most cases, the victims of ransomware are taken by surprise and hardly can do anything to stop or remove the infection on time. What makes matters worse is that although the virus removal is very critical for your system’s protection, it will typically take additional measures to potentially restore your data from the applied encryption.
Unfortunately, the successful data recovery solutions may not be many. You would usually have to depend on your external backup copies. However, in the removal guide that you can find below, we have also included a separate file recovery section with a range of recommendations which may help you restore some of the sealed information.
We should warn you, though that, that whatever course of action you decide to take, there is no assurance that you can recover entirely from the attack of the ransomware threat. Therefore, we highly recommend that you take measures to protect your PC and data with reliable security software and frequent file backups of the most critical information.
|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||Not Available|
.Epor 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).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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:
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:
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.
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 delete entries not related to the ransomware.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
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 .Epor 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!