.EV Virus Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

The next passages describe .EV Virus – a Ransomware virus. Ransomware is a version of malware that blackmails the victim users into paying a ransom. Nonetheless, the people themselves are not the real hostages – their valuable data is. Such a virus kind is really terrifying and may truly frighten you. What’s more disturbing is the fact that as soon as Ransomware like .EV Virus encrypts your files, and the ransom alert is generated, pretty much nothing can really be done to stop or undo this malicious process. Hopefully, this article will give you some helpful information about the struggle against the viruses from the Ransomware category.

.EV Virus Ransomware

The other name of online harassment: Ransomware

The programs built on Ransomware are professionals at secretly invading your PC and making your valuable files totally inaccessible to you. Later on, as is typically the case, you are shown a terrifying desktop alert saying that you need to pay a particular amount of money as a ransom in exchange for decrypting your files, or otherwise – they  are going to be lost forever. As far as distribution techniques go, an infection with .EV Virus could happen to you in different ways:

  • Fake contagious online ads (“malvertising”) – this kind of a virus may be automatically caught by clicking on a fake pop-up ad. These ads are normally generated on suspicious websites.
  • Malicious update requests pretending to be generated by your OS – oftentimes the virus may come to you as an update request that resembles the ones your OS normally displays. Actually, not many users can spot the differences between a fake update request and the genuine one. Perhaps that is the reason why this distribution method is especially popular. As soon as you agree to install such a fake update, your PC might get contaminated by .EV Virus.
  • Suspicious emails – these letters may include viruses and could be found both inside your Spam folder and your Inbox. Keep being cautious because they typically come from unfamiliar or shady-looking addresses and senders. As soon as you open such a letter, or follow any link from the inside of it, you may catch the virus.
  • The attachments of the suspicious emails: even those emails’ attachments might be contaminated. Consequently, we do recommend that you absolutely avoid downloading or loading any suspicious email attachments, as in that way you might get infected by this harmful virus. Normally in this case, the Ransomware almost never comes alone – it is sent along with a Trojan horse virus. The Trojan is the instrument used to invade your PC through any vulnerability and sneak the Ransomware in alongside it.

.EV Virus 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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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!
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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 .EV Virus 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!

The process of file encryption:

However your computer has caught .EV Virus, the activities of this virus  after the infection are the following:

  • First of all, all your disks and drives are thoroughly checked for all the files the malware considers worth encoding (the files you usually use).
  • Second of all, a list with all such data is created. After that the encryption with a complex code takes place until the last file from the list gets encrypted.
  • The final step is the broadcasting of the terrifying ransom note. Typically, you receive one which contains payment information, too, and even some additional threats about the future of your files, to make it sound more convincing.

Can such an infection be spotted on time?

Some users have reported finding out about an odd process in their Task Managers. This rarely ever happens, though. Nonetheless, if you do notice such strange activity, simply disconnect your computer from all the networks and turn it off as soon as you can. Perhaps if you do all that on time, you will be able to at least pause the encryption process. Consult an expert for advice about that.

Is it possible for you to deal with such a contamination?

You need to understand that it is really difficult to fight such a malicious infection. No measures from your side will ever guarantee a positive outcome for you. However, there are still a few options you may try before making the decision to pay the ransom. You can try to implement the instructions in the Removal guide below to remove the virus and at least attempt to recover your data from the encryption. Just remember that it will not necessarily work in each and every case. Nevertheless, giving them a try will certainly not cause any further damage.

SUMMARY:

Name .EV Virus
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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