This page aims to help you remove the File .encrypted Virus. These the File .encrypted Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows. A lot of people have been asking us about “.encrypted file recovery”, “.encrypted virüsü” and “.encrypted kurtarma”, showing there is a strong presence of this virus in non-english speaking countries.
Today’s article is about people who have become victims of the recent the File .encrypted Virus ransomware virus. Starting around 2010 ransomware viruses have been growing in popularity and sophistication. Recently released viruses are impossible to decrypt and the payment they blackmail people for is demanded in BitCoins – an untraceable online currency. So far the authorities have been slow to respond to these growing cyber threat and people are left to fend for themselves. In this article you’ll find two methods you can use to restore your files without paying ransom, as well as some basic tips to keep your PC safe. Preventing your computer from becoming infected with ransomware is actually much easier than dealing with it the mayhem it will leave behind.
The File .encrypted Virus – prevention strategy
While there are a number of different ransomware viruses in circulation their biggest difference is usually in the encryption protocol they use – the infection method and the way ransom is demanded tends to be the same.
One way the File .encrypted Virus may have used to get inside your computer is an infected executable or archive file. Running executable files is a risky business, especially if you don’t have a good anti-virus or anti-malware program to back you up. There is no way to know for certain which files are infected, so limit your sources to safe and trusted download sites only. The internet is full of torrent and online storage websites, which can get you any program you need, but the price you pay may be a virus like the File .encrypted Virus. Try to limit yourself to obtaining files only from the official site and its mirrors and always scan for viruses files obtained from other locations.
Spam emails are one of the biggest threats in the virus scene. The spam emails are as old as the internet itself, but some of them have grown to be extremely sophisticated. Not all spam emails are filled with broken English and google translate – some may appear legitimate on first site and lure you to download the infected file or provide a link for you to click that will infect your computer.
Trojan horse viruses are another major threat and should never be overlooked. Essentially most Trojans serve as backdoor used to install other viruses – the Trojan itself is designed to avoid detection from anti-virus programs. One it successfully infects a computer the Trojan will remain invisible and in a dormant state, but it can always be triggered remotely to install the ransomware. The most dangerous Trojans employ root access to your PC, which allows them to suppress the search functions of anti-virus programs. It is a good idea to search your computer for any possible Trojan infection – click on one of the banners to download the program we’ve found to work best and it will scan your computer for free.
How to recover files encrypted by the File .encrypted Virus?
While paying the ransom is one way to do it, it is not recommended for a few reasons:
- You have no guarantee that you’ll actually get what you pay for – you are basically at the mercy of the hackers.
- Any money paid will be used to create new and more dangerous ransomware.
Decrypting your files without the key is impossible, but you can try some alternatives – to restore the deleted originals files. When the virus encrypted your files it did not transform them into the encrypted files you see, it simply created the encrypted files from the originals and then deleted them. Restoring these files is possible with a bit of luck, especially if you react quickly and look for help online, while also avoiding any actions that may lead to filling your HDD with data. You’ll find the detailed instructions on how to restore your files in the removal guide below.
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Remove File .encrypted Virus
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. the File .encrypted Virus may have hidden some of its files.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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!
How to Decrypt files infected with the File .encrypted 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.
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 long list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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