File Spider Virus Ransomware Removal (+.Spider File Recovery)

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

The article we are providing for you on our page today is entirely focused on File Spider Virus. This virus is a member of the Ransomware malware category. The term Ransomware encompasses all the malicious programs that are able to encrypt your files or lock up your screen, and it includes Spider. The next stage of the infection with these viruses is to get some disturbing ransom requests. Inside them you may find all the info you need in order to pay the hackers. We have prepared this article with the hope to aid you in successfully coping with this virus. At times it’s possible, however, in most of the cases – it’s not. Simply take a chance and check for yourself.

Spider Ransomware Virus


The ways Ransomware viruses normally act

Provided that we discuss this matter in general –  whatever such malicious programs are set to do, their effects are normally pretty similar, depending on the kind of Ransomware your PC has caught. The initial purpose of this malware is to infiltrate your system, do something illegal and harmful, and require that you pay the criminals behind it for stopping the malicious processes already taking place.

  • When discussing Spider in particular, we have to state that you are facing a contamination, inflicted by the file-encrypting kind of Ransomware. Thus, some of your data gets encrypted by a sophisticated double key, and a ransom is going to be demanded for making that data available again. Generally speaking, such viruses are able to make all the files you really value – totally inaccessible. After this, you are going to be informed about the horrible infection via a ransom-demanding alert, in which the only stated method of setting your files free will be paying the requested ransom.
  • Another horrible infection might occur if you catch a representative of the screen-locking Ransomware. These viruses might be themselves divided into mobile-device targeting ones; and those targeting the screens of desktop PCs. In such a case, no files get lost, just the icons and shortcuts on your desktop/display are made inaccessible, thanks to a huge notification appearing on it and hiding them. Nevertheless, a ransom is going to be demanded either way by the hackers for the safe removal of this irritating banner, and eventually “setting your desktop/ display free”.

File Spider Virus Ransomware Removal



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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



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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.


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.


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:


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.


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!


How to Decrypt Spider 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!

Getting infected by Spider – how is that possible?

Here you are going to get you acquainted with the most likely sources of Ransomware viruses:

  • Unwanted/unexpected emails (and their corresponding attachments): Normally, all kinds of spam emails are the most common Ransomware source. If you get Spider from such an email (or an attachment), it is very likely to have come to your device together with a Trojan virus. The way in which these two malware types help each other is the following explained here: the Trojan serves to aid the Ransomware by exploiting a system/program weakness, and let the latter into the targeted system in the process.
  • Malicious advertisements and requests displayed on your screen: Spider may automatically infect your system provided that the virus is distributed by an infected ad, request or pop-up of any kind, broadcast on your screen. If you click on any such request/ pop-up, even by doing so quite unintentionally, your PC is very likely to become a victim of this malware.

What are you supposed to do if such a horrible infection has taken place? To pay or not to pay the demanded sum of money?

Sadly, there is no correct answer to this question, and you will have to decide on your own. Paying off the hackers gives you no real guarantee your files are going to be freed as a result of that. That is mainly why you shouldn’t finance the harassment activities of the hackers bothering you. Look for other possibilities. One of those is trying out the instructions in the Removal Guide we have designed – they are supposed to be effective in the removal of Spider and perhaps also in the recovery of your encrypted files. Another is to search for a good anti-Ransomware piece of software, even though we do not recommend just downloading such a tool. Benefit from the ones which are tested and proven safe. Furthermore, be extremely careful and prevent your PC from catching such viruses in the future by visiting only web pages with a reliable reputation and regularly backing up all your essential data.


Name Spider
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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