Fopra Ransomware

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Fopra

Fopra is one of the latest ransomware threats. Fopra belongs to the cryptovirus subcategory of ransomware, meaning that it locks user files using a strong encryption algorithm. 

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There are a lot of types of malware for PC out there and the different types of harmful programs have different uses and abilities. Still, most forms of malicious computer software tend to either target the machine’s system and thus cause harm to it or mess with the computer in some other way. However, the malware category that we are going to be focusing on here works differently than most other types of harmful software.

Ransomware is a rather unique type of PC virus that, instead of trying to damage anything or steal important user information, simply locks the PC or encrypts the files of the targeted victim and leaves them that way until a ransom sum is paid to the hackers who have initiated the attack. The computer or the files do not actually get damaged by most ransomware threats, which is one of the main characteristics of this category of malware. However, though no real harm is inflicted during a ransomware infection, this category of PC viruses are still some of the worst types of malware you could encounter.

There are two main types of ransomware virus program that can get inside your computer. The first and less problematic subcategory is that of the screen-locking ransomware programs. The way they operate is rather simple. All they do is place a big banner that is superimposed on the user’s screen. The banner hides all icons, menus, windows and all other elements of the GUI (Graphical User Interface), thus making them inaccessible and making the PC unusable.

However, as scary as this might sound, if the user manages to remove the virus, the banner will go away and there will be no need to pay anything to the hackers. Generally, the screen-lockers are the less advanced form of ransomware and dealing with them is oftentimes quite manageable as long as the user knows what they are doing.

Sadly, things are different with the other main subtype of ransomware – the cryptoviruses, to which Fopra and Ofww belongs. Below, we will show you how you might be able to deal with this new threat. However, we can’t guarantee success precisely because this category of ransomware is usually highly advanced and oftentimes there aren’t many truly effective methods for dealing with such infections.

The Fopra virus

The Fopra virus uses encryption to seal most of the personal files of the user and keep them that way until the requested sum is paid. This means that if you have personal, professional, academic or any other type of important files on your computer, the Fopra virus will lock them and prevent you from accessing them.

After the encryption has been placed on your files, reverting it will require a special key that only the hackers have. It is this key that they use to blackmail you claiming that they’d send it to you if you pay them the demanded sum. Sadly, although it’s possible to remove the cryptovirus, removing it won’t unlock the files.

Still, it is an important first step towards trying to deal with a virus such as Fopra if you have decided that you won’t pay the ransom. As far as the ransom payment option is concerned, it is typically not the best of ideas to go for that as you can never know if you’d actually get the key from the hackers – there’s a chance you might simply lose your money without recovering your files. This is precisely why we advise you to use the guide above and remove the Fopra and then try to recover some of your data using the suggested methods that we have on our site.

The Fopra file encryption

It’s important to know how to keep your PC safe and secure in the future so that your files are never again affected by the Fopra file encryption. And one of the ways is by keeping away from potential carriers of the Fopra file. 

Fopra File

For instance, you really need to be cautious with the sites you visit, the online content you interact with and what you download (and the sources you use for that). Needless to say, you ought to keep away from any shady web addresses, sketchy looking ads, obscure messages that might be spam, pirated downloads and so on.

Something that many users forget is to back up their important data. This is actually a great way of dealing with any ransomware cryptovirus infection because even if such a virus gets to your PC and locks the files on it, you’d still have your backup copies that are still accessible and you’ll only need to remove the virus from your PC so as to make the computer safe again.

SUMMARY:

NameFopra
TypeRansomware
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Remove Fopra Ransomware


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. 

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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:

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    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

     

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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 Fopra 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!

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    About the author

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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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