Fucku Ransomware Virus Removal (+File Recovery)

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

Ransomware continues to terrorize users with its new versions!

Fucku is the name of a new cryptographic malware variant from the Ransomware type, which deprives users of access of their own files by applying a secret encryption. After completing the encryption process, the infection leaves a ransom message that prompts the victim to buy a special Fucku Ransomware decryptor. Basically, the criminals, who stand behind the Ransomware, offer a decryption service of the affected data in exchange for a generous ransom, which is usually requested in Bitcoins. If you have recently been greeted with a disturbing ransom note on your screen, and the reason for that is Fucku , then, unfortunately, you have fallen victim of the newest type of online blackmail. To deal with such infection and to eventually save some of your data, you should definitely act smart. In the removal guide below we will suggest you an alternative way of handling the malware, so stay with us and carefully read the information that follows. 

Fucku Ransomware Virus

How does Fucku spread and how does it operate?

Security specialists are working hard to break the code of some versions of Ransomware encryptions and to create an alternative decryption tool for some of the cryptoviruses. However, the authors of such malware are constantly releasing updated versions such as Fucku that still cannot be decrypted with third-party tools. Therefore, it is best to learn how to avoid these viruses instead of learning how to deal with them once they infect you. Generally, encrypting malware sneaks secretly into the victims’ computers with the help of some well-camouflaged transmitter. Once inside the system, the virus finds the preset files and encrypts them with a complicated encryption algorithm. Usually, the malicious software adds different file extensions to the targeted files in order to make them unreadable for the system or any kind of software.

Fucku Ransomware Virus 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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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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!
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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Fucku 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!

When the files are encrypted, the threat leaves a text ransom message, where the victims are asked to contact the cyber criminals via the provided email address or a link in order to complete a ransom payment and to obtain a special decryption key, which is usually stored on a remote server. To gain access to the decryption key, the victim must pay a significant amount of money in the form of cryptocurrency. The hackers may try to be very convincing and may promise “free technical support” or some other “extras” for those, who decide to pay. However, leaving aside all these strange promises, it is good to remember that you are dealing with real cyber criminals, so you do not have to follow their orders and support their dirty business. Even if you decide to pay the ransom in exchange for your files, you need to keep in mind that you may not be able to access the decryption key you need or the key might be corrupted. Therefore, we do not recommend following the hacker instructions provided in the ransom file. In addition, the cyber criminals may start threatening you by doubling the ransom in case you do not pay within a short deadline.

What should you do in case of being attacked?

Having Fucku removed as soon as you notice that your files are inaccessible is essential for the safety of your system. Keeping such dangerous Ransomware inside the PC can surely bring even more trouble and system issues. That’s why we suggest you eliminate the infection. More about the removal process we will explain in the next paragraph. But still, remember that removing the virus will not restore your files. To do this, you should use file backups or alternatively, the file-restoration steps, given at the end of this article. If you are not yet infected, make sure your information is kept in a safe place (preferably an external drive or cloud storage) before the cryptovirus has hit your computer.

How to safely remove Fucku ?

Not only is it possible, but it is absolutely necessary to remove the virus from the infected device. Otherwise, your future files may be affected. However, we need to inform you that the uninstallation of Ransomware viruses may be quite problematic at times. These malicious programs may try to block your antivirus program from scanning your system. In this case, you will need to manually handle the virus in order to run your antivirus program. For this, you will find the instructions for manually removing Fucku , prepared by our team of specialists at the end of the article. Also, do not miss to scan your PC with the professional Fucku removal tool, just in case and do not hesitate to send us a message if you have difficulty removing the virus.

SUMMARY:

Name Fucku
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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