Ransomware

FuxSocy Virus


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This page aims to help you remove the FuxSocy virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any FuxSocy file can be recovered.

FuxSocy

FuxSocy is a malicious program known as Ransomware – a type of malware that restricts access to ones data by encrypting it. FuxSocy demands a ransom from the victim to release the files. 

FuxSocy

The FuxSocy Virus will display this as a message

The virus you are currently dealing with is a particularly harmful computer threat, and, sadly, there aren’t many ways to handle such an infection, and deal with its consequences. This particular piece of malware is a Ransomware cryptovirus, and what it can do is it can restrict the access to the files you keep on the computer. This means that after FuxSocy attacks you, you won’t be able to open any personal files that it has targeted. Typically, this means that all of your text documents, images, video and audio files, spreadsheets, presentations, and a number of other frequently used data formats would get locked up, and there would be no way for you to access them no matter what program you may use to do that.

The FuxSocy Virus

The FuxSocy virus is a harmful program known as Ransomware that targets valuable user data with the aim to make it inaccessible. The FuxSocy virus then forces the users to pay a ransom if they want to unlock the files.

The reason behind the incredible effectiveness of this sort of malicious programs lies in their use of data encryption – this is a process normally used to protect the user’s data. The encryption makes the files inaccessible if the person who’s trying to open them doesn’t have the unique key that corresponds to the specific algorithm that is used to lock the data. In a normal situation, the person whose files have been encrypted would be one possessing the key. Of course, in the case of a Ransomware attack, the people that have the key are the creators of the malware, and hey want the victim to “purchase” it from them by paying a ransom. One thing to keep in mind is that the key is unique for each encryption instance, meaning that you cannot use the key generated for another computer that has gotten attacked by the same virus.

The FuxSocy file extension

The FuxSocy file extension is a special extension that replaces the previous ones of your files. The FuxSocy file extension makes the data to which it is applied unreadable to conventional software.

Needless to say, all this makes the Ransomware category a highly problematic form of malware, and the options for dealing with such an infection are very few. Still, if you are currently struggling with the FuxSocy cryptovirus, you shouldn’t despair that you will never restore your files, and you should pay the ransom a your first course of action. Though it may seem like a “necessary evil”-type of option, it may oftentimes be nothing but a waste of money without any positive results, What we mean by that is the hackers could accept your payment, yet present you with no functional decryption key – they may not have one, they may have one that doesn’t work properly, or they may simply refuse to keep their promise – and in all of those scenarios you would be left with no decryption option. Of course, should that happen, your money wouldn’t get refunded – the hackers would keep it no matter what.

What we advise the people who come here seeking help against a Ransomware infection like FuxSocy is to first try to remove the threat. The guide we have here can help you with that, so you are encouraged to try it out. The removal of the virus opens up the opportunity to try some alternative file-recovery options, and several such options you can find in the second section of the removal manual. We cannot promise that those suggestions will free your files from the FuxSocy encryption, but they are surely worth the shot.

SUMMARY:

Name FuxSocy
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms This Ransomware will typically cause no symptoms and thus remain undetected until it has finished its job of encrypting the user’s files.
Distribution Method Fake adverts, spam letters, phishing pages, Trojan backdoors, and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

FuxSocy 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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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. 

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:

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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

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 FuxSocy 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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