[email protected] Ransomware Removal ([email protected] File Recovery) June 2018 Update

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This page aims to help you remove [email protected] Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any [email protected] file can be recovered.

A new malware threat called [email protected]  Ransomware has recently been reported and a lot of users have already gotten their computers infected by it. This particular malicious program belongs to a malware category known as Ransomware. You might have already heard about this type of dangerous software as it is currently one of the worst virtual threats roaming the Internet. Viruses that are categorized as Ransomware are typically used for locking the victim’s personal data files or their whole PC with the purpose of using this as leverage for a ransom request. If the user doesn’t carry out the demanded payment, the hackers behind the attack wouldn’t restore the access to the locked-up files or maybe even to the whole computer system I case this is what has gotten locked up by the virus. If you really wish to protect your computer system from Ransomware infections such as [email protected] Ransomware, you need to be well aware of the different characteristics of this virus class. Below, we will provide you with some important pieces of information regarding the Ransomware category in general and we will also focus on [email protected] Ransomware as it is one of the latest additions to its respective malware family. Make sure to carefully read the following lines and remember the tips and pieces of advice that we are about to give you. 

 

If [email protected] Ransomware has already infiltrated your machine

We understand that many of you have likely come to the article on this page in hopes of finding a way to handle an infection by this nasty Ransomware. If you are one of those individuals whose computer has already been infiltrated by the nasty [email protected] Ransomware, know that we might be able to aid you in this predicament through our removal guide that we have posted down below. The instruction within it might help you manually get rid of the malware piece and maybe even recover you licked-up files. Sadly, we can’t give any guarantee that our guide will be successful for each and every one of you. Despite that, we still strongly recommend you give the guide a try and see if it works in your case. In any case, remember that it is highly inadvisable to go for the ransom payment that the hackers have stated as even after paying the money, you might still find yourself unable to access your files. There are many examples where users have paid the money without getting data restored so bear that in mind.

 

[email protected] 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!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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 [email protected] 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!

Characteristics of a Ransomware cryptovirus

Cryptovirus programs are one of the worst types of Ransomware and unfortunately, [email protected] belongs to this subcategory of Ransomware. What these malicious programs do is they use a complex encryption algorithm through which they lock all files on your PC that belong to certain file formats that your are likely to use often. For instance, various types of document files or video, audio and image files. Since the encryption itself isn’t harmful for your PC’s system, it is highly likely that your machine’s antivirus would not be able to pick up the ongoing Ransomware infection allowing the virus to fully carry out its task. Furthermore, though there could occasionally be certain symptoms such as CPU and RAM spikes or overall slow-down of the computer, in many cases the Ransomware infection would remain absolutely unnoticed by the victim right up until the data has already been sealed and a ransom-demanding note has been generated on the computer’s desktop or inside the directory of the encrypted files. Within the said note, the user is informed about how the money needs to be paid to the hacker so that the latter would supposedly unseal the encrypted documents. As we already mentioned, it is inadvisable to take a hacker’s word for it as nothing can guarantee you that you wouldn’t simply waste your money for nothing if you execute the payment. That is why, trying out alternative solutions (like our guide on this page) is always a good idea and something that we believe you should do in case [email protected] Ransomware has sealed your data files.

The importance of system security and prevention of infections

Sadly, oftentimes fully dealing with a Ransomware infection might not be possible at the particular moment. Many of those viruses are very complex and advanced and oftentimes even experienced professionals might be powerless to do anything about an attack by such a malware program. This is why it is essential that you make sure to keep your machine safe and well protected so that you could avoid the need to fight off a Ransomware attack.

For example, you ought to make sure that you do not interact with any shady content that you see online – suspicious e-mails, fishy-looking ads and online offers, questionable web addresses, etc. Additionally, it is always a good idea to have a strong antivirus tool at your disposal so that it could fight off any backdoor viruses like, for example, Trojan Horses that might carry Ransomware infections. Lastly, do not forget to backup any important data that you might have – copy your important files and save the copies on a separate device/location where no Ransomware would be able to reach them.

SUMMARY:

Name [email protected]
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Strange process in the Task Manager that uses way too much RAM and CPU can help you manually spot the infection.
Distribution Method Malicious web ads, illegal sites, spam messages with attached files, misleading update requests and others.
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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